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Saturday 28th May & Monday 30th May - Saturday 4th June from 11am  Suitable for allA mask, a frame and your best super hero stance.  Send your pictures to @riverfrontarts #superselfiesThere will be frames, masks to create and colour and then participants will take pictures and upload to Riverfront. There is no charge and no need to book – JUST COME ALONG!!!
Super Selfies (All Ages)

Saturday 28th May & Monday 30th May - Saturday 4th June from 11am

 

Suitable for all

A mask, a frame and your best super hero stance. 

Send your pictures to @riverfrontarts #superselfies

There will be frames, masks to create and colour and then participants will take pictures and upload to Riverfront.

 

There is no charge and no need to book – JUST COME ALONG!!!

30/05/2016 to 04/06/2016
**Join us for this half term treat** Monday 30th May at 11.30am & 2pmTuesday 31st May at 10am, 12pm & 2pmWednesday 1st June at 3pmThursday 2nd – Saturday 4th June at 10am, 12pm & 2pm Tickets - £2.502016, USA, 92 minsDirector: Walt BeckerStarring: Jason Lee, Jesica Ahlberg, Josh GreenThrough a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami... and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.Pre-booking is recommended 
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (U) ALL SEATS £2.50

**Join us for this half term treat**

 

Monday 30th May at 11.30am & 2pm
Tuesday 31
st
May at 10am, 12pm & 2pm
Wednesday 1
st
June at 3pm
Thursday 2
nd – Saturday 4th June at 10am, 12pm & 2pm

 

Tickets - £2.50

2016, USA, 92 mins
Director:
Walt Becker

Starring:
Jason Lee, Jesica Ahlberg, Josh Green

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami... and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.

Pre-booking is recommended

 

31/05/2016 to 04/06/2016
Tuesday 31st May from 10.30am – 12pmTutor Naz SyedSuitable for children 6 – 11 yearsSew a Super Hero Mask! Join us for a junior stitching and crafting session to create your own decorative superhero mask. There's no limits to your imagination! Create a super furry cat girl mask, an action packed super boy style or something in between. Places are £5 per child
Superhero Arts (Ages 6-11)

Tuesday 31st May from 10.30am – 12pm

Tutor Naz Syed

Suitable for children 6 – 11 years

Sew a Super Hero Mask!

 

Join us for a junior stitching and crafting session to create your own decorative superhero mask. There's no limits to your imagination! Create a super furry cat girl mask, an action packed super boy style or something in between.

 

Places are £5 per child

31/05/2016 10:30
Saturday 4th June from 11am – 3pm and every Tuesday from 12 midday - 2pmOpen to allFamily Fun planting seeds and creating crafty flowers.As part of Newport Seedling Project this is a free drop in family event where you have the opportunity to plant a seed and create some arty flowers. This activity is funded as part of the Grow Wild Project.There is no charge and no need to book –JUST COME ALONG!!!
GROW WILD: The City Seedlings

Saturday 4th June from 11am – 3pm and every Tuesday from 12 midday - 2pm

Open to all

Family Fun planting seeds and creating crafty flowers.

As part of Newport Seedling Project this is a free drop in family event where you have the opportunity to plant a seed and create some arty flowers. This activity is funded as part of the Grow Wild Project.

There is no charge and no need to book –JUST COME ALONG!!!

31/05/2016 to 25/10/2016
**Join us for this half term treat** Tickets - £2.50 Tuesday 31st May at 4pm & 7pmWednesday 1st June at 7pmThursday 2nd – Saturday 4th June at 4pm & 7pm 2016, USA, 151 minsDirector: Zack SnyderStarring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy AdamsFearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. Pre-booking is recommended
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (12A) ALL SEATS £2.50

**Join us for this half term treat**

 Tickets - £2.50

 

Tuesday 31st May at 4pm & 7pm
Wednesday 1st June at 7pm
Thursday 2
nd – Saturday 4th June at 4pm & 7pm

 

2016, USA, 151 mins
Director:
Zack Snyder

Starring:
Ben Affleck, ,

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Pre-booking is recommended

31/05/2016 to 04/06/2016
Wednesday 1stJune from 9.30am – 12.30pmSuitable for children 7 years and over An interactive workshop designed for those who enjoy all things gadget, including stop motion animation, sphero, lego and more. All Ipad’s supplied. Places are £10 per child
Gadget Camp (Ages 7+)

Wednesday 1stJune from 9.30am – 12.30pm

Suitable for children 7 years and over 

An interactive workshop designed for those who enjoy all things gadget, including stop motion animation, sphero, lego and more. All Ipad’s supplied.

 

Places are £10 per child

01/06/2016 09:30
Friday 3rd June from 10am – 12pmSuitable for children 8 years and overLearn Juggling, stilt walking, unicycling, diablo, poi and staff spinning, tightrope and more. Open to all abilities.Places are £3.50 per child    
Circus Skills Workshop (Ages 8+)

Friday 3rd June from 10am – 12pm

Suitable for children 8 years and over

Learn Juggling, stilt walking, unicycling, diablo, poi and staff spinning, tightrope and more. Open to all abilities.

Places are £3.50 per child

 

 

 

 

03/06/2016 10:00
Monday 6th June at 7.45pmTuesday 7th June at 7.45pm 2016, USA, 106 minsDirector: Ethan Coen & Joel CoenStarring: George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh BrolinA Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.
Hail Caesar! (12A)

Monday 6th June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 7
th
June at 7.45pm



2016, USA, 106 mins
Director:
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Starring:
George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin

A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

06/06/2016 to 07/06/2016
Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th & Friday 10th June at 7.45pmTickets - £12.50, concessions - £10.50A tenacious boy from the Edwardian docks idolises Houdini and commits himself to a life of magic, but the harsh reality of working class life in Edwardian Britain gets in the way. As he matures our boy finds himself an integral part of the most terrifying events of British industrial history and his personal journey intersects with the great showman himself. With his hero’s guidance, he fights in the mud and the filth, against the irrepressible tide of responsibility, to balance childhood folly and humanity with the cynicism of adulthood. A play of hope and magic!Since winning 'Best Actor' in the Wales Theatre Awards 2015, Flying Bridge Theatre are touring their hit show, A Regular Little Houdini, around Great Britain and America. We are very pleased to be presenting this show again which has a very special significance to Newport, telling the story of the town and it's history. We are delighted that audiences around the world are responding as enthusiastically to this beautiful story as we are here. Don't miss it!
A REGULAR LITTLE HOUDINI: Flying Bridge Company

Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th & Friday 10th June at 7.45pm

Tickets - £12.50, concessions - £10.50

A tenacious boy from the Edwardian docks idolises Houdini and commits himself to a life of magic, but the harsh reality of working class life in Edwardian Britain gets in the way. As he matures our boy finds himself an integral part of the most terrifying events of British industrial history and his personal journey intersects with the great showman himself. With his hero’s guidance, he fights in the mud and the filth, against the irrepressible tide of responsibility, to balance childhood folly and humanity with the cynicism of adulthood. A play of hope and magic!

Since winning 'Best Actor' in the Wales Theatre Awards 2015, Flying Bridge Theatre are touring their hit show, A Regular Little Houdini, around Great Britain and America. We are very pleased to be presenting this show again which has a very special significance to Newport, telling the story of the town and it's history. We are delighted that audiences around the world are responding as enthusiastically to this beautiful story as we are here. Don't miss it!


08/06/2016 to 10/06/2016
Sinfonia Cymru: The Freddie Mercury Project Directed by Vlad MaistoroviciSunday 12 June, 3pmTickets: £16.50, £12.50, Under 27s £5.50 and Family Ticket £47The Freddie Mercury Project: classic Queen songs reimagined for a 23-piece chamber orchestra.Freddie Mercury. Icon. Innovator. Musical maverick. Cultural legend.In this exciting collaboration, leading Welsh chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru commissioned internationally acclaimed composer and violinist Vlad Maistorovici to create Queen Concertante, new arrangements of iconic Queen songs including We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen and Bijou. Upbeat and stirring, this is your chance to experience Freddie Mercury’s brilliant original compositions played with passion by a live 23-piece chamber orchestra.Maverick composer-performer Vlad Maistorovici takes on three roles in The Freddie Mercury Project: conductor, violin soloist and composer. One of the most exciting artists of his generation to emerge from Romania, he performs internationally as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in repertoire ranging from classical to modern. His compositions have been championed by world-class orchestras and artists.Innovative orchestra meets musical icon.The Freddie Mercury Project: Caneuon clasurol Queen wedi’u hailddychmygu ar gyfer cerddorfa siambr 23 darn.Freddie Mercury.  Eicon.  Arloeswr.  Cerddor unigryw.  Arwr diwylliannol. Yn y cydweithrediad cyffrous hwn, mae’r gerddorfa siambr flaenllaw Sinfonia Cymru wedi comisiynu’r cyfansoddwr a’r feiolinydd mawr ei glod yn rhyngwladol, sef Vlad Maistorovici, i greu Queen Concertante, sef trefniannau newydd o ganeuon eiconig Queen gan gynnwys We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody a Killer Queen. Yn egnïol a chynhyrfus, dyma’ch cyfle i brofi cyfansoddiadau gwreiddiol gwych Freddie Mercury wedi’u chwarae ag angerdd gan gerddorfa siambr 23 darn fyw.Mae’r cyfansoddwr-berfformiwr unigryw Vlad Maistorovici yn ymgymryd â thair rôl ym Mhrosiect Freddie Mercury: arweinydd, unawdwr feiolin a chyfansoddwr. Ac yntau’n un o’r artistiaid mwyaf cyffrous yn ei genhedlaeth i ddod o Romania, mae’n perfformio’n rhyngwladol fel unawdwr, datgeiniad a cherddor siambr mewn repertoire sy’n amrywio o’r clasurol i’r modern. Mae ei gyfansoddiadau wedi cael eu chwarae gan gerddorfeydd ac artistiaid o safon fyd-eang.Cerddorfa arloesol ac eicon cerddorol yn cyfuno.     
SINFONIA CYMRU: The Freddie Mercury Project

Sinfonia Cymru: The Freddie Mercury Project 

Directed by Vlad Maistorovici

Sunday 12 June, 3pm

Tickets: £16.50, £12.50, Under 27s £5.50 and Family Ticket £47


The Freddie Mercury Project: classic Queen songs reimagined for a 23-piece chamber orchestra.

Freddie Mercury. Icon. Innovator. Musical maverick. Cultural legend.

In this exciting collaboration, leading Welsh chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru commissioned internationally acclaimed composer and violinist Vlad Maistorovici to create Queen Concertante, new arrangements of iconic Queen songs including We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen and Bijou. Upbeat and stirring, this is your chance to experience Freddie Mercury’s brilliant original compositions played with passion by a live 23-piece chamber orchestra.

Maverick composer-performer Vlad Maistorovici takes on three roles in The Freddie Mercury Project: conductor, violin soloist and composer. One of the most exciting artists of his generation to emerge from Romania, he performs internationally as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in repertoire ranging from classical to modern. His compositions have been championed by world-class orchestras and artists.

Innovative orchestra meets musical icon.

The Freddie Mercury Project: Caneuon clasurol Queen wedi’u hailddychmygu ar gyfer cerddorfa siambr 23 darn.

Freddie Mercury.  Eicon.  Arloeswr.  Cerddor unigryw.  Arwr diwylliannol. 

Yn y cydweithrediad cyffrous hwn, mae’r gerddorfa siambr flaenllaw Sinfonia Cymru wedi comisiynu’r cyfansoddwr a’r feiolinydd mawr ei glod yn rhyngwladol, sef Vlad Maistorovici, i greu Queen Concertante, sef trefniannau newydd o ganeuon eiconig Queen gan gynnwys We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody a Killer Queen. Yn egnïol a chynhyrfus, dyma’ch cyfle i brofi cyfansoddiadau gwreiddiol gwych Freddie Mercury wedi’u chwarae ag angerdd gan gerddorfa siambr 23 darn fyw.

Mae’r cyfansoddwr-berfformiwr unigryw Vlad Maistorovici yn ymgymryd â thair rôl ym Mhrosiect Freddie Mercury: arweinydd, unawdwr feiolin a chyfansoddwr. Ac yntau’n un o’r artistiaid mwyaf cyffrous yn ei genhedlaeth i ddod o Romania, mae’n perfformio’n rhyngwladol fel unawdwr, datgeiniad a cherddor siambr mewn repertoire sy’n amrywio o’r clasurol i’r modern. Mae ei gyfansoddiadau wedi cael eu chwarae gan gerddorfeydd ac artistiaid o safon fyd-eang.

Cerddorfa arloesol ac eicon cerddorol yn cyfuno.     

12/06/2016 15:00
Monday 13th June at 7.45pmTuesday 14th June at 7.45pm 2016, UK, 106 minsDirector: Dexter FletcherStarring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom CostelloThe story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Eddie the Eagle (PG)

Monday 13th June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 14
th
June at 7.45pm



2016, UK, 106 mins
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Starring:
Taron Egerton,
,

The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

13/06/2016 to 14/06/2016
Friday 17th June at 7.45pm Tickets - £12.50, concessions - £10.50The family’s favourite funnyman (and occasional disco dancer) is on tour across the UK with his brand new stand-up show ‘The Disco Years!  Charged by Patrick’s memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain, this is a laugh out loud show that is both thoughtful and smart as well as brilliantly silly!His many TV appearances include getting his feet wet on ITV’s ‘Splash!’ and appearing alongside the legendary Dame Edna Everage on ‘Celebrity Squares’! ‘Fake Reaction’ (ITV) ‘Man Up’ (Fox) ‘Not The One Show’ (London Live) ‘Comedy Annual’ (ITV1) ‘Daybreak’ (ITV1) ‘Loose Women’ (ITV1) ‘The Wright Stuff’ (C5) host of ‘Jongleurs Live!’ (Sky) and ‘12 Again’ (CBBC/BBC2). In 2012 he took part in Let’s Dance for Sports Relief on BBC, won Best Newcomer at the Loaded LAFTA Awards and Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award for his hit show ‘Hug Me I Feel Good’. Patrick was the winner of the 2011 ITV1 series 'Show Me The Funny' which led to the release of his debut DVD 'Patrick Monahan Live' (2 Entertain). He is also a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs and in addition to this he is in huge demand on the corporate circuit as an after dinner speaker and awards host. In addition to this Patrick is a keen runner and fundraises for the charity Zoe’s Place – this year he ran his 2nd London Marathon and he has run 3 Great North Runs! ‘A spellbinding narrative… delightful, impressive and very funny… if it is possible to make Monahan audiences love their boy more than they already do, then this is the show that will do it’.THE SCOTSMAN ✭✭✭✭AUGUST 2015 
PATRICK MONAHAN (Ages 16+)

Friday 17th June at 7.45pm

 

Tickets - £12.50, concessions - £10.50

The family’s favourite funnyman (and occasional disco dancer) is on tour across the UK with his brand new stand-up show ‘The Disco Years!  Charged by Patrick’s memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain, this is a laugh out loud show that is both thoughtful and smart as well as brilliantly silly!

His many TV appearances include getting his feet wet on ITV’s ‘Splash!’ and appearing alongside the legendary Dame Edna Everage on ‘Celebrity Squares’! ‘Fake Reaction’ (ITV) ‘Man Up’ (Fox) ‘Not The One Show’ (London Live) ‘Comedy Annual’ (ITV1) ‘Daybreak’ (ITV1) ‘Loose Women’ (ITV1) ‘The Wright Stuff’ (C5) host of ‘Jongleurs Live!’ (Sky) and ‘12 Again’ (CBBC/BBC2). In 2012 he took part in Let’s Dance for Sports Relief on BBC, won Best Newcomer at the Loaded LAFTA Awards and Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award for his hit show ‘Hug Me I Feel Good’.

Patrick was the winner of the 2011 ITV1 series 'Show Me The Funny' which led to the release of his debut DVD 'Patrick Monahan Live' (2 Entertain). He is also a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs and in addition to this he is in huge demand on the corporate circuit as an after dinner speaker and awards host. In addition to this Patrick is a keen runner and fundraises for the charity Zoe’s Place – this year he ran his 2nd London Marathon and he has run 3 Great North Runs!

‘A spellbinding narrative… delightful, impressive and very funny… if it is possible to make Monahan audiences love their boy more than they already do, then this is the show that will do it’.
THE SCOTSMAN ✭✭✭✭AUGUST 2015
 


17/06/2016 19:45
Saturday 18th June at 6.30pmTickets - £13.50Charlotte May Academy presents a dazzling show filled with a variety of styles. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, acrobatics and musical theatre.
CHARLOTTE MAY ACADEMY PRESENTS RHAPSODY

Saturday 18th June at 6.30pm

Tickets - £13.50

Charlotte May Academy presents a dazzling show filled with a variety of styles. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, acrobatics and musical theatre.

18/06/2016 18:30
Saturday 18th June at 8pmTickets - £3.50The Riverfront welcomes La Forme to the first ever Live @ The BasementLa Forme are a three piece electronic/alternative pop band from Newport but with a European sentimentality. Imagine a ruddy faced dock worker reading Camus while idly picking out notes on a synth.La Forme beat off stiff competition to win support from the Horizons/ Gorwelion Launchpad Scheme. Horizons/ Gorwelion is a scheme (delivered by BBC Cymru Wales in partnership with Arts Council Wales) to develop new, independent contemporary music in Wales. The aim of the scheme is to support and promote emerging Welsh music talent to new and wider audiences.Support Act: Sous Les PavesSous Les Paves are a South Wales based bass and drums duo who combine elements of  electronica  , jazz, noise, experimental rock and ambient music styles.  Our intention is nothing less than total subversion of the spectacle via a startling synthesis of off kilter meters, emergent, melodies, instrumental intensity and swirling layers of loops, synths and samples.
LA FORME - Live @ The Basement

Saturday 18th June at 8pm

Tickets - £3.50

The Riverfront welcomes La Forme to the first ever Live @ The Basement

La Forme are a three piece electronic/alternative pop band from Newport but with a European sentimentality. Imagine a ruddy faced dock worker reading Camus while idly picking out notes on a synth.

La Forme beat off stiff competition to win support from the Horizons/ Gorwelion Launchpad Scheme. Horizons/ Gorwelion is a scheme (delivered by BBC Cymru Wales in partnership with Arts Council Wales) to develop new, independent contemporary music in Wales. The aim of the scheme is to support and promote emerging Welsh music talent to new and wider audiences.

Support Act: Sous Les Paves

Sous Les Paves are a South Wales based bass and drums duo who combine elements of  electronica  , jazz, noise, experimental rock and ambient music styles.  Our intention is nothing less than total subversion of the spectacle via a startling synthesis of off kilter meters, emergent, melodies, instrumental intensity and swirling layers of loops, synths and samples.

18/06/2016 20:00
Monday 20th June at 7.45pmTuesday 21st June at 7.45pm 2016, UK, 108 minsDirector: Matt BrownStarring: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Toby JonesGrowing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
The Man Who Knew Infinity (12A)

Monday 20th June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 21st June at 7.45pm



2016, UK, 108 mins
Director:
Matt Brown
Starring:
Dev Patel, ,

Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

20/06/2016 to 21/06/2016
Friday 27 MayDoors open at 7.45pmFirst act at 8.15pmSponsored by AdmiralBring your colleagues and bring your friends for a shed load of laughs! This relaxed cabaret-style comedy club on the last Friday of the month offers you the chance to enjoy a drink and sit back and relax, with three professional comedians ready to entertain you. Previous acts have included Alan Carr, Michael McIntyre, Lucy Porter, Nick Helm, Russell Kane and many more.Joel DommettAs one of the fastest rising stars on the UK comedy circuit, Joel Dommett has worked on the hugely successful Impractical Jokers (BBC3) and How To Survive a Disaster Movie (Channel 5), as well as performing stand up on Russell Howard’s Good News. Manically funny and delightfully charming, he’s sure to get you giggling.Stu GoldsmithStreet-performer and seasoned stand-up comedian Stu Goldsmith is a great addition to our Comedy Shed line-up. Sparkling with effortless charisma and quick-fire timing, Goldsmith is internationally recognised as an “expert stand-up” (Sunday Times), with TV warm-up credits that include Miranda, Coming of Age, The Stephen K Amos Show and many more.Joe BorA regular TV warm-up for Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Graham Norton Show, Joe Bor is a top-notch character comedian, actor and writer whose easy and engaging stand-up is perfect Friday night entertainment.  £12.50postage charges applyThe comedians that appear in Comedy Shed are provided by Off the Kerb and are sometimes replaced at the last minute without any notification. They are, however, all professional comedians on the stand-up circuit.Comedy Shed is Sponsored by   Videos may contain strong language or adult themes    
COMEDY SHED

Friday 27 May
Doors open at 7.45pm
First act at 8.15pm

Sponsored by Admiral

Bring your colleagues and bring your friends for a shed load of laughs!

This relaxed cabaret-style comedy club on the last Friday of the month offers you the chance to enjoy a drink and sit back and relax, with three professional comedians ready to entertain you. Previous acts have included Alan Carr, Michael McIntyre, Lucy Porter, Nick Helm, Russell Kane and many more.


Joel Dommett

As one of the fastest rising stars on the UK comedy circuit, Joel Dommett has worked on the hugely successful Impractical Jokers (BBC3) and How To Survive a Disaster Movie (Channel 5), as well as performing stand up on Russell Howard’s Good News. Manically funny and delightfully charming, he’s sure to get you giggling.


Stu Goldsmith


Street-performer and seasoned stand-up comedian Stu Goldsmith is a great addition to our Comedy Shed line-up. Sparkling with effortless charisma and quick-fire timing, Goldsmith is internationally recognised as an “expert stand-up” (Sunday Times), with TV warm-up credits that include Miranda, Coming of Age, The Stephen K Amos Show and many more.

Joe Bor

A regular TV warm-up for Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Graham Norton Show, Joe Bor is a top-notch character comedian, actor and writer whose easy and engaging stand-up is perfect Friday night entertainment.

 


 

£12.50
postage charges apply

The comedians that appear in Comedy Shed are provided by Off the Kerb and are sometimes replaced at the last minute without any notification. They are, however, all professional comedians on the stand-up circuit.

Comedy Shed is Sponsored by

Admiral

Videos may contain strong language or adult themes


 

 

 

 



24/06/2016 to 16/12/2016
Saturday 25th June at 11amTickets - £5.50, concessions - £4.50, Family of 4 - £15Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for baby and you. Hosted in inspiring venuesacross London and the South East, Bach to Baby brings outstanding musicians from the top concert stages to perform for families right on their doorsteps. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while parents get to hear great musicians with their young babes in tow. Bach to Baby believes children can enjoy exceptional classical music from their very earliest moments.Bach to Baby now presents monthly concerts in over 45 venues across London, Surrey, Kent,Thames Valley and Essex, with special events at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace and the Royal Albert Hall. We are delighted to present Bach to Baby for the very first time in Wales, at the Lower Machen Festival. THE BARD IN BRASSCelebrating Shakespeare’s 400th Birthday Featuring Andrew Kershaw, tuba, ophicleide,serpent and more!Meet the slithery serpent and tottering tuba of Shakespeare’s era. Embark with us on a daring quest to trace the brassy Bard’s musical legacy from Ophelia to Ophicleide! ‘If music be the food of love, play on!’
FROM BACH TO BABY - SHAKESPEARE 400 Lower Machen Festival

Saturday 25th June at 11am

Tickets - £5.50, concessions - £4.50, Family of 4 - £15

Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for baby and you.

Hosted in inspiring venuesacross London and the South East, Bach to Baby brings outstanding musicians from the top concert stages to perform for families right on their doorsteps.

 

Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while parents get to hear great musicians with their young babes in tow. Bach to Baby believes children can enjoy exceptional classical music from their very earliest moments.

Bach to Baby now presents monthly concerts in over 45 venues across London, Surrey, Kent,Thames Valley and Essex, with special events at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace and the Royal Albert Hall. We are delighted to present Bach to Baby for the very first time in Wales, at the Lower Machen Festival.

 

THE BARD IN BRASS

Celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th Birthday Featuring Andrew Kershaw, tuba, ophicleide,

serpent and more!

Meet the slithery serpent and tottering tuba of Shakespeare’s era. Embark with us on a daring quest to trace the brassy Bard’s musical legacy from Ophelia to Ophicleide!

‘If music be the food of love, play on!’

25/06/2016 11:00
Monday 27th June at 7.45pmTuesday 28th June at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm 2016, USA, 110 minsDirector: Stephen FrearsStarring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca FergusonThe story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Florence Foster Jenkins (PG)

Monday 27th June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 28
th
June at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm



2016, USA, 110 mins
Director:
Stephen Frears

Starring:
Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

27/06/2016 to 28/06/2016
7pm - 9pm in the Recording StudioHeld on:Tuesday 26th AprilTuesday 24th MayTuesday 28th JuneTuesday 19th July  Mc's will freestyle or rap their written verses to the beats the DJ will be spinning Beat makers and producers are welcome to bring along there beats also. Special guests will be present from time to time, you never know who will be watching.
Hip Hop & Grime Cyphers

7pm - 9pm in the Recording Studio

Held on:

Tuesday 26th April

Tuesday 24th May

Tuesday 28th June

Tuesday 19th July  

Mc's will freestyle or rap their written verses to the beats the DJ will be spinning 

Beat makers and producers are welcome to bring along there beats also.

 

Special guests will be present from time to time, you never know who will be watching.

28/06/2016 to 19/07/2016
FAMILY STREET THEATRE FESTIVALSaturday 16th & Sunday 17th JulyJoin us for two jam packed days of free family street theatre in the heart of Newport this summer.We have the biggest and (loudest) line ups of outdoor street theatre to have ever hit Newport with over 50 free shows and performances. From slapstick comedy, high wire circus, puppetry to acrobatics, there’s sure to be something to keep all entertained!On top of the free programme, there are a host of workshops and activities for little ones through to grown ups, as well as a sprinkling of live music.A big Thank You to our new sponsors Friars Walk, Western Power and Tidal Lagoon Power, welcome to the show!Find out more about the whole line up at www.bigsplashnewport.com
BIG SPLASH 2016

FAMILY STREET THEATRE FESTIVAL

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July

Join us for two jam packed days of free family street theatre in the heart of Newport this summer.

We have the biggest and (loudest) line ups of outdoor street theatre to have ever hit Newport with over 50 free shows and performances. From slapstick comedy, high wire circus, puppetry to acrobatics, there’s sure to be something to keep all entertained!

On top of the free programme, there are a host of workshops and activities for little ones through to grown ups, as well as a sprinkling of live music.

A big Thank You to our new sponsors Friars Walk, Western Power and Tidal Lagoon Power, welcome to the show!

Find out more about the whole line up at www.bigsplashnewport.com

16/07/2016 to 17/07/2016
Monday 18th July at 7.45pmTuesday 19th July at 7.45pm 2016, Hungary, 107 minsDirector: Laszlo NemesStarring: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs RechnIn the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.In Hungarian with English subtitles.
Son of Saul (15)

Monday 18th July at 7.45pm
Tuesday 19
th
July at 7.45pm


2016, Hungary, 107 mins
Director: Laszlo Nemes

Starring:
Géza Röhrig, ,

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.

In Hungarian with English subtitles.

18/07/2016 to 19/07/2016
Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm Tickets - £25.50The Miss Universe Great Britain 2016 final will select the woman to represent Great Britain at the next Miss Universe. The top beauties in British pageantry from England, Scotland and Wales will take to the stage in three catwalk rounds celebrating the strength and beauty of femininity.Doors open 7pmShow starts 7.30pmShow closes 11pmIt is a family show suitable for all ages. Under 5s go free. www.missuniversegb.co.uk
MISS UNIVERSE GREAT BRITAIN 2016 GRAND FINAL (Doors 7pm)

Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25.50

The Miss Universe Great Britain 2016 final will select the woman to represent Great Britain at the next Miss Universe. The top beauties in British pageantry from England, Scotland and Wales will take to the stage in three catwalk rounds celebrating the strength and beauty of femininity.

Doors open 7pm

Show starts 7.30pm

Show closes 11pm

It is a family show suitable for all ages. Under 5s go free.

 

www.missuniversegb.co.uk

23/07/2016 19:30
Wednesday 3rd August at Newport CentreDoors open at 7pmSupport from 7.30pmMain act approximately 8.30pmTickets - £29.50Fees – there is a £1.50 fee per transaction for card bookings, including online. If you would like your tickets posted there is an additional .70p charge.
DE LA SOUL (Doors 7pm)

Wednesday 3rd August at Newport Centre

Doors open at 7pm

Support from 7.30pm

Main act approximately 8.30pm

Tickets - £29.50

Fees – there is a £1.50 fee per transaction for card bookings, including online. If you would like your tickets posted there is an additional .70p charge.

03/08/2016 19:30
www.rawffest.wales The Thursday to Sunday pass is £50 per person and includes accommodation at Newport City Campus halls of residence. This pass will get you:Access to the evening performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.Access to the wide range of performances and scratch events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Priority access to workshops on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (subject to availability – you will need to sign up once the detailed schedule is published)Free accommodation at nearby student campus: individual rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom (subject to availability)Free lunch and dinner – basic but wholesome food. You must inform us of any dietary restrictions when you book – email andrew.irving@newportlive.co.uk  You must be over 18 years of age to buy this pass as the accommodation will not be chaperoned.  The £50 pass is designed for organised groups e.g. a youth theatre group, an art group, bands. Each group will need a designated leader (aged 21 or over) who will need to make the booking and accompany the group.For further information please contact andrew.irving@newportlive.co.uk
RAWFFEST GWYLGRAI Thu - Sun pass (18+) includes accomodation

www.rawffest.wales

The Thursday to Sunday pass is £50 per person and includes accommodation at Newport City Campus halls of residence.

This pass will get you:

Access to the evening performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Access to the wide range of performances and scratch events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Priority access to workshops on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (subject to availability – you will need to sign up once the detailed schedule is published)

Free accommodation at nearby student campus: individual rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom (subject to availability)

Free lunch and dinner – basic but wholesome food. You must inform us of any dietary restrictions when you book – email andrew.irving@newportlive.co.uk

 

You must be over 18 years of age to buy this pass as the accommodation will not be chaperoned.

 

The £50 pass is designed for organised groups e.g. a youth theatre group, an art group, bands.

Each group will need a designated leader (aged 21 or over) who will need to make the booking and accompany the group.

For further information please contact andrew.irving@newportlive.co.uk

18/08/2016 17:00
Tuesday 13 September, 7.45pmCharles Hawtrey was one of the leading lights of the Carry On film franchise.Bubbly, energetic and extremely funny Hawtrey was one of the best known comedy actors of the 40s, 50s and 60s but as his career waned so his behaviour became more drunken, promiscuous and eccentric losing him many friends in an age when male homosexuality in Britain was illegal and punishable by a prison sentence.See him in this one-man show as he regales stories of 50 years in the film industry working with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and starring in films including The Ghost of St Michael’s, Passport to Pimlico and a total of 21 Carry Ons. Hear of his hilarious run-ins with Kenneth Williams and his disdain of the Carry On producers as well as a complex relationship with his senile mother.Oh Hello! first opened at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven in November 2014, receiving a standing ovation at every performance. It has since gone on to perform at venues across Wales Cardiff and Assembly Hall, Edinburgh at the 2015 Fringe Festival. Written by Dave Ainsworth, directed by Peter Doran and performed by Jamie Rees the show has sold out every one of its performances so far, receiving four and five star reviews along the way and a prestigious Laurel Award at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.“Dave Ainsworth’s hit fringe tribute... Jamie Rees‘ finely tuned, sensitive performance...”- Daily Mail‘Incredibly skillful performance from Jamie Rees’.- Sunday Express“By turns bitchy, vulnerable and lonely, Rees’ Hawtrey rants with an ever present drink in hand... Sold out for the rest of its run, Carry On queueing for returns...”- The Scotsman“A tour-de-force performance by Jamie Rees captures the complex eccentricities of a comedy hero in this affectionate one-man portrait of Carry On star Charles Hawtrey.”- Chortle
OH HELLO!
Tuesday 13 September, 7.45pm

Charles Hawtrey was one of the leading lights of the Carry On film franchise.

Bubbly, energetic and extremely funny Hawtrey was one of the best known comedy actors of the 40s, 50s and 60s but as his career waned so his behaviour became more drunken, promiscuous and eccentric losing him many friends in an age when male homosexuality in Britain was illegal and punishable by a prison sentence.

See him in this one-man show as he regales stories of 50 years in the film industry working with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and starring in films including The Ghost of St Michael’s, Passport to Pimlico and a total of 21 Carry Ons. Hear of his hilarious run-ins with Kenneth Williams and his disdain of the Carry On producers as well as a complex relationship with his senile mother.

Oh Hello! first opened at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven in November 2014, receiving a standing ovation at every performance. It has since gone on to perform at venues across Wales Cardiff and Assembly Hall, Edinburgh at the 2015 Fringe Festival. Written by Dave Ainsworth, directed by Peter Doran and performed by Jamie Rees the show has sold out every one of its performances so far, receiving four and five star reviews along the way and a prestigious Laurel Award at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

“Dave Ainsworth’s hit fringe tribute... Jamie Rees‘ finely tuned, sensitive performance...”
- Daily Mail

‘Incredibly skillful performance from Jamie Rees’.
- Sunday Express

“By turns bitchy, vulnerable and lonely, Rees’ Hawtrey rants with an ever present drink in hand... Sold out for the rest of its run, Carry On queueing for returns...”
- The Scotsman

“A tour-de-force performance by Jamie Rees captures the complex eccentricities of a comedy hero in this affectionate one-man portrait of Carry On star Charles Hawtrey.”
- Chortle
13/09/2016 19:45
Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 September, 7.45pmHEFIN knows he’s adopted - just not where from.JAY’s felt hiraeth for fifteen years. What the f*** is 'hiraeth'? This dynamic, bilingual play in English & Welsh from award-winning playwright Alun Saunders is the story of two brothers, raised apart in separate families and different languages. With animated surtitles in both languages, this a truly accessible and exciting production of a funny and moving play. Winner, Best Playwright in the the English Language - Wales Theatre Awards A Neontopia & Wales Millennium Centre co-production, in association with The Other Room and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, supported by the Arts Council of Wales.Ma’ HEFIN yn ymwybodol ei fod wedi’i fabwysiadu - ond nid eto o ble.Ma’ JAY wedi teimlo hiraeth ers pymtheng mlynedd. But what the f*** is ‘hiraeth’?Dyma ddrama deinamig, doniol a theimladwy mewn dwy iaith gan Alun Saunders, ennillydd Gwobr Theatr Cymru am Ddramodydd Gorau yn yr Iaith Saesneg; stori HEFIN a JAY, dau frawd a fagwyd ar wahan gan deuluoedd ac ieithoedd gwahanol.“Dyma waith ffraeth ac atyniadol gan awdur newydd  sy’n sicr yn werth ei weld”- Lowri Haf CookeCyd-gynhyrchiad Neontopia a Chanolfan Mileniwm Cymru, mewn cydweithrediad â The Other Room a Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, a gefnogwyd gan Gyngor Celfyd-dydau Cymru.
A GOOD CLEAN HEART (Age Guide 14+)
Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 September, 7.45pm

HEFIN knows he’s adopted - just not where from.
JAY’s felt hiraeth for fifteen years. What the f*** is 'hiraeth'?
 
This dynamic, bilingual play in English & Welsh from award-winning playwright Alun Saunders is the story of two brothers, raised apart in separate families and different languages. With animated surtitles in both languages, this a truly accessible and exciting production of a funny and moving play.
 
Winner, Best Playwright in the the English Language - Wales Theatre Awards
 
A Neontopia & Wales Millennium Centre co-production, in association with The Other Room and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, supported by the Arts Council of Wales.


Ma’ HEFIN yn ymwybodol ei fod wedi’i fabwysiadu - ond nid eto o ble.
Ma’ JAY wedi teimlo hiraeth ers pymtheng mlynedd. But what the f*** is ‘hiraeth’?

Dyma ddrama deinamig, doniol a theimladwy mewn dwy iaith gan Alun Saunders, ennillydd Gwobr Theatr Cymru am Ddramodydd Gorau yn yr Iaith Saesneg; stori HEFIN a JAY, dau frawd a fagwyd ar wahan gan deuluoedd ac ieithoedd gwahanol.

“Dyma waith ffraeth ac atyniadol gan awdur newydd  sy’n sicr yn werth ei weld”
- Lowri Haf Cooke

Cyd-gynhyrchiad Neontopia a Chanolfan Mileniwm Cymru, mewn cydweithrediad â The Other Room a Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, a gefnogwyd gan Gyngor Celfyd-dydau Cymru.


20/09/2016 19:45
Wednesday 21 September, 7.45pmDyad ProductionsFrom the creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Austen’s Women, Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth and The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe…1923: The War is over.  While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell-shock, their memories and dreams magically intertwining with those of 15 other disparate souls, this hot blue day in June.  Conjuring the hopes and regrets of middle- and upper-class London, this adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated map of hearts, minds and memories offers a compellingly feminine response to the aftermath of the First World War.  Written and directed by Elton Townend Jones (Christmas Gothic, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe).  Performed by Rebecca Vaughan (Jane Eyre, Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth, Austen’s Women).  ★★★★★ ‘Intelligently adapted, beautifully performed... entrancing’ (British Theatre Guide)★★★★★ ’Richly re-imagined, exquisitely evocative' (Edinburgh Guide)★★★★★ ‘Pure brilliant theatre.' (TV Bomb)
DALLOWAY
Wednesday 21 September, 7.45pm

Dyad Productions

From the creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Austen’s Women, Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth and The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe…

1923: The War is over.  While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell-shock, their memories and dreams magically intertwining with those of 15 other disparate souls, this hot blue day in June.  Conjuring the hopes and regrets of middle- and upper-class London, this adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated map of hearts, minds and memories offers a compellingly feminine response to the aftermath of the First World War.  Written and directed by Elton Townend Jones (Christmas Gothic, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe).  Performed by Rebecca Vaughan (Jane Eyre, Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth, Austen’s Women).  

★★★★★ ‘Intelligently adapted, beautifully performed... entrancing’ (British Theatre Guide)
★★★★★ ’Richly re-imagined, exquisitely evocative' (Edinburgh Guide)
★★★★★ ‘Pure brilliant theatre.' (TV Bomb)


21/09/2016 19:45
Sat 24 Sept - Tickets £17.50Are you 16-years- old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the ‘right’ age - it's is the beauty and the curse of being a real person. In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up and growing down. Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of BBC3‘s Live At The Electric, regular appearances on BBC1’s Live At Apollo, BBC3’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now! Most recently, Russell travelled the world with you-tube stars filming the new survival programme, Stupid Man, Smart Phone, which is available on BBC iPlayer. Russell was nominated four times for prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards before winning Best Show in 2010. He then went onto make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year. Famed for his critically acclaimed tours Russell has been performing sell-out shows across the globe and now he is back with this brand new show!
RUSSELL KANE: Right Man, Wrong Age (Age guide 14+)
Sat 24 Sept - Tickets £17.50

Are you 16-years- old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the ‘right’ age - it's is the beauty and the curse of being a real person. 

In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up and growing down. Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of BBC3‘s Live At The Electric, regular appearances on BBC1’s Live At Apollo, BBC3’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now! 

Most recently, Russell travelled the world with you-tube stars filming the new survival programme, Stupid Man, Smart Phone, which is available on BBC iPlayer. Russell was nominated four times for prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards before winning Best Show in 2010. He then went onto make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year. Famed for his critically acclaimed tours Russell has been performing sell-out shows across the globe and now he is back with this brand new show!

24/09/2016 20:00
Saturday 1 October, 7.30pmWith Special West End Guest Sophie EvansFollowing his critically acclaimed West End concerts, the award-winning Welsh singer-pianist and musical director celebrates the release of his debut EP and solo UK Tour -featuring his musical favourites from the Great British Songbook. From Ivor Novello to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lionel Bart to Leslie Bricusse, with covers of The Beatles, Ed Sheeran and some original material, there is something for everyone in this not-to-be-missed opportunity to enjoy the massive hits and the forgotten gems.    
ROSS LEADBEATER'S GREAT BRITISH SONGBOOK
Saturday 1 October, 7.30pm

With Special West End Guest Sophie Evans

Following his critically acclaimed West End concerts, the award-winning Welsh singer-pianist and musical director celebrates the release of his debut EP and solo UK Tour -featuring his musical favourites from the Great British Songbook. 

From Ivor Novello to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lionel Bart to Leslie Bricusse, with covers of The Beatles, Ed Sheeran and some original material, there is something for everyone in this not-to-be-missed opportunity to enjoy the massive hits and the forgotten gems.    

01/10/2016 19:45
Thursday 6 October, 7.30pm'The Revlon Girl' is an original play based on the events surrounding the Aberfan Disaster of 1966. Written by Neil Anthony Docking (‘Casualty’, ‘Emmerdale’), directed by Maxine Evans (‘Stella’, ‘Call The Midwife’) and set 8 months after the tragedy, the play draws on the real life story of a small group of bereaved mothers who met every Tuesday above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh (without feeling guilty). At one of their meetings, the women looked at each other and realised how much they had let themselves go. Afraid that people would think them frivolous, they secretly arranged for a representative from Revlon to come and give a talk on beauty tips. The action takes place on a rainy Tuesday night in a room above the Aberfan Hotel.‘The Revlon Girl must surely rank as one of the best pieces of new writing in London at the moment’. Ian Foster, There Ought To Be Clowns'Anyone who questions the ability of theatre to shine a light on the human condition should be afforded the privilege of sitting through a performance of this seminal work’.Geraint Thomas, South Wales Evening Post
THE REVLON GIRL
Thursday 6 October, 7.30pm

'The Revlon Girl' is an original play based on the events surrounding the Aberfan Disaster of 1966. Written by Neil Anthony Docking (‘Casualty’, ‘Emmerdale’), directed by Maxine Evans (‘Stella’, ‘Call The Midwife’) and set 8 months after the tragedy, the play draws on the real life story of a small group of bereaved mothers who met every Tuesday above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh (without feeling guilty). 

At one of their meetings, the women looked at each other and realised how much they had let themselves go. Afraid that people would think them frivolous, they secretly arranged for a representative from Revlon to come and give a talk on beauty tips. The action takes place on a rainy Tuesday night in a room above the Aberfan Hotel.

‘The Revlon Girl must surely rank as one of the best pieces of new writing in London at the moment’. 
Ian Foster, There Ought To Be Clowns

'Anyone who questions the ability of theatre to shine a light on the human condition should be afforded the privilege of sitting through a performance of this seminal work’.
Geraint Thomas, South Wales Evening Post

06/10/2016 19:30
Thursday 6 October, 7.45pmBest Show Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Best Show Melbourne Comedy Festival 2015From the brain that brought you millionaire cats eating Viennetta, gypsy cuddles and nanna wanks, comes a brand spanking new hour of mind blending internal self-hatred, paranoia and comedy ­– because you have to put comedy in it.‘Exhaustingly funny, daft and truly daring’ - ★★★★★  Timeout
SAM SIMMONS (Ages 16+)
Thursday 6 October, 7.45pm

Best Show Edinburgh Fringe 2015 
Best Show Melbourne Comedy Festival 2015

From the brain that brought you millionaire cats eating Viennetta, gypsy cuddles and nanna wanks, comes a brand spanking new hour of mind blending internal self-hatred, paranoia and comedy ­– because you have to put comedy in it.

‘Exhaustingly funny, daft and truly daring’ - ★★★★★  Timeout

06/10/2016 19:45
Sunday 9 October, 7.30pmThe Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group has remained a trio with 2 original members since Sheila Ferguson left many moons ago. A firm favourite with Prince Charles They sang at his 30th birthday party and were guests at his wedding to Princess Diana.The Three Degrees  are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows. They are known all around the world for songs like "When will I see you again", "Dirty Ol' Man", "Take Good Care Of Yourself". They have been continuously touring for more than 40 years and still touring to this day. The Three Degrees are Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday and Freddie Pool. 
THE THREE DEGREES
Sunday 9 October, 7.30pm

The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group has remained a trio with 2 original members since Sheila Ferguson left many moons ago.
 
A firm favourite with Prince Charles They sang at his 30th birthday party and were guests at his wedding to Princess Diana.

The Three Degrees  are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows. They are known all around the world for songs like "When will I see you again", "Dirty Ol' Man", "Take Good Care Of Yourself". They have been continuously touring for more than 40 years and still touring to this day. 

The Three Degrees are Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday and Freddie Pool. 
09/10/2016 19:30
Saturday 15th October at 7.30pmTickets - £20.50JOHN TAYLOR PRESENTS ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW  & THE LOWRIDERSAndy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. They had numerous hits in the 60s including; 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', and '(If Paradise is) Half As Nice'. Andy has worked with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John and Van Morrison to name but a few and has worked as a solo artist and releasing albums for many years.   This is your chance to see a music legend in Newport. Andy Fairweather Low – Guitar & VocalsDave Bronze – Bass & VocalsPaul Beavis – DrumsNick Pentelow – Sax & Clarinet.
ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW & THE LOW RIDERS

Saturday 15th October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £20.50

JOHN TAYLOR PRESENTS
ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW  & THE LOWRIDERS

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. They had numerous hits in the 60s including; 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', and '(If Paradise is) Half As Nice'. 

Andy has worked with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John and Van Morrison to name but a few and has worked as a solo artist and releasing albums for many years.  

This is your chance to see a music legend in Newport.

Andy Fairweather Low – Guitar & Vocals
Dave Bronze – Bass & Vocals
Paul Beavis – Drums
Nick Pentelow – Sax & Clarinet.

15/10/2016 19:30
Saturday 22 October, 7.45pmFoster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Newcomer and Chortle Best Newcomer 2015 winner.Join one of the fastest rising stars in comedy as she attempts to tackle her inner and outer demons in this hilarious and very personal show. Sofie has appeared on BBC2’s Live from the BBC (headliner),  Comedy Central’s Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Radio 4’s The Now Show amongst many others.  Her popular “Guilty Feminist” podcast has reached 250,000 downloads. ★★★★ “…few comedians … make a room as warm as (she) does “ The TimesAge Guide 16+
SOFIE HAGEN: Shimmer Shatter (Ages 16+)
Saturday 22 October, 7.45pm

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Newcomer and Chortle Best Newcomer 2015 winner.

Join one of the fastest rising stars in comedy as she attempts to tackle her inner and outer demons in this hilarious and very personal show. Sofie has appeared on BBC2’s Live from the BBC (headliner),  Comedy Central’s Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Radio 4’s The Now Show amongst many others.  Her popular “Guilty Feminist” podcast has reached 250,000 downloads.
 
★★★★ “…few comedians … make a room as warm as (she) does “ The Times

Age Guide 16+

22/10/2016 19:45
Saturday 29th October at 7.30pmTickets - £23, concessions - £20.50THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK performed by ELIO PACE and his band.Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-pieceband.Elio is tremendous... I'm a big fan. Music made the old fashioned way... playedHuey LewisThe minute I first set eyes on Elio - as the leader of the band in one of my musicals- I knew that he was special. In a world of wannabes, nearlies, and tryers - he wasthe real thing. Energy, talent, a voice to die for - and boy can he rock 'n' roll. He isalso a lovely guy and deserves all of the accolades that he quite rightly receives.Respect Elio! Bill Kenwright
BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK PERFORMED BY ELIO PACE & HIS BAND

Saturday 29th October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23, concessions - £20.50

THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK performed by ELIO PACE and his band.

Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece
band.

Elio is tremendous... I'm a big fan. Music made the old fashioned way... played
Huey Lewis

The minute I first set eyes on Elio - as the leader of the band in one of my musicals
- I knew that he was special. In a world of wannabes, nearlies, and tryers - he was
the real thing. Energy, talent, a voice to die for - and boy can he rock 'n' roll. He is
also a lovely guy and deserves all of the accolades that he quite rightly receives.
Respect Elio!
Bill Kenwright


29/10/2016 19:30
Saturday 29 October, 7.45pmDust down your best Scottish accent, dress up as your favourite character and come join in with the singing, buttock-slapping and dialogue of this horror classic. Your hosts, David Bramwell and Eliza Skelton will get things warmed up with a little live music, stories and fun, lead you through the actions and lyrics for the songs then, at the Witching Hour, you’ll be given a pagan hymn book and goody bag full of surprises, we’ll roll the film and may god have mercy on your soul!
SINGALONG A WICKER MAN (Ages 15+)
Saturday 29 October, 7.45pm

Dust down your best Scottish accent, dress up as your favourite character and come join in with the singing, buttock-slapping and dialogue of this horror classic. Your hosts, David Bramwell and Eliza Skelton will get things warmed up with a little live music, stories and fun, lead you through the actions and lyrics for the songs then, at the Witching Hour, you’ll be given a pagan hymn book and goody bag full of surprises, we’ll roll the film and may god have mercy on your soul!

29/10/2016 19:45
Wednesday 2 November, 7.30pmDyad ProductionsFrom the creators of Dalloway, Austen’s Women, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Christmas Gothic  and I, Elizabeth comes this autumnal Hallowe’en treat…In the unique darkness between life and death, a haunted woman tells strange tales of the macabre and terrifying; eerie stories that have gathered dust and been forgotten.  Until now.In the thrilling tradition of M R James and Edgar Allan Poe, this literary spine-chiller celebrates three lost gothic works from the great Victorian female writers.Adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan (Dalloway, Austen’s Women).  Directed by Olivier Award Winner, Guy Masterson (Morecambe).★★★★★ ’A macabre masterpiece.  Ghostly, grisly and gorgeous.  Don’t miss it’ (Three Weeks)★★★★★ ‘A masterclass in storytelling.  Chilling, haunting, dazzling’ (Hairline)★★★★ ‘Holds the audience in the palm of its hand... a near perfect piece of theatre’ (The Scotsman)★★★★ ‘Wonderfully eerie… and manages to capture that most intangible of theatre goals, the real fear of the audience.’ (British Theatre Guide)
FEMALE GOTHIC
Wednesday 2 November, 7.30pm

Dyad Productions

From the creators of Dalloway, Austen’s Women, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Christmas Gothic  and I, Elizabeth comes this autumnal Hallowe’en treat…

In the unique darkness between life and death, a haunted woman tells strange tales of the macabre and terrifying; eerie stories that have gathered dust and been forgotten.  Until now.

In the thrilling tradition of M R James and Edgar Allan Poe, this literary spine-chiller celebrates three lost gothic works from the great Victorian female writers.

Adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan (Dalloway, Austen’s Women).  Directed by Olivier Award Winner, Guy Masterson (Morecambe).


★★★★★ ’A macabre masterpiece.  Ghostly, grisly and gorgeous.  Don’t miss it’ (Three Weeks)

★★★★★ ‘A masterclass in storytelling.  Chilling, haunting, dazzling’ (Hairline)

★★★★ ‘Holds the audience in the palm of its hand... a near perfect piece of theatre’ (The Scotsman)

★★★★ ‘Wonderfully eerie… and manages to capture that most intangible of theatre goals, the real fear of the audience.’ (British Theatre Guide)




02/11/2016 19:30
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 November, 7.30pmCritics Circle Award winning company, Ballet Cymru, present an extraordinary adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Romeo a Juliet”, winning Best Large Scale Dance Production at Wales Theatre Awards 2014.Intense fighting, passionate duets and universal themes echo through dramatic and lyrical choreography. Exquisite costumes and extraordinary video projections create a world of danger and excitement where two young lovers are caught in an age old feud. Romeo a Juliet is a dynamic and unique collaboration between 3 of Wales’ outstanding arts organisations, Ballet Cymru, Coreo Cymru and The Riverfront. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life"Romeo a Juliet" features costumes by Georg Meyer-Wiel (www.meyerwiel.com) who studied at The Royal College of Art and has created costumes for some of the world’s leading companies including Rambert Dance Company and Australian Dance Theatre.
BALLET CYMRU: Romeo & Juliet
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 November, 7.30pm

Critics Circle Award winning company, Ballet Cymru, present an extraordinary adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Romeo a Juliet”, winning Best Large Scale Dance Production at Wales Theatre Awards 2014.

Intense fighting, passionate duets and universal themes echo through dramatic and lyrical choreography. Exquisite costumes and extraordinary video projections create a world of danger and excitement where two young lovers are caught in an age old feud. 

Romeo a Juliet is a dynamic and unique collaboration between 3 of Wales’ outstanding arts organisations, Ballet Cymru, Coreo Cymru and The Riverfront.

 From forth the fatal loins of these two foes 
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life

"Romeo a Juliet" features costumes by Georg Meyer-Wiel (www.meyerwiel.com) who studied at The Royal College of Art and has created costumes for some of the world’s leading companies including Rambert Dance Company and Australian Dance Theatre.

04/11/2016 to 05/11/2016
Friday 4 November, 7.45pmAhir wants to believe in a future where democracy flourishes, technology liberates us from work, and we all get to rub our bellies in satisfaction at a job well done. However, he's also feeling powerless to enact change, alienated from his fellow lefties, and increasingly anxious about the state of the world after getting caught up in the Paris attacks. He’s got a lot of concerns; fortunately, they’re super funny.Combining questing polemic with hella sweet gags, MACHINES is a stand-up show about the uses and dangers of utopianism in a complex, fractured world. It contains an absolutely cracking joke about lizards.Shah’s previous show, DISTANT, was originally performed to popular and critical acclaim at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, and subsequently toured around the UK, Paris, and Australia. He’s also done telly and radio if stuff like that sways your vote."Excellent" ★★★★ The Guardian"Passionate, poetic and powerfully funny" ★★★★ The List"A potent and articulate comic voice" ★★★★ The Scotsman
AHIR SHAH
Friday 4 November, 7.45pm

Ahir wants to believe in a future where democracy flourishes, technology liberates us from work, and we all get to rub our bellies in satisfaction at a job well done. However, he's also feeling powerless to enact change, alienated from his fellow lefties, and increasingly anxious about the state of the world after getting caught up in the Paris attacks. He’s got a lot of concerns; fortunately, they’re super funny.

Combining questing polemic with hella sweet gags, MACHINES is a stand-up show about the uses and dangers of utopianism in a complex, fractured world. It contains an absolutely cracking joke about lizards.

Shah’s previous show, DISTANT, was originally performed to popular and critical acclaim at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, and subsequently toured around the UK, Paris, and Australia. He’s also done telly and radio if stuff like that sways your vote.

"Excellent" ★★★★ The Guardian

"Passionate, poetic and powerfully funny" ★★★★ The List

"A potent and articulate comic voice" ★★★★ The Scotsman

04/11/2016 19:45
Saturday 12 November, 7.30pmThis stunning 100% live show combine’s first class music together with slick choreography, and an amazing band. Truly outstanding, the best MOTOWN experience you will ever have!You’ll be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more.Let’s ‘Get Ready’.... to ‘Go Loco... Down in Acapulco’.The UK’s No.1 MOTOWN show will have you dancing ‘All Night Long’
MOTOWN'S GREATEST HITS 2016
Saturday 12 November, 7.30pm

This stunning 100% live show combine’s first class music together with slick choreography, and an amazing band. Truly outstanding, the best MOTOWN experience you will ever have!

You’ll be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more.

Let’s ‘Get Ready’.... to ‘Go Loco... Down in Acapulco’.

The UK’s No.1 MOTOWN show will have you dancing ‘All Night Long’
12/11/2016 19:30
Thursday 17 November, 7.45pm"I'm a skeptic. But don't take my word for it. Or indeed anybody's. For anything...." and this is the basic premise of Mitch's new critically acclaimed show.  It's a show that will make you laugh a lot and think a bit as well as Mitch debunks myths, exposes nonsense and grapples with the very nature of knowledge itself extolling the virtues of an evidence-based approach to life .... with amusing consequences and of course a few songs along the way.The 'Now Show' aside, Mitch has recently co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2's 'Anatomy Of A Guitar' as well performing 'Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle' and presenting 'Spank The Plank' both for BBC Radio 4.  An occasional series where Mitch takes his unique and quirky look at a few more rock icons has been commissioned by Radio 4.'Britain's leading musical satirist' The Times'A truly superb, must see show' Young Perspective ★★★★★'Funny and clever' The Sunday Herald'His creative juices have not abated' One4Review ★★★★
MITCH BENN: DON'T BELIEVE A WORD

Thursday 17 November, 7.45pm

"I'm a skeptic. But don't take my word for it. Or indeed anybody's. For anything...." and this is the basic premise of Mitch's new critically acclaimed show.  It's a show that will make you laugh a lot and think a bit as well as Mitch debunks myths, exposes nonsense and grapples with the very nature of knowledge itself extolling the virtues of an evidence-based approach to life .... with amusing consequences and of course a few songs along the way.

The 'Now Show' aside, Mitch has recently co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2's 'Anatomy Of A Guitar' as well performing 'Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle' and presenting 'Spank The Plank' both for BBC Radio 4.  An occasional series where Mitch takes his unique and quirky look at a few more rock icons has been commissioned by Radio 4.

'Britain's leading musical satirist' The Times

'A truly superb, must see show' Young Perspective ★★★★★

'Funny and clever' The Sunday Herald

'His creative juices have not abated' One4Review ★★★★


17/11/2016 19:45
Friday 18th November at 7.30pmEarly Bird Offer - £19.50 if booked before 31st May. Tickets will be £24.50 from 1stJune.Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits - celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon.  An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance.For the authentic Bowie Experience with all the hits from A to Ziggy - this show is must see for all Bowie fans and those absolute beginners out there.The World's number 1 celebration of David Bowie features songs including Space Oddity, Starman, Fashion, Life on Mars, China Girl, Rebel Rebel, Golden Years, Modern Life, All the Young Dudes, Let’s Dance, Heroes, Fame and Absolute Beginners.“Utterly, Utterly Brilliant” - Newcastle Chronicle“An Absolute Delight. Superb” - The Western Gazette 
BOWIE EXPERIENCE

Friday 18th November at 7.30pm

Early Bird Offer - £19.50 if booked before 31st May.

Tickets will be £24.50 from 1stJune.

Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits - celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon.  An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance.

For the authentic Bowie Experience with all the hits from A to Ziggy - this show is must see for all Bowie fans and those absolute beginners out there.

The World's number 1 celebration of David Bowie features songs including Space Oddity, Starman, Fashion, Life on Mars, China Girl, Rebel Rebel, Golden Years, Modern Life, All the Young Dudes, Let’s Dance, Heroes, Fame and Absolute Beginners.

Utterly, Utterly Brilliant” - Newcastle Chronicle

An Absolute Delight. Superb” - The Western Gazette

 

18/11/2016 19:30
At Newport Centre on Thursday 24th NovemberDoors open at 7pmTickets are £30 SUPPORT - KILLSWITCH ENGAGE + CANE HILL    Under 14s Must be accompanied by an adultFor all card bookings (including online) there is a £1.50 transaction feeIf you would like the tickets posted there is an additional .70p charge.
LIVE NATION presents BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Plus guests

At Newport Centre on Thursday 24th November

Doors open at 7pm

Tickets are £30

 

SUPPORT - KILLSWITCH ENGAGE + CANE HILL

 

 

 

 

Under 14s Must be accompanied by an adult

For all card bookings (including online) there is a £1.50 transaction fee

If you would like the tickets posted there is an additional .70p charge.

24/11/2016 19:00
From Tuesday 29th November 2016 – Monday 2nd January 2017Get your gowns and garments ready and leave no glass slippers behind, 'Cinderella' is making its way to The Riverfront this winter. In this traditionally magical Riverfront panto, expect lots of laughs, many memorable melodies and a flickering of fairy dust. Come along, you’re sure to have a BALL! Tickets from £6 to £20
CINDERELLA - Pantomime 2016/17

From Tuesday 29th November 2016 – Monday 2nd January 2017


Get your gowns and garments ready and leave no glass slippers behind, 'Cinderella' is making its way to The Riverfront this winter. In this traditionally magical Riverfront panto, expect lots of laughs, many memorable melodies and a flickering of fairy dust. Come along, you’re sure to have a
BALL!

Tickets from £6 to £20
29/11/2016 to 02/01/2017
Thursday 19 January, 7.30pmThe nations favourite psychic, Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her brand new and most jaw-dropping show yet - 'Call Me Psychic'.Funny, entertaining, sometimes heart breaking, often controversial; the show celebrates her 8th year on the road. Sally say’s “Every night when I’m on stage amazing things happen and it’s a privilege to be able to pass on messages of love and comfort to the people I share my gift with”.This is a fantastic and unique evening out not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action! The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.
PSYCHIC SALLY: Call Me Psychic
Thursday 19 January, 7.30pm

The nations favourite psychic, Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her brand new and most jaw-dropping show yet - 'Call Me Psychic'.

Funny, entertaining, sometimes heart breaking, often controversial; the show celebrates her 8th year on the road. Sally say’s “Every night when I’m on stage amazing things happen and it’s a privilege to be able to pass on messages of love and comfort to the people I share my gift with”.

This is a fantastic and unique evening out not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action! 

The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.
19/01/2017 19:30