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Smurfs: The Lost Village (U) ALL TICKETS £2.50

Join us for this holiday treat!

Tickets - £2.50

Monday 24 July at 11am & 1.30pm

Tuesday 25 July at 11am & 1.30pm

Wednesday 26 July at 11am & 1.30pm

Thursday 27 July at 11am & 1.30pm

Running time - 90 minutes

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

26/07/2017 to 27/07/2017
Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12A) ALL TICKETS £4

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Tickets - £4

Monday 24 July at 4pm

Tuesday 25 July at 4pm

Wednesday 26 July at 4pm

Thursday 27 July at 4pm

Running time - 136 minutes

The Guardians must fight to keep their new found family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

26/07/2017 to 27/07/2017
Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (U) ALL TICKETS £2.50

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Tickets - £2.50 

Friday 28 July at 11am & 1.30pm 

Monday 31 July at 11am & 1.30pm 

Tuesday 1 August at 11am & 1.30pm 

Wednesday 2 August at 11am & 1.30pm 

Thursday 3 August at 11am & 1.30pm 

Running time - 91 minutes 

A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.



28/07/2017 to 03/08/2017
Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (12A) ALL TICKETS £4

Join us for this holiday treat! 

Tickets - £4.00 

Friday 28 July at 4pm & 6.30pm 

Monday 31 July at 4pm & 6.30pm 

Tuesday 1 August at 4pm & 6.30pm 

Wednesday 2 August at 4pm & 6.30pm 

Thursday 3 August at 4pm & 6.30pm 

Running time - 129 minutes 

Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.



28/07/2017 to 03/08/2017
The Cast: MUSICAL THEATRE MAYHEM

Cardiff Class

In The Riverfront Studio on Saturday 29 July at 1pm

Tickets - £5.50

This year’s CAST summer school is an explosion of hit songs from all the West End Musicals, high energy dance routines and the chance to participate in a unique six day musical theatre experience!

 

Because space is limited there is a limit of 3 tickets that can be booked per child performing in the show. If you have any queries please contact us on 01633 656679 or 656681.

29/07/2017 1:00 PM
Tuesday Film Club (Ages 6 - 12)

Tickets - £18 per session

Tuesdays in August from 9.30am – 3pm 

Come and join our film club! Every Tuesday you can watch a different movie, have lunch together and then try a different activity in the afternoon!

 

Lunch will be a cold lunch box consisting of sandwich, crisps and a drink. Orders will be taken on the day of the Film Club.

Tuesday 25 July – Smurfs: The Lost Village
The afternoon activity will be arts and crafts.

Tuesday 1 August – Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
The afternoon activity will be a drama workshop.

Tuesday 8 August - Despicable Me 3
The afternoon activity will be arts and crafts.

Tuesday 15 August – Cars 3
The afternoon activity will be a sewing workshop.

Tuesday 22 August – The Emoji Movie
The afternoon activity will be circus crafts.

Tuesday 29 August – The Nutjob 2
The afternoon activity will be arts and crafts.

01/08/2017 to 29/08/2017
Despicable Me 3 (U) ALL TICKETS £4

 

Despicable Me 3 (U) ALL TICKETS £4

 

Join us for this holiday treat!

Tickets - £4

Friday 4 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Monday 7 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Tuesday 8 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Wednesday 9 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Thursday 10 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Running time - 90 minutes

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

 

04/08/2017 to 10/08/2017
Wonder Woman (12A) ALL TICKETS £4

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Tickets - £4

Friday 4 August at 4pm

Monday 7 August at 4pm

Tuesday 8 August at 4pm

Wednesday 9 August at 4pm

Thursday 10 August at 4pm

Running time - 141 minutes

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.



04/08/2017 to 10/08/2017
Cars 3 (U) ALL TICKETS £4

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Friday 11 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm

Saturday 12 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm

Monday 14 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm

Tuesday 15 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm

Wednesday 16 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm

Thursday 17 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm

Running time– 109 minutes

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

11/08/2017 to 17/08/2017
Transformers: The Last Knight (12A) ALL TICKETS £4

Join us for this holiday treat!

Tickets - £4

Friday 11 August at 6.30pm

Saturday 12 August at 6.30pm

Monday 14 August at 6.30pm

Tuesday 15 August at 6.30pm

Wednesday 16 August at 6.30pm

Thursday 17 August at 6.30pm

Running time - 149 minutes

Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.


11/08/2017 to 17/08/2017
The Emoji Movie (PG) ALL TICKETS £4

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Tickets - £4

Friday 18 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Saturday 19 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Monday 21 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Tuesday 22 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Wednesday 23 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Thursday 24 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Running time - 90 minutes

The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – exceptfor Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Anna Faris). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.



18/08/2017 to 24/08/2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming (12A) ALL TICKETS £4

Join us for this holiday treat! 

Tickets - £4

Friday 18 August at 4pm 

Saturday 19 August at 4pm

Monday 21 August at 4pm 

Tuesday 22 August at 4pm 

Wednesday 23 August at 4pm 

Thursday 24 August at 4pm 

Running time - 133 minutes 

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his new found identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.



18/08/2017 to 24/08/2017
MAKING WAVES: Friends of Newport Ship

Saturday 19 August at 7.15pm

Reception from 6.30pm

Tickets - £20

In August 2002 during the construction of The Riverfront, the remains of a large 15th century merchant ship we’re discovered in the muddy banks of the River Usk. As part of the celebrations by the Newport Ship of the 15th Anniversary of the discovery of the Newport Medieval Ship the St Woolos Symphonia (formerly the St Woolos Players) under their leader, Christoph Mädler, present a concert of sea-going music by various composers.

19/08/2017 7:15 PM
Hatch Youth Theatre Summer School 2017 (Ages 6-12)

Monday 21st – Thursday 24th August 1pm – 4pm

Friday 25th August 10am –5pm

Price for the week - £60, each subsequent sibling £40

 

TinShed Theatre Company present a fun and creative week long set of activities, including game play, live performance and storytelling. The summer school is a great way to give children and young people a place to express themselves, build confidence, make new friends and have loads of fun. There will be a performance for friends and family on the main stage on Friday (there is a small charge for entry to the performance).

21/08/2017 1:00 PM
Hatch Youth Theatre Summer School 2017 (Ages 13-18)

Monday 21st – Thursday 24thAugust 1pm – 4pm

Friday 25th August 10am –5pm

Price for the week - £60, each subsequent sibling £40

 

TinShed Theatre Company present a fun and creative week long set of activities, including game play, live performance and storytelling. The summer school is a great way to give children and young people a place to express themselves, build confidence, make new friends and have loads of fun. There will be a performance for friends and family on the main stage on Friday (there is asmall charge for entry to the performance).

21/08/2017 1:00 PM
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)

Join us for this holiday treat!

Tickets - £4

Friday 25 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Saturday 26 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Monday 28 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Tuesday 29 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Wednesday 30 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Thursday 31 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Running time - 90 minutes

Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.



25/08/2017 to 31/08/2017
War For The Planet of The Apes (12A)

Join us for this holiday treat!

Tickets - £4

Friday 25 August at 4pm

Saturday 26 August at 4pm

Tuesday 29 August at 4pm

Wednesday 30 August at 4pm

Thursday 31 August at 4pm

Running time - 140 minutes

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.



25/08/2017 to 31/08/2017
Concerts & Cakes With Live Music Now

Tickets- £6

 

Concerts & Cakes is a matinee concert, that combine delightful live music and entertainment whilst enjoying a hot beverage and a little treat from The Riverfront Café. You will eat and drink inside the studio theatre in a cabaret setting whilst enjoying the music. 

Wed 7 June, 2pm
Bute Clarinet Quartet

Wed 5 July, 2pm
Jessica Robinson (Soprano) and Will Browne (Guitar)

Wed 6 September, 2pm
Quartet 19 - formed of four Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama scholars in 2016 Quartet 19 is a young, dedicated and highly versatile percussion ensemble. The multi award-winning group are well practised in a vast array of styles and genres.

 

Wed 1November, 2pm

Vesta Trio – harp, flute & viola

 

Ticket includes entry into the concert and either a Tea or Filter Coffee and a slice of tray bake cake. 

06/09/2017 to 01/11/2017
JANE EYRE: An Autobiography

Thursday 14th September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £13, concessions - £12, Earlybird - £10

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Bronte’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities.

14/09/2017 7:30 PM
PEACE TRAIN - THE CAT STEVENS STORY

Saturday 16th September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25

Following a SELL OUT run at the World Famous Sydney Opera House, PEACE TRAIN is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more; A journey back in time, recreating the sights and sounds, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs.

 

Featuring songs such as 'First Cut is the Deepest', 'Father & Son', 'Peace Train', 'Moonshadow' and 'Where do the Children Play’, PEACE TRAIN, traces the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place. The Cat Stevens Story has had audiences on their feet, cheering for more all around the globe.

16/09/2017 7:30 PM
BARROWLAND BALLET: POGGLE (Recommended age 6mths - 5yrs)

Sunday 17th September at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets - £7, family of four - £26
Running time approximately 40 minutes.

Created by Natasha Gilmore with dancers Jade Adamson and Vince Virr, with music and sound by  Daniel Padden.

 

Poggle is the story of Vince, who wants to explore the forest but is too scared, until one day he meets Poggle, a friendly creature.Together they go on an adventure through the forest where they discover the magical musical tree.

A warm hearted sensory dance theatre piece with live music, clapping rhythms and comedy throughout in an imaginatively changing world which the children have the chance to explore.         

               

Poggle was inspired by my young children as I watched the way they explored and playedin the world around them. The joy of discovery and accomplishment when new skillsare found and obstacles overcome and the wonderment children find in the simplest things, like mud.” Natasha Gilmore.                

17/09/2017
CANNONBALLISTA

Thursday 21 September at 7.45pm

Tickets - £12, concessions - £10

 

Ladies and Gentlemen; you are here tonight to witness an Amazing, an Incredible and a Death Defying Feat. She’s a renegade mechanic, an altruistic megalomaniac and The World’s only one-woman-husband and-wife team. With 50% extra Extra, I give you: The mistress of contradiction herself….  Ms Betty Bruiser!

 

Cannonballista is the explosive new solo show by Liz Clarke exploring grief, coping mechanisms and things we do to get us through. Betty(Liz’s Super Hero Alter Ego) has been present in her life for a good few years now. And Betty thinks it’s about time she had her own show. This highly charged performance will to bring together; a cannon, a shed, and impossibly high heels, in ways that have never been witnessed before! It also features (if Betty gets her way); the biggest feat of her career and costume changes aplenty, topped off with a huge dollop of glitz.

21/09/2017 7:45 PM
ROCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR

Friday 22nd September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £24.50

 

Back by popular demand for a 35 date UK tour… ROCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR is a breathtaking roller-coaster ride back to the heady days of the very first teenagers – fabulous 50s and the swinging 60s.This is a real, live wire show, quite rightly referred to in The Stage & Television Today as ‘A Classic Slice of Social History’.  Featuring stunning portrayals of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran and the King Himself, Elvis Presley and backed by a superb rock ‘n’ roll band.

22/09/2017 7:30 PM
BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE

Written and performed by Apphia Campbell

Directed by Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs 

Saturday 23 September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £16

 

Direct from sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour. Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death ofher father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. 

‘Campbell may wear Simone's trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation.’  ★★★★ The Times  

Apphia Campbell is nothing short of sensational… she will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby  

A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song.’  ★★★★ Ed Festival Magazine 

Campbell transfixed, she charmed, she entertained and ultimately moved a packed theatre with her touching portrayal of the jazz musician.’ Smart Shanghai  

23/09/2017 7:30 PM
Singin' In The Rain (U)

Sunday 24 September

Film starts at 3pm

Afternoon tea at 2pm

Tickets - £5, with afternoon tea - £20 (one tea is plenty for two people)

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin'in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed - filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain.

Set during the advent of "talkies," Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era - paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont. And when Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden, Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time... until the studio decides to use Selden to dub her voice.



24/09/2017 3:00 PM
WE ARE BRONTE

Tuesday 26 September at 7.45pm

Tickets - £10, concessions - £8

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth, presented in Publick Transport's playful and irreverent style. Taking the real and fictitious worlds of Yorkshire's literary siblings as their inspiration, two performers combine rigorous physical theatre with anarchic comedy to deconstruct not only gothic themes of love, madness and revenge, but also themselves. 

26/09/2017 7:45 PM
NOT ABOUT HEROES

by Stephen Macdonald, Directed by Tim Baker

Thursday 28 September at 10am with chat back with cast & 7.30pm

Friday 29 September at 7.30pm

Saturday 30 September at 7.30pm with chat back with cast

Tickets - £14, concessions - £12, schools - £7

 

Stephen Macdonald’s Fringe First winning play about the unique friendship between celebrated World War One poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. They met at Craiglockhart Hospital in 1917, and bonded over a mutual hatred of war and love of poetry. 

This production won a Best Actor accolade at the Wales Theatre Awards for Daniel Llewelyn Williams, who reprises his role here as Sassoon. The show is on the first part of a world tour commemorating the centenary of both the meeting depicted in the play, and of the Armistice. The show is presented by acclaimed Welsh company Flying Bridge and Olivier Award winning producers Seabright Productions.

‘Recreates the Great War as tangibly as if the theatre had filled with the smoke and stench of the battlefield. Compelling and superbly performed.’ British Theatre Guide

‘Tim Baker’s production creates an engaging delineation between two entirely different personalities united by a common vocation and some truly hellish experiences.’ The Guardian

28/09/2017 to 30/09/2017
COMEDY SHED (Acts may be changed from those advertised)

Friday 29 September
Doors open at 7.45pm
First act at 8.15pm


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.


Our Comedy Shed is taking a break over summer; keep an eye on this page for updates on who you can expect to hear from when we return in September.



 


£13 - 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.

Videos may contain strong language or adult themes.




29/09/2017 to 15/12/2017
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Sinfonia Cymru

Tickets £5

Wednesday 4th October at 1pm

Krommer Bassoon Quartet in B flat major Op. 46 No.1

Mozart String Quintet in Gminor K. 516

Showcasing two much-loved but sometimes overlooked instruments: the viola and the bassoon. Krommer’s Bassoon Quartet sees the bassoon play alongside two violas and a cello, while Mozart’s rich and intricate String Quintet in G minor features an extra viola added to the traditional string quartet line-up.

 

 

Wednesday 6th December at 1pm

Manuel de Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole
César Franck Sonata in A major

Melting away the winter cold with the richness of music for cello and piano. Suite Populaire Espagnole by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla and Franck’s Sonata in A major demonstrate the beauty and emotional range of the instruments in a way that issure to warm the heart of the listener.

04/10/2017 to 06/12/2017
RHYDIAN, RICHARD & ADAM

Friday 6th October at7.30pm

Tickets - £26

Meet Rhydian, Richard and Adam for £76 and get a photo with all 3, seats in the front 2 rows and a souvenir laminate.

 

Welsh stars Rhydian, Richard & Adam come together with their live band to bring you a truly magical evening of classical arias and contemporary songs.

 

Classically trained Rhydian has carved out a successful career both as a recording artist and in musical theatre – most recently starring in the national tour of Little Shop Of Horrors. The BRIT award winner’s entrancing live performances captivate audiences and demonstrate just what captured the hearts of the nation in 2007 when he appeared on the X Factor.

 

Brothers Richard and Adam shot to fame in 2013 when they reached the finals in Britain’s Got Talent, and have gone on to be one of the most successful acts to emerge from the competition. Their debut album, The Impossible Dream, spent four consecutive weeks at number one and their subsequent albums have all enjoyed top 10 success.

06/10/2017 7:30 PM
PAUL FOOT: Tis A Pity She's A Piglet

Friday 6th October at 7.45pm

Tickets - £15

Recommended for ages 14 and over.

In Paul's first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism. Plus Ant 'n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast. The multi-award winning Mr Foot has appeared on numerous TV andRadio programmes including Never Mind TheBuzzcocks, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World, Russell Howard’s Good News and The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio 4.

'Utterly outlandish, but beneath layers of absurdity is Foot’s sharp eye for satire' Time Out

'He’s a comedy whirlwind from the school of Spike Milligan..... It’s risky to call someone unique, but Foot is certainly pretty close.' Three Weeks 

'Sublime, original and brilliant' Independent

“Unobtrusively masterful stuff” The Scotsman

06/10/2017 7:45 PM
MICHAEL MORPURGO'S KING ARTHUR

Saturday 7th October at 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Tickets - £11, children - £10, family of four - £36

Running time approximately 75 minutes

A thrilling tale of magic, heroism, love and betrayal adapted from the novel Arthur: High King of Britain, by Michael Morpurgo, the author of War Horse and Private Peaceful.

A drowning boy is rescued by a mysterious figure who claims to be Arthur Pendragon. As the old man tells his stories, he is transported back to the heady days of Camelot, the Round Table, Merlin, Excalibur, Lancelot and Guinevere.

Join award-winning Story Pocket Theatre as they tell exciting stories of brave chivalry, battles and the search for the Holy Grail in a fast-moving family adventure packed with physical theatre and outstanding storytelling.

Suitable for 7 yrs +

“The absolute pinnacle of theatrical storytelling”  Arts Award Voice

“a masterclass in serious theatre for older children”  The Stage

07/10/2017
JRR TOLKIEN'S LEAF BY NIGGLE

Tuesday 10 October at7pm

Running time approximately 75 minutes

Tickets - £12

With soundtrack composed by Karine Polwart and MJ McCarthy

 

“Tolkien’s lord of small things …enchanting one-man show” ★★★★ Guardian

 

Niggle is a painter. Not a very successful one, partly because he has so many other things to do. For some time he has been obsessed with one particular canvas – a curious picture of a tree with a vast landscape stretching out behind it. The painting keeps getting bigger and bigger, but Niggle has a journey to make. He doesn’t want to go, but he cannot get out of it…

 

In 1939 Tolkien was despairing of ever bringing his great work The Lord of the Rings to a conclusion. One morning he woke up with Leaf by Niggle complete in his mind and wrote it down. 

 

Surrounded by ladders, bicycles and heirlooms, Richard Medrington (Jean from The Man Who Planted Trees) recounts Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece, with soundtrack by Karine Polwart and MJ McCarthy.

 

With thanks to the Tolkien Trust.

10/10/2017 7:00 PM
Paul Jellis & Katie Bonna present ALL THE THINGS I LIED ABOUT by Katie Bonna

Thursday 12th October at7.45pm

Tickets - £12, concessions - £10

Fringe First award winner Katie Bonna is giving a TED talk on the science of lying. Well, that’s not quite true. TED haven’t actually asked her to give a talk - yet. Part TED talk, part confession, Katie unpicks how everyday lies can lead to a world of Trump and Brexit. A fearlessly honest show for the post-truth era presented by Paul Jellis and Katie Bonna. 

‘A riveting, funny and discomfiting hour’ ★★★★★   Evening Standard

‘Moving, potent and personal’ ★★★★   The Stage

‘Outstanding’ ★★★★   The List 

‘Unparalleled’ ★★★★★   Upcoming

12/10/2017 7:45 PM
BACK TO BACHARACH

Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time.

Friday 13 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £22

This exciting production is touring throughout the U.K. and is performed by the 3 of the finest west end singers accompanied by a live 10 piece band recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless hits.

Songs featured in the show include Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur's Theme, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat?, 24 Hours from Tulsa, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many more. Songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again.

Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family! 

13/10/2017 7:30 PM
GWYN EMBERTON: RAFT

Thursday 19 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £13, concessions - £11, students - £9

 

Raft, the new dance theatre production from critically acclaimed Welsh choreographer Gwyn Emberton.

 

 

Five people, each with a different heritage and background, find themselves in a world far away from home, in a land they do not recognise, hearing a language they do not understand.

 

As they realise their own otherness, against a backdrop of spite and hateful politics,the question about who they are is turned on its head.

 

Might we ask, what if it was you or me who was a refugee?

 

Bringing together five of the company’s extraordinary dancers with a local cast, this powerful work combines searing choreography with a new soundtrack by sound artist Siôn Orgon, exquisite lighting by Aideen Malone (Bristol Old Vic/National Theatre) and design by Becky Davies.

 

RAFT is supported by Arts Council of Wales, University of South Wales, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, UCAN productions and Creu Cymru.

 

 

“Mesmerising and mercurial”– ASIW

 

“A standard-setter for Welsh dance” – Wales Arts Review

19/10/2017 7:30 PM
ANDY PARSONS: Peak Bullsh*t

Saturday 21st October at 8pm

Tickets - £16

“Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain” The Guardian

 “Potent live performer….can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words” The Times

Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s oneof the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East. Ah - go on. Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out.Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh.

As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. - and repeated on Dave.  

“A consistently strong exposer of bullshit and a plain-speaking truth-teller through his entire career” The Guardian

 “Brilliantly funny and insightful” Metro

Finishes at approximately 9.50pm

21/10/2017 8:00 PM
The Princess Bride (PG)

Sunday 22 October

Film starts at 3pm

Afternoon tea at 2pm

Tickets - £5, with afternoon tea - £20 (one tea is plenty for two people)

This beloved classic fairytale begins with a grandfather reading his favorite book The Princess Bride to his hard-to-impress grandson. This book, he promises, has everything – “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles.” – and all that he promised comes to life before the boy’s enchanted eyes as his grandfather reads him the adventures of Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the world, and Westley, the man she loves.



22/10/2017 3:00 PM
VIVA NEIL DIAMOND
Saturday 28 October 2017, 7.30pm

Tickets: £16

To celebrate the  icon's 50 year recording career the UK's very own 'voice of Neil' Bob Drury ('The Neil Diamond Story') takes to the road with 'Viva Neil Diamond', a brand new one-man stage show simply bursting with Neil Diamond gems! Enjoy once more all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Love on the Rocks, America, Hello Again, Play Me, Beautiful Noise, Song Sung Blue, I'm A Believer, Red Red Wine, and many, many more. 

As well as his extensive UK tours Bob Drury has performed Neil Diamond's songs throughout the world including, in 2015, for the American Neil Diamond Fan Club in Nashville, Tennessee and then  in Las Vegas in 2016. Following the success of his shows in the US, Bob is featured in the movie 'Diamond Mountain' due for release shortly.

A fantastic night out for any Neil Diamond fans!


“If I didn’t know better I’d have said that was Neil Diamond singing” Pat Marsh, BBC 
28/10/2017 7:30 PM
The Shining Extended US Version (18)

Saturday 28 October

Film starts at 7.45pm

Tickets - £5

When a troubled writer takes his wifeand son to a remote hotel, the ghosts of the Overlook’s bloody past come backto haunt them. Kubrick’s spine-tingling adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller (which itself drew inspiration from Shirley Jackson’s novel The Haunting of Hill House) has been voted one of the greatest horror movies of all time, with Jack Nicholson’s portrayal of the increasingly deranged Jack Torrance becoming an icon of psychotic screen terror. Yet it is Shelley Duvall’s all-too-real portrayal of an anguished wife that really lends the drama such agut-wrenchingly visceral punch – her utterly credible performance having been provoked by the director with a ruthlessness that perhaps borders on cruelty.



28/10/2017 7:45 PM
SINFONIA CYMRU WITH MICHAEL PETROV

Sunday 29 October at 3pm

Tickets - £17, concessions - £13, under 27s - £6

Programme includes:

Haydn Cello Concerto No.2 in D major,Hob. VIIb:2, Op. 101

Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485

 

Conductor Gareth Jones

Cello Michael Petrov

 

With outstanding cello soloist Michael Petrov and Principal Conductor Gareth Jones, award winning chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru returns to The Riverfront with its classic blend of virtuosity and excellence.

 

Relaxing for the listener, but technically intricate and challenging, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major is a soothing and lyrical work by a master of string music.

 

Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flatmajor is a joyful addition to this elegant programme.

 

Young Classical Artists Trust artist Michael Petrov was nominated by the Barbican as ECHO Rising Star, and has appeared as soloist with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and English Chamber Orchestras. He studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is now a fellow.

29/10/2017 3:00 PM
THE SNOW DRAGON Presented by Tall Stories

Wednesday 31st October at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets - £7, family of four - £26

The night ofthe Snow Dragon approaches…  Billy has everything a young goat could need– and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies... But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems along way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice? Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs for everyone aged 3 and up, from the company that brought you The Gruffalo and The Snail and the Whale

“If you are a kid, if you have kids, if you ever were a kid, go and see The Snow Dragon.” Three Weeks *****

Running time - 55 minutes
Recommended age guide - 3+ 

31/10/2017
SUPERSTARS OF WELSH WRESTLING

Wednesday 1 November at 7pm

Tickets - £13, children - £10, family of four - £39

Live Superstars of Welsh Wrestling body slam their way into town in this one night extravaganza. Come and experience the excitement and atmosphere first hand as the top names in British wrestling battle it out in an evening of high impact wrestling action, suitable for all the family. Witness the thrills and spills of American style wrestling, an event normally only reserved for your TV screens!
Running time approximately 2 hours.

01/11/2017 7:00 PM
Ballet Cymru SHADOW ASPECT

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November at 7.30pm

Ticket prices:

Red seats - £14.50, concessions £12.50, dance schools £10.50

Yellow seats - £12.50, concessions - £10.50, dance schools £9

 

Ballet Cymru present a brand-new evening-length work choreographed by International choreographer Tim Podesta, and featuring ex-Royal Ballet Principal Dancer and Royal Ballet Guest Principal Mara Galeazzi.

 

Shadow Aspect refers to an unconscious aspect of the personality that the conscious mind does not identify in itself. In short, the shadow is the dark side.

 

“To know yourself, you must accept your dark side. To deal with others' dark sides, you must also know your darkside.” Carl Jung

 

Mara Galeazzi was born in Brescia and studied at La Scala, Milan. She joined The Royal Ballet in 1992 and was promoted to First Artist in 1995, Soloist at the end of the 1997/98 Season and Principal in September 2003. She has danced every major role in the classical repertory and had many roles created for her by top choreographers around the world.

In May 2006 she is appointed 'Best Italian Dancer Abroad' (Danza & Danza Award). In November 2003 she received the nomination as Best Female Dancer at Critics’ Circle National Dance Award.

 

She has appeared as guest artist with the Stuttgart Ballet, Carla Fracci's Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and the Scottish Ballet. She also danced with Irek Mukhamedov, Carlos Acosta, Tetsuya Kumakawa and their companies. On the 7th March 2009 Mara was awarded the medal “Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” (Knighthood) by the President of Italy.

03/11/2017 to 04/11/2017
THE CANN TWINS

Sunday 5 November at 3pm

Tickets - £6

The Cann Twins perform music from Carmen, Blue Danube and Swan Lake plus a world premiere by Elliott. One piano, four hands.

 

Polovtsian Dances  Borodin

Sonatina  Elliott World Premiere

3 movts from Carmen Suites  Bizet

The Beautiful Blue Danube Strauss

 

Movts from Swan Lake Tchaikovsky

Siesta and Fiesta Elliott

Dolly Suite Faure

Hungarian Rhapsody no.2 Liszt

 

The international twin duo-pianists Claire and Antoinette Cann make a welcome return to the Riverfront with a sparkling programme including Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Borodin and Elliott. The twin sisters are known for their virtuosic arrangements of orchestral works and especially the French repertoire featured on their CDs for which they have won Gramophone Critic’s Choice and Classic FM Critic’s Choice. Their performances on one and two pianos have taken them to  Europe, USA, Japan, the Middle East and Australasia. They have also performed two piano concerti with many of the major London Orchestras, and at the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.

 

The distinguished composer, Michael Elliott will also be at the concert and available with the twins to sign programmes.

05/11/2017 3:00 PM
MICHAEL PORTILLO: LIFE A GAME OF TWO HALVES

Monday 6th November at7.30pm

Tickets - £18

Michael will be signing his book before and after the show.

Approximate running times: a 60 minute talk and a 30 minute question and answer session.

It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM.  A track record like that suggests to many a privileged friend ofthe rich and famous. But since leaving the house a decade ago Michael has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for solid workmanship and creative energy, as found in our great Victorian Railways, and the daily toil of the working man. A historian at heart, he has used a Victorian railway guide to take millions of viewers on a historical voyage of discovery throughout the UK, Ireland, the USA and Europe. Listen to his extraordinary story, told with alight almost “stand up” touch, and then feel free to question him about it.                                                                                                                                                       

06/11/2017 7:30 PM
SOFIE HAGEN: Dead Baby Frog

Thursday 9th November at 7.45pm

Recommended for ages 14+

Tickets -£12, concessions - £9

Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked-about comics of the moment. A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, ‘Shimmer Shatter’, wasa second total sell-out. She’s spoken to millions as former host of ‘Guilty Feminist’ and current host of ‘Made of Human’ podcasts, and appeared on ‘The One Show’, ‘The Now Show’ and ‘Live From The BBC’. This, her biggest national tour to date, is a brand new show packed with brilliant, off beat observation, passionate argument, and jokes. Also: one parable. 

09/11/2017 7:45 PM
RICH HALL: LIVE 2017

Friday 10 November at 8pm

Tickets - £18

Running time approximately 2 hours

Age guide – 14+

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit.The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again. This is a comedian who’s plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word winning him fans all over the globe. Perrier (Edinburgh Comedy Festival) Award and Barry (Melbourne International Comedy  Festival) Award winner Hall hasbeen described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland.

 

“As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show” – Scotland On Sunday 

 “Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon” – The Sun

10/11/2017 8:00 PM
THE MAGIC PORRIDGE POT/HUD Y CROCHAN UWD

By / Gan The Brothers Grimm

A new versionby / Fersiwn newydd gan Alun Saunders

Director /Cyfarwyddwr Gethin Evans

Designer /Cynllunydd Katie Hart

Composer & Musical Director / Cyfansoddwr a Chyfarwyddwr Cerddorol Dyfan Jones

 

Saturday 11 November at 11.30am (yng Gymraeg/in Welsh) & 2.30pm (yn Saesneg/in English)

Tickets - £7, family of four - £26

When a girl does a good deed, she is rewarded with a magic pot which makes tasty porridge on demand – just what her hungry family needs. But one day her mother can't make the pot stop and soon the whole town begins to fill up with porridge. Who can stop the pot?

The Magic Porridge Pot, full of songs and live music, offers fantastic fun for under 7s and their families.

 

 

 

11/11/2017
SABA DOUGLAS-HAMILTON: A Life With Elephants

Saturday 11th November at 7.30pm

Tickets - £18, concessions - £16

Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.

11/11/2017 7:30 PM
BIKEOLOGY

Friday 17th November at 7.30pm

Tickets -£21

Journalist, television presenter and best-selling author Ned Boulting is back this Autumn with his acclaimed ride through the world of Bikeology, featuring brand new tales from life in the cycling lane, as well as the inside scoop from Ned’s time at the 2017 Tour de France. 

What drives the cyclist (apart from a sturdy, well-oiled chain) to such ecstasies of endurance? What curious, deep-rooted passions are aroused by the sight of a simple pair of padded shorts? And what on earth is a derailleur? 

From the humble commuter to the winner of the Tour de France*, Boulting takes an off-centre look at what it means to ride abike, drawing on his own underwhelming adventures in the saddle to his fourteen summers spent hurtling around France in pursuit of the sport’s biggest names including no less than Cavendish, Wiggins, Froome and of course Armstrong. 

A breakneck descent through the history ofthe sport followed by a lung-bursting climb into the present day - all two-wheeled life is here. Keep your wits about you, as you might find yourself up on stage to compete in Ned’s search for the nation’s Number 1 Bikeologist!

*Ned Boulting has never tested positive for performance enhancing substances

17/11/2017 7:30 PM
BEYOND THE BARRICADE

Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm 

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22.50 

Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, Beyond the Barricade features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables, and the 25th Anniversary Concert at the 02 Arena. 

This production will include songs from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and many more hit musical productions, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les
Miserables!

Don’t miss the Musicals Event of the Year!!

18/11/2017 7:30 PM
ELLIE TAYLOR: This Guy

Recommended for ages 16+

Saturday 18 November at 7.45pm

Tickets - £14, concessions - £12

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016 tour, the star of BBC's Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show presents an unmissable new stand-up show discussing whether or not she should breed.

 

'Radiates charisma... blessed with great flair' (Guardian).

'She doesn't miss a beat' (List).

18/11/2017 7:45 PM
LITTLE WOLF

By Simon Harris

Wednesday 22 November at 7.45pm
Tickets - £10, concessions - £8

 

When a young boy mysteriously disappears, Freddie and Rita are forced to confront the truth of their marriage.

 

Is their love too fragile for the truth? As their worlds fracture and collide, what is there worth holding on to? Little Wolf is an intense, surreal and honest exploration of a couple who find themselves facing their ultimate fear.

 

Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s play Little Eyolf, this is a present-day retelling of a compelling classic of modern drama.

 

From award-winning writer and director Simon Harris, Little Wolf is a play that speaks to the heart of our current uncertainty – one that’s vital, raw and often blisteringly funny. 

There are adult themes and strong language.

22/11/2017 7:45 PM
MOTOWNS GREATEST HITS: HOW SWEET IT IS

Saturday 25th November at 7.30pm 

Tickets - £23, concessions - £21 

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’

25/11/2017 7:30 PM
SJM Concerts Present PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT (Doors 7pm)

At Newport Centre on Monday 27 November

Doors 7pm, supportand running order to be confirmed.

Tickets - £28.50

Fees – there is a £1.50 fee on all bookings made by card, including online. There is a .70p charge if you want the tickets sent out to you.

Under 14s will not be admitted, there is a maximum of 6 tickets that can be bought per customer.

27/11/2017 7:00 PM
ALADDIN - The Riverfront Panto 2017-18

From Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Sunday 7thJanuary 2018

Join Aladdin on the adventure of a life time at The Riverfront’s 2017 panto!

Tickets from £6.50 to £20.50

Aladdin contains flashing lights, loudmusic,loud bangs, strobe lighting, water and smoke.

05/12/2017 to 07/01/2018
PSYCHIC SALLY - KISSES TO HEAVEN TOUR

Thursday 25 January at 7.30pm

Tickets - £26

 

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. 

 

Sally is one of the Uk’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 9 years. 

 

Sally’s jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial;Kisses to Heaven showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation’s best loved medium. 

 

Sally says ‘The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the otherside’.

 

This is a unique evening 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.

25/01/2018 7:30 PM
JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW

Friday 26th January at 7.30pm

 

Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £22

 

The only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! Johnny Cash Roadshow featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John. After sold out shows across Europe this is now a bigger show than ever, introducing the ‘Carter Sisters’ and brass section the ‘Roadshow Horns’ all accompanied by emotive screen visuals. This is simply the best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world.

26/01/2018 7:30 PM
WHITNEY - QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

Friday 2 February at 7.30pm

 

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22

 

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers ofour time. This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breath taking performance as Whitney. 

 

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, Greatest Love of All, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Iwill Always Love You, That’s What Friends Are For, and many more, the show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!

 

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Get ready for the Queen of the Night.

02/02/2018 7:30 PM
BOWIE EXPERIENCE: THE GOLDEN YEARS TOUR
Friday 9 March 2018, 7.30pm

Tickets £25, Earlybird (Book and pay before 30.9.17) £22

Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest
pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an
unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy including
Life on Mars, Space Oddity, China Girl, Heroes and a whole lot more!

Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail,
bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe. So, put on your red
shoes and Let’s Dance!

★★★★★
“Phenomenal”
“Absolutely brilliant”
Ticketmaster Reviews

10/10
“Totally awesome”
“Fantastic, Wow, Amazing”
“Mind blowing”
Facebook Reviews
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