Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
Tickets - £15
“The Beatles Go On” South Wales’ Greatest Live Tribute to The Original Fab Four bring their 2017 Show to The Riverfront Newport Friday 28th April.
This fantastic show takes you on a journey through The Beatles' career from The Cavern Club in 1960’s Liverpool on a Magical Mystery Tour through to the final rooftop performance on 30th January 1969. Come along and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band’s album and experience live tracks from EVERY Beatles album in One night of Spectacular Entertainment.
Friday 28 April
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.
The below comedians are booked to appear in March. 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.
Canadian comic John Hastings has been performing stand-up since 2006 and has performed annually at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2012. With anecdotes brimming with energy and emphasis, his observational comedy is second to none.
Sharp, smart, and brilliantly astute, British-Kurdish performer Kae Kurd is passionate about making politics accessible to young people, through the medium of his slick, confident stand-up routines.
Forever full of frenetic energy and with a keen eye for the absurd, Phil Nichol is boundless in his ability to entertain and bring the laughs.
£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.
Saturday 29 April at 7.30pm
The Riverfront Basement will be 'Full Of Soul' with this a brand new all vinyl soul night brought to you by DJs from Penarth Soul Club.
Expect a mix of Motown, Northern Soul, 60s/70s Soul and more. Prepare to dance the night away to both classic and obscure soul records from the likes of Booker T & The M.G.'s, Tammi Terrell, Benny Spellman, The Exciters, Eddie Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Edwin Starr and many more.
DJs for the launch night on Saturday 29 April will be Shelley Barrett, Liam Curtin, Matthew Morgan and Steve Kaged.
Saturday 29 April, 7.30pm / Dydd Sadwrn 29 Ebrill, 7.30yh
Tickets: £24, Earlybird Offer £21 if booked and paid before 31 Jan 2017
The Ultimate Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ELO's iconic album 'OUT OF THE BLUE'
A dramatic taste of what the classic ELO were like in the heyday. The whole experience is a professional re-enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction, light show and
This show brings back the age of Glam Rock and pays tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. Live cellos and the infamous blue violin helps give the ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and you will hear some of their big hits including; Mr Blue Sky, Sweet Talkin’ Woman and Telephone Line and many many more…
Thursday 4th May at 7.30pm
Tickets - £17, concessions - £15
Mozart's The Magic Flute owes more than a nodding debt to the art of pantomime, a surreal world of heroes and villains, myth and magic : high drama, high art, high notes and high camp mix in a blaze of colour, comedy and puppetry as we enter the ever inventive battleground of Mozart's imagination where the forces of good pursue victory over the evil Queen of the night.
The widely anticipated first production by MWO’s new artistic team - director/designer Richard Studer and conductor Jonathan Lyness - launches a new era promising to astonish audiences, both young and old.
New to opera? Ever wondered what to expect? Take a look at our notes that give you lots more info and video clips to give you a good idea...
If you would like to find out more information about the storyline and the style of direction, you can also read the Director's Notes here...
Tickets - £14
Katy Brand’s hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity.
One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended church four times a week. For seven years she put the 'fun' into fundamentalism…and the 'mental'. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick, but at least she knew she was going to heaven. Now she's not so sure. Katy will relive her glory days of certainty and judgement (and unrequited love…) whilst trying to figure out what the hell was going on in her own head.
Katy Brand performed her first professional comedy gig in a London pub in 2004, before joining acclaimed sketch comedy troupe Ealing Live!, and touring around the country with her own show. She won a British Comedy award for her TV sketch series Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show in 2008 and has since written for and appeared in numerous films, TV programmes and radio shows. Her first novel, Brenda Monk is Funny, was published in 2014. She has worked as a journalist, screen writer, actor, comedian and director. She really wanted to be an astronaut but didn’t have the maths. She also once dressed up as Beyonce on national television and very nearly got away with it…
Age Guidance 16+
‘The church’s loss is comedy’s gain…’ Evening Standard
‘Intelligent storytelling…she makes us hang on her every word’ The Times
★★★★ The Metro
★★★★ The Skinny
Tuesday 9th May at 10am & 7pm, Wednesday 10th May at 10am
Tickets - £7
Workshops will be held after the 10am performances
Always have been.
My ideas aren't neat.
My ideas laugh and argue.
They shout and fight.
And sometimes they hide.
What happens when the past and the future collide?
A new storytelling performance from Polarbear about the places in your brain where things hide and what happens when they come out to play.
Polarbear, AKA Steve Camden, is one of the UK's most acclaimed spoken-word artists and is author of young adult novels Tape and It's About Love. Written and performed by Polarbear. Dramaturgy by Yael Shavit. Designed by Bethany Wells.
A Battersea Arts Centre and Theatr Iolo co-production.
Thursday 11th May at 7.45pm
Early Bird price - £9
The Amused Moose Comedy Award Best Show Nominee and ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) returns with one of his infamous gossips as he continues on his quest to become the nation’s sweetheart and he attempts to bring back the art of conversation. As seen on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On the Side, and supporting Katherine Ryan on her UK tour.
‘He has charisma, he has his own style, he has a wicked line in material and the ability to go off-piste with crowd work that is achingly funny’ **** One4Review.co.uk
Red seats - £27, concessions - £25.50
Yellow seats - £25, concessions - £23.50
There will be a post-show Meet & Greet with Ian and Natalie, tickets will be an additional £20
Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever…
Strictly’s favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour.
Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances. New music developed to accompany these dances and give you a feel good factor with pure romance.
The dance showcase spectacular will give full on entertainment with a romantic feel and will transport you away to a place of wonderful moments, with lots of laughs and stories along the way.
The pro-pairing have been on our screens for 8 years on the hit BBC show and are best known for their high intensity performances. Ian and Natalie have become family favourites, as they have always pushed the boundaries of dance to bring the best out of their celebrity couple.
On the night they will dance a mix of Ballroom and Latin with fun filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life.
Sunday 14th May at 7pm
Tickets - £5
To celebrate the BFI’s 4K re-issue of Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese’s violet mobster classic and arguably his best film, we’ll be turning the Studio Theatre into the Copacabana nightclub for one night only.
So put on your sharpest suit or dig out some (fake) furs and join us, to see Goodfellas, as you will never have seen it before, on our big screen. There will be a bar available.
Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £21
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.
This electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band.
"Elio rocks!" Brian May
"Elio is tremendous... I'm a big fan. Music made the old fashioned way... played" Huey Lewis"
Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May at 7.30pm
Red seats - £14.50, £12.50 for concessions
Yellow seats - £12.50, £10.50 for concessions
Blue seats (restricted view) - £7.50
A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the lightest and brightest dance event of the year.
Catrin Finch will be playing live at these performances.
Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, until she finds a love that brings her down to earth.
George MacDonald’s quirky and timeless tale takes on a new life, interpreted in dance by some of the finest dancers in the world to the haunting and lyrical music of Catrin Finch. Featuring ground breaking video projections and stunningly vibrant costumes The Light Princess will transport you to a world of laughter, beauty and wonder.
There will also be a Touch Tour and a British Sign Language (BSL) at this performance.
Saturday 27th May at 3pm
Tickets - £11
You think Science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen before. “Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringle tubes!
TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson has been enthralling audiences for over 20 years with his fascinating journeys around the Universe. Now he is turning his infectious enthusiasm to things a little closer to home with this brand new show.
**Join us for this Half-Term treat**
All Tickets - £2.50
Monday 29th May at 11am & 1.30pm
Wednesday 31st at 11am & 1.30pm
Thursday 1st June at 11am & 1.30pm
Friday 2nd June at 11am & 1.30pm & Saturday 3rd June at 11am & 1.30pm
A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
Monday 10th April 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 30th May 10am - 2pm
Monday 24th July 2pm - 4pm
Monday 31st July 2pm-4pm
Monday 7th August 2pm-4pm
Monday 14th August 2pm-4pm
Monday 21st August 2pm-4pm
Suitable for children 5 - 11 years
Tickets are £8
Here is a great opportunity for your children to enjoy their favourite pastime but also be social! Sharing the experience of Minecraft with others doubles the fun!.. and its all done in a safe OFF LINE environment. Children get the opportunity to JOIN WORLDS and work in teams to complete a number of exciting challenges. Ipads provided.
**Join us for this Half Term treat**
All Tickets - £4
Wednesday 31st May at 4pm & 6.30pm
Thursday 1st June at 4pm & 6.30pm
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd June at 4pm & 6.30pm
2017, USA, 129 mins
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stephens, Luke Evans
Makin’ Tracks Tour
Friday 2nd June at 7.30pm
Tickets - £22
The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance.
As a result, their records have a timeless quality and, some 55 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers from their new album ‘Makin’ Tracks’
Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.
Saturday 10th June at 6pm & Sunday 11th June at 3pm
Tickets - £14.50
Studio One Dance Company presents an uplifting evening of dance and song taking you through over 100 tunes from the nation’s favourite films from the big screen & our favourite musicals. The acclaimed Cardiff based Studio One Dance Company presents talented performers from age 2 ½ years to adults in this dancing and singing extravaganza. Dancers from Studio One have performed alongside stars from Strictly Come Dancing including Pasha Kovalev, Brian Fortuna, Christina Rhianoff, and Katya Virshilas and trained under the watchful eye of the legend that is Wayne Sleep as well as appearing in lots of west end touring productions in the New Theatre & Wales Millennium Centre This year we have also discovered our love for “dance competitions” our pupils have competed in STARS OF THE FUTURE UK dance competition in Bath & qualified for the final in Manchester & came home with 5 first place , 2 second place & 1 3rd place they also competed in the WELSH FACTOR we came home with 1 first place 2 second place, We are looking forward to 2017 to see what our new competition team “S1DC” will do in this year’s upcoming competitions This wonderful show is not to be missed ......COME JOIN THE FUN AT STUDIO ONE!
For more information on Studio One contact Sara Ekstrom-Gabb
ISTD on 07739285227 or Suzie Bryant on 07900827552
Studio One Dance Company presents an uplifting evening of dance and song taking you through over 100 tunes from the nation’s favourite films from the big screen & our favourite musicals.
The acclaimed Cardiff based Studio One Dance Company presents talented performers from age 2 ½ years to adults in this dancing and singing extravaganza.
Dancers from Studio One have performed alongside stars from Strictly Come Dancing including Pasha Kovalev, Brian Fortuna, Christina Rhianoff, and Katya Virshilas and trained under the watchful eye of the legend that is Wayne Sleep as well as appearing in lots of west end touring productions in the New Theatre & Wales Millennium Centre
This year we have also discovered our love for “dance competitions” our pupils have competed in STARS OF THE FUTURE UK dance competition in Bath & qualified for the final in Manchester & came home with 5 first place , 2 second place & 1 3rd place they also competed in the WELSH FACTOR we came home with 1 first place 2 second place, We are looking forward to 2017 to see what our new competition team “S1DC” will do in this year’s upcoming competitions
This wonderful show is not to be missed ......COME JOIN THE FUN AT STUDIO ONE!
Saturday17th June, 11am
Lower Machen Festival
Tickets £6, Reductions £4.50, Family £16 *Under 2s FREE
Foundered by Miaomiao Yu, Bach to Baby makes a welcome returnto the Lower Machen Festival with the innovative concert series designed forbabies and their families.
Around the world on 47 strings’
- It tookPhileas Fogg eighty days, but our star harpist will whisk you around the worldin under an hour, stopping off to dance the Bransles in France, the tango inArgentina, and finishing with fiery flamenco. Put on those dancing shoes!
Tickets - £23
Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show.
Accompanying Dominic on the 2017 tour will be Lisa Stanley, one of Ireland’s top female vocalists and star of TV Channel 389 KEEP IT COUNTRY’s………..…THE LISA STANLEY SHOW.
Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. Mixed with the unique quality as versatile entertainers performing a selection of various musical styles, including, Pop, Country and Rock n Roll.
A show not to be missed.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
Monday 19th – Friday 23rdJune at 8pm in The Riverfront Basement
Tickets - £12, concessions - £10
In a dystopian future a city lays ruin as a half-chicken-half-man clucks, struts and clambers over piles of smoldering debris, as his gas masked companion sifts, shifts and lifts large chunks of rubble in search of lost relics, packets of m&m’s, and rare objetd’art.
Together this twisted pair run Apocalypso; the last bar on earth. Here the whiskey tastes like petrol, the toilet bowls give birth, and the party must never end. The bar is stocked, theend is nigh, and soon they’ll meet the man who caused it all. Tin Shed Theatre Co. invite you to join them at the end of the world for an evening of post-apocalyptic mayhem that is part theatre performance, part gig, part free-bar.
Blending cult-iconography, the spews of their imagination and pickings from modern politics, Tin Shed create their own bleak vision of the future, in an attempt to question the decisions of the today. Utilising their usual assertion of macabre humour they present something reminiscent of Mad Max surgically spliced with Waiting For Godot.
An immersive horror-comedy experience like no other.
2017, UK, 117 mins
Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
Tickets - £21, concessions - £19
Direct from it’ssuccess in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at everyperformance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using hugeprojection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebrationalso features a full live band performing all the hits including 'MrsRobinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and manymore. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!
"Fantastic” -Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. "Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage
Sunday 2nd July at 4.30pm
Tickets - £5
Discover the Legends of Newport in this epic afternoon of opera!
Operasonic bring together pupils from St Michael’s RC Primary School, Clytha Primary School, St Woolos Primary School and members of the Maindee community to perform the Newport Legends Operas.
Framed by a range of Newport stories set to music by composer Errollyn Wallen, they are performed by professional opera singers. Accompanied by an ensemble of players conducted by Helen Woods, this performance is the culmination of 9 months of creative workshops in which our participants have created the operas themselves working with a team of composers and directors.
Operasonic is passionate about putting participation at the heart of opera!
For more information visit - www.operasonic.co.uk/newport-legends
Tickets - £17.50, concessions - £15.50
Not only are The Bohemians the official Queen fan clubs number one tribute band they are also one of the globes busiest. There last sold out show at the Riverfront has become legendary and they returning for one night only due to public demand. This special tour Celebrating the life of Freddie Mercury 25 years after his passing will see several unique and touching solos and costume changes plus of course all of the huge queen anthems you would expect from such a well respected band.
The Bohemians, established in 1996, re-enact the glory days of Queen including the Craziness of the 70s and the Magic of the 80s proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring.
They have performed all over the UK, Europe and the World at football stadiums, festivals, theatres and other prestigious venues. The Bohemians in their majestic magnificence receive standing ovations in response to their electrifying representation of a Queen Live Concert.
Rob Comber's outrageous stage antics and personality makes him the perfect Freddie. Christopher Gregory's Red Special enables him to get as close as possible to Brian May's inimitable style. Wayne Bourne hammers the tubs like drummer Roger Taylor, and Kevin Goodwin provides that unmistakable Queen backline on bass.
Their high-energy two hour show with full Staging, Lighting, Backdrops and Pyrotechnics has earned them the reputation of being the World’s most exciting Queen Tribute act.
The Bohemians set includes all the piano driven hit singles: Killer Queen; Somebody To Love; Don’t Stop Me Now; You’re My Best Friend; We Are The Champions and the amazing award winning Bohemian Rhapsody. These hits are balanced with the Guitar led anthems; Tie Your Mother Down; Hammer To Fall; One Vision; I Want It All; We Will Rock You and the Acoustic vocal tracks 39 and the unforgettable Love of my Life. The Bohemians ability to recreate Queen live is something truly special.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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!
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.
Friday 17th November at 7.30pm
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
Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm
Tickets - £24, concessions - £22.50
Back by overwhelming public demand, the most successful and popular touring show of its kind Beyond the Barricade returns with a brand new production. 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!!
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’
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.
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.