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Jazz Cats KEEP ON DANCIN'

Saturday 23 June at 7pm

Tickets - £12.50, concessions - £10.50

23/06/2018 19:00
UKBFF: Welsh Championships Qualifier for British Championships

Registration from 8.30am

Sunday 24 June, show starts at 12pm

Tickets - £26

24/06/2018 12:00
Withnail & I (15)

Sunday 24 June

Film starts at 7pm

Tickets - £5

Without doubt one of the biggest British cult films ever.

We join two unemployed actors Withnail and ‘I’ on a disastrous holiday to the country. Please note we cannot guarantee the finest wines available to humanity!

24/06/2018 19:00
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

Monday 25 June at 7.45pm                                                                                     Tuesday 26 June at 7.45pm
Wednesday 27 June at 1.30pm & 7.45pm


Running time: 124 mins
Directed by Mike Newell
Starring: Lily James,
Michiel Huisman,

A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

25/06/2018 to 27/06/2018
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

Friday 29 June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23, concessions - £20



Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty! This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the Country, plus the smash hit Islands in the Stream.

Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship as we bring the house down with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends.

29/06/2018 19:30
COMEDY SHED (Acts may be changed from those advertised)

Friday 29 June
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.

May Acts:
Dana Alexander
Kevin McCarthy
George Lewis


 £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.




29/06/2018 to 27/07/2018
MUSICALITY MASHUP 2018
Saturday 30 June at 7pm
Sunday 1 July at 2.30pm

Tickets - £15

Medleys from your favourite musical`s & films

Studio One Dance Company presents an uplifting evening of dance and song to celebrate the magic of the musicals & films.

The acclaimed Cardiff based Studio One Dance Company presents talented performers from age 2 years to adults in this dancing and singing extravaganza.

From this year’s box office hit “The Greatest Showman”, to toe tapping musical numbers from "42nd Street" this captivating evening promises to make your heart sing.

Dancers from Studio One have performed alongside stars from Strictly Come Dancing including Brian Fortuna, Christina Rhianoff, Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas and trained under the watchful eye of the legend that is Wayne Sleep.

30/06/2018 to 01/07/2018
Tully (15)

Monday 2 July at 7.45pm 
Tuesday 3 July at 7.45pm
 
Wednesday 4 July at 7.45pm
 

Running time – 95 minutes 

Director – Jason Reitman 

Starring– Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass             

Marlo is a New York suburbanite who's about to give birth to her third child. Her husband, Ron, is loving and works hard, but remains clueless about the demands that motherhood puts on his wife. When the baby is born, Marlo's wealthy brother hires a nighttime nanny named Tully to help his sister handle the workload. Hesitant at first, Marlo soon learns to appreciate all that Tully does -- forming a special bond with her new, lifesaving friend. 

02/07/2018 to 04/07/2018
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. 

 

 

 

Wednesday 4 July - Llywelyn Ifan Jones

Llywelyn successfully completed his postgraduate studies in 2015 with the highest class from the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg where he was First Prize winner of the 'Savarez-Corelli Kammermusik Competition.’ He was mentored by Stephen Fitzpatrick (Principal Harpist of the Staatskapelle Orchestra, Berlin). His Master’s studies were generously funded by the James Pantyfedwen Trust.

Previous to his time in Salzburg, he studied the harp intensively with Caryl Thomas at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he was the recipient of numerous awards including the Mansel Thomas Award, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Award and on two occasions, the Daniel Emlyn Davies Award. In 2013 he was a winner of a prestigious Lyon and Healy Award, first prize winner at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and the winner of the Pencerdd Gwalia Competition.

 

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

 

 

 

04/07/2018 to 07/11/2018
Mary and The Witch's Flower (U)

All tickets £3

 

Friday 6 July at 6pm

Saturday 7 July at 1pm, 3.30pm & 6pm

 

This is the English language version of the animated family adventure with a voice cast including Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent

Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms once every seven years. Together, the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College -- a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try and set things right.

06/07/2018 to 07/07/2018
Beast (15)

Monday 9 July at 7.45pm

Tuesday 10 July at 7.45pm

Wednesday 11 July at 7.45pm

 

Running time – 107 minutes

Director– Michael Pearce

Starring– Jessie Buckley, ,

 

A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.

09/07/2018 to 11/07/2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (12A)

All tickets £3.50

 

Friday 13 July at 6pm

Saturday 14 July at 1pm, 4pm & 7pm

Sunday 15 July at 3pm & 6pm

Monday 16 July at 5pm

Tuesday 17 July at 5pm

Thursday 19 July at 6pm

 

Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins a gang of galactic smugglers, including a 196-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission -- the Millennium Falcon.

13/07/2018 to 19/07/2018
MISS UNIVERSE GB 2018

Saturday 14 July, doors 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm

Tickets - £31, £11 for children 5 and under

The Miss Universe Great Britain final will see 40 young women from England, Scotland and Wales take to the stage to compete for the coveted crown and the opportunity to represent the UK at Miss Universe. A high energy night bringing together the best of British beauty in a fun and celebratory occasion supporting A-Sisterhood, a not-for-profit organisation which supports female causes both in the UK and overseas.

www.missuniversegb.co.uk

14/07/2018 19:00
EPIC DANCE Heroines (and Heroes!)

Sunday 15 July at 2pm & 7pm

Tickets - £10, concessions - £7

 

Epic Dance students aged between three and twenty-three will take the stage at the Riverfront, Newport on Sunday 15th of July at 2.00pm and 7.00pm for their performances of Epic Dance Heroines (and Heroes!).

 

The diverse programme of dance includes the tales of classic heroine Cinderella, timeless heroine Moana and a team of Guardians who rise together to protect children from the Bogeyman and his Night-Mares.

 

From Greek Goddesses to Modern Girls, the show is ultimately a celebration of uniqueness and diversity in our own dancers, true Epic Dance Heroines and Heroes, whose stories have just begun, with so much still Unwritten.

15/07/2018
On Chesil Beach (15)

Monday 16 July at 7.45pm
Tuesday 17 July at 7.45pm
Wednesday 18 July at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time – 110 minutes

Director – Dominic Cooke
Starring -
Saoirse Ronan,
,

Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

16/07/2018 to 18/07/2018
JOHN COOPER CLARKE

**NEW DATE THURSDAY 19 JULY 2018**

Tickets in the front 3 rows - £23.50, all other seats - £20.50, students - £16

 

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge. 

His influence can be heard within the keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. These collaborations mean that John has been involved in 2 recent global number 1 albums - with The Arctic Monkeys putting one of John's best loved poems, I Wanna Be Yours, to music on their critically acclaimed A:M Album 

This latest show is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat - a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.


Running times:

Clare Ferguson-Walker - 7:45pm - 8:15pm

Interval - 8:15pm - 8:40pm

John Cooper Clarke - 8:40pm - 9.50pm

19/07/2018 19:30
Big (PG) ALL TICKETS £2.50

Friday 20 July

Film starts at 5.30pm

Tickets - £2.50

Tom Hanks stars as Josh Baskin in one of his most loveable roles. A young boy who wishes to be ‘big’ wakes the next morning to find himself in the body of an adult, thanks to a magical Zoltar fortune telling machine.

20/07/2018 17:30
BIG SPLASH 2018 No need to book this page is for information only
Family Street Theatre Festival

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July 2018
Dydd Sadwrn 21 & Dydd Sul 22 Gorffenaff 2018

Newport’s much loved outdoor arts and street theatre festival, Big Splash is returning to the city streets this summer for a weekend jam-packed with free events and performances for families and all you big kids!

Watch in amazement as the familiar streets of the city centre become transformed into a huge outdoor stage, with exciting and dare-devil performances popping up where you least expect. Keep your eyes peeled for a few surprises too…

Yn yr haf eleni daw hoff wyl celfyddydau awyr agored a theatr stryd Casnewydd, Sblash Mawr, yn ei hôl i strydoedd y ddinas dros benwythnos sy’n heigio o ddigwyddiadau a pherfformiadau am ddim i deuluoedd a chi gryts mawr i gyd!

Byddwch yn llygadrwth o weld gweddnewid strydoedd cyfarwydd y ddinas yn llwyfan awyr agored anferthol, a pherfformiadau cyffrous a herfeiddiol yn dod ar glawr yn y mannau mwyaf annisgwyl. Cadwch eich llygaid ar agor am ambell i syrpréis hefyd.


Check out the highlights from last year's festival...



Follow our updates about the Big Splash online
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Big Splash Website
Twitter: @BigSplashFest
Facebook.com/bigsplashnewport

The Big Splash returns for its 8th year thanks to the combined funding of Newport Live, Newport City Council and the Arts Council of Wales

Thank you to our sponsors;

FRIARS WALK  / NEWPORT NOW /  KINGSWAY / WESTERN POWER
21/07/2018 10:00
Big Splash Baby Rave!

Sunday 22 July, 11am and 1pm. 45-minute sessions

 

Baby Rave is a family-friendlysession where the young and young at heart can hit the dance floor and let offsome steam together! Expect bubbles, balloons, and giant parachute in a rave-styleatmosphere with some of the UK's best dance music.

 

All welcome from 1 to 101 - aslong as you enjoy a bit of 'big fish, little fish', please come along!

FREE, but please book to avoid disappointment.

                                                         

22/07/2018
Minecraft (Ages 6 - 11 years)


Mondays (30 July, 6, 13 & 20 August) at 2pm-4pm

Thursdays (26 July, 2, 9, 16 & 23 August)  at 10am-12pm.



Suitable for children 6 - 11 years

Tickets are £8

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.

 

23/07/2018 to 28/02/2019
Edie (12A)

Monday 23 July at 7.45pm
Tuesday 24 July at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Wednesday 25 July at 7.45pm

Running time – 102 minutes

Director – Simon Hunter
Starring -
Sheila Hancock,
,

83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.

23/07/2018 to 25/07/2018
Tots Music and Craft (Ages 1-5)

Tuesdays: 24 & 31 July and 7, 14 & 21 August.
10.30am-12 or 1pm-2.30pm
£3.50 per child.


Summer Holiday Fun for under 5's.
Lucy from Happy Hands delivering music and craft specials. Materials provided.
24/07/2018 to 26/02/2019
Isle of Dogs (PG)

All Tickets - £2.50

Wednesday 25 July at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm (Relaxed screening)
Thursday 26 July at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm


Director – Wes Anderson

Starring – the voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton

Running time – 101 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

25/07/2018 to 26/07/2018
Duck Duck Goose (PG)

 

All Tickets - £2.50

Friday 27 July at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Monday 30 July at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Tuesday 31 July at 11am. 1.30pm & 4pm
Wednesday 1 Aug at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm (Relaxed screening)
Thursday 2 Aug at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – Christopher Jenkins

Starring – the voices of Jim Gaffigan, ,

Running time – 91 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

Peng rejects the community of his tight-knit flock of geese in an attempt to live life on his own terms, but when he narrowly rescues two young ducklings from an eccentric but deadly cat, the two latch onto Peng like a parent. The makeshift trio embark on a beautiful and dangerous journey through mountains and lakes, bamboo forests, marble caves and deep river valleys to reach their respective flocks.

27/07/2018 to 02/08/2018
Jeune Femme (15)

In French with English subtitles 

Monday 30 July at 7.45pm 
Tuesday 31 July at 7.45pm
 
Wednesday 1 August at 7.45pm
 
Running time – 98 minutes 

Director – Léonor Serraille 

Starring – Laetitia Dosch, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Grégoire Monsaingeon             

In her early thirties, broke, and in the wake of a humbling breakup, a spirited, yet rudderless young woman finds herself struggling to get by in the bustling Parisian metropolis; however, if she can make it there, she'll make it anywhere.  

30/07/2018 to 01/08/2018
Tuesday Cinema Club (Ages 6 - 12)

For just £18 per child, each Tuesday in the summer holidays, you can leave your child (aged 6-12) at the CINEMA CLUB from 9.30am until 3pm. They will then be able to watch a 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).

The films they will enjoy are as follows;
 
   Tuesday 31 July - Duck Duck Goose
   The afternoon activity to be confirmed

   Tuesday 7 August – Sherlock Gnomes
   The afternoon activity to be confirmed

   Tuesday 14 August - Show Dogs 
   The afternoon activity to be confirmed

   Tuesday 21 August – Beauty and the Beast
   The afternoon activity to be confirmed

   Tuesday 28 August – The Lion King
   The afternoon activity to be confirmed

31/07/2018 to 28/08/2018
Gadget Club (7-12 yrs)
Wednesday 1 and 15 August 10am-12.30pm
Tickets - £10

Try your hand at various digital activities, including stop motion animation, using Lego and coding.

This is a popular class so please book ahead.
01/08/2018 to 15/08/2018
Sherlock Gnomes (U)

 

All Tickets - £2.50

Friday 3 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Monday 6 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Tuesday 7 August at 4pm
Wednesday 8 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm (Relaxed screening)
Thursday 9 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – John Stevenson

Starring – the voices of Kelly Asbury, ,

Running time – 86 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.

03/08/2018 to 09/08/2018
McQueen (15)

Monday 6 August at 7.45pm
Tuesday 7 August at 7.45pm
Wednesday 8 August at 7.45pm

 

Running time – 111 minutes

Director – Ian Bonhôte,

Starring – Alexander McQueen

Exploring the life of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who started his career in his teens before gaining notice as designer for Givenchy and launching his own label, which continues to this day. He took his own life in 2010.

06/08/2018 to 08/08/2018
Show Dogs (PG)

 

All Tickets - £2.50

Friday 10 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Saturday 11 August at 11am,1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Monday 13 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Tuesday 14 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Wednesday 15 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm (Relaxed screening)
Thursday 16 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – Raja Gosnell

Starring – Alan Cumming, ,

Running time – 92 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the world's most exclusive dog show. To find the panda, Max goes under cover as a contestant to get the lowdown from his fellow canines. With help from their new friends, the crime-fighting duo must now foil another kidnapping plot and rescue other valuable animals from a gang of greedy smugglers.

10/08/2018 to 16/08/2018
The Happy Prince (15)

Monday 13 August at 7.45pm
Tuesday 14 August at 7.45pm
Wednesday 15 August at 7.45pm

 

Running time – 105 minutes

Director– Rupert Everett

Starring – Rupert Everett, ,

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humour.

13/08/2018 to 15/08/2018
Mulan (U)

 

All Tickets - £2.50

Friday 17 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Saturday 18 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Monday 20 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook

Starring – the voices of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong

Running time – 88 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan (Ming-NaWen) takes his spot. She cleverly impersonates a man and goes off to train with fellow recruits. Accompanied by her dragon, Mushu (Eddie Murphy), she uses her smarts to help ward off a Hun invasion, falling in love with a dashing captain along the way.

This is Disney adventure at it’s classiest, funniest and most inspiring.

17/08/2018 to 20/08/2018
Hatch Summer School 2018 (Ages 6-12)

Monday 20 to Friday 24 August

Places - £60, sibling discount available

1pm - 5pm Mon-Thur, 10am - 6pm Fri.
 

Tin Shed 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.

20/08/2018 13:00
Hatch Summer School 2018 (Ages 13 to 18)

Monday 20 to Friday 24 August

Places - £60, sibling discount available


1pm - 5pm Mon-Thur, 10am - 6pm Fri.


Tin Shed 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.

20/08/2018 13:00
Beauty and The Beast (U) Animated version

 

All Tickets -£2.50

Tuesday 21 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Wednesday 22 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Thursday 23 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – Gary Trousdale,

Starring – the voices of Paige O’Hara, Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach

Running time – 84 mins


Join us for this summer holiday treat!

An arrogant young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice. With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.

 

The first animated film to be nominated for a best picture Oscar, Beauty and The Beast has it all – it’s beautiful to look at, a cracking story, a quality Broadway score – and Dame Angela Lansbury as a teapot.

21/08/2018 to 23/08/2018
The Jungle Book (U) Animated version

 

All Tickets - £2.50

Friday 24 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Saturday 25 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Monday 27 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Director – Wolfgang Reitherman

Starring – the voices of Phil Harris, George Sanders, Sebastian Cabot

Running time – 78 mins


Join us for this summer holiday treat!

In this classic Walt Disney animation based on Rudyard Kipling's book, Mowgli, an abandoned child raised by wolves, has his peaceful existence threatened by the return of the man-eating tiger Shere Khan. Facing certain death, Mowgli must overcome his reluctance to leave his wolf family and return to the "man village." But he is not alone on his quest: Aided by Bagheera the panther, and later by the carefree bear Balloo, he braves the jungle's many perils.

24/08/2018 to 27/08/2018
The Lion King (U)

 

All Tickets - £2.50

Tuesday 28 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Wednesday 29 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Thursday 30 August at 11am & 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – RogerAllers,

Starring – the voices of Matthew Broderick, ,

Running time – 88 mins


Join us for this summer holiday treat!

This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba, the heir of his father, Mufasa. Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, plots to usurp Mufasa's throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa.

28/08/2018 to 30/08/2018
Patrick (PG)

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

Friday 31 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Saturday 1 September at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Monday 3 September at 5pm
Tuesday 4 September at 5pm
Wednesday 5 September at 5pm (Relaxed screening)
Thursday 6 September at 5pm

Director – Mandie Fletcher

Starring – Ed Skerin, Jennifer Saunders, Beattie Edmonson

Running time – 91 mins

Sarah is a young woman whose life is in a bit of a mess. The last thing she needs is someone else to look after. Yet, like it or not, her Grandmother has bequeathed her a very spoiled pug - Patrick. Surely she must have had her reasons?

31/08/2018 to 06/09/2018
80'S MANIA

Saturday 8 September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25, concessions - £23

 

Currently taking the UK by storm, it’s Europe’s official Eighties concert show!

Featuring the music of 25 chart-topping pop stars including: Duran Duran, Human League, Culture Club, Wham!, Madness, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant, Bananarama, Erasure, Nena, Soft Cell, Toni Basil, Dead or Alive, Kim Wilde plus many, many more...

An incredible 150 costume changes, custom-produced dual-screen video projection, more than 35 smash hits live on stage, the superb New Romantic Band and the amazing 80’s Mania Dancers.

Broader in its range of music than your widest shoulder pads and bigger than the biggest hair the Eighties had to offer, 80’s Mania will be a fun filled night out!

"It’s like Live Aid meets Top of the Pops." Mike Read, Radio 1 breakfast DJ during the 80s.

80's Mania from Pete Tobit on Vimeo.

08/09/2018 19:30
35 TIMES: Mercury Theatre Wales (Ages 15+)

By Bethan Morgan

Friday 14 September at 10.30am & 7.45pm

Tickets - £12, concessions - £10

Jules’s Coffee Mornings are a place to get creative, to glue stringy balloon sculptures, to learn a waltz and to speak out.

Inspired by the real experiences of many brave Women, join six who are now finding their voices. It’s not all just tea and biscuits. So you see, we know what you think of us, we know what we've become. That's why we're here....we're trying to workout together how we move on. How we survive.

 

Supported by the Arts Council of Wales and RCT Theatres.

 

There will be a free Touch Tour at 7pm, please call 01633 656679 to book your places.

The evening performance will be audio described, headsets available from the box office, please let us know when booking if you require this sevice.

14/09/2018
MILKSHAKE! LIVE - The Magic Story Book

Sunday 16 September at 12pm & 3.30pm

Tickets - £16.50, children - £14.50, family of four - £57 (this price will apply automatically in your basket).

Running time 95 mins

Starring Milkshake! favourites; Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales.

 

Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brilliant live show is sure to amaze and delight! The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs and sharing stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love.

16/09/2018
HELLO AGAIN THE STORY OF NEIL DIAMOND

Sunday 16 September at 7.30pm (Doors 6.30pm)
Tickets Floor Seats (Block K) £25
Tickets Balcony (All Other Blocks) £22.50


Evocative imagery, video and narration enhance the magic, as the show takes you on a musical journey through Neil Diamond’s glittering 50 year career.
From The Bang Years to the present day you’ll soon be singing along to all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks, America and many more.
* Brooklyn Horns and Ascending Strings, on selected shows only.

Quote - ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
“Brooklyn Creed sounds JUST like Neil Diamond… worthy of a West End production…I would recommend to see this show more than once !!!! FAB, FAB, FAB !!!!!”

16/09/2018 19:30
JENNI MURRAY - A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 21 WOMEN

Thursday 20 September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £19

The inimitable Jenni Murray celebrates great women from around the world – rescuing some from obscurity and shining a new light on familiar names. She has met and interviewed many of the women featured. 

 

They led while others followed. They stood up and spoke out when no one else would. They broke the mould in art, music and literature. Each of them fought, in their own way, for change. 

 

Encompassing artists, politicians, activists, reporters and heads of state from past and present, A History of the World in 21 Women celebrates the lives, struggles and achievements of women who have had a profound impact on the shaping of our world.    

 

Jenni Murray has been at the helm of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour for over twenty years. She talks about the programme’s 64 year history and her most engaging and most terrifying interviewees from Barbara Castle to Kaffe Fasset, Monica Lewinsky to Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson to Margaret Thatcher, through to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

20/09/2018 19:30
THE FLOP (Ages 16+)

A Hijinx Production in Association with Spymonkey

Ages 16+, adult content

Thursday 20 September at 7.45pm

Tickets - £13, concessions - £11

Paris. 1657ish. Impotence is illegal. When a member of the aristocracy is accused of being less than upstanding, his wounded pride leads him towards a monumental and very public flop. But can a cast of total idiots save a show about a flop… from being one?

 

Creators of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 hit Meet Fred, team up with clown supremoes Spymonkey, to present an anarchic, slightly rude, hilarious slice of stupidity, with live music and unfeasibly large wigs.

20/09/2018 19:45
NISH KUMAR: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself

Saturday 22 September at 8pm (Age guide 16+)

Tickets - £21, concessions - £19

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a national tour of the UK. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and if this will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUN STUFF. He's the host of the Mash Report, which you might have seen on BBC 2 or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but haven't really spoken to in awhile.

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2),Taskmaster (Dave), Live From the BBC(Netflix), QI (BBC2) Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and Joel & Nish Vs The World(Netflix/Comedy Central).

“One of the best young comedians we have” The Times

“A master class by a no-frills stand-up at the height of his powers” The Guardian

“Intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with a passion, urgency and enthusiasm that makes an hour feel like a fantastic ten minutes” Time Out

Rose d’Or winner – Best Radio Comedy

“A very clever boy” Nish Kumar 

22/09/2018 20:00
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING DESCRIBED... EARNESTLY

Wednesday 26 September at 7.45pm

Tickets - £10, concessions - £8

 

 

When a clueless, but very well-intentioned theatre company attempt to stage their interpretation of an Oscar Wilde classic, objectivity, tradition, British politeness, handbags and several cups of tea fly out the window.


Brace yourself for a romping hour of song, sound effects, deft physicality and live audio description from every character that will transport you into the midst of a delicious, romantic melodrama such as you’ve never experienced before!



Chlo
ë Clarke, in collaboration with Elbow Room Theatre Company and Galeri Caernarfon, presents this innovative 60-minute comedy featuring fully integrated live audio description for visually impaired and sighted audiences to enjoy alike. So, in earnest, throw away those headsets - we’re all in this together.

 

26/09/2018 19:45
DIELLE MUSIC: ACOUSTIC TOGETHER

Thursday 27 September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £16, concessions - £13 (Group of 10 or more £10 each)

 

"Harmonies that leave you breathless" Bill Kenny

DiElle, John Gleadall and Chris Wood are avid music lovers, who crossed paths from very different walks of musical life. The trio play original music and pay homage to acoustic artists from Joni Mitchell to Snow Patrol, who have influenced our current era, with an emphasis on the golden age of pop. Bob Dylan, James Taylor, The Hollies... With acoustic guitars and three-part harmony vocals, this live show is for real music lovers.

27/09/2018 19:30
HOW TO HIDE A LION

By Helen Stephens

Saturday 29 September at 1.30pm

Tickets - £11, children - £10, family of four - £36 (this discount will apply automatically in your ‘basket’).

 

When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and  track him down. Helen Stephen’s magical book, How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz.

 

Pigtails Productions, Polka Theatre and Oxford Playhouse present How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens, Directed and Adapted by Peter Glanville and with music and songs by Barb Jungr.

 

Babes-in-arms go free.

 

29/09/2018 13:30
BENEDICT ALLEN: Ultimate Explorer

Thursday 4 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £18.50, concessions -£17.50

In a brand new show, adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to  Papua New Guinea, during which he filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become concerned for his wellbeing.

Benedict will recall the highs and lows of this awe-inspiring trip, tell exhilarating tales from his life as an explorer and show never-before-seen material from his travels across the globe.

"Part of history of television" – Mark Thompson, Former Director General, BBC

"This is a hugely exciting venture for me. I can’t wait to travel the UK and share my experiences of some of the most testing, but also wonderfully inspiring, corners of the globe" – Benedict Allen                                

Benedict Allen sneak preview from Jo Sarsby on Vimeo.

04/10/2018 19:30
PAUL FOOT: Image Concious (Age guide 14+)

Friday 5 October at 7.45pm 

Tickets - £15 

 

Paul is a BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mike winner, has been nominated twice for a Barry at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and was voted Best of The Fest and Best International Act at the 2013 Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals respectively.

Recent TV and radio appearances include; The Infinite Monkey Cage (BBC Radio 4), Never Mind The
Buzzcocks (BBC2), Would I Lie To You (BBC 1), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4),  The Morning After (NBC), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Set List (Sky Atlantic), Christmas Pub Quiz (ABC Australia), The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), Spicks 'n Specks (ABC Australia) Melbourne Festival Gala and The Great Debate (Channel 10 Australia), Funny As Hell (HBO Canada).  In the USA Paul was a finalist on Series 6 of NBC's Last Comic Standing
 

05/10/2018 19:45
AUSTENTATIOUS - THE IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN NOVEL

Friday 5 October at 8pm

Tickets - £17.50, concessions - £16

 

Austentatious is saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom!  

Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. The show comes fresh from six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a monthly residency in London’s West End and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death. Now their show will be appearing at two dozen theatres across the country to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.  Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike.

★★★★★ “Ridiculouslysilly…wickedly funny” –The Times

★★★★ “A joy to behold” The Guardian

★★★★ “Super smart and terrifically funny” The Scotsman

05/10/2018 20:00
DRAGONDAZE 2018 (10am-5pm)

Saturday 6 October from 10am

Tickets - £7.50, children 10 years to 18 years - £5

06/10/2018 10:00
BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETERS 2018

Saturday 6 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £20, concessions - £18

 

This breath taking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music.

It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, The One and Only, hosted by Graham Norton.

The show rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more.

Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your heart beat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying:  "I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”

06/10/2018 19:30
AN AUDIENCE WITH KATE HUMBLE

Wednesday 10 October at 7pm

Tickets - £18, concessions - £16

 

Join Kate for a fascinating talk about her new book - Thinking on my Feet - as well as her life working with wildlife, the far flung places that this has taken her to and the inspiring people she has met on her travels.

There's also a unique chance to go 'behind the camera' as Kate describes how the programmes are made along with some lovely anecdotes about the filming   The second series of Kate's popular BBC programme Back to the Land will air in 2018 and will be the latest in a long line of programmes Kate has presented for the BBC including Springwatch and Autumm Watch, Wild Shepherdess, Yellowstone: Wildest Winter to Blazing Summer, Curious Creatures and Extreme Wives with Kate Humble.  In 2007 she and her husband Ludo moved to a smallholding in Wales and in 2011 set up 'Humble by Nature' a rural skills school on a working farm in the Wye Valley.  They live with a variety of feathered and furry livestock and three dogs.

10/10/2018 19:00
SINFONIA CYMRU CAROLINE PETHER

Thursday 11 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £17, concessions - £13, under 27 years old - £6, Friends of Sinfonia - £16 (£12 for concessions).

 

Join award winning chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru, directed by Caroline Pether, for a beautiful and lyrical programme of music by Whitacre, Grieg, Barber and Vivaldi.

 

From Vivaldi’s popular and evocative The Four Seasons, to the reflective peacefulness of Whitacre’s October, written about the composer’s favourite month, this is music to inspire. 

 

Grieg’s Holberg Suite, written in the style of dances from the playwright Holberg’s lifetime, and Barber’s classic Adagio for Strings complete the programme.

 

Daring, innovative and mould breaking, Sinfonia Cymru is a dynamic Cardiff-based chamber orchestra dedicated to supporting some of the best and most talented young professional musicians inthe early stages of their careers. Sinfonia Cymru presents a diverse programme each year with activities including orchestral touring, chamber music, creative learning and health & well-being projects.

 

Eric Whitacre October

Grieg Holberg Suite, Op. 40 

Barber Adagio for Strings 

Vivaldi The Four Seasons 

Director Caroline Pether

11/10/2018 19:30
TWISTED TALES (Ages 14+)

Thursday 11 October at 7.45pm

Tickets - £13, concessions - £11

 

Twisted Tales is a hilariously dark triple bill of riotous comedies that reveal the darkness under the domestic, the lengths people will go to for love and how to wash blood stains out of a carpet.

 

WHY HAVE three strangers; a brash Bristolian, a Cockney wide-boy & an introverted blogger been summoned to play a deadly locked-room mystery?

 

WHO IS the bandaged man, obsessively in love and held captive inside an upmarket flat, counting down the seconds until it’s time for her to return and “thing I can’t say” to begin.

 

HOW WILL two children’s TV presenters dispose of a corpse before time runs out? All they have is their wits, their arts and crafts skills and a foul-mouthed, criminal genius glove puppet.

 

Join us for an anarchic night of Twisted Tales and consider “how far would you go to get what you want?”

11/10/2018 19:45
MOTOWNS GREATEST HITS: HOW SWEET IT IS 2018

Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October 2018 at7.30pm 

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22


You’ll be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, TheTemptations, 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’

12/10/2018 to 13/10/2018
MADE IN DAGENHAM Applause Productions & Impact Theatre Company

Sponsored by Mon Motors Ford

 

St David’s Hospice Care

Saturday 20 October at 7pm

Tickets - £21

Based on the 2010 film of the same name, the story of Made in Dagenham is centred around the true-life events of the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968. It follows Rita O’Grady, a working class machinist and mother who strives for equality and an end to discrimination in the workplace. The actions of the Ford employees brought about huge positive change in the UK as the Equal Pay Act 1970 was introduced as a result of their bravery in challenging unfair practices. The play is a historically important and uplifting story told with music, dancing and vigour. 

Performed by the London based award winning ‘Impact Theatre Company’ with its Stellar Cast , this is one glorious show not to missed.

20/10/2018 19:00
NYE & JENNIE

Wednesday 24 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £14, concessions - £12


Theatr na nÓg

Aneurin Bevan and Jennie Lee were comrades and flatmates who together fought and preached for socialism as they saw it; he the Tredegar firebrand on the Labour back benches, she the miner’s daughter from Fife who became a Socialist MP before she was old enough to vote.  

Then they were married; he deeply in love with her; she on the rebound from a tragic love affair. Both of them were loved and loathed by their fellow MP’s; he the Bollinger Bolshevik; she his Lady Macbeth, the dark angel at his shoulder. Life together unfolded through the desolate war years, the trials of founding the NHS, and the vicious internal feuds of the 1950’s. But as it did so their love deepened and matured.

This is the story of a partnership that became one of the outstanding political marriages of the twentieth century.

24/10/2018 19:30
Robomagic Live Presents WHY DON'T WE With Special Guests

Wednesday 24 October, 7.30pm

Premium tickets - £35

Standard tickets - £27.50

24/10/2018 19:30
CROONERS

Friday 26 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £22.50

 

This rip roaring comedy musical has been wowing audiences with its witty and exhilarating show full of satirical energy, hilarious one liners, laugh out loud silliness and superb musical numbers.

Crooners follows the story of three very British gentlemen who exhume the characteristics of a crooner; suave, self-assured, stylish, as they defend the role of a crooner in our modern world. By the very same nature, it is not always obvious that these characteristics are adopted quite so well by the quintessentially British. Cue a splendiferous injection of British comedy. Tongue firmly in cheek. And an Outrageous injection of Big Band Swing.

Featuring the outstanding and uncompromising live, on stage musicianship of the 9-piece band ‘The Mini Big Band’, these Crooners feature songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole and Bobby Darin. Expect some Lady is a Tramp, Come Fly With Me,L.O.V.E, When You’re Smiling, Fly Me To The Moon, Beyond The Sea, Mac The Knife any many more…

Running Time; 2h20 min (inc interval)

26/10/2018 19:30
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 8 June

 

Sunday 28 October

Doors - 7pm

Tickets - £21 (including £1 venue levy)

Public Service Broadcasting are pleased to announce a 5-date run across the country where Every Valley was recorded in early 2017.

 

Speaking about the dates, founder J. Willgoose, Esq. said: “We're really looking forward to finishing our Every Valley album run with what promises to be a special set of shows. It's great to be saying a final thanks to Wales, and the Valleys in particular, for all the support and encouragement we've received since starting to research, write, record and then launch the album in Wales, and then to land up in the Royal Albert Hall a few days later seems like the best possible way to finish things off.”

 

Having already appeared at Primavera SoundBBC Biggest Weekend and the inaugural All Points East, PSB also have a busy summer ahead of them with slots at, among others, Bluedot, Larmer Tree, Leopallooza & Green Man.

 

Their final run of dates in Wales culminating with a big night at the Royal Albert Hall in London promises to be a grand send off to Every Valley.

28/10/2018 19:00
THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE

Tuesday 30 October at 11.30am and 2.30pm

Tickets -£7, family of four - £26 (this offer will apply automatically)


Tall Stories presents
THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE
Inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Longing to see the world, a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing adventure - but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father...

Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs for everyone aged 4 and up, from the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.

“There’s realcharm in this production.”
★★★★★ The Scotsman

“Faultless familyfare” ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

“Joyous in everyway… a textbook example of how to do theatre for children right’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Captivating,inventive storytelling along with beautiful live music’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals for Kids

Age Group: 4+

Running Time: 55minutes, no interval.

30/10/2018
AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL GRAY: Bob Dylan, Literature & The Poetry Of The Blues

Tuesday 30 October at 7.45pm

Tickets - £13

A stylish, witty talk, with audio tracks and rare footage, from the author of Song & Dance Man III and The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, definitive studies of Dylan’s work. Michael explores the Minnesota Bard's interaction with literature, and with the poetry of the blues.

 

His books may be immense but there’s nothing dry about Michael’s talks. He has appeared at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and at Dylan Conferences at Minnesota, Vienna and Bristol Universities. His Canterbury Arts Festival event was the best-attended that year; at the New School, NYC, the room was overflowing for his talk, as were the halls in Galway, Ireland, and the University of Texas.


Michael Gray’s events are lively, spontaneous and acute, giving a thoroughly entertaining, fresh account of Dylan’s achievement.

30/10/2018 19:45
YOU WIN AGAIN Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees

Saturday 3 November 2018 at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23

Following its West End debut, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of the Bee Gee’s will be embarking on its first ever UK tour. Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have graced the stage, in this unforgettable concert spectacular.

Immerse yourself into the brother’s music through the Sixties, Seventies & Eighties– including hits of artists they wrote for such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross & Dolly Parton. Join us in this breath-taking concert spectacular taking you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, More Than A Woman, You Should Be Dancing, How Deep is Your Love?, Jive Talkin’, Tragedy, Massachusetts, Words, I’ve Got to Get a Message to You, Too Much Heaven, Islands in the Stream, Grease, If I Can’t Have You and many more!

This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive.

03/11/2018 19:30
FASTLOVE: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE MICHAEL

Wednesday 7 November at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23

Direct from London’s West End, the UK’s biggest George Michael tribute show.

Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael.

The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems from the Wham classics of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of the eighties album Faith, plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties.

This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss, featuring all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, Outside, Jesus To A Child, and many more.

Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation.

07/11/2018 19:30
ARAD GOCH: CERRIG YN SLIP/SLIP STONES (Yng Gymraeg 10am, In English 1pm)

Thursday 8 November

Dydd Iau 8 Tachwedd

 

At/am 10am (yng Gymraeg), 1pm (in English)

Tickets - £6.50

 

Slip Stones

 

This drama is a development of previous specialist theatre work created by the company over the last 7 years for the Foundation Phase. Once again, we will be using natural objects to tell a story and offering new ways of learning through play in the open air, to teachers and pupils alike. With strong interactive elements, the story will assist children in recognising and discussing their emotions.

 

Cerryg yn Slip

 

Mae’r ddrama hon yn ddatblygiad o'r gwaith arbenigol mae’r cwmni wedi’i greu i’r Cyfnod Sylfaen  yn ystod y blynyddoedd diwethaf. Fe fydd, unwaith eto, yn defnyddio gwrthrychau naturioli ddweud straeon – gan annog y disgyblion a’u hathrawon i archwilio ffyrdd ochwarae a dysgu  yn yr awyr agored. Maeynddi elfen gyfranogol gref yn ogystal â stori fydd yn cynorthwyo’r plant iadnabod a thrafod emosiynau.

08/11/2018
BALLET CYMRU: A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS & POEMS BY DYLAN THOMAS

Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November at 7.30pm

Tickets - £14.50 (red seats), £12.50 (yellow seats), concessions - £12.50 (red seats), £10.50 (yellow seats)

 

A brand new ballet by award-winning Welsh Dance companyBallet Cymru, narrated by Cerys Matthews.

Ballet Cymru presents a timeless interpretation of the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas In Wales ©The Trustees for the Copyrights of the Dylan Thomas Estate with music by Mason Neely and Wales’ own icon Cerys Matthews. Step into the imagination of agenius and follow us on a journey through snow, cats and melancholy.

Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winnerDarius James and Amy Doughty, and evocative, eloquent costumes BalletCymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend ofclassical technique and storytelling.

Poems by Dylan Thomas.

Music and arrangements by CerysMatthews @Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely from the album Dylan Thomas AChild’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs. www.cerysmatthews.co.uk

Ballet Cymru, nominatedBest Independent Company 2015, 2016 and 2017 by the Critics Circle UK NationalDance Awards, and winners of the Best Dance Production 2017 at the WalesTheatre Awards 2017 and 2018, present a sparkling and refreshing ballet. 

AChild’s Christmas & Poems by Dylan Thomas is aco-production between Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront.

 

09/11/2018 to 10/11/2018
Half Moon Theatre: OFF THE GRID

Wednesday 14 November at 7pm

Tickets - £11, concessions - £9, youth groups/schools - £6

 

"I trade in my teenage years for you

To protect you

Create what I never had

So you'll see how beautiful the world can be"

 

Connor and Kelly are brother and sister.They share the same birthday, but ten years apart. Since the disappearance of their parents, when Kelly was three, they have been dependent on each other for survival. Connor is everything to Kelly: dad, brother, mum, friend – and storyteller. They've learned how important it is to believe in something fantastic when you're living off the grid.

 

But what happens when you discover you've made the wrong decision? Forced to back down, do you sacrifice your beliefs inorder to stay together?

 

Developed in partnership with young people, Off the Grid is an immersive new play by David Lane that navigates a shocking and heart breaking human story through the underbelly of a hidden society. Follow Connor and Kelly over seven years and discover if their own tale is as hopeful as the fiction they’ve clung on to for their very existence.

 

Off the Grid is presented by Half Moon, the UK’s leading small-scale theatre company making work for young people and follows on fromthe company’s 2017 award-winning co-production What Once Was Ours (Off West End OFFIE Award for Best Production for Young People aged 13+).

14/11/2018 19:00
LUISA OMIELAN Politics for Bitches

Friday 16 November at 7.30pm

Tickets - £15, concessions - £13

 

Fresh from filming her BBC3 series of the same name, comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan ('What Would Beyonce Do?!' and 'Am I Right Ladies?!') is back with her third stand up instalment.

In her own words 'I believe it is my right to have an opinion on something I know absolutely nothing about!’

Welcome to Politics for Bitches!

As seen on BBC 1, Live at the Apollo, 'Thigh Gap' joke (45 million views) and host of Comic Relief.

‘The comedian the British have been waiting for’ - Huffington Post

‘Luisa is a phenomenon’ - The Independent

★★★★★ Guardian

★★★★★ Scotsgay

★★★★★Metro

★★★★★ The Skinny

★★★★★ Chortle

16/11/2018 19:30
BEYOND THE BARRICADE 2018

Saturday 17 November at 7.30pm

Tickets - £24.50, concessions - £23

The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables. Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, and of course ending with a stunning finale from Les Miserables. The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss (Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables) Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals. To this day every musical note is still played and sung live – very rare indeed. Beyond the Barricade gives musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment – but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience are watching the original performance.

This incredible concert is now in its 19th successive year.

17/11/2018 19:30
SUN RECORDS: THE CONCERT

Saturday 24 November at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25, concessions - £23

SUN RECORDS: Where Rock'n'Roll Was Born - the Official Sun Records Concert Show

 

The legendary record label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin' pioneers, comes to life, live on stage.

Re-visit the blessed recording studio where the distinctive sound we know and love today was crafted from gospel, blues, hill billy, country, boogie and western swing by musical visionary Sam Phillips.

His trailblazing Memphis studio brought us That's Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin', Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight. . . hundreds of hits that would influence the world of music for generations to come.

Sam Phillips was a patient, honest man and a perpetual optimist. In 1954 he combined a modest 19-year-old Elvis Presley with musicians Scotty Moore, Bill Black and then DJ Fontana to create music that infused country and r'n'b.

It transcended musical and racial barriers. The ‘Sun Sound’ was born.

Rehearsed in an exact replica of the Sun Studios, featuring the musical instruments of the era, starring a multi-talented cast of singers and a supporting cast of amazing musicians, the sound of Sun is brought to life live on stage in the official concert show that takes you back to the birth place of rock'n'roll.

Sun Records Concert promo5 from Pete Tobit on Vimeo.

24/11/2018 19:30
THE HUMOURS OF BANDON

Saturday 24 November at 7.45pm

Tickets - £13, concessions - £11

 

 

‘Don’t be afraid of that floor, hammer it!’

 

On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16 year old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way?

 

From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium.

 

The Humours Of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

 

Developed as part of Show in a Bag an artist development initiative of Tiger Dublin Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

 

Written & performed by Margaret McAuliffe

Directed by Stefanie Preissner

Set Design by David Fagan

Lighting Design by Eoin Winning

Script Development by Gavin Kostick

Dramaturgical Assistant Jo Halpin

Produced by Eva Scanlan

24/11/2018 19:45
SLEEPING BEAUTY The Riverfront Panto 2018-19

From Tuesday 4 December 2018 – Sunday 6 January 2019


A TRADITIONAL FUN FAMILY PANTOMIME!

Tickets from £6.50 to £21 

The Riverfront's panto offers two hours full of song, dance, drama and fun for all the family.

Trouble is brewing at Newport Abbey. The Evil Dowager Aunt Draig is searching for the missing Princess. Lord Griffin of Newport and his son the right honourable Dylan with help from Mrs Midges the Housekeeper, Muddles the Gardener and Chortwood the mysterious Butler make sure that true love wins out in the end.

Sleeping Beauty contains flashing lights, loud music, loud bangs, strobe lighting, water and smoke.

04/12/2018 to 06/01/2019
SUPERSTARS OF WELSH WRESTLING Postoned Until 18 Jan 2019

This show has been postponed until Friday 18 January 2019 at 7pm

Tickets - £13, children - £10, family of four - £39 (this discount will apply automatically in your ‘basket’)

Come see the top international stars battle it out in this one night extravaganza.

You've seen it on the TV, now come and witness the glitz, the glamour and the high flying body-slamming action of live superstars of Welsh Wrestling as they steam roll their way into town for an evening of all action entertainment suitable for the entire family.

 

 

 

Friday1 June at 7pm

Tickets - £13, children - £10, familyof four - £39 (this discount will apply automatically in your ‘basket’)

Comesee the top international stars battle it out in this one night extravaganza.

You'veseen it on the TV, now come and witness the glitz, the glamour and thehighflying body-slamming action of live superstars of Welsh Wrestling as theysteam roll their way into town for an evening of all action entertainmentsuitable for the entire family.

 

 

 

 

18/01/2019 19:00
A NIGHT IN VIENNEA: Welsh National Opera

Sunday 20 January at 4pm

Tickets - £18, concessions - £15

 

Following the extremely well received concert in 2018, WNO Orchestra returns to The Riverfront in January 2018 with their popular New Year concert. The musicians, under the direction of Leader David Adams, will take you through a selection of waltzes and polkas which are known and loved the world over.

20/01/2019 16:00
WHITNEY QUEEN OF THE NIGHT 2019

Friday 25 January at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25, concessions - £23

 

 

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver as how that exceeds expectation on every level.

 

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, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this 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. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!

25/01/2019 19:30
COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS 2019 (Ages 6+)

Saturday 16 February at 2pm

Tickets - £8, family of four - £28 (this offer will apply automatically in your basket)

 

The Comedy Club 4 Kids gets the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits!
 
The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of the entire audience claiming to be called Bob.
 

"A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy... with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club" – The Guardian

  

"Absolutely hilarious." - The Yorkshire Times
 

"The perfect way to entertain the whole family." -Three Weeks 

 

16/02/2019 14:00
BACK TO BACHARACH 2019

Saturday 11 May 2019 

Tickets - £25, concessions - £24 

 

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.  

This exciting production is touring throughout the U.K. and is performed by the 4 of the finest west end singers accompanied by The Magic Moments Orchestra 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! 

11/05/2019 19:30
PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS 2019

Friday 7 June 2019 at 8pm

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22

07/06/2019 20:00
LES MUSICALS 2019 WITH JONATHAN ANSELL & RHYDIAN ROBERTS

Saturday 15 June 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25, meet and greet places are available for £57.50 places are limited though so pre-booking is recommended. The meet and greet will take place before the show, exact time to be confirmed.

'Les Musicals' Live Concert Tour is the ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre. 

Musical Theatre’s leading men and X Factor stars; Jonathan Ansell (G4 frontman) & Rhydian Roberts have joined forces to create a dramatic & spine tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more smash hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices.

Come and immerse yourself intothe world of Musical Theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, Blood Brothers, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Miss Saigon, Chess, We Will Rock You & many more…

After sell out shows in 2018 this is certainly a concert not to be missed as it tours to even more venues nationwide, with it’s second exciting year.

15/06/2019 19:30