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 (Lowri-Ann Richards) is searching for the missing Princess (Alice Rose Fletcher). Lord Griffin of Newport (Michael Geary) and his son the right honourable Dylan (Jack Ayres) with help from Mrs Midges the Housekeeper (Liam Tobin), Muddles the Gardener (Richard Elis) and Chortwood the mysterious Butler (Richard Nichols) make sure that true love wins out in the end.
Sleeping Beauty contains flashing lights, loud music, loud bangs, strobe lighting, water and smoke.
Monday 17 December at 7.45pm
Tuesday 18 December at 7.45pm
Wednesday 19 December at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time – 129 minutes
Director – Steve McQueen
Starring – Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki
A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows -- Veronica, Linda, Alice and Belle -- have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, Veronica joins forces with the other three women to pull off a heist that her husband was planning.
Tuesday 18 December at 10am
Free crèche (please book in advance)
Lunch provided (with added cake!)
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Join us to celebrate the female voice on screen with WOW Women’s Film Club.
Come and enjoy a brilliant selection of short films made by women for women, in the company of women, including the world premiere of The Female Voice, a documentary made by women living, working and loving in Wales!
Cinema is powerful… women are amazing…put them together and wonderful things can happen!
All tickets £3
Friday 21 December at 11.30am & 5pm
Saturday 22 December at 11.30am
Sunday 23 December at 11.30am
Monday 24 December at 11.30am
Running time – 85 minutes
The Muppets perform the classic Dickens Christmas tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle -- weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases -- past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.
Saturday 22 December at 2pm & 5pm
Sunday 23 December at 2pm & 5pm
Monday 24 December at 2pm & 5pm
All tickets £4
Director – Frank Capra
Starring – James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
George Bailey has so many problems heis thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.
Monday 7 January at 7.45pm
Tuesday 8 January at 7.45pm
Wednesday 9 January at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time – 104 minutes
Director – Paul Dano
Starring – Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould
Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry -- a housewife and a golf pro -- in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job -- and his sense of purpose -- he decides to join thecause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.
Thursday 10 January at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time – 121 minutes
Director – Hirokazu Koreeda
Full of emotion and characters of unassuming depth, this superb family drama from Kore-eda (Nobody Knows) won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2018.
After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, and barely makes enough money through petty crime to survive, they seem to live happily together, until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets and shakes the bonds that unite them.
Monday 14 January at 7.45pm
Tuesday 15 January at 7.45pm
Wednesday 16 January at 7.45pm
Running time – 114 minutes
Director – Sebastián Lelio
Starring – Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola
New York photographer Ronit Krushka flies to London after learning about the death of her estranged father. Ronit is returning to the same Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to Esti, a female friend. Their fortuitous and happy reunion soon reignites their burning passion as the two women explore boundaries of faith and sexuality.
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.
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.
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 2019 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.
Monday 21 January at 7.45pm
Tuesday 22 January at 7.45pm
Wednesday 23 January at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Director – Tim Wardle
The most amazing, incredible, remarkable true story ever told…Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-droppi... ng, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret - a secret with radical repercussions for us all.
Friday 25 & Saturday 26 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!
Friday 14 December
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.
£13 - Postage charges apply
£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.
Comedy Shed Future Events:
Friday 28 September
Friday 26 October
Friday 30 November
Friday 14 December
Friday 29 January 2019
Friday 22 February 2019
Monday 28 January at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Tuesday 29 January at 7.45pm
Wednesday 30 January at 7.45pm
Director – David Lowery
The Old Man & The Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
At Newport Centre
Monday 28 January, doors – 7pm
Tickets - £25 (price includes a £2 venue fee)
Their latest single ‘Turn’ was Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1, and received heavy rotation from Huw Stephens, Clara Amfo, Phil Taggart, Radio X’s daytime playlist, as Virgin Radio’s Single Of The Week, and performed live on Zoe Ball On Sunday for ITV.
After a sold-out UK & European tour including London’s Alexandra Palace, “doubter stake note, these Marsupials are officially massive”, confirmed the NME, The Wombats have gone on to lay waste to crowds across the globe, including the 50th anniversary Isle Of Wight Festival, Y Not?, Glasgow Summer Series (supporting Kings Of Leon), extensive dates through North America in support to Weezer and The Pixies, and huge headline arena dates in Australia.
By Rob Ward
Thursday 31 January at 7.45pm
Tickets - £11, concessions - £9
Friday 1 and Saturday 2 February at 7pm
Tickets -£8 **Seats still available on the balcony**
**Seats still available on the balcony**
A modern adaptation of well-known musical Annie with modern songs and suitable for all ages. Follow Marcus and his friends out of the foster home and his wild journey of trials and tribulations.
Tickets £5 Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano Holliger Sonata for Solo Oboe Brown Our Love is Here to Stay Wednesday 3 April at 1pm Join us for April's Lunchtime Concert by Sinfonia Cymru, which showcases the beautiful pairing of flute and harp. Featuring a selection of classics which demonstrate the emotive depth of these two instruments. Wednesday 3 July at 1pm Celebrate the summer with Sinfonia Cymru, as July's Lunchtime Concert presents lively music for string sextet. Wolf Italian Serenade Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B flat Major Op.18
Matinee classical music recitals presented across the year including wind trios, string quartets, piano, classical guitar, harp and much more. A chance to meet and enjoy music, with lunch or a drink in The Riverfront Café before or after the performance.
Wednesday 5 December at 1pm
Piano & wind quartet
Wednesday 6 February at 1pm
Shake off the winter blues and get ready for spring with a concert of delightful music for oboe and piano, from Sinfonia Cymru.
Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Holliger Sonata for Solo Oboe
Brown Our Love is Here to Stay
Wednesday 3 April at 1pm
Join us for April's Lunchtime Concert by Sinfonia Cymru, which showcases the beautiful pairing of flute and harp. Featuring a selection of classics which demonstrate the emotive depth of these two instruments.
Wednesday 3 July at 1pm
Celebrate the summer with Sinfonia Cymru, as July's Lunchtime Concert presents lively music for string sextet.
Wolf Italian Serenade
Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B flat Major Op.18
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
Friday 22 February at 7.30pm
Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £22
The only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! Johnny Cash Roadshow featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John. After sold out shows across Europe this is now a bigger show than ever, with our own ‘June Carter’ and brass section all accompanied by emotive screen visuals. This is simply the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world.
The show is packed full of energy good humour and hit after hit after hit, taking you through all the decades of the Man in Black’s career. The Johnny Cash Roadshow showcases world class musicians and its complex harmonies truly capture the essence, and re-created with astounding accuracy and of what it was like to be at a real Cash show!
All this accompanied by emotive and evocative screen images to give the closest experience you will ever get to attending a Johnny Cash concert.
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.
Friday 1 March 12.45pm – 2pm
Tickets – free but please try and book in advance as capacity is limited
Get a unique behind-the-scenes look at how the our dancers prepare just hours before a show.
You can observe, sketch, record and photograph the ballet or contemporary class, giving you a glimpse into NDCWales life.
Perfect for dance students, artists, photographers and anyone interested in peeking behind the curtain. Expand your portfolio, practice drawing from movement or just observe with interest.
Friday 1 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £14, concessions - £12
Three unique dances to amuse and amaze.
After Image is a unique theatrical experience, using a mixture of mirrors and creative choreography.
Revellers’ Mass is an unlikely dinner party inspired by old paintings.
Tundra is an ultra-modern, robotically mesmerising retelling of Russian folk dance and revolution.
Choreography by: Fernando Melo, Caroline Finn and Marcos Morau.
Friday 1 March at 7.45pm
Tickets - £13, concessions - £11
We all seek interaction, connection and validation. The light before us promises us all this and more.
The glow of our mobile phones invites us to be appreciated, cherished and loved. The challenge of stepping out on stage offers us something similar.
As the performers emerge from the darkness and into the light, are they illuminated or are they exposed?
Do we dare step into the light? Are we merely moths to its flame?
Directed by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham and incorporating an international cast of performers with and without learning disabilities, Hijinx & Teatro la Ribalta’s Into the Light is daring physical theatre about the right to be seen and heard, performed by those we need to see and hear.
Saturday 2 March at 1pm
Tickets - £7, family of four - £26 (this discount will apply automatically)
Discover Dance is a fun and relaxed interactive performance. Try some dance, then watch the professionals in action.
We run Discover Dance while on tour for schools and families. As part of the 90 minute sessions, you get the chance to dance on stage with our dancers, ask questions and learn excerpts of the Company’s show.
After the interval you will have the opportunity to watch our dancers perform.
It’s a fun and creative experience. Thousands of young people who have participated in them have been left feeling inspired and enthusiastic, more confident and, creative.
Saturday 2 March at 2pm
Tickets - £8, family ticket - £28 (this offer will apply automatically)
Running time – approximately 75 minutes with a meet and greet book signing after the show
Suitable for everyone 4 years and above
A family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages.
Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt and draw along with him! He'll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. And to celebrate his latest book 'Nice Work for the Cat and the King' everything will have a special 'royal' twist!
Nick has illustrated close to 260 books. He’s worked with authors including Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Kes Gray, and his books include You Choose, Shark in the Park and Pants. He's also the illustrator of Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s phenomenally popular children's novels. He's been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge too!
Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in.
Saturday 9 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £17, concessions - £13, under 27s - £6
CPE Bach Symphony No. 1 in D major H663
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major
Ives Unanswered Question
Beethoven Symphony No. 1, Op. 21
Cello - Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Conductor/ Arweinydd - Jonathan Bloxham
From BBC Young Musician to the Royal Wedding to Sinfonia Cymru – come and hear one ofthe UK’s most talented and popular cellists
O Gerddor Ifanc y BBC i’r Briodas Frenhinol I Sinfonia Cymru – dewch I glywed un o chwaraewyr cello mwyafdawnus aphoblogaidd y D
Thursday 14 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £13.25, concessions - £11.25
Running time – approx. 70 minutes
Written by Owen Thomas
Directed by Peter Doran
THE AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION GRAV RETURNS FOR 2019
Gareth J Bale reprises the role of Grav in this remarkable one-man show exploring the life and times of one of Wales’ most loved sons, Ray Gravell.
Known to millions for his legendary exploits on the rugby field, Grav was and is so much more than that. An actor, a cultural icon, a father, a husband, a man with a life packed full of stories that deserve to be heard once more.
Whether you are a Rugby fan or not, only the hardest of hearts would fail to enjoy this production...
Friday 15 March at 7.30pm on sale Friday 6 July at 10am
Tickets - £27.50
Jason is delighted to announce that heis extending his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour into 2019 with a final series ofdates. This is a tour with a twist!! These intimate evenings will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before!
Celebrating his 50th birthday and witha wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through his life, with stories about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, Joseph, I'm A Celebrity, Strictly and much, much more.
Hear some new stories (and possiblyone or two you’ve heard before!) plus some of the songs you know and love for anight like no other!
Wednesday 20 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £25.50, concessions - £23.50
On August 16th, 2017, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Elio Pace premiered a very special, intimate and completely unique concert honouring his childhood musical idol. Elio's personal and heartfelt performance featured many Elvis Presley classics as well as some rarely-heard and forgotten gems. The sell-out concert received 5-star accolades across the board and was cited by many as the greatest show they had ever seen.
After a hugely successful inaugural tour of the UK in July 2018, and due to overwhelming demand, ‘ELIO PACE presents ELVIS PRESLEY’ is touring once again in selected theatres all across the UK.
Elio’s sensational singing and electrifying piano-playing is ingeniously accompanied on stage by only the dynamic and percussive power of the incomparable drummer, Steve Rushton. Coupled with some insightful and moving anecdotes about Elvis’ life and career, never before will you have seen or heard Elvis’ catalogue presented like this. Not a white jumpsuit in sight; this is the complete antithesis to everything you know about ‘Elvis’ shows!
Don’t miss this groundbreaking and unforgettable concert as ‘ELIO PACE presents ELVIS PRESLEY’
Thursday 28 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £30, concessions - £28
Meet and greet at 6pm - £62
An all new show ‘Here Come The Girls’ brings an exciting mix of individual performances and group numbers with their supporting dance partners. The show will have a mix of Ballroom and Latin routines and has been choreographed by Patrick Helm, this show promises to be a fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you. Patrick will also perform on the show with Dianne!
Dianne Buswell and Amy Dowden have established themselves on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and Chloe Hewitt also joins the cast of pro girls to make it the first Girls tour.
This is one show not to miss! There is a meet and greet opportunity pre show to meet the Pro dancers, so don’t miss the limited opportunity for one these.
Saturday 30 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £25, concessions - £24
The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute return in 2019 for more stunning vocals, tight harmonies and awesome guitar riffs!
Described as 'flawless' by The Express, The Illegal Eagles are internationally renowned for their outstanding ability to recreate the Eagles’ distinctive sound withboth flare and incredible authenticity.
Featuring all the classics including Hotel California, Take it tothe Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, and many more!
Saturday 30 March 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.
Wednesday 3rd April at 7.30pm - Cardiff Afternoon Academy
Thursday 4th April at 7.30pm - Monmouth Academy
Friday 5th April at 7.30pm - Rougemont Academy
Sat 6th April at 1pm - Cardiff Morning academy & CAST Buddies
Saturday 6th April at 7.30pm - Caerleon Academy
Tickets - £9.50, family of four - £36 (this offer will apply automatically in your basket)
The Children's Academy of Stage Training (CAST) presents Seussical The Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
This family friendly show has been a hit on Broadway and performed all over the world for the last 18 years! A magical show about the power of imagination and belief in yourself , the Cat in the Hat acts as the emcee to steer us through the world of Dr. Seuss and his well loved characters, We are first introduced to Horton the Elephant who hears and rescues the citizens of Who, “the tiniest planet in the sky” by placing them gently on a clover, his fellow jungle of Nool residents, including the Sour Kangaroo and Wickersham Brothers, think he is crazy for talking to a speck of dust.
A fantastic night out for all the family!
Friday 12 April at 7.30pm
Tickets - £18, concessions - £16
Direct from their sold out tour last year…
The cast of leading performers form London’s West End, invite you to join them to a night at the Movies!
A magical evening of live entertainment, featuring the very best songs from the smash hit movies throughout the decades.
The talented cast have starred in many West End productions and national tours including Les Miserables, We Will Rock You, South Pacific, Singin' in the Rain, Starlight Express, Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked, Godspell, Joseph and Cats... to name but a few!
“With outstanding vocals and slick choreography, this wonderful concert guarantees to bring you joy” South Wales Evening Post
Monday 22 April at 7.30pm
Tickets - £22, concessions - £21
This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music.
The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist / artistic director Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements from LIVE musicians, and a stage-wide backdrop of state-of-the-art video projection.
Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays, and many more!
A Dino-Mite adventure direct from the West End!
Tuesday 23 April at 1pm & 3.30pm
Wednesday 24 April at 11am & 2pm
Tickets - £14, groups of 10+ - £8.50
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family.
Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!
A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend.
Don’t miss this entertaining and mind-expanding jurassic adventure, live on stage. Book now before tickets become extinct!
★★★★★ ‘Great fun. Highly recommended for all ages’ What’s Good To Do
★★★★ 'A spectacular interactive show!'OK! Magazine
★★★★ ‘The perfect family show. Educational and entertaining’ The Reviews Hub
Age guidance: 3+
Running Time: 50 mins + 15 min post show meet & greet with the Dinosaurs
Friday 10 May at 7.30pm
Tickets - £22
It is still one of the best kept secrets in show business that Patricia Routledge trained not only as an actress but also as a singer and had considerable experience and success in musical theatre, both in this country and in the United States of America.
Her many awards include a Tony for her Broadway performance in the Styne-Harburg musical Darling of the Day and a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.
Her one woman show Come for the Ride toured the UK in 1988 and in 1992 she played Nettie Fowler in the highly acclaimed production of Carousel at the National Theatre.
In 1998 she was honoured with the Gold Badge of Merit by the Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
In this fascinating encounter with the writer and broadcaster EDWARD SECKERSON she recalls this very special part ofher career with access to some rare and treasured recordings.
Writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson is Chief Classical Music Critic of The Independent newspaper and a founder member of The ArtsDesk.com. He wrote and presented the long-running BBC Radio 3 show Stage & Screen where he interviewed many of the biggest names in the business, among them Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury, Liza Minnelli, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
During his journalistic career he has written for most major music publications and is on the review panel of Gramophone magazine.
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!
Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May
In English Friday at 5.30pm and Saturday at 2.30pm & In Welsh Saturday at 11.30am
Tickets - £10, family of four - £38
Join Rapunzel, her Mam, and her new friend Daf in the forest as they set off on an adventure, for which they’ll need your help.
Inspired by the story of Rapunzel, The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair will take you to the heart of the forest, to be immersed in its sights, sounds and smells, with the story unfolding all around you.
The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair is a new family show from We Made This which reimagines the story of Rapunzel for our times, and promises an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
Supported by Arts Council of Wales, Blackwood Miners’ Institute, Creu Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre.
Saturday 18 May at 7.30pm
Tickets - £25
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 and tracks from their individual solo albums.
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.
Tickets - £12.25, concessions - £10.25
Age guide 12+
Remember P.E. kit. Cancel Free Trial. Call mum. Everyone writes instructions to their future selves. But what if the future starts writing back?
Rosy Carrick has to build a time machine – because her future self has already done so and is now stuck 100 years in the past… Thus begins a complex and original blend of science, Schwarzenegger and self-determination as Rosy attempts to rewrite history and save herself. Winner of The Infallibles Award for Theatrical Excellence and Brighton Fringe’s Best New Play Award 2018, Passionate Machine is a playful, intelligent and searingly honest story about obsession, salvation and finding yourself – literally.
With new libretto by Daisy Evans
Director Daisy Evans
Saturday 25 May at 7.30pm
Tickets - £19.50, concessions - £16.50
Follow the exploits of Don Pasquale in this riotous new version of Donizetti’s classic comic opera. Set in and around Pasquale’s doner kebab van, it’s the story of an old bachelor’s romantic delusions and the young lovers who outwit him.
Don Pasquale brings together a cast of larger-than-life characters, including Pasquale’s young nephew Ernesto and his girlfriend Norina, as well as local geezer Malatesta and his travelling band who hang around Pasquale’s kebab van after their long nights of boozing.
Welsh National Opera brings Daisy Evans’ brilliant new production to venues across Wales and England throughout the summer of 2019, following on from the success of Elena Langer’s Rhondda Rips It Up! in 2018.
Don Pasquale features a small cast and an on-stage orchestra like you’ve never seen or heard before.
Saturday 1 June at 7.30pm
Tickets - £16.50
Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his faaaaabulous new show, with new costumes, routines, jokes and songs. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw-dropping, eye-popping costumes.
Ceri’s energy, style, showmanship, love for the show and his appreciation of an audience shines through in this non stop, quick changing homage to all his favourite ladies.
Ceri brings them all lovingly to life with a touch of Las Vegas class rarely seen in the UK today. Once described as ‘Joe Longthorne meets Lily Savage... only with better legs!’
Friday 7 June 2019 at 8pm
Tickets - £24, concessions - £22
Friday 14 June at 7.30pm
Tickets - £18.50
What happens with Cinderella and Prince Charming after their Happy Everafter
Buttons Undone! is a big bawdy barrel of laughs and although aimed at over 18’s, it doesn’t contain any crude four-letter words, as the humour is unashamedly in the Great British ‘Carry On’ tradition of rib-tickling double entendres and innuendo.
So if you’re broad- minded and fancy a fun night out that turns traditional pantomime upside down to reveal its frilly bloomers hiding underneath, this is definitely a show you won’t want to miss.
And you know you’re in a safe pair of hands when the frantic frolics and saucy shenanigans happening on stage are held together by Wales’ undisputed King of Comedy Owen Money as Buttons.
Oh yes it is!
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.
Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britains Got Talent - Winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic a 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 into the world of Musical Theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera, Blood Brothers, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Miss Saigon, Chess, We Will Rock You and many more…
After sell-out shows in 2018, this is certainly a concert not to be missed in its second exciting year.
Tuesday 18 June at 7.30pm
Tickets - £29.50, concessions - £27.50
VIP tickets - £55 includes meet and greet with Ian and Vincent from 6pm
Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are joining forces in 2019 with their brand new production - THE BALLROOM BOYS.
Argentine Tango legend Vincent and King of the Ballroom Ian, will be joined by two professional female dancers and a wonderful vocalist. The night will be packed with dances, songs and loads of banter!
Expect dances like the Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Foxtrot and of course, the Argentine Tango!
Get ready for a high intensity evening of glitz and glamour with Ian & Vincent… THE BALLROOM BOYS!
There will be a limited number of VIP tickets that include a pre show meet and greet with the boys, for autograph and photo opportunities.
Produced by Strictly Theatre Co
This show will be postponed until Friday 5th July 2019
Featuring David Alacey & Special Guest Star: Anita Harris
Friday 5 July at 7.30pm
Tickets - £27.50
Celebrating the iconic Frank Sinatra who was born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1915, this show is far more than atribute to Ol' Blue Eyes. The magic of Sinatra live in concert is captured perfectly by the award winning David Alacey who is recognised worldwide as one of the leading interpreters of his music.
This lavish production encapsulates not only the wonderful hit catalogue of the original legend, but also the remarkable personality of the star who ruled the world of entertainment for over half a century. It also features The stunning L.A Showgirls, The Swinging Buddy Greco Band under the Direction of Paul Drakeley and guest star the evergreen all-round entertainer Anita Harris.
All of the hit songs and anthems made popular by the legendary performer such as "Come Fly With Me", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "My Way", "Strangers in The Night” and of course, "New York New York" are included along with many rarer gems.
So don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the life of a true legend and experience what it was really like to spend an evening in the presence of the greatest entertainer of the twentieth century doing it as only he could – his way!
Ladies and gentleman from here on in it’s Frank Sinatra
Dydd Mawrth 9 Gorffennaf am 1yh
Tocynnau - £8
Addas i blant 3-7 oed a’u teuluoedd.
Mae Rala Rwdins yn dychwelyd i lwyfannau Cymru! Rwtsh Ratsh Rala Rwdins oedd y cynhyrchiad cyntaf i Arad Goch ei greu yn 1989, ac i ddathlu pen-blwydd Arad Goch yn 30 byddwn ni’n teithio’r sioe unwaith eto! Ymunwch â’r antur yn nghwmniein ffrindiau o wlad y Rwla. Cawn glywed helyntion Rwdlan, Y Dewin Dwl a’r Llipryn Llwyd wrth iddynt geisio darganfod cyfrinach fawr y Dewin Dwl, heb anghofio triciau slei‘r hen Strempan. Wedi ei hysgrifennu gan Angharad Tomosa’i chyfarwyddo gan Jeremy Turner.
I blant 3-7 oed a’u teuluoedd.
Tuesday 9 July at 1pm, this show is presented in the Welsh language
Tickets - £9
Rwtsh Ratsh Rala Rwdins by Angharad Tomos
Suitable for children 3-7 years old and their families
Rala Rwdins returns to Wales’ theatres! Rwtsh Ratsh Rala Rwdins was Arad Goch’s very first production and to celebrate the company’s 30th birthday, we’re taking it on tour once again! Join the adventure in the land of Rwla, as our favourite characters try to solve Dewin Dwl’s big secret! Written by the award winning author of the series Angharad Tomos and directed by Jeremy Turner.
Suitable for children 3-7 years old and their families.
Thursday 19 September at 7.30pm
Tickets - £22, children - £16
Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a show who’s star performer ‘Navi’ once earned a standing ovation from Michael Jackson himself.
King Of Pop – The Legend Continues is currently on tour in the UK and is taking British theatres by storm. The superb production stars the world’s No.1 MJ impersonator ‘Navi’ who was actually invited to perform at two of Michael Jackson’s birthday parties in LA and New York. Michael not only applauded Navi but also gave him a standing ovation and invited the impersonator to spend a day at his home ‘Neverland’. The pair remained close and due to Navi’s uncanny resemblance to the star, he was often hired by Michael to act as a decoy to distract mobs of fans and press.
Navi has since continued to work at the highest level performing in a whopping 57 different countries and is now back in the UK for a national theatre tour along with his incredible live band and dancers. Navi brilliantly recreates all the magical classics from the early Jackson 5 songs to mega-hits such as Thriller and Smooth Criminal in a show the whole family will enjoy.
Saturday 28 September at 7.30pm
Tickets- £24, concessions - £23
Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history's most successful and entertaining live bands.
Featuring all of ABBA's greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Knowing Me Knowing You, Fernando, Super Trouper and many more!
With stunning costumes, a 7-piece live band, interactive video projection, some tongue-in-cheek Swedish humour, and of course ABBA’s spectacular trademark harmonies - this is the ultimate feel-good party show!
ABBA and 70’s fancy dress optional…but encouraged!
Is There Anybody Out There?
Thursday 3 October at 8pm
Tickets - £23
As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact, it’s said the ﬁrst word he spoke was ‘Uranus’. In this, his brand-new show, he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you’ll currently ﬁnd, in the world, possibly? as he wrestles with some of the big questions that other all-round entertainers shy away from. Such as:
Are we alone in the universe?
Is there life on Mars bars?
2lbs of potatoes.
Packet of ginger nuts.
Don’t lose this shopping list.
‘Do not miss this not to be missed type of thing! If I wasn’t in the show I’d deﬁnitely be in the audience watching myself intently. Laughing and learning in equal measure. Thoroughly happy to pay the admission fee and deﬁnitely not asking for a refund. Also not rustling sweet wrappers and ﬁddling with my sodding telephone with a gormless expression on my face. See you there!’.
Saturday 26 October at 7.30pm
Tickets - £31, concessions - £29
The ALBUMS SHOW is BACK! TWO more classic Billy Joel albums performed in their entirety... in ONE sensational show.
There’s just no stopping the incredible success of the critically acclaimed Billy Joel Songbook led by the phenomenal Elio Pace and his amazing band. Having sold out theatres across the UK and Europe, and due to the huge success of the first ‘Albums Show’ tour in May 2018, they return in Autumn 2019, this time performing two more Billy Joel classic albums in their entirety,
Storm Front and The Stranger
And if that wasn’t thrilling enough for Billy Joel fans, Elio and his band are delighted to be bringing back their very special guest, direct from the USA...legendary lead guitarist, David Brown. David played lead guitar in Billy Joel’s band from 1978 until 1991 and also went onto record and tour with many music icons including Paul McCartney and Simon and Garfunkel.
Billy Joel Songbook Albums Show
featuring David Brown really is a night of world-class musicianship and ingenious songwriting you simply cannot miss!
Friday 1 November 2019
Tickets - £32
Four times Progressive Music Award winning band, reached number one in the UK Official rock album charts with their 2017 album, Grimspound and number two with their recent live album, Merchants of Light, which was recorded at their sold out shows at London’s Cadogan Hall.
In autumn 2019, Big Big Train will embark upon their first ever UK tour, performing music from their forthcoming studio album alongside songs from their previous recordings, including 2009’s The Underfall Yardalbum. The shows will feature the band’s full live line-up, including a five-piece brass ensemble.
Support comes from , an English genre spanning band who, on this occasion, will comprise duo Jana Carpenter and Tim Elsenburg. They describe their sound as "thrash pastel".
‘Big Big Train have revisited the sound world of early Genesis and Yes and have managed to create music with great emotional clout’
JOHN BUNGEY, THE TIMES
'They make beautiful, pastoral quintessentially English music: their name is Big Big Train’
BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO TWO
'As English as village cricket, cream teas and infuriating delays on Southern Rail, Big Big Train seem to be gaining both traction and velocity as their career progresses. If anyone asks you about the state of prog rock in 2017, this is the direction you should point them in’
FRASER LEWRY, CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
‘the supercharged sound of a group of musicians hitting their stride and showing their class’
PAUL DAVIES, DAILY EXPRESS
Saturday 16 November at 7.30pm
Tickets - £26.50, concessions - £24.50
Formed in late 2017 from a passion for the work of ‘THE BOSS’
Each member of this 8 piece band have their own unique abilities as performers and an undeniable love of the music.
The band members as they are now, have impressive references, listing previous UK tours alongside recordings with big names in the music industry.
While the band remains a fairly newcreation they are already showing signs of a big and successful career, quickly gathering online momentum before even performing their first date.
The band has made it clear that their passion for SPRINGSTEEN outweighs all others.
Have a great night with THE SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN.
Shhh… next year’s panto title will be announced soon!
|From Thursday 28 November – Tuesday 31 December 2019 |
Tickets from £8 to £22