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Maudie (12A)

Monday 25 September at 7.45pm

Wednesday 27 September at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time – 115 minutes

Director – Aisling Walsh

Starring – Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.



25/09/2017 to 27/09/2017
WE ARE BRONTE

Tuesday 26 September at 7.45pm

Tickets - £10, concessions - £8

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

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

Flying Bridge Theatre Company and Seabright Productions in association with Pleasance and Newport Live present
NOT ABOUT HEROES

by Stephen Macdonald, Directed by Tim Baker

Thursday 28 September at 7.30pm

Friday 29 September at 7.30pm

Saturday 30 September at 7.30pm with chat back with cast

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

Unfortunately the 10am performance on Thursday the 28th September has been cancelled. If you have tickets please contact the box office on 01633 656679 or 656681.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Chris McCausland

Performing stand-up across the UK since 2003, McCausland has long been firmly established at the top of the national comedy circuit. In that time, he has taken six shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and has made appearances on TV shows such as Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, ITV's Stand-Up Hero and BBC2's Unwrapped with Miranda Hart.

"Truly brilliant" **** - Three Weeks


Henry Paker

After winning the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2008, Henry Paker has successfully carved out a career for himself in stand-up and comic writing. With TV appearances including Russell Howard's Good News, Seann Walsh World and Edinburgh and Beyond, and writing credits for Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Comic Relief, Paker is one of the most sought-after comedy talents in the industry.

"He is as precise as music and the audience were delighted to follow his tune" **** - Chortle


Robin Morgan

Combining quick wit and natural storytelling with a charming, cheeky style, Welsh stand-up comedian Robin Morgan is a born entertainer who has wowed audiences nationally. With writing credits including BBC1's Have I Got News For You and ITV's Newzoids and studio warm-ups for The Graham Norton Show and Blind Date to his name, Morgan is a comedic force to be reckoned with.

"Intelligent and hilarious. I highly recommend" - Joe Lycett
"Wonderfully cheeky and engaging" - Three Weeks 


£13 - Postage charges apply


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

Videos may contain strong language or adult themes.




29/09/2017 to 15/12/2017
iSHINE: Our Theatre Needs You

Saturday 30 September at 3pm

Tickets - £9

30/09/2017 3:00 PM
Detroit (15)

Monday 2 October at 7.45pm

Tuesday 3 October at 7.45pm

Wednesday 4 October at 7.45pm

Running time – 143 minutes

Director –Kathryn Bigelow

Starring –John Boyega, ,

Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.



02/10/2017 to 04/10/2017
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Sinfonia Cymru

Tickets £5

Wednesday 4th October at 1pm

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

Mozart String Quintet in Gminor K. 516

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

 

 

Wednesday 6th December at 1pm

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

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

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

Friday 6th October at7.30pm

Tickets - £26

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Friday 6th October at 7.45pm

Tickets - £15

Recommended for ages 14 and over.

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

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

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

'Sublime, original and brilliant' Independent

“Unobtrusively masterful stuff” The Scotsman

06/10/2017 7:45 PM
Contemporary Australian Music Instrumental Workshop

By Newport Orchestra
In The Riverfront Studio on Saturday 7 October from 10am

Places are £11 (including a £1 booking fee)

There will be a free sharing event from 5pm which will not be ticketed.

Including 'Headbanber' by Matthew Hindson and 'Kakadu' by Peter Sculthorpe.

07/10/2017 10:00 AM
OPERASONIC: NIGHTMARE SCENARIO (Ages 8+)

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October at 11am & 2pm

Tickets - £7, family of four - £26

Aggie Cornogtells stories, dangerous and enchanting stories. Usually they end and everything goes back to normal, but this terrifying tale has come to life! It’s down in the Basement, telling itself, and can’t be stopped. That is, unless Aggie can recruit a gang of fearless story-busters to go down and sort it out! Nightmare Scenario is an edgy and immersive musical mystery.

07/10/2017 to 08/10/2017
MICHAEL MORPURGO'S KING ARTHUR

Saturday 7th October at 1.30pm & 4.30pm

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

Running time approximately 75 minutes

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

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

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

Suitable for 7 yrs +

“The absolute pinnacle of theatrical storytelling”  Arts Award Voice

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

07/10/2017
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (PG)

Monday 9 October at 7.45pm

Wednesday 11 October at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Directors- Bonni Cohen,

Running time – 98 minutes

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

09/10/2017 to 11/10/2017
JRR TOLKIEN'S LEAF BY NIGGLE

Tuesday 10 October at7pm

Running time approximately 75 minutes

Tickets - £12

With soundtrack composed by Karine Polwart and MJ McCarthy

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

With thanks to the Tolkien Trust.

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

Thursday 12th October at7.45pm

Tickets - £12, concessions - £10

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

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

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

‘Outstanding’ ★★★★   The List 

‘Unparalleled’ ★★★★★   Upcoming

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

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

Friday 13 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £22

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

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

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

13/10/2017 7:30 PM
THE MOUNTAINTOP

Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 October at 10am & 6pm

Tickets - £12, concessions - £10, schools and groups of 8+ - £7

The Mountaintop -the fictional depiction of Martin Luther King's last night on earth. In his motel room in Memphis, King is visited by Camae, a maid on a much greater mission than just delivering coffee. Gripping, relevant and often humorous, it is presented by Fio, a company intent on diversifying Welsh theatre. Alongside the public performances Fio will be offering schools matinees/workshops and our artist led Speakeasy event, a post show performance based discussion.

18/10/2017 to 19/10/2017
GWYN EMBERTON: RAFT

Thursday 19 October at 7.30pm

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

“Mesmerising and mercurial”– ASIW

 

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

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

Saturday 21st October at 8pm

Tickets - £16

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

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

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

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

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

 “Brilliantly funny and insightful” Metro

Finishes at approximately 9.50pm

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

Sunday 22 October

Film starts at 3pm

Afternoon tea at 2pm

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

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



22/10/2017 3:00 PM
Victoria and Abdul (12A)

Monday 23 October at 7.45pm

Tuesday 24 October at 7.45pm

Wednesday 25 October at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm

 

Running time – 106 minutes

Director – Stephen Frears

Starring – Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams

 

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

23/10/2017 to 25/10/2017
VIVA NEIL DIAMOND
Saturday 28 October 2017, 7.30pm

Tickets: £16

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

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

A fantastic night out for any Neil Diamond fans!


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

Saturday 28 October

Film starts at 7.45pm

Tickets - £5

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



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

Sunday 29 October at 3pm

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

Programme includes:

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

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

 

Conductor Gareth Jones

Cello Michael Petrov

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

29/10/2017 3:00 PM
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (U) ALL TICKETS £2.50

Join us for this half-term treat!

All Tickets Are £2.50

Monday 30 October at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm

Wednesday 1 November at 10am

Thursday 2 November at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm

Friday 3 November at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm

Saturday 4 November at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm

 

Running time – 89 mins

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy forthe entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dim-witted superhero named Captain Underpants.



30/10/2017 to 04/11/2017
THE SNOW DRAGON Presented by Tall Stories

Tuesday 31st October at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets - £7, family of four - £26

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

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

Running time - 55 minutes
Recommended age guide - 3+ 

31/10/2017
Concerts & Cakes With Live Music Now

Tickets- £6

 

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

Wed 7 June, 2pm
Bute Clarinet Quartet

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

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

 

Wed 1November, 2pm

Vesta Trio – harp, flute & viola

 

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

01/11/2017 2:00 PM
SUPERSTARS OF WELSH WRESTLING

Wednesday 1 November at 7pm

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

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

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

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November at 7.30pm

Ticket prices:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Sunday 5 November at 3pm

Tickets - £6

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

 

Polovtsian Dances  Borodin

Sonatina  Elliott World Premiere

3 movts from Carmen Suites  Bizet

The Beautiful Blue Danube Strauss

 

Movts from Swan Lake Tchaikovsky

Siesta and Fiesta Elliott

Dolly Suite Faure

Hungarian Rhapsody no.2 Liszt

 

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

 

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

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

Monday 6th November at7.30pm

Tickets - £18

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

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

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

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

Thursday 9th November at 7.45pm

Recommended for ages 14+

Tickets -£12, concessions - £9

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

09/11/2017 7:45 PM
RICH HALL'S HOEDOWN

Friday 10 November at 8pm

Tickets - £18

Running time approximately 2 hours

Age guide – 14+

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

 

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

 “Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon” – The Sun

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

By / Gan The Brothers Grimm

A new versionby / Fersiwn newydd gan Alun Saunders

Director /Cyfarwyddwr Gethin Evans

Designer /Cynllunydd Katie Hart

Composer & Musical Director / Cyfansoddwr a Chyfarwyddwr Cerddorol Dyfan Jones

 

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

Tickets - £7, family of four - £26

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

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

 

 

 

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

Saturday 11th November at 7.30pm

Tickets - £18, concessions - £16

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

11/11/2017 7:30 PM
SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL 2017

Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 November at 7pm

Tickets - £10, concessions - £8, groups of 20 plus - £7

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The Riverfront.

 

Join us from 14th November – 15th November for a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools.

 

Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, we invite you to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare’s stories brought to life like never before.

Details of the schools performing at The Riverfront are below, and are subject to change:

Tuesday 14th Wednesday

Macbeth

Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls   

Romeo and Juliet

St. Martins Comprehensive School   

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Newbridge Comprehensive School


Wednesday 15th November

Macbeth

Crumlin High Level Primary School   

Romeo & Juliet

Glan Usk Primary School   

Henry V

Risca Community Comprehensive School   

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran
 

 

 

More details can be found on SSF’s website: shakespeareschools.org/the-festival

 

SSF is a cultural education charity, transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools across the country will unite on their local professional theatre in thrilling performance evenings. It promises to be the most exciting Festival yet!

14/11/2017 to 15/11/2017
BIKEOLOGY

Friday 17th November at 7.30pm

Tickets -£21

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

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

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

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

*Ned Boulting has never tested positive for performance enhancing substances

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

Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm 

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22.50 

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

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

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

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

Recommended for ages 16+

Saturday 18 November at 7.45pm

Tickets - £14, concessions - £12

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

 

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

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

18/11/2017 7:45 PM
LITTLE WOLF

By Simon Harris

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

There are adult themes and strong language.

There will be a chance to meet the creatives in our cafe after the show.

22/11/2017 7:45 PM
ALADDIN - The Riverfront Panto 2017-18

From Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Sunday 7thJanuary 2018

A whole host of colourful characters join him in his story as he struggles to see that good is rewarded and that bad is punished. There's wicked Abanazar who tells everyone that he is the long lost brother of Widow Twankey's late departed brother Dafydd. There's the beautiful Princess Jasmine and her slightly domineering mother, the Empress Double Chinn. And at Suds-U-Like poor old Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee must wash a mountain of smalls for the Royal Wedding.

Full of song, dance, drama and spectacle, this year's panto at The Riverfront offers two hours in the company of some of the greatest characters in the world of pantomime fighting the good fight in some of the most exotic places.

A TRADITIONAL FUN FAMILY PANTOMIME!

Tickets from £6.50 to £20.50

Open Auditions for the young cast will be held on Sunday 1 October 2017 from 9.30am.

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

05/12/2017 to 07/01/2018
Welsh National Opera: A NIGHT IN VIENNA

Sunday 21 January at 4pm

Tickets - £17, concessions - £14

 

WNO Orchestra is delighted to bring this wonderful New Year concert to The Riverfront. We leave the conductor behind and the musicians and audience are brought together for the evening by David Adams, WNO’s Orchestra Leader and Concertmaster.

 

The concert includes one of the most famous works from Mozart, the Horn Concerto No 4. Surrounding this exciting offering, the Great Hall will resonate to the sounds of the most famous waltzes and polkas from glittering Vienna ballrooms.

 

Our opener, the fabulous overture to Der Freischutz by Weber, will get us off to a cracking start. Favourite waltzes such as Wine, Women and Song, The Blue Danube and Gold and Silver alongside the Tritsch-Tratsch, Thunder and Lightning and Champagne polkas and the great Radetsky March, will adorn the rip-roaring second half, alongside some of the less familiar fare.

 

This is all guaranteed to put a spring back into your post-Christmas step.

WNO Orchestra

Presented and Directed from the Violin by David Adams

Horn Soloist: Angus West 

21/01/2018 4:00 PM
CIRCUS OF HORRORS Voodoo VaudEvil

Tuesday 23 January at 7.30pm

Earlybird tickets - £19 (regular price £24)

Running time approximately 2 hours

Age guide – 16+

More information soon!

23/01/2018 7:30 PM
PSYCHIC SALLY - KISSES TO HEAVEN TOUR

Thursday 25 January at 7.30pm

Tickets - £26

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

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

Friday 26th January at 7.30pm

 

Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £22

 

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

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

Friday 2 February at 7.30pm

 

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/10
“Totally awesome”
“Fantastic, Wow, Amazing”
“Mind blowing”
Facebook Reviews
09/03/2018 7:30 PM
CRIMES UNDER THE SUN

Friday 6 April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £15, concessions - £12

Award-winning theatre company New Old Friends present Crimes Under the Sun, a comedy thriller, directed by James Farrell (Associate Director - 39 Steps, West End).

Inspired by Agatha Christie, 39 Steps and film noir, welcome to an hilarious yet murderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat. The show features the company’s trademark of just four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that races along in a romp. 

Reviews for New Old Friends’ previous show Crimes Against Christmas

"a mesmerising mix of murder, mayhem and laugh-out-loud comedy... even has echoes of those word-play specialists the Two Ronnies." –  **** The Stage

“not one person who did not laugh at least 100 times” - ***** What’s Good to Do

“A laugh a minute roller-coaster of fun” - ***** Behind the Arras

06/04/2018 7:30 PM
LEE MEAD TEN YEARS THE ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Saturday 19 May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £24

There is a chance to meet Lee before the show (from 5.30pm), tickets for this opportunity are £51. You can book these seats anywhere but if you want seats in Row A or B just give us a call on 01633 656679 or 656681 and we can book those for you.

It's been ten years since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

 

So Join Lee and his amazing band as he takes you through the last ten years of his life. Featuring songs from the classic shows he has starred in, such as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MISS SAIGON, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, LEGALLY BLONDE, WICKED and many more. Including songs from his previous albums,and his brand new album LEE MEAD TEN YEARS.

 

So come along fora fantastic evening of songs and stories and you never know Lee might don the coat once more!

19/05/2018 7:30 PM
AN AUDIENCE WITH IAN WAITE & OTI MABUSE

Rhythm Of The Night…

Friday 25 May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £28, concessions - £26.50

Bench seats - £26, concessions - £24.50

Ian and Oti will deliver a night of Latin and Ballroom numbers with high intensity…The Strictly Come Dancing pros will perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow you. Oti is fondly remembered with her celebrity pairing with Danny Mac where they received a perfect score of 40 in the Samba.  Ian is a regular on our screens with the spin off programme It Takes Two on BBC 2.

Ian and Oti always push the boundaries of dance to bring the best out of their celebrity partner, with both of them becoming finalist in the Hit BBC show.

On the night they will dance a mix of Latin and Ballroom, transporting you away to a place of wonderful moments with fun filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life.

In addition to the performance there are 30 higher-priced tickets for a meet and greet opportunity with Ian and Oti for photos and autographs pre show (6pm).

Tickets for meet and greet are available for an extra £21 for photos and autographs – this but must be bought in conjunction with a show ticket.

Customers will receive a programme which they can get personally signed, it’s a great opportunity to take photos and chat to Ian and Oti . 

25/05/2018 7:30 PM