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Back To The Future (PG)

Sunday 27 May

Film starts at 3pm

Afternoon tea served at 2pm

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

Back To The Future is one of the 80’s most loved movies and boy do we love it!

Come and re-live your childhood or maybe educate someone who hasn’t witnessed the wonder as yet. You have a date with Marty McFly, Doc Brown and a magical DeLorean!

27/05/2018 15:00
Peter Rabbit (PG)

Join us for this half term treat!

All Tickets - £2.50

Monday 28 May at 11am & 1.30pm   
Tuesday 29 May at 11am & 1.30pm 
                                                             
Thursday 31 May at 11am & 1.30pm                                                                             
Friday 1 June at 11am & 1.30pm       
Saturday 2 June at 11am & 1.30pm                                                                                          

 

Director – Will Gluck

Starring - James Corden, ,

Running time – 95 mins

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.

28/05/2018 to 02/06/2018
Tots Music and Craft (Ages 1-5)
Tuesday 29th May, places are £3.50
11.00am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3pm
Lucy from Happy Hands delivering music and craft specials. Materials provided.
29/05/2018 to 26/02/2019
A Wrinkle In Time (PG) ALL TICKETS £4

Join us for this half term treat!

All Tickets - £4, Family of four - £14

Tuesday 29 May at 4pm
Wednesday 30 May at 4pm (Relaxed screening)
Thursday 31 May at 4pm
Friday 1 June at 4pm
Saturday 2 June at 4pm

 

Director - Ava DuVernay

Starring - Storm Reid, ,

Running time – 109 mins

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

29/05/2018 to 02/06/2018
Ready Player One (12A) ALL TICKETS £4

Join us for this half term treat!

All Tickets - £4, Family of four - £14

Tuesday 29 May at 6.15pm
Wednesday 30 May at 6.15pm
Thursday 31 May at 6.15pm

Friday 1 June at 6.15pm
Saturday 2 June at 6.15pm

 

Director – Steven Spielberg

Starring - Tye Sheridan, ,

Running time – 140 mins

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

29/05/2018 to 02/06/2018
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY (Ages 2+)

Wednesday 30 May at 3pm

Tickets - £9, family of four - £32 (this offer will apply automatically in your basket)

 

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly...

But The People’s Theatre Company do!

And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best selling book!

From the creators of Don't Dribble On The Dragon, this magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun.

It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102!

The songs in the show including If You're Happy and You know It, Incy Wincy Spider and many more are available to sing along to on The People's Theatre Company's website at www.ptc.org.ukso why not have a listen and join in when you visit the theatre!

30/05/2018 15:00
A Wrinkle In Time (PG) Relaxed Screening

Join us for this half term treat!

All Tickets - £4, Family of four - £14

Tuesday 29 May at 4pm
Wednesday 30 May at 4pm (Relaxed screening)
Thursday 31 May at 4pm

Friday 1 June at 4pm
Saturday 2 June at 4pm

 

Director - Ava DuVernay

Starring - Storm Reid, ,

Running time – 109 mins

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

30/05/2018 16:00
Minecraft (Ages 6 - 11 years)

Thursday 31st May 10am-12pm



Suitable for children 6 - 11 years

Tickets are £8

Here is a great opportunity for your children to enjoy their favourite pastime but also be social! Sharing the experience of Minecraft with others doubles the fun!.. and its all done in a safe OFF LINE environment. Children get the opportunity to JOIN WORLDS and work in teams to complete a number of exciting challenges. Ipads provided.

 

31/05/2018 to 28/02/2019
THE BLUES BAND 2018

Saturday 2 June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £24

The Blues Band: 39 Years and Counting!

Formed in 1979 by five seasoned musicians, The Blues Band are celebrating 39 glorious years as Britain and Europe’s leading exponents of one of the greatest musical traditions of all time.

It began back then with a phonecall by Paul Jones, actor, singer, musician and radio presenter, no stranger to the pop charts throughout the 1960s as front man for the hugely successful Manfred Mann. His fellow Manfred Tom McGuinness shared the same love of the music - he’d started out with Eric Clapton in the Roosters. And they knew the right people to make their idea for a band ‘just to play the blues’ work; they brought in legendary slide guitar man and singer Dave Kelly, who brought along a talented fellow musician, bassist Gary Fletcher. With the addition of Tom’s chart-topping partner from McGuinness Flint, drummer Hughie Flint, (ex-John Mayall’s Blues Breakers), that first line-up stormed the post-punk music scene, and contrary to their expectations, they soon left the pub scene behind for an international career playing the music they loved. After two and a half years, Hughie Flint left due to the pressures of touring. His place was admirably filled by another fine drummer, Rob Townsend, a member of one of Britain’s most eclectic, legendary outfits, Family.

The rest, as the saying goes, is history.

Other blues groups come and go, but it takes something special to achieve the iconic prestige enjoyed by The Blues Band. If you want to know what 38 years of skill and devotion sound like, here’s your chance - if you love the blues, it doesn’t get any better than The Blues Band.  

02/06/2018 19:30
Unsane (15)

Monday 4 June at 7.45pm

Tuesday 5 June at 7.45pm

 

 

Running time – 98 minutes 

Director – Steven Soderbergh

Starring – Claire Foy, ,

A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear-- but is it real or a product of her delusion? 

04/06/2018 to 05/06/2018
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Sinfonia Cymru

Tickets £5



Wednesday 4th April at 1pm
Wind Quintet
Barber Summer Music
Ligetti Bagatelles
Dvorak American Quartet


Wednesday 6 June
 at 1pm
Join award winning chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru for this upbeat lunchtime concert, featuring Beethoven's Septet, an energetic work scored for violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, horn and bassoon. Strauss' popular tone poem Till Eulenspeigel, einmal anders! - a quintet arrangement of the large-scale orchestral work - completes this lively programme. 

Strauss Till Eulenspeigel, einmal anders! 

Beethoven Septet in E-flat major, Op 20 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/06/2018 13:00
Where are all the women? - Women in classical musicians symposium
Registration at The Riverfront Theatre from 9am, the event will be next door at the USW Newport City Campus.
Tickets are £15, the day should finish at 5pm.
Lunch will be at The Riverfront.
07/06/2018 09:00
RHONDDA RIPS IT UP!

Welsh National Opera presents an uproarious comic entertainment.  

Featuring Lesley Garrett

Director: Caroline Clegg

Conductor: Nicola Rose



Thursday 7 June at 7.30pm
 

Tickets - £18, concessions - £15

My Ladies, Lords and Gentlemen! WNO cordially invites youto the World Premiere of the rip-roaring, uproarious musical comedy Rhondda Rips It Up!  

This tongue in cheek entertainment has been created foryour delectation by the illustrious Ms Elena Langer (composer and suffragette) and the inimitable Ms Emma Jenkins (librettist and suffragette). 

It is our great pleasure to take you on an unforgettablejourney through the life and adventures of that unsung heroine of the WelshSuffrage movement, Margaret Haig Thomas, the Viscountess Rhondda.

Suffragette, activist and entrepreneur, Lady Rhonddapaved the way for the equal rights for women. As well as campaigning tirelesslyfor women’s suffrage, she became the lightning rod for women’s efforts duringWW1, survived the sinking of the Lusitania and created the radical feministmagazine Time and Tide.  Her indefatigable efforts and endeavourswere finally rewarded when, in 1918, women over the age of thirty were enfranchised.

This thigh-slapping romp through the world of suffrageand song is told through the lens of music-hall and fittingly sports anall-female cast and creative team.  Theaudience will be guided through the story by our very own Emcee (LesleyGarrett) following the escapades of Lady Rhondda (Madeleine Shaw) and her bravebattalion of suffragettes as they fearlessly takes on Peers, politicians andpost-boxes in their struggle for women’s rights.

WNO will showcase this woman’s fight for liberty,survival and equality in a number of ways: from community events, talks andschools workshops to exhibitions, interactive digital experiences as well asthe production itself.

 

07/06/2018 19:30
Rocky (12A)

Friday 8 June at 7pm

Tickets - £5

Director: John G. Avildsen 

Writer: Sylvester Stallone 

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire,  Burt Young

Running time – 120 minutes

 

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. 

This screening of the classic vintage 1976 film ROCKY is being held the night before the unveiling of 'Newport's Rocky' statue, which is being placed on the river walkway a few hundred yards away from our building.

Dubbed by many as 'Newport's own Rocky', David Bomber Pearce was the ex-steelworker who became the Welsh and British Heavyweight champion in 1983, winning the coveted Heavyweight Lonsdale belt. Always proud of his home town, when David clinched the title he said "I did it for Newport".

A relative of David Pearce said, "He was a fighter who always showed grit and courage. As well as winning the heavyweight titles, in 1984 he came close to winning the European Heavyweight title in France, This was despite having a broken hand and, because the promoter had not arrange anywhere for David to stay, having to sleep on a park bench the night before the fight. The guts he always showed came from his background. He was an ordinary Pill boy, but wherever he fought, he did Newport proud. People remember him training around in the town, running up and down Belle Vue Park - he really was Newport's Rocky."

The life-sized statue of Bomber Pearce will be unveiled at Saturday 9 June at 5pm. Follow updates on the statue unveiling with #NewportsRocky

08/06/2018 19:00
Funny Cow (15)

Monday 11 June at 7.45pm

Wednesday 13 June at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

 

Running time – 102 minutes

Director– Adrian Shergold

Starring – Stephen Graham, ,

Funny Cow charts the rise of a female comedian through the 1970's and 1980's industrial Northern England. From her violent childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, she uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring comedy to the stage. A woman in an all-male world, Funny Cow delivers tragedy and comedy in equal measure.

11/06/2018 to 13/06/2018
OFFSIDE (Age Guide 13+)

Tuesday 12 June at 7.45pm

Tickets - £13, concessions - £11

3 Centuries. 1 Goal.

A glorious tale of struggle and sweat. Heart thumping with oxygenised blood, adrenalin flooding every little bit of me, and every little bit of me, is every little bit of the field in front of me.

It is 1892.

It is 1921.

It is 2018. 

Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play football. Whilst each of them face very different obstacles, the possibility that the beautiful game will change their futures - and the world – is tantalisingly close. 

Offside is told through lyrical dialogue, poetry, and punchy prose, placing the audience on the touchline of the game of a lifetime.

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT - Jessica Dennis, Marieme Diouf and Fizz Waller

***** “Brilliant and polished overlapping storytelling”– Broadway Baby

***** “An impressive feat” – Morning Star

**** “A tremendous three-hander” – The Scotsman

**** “An engaging, enthralling watch” – What’s On Stage

**** “Defiantly and rawly poetic” – All EdinburghTheatre.com

CHAT BACK - After the show, you will be able to ask a special panel any question you want about the performance, Women in sport, football or sport in general.

The panel will be chaired by Futures’ Engagement Director Flair May and will also feature Sarah Powell, Chief Executive of Sports Wales, a representative from Just a Ball Game and two cast members from Offside. 
The chat back should last around 20 minutes (depending on how many questions we get from you!).

12/06/2018 19:45
Sing Along Moana (PG)

Friday 15 and Sunday 17 June at 5.30pm

Tickets - £4

A fiercely modern princess sets sail on an epic adventure accompanied by a demi-god in Disney’s spectacular new adventure. Hawaiian princess Moana (voiced by Auli’I Cravalho) lives on Motunni Island in Polynesia and hails from a long line of navigators. When her family is threatened by an evil lava witch, feisty and brave Moana takes to the high seas in order to discover the secrets that will help save them. Along the way she is accompanied by demi-god Maui (Dwayne Johnson) and very soon, a voyage of discovery begins during which time the plucky princess will learn to prove herself to her people. With a single-minded and contemporary heroine at the centre of the story, all-star vocal work from Fast and Furious star Johnson and beautifully wondrous animation, Disney’s latest family treat promises to take animated movies to new heights.

15/06/2018 to 17/06/2018
Ghost Stories (15)

Monday 18 June at 7.45pm

Tuesday 19 June at 7.45pm

Wednesday 20 June at 7.45pm

 

Running time – 98 minutes

Director – Jeremy Dyson,

Starring – Andy Nyman, ,

 

Arch skeptic Professor Phillip Goodman embarks upon a terror-filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable 'hauntings'.

18/06/2018 to 20/06/2018
LES MUSICALS WITH JONATHAN ANSELL & RHYDIAN ROBERTS

Thursday 21 June at 7.30pm 

Tickets - £23.50 

VIP Meet & Greet - £56 **Meet & greet is sold out**

Les Musicals presents the biggest hit songs from the West End & Broadway in this exhilarating live concert tour.
Musical theatre's leading men and X Factor stars; Jonathan Ansell (G4 frontman) & Rhydian Roberts join forces for the first time ever to create a dramatic & spine-tingling concert. This vocally-dynamic evening showcases the 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, Carousel, West Side Story, The Lion King, Miss Saigon, Chess, Rocky Horror Show, We Will Rock You & many more. 

VIP tickets are available, which include a pre-show Meet & Greet with
Jonathan Ansell and Rydian Roberts at 6pm, where you'll be served a glass of wine and have the chance to meet them up-close and take photos & autographs.

21/06/2018 19:30
THE BOHEMIANS A Night of Queen

Friday 22 June at 8pm (Doors open at 7.30pm)

Tickets - £19, concessions - £17

 

After two consecutive sell out shows at the Newport Riverfront one of the Worlds most respected Queen tributes return.

The Bohemians the official Queen fanclubs number one tribute band they are also one of the globes busiest. Their last two sold out shows at the Riverfront have become legendary and they are returning for one night only due to public demand. This special tour celebrating the life of Freddie Mercury 25 years after his passing will seeseveral unique and touching solos and costume changes plus of course all of the huge queen anthems you would expect from such a well respected band.

 

 

22/06/2018 20:00
Jazz Cats KEEP ON DANCIN'

Saturday 23 June at 7pm

Tickets - £12.50, concessions - £10.50

23/06/2018 19:00
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 25 May
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:
Tom Deacon
Abigoliah Schamaun
Charlie Baker


 £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 7 March, 2pm

Pedal Harp & Cello

 

 

Wednesday 2 May- Vesta Trio

The Vesta Trio was formed in 2013 at the RWCMD by Alex Griffiths (Flute), Lowri Thomas (Viola) and Megan Morris (Harp). They are winners of the Cardiff Violin Prize (2015).

The trio have performed recitals at venues such as the prestigious Dora Stoutzker Hall, the National Museum of Wales and for events such as The Festival of Flowers and Barry Arts Festival. They also perform as duets and in 2014, Megan and Alex performed for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Pembrokeshire.

Since graduating, Lowri and Alex have continued their studies in London while Megan has been busy as a freelance harpist in Cardiff. During this time, the trio have been representing the Music and Hospitals scheme, providing music for communities across Wales and England.

The Vesta Trio are thrilled to be able to pursue their work in the community through their acceptance on to the prestigious Live Music Now scheme (2017). 

 

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
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
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
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
POSTPONED UNTIL 19/07 JOHN COOPER CLARKE

**NEW DATE THURSDAY 19 JULY 2018**
Friday 2 March at 7.30pm

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

***JOHN COOPER CLARKE POSTPONED****
Unfortunately due to the adverse weather conditions, tomorrow's John Cooper Clarke show will be postponed. It will no longer be going ahead on Friday 2 March and has been rescheduled to happen on Thursday 29 March 2018. Our box office staff will be in touch soon - if you are able to attend the new date your current tickets are still valid but if you cannot make it you are entitled to a full refund. Thank you for your patience.

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...



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Twitter: @BigSplashFest
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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
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
Isle of Dogs (PG)

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

All Tickets - £2.50

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


Director – WesAnderson

Starring – the voices of Bryan Cranston, ,

Running time – 101 mins

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)

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

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

Director – Christopher Jenkins

Starring – the voices of Jim Gaffigan, ,

Running time – 91 mins

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 deepriver 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
Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

All Tickets - £2.50

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

Director – John Stevenson

Starring – the voices of Kelly Asbury, ,

Running time – 86 mins

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
Show Dogs (PG)

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

All Tickets - £2.50

Friday 10 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Saturday 11 August at 11am,1.30pm & 4pm
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

Director – Raja Gosnell

Starring – Alan Cumming, ,

Running time – 92 mins

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
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
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
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
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
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
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)

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the fantastic 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, in a show for everyone aged 4 and up.

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
BALLET CYMRU: DYLAN THOMAS' A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS

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)

 

Ballet Cymru presents a timeless interpretation of the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas  with music by Mason Neely and Wales’ own icon, Cerys Matthews. Step into the imagination of a genius and follow us on a journey through snow, cats and melancholy. Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and Amy Doughty, and evocative, eloquent costumes, Ballet Cymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.

Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas  is a co-production between Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront Theatre.

09/11/2018 to 10/11/2018
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 withher 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
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 

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
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)

 

Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting 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! A decade later, the company has expanded from one London residency tobeing countrywide, running shows and workshops all over the UK from Peebles to Portsmouth, even producing a book on how to write and perform stand-up. 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 becalled Bob.

 

 

 

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

 

"An essential treat." - Fest Magazine

 

"Absolutely hilarious." - The Yorkshire Times

 

"The ethos is just right" - The Daily Telegraph

 

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

 

"All in all this show was great." - The Scotsman

 

"Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up sets from grown-up, high-quality acts who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits." - The Independent

 

"...plenty of full on laughs and tears of enjoyment from parents" Families Edinburgh

 

 

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