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Lion (PG)

Monday 27th March at 7.45pm

Tuesday 28th March at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm

2016, USA,118 mins
Director:
Garth Davis

Starring:
Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

27/03/2017 to 28/03/2017
THE CAST: ANNIE

Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th & Friday 31st March at 7.30pm

Saturday 1st April at 1pm & 7.30pm

Tickets - £7.50, Family of Four - £28

 

Performance 1 (Wednesday 29th) Cardiff Afternoon Academy  

Performance 2 (Thursday 30th) Monmouth Academy 

Performance 3 (Friday 31st) Caerleon Academy 

Performance 4 (Saturday 1st Matinee) Cardiff Morning Academy 

Performance 5 (Saturday 1st Evening) Rougemont Academy 

The Children's Academy of Stage Training (CAST) present the truly amazing musical "ANNIE" in the year the show celebrates it's 40th Anniversary. This classic show was first performed on Broadway in 1977 and promises to be just as much fun for all the family 4 decades down the line!   

Trapped in a municipal orphanage after being dumped on its doorstep as a baby, Annie has had a pretty ‘Hard Knock Life’ so far.

Join orphan Annie, her four-legged friend, Sandy and the vibrant team of naughty-ish(!) orphans. Watch them act, dance and sing their way through this magical musical journey, plotting their uprising against orphanage supervisor, Miss Hannigan and her henchmen – just in time for Christmas.

29/03/2017 to 01/04/2017
CARL DONNELLY: Bad Man Tings (Ages 16+)

Wednesday 29th March at 7.45pm

Tickets - £13, Early Bird Offer - £9

Join twice Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated Carl Donnelly for an all new hour of funnies as he takes us through his thoughts on reaching the ripe old age of 34, the age that is statistically the happiest of your life. Following the mess that was his late twenties and early thirties (involving divorce, depression, hallucinogens and worse) Carl has now seemingly found peace in being a vegetable planting, self-hating liberal with a wide array of useless kitchen utensils and is trying to work out which life he prefers.

 

“Observational Genius” The Guardian


“A touching and hilarious account of embarrassment and the fragility of modern masculinity”

**** The Sunday Times


“This man is a rare creature – he is inherently funny, and his stand-up feels natural and free flowing…proper tears-in-the-eyes, laugh-out-loud funny” ***** Broadway Baby


“Donnelly can provoke laughter out of anything” **** The Scotsman


“Donnelly has an unerring gift for mining consistent belly laughs. His genuinely cheerful demeanour is infectious” **** The List


29/03/2017 7:45 PM
MACBETH (12A): Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru (Cinema Screening with English subtitles)

Thursday 30thMarch at 7.45pm (Encore screening with English subtitles)

Tickets - £11, concessions - £9

Running time - 2 and a half hours


MACBETH

Theatr Gen Byw

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru mewn partneriaeth â Cadw a gyda chefnogaeth gan Chapte

“Hyll yw’r teg, a theg yw’r hyll; Hofran yn yr aflan niwl a’r gwyll.”

Mae brenin yr Alban wedi gwobrwyo ei filwr mwyaf disglair yn hael. Ond mae bodau goruwchnaturiol wedi darogan i Macbeth anrhydedd lawer mwy. Pan fo ei wraig ddidostur yn gwirioni ar addewid o bŵer di-ben-draw, gan annog uchelgais cythreulig ei gŵr, mae ar ben arno, ac mae cynllun dieflig y ddau yn troi’n gyflafan waedlyd. 

Cynhyrchiad safle-benodol Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – yn fyw o Gastell Caerffili – o glasur Shakespeare wedi ei gyfieithu o’r newydd i’r Gymraeg gan y diweddar Gwyn Thomas.

Cast yn cynnwys Richard Lynch (Pobol y Cwm, Y Gwyll) fel Macbeth, a Ffion Dafis (Byw Celwydd, Rownd a Rownd) fel ei wraig ddi-drugaredd. Cyfarwyddwr: Arwel Gruffydd.

“... y mae pethau, Yn ddrwg ddechreuwyd, trwy ddrwg yn ymgryfhau.” 


 

MACBETH

Theatr Gen Byw

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in partnership with Cadw and with support from Chapter

“Fair is foul and foul is fair; Hover through the fog and filthy air.”

The King of Scotland has generously rewarded his brightest warrior. But supernatural beings have predicted for Macbeth a far greater honour. When his merciless wife is captivated by the promise of infinite power, fuelling her husband’s fiendish ambition, he is doomed, and their devilish plans turn to bloody massacre. 

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s site-specific production – live from Caerphilly Castle – of Shakespeare’s brutal tragedy in a new Welsh translation by the late Gwyn Thomas.

Cast includes Richard Lynch (Pobol y Cwm, Hinterland) as Macbeth and Ffion Dafis (Byw Celwydd, Rownd a Rownd) as his merciless wife. Director: Arwel Gruffydd.

“Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.”

30/03/2017 7:45 PM
COMEDY SHED (Acts may be changed from those advertised)

Friday 31 March
Doors open at 7.45pm
First act at 8.15pm


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

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

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


David Morgan

Known for his role as a co-presenter of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! NOW! and his appearances on ITV2's Safeword and BBC3's Sweat The Small Stuff, David Morgan has also enjoyed three award-nominated solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.

"David Morgan is a star in the making" - London is Funny
"Big hair, big glasses, big laughs" - Fringe Guru
"It's clear David Morgan has great things to come" - British Comedy Guide


Nigel Ng

Easygoing, witty and downright charming, Nigel Ng has been performing across the UK since 2015, having started his comedy career in the US five years previously. He's already enjoyed considerable success - winning the prestigious Amused Moose Laugh Off and reaching the finals for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2016 - and is now touring nationally.

"Natural funnybones... as slick as they come" - Chortle



£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.




31/03/2017 to 30/06/2017
BARB JUNGR SINGS BOB DYLAN: Every Grain of Sand

Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan - Every Grain of Sand

Saturday 1 April, 7.45pm

Tickets £15, Reductions £13

Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements and great humour, Barb Jungr is the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the 20th Century, Bob Dylan. She has perfected the art of interpretation to such a level that listeners are often astonished to discover that well known songs that they thought they knew, have been wonderfully transformed and very often elevated when Barb weaves her magic spell. 

Barb has ranked at the top of Time Out, New York’s best cabaret awards, for her mesmerizing shows and her first album of Bob Dylan songs has deservedly become a cult classic. 

“It’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a love-child, who was adopted by Carmen McRae. This show is a master-class in cabaret, in singing and in the art of reaching an audience.” Glam Adelaide. 

“Possibly our best interpreter of Dylan’s songs” ~ Billy Bragg


“Her instrument is shockingly expressive, with an astonishing palette of colours.... I just hope that Dylan himself has a listen and starts writing for her direct." (David Benedict)The Observer On Sunday




01/04/2017 7:45 PM
Concerts & Cakes With Live Music Now
Concerts & Cakes
Live Music Now

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 5 April, 2pm - Triptych Trio 
Rachel Louise (Soprano), Kirsten Miller (Cello) and Phillip May (Piano)

Wed 3 May, 2pm
Tom Smith (tenor) and Ella O'Neill (Piano)

Wed 7 June, 2pm
TBC

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

Ticket includes entry into the concert and either a Tea or Filter Coffee and a slice of tray bake cake. 
£6

05/04/2017 to 05/07/2017
ROBERT HABERMANN: FRANK SINATRA - The Movie Years
Frank Sinatra – The Movie Years

Friday 7 April, 7.45pm 

Tickets: £12.50, Reductions £11.50

Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the story of Frank Sinatra’s film career with stories and anecdotes and singing some of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ greatest movie songs. 
The show will cover some of his major films; High Society, Guys and Dolls and Pal Joey and will feature the infamous songs; The Lady is a Tramp, Ole Man River, All the Way, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and many many more…

 
07/04/2017 7:45 PM
MISS WALES 2017 GRAND FINAL

Saturday 8th April at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Tickets - £23 (under5s free, but cannot be booked online).

The Miss Wales 2017 grand final will see around 40 young women from across Wales take to the stage in a bid to win the coveted Miss Wales crown. It’s an upbeat and exciting catwalk show suitable for a family audience and supporting the Miss World charity, Beauty With A Purpose, which helps disadvantaged children worldwide.

Event finishes at approximately 11pm.

08/04/2017 7:30 PM
Ballerina (U) ALL SEATS £2.50

**Join us for this Easter treat**

All Tickets - £2.50

 

Monday 10th April at 11am & 1.30pm
Wednesday 12th
April at 11am & 1.30pm
Thursday 13th
April at 11am & 1.30pm
Friday 14th April at 11am & 1.30pm

Saturday 15th April at 11am & 1.30pm

2016, USA, 89 mins

Director: Eric Summer,
Starring: Elle Fanning, ,

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

10/04/2017 to 15/04/2017
A Monster Calls (12A) ALL SEATS £2.50

**Join us for this Easter treat**

All Tickets - £2.50

 

Monday 10th April at 4pm & 6.30pm
Wednesday 12th
April at 4pm & 6.30pm
Thursday 13th
April at 4pm & 6.30pm
Saturday 15th April at 4pm & 6.30pm

2016, UK, 108 mins

Director: J.A. Bayona
Starring: Lewis MacDougall, ,

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

10/04/2017 to 15/04/2017
THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING (Ages 3+)
Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre present
THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo

Tuesday 11 April, 3pm

Tickets £11, Children £10, Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £36

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay invite you to . . .
 
The best wedding ever, the best wedding yet,
The wedding that no one will ever forget.
 
Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows).   Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry, so they decide to get married and Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells.
 
However, when the farmer notices he is missing a scarecrow, he replaces Harry with the devilishly smooth but dangerous Reginald Rake.  Dashing, daring and ever so cool, can Reginald persuade Betty that he is the scarecrow for her? Will Harry make it back in the nick of time before Reginald ruins their special day?
 
This truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style (Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales) and promises wit, drama, and wedding bells!
 
This epic love story is suitable for all aged 3+

★★★★ ‘Enchanting and hilarious. Bags of sheer family fun’ The Stage

★★★★ ‘Charming and cheerful. These scarecrows will make every child smile’ Daily Mail

★★★★ ‘As thrilling as any of the big and joyous West End musicals’ London Theatre 1

★★★★ ‘Playful and delightful’ Reviews Hub

‘Scamp Theatre’s productions are a pleasure for the child in us all’ Evening Standard
'I am delighted that Scamp Theatre have given their magic touch to The Scarecrows’ Wedding’ Julia Donaldson, author and former Children’s Laureate.

 
11/04/2017 3:00 PM
Don't Knock Twice (15)

Made in Wales 

Tuesday 11th April at 7.45pm 
Running time: 93 minutes

For Jess, life has never been better. A successful American sculptor, she has recently returned to the UK, where she spent much of her troubled youth. Now happily married, wealthy and settled, all that remains to make her life complete is to rebuild her relationship with Chloe, the daughter she was forced to give up nine years ago. So when Chloe agrees to come and live with her, Jess is optimistic that she can make amends and be a good mother once more. 

What Jess doesn’t know is that Chloe has not come to stay because she wants to get to know her mother again. She has come because she is scared that a supernatural curse has claimed the life of her boyfriend, Danny, and is now coming for her. Chloe and Danny made the mistake of revisiting an abandoned house, once home to ‘Ginger’, a mysterious old woman said by some to be a witch. Local legend says that if you knock on her door then the vengeful ghost of Ginger will snatch you away to her hellish limbo. 

At first Jess puts Chloe’s erratic behaviour down to the trauma of her past and the resentment she still feels for being abandoned. But soon Jess comes to realise that she is all that stands between her daughter and a formidable and terrifying supernatural force. Thrown into a battle for survival, Jess must learn the truth behind the legend of the witch and ultimately make the bravest sacrifice of all and knock on Ginger’s door herself...

11/04/2017 7:45 PM
Sing (U) ALL SEATS £2.50

**Join us for this Easter treat**

All Tickets - £2.50

 

Monday 17th April at 11am & 1.30pm
Tuesday 18th
April at 11am & 1.30pm
Wednesday 19th
April at 11am & 1.30pm
Friday 21st April at 11am & 1.30pm

2017, USA, 108 mins

Director: Christophe Lourdelet,
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, ,

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theatre impresario's attempt to save his theatre with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.

17/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
FAMILY DANCE FESTIVAL

In The Riverfront Foyer

Join us on either on Tuesday 18th at 3pm or Wednesday 19th April at 12pm or 3pm.

 

No need to book tickets for this event, just turn and enjoy the show!

 

 

A partnership project between Coreo Cymru, Chapter and National Dance Company Wales

 

The Riverfront is delighted to be presenting a selection of Wales’s most exciting dance companies in an entertaining and engaging one-hour programme touring Wales during the Easter holidays 2017. The programme includes four short dance pieces made specially for foyers and outdoor spaces and features the award winning National Dance Company Wales’ new work ‘Animatorium’ by Artistic Director, Caroline Finn.  

 

The event is free to all and aimed at a family audience. Bring your little ones and watch their eyes light up as they witness amazing dancers twisting & turning, sliding & tumbling in what promises to be a highlight of their Easter break.

18/04/2017 to 19/04/2017
The Lego Batman Movie (U) ALL SEATS £2.50

**Join us for this Easter treat**

All Tickets - £2.50

 

Tuesday 18th April at 4pm & 6.30pm
Wednesday 19th April at 4pm & 6.30pm
Friday 21st April at 4pm only

2017, USA, 104 mins
Director:
Chris McKay

Starring: Jenny Slate, ,

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

18/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
THE TAP DANCING MERMAID (Age Guide 3+)
The Tap Dancing Mermaid

Thursday 20 April, 11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets £11, Children £10, Family (4 tickets) £36

Gather round for the Moon’s magical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. Marina Skippett creeps down to the boardwalk every night to shuffle and stomp to the sounds of the sea. She can’t tap dance at home since her evil Aunty banned it. But then, one moonlit night, Marina meets a mysterious, watery boy and her life is never the same again!

The Tap Dancing Mermaid brings you stunning puppets, original live music and tap dancing that will make you want to stick 50ps to your shoes and join in!

There will be a Puppet Meet and Greet straight after the show.

“The Tap Dancing Mermaid is the perfect example of a show where the adults are just as enthralled as the kids.” A Younger Theatre

20/04/2017
THE WIZARD OF OZ - Easter Panto
The Wizard of Oz – Easter Panto

Friday 21 April, 3pm & 7pm
Saturday 22 April, 1pm & 5pm

Tickets: £20, Reductions £18, Group of 4 £69

Next April, follow the Yellow Brick Road to The Riverfront for a fantastic all-new Easter pantomime version of The Wizard of Oz, with an all-star cast to be announced!

Join Kansas farm-girl Dorothy and her pet dog Toto on this magical adventure suitable for all ages. Watch in amazement as they are picked up by a tornado and carried off to the magical Land of Oz. With help from their new friends the Munchkins, they to travel to the Emerald City where the great Wizard of Oz lives. 

On their way they meet a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. Will the wonderful Wizard of Oz be able to help them before the Wicked Witch of the West captures them in her dungeon?

Come and join in the fun over the rainbow, as Enchanted Entertainment present a wonderful Easter pantomime version of L. Frank Baum’s much-loved fairy tale. Packed with brilliant dance routines, well known pop songs, lots of audience participation and plenty of laughter for all the family!

There’s no place like The Riverfront for family entertainment, so click those heels together and book your Easter panto tickets now!!!

“This playful, entertaining and interactive pantomime provided an afternoon of laughter, enjoyment and over-excitement for kids and parents” – The Press York



21/04/2017 to 22/04/2017
RECORD STORE DAY: Special Guests, Monico Blonde, Clarity

Celebrating the Indie Record Store

Saturday 22nd April at 7.30pm in The Riverfront Basement

Tickets - £5

This is a standing event.

Ages 14 and over

22/04/2017 7:30 PM
RECORD STORE DAY: Vant, Hannah Grace, Cwcw

Celebrating the Indie Record Store

Saturday 22nd April at 7.30pm in The Riverfront Studio

Tickets - £5

This is a standing event.

Ages 14 and over

22/04/2017 7:30 PM
SILVER SCREEN: Easter Parade (U)

Sunday 23rd April film at 3pm, tea served from 2pm

Tickets - £5

A 1940s Classic Musical.

Released in 1948, the film starred Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, who were at the time two of the biggest names in Hollywood musicals. The film features a score by Irving Berlin and includes standards such as ‘Steppin Out With My Baby’, ‘We’re a Couple of Swells’ and ‘Snooky Ookums’, which have gone on to be covered by artists around the world in stage shows, films and albums. The film was the highest grossing musical of the year and the most financially successful show for both Astaire and Garland, and remains popular with each new generation.

If you would like to enjoy a lazy Afternoon Tea to go along with your cinema ticket, you can pre-order this special treat by calling 01633 656679 for an additional £15 per person (though you are also welcome to share).

23/04/2017 3:00 PM
Denial (12A)

Monday 24th March at 7.45pm
Tuesday 25th April at 7.45pm
Wednesday 26th April at 7.45pm

2016, UK, 109 mins
Director: Mick Jackson
Starring:
Rachel Weisz, ,

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

24/04/2017 to 26/04/2017
DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH
Le Navet Bete
Dracula: The Bloody Truth

Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm

Tickets £14, Reductions £12 
Drama Pass is also applicable - The more dramas you book for the cheaper each one gets!

Hilarious, physical and totally accessible comedy theatre using creative and engaging storytelling. This brand new comedy theatre show will take you on a journey across Europe from the dark and sinister Transylvanian mountains to the awkwardly charming seaside town of Whitby. The frantic Van Helsing and his three amateur actors try to stage a life-changing, factual theatrical production of the events of Dracula, which promises to have the vampires back in the ground and leave you flying high.

One of the most popular street theatre acts at last year’s Big Splash festival in Newport, the company return with a full on comedy show. 

Age Guide 7+

27/04/2017 7:30 PM
BEATLES GO ON

Friday 28th April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £15

 

“The Beatles Go On” South Wales’ Greatest Live Tribute to The Original Fab Four bring their 2017 Show to The Riverfront Newport Friday 28th April.

This fantastic show takes you on a journey through The Beatles' career from The Cavern Club in 1960’s Liverpool on a Magical Mystery Tour through to the final rooftop performance on 30th January 1969. Come along and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band’s album and experience live tracks from EVERY Beatles album in One night of Spectacular Entertainment.

28/04/2017 7:30 PM
A BASEMENT FULL OF SOUL

Saturday 29 April, Saturday 27 May & Saturday 24 June, 7.30pm

Tickets: £3


The Riverfront Basement will be 'Full Of Soul' with this a brand new all vinyl soul night brought to you by DJs from Penarth Soul Club. 

Expect a mix of Motown, Northern Soul, 60s/70s Soul and more.  Prepare to dance the night away to both classic and obscure soul records from the likes of Booker T & The M.G.'s,  Tammi Terrell, Benny Spellman, The Exciters, Eddie Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Edwin Starr and many more.

DJs for the launch night on Saturday 29 April will be Shelley Barrett, Liam Curtin, Matthew Morgan and Steve Kaged.

29/04/2017 7:30 PM
ELO AGAIN: Return To The Blue Tour

Saturday 29 April, 7.30pm / Dydd Sadwrn 29 Ebrill, 7.30yh

Tickets: £24, Earlybird Offer £21 if booked and paid before 31 Jan 2017

The Ultimate Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ELO's iconic album 'OUT OF THE BLUE'

A dramatic taste of what the classic ELO were like in the heyday. The whole experience is a professional re-enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction, light show and
visual effects.

This show brings back the age of Glam Rock and pays tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. Live cellos and the infamous blue violin helps give the ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and you will hear some of their big hits including; Mr Blue Sky, Sweet Talkin’ Woman and Telephone Line and many many more…

29/04/2017 7:30 PM
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12A) ALL SEATS £4
Monday 1st May at 11am & 2pm
Tuesday 2nd May at 7.45pm
Wednesday 3rd May at 7.45pm
Thursday 4th May at 7.45pm
Tickets - £4

Celebrate Star Wars Day by catching Rogue One on the big screen one last time! The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move with a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans, setting up the events of the epic saga that follows.

01/05/2017 to 04/05/2017
THE MAGIC FLUTE - Mid Wales Opera

Thursday 4th May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £17, concessions - £15

Mozart's The Magic Flute owes more than a nodding debt to the art of pantomime, a surreal world of heroes and villains, myth and magic : high drama, high art, high notes and high camp mix in a blaze of colour, comedy and puppetry as we enter the ever inventive battleground of Mozart's imagination where the forces of good pursue victory over the evil Queen of the night.

The widely anticipated first production by MWO’s new artistic team - director/designer Richard Studer and conductor Jonathan Lyness - launches a new era promising to astonish audiences, both young and old.

New to opera? Ever wondered what to expect? Take a look at our notes that give you lots more info and video clips to give you a good idea...

If you would like to find out more information about the storyline and the style of direction, you can also read the Director's Notes here...

 You can also read a review of the performance here;

04/05/2017 7:30 PM
KATY BRAND - I Was A Teenage Christian (Recommended Ages 16+)

Friday 5th May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £14

Katy Brand’s hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity.

 

One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended church four times a week. For seven years she put the 'fun' into fundamentalism…and the 'mental'. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick, but at least she knew she was going to heaven. Now she's not so sure.  Katy will relive her glory days of certainty and judgement (and unrequited love…) whilst trying to figure out what the hell was going on in her own head.

 

Katy Brand performed her first professional comedy gig in a London pub in 2004, before joining acclaimed sketch comedy troupe Ealing Live!, and touring around the country with her own show.  She won a British Comedy award for her TV sketch series Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show in 2008 and has since written for and appeared in numerous films, TV programmes and radio shows.  Her first novel, Brenda Monk is Funny, was published in 2014.  She has worked as a journalist, screen writer, actor, comedian and director.  She really wanted to be an astronaut but didn’t have the maths.  She also once dressed up as Beyonce on national television and very nearly got away with it…

Age Guidance 16+

 

‘The church’s loss is comedy’s gain…’ Evening Standard

‘Intelligent storytelling…she makes us hang on her every word’  The Times

 

★★★★ The Metro

★★★★ The Skinny

05/05/2017 7:30 PM
DARK CORNERS (Recommended for ages 11+)

By Polarbear 

Tuesday 9th May at 10am & 7pm, Wednesday 10th May at 10am 
Tickets - £7 
Workshops will be held after the 10am performances

I'm messy.  

Always have been.  

Scattered ideas.  

Scribbled thoughts.  

My ideas aren't neat.  

My ideas laugh and argue.  

They shout and fight.  

And sometimes they hide.  

What happens when the past and the future collide?  

A new storytelling performance from Polarbear about the places in your brain where things hide and what happens when they come out to play.  

Polarbear, AKA Steve Camden, is one of the UK's most acclaimed spoken-word artists and is author of young adult novels Tape and It's About Love. Written and performed by Polarbear. Dramaturgy by Yael Shavit. Designed by Bethany Wells.  

A Battersea Arts Centre and Theatr Iolo co-production.

09/05/2017 to 10/05/2017
STEPHEN BAILEY: Nation's Sweetheart

Thursday 11th May at 7.45pm
Early Bird price - £9

The Amused Moose Comedy Award Best Show Nominee and ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) returns with one of his infamous gossips as he continues on his quest to become the nation’s sweetheart and he attempts to bring back the art of conversation. As seen on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On the Side, and supporting Katherine Ryan on her UK tour.

 

‘He has charisma, he has his own style, he has a wicked line in material and the ability to go off-piste with crowd work that is achingly funny’ **** One4Review.co.uk

11/05/2017 7:45 PM
AN AUDIENCE WITH IAN WAITE & NATALIE LOWE: Somewhere In Time

Saturday 13th May at 7.30pm

Red seats - £27, concessions - £25.50

Yellow seats - £25, concessions - £23.50

There will be a post-show Meet & Greet with Ian and Natalie, tickets will be an additional £20

Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever…

Strictly’s favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour. 

Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances.  New music developed to accompany these dances and give you a feel good factor with pure romance.

The dance showcase spectacular will give full on entertainment with a romantic feel and will transport you away to a place of wonderful moments, with lots of laughs and stories along the way.

The pro-pairing have been on our screens for 8 years on the hit BBC show and are best known for their high intensity performances.  Ian and Natalie have become family favourites, as they have always pushed the boundaries of dance to bring the best out of their celebrity couple.

On the night they will dance a mix of Ballroom and Latin with fun filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life.

13/05/2017 7:30 PM
Goodfellas (18)

Sunday 14th May at 7pm 

Tickets - £5 

To celebrate the BFI’s 4K re-issue of Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese’s violet mobster classic and arguably his best film, we’ll be turning the Studio Theatre into the Copacabana nightclub for one night only.   

So put on your sharpest suit or dig out some (fake) furs and join us, to see Goodfellas, as you will never have seen it before, on our big screen.  There will be a bar available.  

14/05/2017 7:00 PM
BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK PERFORMED BY ELIO PACE AND HIS BAND
Thursday 18th May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £21

Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. 

This electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band.

"Elio rocks!" Brian May

"Elio is tremendous... I'm a big fan. Music made the old fashioned way... played" Huey Lewis"

18/05/2017 7:30 PM
BALLET CYMRU: THE LIGHT PRINCESS (Ages 6+)

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May at 7.30pm

Red seats - £14.50, £12.50 for concessions

Yellow seats - £12.50, £10.50 for concessions

Blue seats (restricted view) - £7.50

A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the lightest and brightest dance event of the year.

Catrin Finch will be playing live at these performances. 
 

 

Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, until she finds a love that brings her down to earth.

George MacDonalds quirky and timeless tale takes on a new life, interpreted in dance by some of the finest dancers in the world to the haunting and lyrical music of Catrin Finch. Featuring ground breaking video projections and stunningly vibrant costumes The Light Princess will transport you to a world of laughter, beauty and wonder. 

There will also be a Touch Tour and a British Sign Language (BSL) at this performance.

19/05/2017 to 20/05/2017
MARK THOMPSON'S SPECTACULAR SCIENCE SHOW (Ages 6+)

Saturday 27th May at 3pm

Tickets - £11

You think Science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen before. “Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringle tubes!

 

TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson has been enthralling audiences for over 20 years with his fascinating journeys around the Universe. Now he is turning his infectious enthusiasm to things a little closer to home with this brand new show.

27/05/2017 3:00 PM
THE SOOTY SHOW 2017 (Ages 3+)
Izzy wizzy let's get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! 

Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of running the show but nothing is going to plan! Sooty's magic tricks turn very messy and Sweep's escapology act has him all tied up. Maybe Soo and her tap dancing will save the day? With special guest stars Butch and Ramsbottom. 
 
Expect magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation. A spectacular treat for Sooty fans old and new - plus a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show!
 
"Works like a dream - your children will love it" The Guardian. 

"Absolutely Brilliant!"- netmums

"Richard Cadell is as close to a Corbett as you will ever get- Sooty is on the right hands" Matthew Corbett 
30/05/2017
THE MANFREDS: Makin' Tracks Tour

Makin’ Tracks Tour

Friday 2nd June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £22

The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance.

 

As a result, their records have a timeless quality and, some 55 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers from their new album ‘Makin’ Tracks’

 

Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.

02/06/2017 7:30 PM
JARLATH REGAN: Arseways (Ages 16+) Early Bird Offer £9
Jarlath Regan - Arseways
This show has been postponed until:
Thursday 8 June 2017, 7.45pm

Tickets: £13, Reductions £11

As seen on ITV's Live At The Palladium, Jarlath Regan presents a celebration of screwing up. It's an ode to making a balls of it, an hour of “ sublime standup” (Evening Standard) in praise of failing and failing better while flicking the V sign to everyone focussed on being perfect.

“Always one of the fastest and funniest shows at the festival” (Jason Byrne)
***** “Hilarious”  Independent

**** “Side-splitting stuff” Metro

“More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in an hour” Herald
Recommended by the Times, Guardian, Telegraph and Marc Maron.

Independent’s Top 20 Jokes Of The Fringe.
(Creator of the Award Winning Irishman Abroad Podcast.)

08/06/2017 7:45 PM
BACH TO BABY: Lower Machen Festival

Saturday17th June, 11am
Lower Machen Festival

Tickets £6, Reductions £4.50, Family £16 *Under 2s FREE

Foundered by Miaomiao Yu, Bach to Baby makes a welcome returnto the Lower Machen Festival with the innovative concert series designed forbabies and their families.

 

Around the world on 47 strings
It tookPhileas Fogg eighty days, but our star harpist will whisk you around the worldin under an hour, stopping off to dance the Bransles in France, the tango inArgentina, and finishing with fiery flamenco. Put on those dancing shoes!

17/06/2017 11:00 AM
DOMINIC KIRWAN IN CONCERT WITH LISA STANLEY

Saturday 17th June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23

Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show.

Accompanying Dominic on the 2017 tour will be Lisa Stanley, one of Ireland’s top female vocalists and star of TV Channel 389 KEEP IT COUNTRY’s………..…THE LISA STANLEY SHOW.

Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. Mixed with the unique quality as versatile entertainers performing a selection of various musical styles, including, Pop, Country and Rock n Roll.

A show not to be missed.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

17/06/2017 7:30 PM
APOCALYPSO: TINSHED THEATRE

Monday 19th – Friday 23rdJune at 8pm in The Riverfront Basement

Tickets - £12, concessions - £10

In a dystopian future a city lays ruin as a half-chicken-half-man clucks, struts and clambers over piles of smoldering debris, as his gas masked companion sifts, shifts and lifts large chunks of rubble in search of lost relics, packets of m&m’s, and rare objetd’art.

Together this twisted pair run Apocalypso; the last bar on earth. Here the whiskey tastes like petrol, the toilet bowls give birth, and the party must never end. The bar is stocked, theend is nigh, and soon they’ll meet the man who caused it all. Tin Shed Theatre Co. invite you to join them at the end of the world for an evening of post-apocalyptic mayhem that is part theatre performance, part gig, part free-bar.

Blending cult-iconography, the spews of their imagination and pickings from modern politics, Tin Shed create their own bleak vision of the future, in an attempt to question the decisions of the today. Utilising their usual assertion of macabre humour they present something reminiscent of Mad Max surgically spliced with Waiting For Godot.

An immersive horror-comedy experience like no other.

19/06/2017 to 23/06/2017
SING-ALONG-A WICKER MAN (15)
 
Wednesday 21st June at 7.45pm
Tickets - £7
Dust down your best Scottish accent, dress up as your favourite character and come join in with the singing, buttock-slapping and dialogue of this horror classic. Your hosts, David Bramwell and Eliza Skelton will get things warmed up with a little live music, stories and fun, lead you through the actions and lyrics for the songs then, at the Witching Hour, you’ll be given a pagan hymn book and goody bag full of surprises, we’ll roll the film and may god have mercy on your soul!

21/06/2017 7:45 PM
THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY 2017

Wednesday 28th June at7.30pm

Tickets - £21, concessions - £19

Direct from it’ssuccess in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at everyperformance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using hugeprojection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebrationalso features a full live band performing all the hits including 'MrsRobinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and manymore. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

"Fantastic” -Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. "Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage

28/06/2017 7:30 PM
OPERASONIC: NEWPORT LEGENDS

Sunday 2nd July at 4.30pm 

Tickets - £5 

Discover the Legends of Newport in this epic afternoon of opera!  

Operasonic bring together pupils from St Michael’s RC Primary School, Clytha Primary School, St Woolos Primary School and members of the Maindee community to perform the Newport Legends Operas.  

Framed by a range of Newport stories set to music by composer Errollyn Wallen, they are performed by professional opera singers. Accompanied by an ensemble of players conducted by Helen Woods, this performance is the culmination of 9 months of creative workshops in which our participants have created the operas themselves working with a team of composers and directors.   

Operasonic is passionate about putting participation at the heart of opera!   

For more information visit - www.operasonic.co.uk/newport-legends  

 

02/07/2017 4:30 PM
THE BOHEMIANS (Doors 7.30pm)

Saturday 8th July at 8pm

Tickets - £17.50, concessions - £15.50

 

Not only are The Bohemians the official Queen fan clubs number one tribute band they are also one of the globes busiest. There last sold out show at the Riverfront has become legendary and they returning for one night only due to public demand. This special tour Celebrating the life of Freddie Mercury 25 years after his passing will see several unique and touching solos and costume changes plus of course all of the huge queen anthems you would expect from such a well respected band.

 

The Bohemians, established in 1996, re-enact the glory days of Queen including the Craziness of the 70s and the Magic of the 80s proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring.

 

They have performed all over the UK, Europe and the World at football stadiums, festivals, theatres and other prestigious venues. The Bohemians in their majestic magnificence receive standing ovations in response to their electrifying representation of a Queen Live Concert.

 

Rob Comber's outrageous stage antics and personality makes him the perfect Freddie. Christopher Gregory's Red Special enables him to get as close as possible to Brian May's inimitable style. Wayne Bourne hammers the tubs like drummer Roger Taylor, and Kevin Goodwin provides that unmistakable Queen backline on bass.

 

Their high-energy two hour show with full Staging, Lighting, Backdrops and Pyrotechnics has earned them the reputation of being the World’s most exciting Queen Tribute act.

 

The Bohemians set includes all the piano driven hit singles: Killer Queen; Somebody To Love; Don’t Stop Me Now; You’re My Best Friend; We Are The Champions and the amazing award winning Bohemian Rhapsody. These hits are balanced with the Guitar led anthems; Tie Your Mother Down; Hammer To Fall; One Vision; I Want It All; We Will Rock You and the Acoustic vocal tracks 39 and the unforgettable Love of my Life. The Bohemians ability to recreate Queen live is something truly special.

08/07/2017 8:00 PM
PEACE TRAIN - THE CAT STEVENS STORY

Saturday 16th September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25

Following a SELL OUT run at the World Famous Sydney Opera House, PEACE TRAIN is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more; A journey back in time, recreating the sights and sounds, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs.

 

Featuring songs such as 'First Cut is the Deepest', 'Father & Son', 'Peace Train', 'Moonshadow' and 'Where do the Children Play’, PEACE TRAIN, traces the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place. The Cat Stevens Story has had audiences on their feet, cheering for more all around the globe.

16/09/2017 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
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
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
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
BEYOND THE BARRICADE

Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm 

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22.50 

 

Back by overwhelming public demand, the most successful and popular touring show of its kind Beyond the Barricade returns with a brand new production. Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, Beyond the Barricade features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables, and the 25th Anniversary Concert at the 02 Arena.  This production will include songs from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and many more hit musical productions, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Miserables! Don’t miss the Musicals Event of the Year!!

18/11/2017 7:30 PM
MOTOWNS GREASTEST HITS: HOW SWEET IT IS

Saturday 25th November at 7.30pm 

Tickets - £23, concessions - £21 

You’ll be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more. 

 
 

Let’s ‘Get Ready’.... to ‘Go Loco... Down in Acapulco’. 

 
 

The UK’s No.1 MOTOWN show will have you dancing ‘All Night Long’

25/11/2017 7:30 PM
ALADDIN - The Riverfront Panto 2017-18

From Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Sunday 7thJanuary 2018

Join Aladdin on the adventure of a life time at The Riverfront’s 2017 panto!

Tickets from £6.50 to £20.50

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

05/12/2017 to 07/01/2018
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
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