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Denial (12A)

Monday 24th April 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.

25/04/2017 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
COMEDY SHED (Acts may be changed from those advertised)

Friday 28 April
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.


John Hastings

Canadian comic John Hastings has been performing stand-up since 2006 and has performed annually at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2012. With anecdotes brimming with energy and emphasis, his observational comedy is second to none.


Kae Kurd

Sharp, smart, and brilliantly astute, British-Kurdish performer Kae Kurd is passionate about making politics accessible to young people, through the medium of his slick, confident stand-up routines.


Phil Nichol

Forever full of frenetic energy and with a keen eye for the absurd, Phil Nichol is boundless in his ability to entertain and bring the laughs.



 


£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.




28/04/2017 to 30/06/2017
A BASEMENT FULL OF SOUL

Saturday 29 April at 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 to 24/06/2017
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
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

03/05/2017 to 01/11/2017
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
Don't Take Me Home (12A)

Monday 8th May at 7.45pm
Wednesday 9th May at 7.45pm

2016, UK, 86 mins
Director: Jonny Owen
Starring: Gareth Bale, Chris Coleman, Aaron Ramsay

The story of the Welsh international football teams rise through the FIFA world rankings, and onto their first international tournament for 58 years.

08/05/2017 to 10/05/2017
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
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 Boss Baby (U) ALL SEATS £2.50

**Join us for this Half-Term treat** 

All Tickets - £2.50 

Monday 29th May at 11am & 1.30pm 
Wednesday 31st at 11am & 1.30pm 
Thursday 1
st June at 11am & 1.30pm
 

Friday 2nd June at 11am & 1.30pm & Saturday 3rd June at 11am & 1.30pm

2016, USA, 90 mins 
 
Director: Tom McGrath 
Starring:
Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow                          

A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

29/05/2017 to 03/06/2017
Minecraft (Ages 5 - 11 years)

Monday 10th April 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 30th May 10am - 2pm
Monday 24th July 2pm - 4pm
Monday 31st July 2pm-4pm
Monday 7th August 2pm-4pm
Monday 14th August 2pm-4pm
Monday 21st August 2pm-4pm

Suitable for children 5 - 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.

 

30/05/2017 to 21/08/2017
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
Beauty & The Beast (PG) ALL SEATS £4

**Join us for this Half Term treat**

All Tickets - £4

 

Wednesday 31st May at 4pm & 6.30pm
Thursday 1st June at 4pm & 6.30pm
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd June at 4pm & 6.30pm

2017, USA, 129 mins

Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stephens, Luke Evans

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
31/05/2017 to 03/06/2017
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
MUSICALITY MASHUP 2017

Saturday 10th June at 6pm & Sunday 11th June at 3pm

 

Tickets - £14.50

Studio One Dance Company presents an uplifting evening of dance and song taking you through over 100 tunes from the nation’s favourite films from the big screen & our favourite musicals.

The acclaimed Cardiff based Studio One Dance Company presents talented performers from age 2 ½ years to adults in this dancing and singing extravaganza.

 Dancers from Studio One have performed alongside stars from Strictly Come Dancing including Pasha Kovalev, Brian Fortuna, Christina Rhianoff, and Katya Virshilas and trained under the watchful eye of the legend that is Wayne Sleep as well as appearing in lots of west end touring productions in the New Theatre & Wales Millennium Centre

This year we have also discovered our love for “dance competitions” our pupils have competed in STARS OF THE FUTURE UK dance competition in Bath & qualified for the final in Manchester & came home with 5 first place , 2 second place & 1 3rd place they also competed in the WELSH FACTOR  we came home with 1 first place 2 second place, We are looking forward to 2017 to see what our new competition team “S1DC” will  do in this year’s upcoming competitions

This wonderful show is not to be missed ......COME JOIN THE FUN AT STUDIO ONE!


For more information on Studio One contact Sara Ekstrom-Gabb 
ISTD on 07739285227 or Suzie Bryant on 07900827552

10/06/2017 to 11/06/2017
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
Their Finest (12A)

Monday 26th June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 27th June at 7.45pm
Wednesday 28th June at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm

2017, UK, 117 mins
Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring:
Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

26/06/2017 to 28/06/2017
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
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Sinfonia Cymru
Lunchtime Concerts with Sinfonia Cymru

Tickets £5
4th October and 6th December at 1pm
 
04/10/2017 to 06/12/2017
RHYDIAN, RICHARD & ADAM

Friday 6th October at7.30pm

Tickets - £26

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Friday 6th October at 7.45pm

Tickets - £15

Recommended for ages 14 and over.

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

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

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

'Sublime, original and brilliant' Independent

“Unobtrusively masterful stuff” The Scotsman

06/10/2017 7:45 PM
MICHAEL MORPURGO'S KING ARTHUR

Saturday 7th October at 1.30pm & 4.30pm

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

Running time approximately 75 minutes

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

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

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

Suitable for 7 yrs +

“The absolute pinnacle of theatrical storytelling”  Arts Award Voice

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

07/10/2017
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
BIKEOLOGY

Friday 17th November at 7.30pm

Tickets -£21

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

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

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

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

*Ned Boulting has never tested positive for performance enhancing substances

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

Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm 

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22.50 

 

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
WHITNEY - QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

Friday 2 February at 7.30pm

 

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22

 

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers ofour time. This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breath taking performance as Whitney. 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

★★★★★
“Phenomenal”
“Absolutely brilliant”
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10/10
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“Mind blowing”
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09/03/2018 7:30 PM