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Green Book (12A)

Monday 25 March at 7.45pm
Tuesday 26 March at 7.45pm
Wednesday 27 March at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time: 130 minutes

Director – Peter Farrelly

Starring – Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

Dr Don Shirley is aworld-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tourin the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in theBronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

25/03/2019 to 27/03/2019
TOSCA: Mid Wales Opera

Wednesday 27 March at 7.30pm, the performance will be interpreted in British Sign Language by Julie Doyle. Please call 01633 656679 to book as we will place you in the best seats to see her.

Tickets – £17.50, concessions - £15.25

Sung in English

Power and passion collide in Puccini’s breathtaking masterpiece Tosca. Trapped in a life and death struggle against the corrupt police chief Scarpia, the diva Tosca and her artist lover face the ultimate sacrifice. 

Join MWO on tour this Spring, as Puccini’s lavish score takes audiences on an emotional rollercoaster ride from tender love story through powerful brutality to ultimate tragedy.

27/03/2019 19:30
TRANSPORTER

Thursday 28 March at 1pm & 7pm

Tickets- £10.25, concessions - £8.25, schools - £7.25

Written and Performed by Catherine Dyson in Collaboration with Andy Smith and Lewis Gibson

'So, what's it like round here?'

The unheard, unbelievably true story of a girl called Maya; forever thirteen, forever on the move.

Funny, fearless and frightening, Transporter explores themes of identity, difference, conflict, and what it means to come or not come from somewhere.

We meet Maya on the threshold of a new house in an ordinary city. From this everyday moment an epic story is woven, spanning decades and continents. Maya is both ordinary and extraordinary; schoolgirl, time traveller, shaman. Tales of classroom conflicts, flights across deserts, ice cream dreams and thwarted revolutions weave together, and the local and the global, the personal and political collide.

Transporter was developed through Theatr Iolo's artist development programme, Platfform and was born out of conversations with young people from the city of Newport, South Wales.

28/03/2019
HERE COME THE GIRLS: Chloe Hewitt, Dianne Buswell, Amy Dowden

Thursday 28 March at 7.30pm

Tickets - £30, concessions - £29

Meet and greet at 6pm - £62 (the meet and greet is sold out)

An all new show ‘Here Come The Girls’ brings an exciting mix of individual performances and group numbers with their supporting dance partners.  The show will have a mix of Ballroom and Latin routines and has been choreographed by Patrick Helm, this show promises to be a fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you.  Patrick will also perform on the show with Dianne!

Dianne Buswell and Amy Dowden have established themselves on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and Chloe Hewitt also joins the cast of pro girls to make it the first Girls tour. 

This is one show not to miss! There is a meet and greet opportunity pre show to meet the Pro dancers, so don’t miss the limited opportunity for one these.

28/03/2019 19:30
COMEDY SHED MARCH 2019 (Acts may be changed from those advertised)

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

£13.25
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.

29/03/2019 20:15
ILLEGAL EAGLES

Saturday 30 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £25, concessions - £24

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute return in 2019 for more stunning vocals, tight harmonies and awesome guitar riffs!

Described as 'flawless' by The Express, The Illegal Eagles are internationally renowned for their outstanding ability to recreate the Eagles’ distinctive sound withboth flare and incredible authenticity.

Featuring all the classics including Hotel California, Take it tothe Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, and many more!

 

 

 

 

30/03/2019 19:30
DIELLE MUSIC: ACOUSTIC TOGETHER (Show postponed until March)

Saturday 30 March at 7.30pm

Tickets - £16, concessions - £13 (Group of 10 or more £10 each)

 

"Harmonies that leave you breathless" Bill Kenny

DiElle, John Gleadall and Chris Wood are avid music lovers, who crossed paths from very different walks of musical life. The trio play original music and pay homage to acoustic artists from Joni Mitchell to Snow Patrol, who have influenced our current era, with an emphasis on the golden age of pop. Bob Dylan, James Taylor, The Hollies... With acoustic guitars and three-part harmony vocals, this live show is for real music lovers.

30/03/2019 19:30
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15)

Monday 1 April at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Tuesday 2 April at 7.45pm


Running time – 106 minutes

Director – Marielle Heller

Starring – Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells

Celebrity biographer Lee Israel makes her living profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

01/04/2019 to 02/04/2019
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Sinfonia Cymru

Tickets £5


Matinee classical music recitals presented across the year including wind trios, string quartets, piano, classical guitar, harp and much more. A chance to meet and enjoy music, with lunch or a drink in The Riverfront Café before or after the performance.

Wednesday 6 February at 1pm

Shake off the winter blues and get ready for spring with a concert of delightful music for oboe and piano, from Sinfonia Cymru.

Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano

Holliger Sonata for Solo Oboe

Brown Our Love is Here to Stay

Wednesday 3 April at 1pm

Join us for April's Lunchtime Concert by Sinfonia Cymru, which showcases the beautiful pairing of flute and harp. Featuring a selection of classics which demonstrate the emotive depth of these two instruments. 

Wednesday 3 July at 1pm

Celebrate the summer with Sinfonia Cymru, as July's Lunchtime Concert presents lively music for string sextet.

Wolf Italian Serenade

Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B flat Major Op.18

 

 

 

 

 

03/04/2019 to 03/07/2019
THE CAST: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL

Wednesday 3rd April at 7.30pm - Cardiff Afternoon Academy 

Thursday 4th April at 7.30pm - Monmouth Academy 

Friday 5th April at 7.30pm - Rougemont Academy 

Sat 6th April at 1pm - Cardiff Morning academy & CAST Buddies 

Saturday 6th April at 7.30pm - Caerleon Academy 

 

Tickets - £9.50, family of four - £36 (this offer will apply automatically in your basket)

 

The Children's Academy of Stage Training (CAST) presents Seussical The Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

 

This family friendly show has been a hit on Broadway and performed all over the world for the last 18 years! A magical show about the power of imagination and belief in yourself , the Cat in the Hat acts as the emcee to steer us through the world of Dr. Seuss and his well loved characters, We are first introduced to Horton the Elephant who hears and rescues the citizens of Who, “the tiniest planet in the sky” by placing them gently on a clover, his fellow jungle of Nool residents, including the Sour Kangaroo and Wickersham Brothers, think he is crazy for talking to a speck of dust.

 

A fantastic night out for all the family! 

03/04/2019 to 06/04/2019
If Beale Street Could Talk (15)

Wednesday 3 April at 7.45pm
Thursday 4 April at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time: 119 minutes

Director – Barry Jenkins

Starring – KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King

In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes bythe nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

03/04/2019 to 04/04/2019
West Side Story (PG)

Friday 5 April at 1.30pm & 6pm

Saturday 6 April at 3pm

All tickets - £4

Running time – 151 minutes

West Side Story (1961) is an energetic, widely-acclaimed, melodramatic musical - a modern-day, loose re-telling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet tragedy of feuding families, although the setting is the Upper West Side of New York City in thelate 1950s with conflict between rival street gangs the Sharks and the Jets. West Side Story is still one of the best film adaptations of a musical ever created, don’t miss your chance to see it on The Riverfront’s big screen.
05/04/2019 to 06/04/2019
Newport Sponsored Walk for Dementia Registration £5

Newport Walk for Dementia

500 Tickets

£5 per ticket

Sunday 7th April 2019 arrive for 10am, warm-up at 10.45am, speeches 10.55am, walk starts 11am


Start: The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre


**Only service dogs will be allowed on this walk**

 

 

Newport holds first sponsored Walk for Dementia this April

 

Newport County AFC is teaming up with Newport Live to put on the very first Newport-sponsored walk for Dementia. The walk will take place on Sunday April 7th starting at 11am at the Riverfront Theatre in Newport. The walk is open to all ages and abilities and will be a gentle 3km walk raising vital funds for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru.

With roughly 2,000 people living with dementia in Newport, the money raised from the walk will go a huge way to supporting families affected by the disease.

Newport has already been recognised as a dementia-friendly city which is already helping to reduce stigma and make people feel confident, understoodand supported to be a valuable part of society. The Partners involved have been working hard to make this event a success for the first year in the hope that this could turn into an annual event, that will grow year on year for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru.

 

Following your registration, you will be sent email confirmation to confirm your participation in Newport’s Walk for Dementia, along with a sponsorship form, route map and details of the justgiving page.

Thank you for vital support, we look forward to welcoming you on April 7th at the walk HQ at The Riverfront.

 

For more information: enquiries@newportlive.co.uk

07/04/2019 11:00
RUBICON DANCE

Monday 8 April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £8.50

Rubicon Dance is delighted to present its’ graduating students of2018/19 at the Riverfront, with guest company appearances. Come and join us tocelebrate the individual and collective achievements of this years’ cohort in this diverse and eclectic collection of dance pieces.

08/04/2019 19:30
All Is True (12A)

Monday 8 April at 7.45pm
Wednesday 10 April at 4.30pm & 7.45pm


Running time –104 minutes

Director – Kenneth Branagh

Starring – Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellan

The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.

08/04/2019 to 10/04/2019
NEWPORT SCHOOLS' DANCE FESTIVAL 2019 (2 tickets per booking, only 1 booking per address)
Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 April at 6.30pm
All tickets - £6

**There is a strict limit of two tickets per customer**
09/04/2019 to 10/04/2019
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (U)

All tickets £3

Friday 12 April at 11am
Monday 15 April at 11am & 1.30pm
Tuesday 16 April at 11am & 1.30pm
Wednesday 17 April at 11am &
1.30pm (Relaxed Screening) 
Thursday 18 April at 11am & 1.30pm


Runningtime – 107 minutes

The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.

12/04/2019 to 18/04/2019
The Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

All tickets £3

Friday 12 April at 5pm
Monday 15 April at 4pm
Tuesday 16 April at 4pm
Wednesday 17 April at 4pm
Thursday 18 April at 4pm


Running time – 120 minutes

Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.

12/04/2019 to 18/04/2019
THE WEST END AT THE MOVIES

Friday 12 April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £18, concessions - £16

Direct from their sold out tour last year…

The cast of leading performers form London’s West End, invite you to join them to a night at the Movies! 

A magical evening of live entertainment, featuring the very best songs from the smash hit movies throughout the decades.

The talented cast have starred in many West End productions and national tours including Les Miserables, We Will Rock You, South Pacific, Singin' in the Rain, Starlight Express, Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked, Godspell, Joseph and Cats... to name but a few!

“With outstanding vocals and slick choreography, this wonderful concert guarantees to bring you joy” South Wales Evening Post

12/04/2019 19:30
MISS WALES Grand Final

Saturday 13 April at 7.30pm (doors open for you to take your seats at 7pm)

Tickets - £25 (under 5s go free but will still need a ticket)

The Miss Wales 2019 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.

13/04/2019 19:30
JEREMY DUTCHER

Saturday 13 April at 7.45pm

Tickets – £14.25

Polaris Prize winner, Jeremy Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor and composer who takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates, blending distinct musical aesthetics that shape-shift between classical, traditional, and pop to form something entirely new. Dutcher’s debut release, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, involves the rearrangement of early 1900s wax cylinder field recordings from his community. “Many of the songs were lost because our musical tradition was suppressed by the Canadian government. I'm doing this work as there's only about a hundred Wolastoqey speakers left. It's crucial that we're using our language because, if you lose the language, you're losing an entire distinct way of experiencing the world.”

13/04/2019 19:45
A Private War (15)

Monday 15 April at 7.45pm
Tuesday 16 April at 7.45pm
Wednesday 17 April at 7.45pm

Running time: 110 minutes

Director – Matthew Heineman

Starring – Rosamund Pike, Greg Wise, Alexandra Moen

Celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin is a woman who is as comfortable downing martinis with high society's elite as she is brazenly staring down warlords and fleeing from gunfire. Driven by an enduring desire to bear witness and give voice to the voiceless, Colvin charges into danger, constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.

15/04/2019 to 17/04/2019
Capernaum (15)

Thursday 18 April at 7pm

In Arabic/Amharic with English subtitles, 126 mins

From acclaimed director Nadine Labaki (Carmel, Where Do We Go Now?) comes a stunning and unforgettable new film.

In a courtroom, a young boy named Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) stands before a judge. He asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family. Forced to live by his wits in order to survive, Zain's life reaches a turning point when his parents make an unforgivable deal that will see his younger sister married off. Left distraught by this terrible act, Zain takes to the road. While looking for work at a fairground, he befriends a young woman who is working illegally as a cleaner and helps to look after her adorable one-year-old baby, Jonas. Zain and Jonas form a touching bond but things get much more complicated when circumstances force Zain to make choices that willhave huge ramifications.

Capernaum is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit – a battle cry for the forgotten, the unwanted and the lost that offers hope in the most unexpected of places.

18/04/2019 19:00
THE CARPENTERS STORY

Monday 22 April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £22, concessions - £21

This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music.

The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist / artistic director Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements from LIVE musicians, and a stage-wide backdrop of state-of-the-art video projection.

Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays, and many more!

22/04/2019 19:30
DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE

A Dino-Mite adventure direct from the West End!

Tuesday 23 April at 1pm & 3.30pm

Wednesday 24 April at 11am & 2pm

Extra shows now on sale due to huge demand on:
Thursday 25 April at 2pm 
Friday 26 April at 11am & 2pm

Tickets - £14, groups of 10+ - £8.50

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family.

Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!

A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend.

Don’t miss this entertaining and mind-expanding jurassic adventure, live on stage. Book now before tickets become extinct!

★★★★★ ‘Great fun. Highly recommended for all ages’ What’s Good To Do

★★★★ 'A spectacular interactive show!'OK! Magazine

★★★★ ‘The perfect family show. Educational and entertaining’ The Reviews Hub

Age guidance: 3+

Running Time: 50 mins + 15 min post show meet & greet with the Dinosaurs

23/04/2019 to 26/04/2019
The Greatest Showman Sing Along Version (PG)

Tuesday 23 April at 5pm

Wednesday 24 April at 5pm

Thursday 25 April at 5pm


All tickets £4


Running time – 105 minutes


Director –
Michael Gracey

Starring – Hugh Jackman, ,


Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for...The world is singing along with the most entertaining movie of the year and now you can too with this special sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman, the Golden Globe winner for Best Original Song. It's your time to shine – have fun, sing loud and 'Come Alive' – It's Showtime!
23/04/2019 to 25/04/2019
Destroyer (15)

Tuesday 23 April at 7.45pm
Wednesday 24 April at 7.45pm


Running time –121 minutes

Director – Karyn Kusama

Starring – Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany

As a young cop, Erin Bell went under cover to infiltrate a gang in the California desert -- with tragic results. Bell continues to work as a detective for the Los Angeles Police Department, but feelings of anger and remorse leave herworn-down and consumed by guilt. When the leader of that gang suddenly re-emerges, Erin embarks on an obsessive quest to find his former associates, bring him to justice and make peace with her tortured past.

23/04/2019 to 24/04/2019
Disney's Sleeping Beauty (U)

Friday 26 April at 11am & 1.30pm
Saturday 27 April at 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

All tickets - £3

Join us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disney’s landmark in animation Sleeping Beauty.

Filled with jealousy, the evil witch Maleficent curses Princess Aurora to die on her 16th birthday. Thanks to Aurora's guardian fairies, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather she only falls into a deep sleep that can be ended with a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip.

To prevent Phillip from rescuing Aurora, Maleficent kidnaps and imprisons him. The good fairies are the last hope to free Phillip so that he can awaken Aurora.

26/04/2019 to 27/04/2019
COMEDY SHED APRIL 2019 (Acts may be changed from those advertised)

Friday 26 April
Doors open at 7.45pm
First act at 8.15pm


£13.25
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.

26/04/2019 20:15
FAMILY DANCE FESTIVAL 2019

Saturday 27 April at 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

This is a FREE OUTDOOR EVENT AND NOT TICKETED, there is no need to book just come along!

Suitable for all ages

A Bombastic, Coreo Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre co-productionin association with Chapter

Family Dance Festival is an interactive and entertaining hour of pop-up dance featuring three professional companies from Wales and local youth groups. Witness the amazing dancers twisting & turning, tumbling & sliding in this jam-packed bilingual national touring event, plus have a go during the fun taster workshop following each performance.

 

“Exceeded expectations, a highlight of the Easter holidays!“

“Great interactive element. The kids loved it. Thank you! “

“Thoroughly enjoyable hour! Skilled performers, looking forward to next years.”

 

 

Welsh Audio Described show @ 12pm

English Audio Described show @ 2pm

Touch Tour starts 15 minutes before the show

BSL interpreted show @ 2pm

27/04/2019
The Kindergarten Teacher (12A)

Monday 29 April at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Tuesday 30 April at 7.45pm
Wednesday 1 May at 7.45pm

Running time: 96 minutes

Director – Sara Colangelo

Starring – Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood

 

Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a career-best performance as a kindergarten teacher who oversteps her bounds in a mission to help one of her students. Lisa Spinelli (Gyllenhaal) is a dedicated teacher with a love of poetry who joins an evening class and shares her own compositions with the group and teacher (Gael García Bernal). When she discovers her five-year-old student Jimmy Roy (Parker Sevak) is prone to occasional outbursts of dazzling linguistic virtuosity, she is eager to nurture his burgeoning gift. Yet to Lisa’s frustration, none of the other adults in Jimmy’s life seem to care about his talents. Becoming fixated on the need to cultivate and archive the boy’s creative output, Lisa takes it upon herself to bring Jimmy’s words to the world. Out of this noble impulse, something far darker and obsessional develops.
29/04/2019 to 01/05/2019
Concerts & Cakes with Live Music Now May 2019

Wednesday 1 May at 2pm

Tickets - £6

The Bute Clarinet Quartet is an exciting and versatile ensemble based in South Wales.

Formed in September 2013, the quartet is comprised of graduates from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Members Tom Howells, Daisy Evans, Darius Gray andKatie Hole met during their studies and together have performed recitals across the UK, showcasing a wide variety of clarinet quartet repertoire. 

The group has participated in various competitions, with notable achievements including winning first prize in the ensembles category at the National Eisteddfod (2014)  Music education is an important part of Bute Clarinet Quartet's ethos, both as an ensemble and as individuals. As well as teaching around the Cardiff area, the ensemble regularly performs outreach concerts for school groups in South Wales. They hope to continue developing their educational work, making music more accessible to all.

The quartetis thrilled to be joining the late Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now Scheme during his centenary year.

01/05/2019 14:00
Maiden (12A)

Thursday 2 May at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time 97 mins, director Alex Holmes

A moving portrait of resilience chronicling the unprecedented journey of 24-year-old Tracy Edwards and the first all-female sailing crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race.
The Whitbread Round the World Race (rechristened the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001) was considered an exclusively masculine endeavour when Edwards came along and, in the face of much sexist condescension, proved that skill, perseverance, and courage at sea know no gender.
02/05/2019
AS A TIGER IN THE JUNGLE

Circus performance in the main theatre

Thursday 2 May at 7.30pm and Friday 3 May at 1pm
The performance on Friday will be British Sign Language interpreted

Tickets - £12

Three performers from Nepal ask questions about life, love, poverty and greed. Using spoken word, movement, circus and ceremony, they tell the story of how against all odds they survived their childhood and createdtheir own destiny. An inspiring, authentic, raw and heart warming performance about life and circus, entertainment and reflexion.

Produced through an International partnership between artistic directors from nofitstate (Wales) and Cirkus Xanti (Norway). As a Tiger in theJungle will be a unique theatrical circus experience!

02/05/2019 to 03/05/2019
NABBA MR & MISS WALES Pre-Judging

Saturday 4 May

Pre – judging from 12.30pm

Tickets - £10, children under 14 - £5

04/05/2019 12:30
NABBA Mr and Miss Wales Evening Show

Saturday 4 May

Mr & Miss Wales 2019 at 6.30pm

Tickets - £21, children under 14 - £10

04/05/2019 18:30
JERRY SADOWITZ: Make Comedy Grate Again!

Wednesday 8 May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £20

Jerry Sadowitz, Britain's FAVOURITE COMEDIAN, is back! Yes, the man with no visible demograph returns to make you laugh while simultaneously parting you of hard earned cash! Affectionately known as 'miserable c**t' to his imaginary friends, Sadowitz is the only comic hardly working  today who campaigns against human rights. His television appearances include 'Love Island', 'Hard Talk' 'Michty Me!'(still in production) and 'Loose Stools'. He now suffers from Alzheimer's disease and has to watch Netflix comedy specials so he can remember his own material.

08/05/2019 19:30
FACING THE MUSIC WITH PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE Live on Stage with EDWARD SECKERSON

Friday 10 May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £22

It is still one of the best kept secrets in show business that Patricia Routledge trained not only as an actress but also as a singer and had considerable experience and success in musical theatre, both in this country and in the United States of America.

Her many awards include a Tony for her Broadway performance in the Styne-Harburg musical Darling of the Day and a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.

Her one woman show Come for the Ride toured the UK in 1988 and in 1992 she played Nettie Fowler in the highly acclaimed production of Carousel at the National Theatre.

In 1998 she was honoured with the Gold Badge of Merit by the Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

In this fascinating encounter with the writer and broadcaster EDWARD SECKERSON she recalls this very special part ofher career with access to some rare and treasured recordings.

 

Writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson is Chief Classical Music Critic of The Independent newspaper and a founder member of The ArtsDesk.com. He wrote and presented the long-running BBC Radio 3 show Stage & Screen where he interviewed many of the biggest names in the business, among them Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury, Liza Minnelli, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

 

During his journalistic career he has written for most major music publications and is on the review panel of Gramophone magazine.

10/05/2019 19:30
BACK TO BACHARACH 2019

Saturday 11 May 2019
Tickets - £25, concessions - £24

Critically acclaimed Back to Bacharach with their West End cast and the amazingmusicianship of the Magic Moments Orchestra are proud to present The Very Best ofBurt Bacharach celebrating “The Hitmaker” behind one of the greatest American songbooks of the 20th Century.

Back to Bacharach bring you The Sensational Soundtrack of the 60’s and beyond!

Travel back with us and be dazzled by a non-stop parade of classic hits such as Alfie, What The World Needs Now, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Walk On By,The Look of Love, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa, I Say A Little Prayer For You, That’s What Friends Are For, Close To You, Wishin’ & Hopin’, Trains & Boats & Planes, Magic Moments, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, What’s New Pussycat?, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head & Many More, you’re never more than one song away from another classic platinum-selling hit in this fantastic night of nostalgia.

We are proud to support Breast Cancer Now and £1 of each ticket sold is donated to BCN

Book your tickets now for this critically acclaimed live concert.

11/05/2019 19:30
ROBIN MORGAN: Honeymoon (Ages 16+)

Thursday 16 May at 7.45pm

Tickets - £13.25

Welsh stand-up Robin Morgan is about to go on his first UK tour.One small issue: he’s only just got married and is spending his actual honeymoon performing to the nation. Surely there’s a good reason why he’s doing it? There is. You’ll just have to come and find out.

Fresh from two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the writer for BBC’s Have I Got News For You and The Now Show will perform both critically acclaimed shows, back-to-back.

In addition to his solo shows and work as a writer, Robin is the support artist for Ellie Taylor’s national tours and BBC1’s The Graham Norton Show, with television credits from BBC Three and Comedy Central to his name.  He is also the writer for two forthcoming sitcoms to be broadcast on BBC Wales over the coming months. 

**** Sunday Times

‘A phenomenal comic. Utterly hilarious’ Broadway Baby

‘Wonderfully cheeky and engaging’ Three Weeks

16/05/2019 19:45
THE GIRL WITH INCREDIBLY LONG HAIR (In English Fri 17.30 & Sat 14.30, yng Gymraeg Sat 11.30

We Made This

Friday17th and Saturday 18th May

InEnglish Friday at 5.30pm and Saturday at 2.30pm & In Welsh Saturday at11.30am

Tickets - £10, family of four - £38

This Spring join Rapunzel, her Mam, and her newfriend Daf in the forest as they set off on an adventure, for which they’llneed your help. Y Ferch gyda'r Gwallt Hynod Hir / The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair isa family show from We Made This which reimagines the story of Rapunzel for ourtimes.

***** “…anhour of magic […] an inspired production.[…] The young audience were spellboundfrom start to finish….” The Western Mail

Supported by Arts Council of Wales, Blackwood Miners Institute& Chapter.

Originally made in partnership with Blackwood Miners' Instituteand Wales Millennium Centre, and supported by Creu Cymru.


Y Gwanwyn hwn, ymunwch â Rapynsel, ei mam, a’ichyfaill newydd, Daf, yn y goedwig wrth iddynt ddechrau ar antur y bydd angeneich help chi ar ei chyfer. Sioe newyddi’r teulu yw Y Ferch gyda'r Gwallt HynodHir / The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair gan We Made This sy’n ailddychmygustori Rapunzel ar gyfer ein hoes ni.

***** “…anhour of magic […] an inspired production.[…] The young audience were spellboundfrom start to finish….” The Western Mail

Cefnogwyd gan Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Sefydliad yGlowyr Coed Duon a Chapter.

Cefnogwyd ynwreiddiol gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Sefydliad y Glowyr Coed Duon, CreuCymru a Chanolfan Mileniwm Cymru.

17/05/2019 to 18/05/2019
THE MANFREDS - HITS, JAZZ AND BLUES TOUR

Saturday 18 May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25

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

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

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

18/05/2019 19:30
PASSIONATE MACHINE

Thursday 23 May at 7.45pm

 

Tickets - £12.25, concessions - £10.25

Age guide 12+

 

Remember P.E. kit. Cancel Free Trial. Call mum. Everyone writes instructions to their future selves. But what if the future starts writing back? 

 

Rosy Carrick has to build a time machine – because her future self has already done so and is now stuck 100 years in the past… Thus begins a complex and original blend of science, Schwarzenegger and self-determination as Rosy attempts to rewrite history and save herself. Winner of The Infallibles Award for Theatrical Excellence and Brighton Fringe’s Best New Play Award 2018, Passionate Machine is a playful, intelligent and searingly honest story about obsession, salvation and finding yourself – literally.

23/05/2019 19:45
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA present DON PASQUALE

Donizetti

With new libretto by Daisy Evans

Director Daisy Evans

 

Saturday 25 May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £19.50, concessions - £16.50

Follow the exploits of Don Pasquale in this riotous new version of Donizetti’s classic comic opera. Set in and around Pasquale’s doner kebab van, it’s the story of an old bachelor’s romantic delusions and the young lovers who outwit him.

Don Pasquale brings together a cast of larger-than-life characters, including Pasquale’s young nephew Ernesto and his girlfriend Norina, as well as local geezer Malatesta and his travelling band who hang around Pasquale’s kebab van after their long nights of boozing.

Welsh National Opera brings Daisy Evans’ brilliant new production to venues across Wales and England throughout the summer of 2019, following on from the success of Elena Langer’s Rhondda Rips It Up! in 2018.

Don Pasquale features a small cast and an on-stage orchestra like you’ve never seen or heard before.

wno.org.uk/pasquale

#WNOpasquale

25/05/2019 19:30
BALLET CYMRU: ROMEO A JULIET

Thursday 30 & Friday 31 May at 7.30pm (Running time approx. 2 hrs 10 mins)

Tickets – £14.75 (red seats), £12.75 (yellow seats), concessions - £12.75 (red seats), £10.75 (yellow seats)
Friday's performance will be AUDIO DESCRIBED via headphones for blind and visually impaired customers, there will also be a free TOUCH TOUR at 6.15pm. You will need to book specific seats to hear the audio description so please call the box office on 01633 656679 to do this.

Critics’ Circle Award winning company, Ballet Cymru, present an extraordinary adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Romeo and Juliet”.

Intense fighting, passionate duets and universal themes echo through dramatic and lyrical choreography. Exquisite costumes and extraordinary video projections create a world of danger and excitement where two young lovers are caught in an age old feud.

“Romeo a Juliet” is a dynamic and unique collaboration between 3 of Wales’ outstanding arts organisations, Ballet Cymru, Coreo Cymru (Creative Producer for Dance inWales www.coreocymru.com) and The Riverfront in Newport (www.newportlive.co.uk/riverfront)

"Romeo a Juliet" features costumes by Georg Meyer-Wiel (www.meyerwiel.com) who studied at The Royal College of Art and has created costumes for some of the world’s leading companies, including Rambert Dance Company and Australian Dance Theatre.

30/05/2019 to 31/05/2019
Romeo A Juliet Touch Tour for Blind & Visually Impaired Customers
6.15pm on Friday 31 May, places are free
All people attending should have a place booked, we would advise booking in advance.
There will be flat access to the stage where the Touch Tour will take place.
31/05/2019 18:15
COMEDY SHED MAY 2019 (Acts may be changed from those advertised)

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

£13.25
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.

31/05/2019 20:15
CERI DUPREE The Ladies I Love

Saturday 1 June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £16.50

Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his faaaaabulous new show, with new costumes, routines, jokes and songs. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw-dropping, eye-popping costumes.

 

Ceri’s energy, style, showmanship, love for the show and his appreciation of an audience shines through in this non stop, quick changing homage to all his favourite ladies.

 

Ceri brings them all lovingly to life with a touch of Las Vegas class rarely seen in the UK today. Once described as ‘Joe Longthorne meets Lily Savage... only with better legs!’

01/06/2019 19:30
Concerts & Cakes with Live Music Now June 2019

Wednesday 5 June at 2pm

Tickets - £6

Blackweir Brass

Consistingof 5 young, but experienced musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Blackweir Brass was established in early 2016.  They draw influence from many sources, and their varied backgrounds in performance. Some hail from areas with strong brass band tradition, the rest have spent time playing with wind bands, symphony orchestras and even in pit bands for musicals. Also taking inspiration from famous brass ensembles like that of Philip Jones, Septura Brass and Canadian Brass, Blackweir Brass aim to bring a mixture of styles totheir playing. As a result, their repertoire covers everything from Baroque to Contemporary, with some interesting deviations in between!

05/06/2019 14:00
PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS

Friday 7 June 2019 at 8pm

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22

07/06/2019 20:00
BUTTONS UNDONE! An Adult Panto starring Owen Money (18+)

Friday 14 June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £18.50

What happens with Cinderella and Prince Charming after their Happy Everafter

 

Buttons Undone! is a big bawdy barrel of laughs and although aimed at over 18’s, it doesn’t contain any crude four-letter words, as the humour is unashamedly in the Great British ‘Carry On’ tradition of rib-tickling double entendres and innuendo.

So if you’re broad- minded and fancy a fun night out that turns traditional pantomime upside down to reveal its frilly bloomers hiding underneath, this is definitely a show you won’t want to miss.

 

And you know you’re in a safe pair of hands when the frantic frolics and saucy shenanigans happening on stage are held together by Wales’ undisputed King of Comedy Owen Money as Buttons.

Oh yes it is!

14/06/2019 19:30
LES MUSICALS WITH JONATHAN ANSELL & JAI MCDOWALL

Saturday 15 June 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25, meet and greet places are available for £57.50 places are limited though so pre-booking is recommended. The meet and greet will take place before the show, exact time to be confirmed.

Les Musicals Live Concert Tour is the ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre.

Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britains Got Talent - Winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic a spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more smash-hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices.

Come and immerse yourself into the world of Musical Theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera, Blood Brothers, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Miss Saigon, Chess, We Will Rock You and many more…

After sell-out shows in 2018, this is certainly a concert not to be missed in its second exciting year.

15/06/2019 19:30
iSHINE PERFORMING ARTS: iSing, iDance, iShine

Sunday 16 June at 3pm

Tickets - £12.25, concessions - £10.25

A musical extravaganza! Song and dance of stage and screen from musicals old and new. Performed by our outstandingly talented cast aged 3-17. We will also be introducing our new k-pop dance team for ages 12 and over.

Don’t missout, book your tickets now! For more information on joining us emailiShinePA@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and Instagram @iShinePA and@Newport_Kpop.

16/06/2019 15:00
THE BALLROOM BOYS: IAN WAITE & VINCENT SIMONE

Tuesday 18 June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £29.50, concessions - £27.50

VIP tickets - £55 includes meet and greet with Ian and Vincent from 6pm

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are joining forces in 2019 with their brand new production - THE BALLROOM BOYS.

Argentine Tango legend Vincent and King of the Ballroom Ian, will be joined by two professional female dancers and a wonderful vocalist. The night will be packed with dances, songs and loads of banter!

Expect dances like the Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Foxtrot and of course, the Argentine Tango!

Get ready for a high intensity evening of glitz and glamour with Ian & Vincent… THE BALLROOM BOYS!

There will be a limited number of VIP tickets that include a pre show meet and greet with the boys, for autograph and photo opportunities.

Produced by Strictly Theatre Co

18/06/2019 19:30
Le Navet Bete: THE THREE MUSKETEERS

Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £17.50

From Newport favourites Le Navet Bete, the award-winning creators of smash-hit shows Dracula: The Bloody Truth and Dick Tracy, comes a hilarious new comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside.

Armed only with a baguette and his questionable steed, join hot-headed D’Artagnan as he travels to Paris full of childish excitement and misplaced bravado to become a Musketeer. Will things go to plan? It’s unlikely. With four actors and over 30 characters this will betheir most hilariously chaotic adventure yet!

Supported by a top notch band of brothers including long-time co-conspirator (and funny man director) John Nicholson (Peepolykus, BBC Radio 4), internationally renowned choreographer Lea Anderson MBE (The Cholmondeleys) and critically acclaimed set designer Ti Green (Touching the Void, Bristol Old Vic/national tour) this show is set to be the company’s biggest and most riotous to date.

'Side-splittingly funny' Broadway World on Dracula: The Bloody Truth *****

'Masterful physical comedy' The Arguson Dick Tracy *****

19/06/2019 to 20/06/2019
THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY

Friday 21 June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £22.50, concessions - £20.50

Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

"Fantastic” - Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2

"Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage

21/06/2019 19:30
OH CAROL! The Musical Story of NEIL SEDAKA & HOWARD GREENFIELD

Saturday 22 June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £24

From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying heights of their success in the 50’s & 60’s the songwriting genius of Neil Sedaka and ‘Howie’ Howard Greenfield will go down in musical history as one of themost successful partnerships of all time.

This show is packed full of hits such as Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, [Is This The Way To] Amarillo, Stupid Cupid and of course Oh! Carol, masterpieces made famous not only by Sedaka but also other well known performers like Connie Francis, Tony Christie,Tom Jones and LaVern Baker.

With a good luck message from Mr Sedaka himself, this talented cast and their phenomenal band of west end musicians take to the stage to bring you a show dedicated to celebrating these two giants of the song writing world with two hours worth of songs and the stories behind them.

If you like to sing-a-long or just want to hear great music this show is for you.

"It's always flattering when talented performers honour my music. I thank the Oh Carol team for their homage to the work of Sedaka & Greenfield.  Wishing you continued success" - Neil Sedaka.

 

★★★★ "If you have socks, prepare for them to be knocked off" - britishtheatre.com

22/06/2019 19:30
EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: Matt Rees & Saskia Preston

Age guide 16+

Saturday 22 June at 7.45pm

Tickets - £12.50

Matt Rees - Multi-award-winning Welsh comedian, Matt Rees, has generated a huge buzz on the circuit over the past few years with his unique brand of well-crafted gags and acerbic delivery earning him high praise from audiences and critics alike.

The deadpan stand-up is a sober drunk and a couple of years ago he had to take a break from comedy to deal with his personal matters, but now he’s back and taking the comedy scene by storm once more. As well as starring in BBC3’s This Country and BBC’s Edinburgh Fringe Highlights, Matt has also recently recorded an episode of BBC2’s Stand Up at BBC Wales, Amazon’s Audible Presents and Stand Up For BBC Radio Wales.

Saskia Preston - Saskia has made a name for herself as an act who delivers up offbeat one liners and observations in a unique and playful style. A finalist in the Max Turner Comedy Award, Funny Women Award and Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian competition, Saskia was also shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award broadcast on BBC Radio 4 extra as well as the Laughing Horse New Comedian of the Year Final. 

Writer for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and The News Quiz, as well as BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack, Saskia has performed at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival every year since 2013 in various mixed billed shows. Last year, she was part of the prestigious showcase, AAA Stand Up Late show at The Pleasance, and now excitingly, for this coming Edfringe, Saskia will be bringing her characteristic quick wit and hilarious delivery for her debut solo show.

22/06/2019 19:45
COMEDY SHED JUNE 2019 (Acts may be changed from those advertised)

Friday 28 June
Doors open at 7.45pm
First act at 8.15pm

£13.25
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.

28/06/2019 20:15
SUMMER OPERA CLASSICS Welsh National Opera

Wednesday 3 July at 7.30pm

Tickets - £20, concessions - £17

This summer, WNO Orchestra returns to the Riverfront with an ever-popular collection of unmissable opera classics. With the help of two vocal soloists and the talented orchestral musicians, this special concert will take you on a journey through a wealth of operatic repertoire including works by Verdi, Puccini, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky. We also enter the world of musical theatre, and feature delights from Rogers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. With much-loved favourites and afew lesser-known gems, be sure to book soon for an unforgettable evening of opera.

03/07/2019 19:30
FRANK - OL' BLUE EYES IS BACK Starring David Alacey

This show will be postponed until Friday 5th July 2019
Featuring David Alacey & Special Guest Star: Anita Harris

Friday 5 July at 7.30pm

Tickets - £27.50

Celebrating the iconic Frank Sinatra who was born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1915, this show is far more than atribute to Ol' Blue Eyes. The magic of Sinatra live in concert is captured perfectly by the award winning David Alacey who is recognised worldwide as one of the leading interpreters of his music.


This lavish production encapsulates not only the wonderful hit catalogue of the original legend, but also the remarkable personality of the star who ruled the world of entertainment for over half a century. It also features The stunning L.A Showgirls, The Swinging Buddy Greco Band under the Direction of Paul Drakeley and guest star the evergreen all-round entertainer Anita Harris.
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All of the hit songs and anthems made popular by the legendary performer such as "Come Fly With Me", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "My Way", "Strangers in The Night” and of course, "New York New York" are included along with many rarer gems.

 

So don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the life of a true legend and experience what it was really like to spend an evening in the presence of the greatest entertainer of the twentieth century doing it as only he could – his way!

Ladies and gentleman from here on in it’s Frank Sinatra

05/07/2019 19:30
ARAD GOCH: Rwtsh Ratsh Rala Rwdins

Dydd Mawrth 9 Gorffennaf am 1yh

Tocynnau - £8

Addas i blant 3-7 oed a’u teuluoedd.

Mae Rala Rwdins yn dychwelyd i lwyfannau Cymru! Rwtsh Ratsh Rala Rwdins oedd y cynhyrchiad cyntaf i Arad Goch ei greu yn 1989, ac i ddathlu pen-blwydd Arad Goch yn 30 byddwn ni’n teithio’r sioe unwaith eto! Ymunwch â’r antur yn nghwmniein ffrindiau o wlad y Rwla. Cawn glywed helyntion Rwdlan, Y Dewin Dwl a’r Llipryn Llwyd wrth iddynt geisio darganfod cyfrinach fawr y Dewin Dwl, heb anghofio triciau slei‘r hen Strempan. Wedi ei hysgrifennu gan Angharad Tomosa’i chyfarwyddo gan Jeremy Turner.

I blant 3-7 oed a’u teuluoedd.

 

 

Tuesday 9 July at 1pm, this show is presented in the Welsh language

 

Tickets - £8

 

Rwtsh Ratsh Rala Rwdins by Angharad Tomos

Suitable for children 3-7 years old and their families

Rala Rwdins returns to Wales’ theatres! Rwtsh Ratsh Rala Rwdins was Arad Goch’s very first production and to celebrate the company’s 30th birthday, we’re taking it on tour once again! Join the adventure in the land of Rwla, as our favourite characters try to solve Dewin Dwl’s big secret! Written by the award winning author of the series Angharad Tomos and directed by Jeremy Turner.

Suitable for children 3-7 years old and their families.

09/07/2019 13:00
FRISKY & MANNISH POP LAB - Edinburgh Preview (Ages 16+)

Thursday 18 July at 7.30pm

Tickets - £14

10 years since they burst onto the scene with their wildly popular brand ofmusical infotainment, Frisky & Mannish are officially Pop PhDs, fully qualified to conduct scientific analyses of the molecular intersections between every pop song ever. For the first time, you are invited into their Pop Lab to peek down the microscope at all their latest research projects. Have they found an effective vaccine for the contagious virus sweeping through the pop world? Who is the latest to benefit from their 80s Dance-Pop Conservation Program? Brush up on your Pop Periodic Table with the mad scientists themselves, and you'll be able to answer academic questions yourself, like just how can Coldplay be so popular even though everyone you ask says they hate them?

Shameless Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016. International jetsetters from Shepherd's Bush Empire to Sydney Opera House. Adelaide and Brighton prize-winners. BBC Radio 1 regulars and stars of BBC2, BBC3 & ITV.Cabarioters. Hosts of the Social Vommentary podcast.

“A riotous night out” Guardian

“Aconstantly evolving force of musical nature” ★★★★Metro

“Superb and uncontrollable” Sunday Times

“A complete triumph” ★★★★★ Time Out Sydney

★★★★★ Time Out   ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News   ★★★★★ Herald

★★★★★ Daily Mail   ★★★★★ Chortle   ★★★★ Arts Desk          ★★★★ Fest   

★★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser   ★★★★★ The List   ★★★★★ The Skinny

★★★★★ Broadway Baby   ★★★★★ Gay Times   ★★★★★ Three Weeks

★★★★ Independent   ★★★★ Observer   ★★★★ Evening Standard

18/07/2019 19:30
KAST OFF KINKS

Wednesday 18 September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £24.50, concessions - £21.50

The Kast off Kinks features three former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.  This great line-up features Mick Avory (original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80’s & 90’s and still with Sir Ray Davies), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 60’s & 70’s) alongside Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding & Tim Rose).  

 

Expect an evening of iconic hits including: You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, All Day and All of the Night plus more...   

 

A great night out, not to be missed!

 

 “A full house, and a standing ovation.  To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate” (The Stables, Milton Keynes)

 

“Nothing short of superb.  From start to finish it was filled with hit after hit” (Mad Ferret, Preston)

18/09/2019 19:30
KING OF POP The Legend Continues

Starring Navi

Thursday 19 September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £22, children - £16

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a show who’s star performer ‘Navi’ once earned a standing ovation from Michael Jackson himself.

 

King Of Pop – The Legend Continues is currently on tour in the UK and is taking British theatres by storm.  The superb production stars the world’s No.1 MJ impersonator ‘Navi’ who was actually invited to perform at two of Michael Jackson’s birthday parties in LA and New York.  Michael not only applauded Navi but also gave him a standing ovation and invited the impersonator to spend a day at his home ‘Neverland’.  The pair remained close and due to Navi’s uncanny resemblance to the star, he was often hired by Michael to act as a decoy to distract mobs of fans and press.

 

Navi has since continued to work at the highest level performing in a whopping 57 different countries and is now back in the UK for a national theatre tour along with his incredible live band and dancers.  Navi brilliantly recreates all the magical classics from the early Jackson 5 songs to mega-hits such as Thriller and Smooth Criminal in a show the whole family will enjoy.

19/09/2019 19:30
SHOWADDYWADDY

Saturday 21 September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the World extensively.

Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. 

‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock &Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more.

So come and join the ‘Dancin’ Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!

21/09/2019 19:30
THANK ABBA FOR THE MUSIC

Saturday 28 September at 7.30pm

Tickets- £24, concessions - £23

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history's most successful and entertaining live bands.

Featuring all of ABBA's greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Knowing Me Knowing You, Fernando, Super Trouper and many more!

With stunning costumes, a 7-piece live band, interactive video projection, some tongue-in-cheek Swedish humour, and of course ABBA’s spectacular trademark harmonies - this is the ultimate feel-good party show!

ABBA and 70’s fancy dress optional…but encouraged!

28/09/2019 19:30
Live Nation Komedia Entertainment Presents COUNT ARTHUR STRONG

Is There Anybody Out There?

Thursday 3 October at 8pm

Tickets - £23

As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact, its said the rst word he spoke was Uranus. In this, his brand-new show, he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment youll currently nd, in the world, possibly? as he wrestles with some of the big questions that other all-round entertainers shy away from. Such as:

 

Are we alone in the universe?

Is there life on Mars bars?

2lbs of potatoes.

Packet of ginger nuts.

Dont lose this shopping list.

 

 

Do not miss this not to be missed type of thing! If I wasnt in the show Id denitely be in the audience watching myself intently. Laughing and learning in equal measure. Thoroughly happy to pay the admission fee and denitely not asking for a refund. Also not rustling sweet wrappers and ddling with my sodding telephone with a gormless expression on my face. See you there!.

Arthur

03/10/2019 20:00
RIGHT PLACE! WRONG TIME! A smash hit comedy play

Tuesday 8 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £24

Starring 

TOMMY CANNON (Cannon and Ball): CRISSY ROCK (Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity):BILLY PEARCE: LEAH BELL: PAUL DUNN: JAMES DE LAUCH HAY

 

This play has had audiences in hysterics from the very beginning to the very surprising end. One member of the audience said “If that’s whatit’s like when you get to the Pearly Gates – I can’t wait to go!!!

Right Place! Wrong Time!! is an “up-lifting” tale guaranteed to make you feel that life’s party never ends: it simply moves to another location.

08/10/2019 19:30
LET'S HANG ON: The Music of The Four Seasons & Frankie Valli

Friday 11 October at 7.30pm

Running time – 2hrs 10 mins

Tickets - £26

Four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own sound andwrote their own songs to become one of the biggest pop sensations of all time.

Their story. . . their music. . . their sound. . . is all wrapped up in one remarkable production that moved Frankie Valli to say “you guys are dynamite”.

His group’s humble beginnings – perfectly recreated on stage with a show-stealing, pitch-perfect doo wop a capella. Their Sixties and Seventies, chart-topping heyday presented against a backdrop of amazing imagery. Plus all the million-sellers written for fellow pop legends included for good measure. . . Let’s Hang On packs it all into two hours of non-stop hits.

Sherry,Why do Fools Fall in Love, Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, Working My Way Back to You, Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, Beggin’, My Eyes Adored You, Oh What a Night, Swearing to God, Grease and Let’s Hang On are only the half of it!!!

An outstanding cast, each a talented musician in their own right, bring the most amazing feel-good show on tour to your doorstep.

“Simply perfection” Mail on Sunday

“Absolutely brilliant” The Paul O’Grady Show

11/10/2019 19:30
ALBUMS SHOW: Elio Pace's Billy Joel Songbook featuring David Brown

Saturday 26 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £31, concessions - £29

The ALBUMS SHOW is BACK! TWO more classic Billy Joel albums performed in their entirety... in ONE sensational show.

There’s just no stopping the incredible success of the critically acclaimed Billy Joel Songbook led by the phenomenal Elio Pace and his amazing band. Having sold out theatres across the UK and Europe, and due to the huge success of the first ‘Albums Show’ tour in May 2018, they return in Autumn 2019, this time performing two more Billy Joel classic albums in their entirety,

Storm Front and The Stranger

And if that wasn’t thrilling enough for Billy Joel fans, Elio and his band are delighted to be bringing back their very special guest, direct from the USA...legendary lead guitarist, David Brown. David played lead guitar in Billy Joel’s band from 1978 until 1991 and also went onto record and tour with many music icons including Paul McCartney and Simon and Garfunkel.

 

Elio Pace’s

Billy Joel Songbook Albums Show
featuring David Brown really is a night of world-class musicianship and ingenious songwriting you simply cannot miss!

26/10/2019 19:30
BIG BIG TRAIN IN CONCERT (Doors 6.30pm)

Friday 1 November 2019

Tickets - £32

Four times Progressive Music Award winning band, Big Big Train, reached number one in the UK Official rock album charts with their 2017 album, Grimspound and number two with their recent live album, Merchants of Light, which was recorded at their sold out shows at London’s Cadogan Hall.  

In autumn 2019, Big Big Train will embark upon their first ever UK tour, performing music from their forthcoming studio album alongside songs from their previous recordings, including 2009’s The Underfall Yardalbum. The shows will feature the band’s full live line-up, including a five-piece brass ensemble.

 

Support comes from Sweet Billy Pilgrim, an English genre spanning band who, on this occasion, will comprise duo Jana Carpenter and Tim Elsenburg. They describe their sound as "thrash pastel".

 

 ‘Big Big Train have revisited the sound world of early Genesis and Yes and have managed to create music with great emotional clout’  

JOHN BUNGEY, THE TIMES 

 

'They make beautiful, pastoral quintessentially English music: their name is Big Big Train’  

BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO TWO 

 

'As English as village cricket, cream teas and infuriating delays on Southern Rail, Big Big Train seem to be gaining both traction and velocity as their career progresses. If anyone asks you about the state of prog rock in 2017, this is the direction you should point them in’ 

FRASER LEWRY, CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE 

 

‘the supercharged sound of a group of musicians hitting their stride and showing their class’ 

PAUL DAVIES, DAILY EXPRESS 

01/11/2019 18:30
THE ELVIS YEARS 2019

Thursday 14 November at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25, concessions - £23

The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ - Elvis Presley.

This glittering production charts the musical and emotional highs and lows of Elvis’ amazing journey from poor truck-driving teenager from Tupelo, Mississippi through the army, Hollywood and finally the legendary Las Vegas concerts.

With a world class cast, authentic costumes and rare film footage, The Elvis Years features more than 50 of the King’s greatest hits including‘Hound Dog’, ‘It’s Now or Never’,‘Suspicious Minds’ ‘American Trilogy’ and many more, as well as lesser known tracks such as ‘Rock A Hula Baby’ and ‘Bossa Nova Baby’.

14/11/2019 19:30
THE SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN

Saturday 16 November at 7.30pm

Tickets - £26.50, concessions - £24.50

Formed in late 2017 from a passion for the work of ‘THE BOSS’

Each member of this 8 piece band have their own unique abilities as performers and an undeniable love of the music.

The band members as they are now, have impressive references, listing previous UK tours alongside recordings with big names in the music industry.

While the band remains a fairly newcreation they are already showing signs of a big and successful career, quickly gathering online momentum before even performing their first date.

The band has made it clear that their passion for SPRINGSTEEN outweighs all others.

Have a great night with THE SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN.

16/11/2019 19:30
CINDERELLA - The Riverfront Panto 2019

 

From Thursday 28 November – Tuesday 31 December 2019 


A TRADITIONAL FUN FAMILY PANTOMIME!

Tickets from £8 to £22 

The Riverfront's panto offers two hours full of song, dance, drama and fun for all the family.


Our panto contains flashing lights, loud music, loud bangs, strobe lighting, water and smoke
28/11/2019 to 31/12/2019