BEYOND THE BARRICADE 2022
Saturday 26 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £27.50
Celebrating a fantastic 22 years touring, the UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables and delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, ending of course with a stunning finale from Les Mis. This brand new show will include many of the best numbers that have made Beyond the Barricade the most popular musical theatre concert in the country.
The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss (Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables) Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals.
To this day every musical note is still played and sung live – very rare indeed. Beyond the Barricade gives musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment – but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audienceare watching the original performance.
When & Where
Friday 29 October from 6pm
This is a free event, you won't need to book tickets, the webpage is for information only
The Riverfront is proud to partner with Caribbean Heritage Cymru and Urban Circle to celebrate Black History and culture this special Live at The Riverfront event as part of Black History Month.
Join us and enjoy free live performances on our foyer stage including Newport based musician Matthew Scott who has over 30 years’ experience touring nationally and internationally. His performance will blend soul, funk, and the blues.
Also performing throughout the evening will be talented young people and professionals from Urban Circle, Newport’s independent youth arts organisation who engage, supportand empower young people and communities.
A Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution will also be announced during the evening.
Tickets - £26.50
Sunday 21st November at 7.30pm
From the producers of the hit show Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of The Dubliners, Fairytale of New York is the ultimate feel good Irish-inspired Christmas show.
Featuring an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers Fairytale of New York brings you all of your favourite Christmas songs including Driving home for Christmas, White Christmas, Oh Holy Night, Winter’s Tale, Silent Night and of course The Fairytale of New York.
……and just when you think the party couldn’t get any better, this world class show also features some of the greatest Irish sing-a-long songs of all time including The Galway Girl, The Irish Rover, Wagon Wheel, Danny Boy, Dirty Old Town and The Black Velvet Band this magical Irish-inspired Christmas show will have people of all ages singing and laughing.
Featuring Scott Maley
Tribute to the Legend
Saturday 15 January at 7.30pm
Tickets - £26
Now one of the most recognisable Tribute bands in the world, SUPREME QUEEN continue to take things to a whole different level, with their homage to the halcyon days of one of the planet’s greatest ever rock bands.
Since their formation in the nineties, SUPREME QUEEN have played to hundreds of thousands of Queen fans across the world, headlining at major events including St. Tropez’s International Queen Convention, where they played to 10,000 people.
Scott Maley’s incredible vocal and visual resemblance to Freddie Mercury, fronting this remarkable band of musicians has seen SUPREME QUEEN become one of the most respected bands of their genre anywhere on earth.
Closely following the ethos of the original band, they have always strived to create the Original Queen Live Experience.
Saturday 22 January at 7.30pm
Tickets - £27.50
The World's Greatest Celebration of the life and work of Neil Diamond starring Brooklyn Creed and The Salvation Band.
Tickets - £27.50
Friday 28 January at 7.30pm
Britain’s Got Talent Champions, Richard and Adam burst onto our TV screens in 2013 wowed the Judges and won the nation’s hearts. With two No.1 albums, 'The Impossible Dream' and ‘Believe’ and sell-out concerts around the globe, the recordbreaking Welsh brothers are now firmly established as two of the world’s greatest voices.
Book your tickets now and join Richard and Adam for a stunning evening of world class music with the UK’s new favourite singing duo.
Tickets - £26.50
Saturday 29 January at 7.30pm
Frankie - The Concert is an unbelievably accurate and authentic celebration of legendary hall-of-famer’s Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
That famous Frankie-falsetto, along with those incredible four-part harmonies, are lovingly recreated with absolute respect, astonishing attention to detail and a genuine love for the music that dominated two decades!
Considered the closest portrayal of Frankie Valli amongst many in the industry, touring theatre star Stephen James (Let’s Hang On) has formed an undeniable reputation for recreating the powerful falsetto of the 60’s & 70’s icon with absolute perfection. Featuring a spectacular eight-piece band including live brass, this show is unique, bringing Frankie Valli’s music back to life with actual concertrecreations, and a few surprises!
The first half of the show celebrates the sixties’ golden years; Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry,Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Let’s Hang On, Silence Is Golden, Ragdoll and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. The second half of the show, celebrating the resurgence of The Four Seasons’ in the seventies, includes the anthem December 63 (Oh What A Night), Who Loves You, Grease (is the word), The Night, Beggin’, My Eyes Adored You, Fallen Angel and many more.
If you can’tsee the real thing, go see Frankie – The Concert!
“Closest you canget without seeing the real thing” The Telegraph
“Best show we’ve ever seen” Four Seasons Memorabilia
“Wow” Frankie Valli’s musical director of 40 years, Robby Robinson
Friday 4 February at 7.30pm
Tickets - £24
Did you miss The Beatles first time around? Don’t miss them now!
The Upbeat Beatles are a rockin’ band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals! You’ll be jumping from the word go! There isn’t a band to touch them - 8 bars of “Twist and Shout” and you will know why!
Breathtaking harmonies and guitar solos all wrapped up in Scouse humour, the audience will be left on an emotional high.
From the depths of the Cavern, through Beatlemania, conquering America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road and finally the Apple roof top, their attention to detail will draw you into the world of the Beatles like no other show.
If you love the Beatles you'll love this show, and if you don't love the Beatles you'll love this show!
Friday 11 February 2022 at 7.30pm *rescheduled from 2020*
Tickets - £27.50
Getready to get LOST IN MUSIC!
The show that everyone is talking about, now even BIGGER!
Join us as we recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!
Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.
Boasting a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals, it’s the feel-good show of the year! Lose yourself with us and leave your troubles at home!
Saturday 12 February at 7.30pm
Tickets - £23
Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax - you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!
From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more.
Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country's top musicians, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun.
Friday 18 February at 7.30pm,
Tickets - £26.50
Direct from London’s West End, now in its 8th spectacular year this is You Win Again!
Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother, when the feeling's gone and you can't go on, it’s time to put on your dancing shoes, for the night out of the year you have been waiting for, as we celebrate the songs of music royalty, the Bee Gees.
Join us for this breath-taking concert spectacular, including all your favourite songs, including Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, More Than A Woman and many more!
Ensuring the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songsis well and truly stayin’ alive!
This show has been rescheduled to:
Saturday 19 February 2022 at 7.30pm
Tickets - £30
Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert celebrating the sound and vision of David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production features all the hits from A to Ziggy.
Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail, bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe. So, put on your red shoes and Let’s Dance!
★★★★★ “Phenomenal” “Absolutely brilliant” Ticketmaster Reviews
★★★★★ 10/10 “Totally awesome”“Fantastic, Wow, Amazing” “Mind blowing” Facebook Reviews
Saturday 26 February at 7.30pm
Tickets - £26.50, concessions - £24.50
With a passion for the work of "The Boss", the 8 piece tribute “The Sound Of Springsteen” brings their years of live performances and recording to rock you with Bruce Springsteen's greatest hits and deep cuts. With songs like, Born In The USA, Glory Days, Streets of Philadelphia and many more, this is a night of passion for Springsteen.
Friday 4 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £26, concessions £24The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ - Elvis Presley.
Join Mario Kombou (Jailhouse Rock, West End), our all-star band and our award-winning singers for an unforgettable journey through over 50 golden greats spanning over three decades – from the early Sun Records hits to the majestic Las Vegas performances, via The Jordanaires, the army years, authentic re-creations from the Hollywood movies and the stunning 68 TV special.
With nostalgic film footage, and over twelve costume changes, this glittering two-hour production features classic hits including That’s Alright Mama, Suspicious Minds, It’s Now or Never, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, If I Can Dream and many more!
Thursday 10 March 2022 at 7.30pm
Tickets - £31, concessions - £29.50
The Albums Show is back… for a third time.
Two more classic Billy Joel albums performed in their entirety…. in ONE sensational show.
Following the incredible success of the previous two Albums Show tours, the award winning Elio Pace and his amazing band return in March 2022, this time performing two more Billy Joel albums in their entirety, Streetlife Serenade and 52nd Street.
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 to 1991 and also went on to record with many music icons including Paul McCartney and Simon and Garfunkel.
Elio Pace’s ‘Billy Joel Albums Show’ featuring David Brown really is a night of world-class musicianship and ingenious song writing you simply cannot miss!
Friday 11 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £26.50
Over 50 years since the release of Rod’s first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story is back in theatres with a brand new show, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s most successful artistes of all time.
Capturing the excitement, energy and charisma that have made Rod a true rock icon, including those infamous moves and all the hits like Handbags & Gladrags, Maggie May, Baby Jane, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing, Tonight’s The Night, The First Cut Is The Deepest, and You’re In My Heart.
Saturday 12 March 2022 at 7.30pm
Tickets - £26.50
Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights -The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres in 2022 with a brand new production for its incredible 5th Anniversary tour.
In partnership with Tourism Ireland and in association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.
This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life and will have you singing along.
It is without doubt the ultimate feel good Irish show.
‘Don’tmiss it!’ – Irish World
5 Stars - Theatre and Performance
Friday 18 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £28
Seen by over a million people, now in its 16th year!
It’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history.
Get ready for the biggest Motown party of the year.
You will be going Loco down in Acapulco as we take you back down memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as, Marvine Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, and many, many more.
Celebrate the sound of a generation with one very special night of The Magic of Motown
Re-scheduled to Friday 25 March 2022
Tickets - £18.50
Following the huge success of Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes in 2016, and then Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes II in 2018; Owen Money is back with another talent packed live show featuring the music of his popular weekend Radio shows on BBC Wales; and of course his unique style of comedy and ‘Welsh Whit’ !
Yes you’ve guess it Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes III ….
Joining Owen on stage is his fantastic band ‘The Travelling Wrinklies’ who will accompany some breathtaking tributes to some legends of the Music World …
Owen and the band will accompany the jaw dropping vocals of Alex John as they reignite the innovative sounds of The Beach Boys …
Get ready to be blown away as Katie Mittell sensationally pays homage to the Greatest Soul Legends such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Nina Simone …
Jeff Phillips will take to the stage simply ‘as’ the legendary Neil Diamond …
‘We don’t need another hero’ but go on one more! …
Sara Jones explodes onto the stage with a fabulous portrayal of Miss Tina Turner
Friday 8 April at 7.30pm
Tickets - £26
The Award-winning Tina Turner Spectacular
Come shake a tail feather with the UK’s supreme Tina – Justine Riddoch – and her talented cast.
This breathtaking recreation of a live Tina Turner concert celebrates the golden anniversary of the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll’s signature tune Proud Mary. Tina’s no-holds-barred take of the song established a reputation for fearsome live performances – and those never-ending legs!
Early hits, including River Deep - Mountain High and Nutbush City Limits, were just a taste of what was to come. We Don’t Need Another Hero, Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do With It, I Don’t Wanna Lose You and When the Heartache is Over propelled Tina to stadium concert stardom.
Supported by her dazzling dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine recreates those famed live performances.
The SUPREME Tina, a regular National Tribute Awards winner since 2013, she’s got the looks, she’s got the moves, but most of all, she’s got THE voice. Join an army of loyal fans for a truly authentic, fun-packed musical spectacular!
Saturday 9 April 2022 at 6pm, this is the first Saturday of the Easter Holiday (Rescheduled from Saturday 17th April 2021)
Tickets - £16, concessions - £13, family of four - £52
Now playing it’s 4th successful year touring the UK and having played to over 50,000 people around the country, the Little Mix Show is back! A highly energetic show that follows in the footsteps of the award-winning girl band, Little Mix.
This iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop video choreography. Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, The Little Mix Show brings the full pop concert experience to your local theatre. There are lots of added extras including Dance Competitions, Free Giveaways and a Meet & Greet with the girls after the show!
The Little Mix Show features all of Little Mix’s chart topping hits including the brand new LM5 album. Dance & scream to a packed out playlist of songs that include Black Magic, Power, Woman Like Me, Wings, Shoutout To My Ex and even a few covers from their time on The X Factor.
Friday 29 April 2022 at 7.30pm
Tickets - £26
The Man In Black Tour
Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back on top form for 2020 with a brand new show. This year award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s Career as the Man In Black, alongside his iconic Wife June Carter played by Emily Heighway the Roadshow Horns, and on selected shows The ‘Carter Sisters’. With all the hits such as Man in Black, Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue along-side some of the darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as The Man Comes Around and Hurt making this year’s show an emotional roller-coaster of songs through Cash’s career, packed together in one fantastic evening’s entertainment.
With standing ovations every night The Johnny Cash Roadshow is the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
Saturday 30 April 2022 at 7.30pm
Tickets - £25, concessions - £24
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 iconic bands.
With stunning costumes, a 7 piece live band, interactive video projection and, of course, ABBA’s spectacular trademark harmonies, this is the ultimate feel-good party show!
Featuring all of ABBA's greatest hits including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Fernando, Super Trouper and many, many more!
Saturday 7 May at 7.30pm
Tickets - £27.50
A stunning concert as they turn back time and celebrate the Goddess of Pop, Cher.
An exhilarating show sensationally recreating all her hits, the hair, the costumes from her breathtaking career spanning six decades.
Experience the ultimate tribute to Cher with dazzling costume changes, outstanding musicianship, a spectacular production and relive the Cher songbook including I Got You Babe, Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves, Just Like Jesse James, If I Could Turn Back Time, Walking in Memphis, Strong Enough, Believe, songs from Mamma Mia and her new album Dancing Queen.
Tuesday 17 May at 7.30pm
Tickets - £24.50, concessions - £23.50
Direct from a week long run in London’s Westend at The Vaudeville Theatre, a sold out worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel 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’, ‘Cecelia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!
Thursday 19 May 2022 at 7.30pm
Tickets - £27.50
One of the UK’s most popular live concert experiences, The Story of Guitar Heroes has garnered critical acclaim both at home and abroad for its incredible homage to some of the most influential and iconic guitarists from the past 50 years of popular music.
Featuring some of the UK’s most talented musicians, the show includes classic hits from guitar legends Jimmy Page, Hank Marvin, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Slash and many more!
Using state-of-the-art video projection the show journeys through five decades, from 1950s Rock & Roll through to the most creative and inspirational guitar heroes of the modern era.
The Story of Guitar Heroes continues to attract ever-growing audiences of men, women and children of all ages. Renowned for its versatile world-class musicianship, the show recreates the unique sounds of each guitar legend with incredible accuracy, utilising no less than 30 different authentic guitars!
“Every lick is expertly played by highly experienced, gifted musicians”
“Amazing show, amazing musicians!”
Thursday 10 November 2022 at 7.30pm
Tickets -£25, concessions - £23
The ladyboys of Bangkok are back with their most elaborate show yet……………….. ‘’ FLIGHT OF FANTASY ‘’
Climb aboard for the ride of your lives as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) take you soaring to a new world of dazzling diamante dipped song and dance destinations .
Comedy turbulence is definitely the inflight order of the day as your cabin crew, Ole and Jamie John, (Miss D.Q. the UKs only dwarf Drag queen) will be sending you mile high at the biggest party in town!!
Pop icons including ...Cher ... Tina Turner ...Calvin Harris...Alexander Burke.. the Village People ...Shania Twain and so many more.
Your inflight entertainment will recreate magical moments from Las Vegas to Las Palmas where Moulin Rouge meets Madonna, featuring over 400 stunning costumes.
So doll up, drink up and dance on! It’s time to go OUT OUT !
Book your tickets and step aboard our FLIGHT OF FANTASY.. A new sensational show for 2020 from the Ladyboys of Bangkok!