Lucy Menon

JON RICHARDSON | COMEDY INTERVIEW

JON RICHARDSON | COMEDY INTERVIEW

Probably most well-known for his appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats, comedian Jon Richardson is embarking on his latest stand-up tour (including Venue Cymru, Llandudno 21st September and St David’s Hall 28th September and 1st October). Lucy Menon caught up with him to find out more about the show and how much of a […]

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THE BIG TRIBUTE FESTIVAL | LIVE REVIEW

THE BIG TRIBUTE FESTIVAL | LIVE REVIEW

The Big Tribute Festival, Aberystwyth Fri 25 – Sun 27 Aug It’s been 10 years since my last festival and, with only hazy memories of portaloo problems and the sound of something that definitely wasn’t rain coming down on my tent, I felt I was ready to give them another go. The Big Tribute Festival […]

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INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS DAY | BOOKS FEATURE

INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS DAY | BOOKS FEATURE

Following the immense response in 2014 to the activities and events to celebrate Dylan Thomas’ centenary, the request was met to set a public day to revel in all things Dylan. Part of a three-year project funded by the Welsh Government in the hope of raising awareness of Thomas’ work, not only in Wales but […]

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CREATIVE CO-WORKING IN CARDIFF | FEATURE

CREATIVE CO-WORKING IN CARDIFF | FEATURE

For freelancers, it’s well known that when you work from home you will inevitably have moments of feeling totally isolated and uninspired. Being trapped within your own four walls without anyone to bounce your ideas off can become a bit of a downward spiral in terms of creative output. Luckily, Cardiff has been trying to […]

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LORD OF THE DANCE | STAGE REVIEW

LORD OF THE DANCE | STAGE REVIEW

  St David’s Hall, Cardiff Friday 27th January 2017 To start the show there was a video of Michael Flatley explaining how the company have made it against the odds and the importance of following dreams. Flatley also states that Lord of the Dance is the biggest selling dance show of all time and, after […]

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BBC NOW: MAHLER | LIVE REVIEW

BBC NOW: MAHLER | LIVE REVIEW

  St David’s Hall, Cardiff Fri 20 Jan To start the concert, we were treated to three unaccompanied choral pieces by Anton Bruckner comprised of Moetets: Locus iste; Os justi; Christus factus est; Ave Maria. There were about a hundred members of the choir and the sound they produced was incredible and deeply moving. The second part, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony […]

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THE PATIENT | STAGE REVIEW

THE PATIENT | STAGE REVIEW

Wednesday 14th December The Atrium, Cardiff Having the audience enter early, with the patient already on stage in the hospital bed, bathed in red light and having lilting instrumental music with intermittent bird song playing, The Patient, by Luke Nixon and produced by the Little Bird Theatre Company, instantly established a dreamlike atmosphere reminiscent of the […]

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NO MAN’S LAND | STAGE REVIEW

NO MAN’S LAND | STAGE REVIEW

New Theatre, Cardiff Mon 29th August- Sat 3rd September 2016 Greeted by a sign on the New Theatre saying “Sold Out: Returns Only”, you get the idea of just how popular this production of Harold Pinter’s play is.  The casting of Ian McKellan (Spooner) opposite Patrick Stewart (Hirst) was always going to be something of […]

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ST NICHOLAS | STAGE REVIEW

ST NICHOLAS | STAGE REVIEW

St. Nicholas The Other Room Running from Tuesday 1- Friday 11th March   Proving that outstanding drama does not require an extensive cast, Christian Patterson provides an incredible single-handed performance as a theatre critic battling his demons in this piece by Irish playwright Conor McPherson. Plunged into a hedonistic world of alcohol abuse and debauchery […]

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ESCAPE ROOMS CARDIFF | REVIEW

ESCAPE ROOMS CARDIFF | REVIEW

If you loved Crystal Maze there’s now the next best thing on your doorstep waiting to be discovered. Last June, Calum Ross Jones decided to put his entrepreneurial skills to the test and establish Escape Rooms Cardiff. After several difficult months of hard work, including set backs due to location issues, this vision is now a […]