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wednesday 1

RBeautiful – The Carole King Musical Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 2.30 + 7.30pm, £15-£45. Info 029 2063 6464. It’s a musical. About Carole King. This is its first time touring the UK and it’s previously won an Olivier award. On at 7.30pm only on Fri 3. (Until Sat 4)

RCilla The Musical New Theatre, Cardiff. 2.30 + 7.30pm, £17.50-£46.50. Info 029 2087 8889. The story of Cilla Black, specifically her early years of 1960s Scouse pop fame rather than her later ones of being horrible to air hostesses. On at 7.30pm only on Fri 3. (Until Sat 4)

RDeath And The Maiden The Other Room at Porter’s, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2128 0189. Fio presents Ariel Dorfman’s play, directed by Abdul Shayek. Also on at 3pm on Sat 4. No performance on Sun 5. (Until Fri 10)

RDracula: The Bloody Truth Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 2.30 + 7pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Dracula-themed slapstick comedy theatre show. On tomorrow also.

REmpire Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7pm, £10.50/£9.50. Info 01633 868239. Variety show performed by pupils from Charlotte May Academy. On at 2pm and 7pm on Sat 4. (Until Sat 4)

Evolution Of Dance Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7pm, £12/£10. Info 0845 2263510. Show featuring dancers from the Dance Kingdom and A Time to Dance schools.

RHairspray Jr & Showcase Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7pm, £10. Info 01873 850805. Amateur production from Junior AAODS, who will perform the cult musical plus a selection of other things. On at 6.30pm on Sat 4. (Until Sat 4)

RHow To Win Against History Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.45pm, £8-£10. Info 01970 623232. A new musical about Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquis Of Anglesey.

RLittle Shop Of Horrors Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 0845 2263510. Amateur musical production. Also on at 2.30pm on Sat 4. (Until Sat 4)

One Man, Two Guvnors Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 01874 611622.

Romeo & Juliet Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £24.50-£31.50. Info 01792 475715. Presented by The Russian State Ballet and Opera House.

Singin’ In The Rain Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01639 763214. Black RAT’s production of this seminal British play, set in 1960s Brighton. In Cardiff from Thurs 2-Sat 4.

The Nutcracker Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £15/£14. Info 01239 621200. Presented by Ballet Theatre UK. In Builth Wells tomorrow; Porthcawl on Thurs 16.

thursday 2

A Strange New Space Queens Hall, Narberth. 2pm, £6/£5 adv. Info 01834 869323. Kids’ theatre.

Crafty’s Creepy Castle Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. 2pm, £9/£8. Info 01646 695267. Kids’ show. In Aberdare tomorrow.

RDiary Of A Madman Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2030 4400. Robert Bowman takes the lead in this production of Gogol’s comedy, presented by Living Pictures. In Brecon on Wed 8. (Until Sat 4)

Forbidden Nights Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 8pm, £22.50/£18. Info 01600 772467. Male strippers. Described as ‘classy’, because words can mean whatever you want them to.

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01792 602060. In Abertillery tomorrow.

RLittle Shop Of Horrors St Donats Arts Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 7pm, £7-£9. Info 01446 799100. Musical presented by Stage Door 1. (Until Sat 4)

RLloyd Griffith Exit 7, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 7.30pm, £9. Info 029 2022 4488. Standup show titled In:Undated. This show is sold out but another has been added for Sat 4.

ROne Man, Two Guvnors Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 029 2039 1391. At 7.45pm on Sat 4. (Until Sat 4)

The Bear + Tatyana’s Party Pieces Llandinam Village Hall. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 01686 614555. Theatr Hafren and Mid Wales Opera present two mini-operas. In some dinky places too far north for me to list (Llandinam, Llanfair Caereinon, Abermule, Aberdaron, Denbigh), then Pembrokeshire on Friu 10; Ystradgynlais on Thurs 16; Ammanford on Thurs 30.

The Nutcracker Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells. 7.30pm, £15/£14. Info 01982 552555.

friday 3

5 More Minutes Pontardawe Arts Centre. 11.30am + 2pm, £7/£5 kids. Info 01792 863722. Children’s theatre.

Cardiff Cabaret Club Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £15 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. Featuring performances from John Celestus, Pretty Boy Rock, Dis Charge and Cardiff Cabaret Club’s Whiskey Rea, Looby Loo, Dixie Allure, Vixie Rouge and FooFooLabelle.

Crafty’s Creepy Castle Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare. 2pm, £8.50. Info 0300 0040444.

RDisney’s The Little Mermaid Jr Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea. 2 + 7pm, £11.50/£9.50. Info 01792 475715. Presented by Stage 8 Theatre School Gowerton and Sketty. On tomorrow also.

RDrones Comedy Club Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8.30pm, £3.50. Info 029 2030 4400. Also on Fri 17.

Eleanor Conway Exit 7, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10. Info 029 2022 4488. Standup show titled Walk Of Shame, which deals with Conway’s past life as a music presenter and wreckhead, and her latterday retreat into sobriety. She played Swansea last month and was asking on Twitter for a sofa to crash on, so walks of shame may not be entirely out of the picture yet.

Flossy & Boo’s Curiosity Shop Parc & Dare, Treorchy. 2pm, £5. Info 0300 0040444. Family show.

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography The Met, Abertillery. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01600 772467.

RJoe Sutherland + Jim Smallman + Luke Toulson Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £15.95/£8 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. On tomorrow also (£17.95/£10 NUS).

RMwgsi Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 029 2030 4400. Welsh language drama based on the real life account of a teenager with cancer. On tomorrow also; in Llanelli on Wed 22.

Nick Doody + Julian Deane + Caimh McDonnell Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £12. Info 0845 2263510. Comedy Club night.

Oh! Carol Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15.50-£21.50. Info 01792 475715. The musical story of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield.

Oskar’s Amazing Adventure Maesteg Town Hall. 2pm, £6.50. Info 01656 733269. Kids’ theatre about an inquisitive dog. In Bridgend tomorrow.

RRobeson Remembered Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 2.30 + 7.30pm, £7. Info 01656 815995. Bridgend Youth Theatre presents a combo of film, dance and live music to commemorate 60 years since Paul Robeson spoke over the wire to Valleys miners. On tomorrow also; in Treorchy Sat 11 and Maesteg Sat 18.

RShadow Aspect The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £14.50/£12.50. Info 01633 656757. Presented by Ballet Cymru. On tomorrow also.

Stute Comedy Nights Miners Institute, Blackwood. 8pm, £12.50/£11.50 adv. Info 01495 227206. Monthly night with acts TBC.

RThe Magic Porridge Pot Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 1.30pm, £9/£6.50. Info 029 2064 6900. Kids’ theatre based on a Brothers Grimm story, and the Sherman’s Christmas 2017 show for the younguns. Tonight and tomorrow (on at 11am) are preview shows; it then tours to Ystradgynlais (Wed 8), Newport (Sat 11), Maesteg (Wed 22), Porthcawl (Thurs 23) and St Donats (Fri 25) and returns here from Sat 25-Tue 28, then throughout December.

saturday 4

Danny Ward + Dan Evans Jongleurs, Cardiff. 6.30pm, from £16. Info 08700 111960.

Dave Thompson + Matt Stellingwert + Col Howarth + Angie Butcher + Mike Reed + Phil Cooper The Muni, Pontypridd. 7.30pm, £11.50/£8 adv. Info 01443 490390. Clwb Comedy night. Thompson used be the guy in the Tinky Winky suit in Teletubbies and is keen to let this be known.

Golden Thread Playback Theatre Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 1pm, £3-£7/free under-5s. Info 029 2030 4400.

How To Win Against History Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £5-£10. Info 01792 863722. A musical about the 5th Marquis Of Anglesey, which debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe last year. In Cardiff from Wed 15-Sat 18.

Oskar’s Amazing Adventure Carnegie House, Bridgend. 11am-12pm, £6. Info 01656 815757.

Theatre-In-Focus: Samuel Beckett Grand Theatre, Swansea. 12.30pm, £6/£4.50. Info 01792 475715. An hour-long talk in the Circle Bar by Fluellen Theatre Company’s Director, Peter Richards, followed by a script-in-hand performance of their work.

Vevo The Met, Abertillery. 1 + 5pm, £7/£5. Info 01600 772467. Dance showcase.

sunday 5

Dane Baptiste + Ben Van Der Velde + Alice Campion + Calum Stewart Buffalo, Cardiff. 7pm, £6-£10. Info 029 2031 0312. Presented by Buffalo Comedy.

Desi Central Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 6pm, £15. Info 0871 4720400. Featuring sets by Patrick Monahan, Eshaan Akbar, That Indian Guy and Prince Abdi.

RLive Cabaret Market Street Club, Barry. 8.30pm. Info 01446 733863. Every Sunday.

monday 6

Youth Theatre: 1 Acts Festival Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 01970 623232.

tuesday 7

REye Of The Storm Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01792 602060. This is a new play by Geinor Styles and Amy Wadge, who wrote the music; it concerns a girl who hasd to decide between going to America to be a scientist and caring for her mother. On at 11am and 4.30pm on Wed 8; 1pm and 7.30pm on Thurs 9 and Fri 10. (Until Fri 10)

RShakespeare Schools Festival Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare. 7pm, £9.50/£7. Info 0300 0040444. On tomorrow also.

RShakespeare Schools Festival Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 7.15pm, £9.50. Info 029 2064 6900. (Until Thurs 9)

Shakespeare Schools Festival Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7pm, £6.50-£9.50. Info 01239 621200.

RShakespeare Schools Festival Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. 7pm, £9.50/£7. Info 01646 695267.  (Until Thurs 9)

RSister Act Gwyn Hall, Neath. 7.30pm, £14 adv. Info 0300 3656677. Musical presented here by Neath AOS. Also on at 1pm on Sat 11. (Until Sat 11)

RThe Burton Taylor Affair Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 6.30pm, £12.50. Info 029 2064 6900. The return of this venue’s A Play, A Pie & A Pint nights, which offer all those things for the ticket price, and on this occasion is about the relationship of Richard and Liz. Also on at 2pm on Sat 11. (Until Sat 11)

RWest Side Story New Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12-£24. Info 029 2087 8889. Shakespearean gangland musical, presented by Orbit Theatre. Also on at 2.30pm on Wed 8, Thurs 9 and Sat 11. (Until Sat 11)

wednesday 8

Diary Of A Madman Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01874 611622.

James Acaster Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 8pm, £16. Info 029 2023 2199. Comedian. Sold out.

King Lear Retold Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.45pm, £8/£6. Info 01970 623232. One-woman performance by storyteller Debs Newbould. In Newtown tomorrow.

RMindgame Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £10-£16.50. Info 01792 475715. Anthony Horowitz’s theatrical thriller. Also on at 2.30pm on Thurs 9 and Sat 11. (Until Sat 11)

Roy Chubby Brown Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01633 868239.

RShakespeare Schools Festival Miners Institute, Blackwood. 7pm, £6.50-£9.50. Info 01495 227206. On tomorrow also.

Stephen Fry St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £31.50. Info 029 2087 8444. One-man show relating to his new book, Mythos, his retelling of the Greek myths.

The Magic Porridge Pot The Welfare, Ystradgynlais. 6pm, £5. Info 01639 843163.

RUnder Milk Wood Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £10/£9. Info 01792 473238. Dylan Thomas’ radio play, presented here by Swansea Little Theatre. (Until Sat 11)

Wrongheaded Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £7-£14. Info 029 2030 4400. Opening event of the Cardiff Dance Festival, a performance incorporating film and text presented by the Liz Roche Company. On tomorrow also, as part of a double bill.

thursday 9

RBread AJ’s Coffee House, Cardiff. 7pm, £7. Info 029 2045 1588. New play presented by Clock Tower Theatre about, in their words, “two women and the apocalypse”. (Until Sat 11)

Hard Times Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 01792 863722. Dickens, adapted for the stage by Lighthouse. In Merthyr tomorrow; Newbridge on Sat 11; Aberystwyth on Wed 15; Cwmbran on Thurs 16; Pembrokeshire on Fri 17; Newtown on Fri 24; Swansea on Sat 25 and Sun 26; Porthcawl on Wed 29; Ystradgynlais on Sat 2 Dec.

Jethro Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01600 772467.

King Lear Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.45pm, £11/£9. Info 01686 614555.

Nolton Comedy Nolton Corner, Bridgend. 7.30pm, free. Info 01656 655015. With standups TBC, every second Thursday of the month.

Paula Varjack Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 8pm, £10/£8. Info 029 2039 1391. Multimedia artist with a show titled Show Me The Money, about how artists manage to support their creative dreams. I’m not familiar with Paula’s work but am going to assume that she has anticipated most of the snarky responses people might muster to that question.

Scott Bennett + Josh Pugh + Will Duggan Queens Hall, Narberth. 7.30pm, £8-£12. Info 01834 869323. Comedy Club night.

Shakespeare Schools Festival Parc & Dare, Treorchy. 7pm, £9.50/£7. Info 0300 0040444.

Sofie Hagen The Riverfront, Newport. 7.45pm, £12/£9. Info 01633 656757. Danish comedian with a show titled Dead Baby Frog. In Aberystwyth on Thurs 16.

Wrongheaded + In This Moment Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £7-£14. Info 029 2030 4400. Cardiff Dance Festival double bill.

friday 10

Andy Parsons Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £15. Info 01874 611622. In Porthcawl on Thurs 30.

RBlack Out Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 6 + 8pm, £14. Info 029 2063 6464. Cardiff Dance Festival event., presented by Compagnie Philippe Saire . On tomorrow also.

Hard Times Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 01685 384111.

RImran Yusuf + Sean McLoughlin + Micky P Kerr + Mike Bubbins Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £15.95/£8 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. On tomorrow also (£17.95/£10 NUS).

Opera’r Ddraig Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 9pm, £15. Info 029 2063 6464.

Phill Jupitus Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01600 772467. Enduring UK comedian with a show titled Juplicity. In Llanelli on Fri 17; Pontardawe on Sat 25.

RPoggle Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 11am + 2pm, £7. Info 029 2063 6464. Cardiff Dance Festival event., for ages 6 months-4. On tomorrow also.

Rich Hall’s Hoedown The Riverfront, Newport. 8pm, £18. Info 01633 656757.

Stolen Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £13/£11. Info 01873 850805. Storytelling theatre presented by The Devil’s Violin. In Pontardawe on Wed 15; Cardiff on Wed 22 and Thurs 23.

The Bear + Tatyana’s Party Pieces Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 8pm, £10. Info 01239 841387.

saturday 11

5 A Day The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £12/£6. Info 01633 656757. A show about “our search for a good death”. Not sure if it’s supposed to be funny, sad, education or any combo of that.

Countless Yellow Chairs Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £7-£14. Info 029 2030 4400. Cardiff Dance Festival performance.

Erich McElroy + Stephen Bailey Jongleurs, Cardiff. 6.30pm, from £16. Info 08700 111960.

Hard Times Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 6.30pm, £8/£6. Info 01495 243252.

National Dance Company Wales: Roots Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 0845 2263510. Four new dance pieces. In Cardigan on Thurs 16; Abergavenny Fri 17; Blackwood on Sat 18.

Robeson Remembered Parc & Dare, Treorchy. 7.30pm, £7. Info 0300 0040444.

The Magic Porridge Pot The Riverfront, Newport. 11.30am + 2.30pm, £12/£9. Info 01633 656757. In Welsh first, then English.

sunday 12

Dance Design Events: South Wales Heats Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 10am + 4.30pm. Info 01656 815995. Some sort of dance competition.

Justin Moorhouse Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 6.45pm, £15/£5 unwaged. Info 0871 4720400.

Moonfall Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 2pm, £8/£6. Info 01970 623232. Kids’ theatre about a princess who goes to the moon.

Stepping Out 2017 St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 3pm, £13.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Presented by the LJC Academy Of Dance And Drama.

monday 13

Caterpillar Comedy Gwdihw, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2039 7933. Open mic standup night hosted by James Dunn.

RLights, Camera, Action Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 0845 2263510. Dance routines from musicals, by the Rachael Smith School Of Dance. On tomorrow also.

RThe Snow Dragon Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 1 + 5pm. Info 01874 611622.. Musical theatre for ages 3+. On tomorrow also, at 10.30am and 1pm.

RTiger Bay The Musical Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £7-£30. Info 029 2063 6464. See Upfront. Also on at 2.30pm on Sat 18, Thurs 23 and Sat 25. £12-£39 on Sat 18, Fri 24 and Sat 25. (Until Sat 25)

tuesday 14

Extremely Bad Dancing To Extremely Bad French Music Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £7-£14. Info 029 2030 4400. Cardiff Dance Festival performance by Karl Jay-Lewin and Matteo Fargion.

Fat Lotta Good Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.45pm, £5. Info 01970 623232. Play about a woman “abandoned by her unfaithful Guardian-reading husband”. That’s you, that is.

Hard Times Miners Theatre, Ammanford. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 0845 2263510.

RJohn Bishop Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 8pm, from £25. Info 029 2022 4488. Comedians, more popular than musicians since… I can’t even remember. As well as these three dates there’s also one on Fri 1 Dec. (Until Thurs 16)

RJoseph And The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £18.50-£34.50. Info 01792 475715. With Joe McElderry as Joseph. Love that registered trademark baby. Also on at 2.30pm on Wed 15 and Thurs 16. Fri 17: 5pm and 8pm. Sat 18: 2pm, 5pm and 8pm. (Until Sat 18)

Rhondda Road Parc & Dare, Treorchy. 4pm, free. Info 0300 0040444. This is a new venture taking place here on the second Tuesday of each month (actually it’s on Tue 5 Dec next month) and is a continual theatrical drama. Kinda like a live action soap opera, yep. Book in advance please.

RThe Gingerbread Lady Dolman Theatre, Newport. 7.15pm, £12.50/£8.50. Info 01633 263670. Dark drama with comic overtones. Also on at 2.30pm on Sat 18 (tickets £11 for that one). (Until Sat 18)

RWait Until Dark New Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14.50-£32. Info 029 2087 8889. Thriller set in the 1960s, revived here with people off Corrie and Prime Suspect in the lead roles. Also on at 2.30pm on Wed 15, Thurs 16 and Sat 18. (Until Sat 18)

wednesday 15

Hard Times Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01970 623232.

RHow To Win Against History Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £16. Info 029 2064 6900. Also on at 2pm on Sat 18. (Until Sat 18)

Jason Byrne Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £19.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Comedian with a show titled The Man With Three Brains.

RNye & Jennie The Met, Abertillery. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01600 772467. Did you know that Aneurin Bevan would be 120 years old today, if he had lived? In his place we have something loosely resembling the NHS and this brand new play about him and his wife, herself a Socialist MP. Also on at 1pm on Thurs 16 and Fri 17; 2pm on Sat 18. (Until Sat 18)

Other Fires Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.45pm, £8/£6. Info 01970 623232. An evening of scenes from major modern European playwrights including George Tabori, Dario Fo, Bernard-Marie-Koltès and Henrik Von Kleist.

Paul Sinha + Paul James The Duke, Neath. 8pm, £10. Info 01639 643892. Comedy, presented by The Clown’s Pocket.

Rory Bremner Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 7.45pm, £20. Info 029 2064 6900. Just throwing this out there, Rory Bremner looks extremely good for, apparently, 56. Middle-aged people! Stop having the horn for George Clooney like all the other sheep and focus on Rory instead.

Shakespeare For Schools Gwyn Hall, Neath. 7pm, £9/£7. Info 0300 3656677.

Stolen Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 01792 863722.

RThe Happy Elf Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea. 7pm, £10/£8. Info 01792 473238. The Performance Factory Stage School presents a musical written by Harry Connick Jr. (Until Sat 18)

The Nutcracker Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £15-£19.50. Info 01874 611622. A Russian National Ballet presentation. In Llanelli tomorrow.

The Nutcracker Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £16/£15. Info 01239 621200.

RThe Prince Of Wales Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 8pm, £10/£8. Info 0845 2263510. Comic farce about a descendant of the last great Welsh king, Llywellyn Ap Gruffudd. On at 4pm and 8pm on Sat 18. (Until Sat 18)

thursday 16

Dreaming The Night Field: A Legend Of Wales Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 029 2039 1391. Adverse Camber present a multimedia storytelling/music/theatre production based in some way on the Mabinogion.

Hard Times Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01633 868239.

RLittle Wolf Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £7-£12. Info 01874 611622.. Remake of the Ibsen play Little Eyolf. On tomorrow also at 2pm.

Mr Darcy Loses The Plot Miners Institute, Blackwood. 7.30pm, £14/£12. Info 01495 227206. Parodic take on Jane Austen by LipService Theatre.

National Dance Company Wales: Roots Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £3-£14. Info 01239 621200.

Not About Everything Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £14. Info 029 2063 6464. Cardiff Dance Festival solo performance, from Daniel Linehan.

Sofie Hagen Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.45pm, £10. Info 01970 623232.

The Bear + Tatyana’s Party Pieces The Welfare, Ystradgynlais. 7.30pm, £10/£7.50. Info 01639 843163.

The Nutcracker Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £13.50-£17.50. Info 01656 815995. I think this production is unrelated to the one below.

The Nutcracker Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7pm, £17-£22.50. Info 0845 2263510.

The Unknown Soldier Queens Hall, Narberth. 7.30pm, £6-£8. Info 01834 869323. Pop-up theatre presented by Span Arts.

The Vaudevillians Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 7.45pm, £16.50. Info 029 2064 6900. Musical comedy starring Jinkx Monsoon off of Drag Race and song composer Major Scales.

Wythnos Yng Nghymru Fydd Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.30pm, £15/£6 kids. Info 01686 614555. Welsh language opera penned by Gareth Glyn and Meredid Hopwood. In Aberystwyth tomorrow, Barry on Tue 21 and Swansea on Thurs 23 (who are calling theirs the world premiere in their listings, not sure how that works).

friday 17

RAndre Vincent + Josh Howie + John Gordillo Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £15.95/£8 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. On tomorrow also (£17.95/£10 NUS).

Between The Crosses The Welfare, Ystradgynlais. 7.30pm, free. Info 01639 843163. New theatre production by William Huggins, based on stories told by WWI veteran Edgar Huggins to his descendant (I assume).

Cabbaration Bach Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 01970 623232. A night of radical queer cabaret featuring comedian Jonathan Mayor, Pi the Mime, singer CN Lester and a charity raffle.

Hard Times Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 7.30pm, £10. Info 01239 841387.

RHardy Animal Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £7-£14. Info 029 2030 4400. Cardiff Dance Festival performance by Laura Dannequin, on the theme of chronic pain. On tomorrow also.

Jethro Gwyn Hall, Neath. 7.30pm, £20 adv. Info 0300 3656677.

Joe Longthorne Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £23.50/£22. Info 01656 815995.

Leroy Brito + Ignacio Lopez + Clint Edwards Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £15. Info 029 2063 6464. Three Welsh standups.

Lost And Found Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 4.30pm, £10. Info 01792 602060. Little Blue Monster presents a kids’ show based on a book by Oliver Jeffers.

Luv Esther Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 6.30pm, £10.50. Info 01495 243252. Musical presented by The Fuse Network of South Wales.

National Dance Company Wales: Roots Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £7.50-£14. Info 01873 850805.

Phill Jupitus Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £15. Info 0845 2263510.

The Nutcracker Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7pm, £20/£18. Info 01633 868239. This one’s presented by Vienna Festival Ballet.

Wythnos Yng Nghymru Fydd Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £14/£12. Info 01970 623232.

saturday 18

Ellie Taylor The Riverfront, Newport. 7.45pm, £14/£12. Info 01633 656757. Comedian with a show titled This Guy which “discusses whether or not she should breed”. Not my words, Lynn.

Hello Cabaret Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £15. Info 029 2063 6464.

Ian Smith + Jon Pearson + Keith Carter As Nige Jongleurs, Cardiff. 6.30pm, from £16. Info 08700 111960.

Iolanthe Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £10. Info 01656 815995. Gilbert & Sullivan, as presented by Mid Glamorgan Savoyards.

National Dance Company Wales: Roots Miners Institute, Blackwood. 7.30pm, £12.50/£10.50. Info 01495 227206. On tomorrow also.

Robeson Remembered Maesteg Town Hall. 7.30pm, £7. Info 01656 733269.

The Light Princess Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 6.30pm, £12/£7 kids. Info 01686 614555. Presented by Ballet Cymru.

sunday 19

Ways Of Being Together Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 6pm, £7-£14. Info 029 2030 4400. Cardiff Dance Festival performance by Jo Fong.

monday 20

RLegally Blonde New Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £17.50-£40.50. Info 029 2087 8889. Hit musical based on the movie about the unintelligent young women. On at 5pm and 8.30pm on Fri 24; 4pm and 8pm on Sat 25. (Until Sat 25)

Shakespeare Schools Festival Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7pm, £6.50-£9. Info 01874 611622.

tuesday 21

RAround The World In 80 Days Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7pm, £10-£22. Info 01970 623232. Renowned family comedy presented by Kenny Wax Productions. That can’t be his real name. Also on at 2pm on Sat 25. (Until Sat 25)

Wythnos Yng Nghymru Fydd Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry. 7.30pm, £5-£18. Info 01446 738622.

wednesday 22

RA Christmas Carol Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £11.50-£15.50. Info 01792 475715. Dickens, presented yb Abbey Players. On at 11.30am, 3.30pm and 7.30pm on Sat 25. (Until Sat 25)

The Magic Porridge Pot Maesteg Town Hall. 11am, £7. Info 01656 733269.

Little Wolf The Riverfront, Newport. 7.45pm, £10/£8. Info 01633 656757. A present-day retelling of Ibsen’s classic Little Eyolf from writer and director Simon Harris.

Mwgsi Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm. Info 0845 2263510.

Sleight Of Mind Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 1pm, £6.50. Info 01656 815995. Lunchtime theatre presented by Fluellen. In Maesteg tomorrow.

RSpring Awakening Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £12. Info 01792 473238. Rock musical presented here by Blue Bee. (Until Fri 24)

RStolen Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2030 4400. On tomorrow also.

RUnder Glass Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 6.30 + 8pm, £14. Info 029 2063 6464. Individual performance pieces that take place within a collection of jars and containers (the photos look pretty wild), presented by Clod Ensemble. Also on at 3pm on Sat 25. (Until Sat 25)

thursday 23

R ‘Allo ‘Allo Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7pm, £10. Info 0845 2263510. Saucy bygone sitcom adapted for the stage by Llanelli Little Theatre. (Until Sat 25)

RAre You Being Served? Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7.30pm, £10. Info 01600 772467. Saucy bygone sitcom adapted for the stage by Off Centre Theatre. (Until Sat 25)

Bricks & Mortar Butetown Community Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, free. Info 029 2063 6464. A new drama in progress exploring friendship between two men from the Caribbean as they adapt to life whilst working on the redevelopment of Tiger Bay during the early 1960s.

Everybody Loses Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.45pm, £5-£7. Info 01970 623232. Doppelgangster present a one-man show about death by snake bite.

Luke Wright Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £10. Info 0845 2263510. Standup/poetry combo with a show which “tours the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain”. Not literally in this case, this is a theatre.

Sleight Of Mind Maesteg Town Hall. 1pm, £6.50. Info 01656 733269.

The Magic Porridge Pot Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 11am + 1.30pm, £7.50. Info 01656 815995.

RThe Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Dolman Theatre, Newport. 7.15pm, £10. Info 01633 263670. Christmas concert presented by Newport Operatic Society. Also on at 5.30pm on Sat 25. (Until Sat 25)

Wythnos Yng Nghymru Fydd Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15/£5 kids or NUS. Info 01792 602060.

friday 24

RA Christmas Crisis Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £9/£8. Info 01873 850805. Breakthrough Productions with a comedy drama set in a holiday cottage. On tomorrow also.

RCircus Of Horrors Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 6.30pm, £20-£23. Info 01495 243252. On tomorrow also.

Comedy Shed The Riverfront, Newport. 7.45pm, £13. Info 01633 656757.

Daniel Sloss + Kai Humphries Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 6.45pm, £13.50/£11 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. Scottish comedian headlines.

RGreg Davies Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 8pm, from £32. Info 029 2022 4488. Kind of boggling at Greg Davies being an arena comedian, but not only is this the case, he’s on tomorrow here also. His current show is called You Magnificent Beast.

Hard Times Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.45pm, £11/£9. Info 01686 614555.

RHeart & Soul Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 9pm, £15. Info 029 2063 6464. Cardiffian storytelling by Kyle Lima set to soul, jazz and r’n’b.

Ian Smith + Amy Gledhill + Tony Law Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 8pm, £10. Info 01874 611622.. Comedy Club night presented by Little Wander.

The Magic Porridge Pot St Donats Art Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 11am + 1.30pm, £8/£6. Info 01446 799100.  In Welsh first, then English.

RThe Wizard Of Oz Paget Rooms, Penarth. 7pm, £10/£8. Info 029 2070 0721. On tomorrow also, at 2pm and 7pm.

This Evil Thing Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.45pm, pay by donation. Info 01970 623232. Play about WWI-era conscientious objectors, set in 1916

saturday 25

Cafficadabra Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8-10pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. Magician Joseff Badman performs in the bar.

RHard Times Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £10/£9. Info 01792 473238. On tomorrow also, at 2.30pm.

RJohn Lynn + Dave Fulton + Michael Legge + Jake Lambert Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £15.95/£8 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. On tomorrow also (£17.95/£10 NUS).

Michael Bennett’s Xmas Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £9 adv. Info 029 2087 7959. Musical theatre revue. Sold out.

Noel James + Gareth Thomas + Dai Davies The Welfare, Ystradgynlais. 7pm, £7. Info 01639 843163. Triple bill of Welsh comedy.

Over The Rainbow Paget Rooms, Penarth. 12pm, £6. Info 029 2070 0721. Presented by Mini Musical Theatre.

Phill Jupitus Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 01792 863722.

Spotted Dick Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea. 12.30pm, £6/£4.50. Info 01792 475715. Lunchtime theatre presented by Fluellen.

The Happy Elf Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen. 6.30pm, £10/£8. Info 0845 2263510. Kids’ show presented by The Performance Factory.

RThe Magic Porridge Pot Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 11am + 1.30pm, £9/£6.50. Info 029 2064 6900. Also on Mon 27 and Tue 28 (1.30pm) before running through December at various times.

Winter Opera Gala Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £16/£14. Info 029 2039 1391.  Carlo Rizzi conducts an evening of operatic scenes and arias.

sunday 26

Decades Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7pm, £10/£9.50. Info 0845 2263510. Dance showcase by the Raie Copp Academy.

Youth Dance Night Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 4 + 7pm, £10. Info 029 2063 6464. Presented by National Dance Company Wales.

monday 27

Boxfull Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com. Variety show.

Jason Manford Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15.50. Info 01792 475715.

tuesday 28

Culhwch Ac Olwen Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 10am + 1pm, £8. Info 01970 623232. Welsh language panto presented by Mega.

The Boulet Brothers Mary’s, Cardiff. 8pm, £15 adv/£25 VIP. Info 029 2066 8647. LA-based drag duo, also creators of Dragula. Chyna White, Dis Charge and Drag Punk are among the other acts on the bill.

RThérèse Raquin Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2030 4400. Émile Zola’s drama, adapted here by Nicholas Wright and presented by Everyman Theatre. On at 2.30pm on Sun 3 Dec. (Until Sun 3 Dec)

wednesday 29

RAwful Auntie Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 6.30pm, £13/£11. Info 01686 614555. Theatre adaption of a David Walliams kids book. On tomorrow also, at 10am and 1pm.

RCloser St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7pm, £10/£8. Info 029 2087 8444. The Unknown Theatre Company present Patrick Marber’s play on Level 1. On tomorrow also.

Comedy Club Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea. 8pm, £11. Info 01792 475715.

Dr John Cooper Clarke Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £22.50. Info 0871 4720400. Rake-thin Manc punk poet, plays here quite often or so it seems.

Gary Delaney Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells. 8pm, £16. Info 01982 552555. Comedian of the ‘panel show regular’ class. In Cardigan tomorrow.

Hard Times Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £11.50. Info 01656 815995.

RIntimate Apparel Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7pm, £6-£13. Info 029 2039 1391. Lynn Nottage’s play about the travails of a black woman in early 20th century New York. Also on at 2pm on Sat 2 and Wed 6 Dec. No performances on Sun 3 or Mon 4 Dec. (Until Sat 9 Dec)

Marion’s Christmas Cracker Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 2pm, £6. Info 01633 868239.

RMiss Saigon Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £25-£64. Info 029 2063 6464. Famous musical. See Stage. Runs into the new year, I’ll list the dates in full next month OK. (Until Sat 6 Jan)

Xmas Factor Final Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7pm, £10/£8. Info 01873 850805. Community talent show.

thursday 30

Andy Parsons Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 8pm, £15.50. Info 01656 815995.

Brian Gittins Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199. Anti-comedy shenanegans.

Christmas Gothic Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7pm, £12. Info 0845 2263510. Three scary stories told in Victorian style by Dyad Productions.

RCinderella The Met, Abertillery. 7pm, £8. Info 01600 772467. Presented by Abertillery Amateur Dramatic and Musical Society. On at 2.30pm and 6pm on Sat 2 Dec. (Until Sat 2 Dec)

David Trent + Mark Smith + Nicola Mantalios-Lovett Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 8pm, £10. Info 01970 623232. Little Wander comedy night.

Flannel! The Big Top, Cardiff. 8pm, £5. Info 029 2022 8883. Musical comedy from Jeff Japers, Josh Elton, Sheep & Mash and Gaudy Orde.

Gary Delaney Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 8pm, £17. Info 01239 621200.

Rising Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £14/£12. Info 01792 602060. Four dance productions choreographed by Aakash Odedra, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant.

RSecond Star To The Right Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £9. Info 029 2063 6464. Odyssey, Hijinx’s community theatre group, present a family-friendly riff on Peter Pan. Also at 3pm on Sat 2 Dec. (Until Sat 2 Dec)

RThe Agony And The Style Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.15pm, £6-£13. Info 029 2039 1391. Lope de Vega’s play about “the dangerosu strategies lovers use on each other”. Also on at 2pm on Tue 5 Dec. No performances on Sun 3 or Mon 4 Dec. (Until Sat 9 Dec)

The Bear Miners Theatre, Ammanford. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 0845 2263510.

RThe Wedding Singer Dolman Theatre, Newport. 7.15pm, £12. Info 01633 263670. Musical based on the movie. (Until Sat 2 Dec)

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