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THE GRUFFALO | STAGE PREVIEW

THE GRUFFALO | STAGE PREVIEW

Grand Theatre, Swansea / New Theatre, Cardiff Tue 29 + Wed 30 Aug / Thu 31 Aug-Sun 3 Sept This magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler invites you to join Mouse and friends on an adventure through the deep dark wood. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse […]

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KING CETSHWAYO: THE MUSICAL | STAGE PREVIEW

KING CETSHWAYO: THE MUSICAL | STAGE PREVIEW

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Wed 23-Fri 25 Aug Many may already be familiar with the heroic Zulu leader, King Cetshwayo, who memorably led the Zulu nation to victory against the British in the Battle Of Isandlwana. Regardless of prior knowledge, King Cetshwayo: The Musical is sure to entertain audiences everywhere. Merging elements of theatre, film and traditional […]

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HAIRSPRAY | STAGE PREVIEW

HAIRSPRAY | STAGE PREVIEW

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay Wed 16-Sat 26 Aug Following widespread acclaim, the wildly popular international hit Hairspray comes to the Wales Millennium Centre this August. Thanks to the 2007 film adaptation, many will already be familiar with the story of Tracy Turnblad, the teenage protagonist who’s desperate to follow her dancing dream by auditioning to […]

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AUGUST | STAGE LISTINGS

AUGUST | STAGE LISTINGS

tuesday 1 >Russell Howard Grand Theatre, Swansea. 8pm, £20.50. Info 01792 475715. This is part of a world tour apparently (curious as to what other countries Russell Howard is popular in) and is on tomorrow also. >The Addams Family Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £16.50-£46.50. Info 029 2063 6464. UK premiere of hit musical […]

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY | STAGE PREVIEW

THE ADDAMS FAMILY | STAGE PREVIEW

Having debuted in America in 2009, the musical comedy The Addams Family is finally being produced in the UK, and will arrive in Cardiff at the beginning of August. The story focuses on the now grown up Wednesday Addams, having fallen in love with a sweet young “normal” American boy. With his family set to meet […]

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THE COMEDY OF ERRORS | STAGE PREVIEW

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS | STAGE PREVIEW

Oystermouth Castle, Swansea Wed 26 July One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies comes to Oystermouth Castle this July. Presented by Illyria, a group of five actors who uniquely perform Shakespeare’s plays completely uncut, the play depicts two sets of identical twins, separated at birth. While the group adhere to Shakespeare’s text, they bravely update the setting […]

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THE WELSH PROMS 2017 | FEATURE

THE WELSH PROMS 2017 | FEATURE

Alec Evans takes a look at the pomp and ceremony to expect at the musical extravaganza that is this year’s Welsh Proms. One of the highlights of Cardiff’s musical calendar, the Welsh Proms is back for 2017. A staple of the Welsh music scene since 1986, it provides the city with eight days of the […]

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THE LAST SUPPER | STAGE PREVIEW

THE LAST SUPPER | STAGE PREVIEW

Theatr Brychieniog, Brecon Wed 19-Fri 21 July Although The Last Supper was first performed in 2004, and has ventured as far away as Sydney since, this is its first time at this venue. A maximum of 39 spectators are seated at three tables of 13 and given wine and food: the latter being the same final […]

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GREASE | STAGE PREVIEW

GREASE | STAGE PREVIEW

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Mon 17 – Sat 29 July The world’s most popular musical is back in Cardiff this summer, just in time for some Summer Lovin’. Straight from the West End, this electrifying rendition of the film which defined the 70s, starring boyband The Wanted’s Tom Parker in his stage debut as Danny […]

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VICAR OF DIBLEY | STAGE REVIEW

VICAR OF DIBLEY | STAGE REVIEW

*** Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Until Sat 15 July The direction in Everyman Theatre’s production of The Vicar of Dibley mostly lacked an effective use of theatre format in adapting the television programme for the stage. Split into two areas (Geraldine’s home and the community hall), the show featured repetitive blocking as the actors largely stayed […]

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