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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST | STAGE REVIEW

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST | STAGE REVIEW

***** Torch Theatre, Milford Haven 13 October 2017 Oh for f’…One Flew Over The…? Not that old thing again? God, we all know the story, we all know the themes. Read the book, seen the film, bought the Che Guevara-type T Shirt. And we’re all aware of the misgivings about the play: it’s been described […]

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THE HARTLEPOOL MONKEY | STAGE REVIEW

THE HARTLEPOOL MONKEY | STAGE REVIEW

THE HARTLEPOOL MONKEY | STAGE REVIEW *** Until Sat 21 Oct, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff  Tues 24 – Wed 25 Oct, Aberystwyth Arts Centre The Hartlepool Monkey, the new play from Gyre & Gimble, known for their puppet-based plays, including the London Old Vic’s The Lorax, is a production filled with comedy and tragedy, but tinged […]

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FROM RUSSIA… WITH LOVE | STAGE FEATURE

FROM RUSSIA… WITH LOVE | STAGE FEATURE

Even those of us with little exposure to classical music will find something to set the soul on fire this October, as the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra tune up to write a love letter to Russia in their stand out concert – From Russia… With Love. This programme is part of a city-wide celebration remembering the […]

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RICHARD III | STAGE PREVIEW

RICHARD III | STAGE PREVIEW

  Richard Burton Theatre, Cardiff Thu 19 – Sat 28 Oct Shakespeare’s classic history Richard III comes to the Richard Burton Theatre this October for a limited run. Believed to be one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, the story depicts the conniving Richard III (Gloucester as he is known in the text) and his cruel and ruthless […]

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BIN LADEN: ONE MAN SHOW | STAGE PREVIEW

BIN LADEN: ONE MAN SHOW | STAGE PREVIEW

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Thu 19 Oct – Fri 20 Oct Osama Bin Laden is not a person that can be discussed without controversy, so for Knaïve Theatre to create a play about his life is no easy ride. However, the solo performance with Sam Redway as Bin Laden, without any false beard or gimmicks, accompanied […]

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KATHAKALI – THE KALA CHETHENA KATHAKALI COMPANY | STAGE PREVIEW

KATHAKALI – THE KALA CHETHENA KATHAKALI COMPANY | STAGE PREVIEW

Pontardawe Arts Centre Thu 19 Oct A completely immersive Kathakali experience is being brought to Pontardawe Arts Centre by the Kala Chethena company. The sacred southern Indian art of Kathakali is unique, the make-up is as important as the performers in recreating this ancient art form. The company was, in fact, founded 30 years ago […]

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THE CHERRY ORCHARD | FEATURE

THE CHERRY ORCHARD | FEATURE

“A hungry dog believes in nothing but meat.” Prior to Thatcher’s rise to power in the early 80s, a family are faced with the prospect of cutting down their prized cherry orchard in an answer to financial uncertainty. Following her flee to London after her husband’s untimely death, Rainey returns to her children and old […]

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RUSSIAN STATE BALLET AND OPERA HOUSE | FEATURE

RUSSIAN STATE BALLET AND OPERA HOUSE | FEATURE

If you’ve never been to the opera or watched a ballet on stage, then here is a perfect crash course in being cultured. This autumn, the Russian State Ballet and Opera return to Swansea Grand Theatre with four classic works of drama and passion. Their season starts with a double bill from the grand master […]

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TRUMPAGEDDON | STAGE PREVIEW

TRUMPAGEDDON | STAGE PREVIEW

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Sat 7 Oct Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Trump makes his first visit to Wales as leader of the free world. When satirist Simon Jay first created Trumpageddon, Trump was a mere candidate out of his depth, now he’s pulling out of climate change pacts and dragging America back into […]

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OCTOBER | STAGE LISTINGS

OCTOBER | STAGE LISTINGS

sunday 1 An Evening Of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01600 772467. This is probably the same thing as A Night Of Dirty Dancing which is in Cwmbran and Porthcawl later this month, but I’m just going to call it what the venues do. Jon Richardson St David’s Hall, […]

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