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A THEATRICAL TOUR OF FLAT HOLM ISLAND | FEATURE

A THEATRICAL TOUR OF FLAT HOLM ISLAND | FEATURE

Stephen Springate travels to Flat Holm Island to find out more about its history with the help of a theatrical troupe to bring it all to life. As everyone begins to gather on the pontoon at Mermaid Quay for the white-knuckle RIB boat trip over to Flat Holm, the drama seems to already have started. […]

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ROMANS IN BRITAIN | STAGE REVIEW

ROMANS IN BRITAIN | STAGE REVIEW

Chapter, Cardiff Sat 4 March   When Howard Brenton’s Romans in Britain was first staged at the National Theatre in 1980, its bloody violence, copious swearing and explicit depiction of rape triggered a fierce prosecution from the head morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse for gross indecency. Whilst her side didn’t win, it’s only been staged once since, […]

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ED BYRNE | INTERVIEW

ED BYRNE | INTERVIEW

ED BYRNE | INTERVIEW Known for his appearances on Mock The Week and grumpy guts comedy, Ed Byrne speaks with Stephen Springate about life on the road as a comedian. ‘‘I’m always amused when I’m doing something like canoeing and a couple are going the other way and I hear one say, “Is that the […]

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME | STAGE REVIEW

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME | STAGE REVIEW

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME | STAGE REVIEW   Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, Wed 15 Apr When Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time was released in 2003, it proved such an overwhelming hit with critics and audience alike that it was only a matter […]

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MAN TO MAN | STAGE REVIEW

MAN TO MAN | STAGE REVIEW

MAN TO MAN | STAGE REVIEW   Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, Wed 23 March Delving through sole character Ella Gericke’s broken and erratic memories as she sits drunk, old and lonely in her flat, Man To Man aims to grasp her wandering thoughts and piece together a timeline of her incredible life story. A […]

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PAUL MERTON’S IMPRO CHUMS | LIVE REVIEW

PAUL MERTON’S IMPRO CHUMS | LIVE REVIEW   Wales Millennium Centre, Mon 18 Nov Whilst he is most well-known for his appearances on Have I Got News For You, Room 101 and Just A Minute, Merton is probably one of, if not the, most prolific and talented improvisation comedians performing in Britain today. Every Sunday […]

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JAMES WALSH | LIVE PREVIEW

JAMES WALSH | LIVE PREVIEW   Who remembers Starsailor? Whilst they may often be lumped in with the glut of forgettable British piano rock bands which were clogging the airwaves in the mid-00s, they always managed to keep their heads above the beige gruel of Athletes and Embraces thanks to frontman James Walsh’s instantly recognizable, […]

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SWAN LAKE | STAGE PREVIEW

SWAN LAKE | STAGE PREVIEW Since 1958, the prestigious Russian State Ballet and Opera House has been known for its world class opera and ballet productions, working with established theatres in the Russian Federation to find and use the very best Russian performers in their productions. Often a different artist will be brought to the […]

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THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK | STAGE PREVIEW

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK | STAGE PREVIEW   This poignant, heartbreaking true story which for decades has given a human face to the widespread horrors of the Holocaust really needs no introduction, touching so many countless numbers of people over the years that it has become engrained in popular culture throughout the world. Presented […]

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CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA | LIVE PREVIEW

CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA | LIVE PREVIEW   At first glance, Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita may look like an unusual pairing; Finch a celebrated classical harpist from the weather-beaten climes of Ceredigion, and Keita a leading player of the traditional kora, or the West African harp, from the tropical savannas of Senegal, West […]