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RICHARD THOMPSON | LIVE REVIEW

RICHARD THOMPSON | LIVE REVIEW   Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, Sun 15 Oct After 50 years of performing on stages across the world, Richard Thompson was still awed by the WMC stage when he stepped onto it, guitar in hand. “Nice place you’ve got here. Quite intimidating.” Slightly less intimidated were support act Josienne […]

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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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WELSH NATIONAL OPERA: NEW SEASON | FEATURE

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA: NEW SEASON | FEATURE

Autumn 2017 with Welsh National Opera is a truly international affair, be that through the German Romantic operetta of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus or the grand Czech orchestration of Janacek’s final opera From the House of the Dead. Perhaps most significant, however, is a production of Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, performed as part of R17, a series of […]

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MARCOS MORAU: P.A.R.A.D.E. | INTERVIEW

MARCOS MORAU: P.A.R.A.D.E. | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks to the Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau about his role in the upcoming P.A.R.A.D.E. dance double bill as part of the R17 celebrations. What can we expect from Tundra? Tundra is a powerful work about the power of communication, cooperation and listening between dancers. This may just be a superficial interpretation, although […]

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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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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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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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MAGIC BUTTERFLY VR EXPERIENCE | FEATURE

MAGIC BUTTERFLY VR EXPERIENCE | FEATURE

The Welsh National Opera is bringing a free, no booking required virtual reality experience to Cardiff Bay. Situated in a shipping container designed by a designer for the National Eisteddfod, it offers an opportunity to be immersed in a VR reimagining of scenes from The Magic Flute and Madam Butterfly, the amalgamation of these two operas […]

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JANE EYRE | STAGE REVIEW

JANE EYRE | STAGE REVIEW   Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, Tue 27 June The much-lauded Bristol Old Vic’s reworking of Jane Eyre, under the direction of Sally Cookson, has received critical acclaim throughout its second outing, following on from last year’s two-parter. Cookson presents the heroine Jane as a feisty, wilful feminist in the […]

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JANE EYRE | STAGE PREVIEW

JANE EYRE | STAGE PREVIEW

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay Tue 27 June – Sat 1 July Based on Charlotte Brontë’s classic Gothic narrative, and following an acclaimed season at the National Theatre, Sally Cookson’s Jane Eyre will be arriving at the Wales Millennium Centre this June. Devised as part of a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic, the […]

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