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MISS SAIGON | STAGE REVIEW

MISS SAIGON | STAGE REVIEW   Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, Tue 5 Dec Cameron Mackintosh, the godfather of musicals, is at the helm of this new adaptation of the adaptation of Puccini’s 1903 opera Madam Butterfly. The theme of war, lost lovers, lives and children, is not a new one but still a powerful, heartwrenching […]

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UNDER GLASS | STAGE REVIEW

UNDER GLASS | STAGE REVIEW   Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, Thurs 23 Nov Ever imagined that you could spectate someone’s inner self enclosed in captivity? Under Glass promises to lift characters out of the hustle and bustle of their daily life and frames their times of solitude in glass jars or boxes. At the […]

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MISS SAIGON | STAGE PREVIEW

MISS SAIGON | STAGE PREVIEW

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Sun 29 November 2017- Sat 6 January 2018 Miss Saigon is an epic love story that will stir emotions for generations. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There, she meets and […]

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CLOD ENSEMBLE: UNDER GLASS | ART PREVIEW

CLOD ENSEMBLE: UNDER GLASS | ART PREVIEW

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Wed 22 – Sun 25 Nov For over two decades, Clod Ensemble has brought to the world ‘interdisciplinary performance.’ In short, the theatre company seeks to work at the intersection of form and discipline; weaving and twisting the spheres of acting, dance, music, science, and medicine into something new. Upon the […]

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TIGER BAY: THE MUSICAL | STAGE REVIEW

TIGER BAY: THE MUSICAL | STAGE REVIEW

TIGER BAY: THE MUSICAL | STAGE REVIEW **** Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wed 15 Nov Many who came to the world premiere of Tiger Bay: The Musical were probably born after most of the docks and the titular area were demolished and “cleaned up,” in an attempt to show to the world a new face […]

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LEROY BRITO: BUTETOWN’S FINEST | INTERVIEW

LEROY BRITO: BUTETOWN’S FINEST | INTERVIEW

Butetown born-and-bred Leroy Brito has taken the Welsh comedy scene by storm ever since his debut performance at Chapter Arts Centre in 2011. His humour focuses on tackling Welsh stereotypes in an intelligent and slick style. “Growing up in Butetown is pivotal to who I am as a comedian, the show is gonna have a […]

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TIGER BAY: NOEL SULLIVAN | INTERVIEW

TIGER BAY: NOEL SULLIVAN | INTERVIEW

Ahead of the premiere of the WMC’s grand premiere of Tiger Bay, Rhonda Lee Reali had a chat with one of its stars, Cardiff’s own Noel Sullivan. Like its more famous counterparts in Liverpool, San Francisco and Shanghai, Cardiff’s docks are full of history – good and bad. Though the neighbourhood is long-vanished, its legacy […]

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BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL | THEATRE REVIEW

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL | THEATRE REVIEW

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL | THEATRE REVIEW **** Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Tues 31 Nov We’ve all seen our fair share of cheesy musicals. From Guys loving Dolls to Grease being the word, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, in its very essence, fulfills the criteria of ultimate cheese. Yet from the outstanding acting ability to the […]

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CARDIFF DANCE FESTIVAL 2017 | FEATURE

CARDIFF DANCE FESTIVAL 2017 | FEATURE

Cardiff Dance Festival is back again this November. Gundija Zanderzona has the preview. Held biannually, the Cardiff Dance Festival has become an important part of the Welsh arts calendar. The colourful and carefully selected programme brings together artists from across Wales and the UK, as well as a great portion of international artists. The festival […]

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BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL | STAGE FEATURE

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL | STAGE FEATURE

Hailed as a fantastic catalogue of pop music, the award-winning musical about the record-breaking American singer-songwriter Carole King is making its way to Cardiff. Bronté Barbé is Carole King in the jukebox-dramatisation and honestly adapted West End musical Beautiful. At the young age of seventeen, King had her first hit Will You Love Me Tomorrow with […]

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