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saturday 1

Arthur The Bear King Lower Penarth Community Centre, Penarth. 4pm, £5. Info 029 2070 0721. Featuring 30 stalls of great quality new and pre-loved baby and children’s items.

Cirque Berserk! Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 2, 5 + 8pm, £16.50-£26.50. Info 029 2063 6464. Family circus show including something called the Globe Of Death, which involves a motorbike. Cool.

Dirty Dancing New Theatre, Cardiff. 2.30 + 7.30pm, £18-£65. Info 029 2087 8889. “The biggest live theatre sensation of all time,” claims the poster. I dunno, Lincoln getting shot was quite a big deal.

Dreams Dance School: Through The Ages Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 2 + 7pm, £5.50-£8.50. Info 01239 621200. Featuring dancers aged three and up.

Experimentica Secret Language Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 3pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2030 4400. Annual festival of experimental theatre, performance art etc which started at the end of March. Today’s lineup: These Rotten Words Artists Films (12-1.30pm); Jonny Cotsen, Louder Is Not Always Clearer (2-3pm); Heike Roms and Gareth Llyr Evan, Yr Ymarferiadur: What’s Welsh For Live Art? (3-9pm); Dustin Harvey & Adrienne Wong, Something Bigger (4-5pm); Julie & Robbie, Passing Through (7-8pm); Katy Baird, Workshy (8.30-9.30pm). On tomorrow also.

Gangsta Granny Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7pm, £10-£18.50. Info 01792 475715. David Walliams’ book, adapted for the stage.

Golden Thread Playback Theatre Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 1pm, £3-£7/free under-5s. Info 029 2030 4400.

Hello Dolly! Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7.30pm, £12. Info 01600 772467. Musical presented by the Monmouth Music Society.

Ignite Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £7-£10. Info 029 2063 6464. Showcase performance from dancers aged 7-18, presented by Dance Blast and Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company.

Juliet Meyers + Danny Ward + Quincy Jongleurs, Cardiff. 7pm, from £16. Info 08700 111960.

uKillology Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8-£16. Info 029 2064 6900. Dark-sounding new play by Rachel O’Riordan and Gary Owen, best known for Iphigenia In Splott. (Until Sat 8)

La Fille Mal Gardee Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7pm, £9.50/£8.50. Info 01633 868239. Presented by Gemini School Of Dance.

Lakmé Maesteg Town Hall. 7.30pm, £15. Info 01656 733269. Léo Delibes’ opera, set in India in the 1880s. Presented by Swansea City Opera. In Swansea on Fri 7.

Larger Than Life Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.15pm, £6-£11. Info 029 203 1391. A musical revue of songs from the shows of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Made In Dagenham Beaufort Theatre, Ebbw Vale. 7pm, £12. Info 01495 355800. Musical based on the 2010 film.

Meet Fred Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.30pm, £8.50-£10. Info 01686 614555. Hijinx’s acclaimed comedy drama about a cloth puppet and the prejudices it faces. In Aberystwyth on Tue 4; Llanelli on Sat 8

Panti Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 7.45pm, £16. Info 029 2064 6900. Irish comedian presents a show about smalltown experiences, gender, homophobia and such.

Paul Sinha + Drew Taylor + Chris Chopping The Muni, Pontypridd. 8pm, £8 adv. Info 01443 490390. Clwb Comedy night.

Perfect Pitch Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry. 7pm, £12/£10. Info 01446 738622. John Godber comedy set on a seaside campsite. In Cwmbran on Mon 3; Monmouth Wed 5; Brecon Thurs 6.

Pop! A Magical Comedy Show Miners’ Institute, Blackwood. 11am + 2pm, £5/£4. Info 01495 227206. Family show.

Seanmhair The Other Room at Porter’s, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2128 0189. New play by Hywel John, previewed in the March issue. Today is the final day of its run here.

Steve Gribbin + Steve Williams + Clint Edwards + Nick Dixon Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £17.95/£10 NUS. Info 0871 4720400.

Theatre-In-Focus: Harold Pinter Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea. 12.30pm, £6/£4.50. Info 01792 475715. An hour-long talk by Fluellen Theatre Company’s Director, Peter Richards, followed by a script-in-hand performance of Pinter’s work.

uThe Populars Volcano, Swansea. 7.30pm, £13/£7. Info www.volcanotheatre.co.uk. A  strange new show about the strange times we are living, wherein four characters dance their hearts out. (Until Sat 8)

Y Glec / King Hit Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 2 + 7pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Welsh adaption of an original Australian production about a teenage birthday party that gets out of hand. Today’s afternoon performance is in English; evening in Welsh.

 

sunday 2

Experimentica Secret Language Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 3pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2030 4400. Today’s lineup: A.S., H*w Gr**n W*s M* V*ll** (Dr*ft 1) (6-7pm); Heike Roms and Gareth Llyr Evan, Yr Ymarferiadur: What’s Welsh For Live Art? (7.15pm-7.35am [don’t ask me how]); Rachel Mars, Our Carnal Hearts (8-9pm); Thomas Goddard, Idle Hands Are The Devil’s Workshop (8-9pm).

Katie Vallis School Of Music: The Beatles vs Queen Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 5.30pm, £8/£6. Info 01633 868239. People will be dancing to their songs I guess.

Lily & The Little Snow Bear Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 2pm, £8/£6. Info 01970 623232. Kids’ theatre presented by Blunderbus.

uLive Cabaret Market Street Club, Barry. 8.30pm. Info 01446 733863. Every Sunday.

Rhys James + Stephen Bailey + Calum Stewart + Tanya Spence-Kelly + Robin Morgan Buffalo, Cardiff. 7pm, £10/£6 adv. Info 029 2031 0312. Presented by Buffalo Comedy.

Richard Herring St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 8pm, £15. Info 029 2087 8444. This is a kind of greatest hits set featuring his favourite routines from all his shows to date.

The Hogwallops Gwyn Hall, Neath. 7.30pm, £10/£5. Info 0300 3656677. Familyfriendly circus goofing.

 

monday 3

After I’m Gone Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 1.30pm, free. Info 01685 384111. Frank Vickery comedy performed by Merthyr Tydfil College.

A Grand Dance For The Grand Appeal Miners’ Institute, Blackwood. 7pm, £5.50. Info 01495 227206. Dancers from Blackwood Miners Institute’s dance groups raise money for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal.

Anything Goes Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. 7.30pm, £10. Info 01646 695267. Presented by the Pembrokeshire W.I.

Perfect Pitch Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £13/£11. Info 01633 868239.

uRent The Musical Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £13.50-£47.50. Info 029 2063 6464. See Stage. £17.50-£51.50 on Fri 7 and Sat 8. Also on at 2.30pm on Thurs 6 and Sat 8. (Until Sat 8)

 

tuesday 4

uA Judgement In Stone New Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12-£29. Info 029 2087 8889. Ruth Rendell novel gets stageified. £11-£29 on Wed 5 and Thurs 6; £13-£32.50 on Fri 7; £12-£32.50 on Sat 8. Also on at 2.30pm on Wed 5, Thurs 6 and Sat 8. (Until Sat 8)

uBirdsong Dolman Theatre, Newport. 7.15pm, £12.50/£8.50 NUS. Info 01633 263670. WWI-era drama, presented by Newport Playgoers Society. Also on at 2.30pm on Sat 8 (£11). (Until Sat 8)

Champions Of Magic Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £23.50/£17.50 kids. Info 01792 475715. Five magicians who had a show in the West End recently.

Crafty Laughs The Cambrian Tap, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2064 4952. Free standup comedy of the night every first Tuesday of the month.

Joan Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Milk Presents, er, present a one-woman show about Joan Of Arc, or “the world’s first drag king” as they put it.

Meet Fred Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 2pm, £8/£6. Info 01970 623232. Kids’ theatre presented by Blunderbus.

You’ve Got Dragons Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry. 10.30am, £6. Info 01446 738622. Kids’ show. In Milford Haven on Wed 12.

 

wednesday 5

uBugsy Malone The Muni, Pontypridd. 7.15pm, £8/£7. Info 01443 490390. Amateur production by Pontypridd Youth Theatre. (Until Fri 7)

Caitlin Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 6 + 8pm, £12/£10. Info 01874 611622. The return of Light, Ladd & Emberton’s one-woman show based on the life of Dylan Thomas’ wife. In Cardiff from Tue 11-Sat 15; Llanelli on Fri 21; Barry on Tue 25.

uDisney On Ice: 100 Years Of Magic Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 6.30pm, £16-£40. Info 029 2022 4488. You’ve heard of footballers described as “like Bambi on ice”, but that’s just part of this frosty fandango. Also on 2.30pm on Fri 7; 10.30am and 2.30pm on Sat 8 and Sun 9. (Until Sun 9)

Hard As Nails Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £5. Info 029 2063 6464. Here And Now present a stage adaption of Rachel Tresize’s novel, performed by young women aged 15-18.

Heaven’s Paradise Maesteg Town Hall. 2pm, £6.50. Info 01656 733269. Psychological thriller.

uHigh School Musical The Met, Abertillery. 7pm, £7. Info 01495 355800. Presented by Abertillery Youth Drama & Musical Society Juniors. (Until Fri 7)

Jordan Brookes + The Death Hilarious + James Dunn Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 7.30-10.30pm, £3. Info 01792 447360. Presented by Cwtch Comedy. Brookes and TDH are doing Edinburgh preview sets.

Perfect Pitch Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01600 772467.

 

thursday 6

Andy Parsons Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 8pm, £15. Info 01600 772467.

Burton Miners Theatre, Ammanford. 7pm, £10/£8. Info 0845 2263510. As in Richard, captured here in this one-man performance based on his life. In Merthyr tomorrow; Blackwood on Wed 19.

Charlie Hides Mary’s, Cardiff. 7pm, £15/£10. Info 09 2066 8647. Candi Canes Events present another former Drag Race contestant, the oldest one on the show ever apparently.

Hello Cabaret Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 9pm, £15. Info 029 2063 6464.

La Bohème Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15-£33. Info 01792 475715. Puccini’s opera, starring French soprano Olga Perrier.

Perfect Pitch Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £15.50/£13.50. Info 01874 611622.

Sean Meo Queens Hall, Narberth. 8pm, £10/£8. Info 01834 869323. Comedy Club night.

Stories Of Change The Senedd, Cardiff Bay. 12.45 + 5pm, free. Info 0845 0105500. Short performance using verbatim material and interpretation of the words in a creative performance capturing the past, present and the future of energy in the Valleys. Presented by Visiting Arts.

 

friday 7

*Black Is The Colour Of My Voice Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Teo-part evening of dance and music, celebrating the life and work of Nina Simone.

Burton Theatr Soar, Merthyr Tydfil. 7.30pm, £8-£10. Info 01685 722176.

uDanny McLoughlin + Keith Farnan + The Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue + Gerry K + Lauren Pattison Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £15.95/£8 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. On tomorrow also, without Gerry or Lauren. (£17.95/£10 NUS).

uDrones Comedy Club Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8.30pm, £3.50. Info 029 2030 4400. Also on Fri 21.

uFamily Dance Festival Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 4 + 5pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. Four pop-up dance pieces in a one-hour programme; partnership between Coreo Cymru, Chapter and National Dance Company Wales. On at 12, 3 and 5pm tomorrow. In Brecon on Sun 9 and Mon 10; Newtown on Tue 11 and Wed 12; Newport on Wed 18 and Thurs 19; Cardiff Bay on Fri 21 and Sat 22.

uFaulty Towers: The Dining Experience 2 Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £42.50. Info 0845 2263510. On tomorrow also.

(F.E.A.R.) Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £13/£11. Info 01873 850805.

Jason & The Argonauts Parc & Dare, Treorchy. 6pm, free. Info 0800 0147111. Brand new version of ancient story, written and adapted for the stage by Mark Williams. In Abergavenny on Mon 10, Maesteg on Tue 11, Brecon on Wed 12, Blackwood Thurs 13, Cardiff Fri 14 and Sat 15, Milford Haven Tue 18, Ystradgynlaid Wed 19, Newtown Thurs 20 and Abertillery Wed 26.

Lakmé Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £20/£18. Info 01792 602060.

Nabucco Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15-£33. Info 01792 475715. Verdi’s opera, again starring Olga Perrier.

uPitch Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £9-£12. Info 029 2063 6464. Innovative one-woman dance show in the Dance House, starring Jo Fong.

South Powys Dance Festival Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7pm, £6/£4. Info 01874 611622.

Steve Shanyaski Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £10. Info 0845 2263510. Comedy Club night, more acts TBC.

 

saturday 8

Aida Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15-£33. Info 01792 475715. The last of three operas in three days here, once again starring Olga Perrier.

Cadw’r Fflam Yn Fyw Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01686 614555. Musical variety show.

uDansation XIII St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7pm, £12/£11. Info 029 2087 8444. New show from the Debbie Chapman Dancers. On tomorrow also, at 6pm.

Easter Bunny’s Eggs-Ellent Adventure Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 12pm, £9/£8. Info 01600 772467. If this was my show I would have definitely written it ‘Eggcellent’. In Llanelli on Fri 14.

*Enough Is Enough Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Return to Cardiff for this innovative piece of ‘gig theatre’ with a feminist bent, which embarked on a long Welsh tour back in February. In Chapter Arts Centre on Wed 26.

Idle Hands Are The Devil’s Workshop Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. New performance by Thomas Goddard, developed and showcased during the Experimentica festival last week.

James Redmond + Rudi Lickwood + Topping & Butch Jongleurs, Cardiff. 7pm, from £16. Info 08700 111960.

Meet Fred Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7pm, £5-£10. Info 0845 2263510.

 

sunday 9

uFamily Dance Festival Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 3 + 5pm, free. Info 01874 611622. On tomorrow at 12 and 3pm;

We Are Not Amused Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £6. Info 01792 602060. The Rising Stars Theatre Company with a comedy of some sort about Queen Victoria.

 

monday 10

Caterpillar Comedy Gwdihw, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2039 7933. Open mic standup night hosted by James Dunn.

Cirque Du Hilarious Grand Theatre, Swansea. 2.30pm, £14.50/£11.50 kids. Info 01792 475715. Slapstick comedy revue.

Jason & The Argonauts Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 2.30pm, £7.50. Info 01873 850805.

uLegally Blonde The Musical Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10-£14. Info 029 203 1391. Presented by Kinetic Theatre Arts. Also on at 2pm on Wed 12. (Until Wed 12)

uThe Commitments Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £17.50-£52.50. Info 029 2063 6464. Irish soul musical, you probably know the basic deal. £22.50-£57.50 on Fri 14 and Sat 15. Also on at 2.30pm on Thurs 13 and Sat 15. (Until Sat 15)

uThe Play That Goes Wrong New Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12-£28. Info 029 2087 8889. West End comedy about the thing suggested by the title. £10-£28 on Thurs 13; £15-£31 on Fri 14 and Sat 15. Also at 2.30pm on Thurs 13 and Sat 15. (Until Sat 15)

uThe Wizard Of Oz Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7pm, £9.50/£8.50. Info 01633 868239. Presented by Carol Goode & Expressions School Of Dance. (Until Thurs 13)

 

tuesday 11

uCaitlin Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2030 4400. In English tonight, Thurs 13 and Sat 15, Welsh on Wed 12 and Fri 14. (Until Sat 15)

uFamily Dance Festival Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 3 + 5pm, free. Info 01686 614555. On tomorrow also at 12 + 3pm.

Jason & The Argonauts Maesteg Town Hall. 2pm, £8.50. Info 01656 733269.

Simon Sparkles Magical Eggstravaganza The Met, Abertillery. 2pm, £6.50. Info 01495 355800.

Stone’s Echo Queens Hall, Narberth. £6/£5 adv. Info 01834 869323. Celtic adventure story told through the medium of puppetry, by Vagabondi.

The Scarecrow’s Wedding The Riverfront, Newport. 3pm, £11/£10 kids. Info 01633 656757. Children’s theatre based on a book by them what did The Gruffalo.

 

wednesday 12

Comedy At The Parrot The Parrot, Carmarthen. 8-11pm, £3. Info 01267 231012.

Comedy Den Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com. Hosted by Charlie Smith.

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare. 2.30pm, £8.50. Info 0800 0147111. Welsh premiere of new kids’ musical. In Porthcawl tomorrow; Milford Haven on Sat 15; Cardigan on Mon 17; Brecon on Tue 18; Llanelli on Wed 19; Carmarthen on Thurs 20; Neath on Fri 21; Newtown on Sat 22; Barry Sun 23.

Jason & The Argonauts Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 2 + 7pm, £12/£10. Info 01874 611622.

uOnce On This Island Jr Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £12. Info 0845 2263510. A Caribbean-flavoured song and dance story, no less. Also on at 2.30pm on Fri 14 and Sat 15. (Until Sat 15)

Romeo & Juliet Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 2 + 7.30pm, £10. Info 0845 2263510. Presented by Omidaze and the Wales Millennium Centre.

The West End At The Movies The Met, Abertillery. 7.30pm, £14/£12. Info 01495 355800. Musical singalong.

uTipping Point Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Acclaimed circus-type show by Ockham’s Razor. On tomorrow also

You’ve Got Dragons Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. 1 + 3.30pm, £8.50/£7 kids. Info 01646 695267.

 

thursday 13

Beyond The Barricade Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £22.50. Info 01792 475715. Hit songs from the musicals.

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 2.30pm, £8.50. Info 01656 815995.

Jason & The Argonauts Miners’ Institute, Blackwood. 1pm, £5/£4. Info 01495 227206.

uLove, Cardiff Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5. Info 029 2064 6900. Community production telling the stories of people who live and work on Roath street City Road. (Until Sat 15)

Nolton Comedy Nolton Corner, Bridgend. 7.30pm, free. Info 01656 655015. With standups TBC, every second Thursday of the month.

The Gospel Of Matthew Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01792 602060.  One-man show by George Dillon based on the life of Jesus, a hit in the UK since debuting in 2002.

uYou’ve Got Dragons Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 6.30pm, £7. Info 029 2030 4400. On at 2pm and 5pm on Sat 15. (Until Sat 15)

 

friday 14

Easter Bunny’s Eggs-Ellent Adventure Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 1.30pm, £10 kids/£8.50 adults. Info 0845 2263510.

uJason & The Argonauts Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £7. Info 029 2063 6464. On tomorrow also, including an extra show at 2.30pm.

uRob Deering + Ivo Graham + Kiri Pritchard-McLean + Elliot Steel Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 6.45pm, £15.95/£8 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. On tomorrow also (£17.95/£10 NUS).

Willam Pulse, Cardiff. 7pm, £20-£45. Info 029 2064 1010. Sickening Events with one of quite a few renowned Drag Race alumni they’ve booked. Willam was in Season 4 and was booted off mid-series.

 

saturday 15

Bluestocking Lounge Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea. 8pm, £15.50. Info 01792 475715. Burlesque and cabaret.

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. 2.30pm, £8.50/£7.50. Info 01646 695267.

Masai Graham + Thomas Rackham + Aaron Twitchen + Danny Clives + Steffan Evans Clwb Y Bont, Pontypridd. 7pm, £5/£3 adv. Info 01443 491424. Clwb Comedy night.

Sean Percival + Harry Stachini + Troy Hawke Jongleurs, Cardiff. 7pm, from £16. Info 08700 111960.

 

sunday 16

Mark Olver + Athena Kugblenu + Adam Hess Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 6.30pm, £8/£5 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. New Sunday comedy show here, titled The Gathering and hosted by Olver.

 

monday 17

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 2pm, £9.50/£8.50. Info 01239 621200.

uSister Act Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £17.50-£47.50. Info 029 2063 6464. Craig Revel Horwood gets ye to a nunnery with this glitzy musical-of-the-film starring Alexandra Burke. Unless you go to an afternoon show, when someone else will take her place so she can go down the bookies. Probably. £22.50-£54.50 on Fri 21, Sat 22, Fri 28 and Sat 29. Also on at 2.30pm on Wed 19, Sat 22, Wed 26 and Sat 29. No show on Sun 23. (Until Sat 29)

 

tuesday 18

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 2.30pm, £9.50/£8.50. Info 01874 611622.

uFamily Dance Festival The Riverfront, Newport. 3 + 5pm, free. Info 01633 656757. On tomorrow also, at 12 and 3pm.

Gasping Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7pm, £7. Info 01633 868239. Play by Ben Elton, presented by Theatre AdHoc.

Jason & The Argonauts Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. 1 + 4pm, £8.50/£7 kids. Info 01646 695267.

uShout! New Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12-£30. Info 029 2087 8889. Sixties pop musical. £10-£30 on Wed 19; £10-£34 on Fri 21;  £12-£34 on Sat 22. Also at 2.30pm on Wed 19; 5pm and 8.30pm on Fri 21; 4pm and 8pm on Sat 22. (Until Sat 22)

The Little Mermaid Grand Theatre, Swansea. 2pm, £12.50/£10.50. Info 01792 475715. Kids’ show.

The Three Little Pigs Blake Theatre, Monmouth. 2.30pm, £10. Info 01600 719401. Presented by seasoned adaptors of classics children’s stories for the stage, Stiles & Drewe.

 

wednesday 19

uAmerican Idiot The Muni, Pontypridd. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 01443 490390. Amateur production by The New Muni Players. (Until Sat 22)

A Strange New Space Pontardawe Arts Centre. 2pm, £5/£3. Info 01792 863722. Kids’ theatre.

Burton Miners’ Institute, Blackwood. 7.30pm, £12.50/£10.50. Info 01495 227206.

Cardiff Fringe Cafe The Gate, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5. Info 029 2048 3344. Showcase for amateur theatre types.

County Youth Dance Company Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £8.75/£6.75. Info 01792 602060.

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 2.30pm, £9.50/£8.50. Info 0845 2263510.

uEscape The Scaffold The Other Room at Porter’s, Cardiff. 7.30pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2128 0189. Tonight is a pay-what-you-can performance; it’s £12/£10 thereafter. On at 3pm on Sat 22, Sat 29 and Sat 6 May. No shows on Thurs 20, Sun 23 or Sun 30. (Until Sat 6 May)

uHysteria Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £11-£17. Info 01792 475715. Terry Johnson’s Olivier Award-winning comedy. Also at 2pm on Sat 22. (Until Sat 22)

Jason & The Argonauts The Welfare, Ystradgynlais. 2pm, £5. Info 01639 843163.

Reginald D Hunter Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 6.45pm, £15. Info 0871 4720400. See Upfront. This is a road-test type show for forthcoming material. In Pontardawe on Thurs 20; Monmouth on Sat 22.

The Amazing Bubble Man Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 4.30pm, £10. Info 01792 602060. A geezer called Louis whose speciality is blowing giant bubbles. Respect!

Verdi Aida St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £7.50-£32. Info 029 2087 8444. Presented by Opera & Ballet International.

 

thursday 20

uA Night At The Movies Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 6.30pm, £8/£7. Info 01633 868239. Presented by Dance Stars Academy.

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen. 2.30pm, £9.50/£8.50. Info 0845 2263510.

Ffin Dance Easter Dance Faktry Festival The Met, Abertillery. 7.30pm, £8/£6. Info 01495 355800.

uEarthquakes In London Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea. 7.15pm, £10.50. Info 01792 475715. Three sisters attempt to navigate their dislocated lives and loves, while their scientist father predicts global catastrophe. A premise  which sounds so patriarchal and sexist to me that I’m not going to bother investigating it further to see if the play bears this out. (Until Sat 22)

Pride & Prejudice The Gate, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2048 3344. New adaption by Pantaloons.

Jason & The Argonauts Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 11am + 1.30pm, £10 kids/£8 adults. Info 01686 614555.

Pasha Kovalev & His Fantastic Dancers Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £24.50/£23.50. Info 01656 815995. In Brecon tomorrow.

Passpawt Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £9.50/£8. Info 029 2030 4400. HeavenLee Theatre present a one-woman show about a 28-year-old woman named Helena, born in Slovakia and resident in England since she was five.

Reginald D Hunter Pontardawe Arts Centre. 8pm, £15. Info 01792 863722.

uStage 2 Screen And Back Again Dolman Theatre, Newport. 7.15pm, £8. Info 01633 263670. Newport Operatic Society present a cabaret style concert. Also on at 2.30pm on Sat 22. (Until Sat 22)

The Little Mermaid Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot. 11am + 2pm, £12.90/£10.75. Info 01639 763214.

The Tap Dancing Mermaid The Riverfront, Newport. 11.30am + 2.30pm, £11/£10 kids. Info 01633 656757. Puppetry/music/dance show for ages 3+. Littleness of mermaid not specified.

Zero For The Young Dudes! Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5. Info 029 2064 6900. A Sherman Youth Theatre production; part of the UK-wide NT Connections Festival.

 

friday 21

Caitlin Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 6 + 8pm, £10. Info 0845 2263510.

uCaroline Sheen Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 9pm, £15. Info 029 2063 6464. Songs from the musicals. On tomorrow also.

uDisney’s Peter Pan Jr Maesteg Town Hall. 3 + 6pm, £10. Info 01656 733269. Presented by Curtain Up. On tomorrow also.

Diversity Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 6.30pm, £35/£25. Info 029 2022 4488. TV-famous ballet troupe on their Genesis tour.

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon Gwyn Hall, Neath. 3pm, £9. Info 0300 3656677.

Karen Sherrard + Chris Chopping + Roger Hansen + Charlie Webster + Sarah Breese + Megs Emrys The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £8. Info 01497 821762. Clwb Comedy night, although Emrys is in fact a folk singer. Not even a comedy one, going on the description.

Pasha Kovalev & His Fantastic Dancers Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £24. Info 01874 611622.

uPaul McCaffrey + John Moloney + Andrew Stanley + Brennan Reece + Robert White Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 6.45pm, £15.95/£8 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. On tomorrow also, with no Brennan or Robert, but added Tom Ward (£17.95/£10 NUS).

Reginald D Hunter Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 8pm, £15. Info 01600 772467. Sold out.

uThe Lady Boys Of Bangkok Sabai Pavilion, Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay. 7 + 9pm, £10. Info 029 2063 6464. It’s that time again. £19.50-£36 on Sat 22 and Sat 29; £19.50-£34 on all other dates. 7pm and 9pm on Sat 22, Fri 28 and Sat 29; 6pm on Sun 23 and Sun 30; 7pm all other dates. (Until Sun 30)

The Tap Dancing Mermaid Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 1.30pm, £6.50. Info 01873 850805. Kids’ theatre.

The Unfamiliar Shakespeare Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. 1pm, £5/£1.60. Info 01792 463980. Fluellen perform some of the lesser known Shakespeare plays, including his lost work Cardenio.

uThe Wizard Of Oz The Riverfront, Newport. 3 + 7pm, £20/£18. Info 01633 656757. Easter panto. On tomorrow also, at 1 + 5pm.

 

saturday 22

Barry Dodds + Allyson Smith + Robert White Jongleurs, Cardiff. 7pm, from £16. Info 08700 111960.

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 2.30pm, £10 kids/£8 adults. Info 01686 614555.

Russell Kane Parc & Dare, Treorchy. 8pm, £17 adv. Info 0800 0147111. (Still) performing his Right Man, Wrong Age set.

 

sunday 23

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry. 2.30pm, £8.50. Info 01446 738622.

Mark Olver + Shaun McLoughlin Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 6.30pm, £8/£5 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. With one more comic TBC.

Romeo & Juliet Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 2 + 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01874 611622. New Shakespeare production by Omidaze, aimed at families and also alluding to modern-day Britain. In Cardiff from Thurs 27 Apr-Sun 14 May.

Rose & Rosie Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £29 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. “Two British YouTubers who create weekly entertainment videos in improvisational and unscripted comedy.” Rose’s full name is Rose Ellen Dix, which when written in all caps as one word looks a bit like it says ‘Ros Bellend IX’.

 

tuesday 25

Bridget Christie Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £16. Info 029 2064 6900. New show from top Anglo-Irish comedian, titled Because You Demanded It and about Brexit in some way.

Caitlin Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry. 6pm, £12/£10. Info 01446 738622. One-woman show about Dylan Thomas’ wife.

uCasanova New Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £13-£30. Info 029 2087 8889. Presented by Northern Ballet. Also at 2.30pm on Thurs 27; £10-£24 for that performance only. (Until Sat 29)

The Death Hilarious + Charlie Webster + Will Palmer Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm. Info 029 2039 7933. Standup/sketch comedy hosted by Caterpillar Comedy.

 

wednesday 26

u42nd Street Dolman Theatre, Newport. 7.15pm, £12.50. Info 01633 263670. Popular showbusiness-themed musical. (Until Sat 29)

Comedy Club Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea. 8pm, £11. Info 01792 475715.

Count Arthur Strong Grand Theatre, Swansea. 8pm, £20.50/£19. Info 01792 475715.

uEnough Is Enough Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2030 4400. On tomorrow also, then Sat 29.

uHMS Pinafore Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01646 695267. Presented by Haverfordwest Operatic Society. (Until Fri 28)

Jason & The Argonauts The Met, Abertillery. 7.30pm, £8/£6. Info 01495 355800.

uMoscow State Circus Tredegar Park, Newport. 7.45pm, £9-£36. Info 01633 656656. Thurs 27 and Fri 28: 5 + 7.45pm; Sat 29: 3 + 6pm; Sun 30 + Mon 1 May: 2 + 5pm. (Until Mon 1 May)

Remembering Fred St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £19.50-£55. Info 029 2087 8444. Dance show starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Aljaz and Janette.

uThe Ghost Train Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £10. Info 0845 2263510. Famous mystery, presented here by Llanelli Little Theatre. (Until Sat 29)

You Might Laugh Le Pub, Newport. 8pm. Info 01633 221477. Monthly comedy night, here on the last Wednesday of each month. The lineup is usually confirmed a bit before then.

 

thursday 27

Chris Ramsey St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £20. Info 029 2087 8444. A standup comedian who I know nothing about but is clearly fairly well known.

Dracula: The Bloody Truth The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £14/£12. Info 01633 656757. Physical comedy theatre presented by La Navet Bete.

uPeter Pan Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.30pm, £12.50. Info 01686 614555. Presented by Newtown Musical Theatre Company. Also on at 2.30pm on Sat 29. (Until Sat 29)

uRomeo & Juliet Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £10. Info 029 2063 6464. Also on at 2pm on Sat 29; no show on Sun 30. (Until Sun 14 May)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 1.30 + 4pm, £9.50-£15. Info 01874 611622. George W Bush may now be a ‘good guy’ to the liberal establishment (copyright: some newspapers) but The Very Hungry Caterpillar, his favourite book, has always been cool. Come see it here for yourself, ideally with a toddler in tow. In Swansea on Sat 29.

 

friday 28

Alice In Wonderland Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £13.50-£17.50. Info 01656 815995. Presented by Ballet Theatre UK.

Goldilocks & The Three Bears New Theatre, Cardiff. 12 + 2pm, £7/£5. Info 029 2087 8889. Kids’ ballet, presented by Northern Ballet.

u John Hastings + Gary Little + Phil Jerrod + Sally-Anne Hayward Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 6.45pm, £15.95/£8 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. On tomorrow also, (£17.95/£10 NUS).

John Kearns + Matt Rees + Edd Hedges Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 8pm, £10. Info 01874 611622. Comedy Club night.

Jonny & The Baptists Small World Theatre, Cardigan. 8-10.30pm, £10. Info 01239 615952.

Machynlleth Comedy Festival: Day 1 Various venues, Machynlleth. 7-11pm, £7-£12 per show. Info hello@machcomedyfest.co.uk. Annual weekender, regarded by many as the ‘comedian’s comedy festival’ (see Stewart Lee in this mag last month) or similar A full programme can be viewed and downloaded on the festival’s website, here are some of today’s highlights cos listings space is money baby: Stewart Goldsmith, Nish Kumar, Mark Watson, Jordan Brookes, James Acaster, Bridget Christie, Ivo Graham, Robin Ince and Jared Christmas. Plus a bunch of theatre and live music which is TBC right now. (Until Sun 30)

uOur Day Out Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.30pm, £8-£10. Info 01686 614555. Youth Theatre Two present Willy Russell’s play.

Rich Hall’s Hoedown Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 8pm, £17. Info 0845 2263510. In Monmouth tomorrow.

uThe Green House + Profundis Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £7.50-£22. Info 029 2064 6900. Double bill of new work by National Dance Company Wales. On tomorrow also.

uThe Romans In Britain Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £12/£5. Info 01792 602060. Everyman Theatre’s adaption of Howard Brenton’s controversial 1980 play. On tomorrow also, with an additional 3pm show.

uThe Trials Of Oscar Wilde Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £3-£14. Info 01239 621200. On tomorrow also.

 

saturday 29

Discover Dance Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 2pm, £8. Info 029 2064 6900. Interactive dance showcase for kids by National Dance Company Wales.

Dr Jackal, I Presume? Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea. 12.30pm, £6/£4.50 kids. Info 01792 475715. Lunchtime theatre presented by Fluellen.

Garr Murran + Susan Murray + Sean Meo Jongleurs, Cardiff. 7pm, from £16. Info 08700 111960.

Jukebox & Bobby Sox Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £18.50. Info 01633 868239. Rock’n’roll musical.

Machynlleth Comedy Festival: Day 2 Various venues, Machynlleth. 10.45am-12am, £4-£12 per show. Info hello@machcomedyfest.co.uk. Today’s highlights include Tiernan Douieb, Gráinne Maguire, Caroline Mabey, Lolly Adefope, Simon Munnery, Arthur Smith, Rob Deering, Gein’s Family Giftshop, Stewart Lee, Cariad Lloyd, Laura Lexx, Mike Bubbins, Birthday Girls, Owen Niclock, Holly Burn and Brian Gittins. (Until Sun 30)

Rich Hall’s Hoedown Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 8pm, £17. Info 01600 772467. Sold out.

The Magic Of The Musicals Miners’ Institute, Blackwood. 7.15pm, £9.50/£8.50. Info 01495 227206.

uThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Grand Theatre, Swansea. 1.30 + 4pm, £13.50/£10.50 kids. Info 01792 475715. On tomorrow also, at 10.30am and 1pm.

 

sunday 30

Machynlleth Comedy Festival: Day 3 Various venues, Machynlleth. 11.15am-11.45pm, £4-£12 per show. Info hello@

machcomedyfest.co.uk. Today’s highlights include Phil Kay, Pappy’s, George Egg, Josh Widdecombe, Nick Haelm, Ed Aczel, Kiri Pritchard, Bec Hill, John Robins, Suzi Ruffell, Jonny & The Baptists, Elis James, Sara Pascoe, The Guilty Feminist, Stewart Lee, Daphne, Patrick Turpin, Angela Barnes, Josie Long and Gareth Richards. (Finishes today)

Mark Olver + Yuriko Kotani Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 6.30pm, £8/£5 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. With one more comic TBC.

The Tenant The Drill Hall, Chepstow. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01291 625981. Music and theatre based on Anne Brontë’s The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall and music from Mozart, Scriabin and Brahms.

Twenty16 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 4.30pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2030 4400. Theatr Iolo and the Welfare with a new production, looking at 2016 from a teen perspective.

 

 

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