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TEN THINGS TO DO | MON 22-SUN 28 APR

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

words: ALICE PATTILLO

It’s the last week of Ghost: The Musical’s (Wed 10-Sat 27 Apr, tickets: £17-£43.50) three week run in Wales Millennium Centre, so don’t miss out on the West-End Smash-Hit Musical while it’s on your doorstep!

Northern Ballet’s production of The Great Gatsby (Tues 23-Sat 27 Apr, tickets: check online) is at the New Theatre, Cardiff. With the Baz Luhrmann spectacle in cinemas later this year, why not enjoy a smaller-scale adaptation of the popular classic?

The UK premiere of Chinese State Circus’s ‘Yin Yang’ (Sat 27 Apr, 7:30, tickets: check online) an ‘acrobatic spectacle’ promises to be a theatrical extravaganza at the Newport Centre this Saturday.

Welsh actor and comedian Rob Brydon presents An Evening with Rob Brydon (Mon 22 Apr, tickets: £24.50) at The Grand Theatre, Swansea: an evening of sit-down comedy in aid of TREAT Trust Wales.

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Mon 22 Apr, 7:30pm, tickets: £12.50/£15) bring their wild and energetic alternative rock to Clwb Ifor Bach, with support from Turbowolf and all-female punk band, The Coathangers.

Cult 80s band, Big Country (Tues 23 Apr, 7.00pm, tickets: £22.50+BF) visit Cardiff University Students Union with their unique blend of Scottish folk music and anthemic rock. See these legends in action in an intimate setting!

Annual Swansea-Cardiff rugby matchup Welsh Varsity (Wed 24 Apr, 7:30pm, tickets: check box-office) is back at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. With former players going on to play for the Cardiff Blues, Ospreys and Wales’ international team, this promises to be a formidable student sporting event.

Faith No Man + Deftonez (Sat 27 Apr, 7:30pm, tickets: £7) – tributes to Faith No More and Deftones respectively – bring some experimental metal vibes to underground rock club, Bogiez.

If rocking out in an underground club isn’t your thing, head to Celebrities on Ice (Fri 26-Sun 28 Apr, tickets: check online) at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena this weekend and let Gareth Thomas and Chico show off their ice skating skills!

And if you can only do one thing…

Go and watch the extravagant life and tragic demise of Jay Gatsby stunningly evoked through the medium of dance in Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby.

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