Find out what’s on in South Wales this week
A true Andrew Lloyd Webber classic. Witness a show that changed the landscape of theatre for decades to come. Jesus Christ Superstar (New theatre, Cardiff, Mon 26-Sat 31 Jan. Tickets: £14-£45) is a show of godly proportions – filled to the top with powerful songs and intense, heart-wrenching moments.
For those of you who prefer a more pop-punk style of music, or have been a fan since the beginning Save Your Breath (Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Fri 30 Jan. Tickets: £10/£7) bring their farewell tour to Cardiff. This Newport band has surely left their mark in the industry and will definitely go out with a bang. Make sure you wear your Docs.
For a mix of film and music there is A Curious Life & The Levellers (Pontardawe Arts Centre, Thurs 29 Jan. Tickets: £22.50/£25). You can watch a documentary about the controversial 80s rock band the Leveller’s rise to fame and follow it up with a live acoustic performance from the band.
For sci-fi fans there will be some Doctor Who indulgence at Aberystwyth Arts Centre as they screen the feature length story The Five Doctors (Tues 27 Jan. Tickets: £6-£12) which will be followed by a Q&A session with Doctor Who writer Terrance Dicks and the Doctor’s companion Wendy Padbury.
They say the line between love and hate is a thin one and that’s certainly the case for the couple in Invertigo Theatre’s Y Tŵr / The Tower (Aberystwyth Arts Centre , Mon 26 Jan. Tickets: £6-£12). Seemingly trapped in their love, and passionately fluctuating between love and hate, two people ascend an isolated tower in this Welsh language (don’t worry, there are English surtitles) show.
There will be more dark drama in the form of Ablutions (Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama, Cardiff, Fri 30 Jan. Tickets: £13 / £11 conc). This witty tale, from the award-winning theatre company Fellswoop and based on a book from the Man Booker nominated author Patrick DeWitt, follows the lives of those living in the depths of LA’s underworld.
On a lighter note it’s a good week for comedy as Stephen K Amos (Swansea Grand Theatre, Mon 26 Jan. Tickets: £17.50) – the warmly witty comedian of The Stephen K Amos Show and Batty Man fame – will be heading to Swansea while the minds behind the Machynlleth Comedy Festival bring the likes of Rob Deering, Nish Kumar and Mike Bubbins to their Comedy Club (Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Thurs 29 Jan. Tickets: £5-£10)
Something for all you art lovers, the Winter Group Show (Attic Gallery, Swansea, Fri 23 Jan-Sat 14 Mar. Admission: Free) features work from over 50 artists. With exhibitions and highlights from 2014-into-2015, you can see a range of paint, sculpture, prints and pottery with the chance to make the artwork your own!
If you like to talk art, as well as look at it, then visual artist Melina Berkenwald (G39, Cardiff, Tues 27 Jan. Admissions: free) will be talking about her approach to art as part of G39’s UNIT(e) season.
words REBECCA UPSALL