Scooby Doo Easter mystery at Cardiff's New Theatre

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2:44pm Thursday 27th March 2014

The Mystery Machine gang is calling into Cardiff from Friday 18 - Saturday 19 April 2014 in a brand new production, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery of the Pyramid.

A Wicked time on stage - Liam Doyle Interview

Free Press Series: Wicked UK & Ireland Tour (pic by Matt Crockett)

7:41pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Ahead of Wicked’s arrival at Wales Millennium Centre next week Andy Howells chats with one of the shows stars Liam Doyle

60s drama The Killing of Sister George to play Newport Riverfront

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4:12pm Friday 21st February 2014

Theatr Pena's production of Frank Marcus's The Killing of Sister George comes to Newport's Riverfront Theatre next month

Roaring success The Lion King to take stage of Wales Millennium Centre

Free Press Series: The Lion King, Disney, UK tour, opening night September 7 2012 at the Hippodrome, Bristol cast: Nicholas Nkuna (Simba), Carole Stennett (Nala), Cleveland Cathnott (Mufasa), Stephen Carlile (Scar), Gugwana Diamini (Rafiki), Meilyr Sion (Zazu), John Hasler

4:12pm Friday 21st February 2014

Wales Millennium Centre today announced that Disney’s award-winning production of THE LION KING is coming to Wales this Christmas (2014). From Thursday 6 November 2014 to 11 January 2015, THE LION KING will play at Wales Millennium Centre. This Cardiff season will mark the first time the legendary musical has played in Wales and will be the only Welsh dates in the show's record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland. THE LION KING will play a ten week season in Cardiff, giving audiences the opportunity to experience the global phenomenon in their local theatre.

Sherlock Holmes gets Playgoers New Generation Treatment at Dolman Theatre

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12:43pm Friday 14th February 2014

There’s a killer on the loose in the West End of fog-shrouded Victorian London. Aspiring playwright George Bernard Shaw decides it’s a case for celebrated sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr Watson to investigate.

Tom Jones story takes to the stage

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3:17pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Following a successful bid to the Arts Council of Wales, Neath-based theatre company Theatr na nÓg is thrilled to announce it will be embarking on a UK Tour of TOM: A story of Tom Jones. This theatre production with live songs will embark on its UK tour on St David’s Day 2014 (1 March) in Tom’s home-town of Pontypridd at the Muni Arts Centre, 49 years to the day that he had his first number 1!

Paul Michael Glaser to tread the boards in Cardiff

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1:02pm Friday 31st January 2014

Starring Paul Michael Glaser as Tevye, one of the world’s favourite musicals, Fiddler on the Roof comes to Cardiff from Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 February. Directed and Choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood, this exciting new production embarks on an emotional rollercoaster through the ups and downs of love and village life.

The secret of immortality at Borough Theatre

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12:04pm Friday 31st January 2014

Penny Dreadful Theatre - the creators of highly acclaimed, innovative shows bring their new show How To Be Immortal to the Borough Theatre on Thursday 6 February 7.30pm.

Circus of Horrors at The Riverfront

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12:04pm Friday 31st January 2014

The Circus of Horrors presents what is undoubtedly its greatest show to date London after Midnight at The Riverfront Theatre on February 5 at 8pm

Family fun with The First Time Machine in Newport and Abergavenny

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12:04pm Friday 31st January 2014

The concept of Time Travel has always been exciting in books, film and TV – from HG Wells’ The Time Machine to BBC’s Dr Who.

Newport Playgoers prepare for Joe Orton play at Dolman Theatre

12:02pm Friday 31st January 2014

Nymphomania, transvestism, incest, blackmail and bribery are just a few of the ingredients of next month’s offering from Newport Playgoers.

Newport Riverfront announce Spring 2014 line-up

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3:36pm Sunday 26th January 2014

Newport's Riverfront Theatre have announced an impressive line-up of music, drama and family shows for their Spring 2014 season.

Marks your diary for a date with Mr Nice in Cwmbran

3:33pm Sunday 26th January 2014

Back by popular demand after a sell out performance last year, the Congress Theatre are delighted to welcome back the one and only Howard Marks, aka Mr Nice, on February 1.

Torchwood actor Daniel brings one-man Houdini show to Newport Riverfront

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4:22pm Friday 17th January 2014

Daniel LLewelyn-Williams presents his one-man show A Regular Little Houdini at Newport Riverfront next week.

New season of shows at The Sherman Theatre for Spring 2014

8:01pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Following Sherman Theatre’s 40th anniversary season, the Spring season sees exciting new interpretations of Under Milk Wood, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, the Mabinogi’s Blodeuwedd as well as fantastic new dramas from acclaimed Welsh playwright Dafydd James, a new production of Blue/ Orange and quality dance from National Dance Company Wales, Sadler’s Wells, Joanna Young and Fabulous Beast. Plus, Maudie’s Rooms returns for 3 weeks following the success of the site specific show for young people (and adults!).

Jason Donovan discusses Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

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7:02pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Jason Donovan will reprise the role of Tick in the touring production of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT as it visits Wales Millennium Centre next week, he chats to ANDY HOWELLS about the show…

Abergavenny Borough Theatre announce Spring line-up

6:02pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the Spring 2014 Season at the Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. Details are available online at of the brand new programme of entertainment from January to April 2014.

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers revisited at Bristol Hippodrome

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11:25am Monday 30th December 2013

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the classic American musical set in 1850s Oregon, has been given an award-winning makeover with stunning new choreography by acclaimed Broadway director/choreogapher, Patti Colombo, and is earning rave reviews across the UK.

Anton goes strictly from Ballroom to Broadway

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11:25am Monday 30th December 2013

Anton Du Beke awill bring his spectacular new production, ‘Ballroom To Broadway’, to Cardiff andnd Bristol next year.

Christmas Ballet at St David's Hall

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9:02pm Friday 20th December 2013

The Christmas Ballet Season at St David’s Hall this year is dominated by one composer; the master of the ballet score, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Radio’s Dick Barton Secret Agent Takes to the Dolman Stage

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6:02pm Friday 20th December 2013

Long before James Bond there was only one secret agent who grabbed the public’s imagination – Dick Barton. The nation was enthralled by his adventures on the “wireless” as he battled against a legion of dastardly villains.

Leading the way with panto fun - Elin Llwyd Interview

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5:02pm Friday 20th December 2013

It’s been a busy year for Elin Llwyd. This time last year the former Pobol Y Cwm actress was starring in her first Riverfront Pantomime Robin Hood. Weeks later she was back on our TV screens presenting the S4C youth programme Tag. Elin’s now back at the Riverfront again in Beauty and The Beast and loving every moment.

Pythonesque humour with Silly kings at Cardiff Castle

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3:02pm Friday 20th December 2013

Building on National Theatre Wales’s history of creating exciting theatre in amazing places, the company will stage its first Christmas show at Cardiff Castle – a large-scale, musical production for children and very silly adults, adapted from the Fairy Tales of Monty Python’s Terry Jones.

Colourful show at Sherman Theatre

2:29pm Friday 20th December 2013

Canoe Theatre will be staging blue/ orange at Sherman Theatre from 21-23 January which was originally created by Joe Penhall for the National Theatre over 10 years ago.

All star line-up for Hippodrome pantomime

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11:02pm Friday 13th December 2013

Bristol Hippodrome’s pantomime Cinderella starring singer and actress Suzanne Shaw in the title role launches today. Suzanne will join TV personality Louie Spence as Dandini and comedian Andy Ford as Buttons along with David Roper as Baron Hardup and Liz Robertson as Fairy Godmother.

Terry Jiones Silly Kings in Sound and Vision

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8:02pm Friday 13th December 2013

Terry Jones’ Fairy Tales will be brought to life on BBC Radio Wales this Christmas by some of Wales’ best loved voices; Torchwood actress Eve Myles, The One Show presenter Alex Jones, Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and comedian and actor Griff Rhys Jones.

Richard goes 'potty' for comedy in Riverfront panto Beauty and The Beast

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5:02pm Friday 13th December 2013

ANDY HOWELLS chats to Beauty and The Beast’s own comic turn Potty Pascale aka Richard Elis…

Hi Jinx bring a Christmas tale to the Wales Millennium Centre

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12:04pm Friday 6th December 2013

What do you buy a young woman who has everything she needs when it comes to a special birthday? It’s a dilemma everyone has faced but when Sara Pickard recently celebrated her 30th birthday she came up with a very special solution. In place of presents, Sara asked for donations which she would divide between the two charities that she feels have had the biggest impact on her life: Mencap Cymru for whom Sara works, and Hijinx Theatre, the Cardiffbased

Rob's Beastly behaviour at The Riverfront

12:04pm Friday 6th December 2013

Pontypool born actor Rob Vernon chats to Andy Howells about his Beastly role in Newport Riverfront’s pantomime Beauty and the Beast

There ain't nothing like a dame - Lee Mengo returns to Newport Riverfront in Beauty and the Beast

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12:03pm Friday 6th December 2013

Ahead of Newport Riverfront’s pantomime Beauty And The Beast opening next week Andy Howells chats to pantomime dame Lee Mengo.

Inspector Norse at The Borough Theatre

12:03pm Friday 6th December 2013

Following the popularity of their previous spoofs Withering Heights, Jane Bond and Move Mover Moriarty the well-loved comedy duo, Lip Service return to the Borough Theatre on Friday 13 December with their self-assembly Swedish crime thriller, Inspector Norse.

Scrooge goes panto in Cwmbran

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4:32pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

Yes it’s that time of year again folks when we get the family together and join our friends to celebrate the Christmas festivities. So what better way to help celebrate Christmas than coming to see a pantomime with a difference?

Whittington's panto fun in Caldicot

4:31pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

After several years and following the massive success of Les Miserables School Edition in October, Caldicot Musical Theatre Society present this “fun for all the family” pantomime.

Public offered rare and exciting event at Cardiff University state of the art Simulation Centre

2:13pm Friday 29th November 2013

An innovative and exploratory workshop will take place on 4 December offering members of the public an exclusive and fascinating insight into the Cardiff University School of Medicine’s simulation suite as they learn about the breathing and vocal apparatus in a truly unique way.

Steps star Faye features in family musical

5:10pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

The critically acclaimed award-winning Chichester Festival Theatre production Singing in the Rain which stars Maxwell Caulfield as RF Simpson and Faye Tozer as Lina Lamont, comes to Wales Millennium Centre from 3 December to 5 January 2014, as part of a nationwide tour.

Abercarn actress Bettrys Jones stars in Sherman Christmas Show

5:10pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

Abercarn raised actress Bettrys Jones features in Sherman Cymru’s new Christmas show The Sleeping Beauties.

Meet Aladdin stars at The Shire Hall

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12:03pm Friday 22nd November 2013

Looking for something to do with the kids on a Saturday? Meet the characters from the Savoy Theatre’s Aladdin panto at The Shire Hall

Dance students look to the future with inspiring workshops

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4:33pm Thursday 21st November 2013

Young dancer students from across Gwent took part in The British Ballet Organization’s Careers Conference and Musical Theatre Workshop at Caerleon Town hall last Sunday.

Callow and Kendall team up for Chin Chin at The New Theatre

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12:02pm Friday 15th November 2013

Two of Britain ’s best loved actors, Felicity Kendal and Simon Callow, star in the bittersweet classic comedy Chin Chin at the New Theatre, Cardiff from Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 November.

Phenomenal production of The Imperial Ice Stars Nutcracker On Ice

9:02am Friday 15th November 2013

Andy Howells goes behind the scenes of The Imperial Ice Stars production of The Nutcracker On Ice which runs at Wales Millennium Centre until Sunday.

Cheggers takes to the ice

12:02pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

Keith Chegwin may be best remembered to a generation of TV viewers for his Saturday morning stints swapping children’s unwanted toys on freezing rugby pitches in TV’s Multi-Coloured Swap Shop or hosting the long running game show Cheggers Plays Pop but as he reminds me his career goes back much further than that.

Dame Edna Everage's Farewell Tour hits Wales

12:02pm Thursday 31st October 2013

IF YOU want a really good night out with plenty of laughs then get along to the outrageous Barry Humphries show, The Farewell Tour at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

Eat Pray Laugh - Dame Edna Everage Interview

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7:02pm Friday 25th October 2013

One of Australia’s finest exports, Barry Humphries, is returning to Cardiff with all his alter egos in tow. LAURA LEA meets the most fabulous and famous of these, Dame Edna Everage, to discuss her final farewell tour.

Toby to bring Doctor Who comedy to The Riverfront

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5:01pm Friday 25th October 2013

As Doctor Who approaches its 50th anniversary on television, comedian Toby Hadoke brings the sequel to his nostalgic Doctor Who stand up comedy Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf to Newport Riverfront next week.

Paul and Debbie bring their magic to Monmouth - Paul daniels and Debbie McGee Interview

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3:15pm Friday 25th October 2013

Legendary magician Paul Daniels and his assistant Debbie McGee are heading towards Monmouth with their first farewell tour but as usual all is not as it seems!

Beauty Queen story at Dolman Theatre

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1:17pm Friday 11th October 2013

An hysterically comedic play that charts the life of a 40-year-old virgin, her relationship with her manipulative mother and her last chance of real romance.

Newport bikers join forces with Local musical theatre group CentreStage Cymru,and save the moment!!

Free Press Series: Newport bikers join forces with Local musical theatre group CentreStage Cymru,and save the moment!!

9:30am Thursday 10th October 2013

For the past six months CentreStage Cymru have been scouring the country to try to find a 50s style motor bike for their production of 'Whistle Down The Wind'.

Book in to Chelsea Hotel with Patti, Dylan and Warhol

Free Press Series: Earthfall present Chelsea Hotel

10:40am Friday 20th September 2013

AFTER the success of last year’s award-winning At Swim Two Boys, Earthfall Dance Company’s latest production, Chelsea Hotel travels across the water to New York City and this infamous building, the bohemian artist mecca.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers heads for Cardiff New Theatre

10:38am Friday 20th September 2013

SAM ATTWATER and Helena Blackman star in the brand new production of the toe-tapping, feel-good musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the New Theatre next week.

Newport's Gareth Tempest makes stage debut in satire "It's A Family Affair"

Free Press Series: Gareth Tempest

9:58am Friday 20th September 2013

WHEN the curtain goes up on It’s a Family Affair at Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre on September 25, Newport theatre goers may spot a familiar face in the cast.

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