Shrek Musical To Play WMC in 2015

Free Press Series: Shrek the Musical (9050535)

4:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Direct from London’s West End, Shrek The Musical will stomp into Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff from Tuesday 8 December 2015 until Sunday 10 January 2016.

Christmas comes early at The Dolman Theatre

Free Press Series: (11482025)

4:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A film musical classic celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. White Christmas premiered to the world on October 14, 1954 and has been part of the Christmas season ever since. The title song, originally sung by Bing Crosby and written by Irving Berlin was originally featured in the 1942 film musical Holiday Inn.

Jodie Prenger stars as Calamity Jane at Cardiff New Theatre

2:02pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Jodie Prenger stars in the Watermill Theatre’s production of the classic Wild West Musical Calamity Jane coming to the New Theatre from Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 October 2014.

International performance STORE coming to Newport

10:04am Monday 22nd September 2014

A new shop is opening up on 147 Commercial Street, Newport, offering a completely different shopping experience. STORE is unlike a normal high street shop selling pre-packaged goods in tins, bags or boxes. It sells live performances and you can buy them at prices starting from as low as 50p. With over sixty performances to choose from, there really is a performance for everyone. STORE opens its doors in Newport on Wednesday 24 September with an official opening ceremony at 11am.

All Star Panto Cast Launch For Cinderella In Cardiff

Free Press Series: (10511997)

2:08pm Friday 19th September 2014

An all star-cast was in attendance at Cardiff's New Theatre on Tuesday to announce the launch of the magical pantomime Cinderella as this year's Christmas production.

Former Cinderella to direct brand-new production

Free Press Series: Claire Howard is directing a production of Cinderella and would like more young people to audition  (9334418)

2:01pm Friday 19th September 2014

IN 1997 a young Claire Howard stepped on to the stage of the Cotswold Playhouse in the title role of Cinderella. Over 15 years later, the local actress is set to direct the Cotswold Players’ production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

White Christmas Premier Hits The Dolman Stage At Last!!

1:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

A film musical classic celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. White Christmas premiered to the world on October 14, 1954 and has been part of the Christmas season ever since. The title song, originally sung by Bing Crosby and written by Irving Berlin was originally featured in the 1942 film musical Holiday Inn.

Simon Callow brings ‘The Man Jesus’ to life at Newport’s Riverfront

1:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

Simon Callow brings ‘The Man Jesus’ to life at Newport’s Riverfront

Now That's Magic! - Paul Daniels Interview

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1:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

Veronica Lee talks to Paul Daniels

Amy Thompson To Bring Milkshake Fun To Cardiff

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8:55am Friday 12th September 2014

Fans of Channel 5’s hugely popular children’s TV strand Milkshake! will be thrilled to know that a brand new stage show Milkshake! Live 'Party Party', will be performing at St David’s Hall on Saturday September 27 at 1pm.

The Bodyguard Musical Heads for Wales In 2015

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8:55am Friday 12th September 2014

The Bodyguard, the acclaimed romantic thriller musical is coming to Cardiff from 16-27 June 2015, direct from London’s West End. Tickets will go on sale to the general public from Tuesday 2 September 2014.

Auditions For Newport Riverfront pantomime

Free Press Series: (10232384)

8:52am Friday 12th September 2014

Are you aged between 8-16 years and fancy joining this year's Panto chorus cast for Dick Whittington at The Riverfront? Our Panto open auditions will be on Sunday 28 September, with registration opening at 10am until 11am, so put the date in your diary and get ready to strut your stuff!

Footsbarn Bring Drama To WMC

Free Press Series: (9952684)

8:50am Friday 12th September 2014

Much celebrated travelling theatre company, Footsbarn, present their original adaptation of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Wales Millennium Centre this September (18 – 20 Sept 2014). Performed in the company’s travelling theatre tent in Roald Dahl Plas (Oval Basin), ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ will combine puppetry, masks, music and projection to offer an imaginative interpretation of Kesey’s cult novel.

Paul Zerdin brings puppet fun to Wales

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8:49am Friday 12th September 2014

Where else can you see a potty-mouthed tweenager, a gangsta rap-loving octogenarian and real-life human beings bent to the whim of a mischievous ventriloquist and served up as trashy talk show fodder?

Newport Playgoers Best Actors Named

Free Press Series: (8298979)

3:22pm Friday 1st August 2014

Rachel Fenwick was named Newport’s best actor when she was presented with the prestigious Webley Award at Newport Playgoers Society’s AGM. Rachel won the coveted award for her virtuosity in playing Eliza Doolittle in ‘Pygmalion’ – and achieving the magical transformation from cockney flower seller to well-spoken lady.

Pop Up Opera At Raglan Castle

Free Press Series: (7914196)

12:59pm Monday 14th July 2014

Romans are invading Wales this summer but there’s no need to head for the hills – it’s all part of a series of fun, family events hosted by Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.

Caldicot Musical Theatre Society To Present Footloose

Free Press Series: (8000693)

12:53pm Monday 14th July 2014

Caldicot Musical Theatre Society is proud to present one of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory! FOOTLOOSE! bursts onto the live stage at Caldicot School from 23 to 26 July! Join this talented cast retell the classic 1980’s heartfelt story where dancing is a crime and celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. The show is packed with Oscar and Tony nominated music including Footloose, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and I need a Hero… which are sure to keep you rocking in your seat!

Family Friendly Summer Holiday Events At The Blysh Festival

Free Press Series: (8000060)

12:53pm Monday 14th July 2014

Summer holidays are coming so why not get in the mood by taking part in some family orientated events at The Blysh Festival based in and around Cardiff Bay’s Wales Millennium Centre from next week.

A cavalcade of fun at Blysh Festival

12:49pm Monday 14th July 2014

Wales Millennium Centre’s renowned Blysh Festival is back for another summer [16 July - 3 August 2014] with its signature blend of cabaret, circus and street theatre. From free family friendly entertainment during the day, to performances of a more mischievous nature in the evening, this year’s Blysh, complete with exciting new features, looks set to be hotter than ever before.

Macbeth Heads For Caerleon

Free Press Series: OPEN AIR DRAMA: Macbeth

12:44pm Friday 4th July 2014

Gloucestershire’s own acclaimed Festival Players head to Wales next week with their all-male tour of The Bard’s shortest tragedy, Macbeth - which they are taking across the UK and into Europe this summer.

Chapter arts Celebrate Welsh Great Stanley Baker

Free Press Series: Tom (Stanley Baker) and Gino (Herbert Lom) holding a candle *** Local Caption *** Feature Film (7793993)

12:43pm Friday 4th July 2014

On the 50th anniversary of classic film, Zulu. Chapter Arts Centre will be celebrating the milestone by spending July and August paying homage to its star, Stanley Baker, one of Wales’ greatest actors.

Dance Is The Answer For Annual Show At Dolman Theatre

Free Press Series: (7186119)

9:27am Friday 27th June 2014

Sharon Fitzgerald Schools of Dance and Musical Theatre will appear at the Dolman Theatre with their annual extravaganza from 5 July to the 7 July 2014.

War Horse Drama Plays Cardiff

Free Press Series: (7059231)

9:50am Friday 13th June 2014

National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse visits Wales Millennium Centre for the first time next week bringing four alumni of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama back to the familiar Welsh soil of Cardiff.

Beatlemania returns to Cardiff with Let It Be

Free Press Series: (6243530)

4:22pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Following a hugely successful run in London ’s West End, the smash hit Beatles show LET IT BE comes to Cardiff from Tuesday 19 May – Saturday 24 May.

By George! Formby comes to Newport Riverfront - Ewan Wardrop Interview

Free Press Series: (6243485)

4:21pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Andy Howells chats to Ewan Wardrop who brings his one-man show Formby to Newport Riverfront next week.

Mata Hari revisited in new production

Free Press Series: (6243390)

4:20pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Gavin Robertson, whose past shows include several genre-based parodies including his international and West End hit ‘Thunderbirds F.A.B’, and ’BOND!’ (everything ‘007’ in 60 minutes) now focuses his attention on the world’s first Femme Fatale – Mata Hari.

Chekov classic at The Borough Theatre

3:27pm Monday 28th April 2014

Shifting Sands Theatre Company return to the Borough Theatre to present a beautiful adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull on Friday 2 May at 7.30pm.

Hannah steps into Dorothy's shoes to meet The Wiz!

Free Press Series: (5626232)

10:25am Friday 25th April 2014

Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the cinematic release of The Wizard of Oz, Centrestage Cymru present The Wiz next week.

Traditional Mozart opera to play Abergavenny

Free Press Series: (5634831)

9:18am Friday 25th April 2014

Swansea City Opera return to the Borough Theatre with a traditional production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro on Thursday 1 May 7.30pm.

Scooby Doo Easter mystery at Cardiff's New Theatre

Free Press Series: (4905133)

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

Free Press Series: (3982308)

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

Free Press Series: (3953663)

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

Free Press Series: (3846613)

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

Free Press Series: A scene from Fiddler On The Roof @ Mayflower Theatre, Southampton. Directed and Chroegraphed by Craig Revel Horwood.
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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

Free Press Series: (3657950)

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

Free Press Series: Circus of Horrors  (3664153)

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

Free Press Series: (3583351)

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

Free Press Series: (3583345)

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

Free Press Series: (3443272)

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

Free Press Series: (3194350)

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 www.boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk of the brand new programme of entertainment from January to April 2014.

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers revisited at Bristol Hippodrome

Free Press Series: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (2609988)

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

Free Press Series: (2917080)

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

Free Press Series: (3029034)

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

Free Press Series: (3029224)

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.






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