From UK Tours to homegrown productions, South Wales audiences continued to enjoy much in the way of musicals during 2019.
Family favourites such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Nativity! delighted audiences of all ages, while a UK tour of Club Tropicana allowed fans to enjoy an 80s style soundtrack of old favourites. New productions of Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar showed that the classics could still deliver over 50 years on from initial theatrical presentations.
UK Tour, Wales Millennium Centre. Cardiff
Better than the 80s were the first time around
UK Tour, New Theatre, Cardiff
Despite some of its trippier moments (including its infamous nude scene at the end of act one), Hair still carries some important messages.
UK Tour, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff,
The mix is breath-taking, and the message that every child is talented and special is always at the core.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Centrestage Cymru, Dolman Theatre, Newport
…Praise undoubtedly should go to the technical team for creating one of the most iconic moments in local theatre history as the car takes flight!
Jesus Christ Superstar
Everyman Theatre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Immersive and absorbing in style and presentation, Jesus Christ Superstar opens with young people rioting on the streets of Palestine as they battle armed police to the sound of Rob Thorne Jr’s electrifying musical arrangements