Newport’s Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre is making theatre and performing arts more accessible than ever before by offering tickets to some of its high-quality shows for less! The venue has picked a diverse mix of shows from its new spring and summer programme and introduced an early bird ticket reduction meaning that its audiences can enjoy an evening of entertainment for less if booked more than a month in advance.
A REGULAR LITTLE HOUDINI
Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 March, 7.30pm
Book before 11 Feb for £10 tickets with SPRING10
The first of these shows is A Regular Little Houdini. Written and staring Newport’s own Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, the wondrous modern fairy-tale returns to the city that inspired it after a world tour. The piece explores Newport’s history through the irrepressible spirit of a young boy who defies destiny to become a stage magician like his hero Harry Houdini. Set in the shadow of the Transporter Bridge at the turn of the last century A Regular Little Houdini is a coming of age, Cinderella-story about a young boy from the docks who seeks change. Filled with youthful imagination and a very real danger brought about by the reality of working-class industrial life, the play is inspired by the author’s family stories and the true to life visits of Houdini to Newport.
Tuesday 17 – Thursday 19 March, 7pm
Book before 17 Feb for £10 tickets with SPRING10
Early Bird tickets are also available for Microwave, The Riverfront’s co-production with Run Amok. The hilarious, heart-breaking and gritty coming of age drama will have its world premiere at The Riverfront. Written by Elinor Cook (writer for BBC’s Bafta Award winning Killing Eve), and directed by Izzy Rabey (trainee director at The Royal Court, London), Microwave boldly explores the anxiety and awkward hilarity of academic and sexual pressures on teenage women today as they try to carve out their own identities. Microwave poses a thought-provoking and compelling exploration of ‘how the other half live’ through the lens of teenage female friendship, whilst opening a wider discussion around how we educate and support teenage women in the 21st century.
Wednesday 1 April, 7.30pm
Book before 1 Mar for £10 tickets with SPRING10
Following this will be Fagin? a piece which poses the question who was Fagin? Was he the man we meet through Dickens’ Oliver Twist, Oliver the musical or was he based on a real-life character? The identity of Fagin, Dickens’ best known yet most unknown character, is explored during his final night in prison before being hanged.
NDC WALES: KIN
Wednesday 8 April, 7.30pm
Book before 8 Mar for £10 tickets with SPRING10
Also eligible for the Early Bird offer is National Dance Company of Wales’ KIN, a show featuring three pieces of contemporary dance which highlights a range of contemporary styles for all audiences. Included in the show will be Lunatic, a piece about class, gender and national identity set to a mash up of 40’s and 90’s music. 2067: Time and Time and Time about the concept of time and that it is both flowing and beautiful. The final piece, Rygbi: Yma / Here, which premiered last year in Japan for the world cup, is about rugby, and the camaraderie of the fans and players.
WEST SIDE STORY
Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 April
Book before 16 Mar for £15 tickets with SPRING15
The final show where audiences are eligible for an Early Bird ticket is West Side Story, a piece that is stage as part of The Riverfront’s programme to support emerging artists into the profession. Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs: the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. The production will highlight the talents of a young ensemble cast, The Bird Company, drawn from current and future graduates of one of the UK’s leading music, theatre and dance conservatoires, Bird College.
Tickets for all above shows are available now from newportlive.co.uk/riverfront, or by calling 01633 656757. Remember, book quickly if you wish to take advantage of the exclusive Early Bird offers!