Last week, Wales Millennium Centre made the sad, but expected announcement that the venue will remain closed until at least January 2021, due to the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the theatre industry.
Wales Millennium Centre has remained a landmark arts venue and a cultural destination since its opening in 2004. The Centre not only presents the best touring talent from across the globe, but also creates its own, high-quality productions such as Tiger Bay and Only The Brave, as well as hosting festivals and exhibitions.
Our thoughts are with those that work at the centre at this difficult time and as way of a tribute to The Centre and its staff we celebrate this weeks Flashback Friday with six favourite productions from over the years, each displaying diversity and originality but importantly entertaining us all through a variety of mediums.
Grease – The Musical
Donald Gordon Theatre, July 2017
“From the vibrant set and costumes to the excellent performances on stage Grease is a fantastic night out for the whole family”
The Last Five Years
Leeway Productions, Weston Studio
“I particularly liked the concept of both characters having a singing and signing persona, while simultaneously interacting with their counterpart as an aspect of each other’s personality”
Nutcracker on Ice
Imperial Ice Stars, Donald Gordon Theatre
“The shows highlight is undoubtedly the Grand Celebration of Dancing allowing the company to push the boundaries of ice dance theatre including stunning air dances and fiery acrobatic skills.”
Wales at Number One
The Welsh Pops Orchestra, Donald Gordon Theatre
“Ricky Valance gave a perfect rendition of his 1960 chart-topper Tell Laura I Love Her”
Doctor Who: The Finale Countdown
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Hoddinott Hall
“…the dramatic music seemed perfectly balanced with the audio, giving an immersive and exciting audio-visual experience.”
Tiger Bay – The Musical
Donald Gordon Theatre,
“Among the subjects Tiger Bay addresses are slavery, racial prejudice and women’s rights all done with a degree of sensitivity and realism.”