Following on from the recent announcement that Sophie Evans and Mike Doyle will lead an all-star cast in a new production of Sleeping Beauty (25 March – 11 April) set within the iconic walls of Cardiff Castle, event organisers have announced further shows to be held as part of the first Live Under the Stars season at Cardiff Castle during Easter 2021.
West End Stars To Headline First Concert Since Pandemic
The opening concert of the season, and the first concert to be held in Wales since the pandemic, will be Bring Them Home – a major celebration of Wales in the West End and on Broadway. Starring Caroline Sheen (Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), David Thaxton (Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera) and Sophie Evans (Wizard of Oz, Wicked), with more to be announced. The show will be a fitting celebration of musical theatre and the Welsh stars that have graced stages here and around the world. Bring Them Home will be staged on 22 March.
Only Men Aloud Join Live Under The Stars Line-Up
Wales’ most celebrated choir Only Men Aloud will perform a concert on the 23 March.
For fans of the Jersey Boys, the Four Seasons show Walk Like A Man will be held on Saturday 27 March, whilst Abba fans are in for a real treat on Sunday 28 March with MY MY – Abba Live at the Castle.
Producers have offered two local acts the opportunity to showcase their talents during the Live Under the Stars season. Blue Evolution, a 5-piece electric blues band are one of Wales’s best kept secrets who, prior to Covid, recently returned from America where they recorded their latest album.
In addition, Aleighcia Scott is a Cardiff born Welsh Jamaican reggae artist. Having recently been nominated for a Caribbean Afro Music Award and with performances at Glastonbury, BBC Introducing stages and international stages under her belt, Aleighcia is set to release her debut album.
Blue Evolution will play the castle 31 March. whilst Aleighcia Scott will perform on 7 April.
Enthusiasts of Motown, and in particular the Temptations, can look forward to a world premiere of a new production when Just My Imagination takes to the stage on Friday 2 April.
Opera at Cardiff Castle
The tone changes on Easter Monday, 5 April when singers from the Wales International Academy of Voice bring opera to the Castle where audiences can enjoy the opera anthems that we all know and love.
Finally, from a recent West End run and a record-breaking UK tour, the fantastic Whitney Queen of the Night show rolls into the castle for one night only on Friday 9 April.
Live Under The Stars Will Be “Eclectic Mix of Family Entertainment”
Richard Perry, Director of Live under the Stars Cardiff said “We promised an eclectic mix of family entertainment to get our nation singing again and we know that within the walls of one our great attractions that audiences will quickly forget the troubles of the past year and look forward with a smile as we begin to return to some sort of normality.
We will of course be observing all of the health guidelines in place at the time. We just can’t wait to welcome audiences to Cardiff Castle next Easter to experience the best of Welsh talent, all on home turf.”
- The Live Under the Stars season at Cardiff Castle will run from 22 March to 11 April 2021. Tickets start from just £15 and are fully refundable or transferrable if public health circumstances dictate.
- Tickets for these additional shows will go on sale on Friday 10 December via Ticketmaster https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/
- Live Under The Stars are delighted to be partnering up with Shelter Cymru as the official nominated charity for the season at Cardiff Castle.