“I’d love to go and see the show I’m in, but I’m part of it! “ Gordon Elsmore confesses to Andy Howells as they discuss The Bootleg Beatles forthcoming appearance at Venue Cymru, Llandudno.
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“Love, Loss, Resilience and Hope in the Face of Insurmountable Loss” – The BeeKeeper of Aleppo at Cardiff’s New Theatre
The stage adaptation of Christy Lefteri’s best-selling novel lands at New Theatre Cardiff from 28 March to 1 April as part of its UK tour. It was created and premiered at Nottingham Playhouse in February and is produced in association with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and UK Productions Ltd. Miriam Gillinson looks at the story behind the play.
All Aboard as Concept Players’ Anything Goes Sets Sail for Newport’s Dolman Theatre
Get ready for a fun-filled voyage of a lifetime as Concept Players take to the stage of Newport’s Dolman Theatre this Spring for their presentation of the Cole Porter musical, Anything Goes.
Sherman & National Theatre Co-Production of Romeo & Julie Heads To Cardiff
Romeo and Julie, the new Cardiff-set play by Gary Owen, will receive its first performances in Wales with a two and half week-long run between 13 – 29 April at the capital’s Sherman Theatre.
Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra’s South American Journey at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall
Neil Collins speaks with CPO Conductor, Michael Bell MBE about the orchestra’s latest venture.
Lesley Joseph & Mike Doyle To Star in Cardiff’s Giant Panto – Jac & The Beanstalk
Cardiff’s New Theatre have announced Birds of a Feather legend Lesley Joseph will lead the cast in this year’s GIANT family pantomime, Jac and the Beanstalk, as The Spirit of the Beans from Saturday 9 December 2023 – Sunday 7 January 2024.
For The Record – Music Legend Lulu at Newport’s Riverfront Theatre!
From Shout to James Bond, via To Sir With Love to The Eurovision Song Contest; Lulu is a bona fide British music legend. On the eve of the 60th anniversary of her hit record Shout, she’ll be touring the UK for the first time since Autumn 2019 with her most intimate show to date.
Review: Newport Playgoers Society – Snake In The Grass, Dolman Theatre, Newport
Andy Howells visits Newport’s Dolman Theatre on the week of International Women’s Day to view an Alan Ayckbourn penned classic featuring three all-woman protagonists. In true Ayckbourn style – Snake in The Grass is unmissable!
Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, New Theatre, Cardiff
Andy Howells reviews The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, written by Deborah Moggach and directed by Lucy Bailey, playing Cardiff’s New Theatre until March 11.
Picture Preview: Newport Playgoers present Snake In The Grass at The Dolman Theatre
Andy Howells previews this weeks Newport Playgoers Society presentation, Snake in the Grass at Newport’s Dolman Theatre.