Review: Newport Operatic Society The First One Hundred Years by David Kenny (Saron Publishing)

Andy Howells reviews a new publication commemorating the first 100 years of Newport Operatic Society.

Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray Starring Fionn Whitehead

Andy Howells reviews The Picture of Dorian Gray based on Oscar Wilde’s original story by Henry Filloux-Bennett and directed by Tamara Harvey.

Watch Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather For Free

The stage presentation of Jacqueline Wilson’s best-selling novel Hetty Feather will be available to watch for free on The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel.

Album Reviews: Kelly Jones, Shes Got Spies & Steve n Seagulls

Andy Howells checks out album releases from Kelly Jones, Shes Got Spies & Steve n Seagulls

Flashback Friday: Orbit Theatre’ Annie, New Theatre, Cardiff (June 2012)

Back in June 2012, Orbit Theatre put on a production of the musical Annie at Cardiff’s New Theatre. At the time, I hadn’t seen the production before, let alone the film – having spent many years avoiding it. However, I took my three young children to this show and we all found ourselves totally enthralledContinue reading “Flashback Friday: Orbit Theatre’ Annie, New Theatre, Cardiff (June 2012)”

Flashback Friday: Newport Playgoers’ Entertaining Angels, Dolman Theatre, Newport (May 2013)

his week’s Flashback Friday review spotlights Newport Playgoers presentation of Richard Everett’s Entertaining Angels. The production, directed by Catherine Morgan, ran at Newport’s Dolman Theatre in May 2013.

Album Reviews: Barbara Dickson, The Tremeloes and Prince

Andy Howells reviews Barbara Dickson’s latest album, a Tremeloes compilation and a reissue of a Prince classic.

Flashback Friday: The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Riverfront, Newport (May 2010)

This week’s Flashback Friday travels back 10 years to the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s appearance at Newport’s Riverfront Theatre in May 2010. Andy Howells was there to take a non-stop music trip of the war-time bandleaders back catalogue performed by the present-day Glenn Miller Orchestra conducted by bandleader Ray McVay. It is apt that on theContinue reading “Flashback Friday: The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Riverfront, Newport (May 2010)”

Flashback Friday: Spencer Davis, Sixties Gold, St David’s Hall, Cardiff (October 2014)

Andy Howells remembers 60s chart star Spencer Davis appearance in Sixties Gold at St David’s Hall in October 2014.

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