Alvin Ailey Dance Theater To Perform Welsh Show

One of the world’s leading dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will return to the UK for the first time in six years to present a diverse programmel of dance at Wales Millennium Centre on October 4 and 5 during its UK tour. Celebrating the human spirit through the African-American cultural experience and theContinue reading “Alvin Ailey Dance Theater To Perform Welsh Show”

Bristol Date For Fiddler On The Roof

Rehearsals are underway for Bristol’s own multi award-winning production company, BLOC Productions, as they get ready to perform the inspiring musical Fiddler On The Roof at The Bristol Hippodrome this October. Featuring the songs Matchmaker, Sunrise Sunset and If I Were A Rich Man, the story centres on Tevye, the father of five daughters, andContinue reading “Bristol Date For Fiddler On The Roof”

Russian State Opera Bring Madama Butterfly To Wales

The highly acclaimed Russian State Opera will bring their only Wales performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on their current tour to Swansea’s Grand Theatre on September 8. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians, Madama Butterfly is set in Japan at the turn of the twentieth centuryContinue reading “Russian State Opera Bring Madama Butterfly To Wales”

Newport Riverfront Pantomime Auditions for Cinderella

The hunt is on for talented youngsters to join this years Riverfront pantomime. Auditions for Cinderella will take place on September 11, between 10am – 1pm with registration at The Riverfront for 9.30am (last registration at 11am). Produced in collaboration with the Hiss and Boo Company, and starring Richard Elis, Elin Llwyd, Lloyd Green, NicContinue reading “Newport Riverfront Pantomime Auditions for Cinderella”

On Stage: Mandela Trilogy, Wales Millennium Centre

The world of opera can be a very distant genre for those of us who have little experience of it. However, Mandela Trilogy, a tribute to South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela, breaks down any preconceptions anyone may have of the operatic genre . The production sees Mandela portrayed brilliantly by three actors,Continue reading “On Stage: Mandela Trilogy, Wales Millennium Centre”

Musical Trilogy Tells Nelson Mandela’s Story

A musical trilogy celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, returns to Wales Millennium Centre later this week. The Mandela Trilogy, written and directed by Michael Williams with music by Peter Louis van Dijk and Mike Campbell, made its European premiere at Wales Millennium Centre in 2012. From tribal initiation rites on the banks of theContinue reading “Musical Trilogy Tells Nelson Mandela’s Story”

Bristol Hippodrome Alive With The Sound of Music

Bill Kenwright’s production of The Sound of Music will take to the stage of the Bristol Hippodrome from August 30 until September 3. BBC1’s The Voice runner-up and award-nominated Lucy O’Byrne continues in the role of Maria while star of stage and screen Andrew Lancel joins the company as Captain Von Trapp and Jan HartleyContinue reading “Bristol Hippodrome Alive With The Sound of Music”

On Stage: The Sleeping Beauty by English Youth Ballet, New Theatre, Cardiff

There were approximately 100 talented children from the South Wales area on stage in the New Theatre on Friday night performing with the English Youth Ballet. The English Youth Ballet was set up in 1998 to give young dancers more opportunities to perform in a full length classical ballet within a professional setting.  The ballet tellsContinue reading “On Stage: The Sleeping Beauty by English Youth Ballet, New Theatre, Cardiff”

On Stage: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Based on the famous film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, follows the story of Potts, a whacky inventor and his two children as they restore an old race car, meet Truly Scrumptious and attempt to defeat Baron Bomburst and the child catcher. From the show’s overture, you could see that  technology rather than the set was goingContinue reading “On Stage: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff”

ABBA Musical Mamma Mia! Heads For Wales

The feel-good musical Mamma Mia!  will take to the stage of Wales Millennium Centre from October 11 until November 13.  With music and  lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, the musical is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs alongside  a tale of family and friendship unfolding onContinue reading “ABBA Musical Mamma Mia! Heads For Wales”

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