Throwback Thursday: The Sabres Enter Melody Maker Beat Contest and Record For Decca!

Following on from last weeks feature on the early days of South Wales band, The Sabres, Andy Howells continues to look at the Cwmbran bands history with recollections from Rod Thomas. By 1966, The Sabres consisting of Jim Kinnersley, John Hutton, Ian Norman, Rob Bishop, Gareth Moreton and Rod Thomas were already making their markContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: The Sabres Enter Melody Maker Beat Contest and Record For Decca!”

Throwback Thursday: Gerry and The Rebels Audition For 1960s Pop Show

Following last week’s Throwback Thursday feature on Cwmbran’s Gerry and The Rebels, today we look at one of the group’s further adventures when they auditioned for the 1960s pop show Discs A Go Go.

Theatre Adhoc Launch Virtual New Writing Festival 2020

This week, Theatre Adhoc in partnership with Congress Theatre, Cwmbran launch The Virtual New Writing Festival 2020! At the beginning of lockdown, Theatre Adhoc’s My Mother Said I Never Should was the final live production to play Cwmbran’s Congress Theatre. However, rather than just close the theatre doors the staff came up with the geniusContinue reading “Theatre Adhoc Launch Virtual New Writing Festival 2020”

Theatre AdHoc Perform Last Stage Presentation In South Wales Before Coronavirus Restrictions

As the lights went down on venues across the UK, Theatre Adhoc played a theatrical swansong with its performance of Charlotte Keatley’s My Mother Said I Never Should at the Congress Theatre, Cwmbran.

Mid Wales Opera To Tour With “Bawdy and Ballsy” Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage

Mid Wales Opera’s SmallStages team romps onto stage this Autumn with a riotous restoration comedy – a radical reworking of John Gay’s 1728 work, The Beggar’s Opera. Join Mrs Peachum, her daughter Polly and the Beggar himself in their bawdy, ballsy take on relationships and the relative virtues of virginity. Mrs Peachum’s Guide to LoveContinue reading “Mid Wales Opera To Tour With “Bawdy and Ballsy” Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage”

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