Charles Hawtrey’s Story To Carry On With New Stage Play

Twenty-five years after the last Carry On film was made, a new play entitled Oh Hello! from Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre Company is about to shed new light on one of the film series original stars. Charles Hawtrey was one of the leading lights of the Carry On film franchise and Oh Hello!, a oneContinue reading “Charles Hawtrey’s Story To Carry On With New Stage Play”

Stage Presentation Of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Gets Worldwide Broadcast

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company will broadcast their presentation of Romeo and Juliet  to more than 1200 cinemas worldwide live from the West End’s Garrick Theatre on July 7. The broadcast of Romeo and Juliet  follows that of last year’s presentation of The Winter’s Tale which topped the UK cinema box office when it was broadcastContinue reading “Stage Presentation Of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Gets Worldwide Broadcast”

Writer Lee Hall Discusses Bringing Billy Elliot To The Stage

Billy Elliot the Musical made its Wales’ debut at  Wales Millennium Centre last week as part of its first ever UK and Ireland tour. Based on the highly successful film, the show is set in a mining town in the North of England against the background of the 1984/85 miners’ strike and follows Billy’s journey fromContinue reading “Writer Lee Hall Discusses Bringing Billy Elliot To The Stage”

David Troughton Discusses Bringing Goodnight Mr Tom To The Stage

This year will mark the 35th anniversary of the modern classic Goodnight Mister Tom and next week Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting tale will be brought gloriously to life in a magical stage adaptation, in Cardiff from Tuesday May 10 – Saturday May 14 at the New Theatre. Set during the dangerous build up to the SecondContinue reading “David Troughton Discusses Bringing Goodnight Mr Tom To The Stage”

Get Creative With RawFfest At Newport Riverfront

This weekend, BBC Wales, Arts Council of Wales and What Next? are teaming up to celebrate the nation’s creativity and to celebrate, RawFfest will be running a taster day at The Riverfront, Newport.

On Stage: Only The Brave, Wales Millennium Centre

Based on the real lives of men and women caught up in the D-Day landings, Wales Millennium Centre’s first full scale musical, Only The Brave certainly packs a punch with presentation. Both heart-breaking and inspirational, the musical recounts the true story of two couples brought together by events in World War II, Captain John and Joy HowardContinue reading “On Stage: Only The Brave, Wales Millennium Centre”

Review: Theatr Pena – The Glass Menagerie, Newport Riverfront

Andy Howells reviews Theatr Pena’s presentation of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie at Newport’s Riverfront Theatre.

DVD Review: Angels One Five (U)

Restored to its crisp former glory to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Angels One Five is a documentary style drama which sees Jack Hawkins in the role of Squadron Leader Tiger Small who grounds volunteer reservist TB Septic Baird (John Gregson) to an operation centre after he crashes his Hurricane onContinue reading “DVD Review: Angels One Five (U)”

DVD Review: Robot Overlords (12)

Robot Overlords is not so much unfamiliar territory for Sci-Fi fans of a certain age. Following an earth invasion of epic proportions, robots now rule the streets and people are locked in their homes as the aliens commence their studies of humankind. Stepping outdoors risks being vaporised by a hulking Sentry or been picked offContinue reading “DVD Review: Robot Overlords (12)”

DVD Review: The Third Man (4K Restored Version)

Upon its release in 1949, Carol Reed’s atmospheric screen adaptation of Graham Greene’s The Third Man instantly became a cinematic classic winning numerous plaudits and awards from the Grand Prix at Cannes to The Oscars. The iconic thriller stars Joseph Cotten as American pulp western writer Holly Martens who arrives in post-war Vienna following upContinue reading “DVD Review: The Third Man (4K Restored Version)”

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