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)”
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)”
Andy Howells remembers 60s chart star Spencer Davis appearance in Sixties Gold at St David’s Hall in October 2014.
In the early noughties, comic strip artist Ronald Searle’s famous creations, The Girls of St Trinians made a surprise return to the big screen with two new films. The film series (inspired by Searle’s cartoon strip) had originally launched in the 1950s and became a regular box office attraction into the next two decades.
A look back at Disney Live!: Mickey’s Magic Show at Wales Millennium Centre in August 2012
A look back at 20th Century Boy which starred Warren Sollars as Marc Bolan and played Cardiff’s New Theatre in June 2014.
Two years ago this week, we lost the musician Chas Hodges, in tribute to Chas, Andy Howells revisits his 2011 review of Chas & Dave’s Farewell Concert at Newport’s Riverfront Theatre.
Flashback Friday returns with a series of reviews from previous years celebrating the best in live music and theatre. If you remember attending any of the shows please send us your memories.
Today’s Flashback Friday celebrates the work of Newport Playgoers, one of South Wales leading amateur dramatic societies since 1924. I’ve had the privilege of reviewing several Playgoers presentations at the Dolman Theatre over the last decade or and am looking forward to the societies return in the future. This list is by no means andContinue reading “Flashback Friday: Five Unforgettable Newport Playgoers Shows (2011-2020)”
This weekend YouTube channel, The Shows Must Go On presents the stage version of Hairspray starring Ariana Grande’ as Tracy Turnblad.