Due to the unprecedented situation with coronavirus, all performances due to take place in Newport’s Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre until 31st December 2020 will no longer be going ahead. This includes the theatre’s extremely popular annual pantomime which this winter was due to be Robin Hood.
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.
Having postponed their 2020 summer series due to the current pandemic, Let’s Rock have confirmed the rescheduled dates for summer 2021. Lets Rock Wales will now take place on June 5 2021 at Tredegar Park, Newport and features Adam Ant, OMD, ABC, Howard Jones, Kim Wilde, Chesney Hawkes, The Art of What?, T’Pau, Betty BooContinue reading “Lets Rock Wales Confirm 2021 Date at Newport’s Tredegar Park”
Andy Howells pays tribute to actor, Richard Dymond who passed away on May 20, 2020.
This week’s Flashback Friday features five trips to the ballet, a dance medium I have come to appreciate and enjoy as a reviewer over the last two decades. Ballet is a wondrous and beautiful expression of dance. It can be dramatic and powerful as it can be carefree and blissful, but it is always powerful and relevant.
This weeks Flashback Friday celebrates six music stars from the 1960s.
As its VE Day, Flashback Friday looks at five times South Wales theatre commemorated the brave of World War II
Members of Newport musical theatre group Centresage Cymru and The Sharon Higgins Academy of Dance are to battle against the odds of COVID19 and present a streaming live watch party on Sunday May 10, 2020.
In his second installment of Backbeat Memories, Musician and photographer, Mark Goodwin, recalls to Andy Howells his early gigs in Newport, a talent contest and a radio debut!