Review: Chicago, Wales Millennium Centre

Rachel Howells discovers the Razzle Dazzle of Chicago at Wales Millennium Centre. It was with some excitement that my daughter and I went to the Wales Millennium Centre on Monday night to watch Chicago.  Although we had never seen the show before we already knew a lot of the famous songs featured so we knewContinue reading “Review: Chicago, Wales Millennium Centre”

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”

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.

On Stage: Aladdin, New Theatre, Cardiff

If you had three wishes for an ideal pantomime, they would be an all-star cast, a magical story line and stunning special effects. Cardiff New Theatre’s 2016 pantomime, Aladdin, certainly carries all these magical ingredients with possibly their biggest and best panto in recent years. Aladdin wastes no time in getting into the action withContinue reading “On Stage: Aladdin, New Theatre, Cardiff”

On Stage: An Evening Shared With Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

With Britain’s favourite impressionist Alistair McGowan and the original king of stand-up, Jasper Carrott delivering over two hours of side splitting comedy at St David’s Hall on Tuesday evening, the show was set to be a winner from the offset. Feeling the pressure of a busy schedule in recent weeks, even I didn’t realise howContinue reading “On Stage: An Evening Shared With Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan, St David’s Hall, Cardiff”

On Stage: Barnum, Wales Millennium Centre

The UK Tour of  Cameron Macintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre’s Barnum may be drawing to a close after a year but with less than a handful of performances to go at Wales Millennium Centre, the show is still bristling with energy, enthusiasm and magic. Set in the mid 1800’s, the musical follows the colourful careerContinue reading “On Stage: Barnum, Wales Millennium Centre”

On Stage: Basil Brush’ Full On Fox Tour, Newport Riverfront

In the last decade I have been fortunate to review several family orientated shows featuring stars of children’s television. Yes, having three children I’ve seen them all from Mr Tumble to Fireman Sam, Hi 5 to Peppa Pig. Yet its quite apt that as my children are getting older the last two shows I haveContinue reading “On Stage: Basil Brush’ Full On Fox Tour, Newport Riverfront”

On Stage: Return To The Forbidden Planet, New Theatre, Cardiff

It’s easy to see why the Olivier Award winning Return to the Forbidden Planet has remained so popular this last quarter of a century. A fusion of Sci-Fi comic strip, classic rock n roll and a dose of William Shakespeare for good measure, Return to the Forbidden Planet is simply a must-see for any purveyorContinue reading “On Stage: Return To The Forbidden Planet, New Theatre, Cardiff”

On Stage: Godspell UK Tour 2015, New Theatre, Cardiff

As I traveled to Cardiff’s New Theatre on Friday evening, I pondered how a full blown concert revival version of Godspell could work. Yes, we have all those wonderful songs composed by Stephen Schwartz including Prepare Ye, Day By Day and Light of the World, but could they still stand up with a new presentation and arrangementContinue reading “On Stage: Godspell UK Tour 2015, New Theatre, Cardiff”

On Stage: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, Wales Millennium Centre

I wanted to see the Olivier Award winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time following a strong recommendation from my 12-year-old daughter who recently saw the London West End presentation. The story follows fifteen year old Christopher Boone who although has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, isContinue reading “On Stage: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, Wales Millennium Centre”

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