Theatre in Wales

Theatre, dance and performance news 2016

Welsh performance News archive for 2016

We have been scouring the media, and keeping our noses to the ground , for news stories related to welsh theatre dance and performance.
Below are the 96 main stories for 2014 in our database

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Swapping the Costa Blanca for Swansea Bay, Tony Maudsley to make wishes come true in this year’s Grand Theatre Pantomime
13 July 2017
SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS www.sweeneyentertainments.co.uk T∗REXTASY The Marc Bolan 40th Commemorative Anniversary Tour Celebrating 25 Years of T.Rextasy! Swansea Grand Theatre – Friday 25th August 7.30pm
13 July 2017
BUILDING ON RECENT SUCCESSES, SHERMAN THEATRE ANNOUNCES COMPELLING NEW PRODUCTIONS AND A SEASON OF WORK FROM VISITING COMPANIES THAT BRILLIANTLY REFLECTS OUR CURRENT TIMES
12 July 2017
DRAMA DOUBLE BILL Swansea Grand Theatre
11 July 2017
Auditions will be held to find a Cardiff-based pooch destined for fame at Cardiff’s New Theatre
10 July 2017
Cardiff’s own Stephanie Webber to play Snow White in this year’s enchanting New Theatre pantomime!
10 July 2017
MOLE, RAT, BADGER, TOAD – AND A MAGIC PORRIDGE POT TO CREATE AN EXTRA-SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SEASON AT SHERMAN THEATRE
07 July 2017
WAIT UNTIL DARK
05 July 2017
NATIONAL THEATRE WALES CALLS OUT FOR PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT THE NHS, TO INSPIRE SEVEN PRODUCTIONS CELEBRATING ITS 70TH BIRTHDAY IN 2018
05 July 2017
Kara Lily Hayworth fights off thousands of hopefuls to play Cilla Black in the World premiere tour of Cilla - The Musical
04 July 2017
Watch out for the pink suitcases popping up around Caernarfon this week as the town is taken over by a surprisingly different arts festival (28 Jun – 2 July)
24 June 2017
Summer holiday entertainment at Cardiff’s New Theatre starts in Greece and finishes in The Deep Dark Wood
21 June 2017
Platfform || Pontio
19 June 2017
The World’s Most Successful Rock & Roll Musical Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story Returns to Cardiff’s New Theatre
14 June 2017
RAY COONEY’S OUT OF ORDER Swansea Grand Theatre Mon 3 – Sat 8 July
13 June 2017
35 TIMES : 6 domestic abuse survivors find their brave voices Mercury Theatre Wales present a new piece of immersive theatre
12 June 2017
Emmerdale’s Bill Ward joins Laura Whitmore in the world stage premiere of Not Dead Enough
07 June 2017
ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES, WALES ARTS INTERNATIONAL & BRITISH COUNCIL WALES ANNOUNCE WALES IN EDINBURGH 2017
07 June 2017
THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY50th ANNIVERSARY TOURSwansea Grand TheatreMonday 26th June 7.30pm
05 June 2017
SAMANTHA WOMACK, GARETH THOMAS, MIKE DOYLE, CHICO & TAM RYAN TO STAR IN SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
02 June 2017
Cardiff’s New Theatre - home to Wales’ no.1 family pantomime - has announced today that Samantha Womack, Gareth Thomas, Mike Doyle, Chico and Tam Ryan will star in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This year’s fun-filled, spectacular comes to the New from Saturday 9 December 2017 – Sunday 14 January 2018.
Jodie Prenger will star in the 30th anniversary production of Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine at Cardiff’s New Theatre
01 June 2017
Jane McCloskey named as new chair of National Dance Company Wales’ board
31 May 2017
The Woman in Black to haunt audiences at Cardiff’s New Theatre
30 May 2017
Bydd Theatr Taking Flight yn cychwyn yn fuan ar daith led led Cymru gyda chynhyrchiad arbennig iawn o The Tempest gan Shakespeare.
24 May 2017
News from Wales Millennium Centre
24 May 2017
Newyddion – Mai 2017
24 May 2017
Taking Flight Theatre will soon be embarking on a tour of Wales with a unique take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
24 May 2017
Brecon Jazz Futures Planning update
22 May 2017
BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOMSwansea Grand Theatre Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th June
18 May 2017
BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOMSwansea Grand Theatre Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th June
18 May 2017
RACHEL O’RIORDAN AND GARY OWEN REUNITE FOR REIMAGINING OF CHEKHOV COMEDY THE CHERRY ORCHARD
15 May 2017
A Summer of high quality entertainment at Theatr Brycheiniog
12 May 2017
Featuring real life Zulu princes and real life explorers like Sir Ranulph Fiennes, to the classic Under Milk Wood play and Moby Dick performed as a dance piece; from a host of family shows to a dinner on death row; live music, comedy and talks; there is something for everyone this summer at Theatr Brycheiniog.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS Highlights of the 2017 line up include a weekend of free performances in and around Galeri (Sat 1 July) and on The Maes (Sun 2 July) in the centre of Caernarfon. Areas of the town will be transformed into eye-catching performance
10 May 2017
Spectacular circus, theatre, dance and music acts will fill Caernarfon Castle, Victoria Dock, the Town Square and Galeri Arts Centre for this year’s Hijinx Unity Festival, which celebrates the best inclusive and disability arts from around the world. Today, Hijinx, inclusive theatre makers and organisers of the Festival, have announced the programme highlights:
LIVE ON MARSSwansea Grand TheatreTuesday 30th May 8.00pm
10 May 2017
A strictly limited tour of a stage version of the steamy 1960’s novel The Graduate is to visit Cardiff’s New Theatre
08 May 2017
KEVIN JOHNS RETURNS IN HIS 19TH CONSECUTIVE SWANSEA GRAND PANTOMIME, ALADDIN
03 May 2017
NATIONAL THEATRE WALES’ NEXT PRODUCTIONS WILL TACKLE TWO MAJOR CHAPTERS IN THE HISTORY OF WALES’ LABOUR MOVEMENT
01 May 2017
AL STEWART Swansea Grand Theatre Sunday 14th May 7.30pm
26 April 2017
SHERMAN THEATRE CONTINUES TO SHOWCASE THE BEST WELSH TALENT WITH PREMIERE OF HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT BY ALAN HARRIS
26 April 2017
On Saturday 13th May, for one night only, LAS VEGAS comes to SWANSEA!
24 April 2017
DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER By Marc Camoletti Swansea Grand Theatre Tues 2 – Sat 6 May
21 April 2017
The New Theatre’s latest season brochure has just landed – and it’s a sparkling mix of uplifting musicals, thrillers, drama, comedy and fabulous family entertainment, with many star appearances.
19 April 2017
Wales Millennium Centre and Omidaze Productions combine politics and tragedy in new Romeo and Juliet
18 April 2017
Ballet Cymru, Catrin Finch and The Riverfront Theatre present The Light Princess
13 April 2017
Opulence and decadence of Vienna society provides backdrop to WNO’s Summer Season ‘Vienna Vice’
11 April 2017
RSC’s HIT SHOW ‘MATILDA THE MUSICAL’ COMES TO THE CENTRE FOR CHRISTMAS 2018
10 April 2017
Luna Theatre presents EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON Swansea Grand Theatre Thurs 20 – Sat 22 April 7.45pm
10 April 2017
London Classic Theatre presents The Olivier Award Winning Comedy HYSTERIA by Terry Johnson Swansea Grand Theatre Wed 19 – Sat 22 April
05 April 2017
Cardiff’s pub theatre The Other Room ends Outliers season with Escape the Scaffold
03 April 2017
PUCCINI LA BOHEME STARRING FLOSS A COCKAPOODLE AS MUSETTA'S DOG AT SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE ON THURSDAY 6TH APRIL
31 March 2017
THINK FLOYD Swansea Grand Theatre Wednesday 12th April 7.30pm
23 March 2017
HeavenLee Theatre presents Welsh premiere of PASSPAWT
22 March 2017
Wales Millennium Centre and Omidaze Productions combine politics and tragedy in new Romeo and Juliet
21 March 2017
Wales Millennium Centre and Omidaze Productions present the third and final part of their Shakespeare trilogy in a new ‘Romeo and Juliet’. This co-production pairs the well-loved tragedy with aerial circus alongside a series of workshops to explore power and explain our parliamentary systems to schoolchildren.
Music Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru present Y Tŵr (The Tower)
21 March 2017
– a new Welsh-language opera by Guto Puw - adapted by writer & poet Gwyneth Glyn from Gwenlyn Parry’s classic Welsh play - a rare opportunity to hear a new opera in the Welsh language
Sean Kelly and the Stars of Storage Hunters: A night of Comedy & Charity Auction.
21 March 2017
Sean Kelly and the Stars of Storage Hunters are set to embark on a national tour this Autumn for a special live comedy show and charity auction, where audience members are encouraged to bring item from home to be auctioned off with all the proceeds going to Help for Heroes.They will be performing at the Grand Theatre in Swansea on the 23rd October.
THE BOOTLEG BEATLES Swansea Grand Theatre Wednesday 5th April 7.30pm
15 March 2017
PEN Y FAN SPECTACLE FOR LAUNCH OF GET CREATIVE WEEKEND
14 March 2017
Small World Theatre Policy and vision
11 March 2017
Three, top international dance shows to be performed at National Dance Company Wales’ Cardiff hub, the Dance House, this Spring
10 March 2017
What good cop bad cop have never done is tackled a play. So why now? Why this play?
07 March 2017
A new thriller from the best woman crime writer since Christie Ruth Rendell’s A Judgement in Stone at the New Theatre
06 March 2017
MARILYN 14+Swansea Grand Theatre Arts WingThursday 23 March 7.45pm
06 March 2017

02 March 2017
Seven new shows on sale at the New Theatre The New Theatre is welcoming in spring with seven tremendous new shows that are sure to excite and delight! There’s something for everyone in what is shaping up to be another blockbuster year at the New.
TICKETS ON SALE AND REHEARSALS START FOR NATIONAL THEATRE WALES’ LIFTED BY BEAUTY: ADVENTURES IN DREAMING
27 February 2017
After a third sensational West End season, Dirty Dancing – the classic story on stage mambos to the New Theatre
27 February 2017
CHRIS NEEDS AND FRIENDS Swansea Grand Theatre Saturday 11th March 7.30pm
23 February 2017
Cardiff’s pub theatre The Other Room continue Outliers season with Seanmhair
20 February 2017
Company of Sirens & good cop bad cop present the Welsh premier of The Nether by Jennifer Haley
17 February 2017
AN EVENING WITH LEVISON WOOD Swansea Grand Theatre Monday 6th March 7.30pm
16 February 2017
Meet Fred in London: the potty-mouthed puppet who fights prejudice every day Inclusive theatre makers, Hijinx, bring the Edinburgh Fringe hit puppet show Meet Fred to Little Angel Theatre, 1-5 March.
15 February 2017
SHERMAN THEATRE UNDERTAKES ITS FIRST MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENTS UNDER RACHEL O’RIORDAN’S ARTISTIC DIRECTORSHIP
14 February 2017
Welsh arts organisations receive highly coveted recognition from European Commission
13 February 2017
The smash-hit West End musical is back Evita at the New Theatre
13 February 2017
The definitive seat-gripping drama arrives in Cardiff Gaslight at the New Theatre
09 February 2017
Flamenco Legends Perform in Wales in a One-of-a-Kind Tour This Spring
06 February 2017
A magical adventure flies in and all around Wales
06 February 2017
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru to broadcast its latest production – Macbeth – live from Caerphilly Castle to venues across Wales, 14 February 2017
03 February 2017
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru to broadcast its latest production – Macbeth – live from Caerphilly Castle to venues across Wales, 14 February 2017
03 February 2017
This spring one of Wales’ best-loved entertainers returns to the stage he has graced throughout his career. The Faaaabulous Ceri Dupree show comes to the New Theatre on Saturday 11 March for one night only.
02 February 2017
Hijinx Unity Festival migrates North this summer
31 January 2017

30 January 2017
It’s like radiation... invisible, everywhere, in everything I do. And it affects everything I do...intensifies, distorts, controls and contrives to disarm me...
29 January 2017
The Sound of Murder Swansea Grand Theatre Mon 13 – Thurs 16th Feb
25 January 2017
Join the party of the year The Wedding Singer at the New Theatre
24 January 2017
National Dance Company Wales packs a double-bill and a host of events into its Spring Tour 2017
23 January 2017
LIVE MUSIC AND THEATRE COMBINE IN AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE FROM SHERMAN THEATRE’S ASSOCIATE ARTIST CONOR MITCHELL IN THE MOOT VIRGINITY OF CATHERINE OF ARAGON
19 January 2017
RHYL TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN NATIONAL THEATRE WALES’ FIRST PRODUCTION OF 2017
19 January 2017
Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. A major new musical version of this enchanting classic comes to the New Theatre, Cardiff from 21 – 25 February, making it the perfect half-term treat.
18 January 2017
The 10th anniversary of the smash hit musical Dreamboats and Petticoats at the New Theatre
16 January 2017
WALES THEATRE AWARDS COUNTDOWN BEGINS
12 January 2017
Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, Hijinx (Cardiff) in association with Blind Summit (London) are launching Meet Fred on a 50+ date tour around the UK next Fri 20 January at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Following the
12 January 2017
Gagglebabble, The Other Room and Theatr Clwyd present Sinners Club, a new music-theatre show about the last woman to be hanged in Britain
12 January 2017
BARRY STEELE IN THE ROY ORBISON STORY Swansea Grand Theatre Thursday 19th January at 7.30pm
11 January 2017
Spring 2017 has arrived at the New Theatre with an eclectic mix of shows guaranteed to delight and entertain audiences. From blockbuster musicals to special one-off performances, from classic drama to family favourites, this is an unmissable programm
10 January 2017
Boys will be boys…but not always! La Cage Aux Folles at the New Theatre
05 January 2017
The world stage premiere of the powerful courtroom thriller The Verdict, starring two of Britain’s finest actors - Clive Mantle and Jack Shepherd - comes to the New Theatre from Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 February.
03 January 2017

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