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Sept. 30th The MSFITS Theatre Company
* ‘The Good, The Bad & The Botoxed!’ 7.30pm
A hair raising, hilarious & poignant new comedy drama
‘BOTOX ® is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc’

Oct. 14th Gwent Theatre
‘Refuse’ by Louise Osborn 7.30pm
A powerful and challenging new play exploring many of the complex issues that concern young people in today’s confusing climate of sexual explicitness, peer pressure and conflicting messages.

Oct. 21st Big State Theatre 7.30pm
* ‘Fetch!’
An hilarious multi-character comedy based on the real life stories of pet sitters. A fantastical parade of ridiculous pets and their owners performed by three stunningly versatile actors.

Oct. 29th ‘Absolute Zero - Viola Quartet’ 7.30pm
Members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Including works by Beethoven, Bach, Saint-Saens, Chopin, Folk music, Ragtime and plenty more. In aid of Nevill Hall Hospital Haematology Unit.
Tickets: £7.00 (£5 concessions) only available in advance from Abergavenny Music (tel. 853394)

Nov. 11th Taliesin Theatre
* ‘Witch Child’ 7.30pm
Adapted from the novel by Celia Rees
The exciting life of one teenage girl in the 17th century vividly describing a period in time in which a woman was never too young to be a threat and never too old to be someone’s property.

Nov. 17th/18th Sherman Theatre Company
* ‘The Selfish Giant’ 11.00am/1.30pm
By Oscar Wilde
A production for the very young – suitable for 3 – 7 year olds.

Nov. 19th Autumn Showcase 7.30pm
Celebration of students from the Music Studio
Free Admission

Nov. 26th Hijinx Theatre
* ‘Spinning the Round Table’ 7.30pm
By Lewis Davies
A story of love and betrayal set in the corridors of power

Dec. 1st/2nd/3rd Gwent Young People’s Theatre
‘Son of Man’ 7.30pm
By Dennis Potter
Dennis Potter’s controversial play dealing with the life and passion of Christ.
Not suitable for children under 15.

Dec. 17th Gwent Young People’s Theatre
‘Christmas Revue’ 7.30pm
Members of the youth theatre present their own evening of entertainment with sketches, songs, music and comedy.

Tickets: £5.00 - £3.50 concessions available in advance from the
Borough Theatre Box Office – 01873 850805 –
or from the Melville at performances.

Gwent Young People’s Theatre
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
by C.G. Bond

In this version of the old melodrama Sweeney Todd, Todd returns to avenge his family, sets up with Mrs. Lovett, the piemaker, and provides her with fillings for her pies!

Guest Director – Ken Caswell. As an Associate Director for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd., Ken has directed sixteen productions of Les Miserables world wide and was recently awarded an heraldo Award for his work on the Mexican production.

January 19th, 20th, 21st The Borough Theatre, Abergavenny 7.30pm
January 20th 1.30pm

Tickets £6.00 - £4.00 concessions available from
Box Office – 01873 850805.

For further information: Tel: 01873 853167
Email: Website:

Activities at the Melville Theatre are supported by Offstage, a voluntary organisation which meets regularly to promote performances, provide a front-of-house service, run a bar for theatre performances, help with fund raising events – and to socialise. Offstage members make a vital contribution to the continuing success of the theatre and attracting new audiences.

If you would like to join, give us a ring on 01873 853167.

Facilities for people with disabilities
We are committed to making our facilities easily accessible so that disabled people can enjoy and participate in all our activities. At the rear of the building, disabled parking spaces lead to well-lit access for wheelchair users. Once inside, the bar, foyer and auditorium are all accessible on one level. Two wheelchair spaces are provided in the auditorium and an infra-red audio system is available for the hard of hearing. There is also a toilet facility for people with disabilities.

Please advise the box office of your requirements when booking; We also suggest that you confirm the availability of wheelchair spaces in advance of the performance.

How to book your tickets
To book tickets in advance either telephone Borough Theatre Box Office on 01873 850805 or call in person at any time between 9.30am and 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Subject to demand, tickets will also be available on the night at the Melville Theatre.

For further information telephone the Melville Theatre on 01873 853167
web site

Monday, September 19, 2005back

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