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Listings for May - August 2007     

Listings for May - August 2007 Acorn Antiques The Musical starring Swansea sweetheart Ria Jones, ZooNation’s street dance production of Into the Hoods and Never Forget featuring the music of Take That are only some of the electrifying and entertaining shows coming to Wales Millennium Centre this season.

Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) will play host to a number of musicals, opera, comedy, dance, children’s shows and music concerts in both the Donald Gordon Theatre (1,900 seats) and the Weston Studio (200 seats), providing an impressive array of performances to suit all ages (please find a comprehensive list below under Notes to Editors).

Some of the shows to look out for in May include Cole Porter’s High Society (30 April – 5 May) as well as Welsh National Opera’s new season of Carmen (11 & 23 May), Land Sea Sky Trilogy (18-19 May), The Damnation of Faust (19 May & 1 June), 7 Deadly Sins/Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (25, 30 May & 2 June) followed by 4 Sacred Pieces/Belshazzar’s Feast (26 May & 3 June).

A busy month lies ahead in June when BBC Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I haven’t a Clue (4 June) makes its way to the Donald Gordon Theatre followed by a concert performance conducted by Carl Davis of Bernstein on Broadway (6 June), Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (8-9 June), an evening of music with Raise The Roof (10 June) and ZooNation’s latest production of Into The Hoods (15-17 June) – an urban fairytale inspired by Sondheim’s classic musical Into The Woods.

Canadian actor Charles Ross makes his debut in the Donald Gordon Theatre on the 21 June with his latest show One Man Star Wars, followed by Noddy and Friends (22-24 June), Odyssey Theatre (21-23 June) in the Weston Studio presenting The Fall of The House of Wax, Mathew Bourne’s The Car Man (26-30 June) and Welsh National Opera with Twenty Men Singing on Thursday 28 June.

An evening showcasing young talent, The Popstars Sensation, will kick start July on Monday 1st together with Acorn Antiques the Musical (2-7 July), Festival of Welsh Voices & Brass (8 July) and Welsh National Youth Opera’s performance of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (13-16 July). Mid-way through July, Never Forget, the musical featuring the music of Take That will grace the stage for two weeks (20 Jul-4 Aug) followed by an evening of theatrical performance to celebrate the European Harp Symposium with Harping On (22 July) and Independent Ballet Wales’ latest production of The Bride of Flowers (28 July).

Shows in April include two nights of physical theatre with Ockham’s Razor’s new production Arc (1-2 August), Hexis Theatre Company also for two nights with The Luckiest Man in the World (3-4 August), Scooby-Doo live on stage (21-25 August) as well as the return of Dancing in the Streets (27 Aug-1 Sept) full of Motown’s greatest hits.

WMC’s Director of Programming and Communications, Fiona Allan, says: “We have a very busy and varied season ahead of us which is designed to appeal to people of all ages and tastes - everything from ballet to children’s shows, opera to musicals, comedy, drama and street dance.

“We are delighted to be holding our second Breakin’ the Bay festival from 15-17 June, a three day celebration of urban arts activity, featuring a performance of Into The Hoods by the highly acclaimed hip-hop dance troupe ZooNation. Other exciting shows to look out for this year include Dickens’ classic novel Nicholas Nickleby, brought to the stage as a two-part adaptation, as well as our Christmas show - Irving Berlin’s much loved musical – White Christmas.”

Other top-class shows to look out for in between September and December include Ladysmith Black Mambazo (20 October), the award-winning Slava’s Snowshow (30 Oct-3 Nov), Frank Skinner for one night only (4 November), Nicholas Nickleby (5-10 November), The Producers (27 Nov-8 Dec) and White Christmas (13 Dec-12 Jan).
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