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Summer evenings of anecdotes, entertainment and humour at the New Theatre     

Summer evenings of anecdotes, entertainment and humour at the New Theatre Two great speakers visit the New Theatre this summer. On Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 June Welsh actor Philip Madoc will perform readings by Dylan Thomas and other Welsh writers including Gwyn Thomas. Then, on Thursday 4 June, political journalist and Strictly Come Dancing contestant John Sergeant shares his memories and anecdotes from his long and diverse career

Juxtaposed with his readings, Philip Madoc will also discuss his exciting career path that lead him from his early days studying as a linguist at the University of Wales to leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The Welsh actor from Merthyr Tydfil has enjoyed an extensive career in film and television, claiming roles in almost every classic British programme including Dad’s Army, Porridge, and Doctor Who. Perhaps his most famous role was as the title character in the BBC Wales drama The life and times of David Lloyd George. More recently he has become a familiar face again on television, starring in the highly successful detective series A Mind to Kill.

Following his shock departure from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Cardiff fans of the show can hear from the man himself when John Sergeant appears for one night only at the New Theatre to discuss his controversial stint on the popular dance show. Also on the menu will be highlights from his time as a political correspondent and roles on other programmes such as Have I Got News For You and Room 101.

Previously political editor of ITN and before that 30 years with the BBC, John has had a wide-ranging career as a reporter. He covered conflicts in many parts of the world, including Vietnam, the Middle East and Southern Africa, before settling down as a political correspondent. He often travelled with the prime minister of the day, including Margaret Thatcher who made him well known following the famous 'handbagging' incident outside the Paris Embassy two days before she resigned.

Dylan Thomas & Friends with Philip Madoc is at the New Theatre, Cardiff on Tuesday 2 & Wednesday 3 June 2009. Tickets range from £7.50 - £17

An Audience with John Sergeant is at the New Theatre, Cardiff on Thursday 4 June 2009. Tickets range from £7.00 - £16.50. Both shows can be booked via the Box Office on 029 2087 8889 or online at (online sales carry a small additional transaction charge).
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