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BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOMSwansea Grand Theatre Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th June     

BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOMSwansea Grand Theatre
Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th June From the makers of Peppa Pig comes the BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, at Swansea Grand Theatre on Tuesday 13th June at 1.00pm and 4.30pm and Wednesday 14th June at 10.00am and 1.00pm.

Holly is a young Fairy Princess who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure.

Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave and they go on a trip into The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum. They even plan a surprise birthday party for King Thistle, and let’s hope there’s not another jelly flood!

Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family!

Tickets for this magical show are available from the Box Office on 01792 475715 or can be purchased online at www.swanseagrand.co.uk and are £10 - £15.50 for adults, £8.00 - £13.50 for children and a family ticket for 4 is £54.00*.
*All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.


SERIOUSLY DEAD
Swansea Grand Theatre
Friday 16th June at 7.30pm

Seriously Dead, a brand new musical comedy play starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here) and Frazer Hines (Emmerdale and Doctor Who), is at Swansea Grand Theatre on Friday 16th June at 7.30pm.

When small time crook Albert Blunderstone returns home to attend a funeral, a chain of events is set in motion which places the lives of Betty, Albert, Billy and the local undertaker Tristan de Winter on a path which leads towards the Pearly Gates and a disgruntled Angel-in-Waiting named Thelma Henderson.

This laugh out loud comedy combines a terrific musical score with a cleverly written plot blending drama, comedy, pathos and farce into one uproarious night at the theatre.

“Seriously Dead” is an up-lifting tale guaranteed to make you feel that even when your numbers up - life’s party never ends - It simply moves to another location.


Tickets for this evening of hilarity are available from the Box Office on 01792 475715 or can be purchased online at www.swanseagrand.co,uk and are £20.50 & £22.00*.
*All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

THE CORY BAND AND
SPECIAL GUESTS
Swansea Grand Theatre
Saturday 17 June 7.30pm

A ground-breaking collaboration between The Cory Band and a host of Welsh stars
is at Swansea Grand Theatre on Saturday 17th June at 7.30pm.

From its roots in Treorchy, The Cory Band has travelled all over the world and in 2016 became the first band in history to win all three major titles of British, National and European Best Brass Band - the banding Grand-Slam.

Special guests joining this super band include Carmarthen born opera sensation and Radio Wales presenter, Wynne Evans. Wynne is known to millions as the Go-Compare man and after making his debut at the Royal Opera House has worked extensively with WNO, Opera de Lyon and saw his album reach number 1 in the Classical Charts.

Joining Wynne is one of Wales’ most loved actresses Di Botcher. Hailing from Port Talbot, Di has appeared in countless well known TV and film productions, including Twin Town, High Hopes and currently as the unstoppable Aunty Brenda in SKY1’s comedy Stella.

The third and final guest performer is West End and television star Craig Gallivan who has appeared in many of London’s biggest shows, including the multi award winning Billy Elliot, as well as leading roles for The Royal Shakespeare Company and hit TV shows Footballers Wives, Torchwood and Stella.

Tickets for this evening of exquisite Welsh talent are available from the Box Office on 01792 475715 or can be purchased online at www.swanseagrand.co.uk and are
£16.00 - £24.50*
*All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL
WITH GARETH GATES AS WILLARD
AND MAUREEN NOLAN AS VI MOORE
Swansea Grand Theatre
Monday 19 – Saturday 24 June
Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, the worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will stomp its way onto Swansea Grand Theatre’s stage from Monday 19th to Saturday 24th June at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Starring Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan and based on the 1984 screen sensation starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose: The Musical tells the story of city boy Ren, who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. All hell breaks out when Ren soon has the whole town up on its feet.

Featuring classic 80s hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let's Hear it for the Boy and the unforgettable title track, Footloose: The Musical is set to take the world by storm once again in this brand new production, bursting with youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music.

When the film was released in 1984, it became the highest-grossing February release in US film history. The soundtrack album ended the year-long reign of Michael Jackson’s Thriller at number one and went on to top album charts all over the world, eventually selling in excess of 17 million copies. Footloose was nominated for a Golden Globe, and both the title song and Let’s Hear It for the Boy received Academy Award nominations.

Gareth Gates rose to fame through the inaugural series of Pop Idol in 2001, going on to sell over 5 million records worldwide and have hits across the globe. His version of Unchained Melody sold over a million copies in the UK and is the third best-selling single of the Noughties. More recently Gareth has enjoyed a successful career on stage, with credits including Les Misérables, Legally Blonde and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Maureen Nolan has been singing with her sisters since she was nine years old, when they became one of Europe’s first girl bands, The Nolans. Best known for their smash hit single I’m in the Mood for Dancing, The Nolans enjoyed phenomenal record sales worldwide. Maureen has played Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers in the West End and on tour to critical acclaim.

Tickets for this evening of fantastic 80s nostalgia are available from the Box Office on 01792 475715 or can be purchased online at www.swanseagrand.co.uk and are £12.00 - £31.00* with an opening night 2 for 1 offer and selected concessions available on selected performances
*All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution Online booking fee applies.
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: THE CORY BAND AND SPECIAL GUESTS Swansea Grand Theatre Saturday 17 June 7.30pm A ground-breaking collaboration between The Cory Band and a host o
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