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For Immediate Release Friday 22 February Performances for the Curious Full Season Listings     

For Immediate Release
Friday 22 February
 
 
 
Performances for the Curious  Full Season Listings   Performances for the Curious opens next month at Wales Millennium Centre with a new spring season of over 35 thought-provoking and joy-fuelled performances (15 March-17 May), adding to the already vibrant offer in Cardiff Bay.

All shows are now on sale, with new play CLASS (1-4 May) coming to Wales for the first time to complete the season. CLASS is a parent-teacher meeting gone wrong and an explosive confrontation over learning difficulties, love and entitlement as two recently separated parents are called in to school to discuss their 9-year old’s reading difficulties. Written by Iseult Golden and David Horan, CLASS was the hit of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2017 and won the Edinburgh Fringe First award in 2018. CLASS is new Irish writing at its finest and completes the programme of cutting-edge contemporary theatre as part of the Performances for the Curious season at Wales Millennium Centre this spring.

Other contemporary theatre taking place in Wales Millennium Centre’s Weston Studio includes Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s Merched Caerdydd / Nos Sadwrn o Hyd (10-13 April). Merched Caerdydd (Cardiff Girls) by Catrin Dafydd follows three young, bright women from contemporary Wales, each trying to make sense of their messy lives. And in Nos Sadwrn o Hyd (Saturday Night Forever) by Roger Williams, we meet Lee – who, following a messy break-up sound-tracked by Take That, goes looking for love again. Both are performed in the Welsh language with live English language access available for non-Welsh speakers and Welsh learners via the SIBRWD app.

Audiences are invited to see more new writing and early stages of Wales-based theatre with a week of free Scratch Nights (13-17 May). Or with Bump/Bully (18 April) – a double bill of work-in-progress readings from new company Unsolicited Theatre who aim to make bold, inclusive and accessible performances for everyone. Bump by Kelly Jones is a one-person play exploring the nature/nurture debate. While Bully by Tom Wentworth is a hard-hitting monologue about what happens when a super fit, gay rugby player becomes disabled in a sporting accident.

In addition to cutting-edge contemporary theatre in the Weston Studio, Performances for the Curious offers joy-fuelled live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening in ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre’s lively cabaret bar and kitchen. The season opens on Friday 15 March with Ffresh Burlesque – starring ‘weapon of mass seduction’ FooFooLaBelle and support from Cardiff Cabaret Club soloists. And the first Saturday of the season welcomes Wales’ award-winning West End Musical theatre star and Eurovision Song Contest 2017 UK representative, Lucie Jones with new show, This is Me (16 March).

ffresh bar and kitchen opens at 6pm on show nights, with live entertainment starting at a new earlier time of 8pm. This spring sees a vibrant new menu of small plates featuring a range of seasonal and local Welsh produce. Ideal for sharing, the new menu is proudly entirely gluten free with a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan options, plus new Dessert Cocktails. The perfect pairing to cabaret, comedy and more.

Curious?

Wales Millennium Centre’s Performances for the Curious season takes place from 15 March – 17 May, featuring over 35 unique experiences. The full programme can be explored at wmc.org.uk/curious

For more information on tickets and dining, visit wmc.org.uk or call 029 2063 6464

Performances for the Curious
Spring 2019 Season Listings
15 March – 17 May 2019
Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL
wmc.org.uk/curious

Ffresh Burlesque
15 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
FooFooLaBelle and the soloists from Cardiff Cabaret Club are celebrating spring with some Ffresh Burlesque. FooFooLaBelle is an explosive cocktail of sex and stupidity, a weapon of mass seduction whose powerhouse vocals and all-encompassing humour has been wowing audiences since 2011.

Lucie Jones – This is Me
16 March
ffresh
16+ £20 6pm doors, 8pm start
Lucie Jones is an award-winning West End Musical theatre star who represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. Having toured the world performing to sold-out arenas, theatres and concert venues, Lucie is bringing her voice back home to Wales for an exclusive number of ‘up close and personal’ dates.

Blah Blah Blah: Stand Up and Slam
21 March
ffresh
16+ £12 6pm doors, 8pm start
Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Six phenomenal acts from the worlds of comedy and poetry go head-to-head in three killer rounds, battling it out to decide, once and for all, which art form is the best. Team Poetry includes Dan Simpson, Malaika Kegode and Mab Jones. Team Comedy includes Eshaan Akbar, Sarah Bridgman and Steffan Alun.

Cabarela
22 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Welsh language performance.
The unique harmonies of Sorela conduct a cabaret evening of Welsh comedy through song, including the ever-surprising singer-songwriter, Hywel Pitts, and the endless electric talents of the Divas & Diceds.

Mary Bijou: Fakes It
23 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Cabaret so good, you will think that Mary Bijou is faking it! Daredevil stunts, dazzling circus skills and gorgeous music. This is the biggest stunt show from the Cardiff-based troupe that you will ever see in ffresh.

An Evening with Mal Pope
29 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
BBC Radio Wales presenter, Mal Pope, returns to Wales Millennium Centre for an evening of stories and songs. From his early days spent recording with Elton John at Abbey Road to the creation of sell-out musicals Cappuccino Girls and Amazing Grace, join Mal for an intimate evening of tales and tunes from the last 50 years.

Jeff Hooper: Swinging with the Stars
30 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
A celebration of the greatest swing vocalists of the 20th century including Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and, of course, Frank Sinatra. Jeff Hooper’s career credits read like a who’s who of the entertainment world, working with the likes of Matt Monro, Morecambe and Wise, Stephane Grapelli, Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

Diffusion: Juniper
3 – 5 April
Rehearsal Room 3
12+ £12 7pm
Following on from their multiple award-winning full-dome film, Liminality, Cardiff-based creative collaborators Matt Wright and Janire Najera join forces again to transport and immerse audiences into the stunning album Juniper by Slowly Rolling Camera.
Part of Diffusion Festival 2019, which this year is themed around Sound+Vision.

Diffusion: A Woman’s Work - Symposium
4 April
Rehearsal Room 3
16+ £10 9.30am – 12.30pm
To launch A Woman’s Work, a two year Creative Europe project that uses photography and digital media to challenge the dominant view of gender and industry in Europe, this symposium looks at the changing landscape of the audio-visual industries, and the new opportunities emergent technology and global mobility create to increase diversity at all levels in the creative industries.
Part of Diffusion Festival 2019, which this year is themed around Sound+Vision.

Miles Davis: The 1950s and Beyond
4 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Using the music of Miles Davis as a reference point, the Gethin Liddington/Ian Poole Quartet explore the rich melting pot of styles and influences that came together to help create the sound of jazz in the 1950s and beyond.

Machynlleth Comedy Festival Preview
5 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Ahead of the 10th Machynlleth Comedy Festival, join us for a special showcase of comedy talent appearing at this year’s festival.

Paulus: Beta
6 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
A queer fairytale. A one-person musical. A personal story of showbiz, booze and leggings.
‘Doyen of cabaret’ (Time Out) Paul L Martin has teamed up with musical director Jordan Clarke and band to bring you Paulus: Beta; the first show from Martin’s new gender-fluid, alt-drag persona, Paulus.

Merched Caerdydd / Nos Sadwrn o Hyd
10 – 13 April
Weston Studio
Preview: 10 April – Pay What You Feel
14+ £12 7pm
Two contemporary plays by two distinct voices, based on modern day life in the capital city of Wales. Merched Caerdydd (Cardiff Girls) by Catrin Dafydd and Nos Sadwrn o Hyd (Saturday Night Forever) by Roger Williams are both Welsh-language productions from Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, the Welsh-language national theatre of Wales. English language access is available for non-Welsh speakers and Welsh learners via the SIBRWD app.

Fever: Jo Harrop
11 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Jo Harrop pays tribute to Peggy Lee, the sultry songstress who Duke Ellington called ‘the queen’. Created with Musical Director, arranger and pianist Alex Webb, and backed by a stellar group of musicians, Jo Harrop delivers moving renditions of Peggy Lee ballads as well as swinging-out on other great songs from the Lee cannon, including Fever, Why Don’t You Do Right and The Folks Who Live on the Hill.

House of Broadway
12 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
House of Broadway are back in ffresh after their sell-out show last year. After receiving 5-star reviews from both Broadway World and London Theatre Reviews, the team are set to perform a night of musical theatre scorchers.

Séayoncé
13 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Join this drag-tastic séance, for those lonely souls in desperate need of the camp ecstasy of cabaret and character-comedy. Séayoncé summons tales of sordid pasts and bleak futures and conjures up celebs from the spirit world.

You’ve Got Dragons
16 – 20 April
Weston Studio
3+ £7 11am
“Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn round…and they’re there.”
A delightful tale of one child’s journey to come to terms with their dragons, told in Taking Flight’s unique style. With original live music, this highly visual, sensitive production is a humorous and touching exploration of the dragons, or worries, that we all face.
Every performance has interwoven BSL, captions & Live Audio Description.

Bump/Bully: Double Bill
18 April
ffresh
16+ £12 6pm doors, 8pm start
A work in progress reading of two new plays, presented by Unsolicited Theatre – a new company who tell bold stories for contemporary Wales and beyond.
Bump by Kelly Jones is a one-person play exploring the nature/nurture debate in a world where political views in family units are polarised.
Bully by Tom Wentworth is a hard-hitting monologue about contemporary disability, exploring what happens when a super fit, gay rugby player becomes disabled in a sporting accident.

If You Don’t Noel Me by Now: An Evening with Noel Sullivan
19 April
ffresh
16+ £20 6pm doors, 8pm start
If You Don’t Noel Me by Now is the first solo cabaret show of Cardiff-born singer and actor, Noel Sullivan. Accompanied and arranged by the renowned musical director, Nick Barstow on piano, Noel’s new show wanders through funny tales and the beautiful music that has inspired him, crossing genres of musical theatre, pop and soul.

Donna Marie: #MYGAGALIFE
20 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Watch Donna Marie transform as she takes you down memory lane; from her early years as an aspiring singer/dancer who loved The Muppets and wanted to be one of the kids from Fame, to the day she met Lady Gaga – dressed as Lady Gaga! Performing classic songs and sharing stories that inspired her life and career – laughter, dancing and fun are guaranteed.

Little Meerkat’s Big Panic
22 & 23 April
Weston Studio
0 – 7 years £7 12pm & 4pm
Relaxed performances
Join an award-winning multi-sensory musical adventure in the Kalahari in the company of Little Meerkat and find out how to manage some very big feelings. Based on the storybook by parenting and trauma expert, Jane Evans, this little tale helps everyone to see, hear, smell, taste and feel what’s going on in their brains and bodies when emotions become overwhelming. With help from a Kind Elephant and a Wise Monkey, can Little Meerkat learn to feel calmer and find those missing meerkats?

Tina May
25 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Since forming her first quartet in the early 1990s, Tina May’s astonishing vocal ability and hypnotic stage presence has won her worldwide acclaim. A gifted lyricist, consummate jazz artist and sparkling entertainer, Tina’s wonderful voice will already be familiar to ITV viewers from the catchy theme tunes of Infidelity and Airline.

Aleighcia Scott
26 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Growing up in Cardiff with Jamaican roots, Aleighcia Scott’s voice has the soul of the finest reggae singers combined with the power of a 50-strong Welsh choir. Her live appearances include sets at Boomtown Fair and Aberjazz, culminating in performances in Kingston, Jamaica and a set at the world-renowned, Dub Club. Aleighcia now returns to her hometown to perform an intimate gig at Wales Millennium Centre.

User Not Found
29 & 30 April
Quantum Coffee Roasters
14+ £12 6pm & 8.30pm
User Not Found is about our digital identities after we die. Audience members receive a smartphone and a pair of headphones and are immersed in one man’s story as he’s faced with keeping or deleting his partner’s online existence after his death. A story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate, funny performance that gently interrogates our need for connection.
Every performance is captioned - please inform a member of the Front of House team on arrival if you’d like to use captions.

CLASS
1 – 4 May
Weston Studio
14+ £12 7pm
A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS– a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers. Written and directed by Iseult Golden and David Horan, CLASS is new Irish writing at its finest – a “hugely entertaining” (Irish Times) and “emotionally explosive” (Mail on Sunday) confrontation over learning difficulties, love and entitlement.
Edinburgh Fringe First winner 2018.

The Greatest of Shows
4 May
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
The Greatest of Shows is a live interactive sing-along show where the cast will have you up on your feet singing and dancing along to songs from some of the greatest musicals and films of all time. With songs from The Greatest Showman, We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show and Dirty Dancing you’ll be sure to have ‘The time of your life’.

Against the Grain
9 May
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
In the spirit of rebellion and resilience, local arts writer Jafar Iqbal presents a double bill of artists who defy the cultural norm.
Dancing Queer What's that? Belly dancers should have long hair and shave their legs and underarms. Well, not this one. Shrouk El-Attar is an Egyptian, hairy, bearded, pierced and tattooed Queer Refugee dancer who will give you a very authentic performance with a twist. A UN award winner and named as one of the BBC’s top 100 influential women worldwide, Dancing Queer is a protest against the persecution of LGBT+ people in Egypt.
Holly Morgan: Madonna or Whore Holly Morgan is going to sort this whole misogyny mess out once and for all, using something she half-remembered from university about the Madonna-Whore complex and the greatest pop songs of all time. Holly channels controversial women from history and asks the big questions.

The Nature of Why
9 – 11 May
Weston Studio
Preview: 9 May – Pay What You Feel
8+ £12pm Various Times
The Nature of Why merges dance and live music into an epic performance that brims with emotion and physical beauty. Commissioned by Unlimited, the show features a cinematic live-score from Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, an ensemble of musicians from the British Paraorchestra and four extraordinary dancers. Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist, Richard Feynman, the show explores his search for meaning in the world around us through nine distinct and emotive movements.

Connie Orff: You’re A Vision
10 May
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Wales’ favourite ‘inclusive, asthmatic, bilingual gay Dad in a dress’ is back at Wales Millennium Centre. As a connoisseur of the continent's favourite cultural contest, Connie Orff promises to warm the 'EU' up on her multilingual journey through nations and decades… And she's ready for douze points.

Comedy Scratch
14 May
Weston Studio
16+ Pay What You Feel 7pm
Comedian Leroy Brito returns to Wales Millennium Centre for a night of comedy – but this time he’s bringing some friends for a night of new material from some of the most exciting names in Welsh Comedy. Featuring Ignacio Lopez, Esyllt Sears, Chris Chopping, Priya Louise Hall and Mac Bernie.
Book a free Pay What You Feel ticket online – and make a donation on the night, if you can, to support the artists and the further development of their work.

Dirty Protest: A Monday Mixed Scratch
15 May
Weston Studio
16+ Pay What You Feel 7pm
Since 2007, Dirty Protest has been the company to follow to see the next big stars in writing and acting. Breaking down theatre barriers by performing in yurts, kebab shops, pubs and clubs they kick-started a new writing theatre revolution in Wales. They have worked with more than 200 writers since then and staged the best in Welsh new writing across the UK and internationally. Join the Dirty Protest gang for A Monday Mixed Scratch as they celebrate and scratch Wales' most exciting writing talent.
"There are few people in Wales making theatre this exciting in Wales today", The Guardian.
Book a free Pay What You Feel ticket online – and make a donation on the night, if you can, to support the artists and the further development of their work.

Drag that Scratch
16 May
Weston Studio
16+ Pay What You Feel 7pm
Ever think that the Drag you see on TV is a little too...polished? Fancy being there to witness the beginnings of the fabulousness? Fresh from sold-out shows at Wales Millennium Centre, Connie Orff curates an evening of Drag – from virgin Queens and Kings to more seasoned performers just…trying out cool stuff!
Book a free Pay What You Feel ticket online – and make a donation on the night, if you can, to support the artists and the further development of their work.

Scratch Night: On the Bench
17 May
Weston Studio
16+ Pay What You Feel 7pm
An opportunity to discover new work by disabled artists with an evening of poetry, song and drama from members of Disability Arts Cymru. Performers experimenting with their new work include Des Mannay Hooligan Poet, singer-songwriter Bel Blue and Sherrall Morris, Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds and Sara Beer perform ‘Meg, Mabel and Molly’, a new script by Sherrall Morris.
Book a free Pay What You Feel ticket online – and make a donation on the night, if you can, to support the artists and the further development of their work.

Hollie McNish: 2019 Tour
15 May
Ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
After a sell-out 2017 performance, Hollie McNish returns to ffresh to perform poems, chat honestly and openly and read from her latest poetry collections. With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describing her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’ and fans ranging from Emma Watson, Robin Ince, Pink and Tim Minchin, Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. She is an Arts Foundation Fellow in Spoken Word, has garnered over ten million YouTube views for her online poetry performances and was the first poet to record at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios. Expect strong language as she talks fruit and flesh, guilt, sex, politics, death, breasts, transformers and more.
Books will be available to purchase at the event and there's a book signing afterwards.
Performances for the Curious
Spring 2019 Season Listings
15 March – 17 May 2019
Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL
wmc.org.uk/curious

Ffresh Burlesque
15 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
FooFooLaBelle and the soloists from Cardiff Cabaret Club are celebrating spring with some Ffresh Burlesque. FooFooLaBelle is an explosive cocktail of sex and stupidity, a weapon of mass seduction whose powerhouse vocals and all-encompassing humour has been wowing audiences since 2011.

Lucie Jones – This is Me
16 March
ffresh
16+ £20 6pm doors, 8pm start
Lucie Jones is an award-winning West End Musical theatre star who represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. Having toured the world performing to sold-out arenas, theatres and concert venues, Lucie is bringing her voice back home to Wales for an exclusive number of ‘up close and personal’ dates.

Blah Blah Blah: Stand Up and Slam
21 March
ffresh
16+ £12 6pm doors, 8pm start
Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Six phenomenal acts from the worlds of comedy and poetry go head-to-head in three killer rounds, battling it out to decide, once and for all, which art form is the best. Team Poetry includes Dan Simpson, Malaika Kegode and Mab Jones. Team Comedy includes Eshaan Akbar, Sarah Bridgman and Steffan Alun.

Cabarela
22 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Welsh language performance.
The unique harmonies of Sorela conduct a cabaret evening of Welsh comedy through song, including the ever-surprising singer-songwriter, Hywel Pitts, and the endless electric talents of the Divas & Diceds.

Mary Bijou: Fakes It
23 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Cabaret so good, you will think that Mary Bijou is faking it! Daredevil stunts, dazzling circus skills and gorgeous music. This is the biggest stunt show from the Cardiff-based troupe that you will ever see in ffresh.

An Evening with Mal Pope
29 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
BBC Radio Wales presenter, Mal Pope, returns to Wales Millennium Centre for an evening of stories and songs. From his early days spent recording with Elton John at Abbey Road to the creation of sell-out musicals Cappuccino Girls and Amazing Grace, join Mal for an intimate evening of tales and tunes from the last 50 years.

Jeff Hooper: Swinging with the Stars
30 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
A celebration of the greatest swing vocalists of the 20th century including Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and, of course, Frank Sinatra. Jeff Hooper’s career credits read like a who’s who of the entertainment world, working with the likes of Matt Monro, Morecambe and Wise, Stephane Grapelli, Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

Diffusion: Juniper
3 – 5 April
Rehearsal Room 3
12+ £12 7pm
Following on from their multiple award-winning full-dome film, Liminality, Cardiff-based creative collaborators Matt Wright and Janire Najera join forces again to transport and immerse audiences into the stunning album Juniper by Slowly Rolling Camera.
Part of Diffusion Festival 2019, which this year is themed around Sound+Vision.

Diffusion: A Woman’s Work - Symposium
4 April
Rehearsal Room 3
16+ £10 9.30am – 12.30pm
To launch A Woman’s Work, a two year Creative Europe project that uses photography and digital media to challenge the dominant view of gender and industry in Europe, this symposium looks at the changing landscape of the audio-visual industries, and the new opportunities emergent technology and global mobility create to increase diversity at all levels in the creative industries.
Part of Diffusion Festival 2019, which this year is themed around Sound+Vision.

Miles Davis: The 1950s and Beyond
4 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Using the music of Miles Davis as a reference point, the Gethin Liddington/Ian Poole Quartet explore the rich melting pot of styles and influences that came together to help create the sound of jazz in the 1950s and beyond.

Machynlleth Comedy Festival Preview
5 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Ahead of the 10th Machynlleth Comedy Festival, join us for a special showcase of comedy talent appearing at this year’s festival.

Paulus: Beta
6 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
A queer fairytale. A one-person musical. A personal story of showbiz, booze and leggings.
‘Doyen of cabaret’ (Time Out) Paul L Martin has teamed up with musical director Jordan Clarke and band to bring you Paulus: Beta; the first show from Martin’s new gender-fluid, alt-drag persona, Paulus.

Merched Caerdydd / Nos Sadwrn o Hyd
10 – 13 April
Weston Studio
Preview: 10 April – Pay What You Feel
14+ £12 7pm
Two contemporary plays by two distinct voices, based on modern day life in the capital city of Wales. Merched Caerdydd (Cardiff Girls) by Catrin Dafydd and Nos Sadwrn o Hyd (Saturday Night Forever) by Roger Williams are both Welsh-language productions from Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, the Welsh-language national theatre of Wales. English language access is available for non-Welsh speakers and Welsh learners via the SIBRWD app.

Fever: Jo Harrop
11 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Jo Harrop pays tribute to Peggy Lee, the sultry songstress who Duke Ellington called ‘the queen’. Created with Musical Director, arranger and pianist Alex Webb, and backed by a stellar group of musicians, Jo Harrop delivers moving renditions of Peggy Lee ballads as well as swinging-out on other great songs from the Lee cannon, including Fever, Why Don’t You Do Right and The Folks Who Live on the Hill.

House of Broadway
12 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
House of Broadway are back in ffresh after their sell-out show last year. After receiving 5-star reviews from both Broadway World and London Theatre Reviews, the team are set to perform a night of musical theatre scorchers.

Séayoncé
13 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Join this drag-tastic séance, for those lonely souls in desperate need of the camp ecstasy of cabaret and character-comedy. Séayoncé summons tales of sordid pasts and bleak futures and conjures up celebs from the spirit world.

You’ve Got Dragons
16 – 20 April
Weston Studio
3+ £7 11am
“Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn round…and they’re there.”
A delightful tale of one child’s journey to come to terms with their dragons, told in Taking Flight’s unique style. With original live music, this highly visual, sensitive production is a humorous and touching exploration of the dragons, or worries, that we all face.
Every performance has interwoven BSL, captions & Live Audio Description.

Bump/Bully: Double Bill
18 April
ffresh
16+ £12 6pm doors, 8pm start
A work in progress reading of two new plays, presented by Unsolicited Theatre – a new company who tell bold stories for contemporary Wales and beyond.
Bump by Kelly Jones is a one-person play exploring the nature/nurture debate in a world where political views in family units are polarised.
Bully by Tom Wentworth is a hard-hitting monologue about contemporary disability, exploring what happens when a super fit, gay rugby player becomes disabled in a sporting accident.

If You Don’t Noel Me by Now: An Evening with Noel Sullivan
19 April
ffresh
16+ £20 6pm doors, 8pm start
If You Don’t Noel Me by Now is the first solo cabaret show of Cardiff-born singer and actor, Noel Sullivan. Accompanied and arranged by the renowned musical director, Nick Barstow on piano, Noel’s new show wanders through funny tales and the beautiful music that has inspired him, crossing genres of musical theatre, pop and soul.

Donna Marie: #MYGAGALIFE
20 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Watch Donna Marie transform as she takes you down memory lane; from her early years as an aspiring singer/dancer who loved The Muppets and wanted to be one of the kids from Fame, to the day she met Lady Gaga – dressed as Lady Gaga! Performing classic songs and sharing stories that inspired her life and career – laughter, dancing and fun are guaranteed.

Little Meerkat’s Big Panic
22 & 23 April
Weston Studio
0 – 7 years £7 12pm & 4pm
Relaxed performances
Join an award-winning multi-sensory musical adventure in the Kalahari in the company of Little Meerkat and find out how to manage some very big feelings. Based on the storybook by parenting and trauma expert, Jane Evans, this little tale helps everyone to see, hear, smell, taste and feel what’s going on in their brains and bodies when emotions become overwhelming. With help from a Kind Elephant and a Wise Monkey, can Little Meerkat learn to feel calmer and find those missing meerkats?

Tina May
25 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Since forming her first quartet in the early 1990s, Tina May’s astonishing vocal ability and hypnotic stage presence has won her worldwide acclaim. A gifted lyricist, consummate jazz artist and sparkling entertainer, Tina’s wonderful voice will already be familiar to ITV viewers from the catchy theme tunes of Infidelity and Airline.

Aleighcia Scott
26 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Growing up in Cardiff with Jamaican roots, Aleighcia Scott’s voice has the soul of the finest reggae singers combined with the power of a 50-strong Welsh choir. Her live appearances include sets at Boomtown Fair and Aberjazz, culminating in performances in Kingston, Jamaica and a set at the world-renowned, Dub Club. Aleighcia now returns to her hometown to perform an intimate gig at Wales Millennium Centre.

User Not Found
29 & 30 April
Quantum Coffee Roasters
14+ £12 6pm & 8.30pm
User Not Found is about our digital identities after we die. Audience members receive a smartphone and a pair of headphones and are immersed in one man’s story as he’s faced with keeping or deleting his partner’s online existence after his death. A story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate, funny performance that gently interrogates our need for connection.
Every performance is captioned - please inform a member of the Front of House team on arrival if you’d like to use captions.

CLASS
1 – 4 May
Weston Studio
14+ £12 7pm
A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS– a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers. Written and directed by Iseult Golden and David Horan, CLASS is new Irish writing at its finest – a “hugely entertaining” (Irish Times) and “emotionally explosive” (Mail on Sunday) confrontation over learning difficulties, love and entitlement.
Edinburgh Fringe First winner 2018.

The Greatest of Shows
4 May
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
The Greatest of Shows is a live interactive sing-along show where the cast will have you up on your feet singing and dancing along to songs from some of the greatest musicals and films of all time. With songs from The Greatest Showman, We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show and Dirty Dancing you’ll be sure to have ‘The time of your life’.

Against the Grain
9 May
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
In the spirit of rebellion and resilience, local arts writer Jafar Iqbal presents a double bill of artists who defy the cultural norm.
Dancing Queer What's that? Belly dancers should have long hair and shave their legs and underarms. Well, not this one. Shrouk El-Attar is an Egyptian, hairy, bearded, pierced and tattooed Queer Refugee dancer who will give you a very authentic performance with a twist. A UN award winner and named as one of the BBC’s top 100 influential women worldwide, Dancing Queer is a protest against the persecution of LGBT+ people in Egypt.
Holly Morgan: Madonna or Whore Holly Morgan is going to sort this whole misogyny mess out once and for all, using something she half-remembered from university about the Madonna-Whore complex and the greatest pop songs of all time. Holly channels controversial women from history and asks the big questions.

The Nature of Why
9 – 11 May
Weston Studio
Preview: 9 May – Pay What You Feel
8+ £12pm Various Times
The Nature of Why merges dance and live music into an epic performance that brims with emotion and physical beauty. Commissioned by Unlimited, the show features a cinematic live-score from Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, an ensemble of musicians from the British Paraorchestra and four extraordinary dancers. Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist, Richard Feynman, the show explores his search for meaning in the world around us through nine distinct and emotive movements.

Connie Orff: You’re A Vision
10 May
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Wales’ favourite ‘inclusive, asthmatic, bilingual gay Dad in a dress’ is back at Wales Millennium Centre. As a connoisseur of the continent's favourite cultural contest, Connie Orff promises to warm the 'EU' up on her multilingual journey through nations and decades… And she's ready for douze points.

Comedy Scratch
14 May
Weston Studio
16+ Pay What You Feel 7pm
Comedian Leroy Brito returns to Wales Millennium Centre for a night of comedy – but this time he’s bringing some friends for a night of new material from some of the most exciting names in Welsh Comedy. Featuring Ignacio Lopez, Esyllt Sears, Chris Chopping, Priya Louise Hall and Mac Bernie.
Book a free Pay What You Feel ticket online – and make a donation on the night, if you can, to support the artists and the further development of their work.

Dirty Protest: A Monday Mixed Scratch
15 May
Weston Studio
16+ Pay What You Feel 7pm
Since 2007, Dirty Protest has been the company to follow to see the next big stars in writing and acting. Breaking down theatre barriers by performing in yurts, kebab shops, pubs and clubs they kick-started a new writing theatre revolution in Wales. They have worked with more than 200 writers since then and staged the best in Welsh new writing across the UK and internationally. Join the Dirty Protest gang for A Monday Mixed Scratch as they celebrate and scratch Wales' most exciting writing talent.
"There are few people in Wales making theatre this exciting in Wales today", The Guardian.
Book a free Pay What You Feel ticket online – and make a donation on the night, if you can, to support the artists and the further development of their work.

Drag that Scratch
16 May
Weston Studio
16+ Pay What You Feel 7pm
Ever think that the Drag you see on TV is a little too...polished? Fancy being there to witness the beginnings of the fabulousness? Fresh from sold-out shows at Wales Millennium Centre, Connie Orff curates an evening of Drag – from virgin Queens and Kings to more seasoned performers just…trying out cool stuff!
Book a free Pay What You Feel ticket online – and make a donation on the night, if you can, to support the artists and the further development of their work.

Scratch Night: On the Bench
17 May
Weston Studio
16+ Pay What You Feel 7pm
An opportunity to discover new work by disabled artists with an evening of poetry, song and drama from members of Disability Arts Cymru. Performers experimenting with their new work include Des Mannay Hooligan Poet, singer-songwriter Bel Blue and Sherrall Morris, Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds and Sara Beer perform ‘Meg, Mabel and Molly’, a new script by Sherrall Morris.
Book a free Pay What You Feel ticket online – and make a donation on the night, if you can, to support the artists and the further development of their work.

Hollie McNish: 2019 Tour
15 May
Ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
After a sell-out 2017 performance, Hollie McNish returns to ffresh to perform poems, chat honestly and openly and read from her latest poetry collections. With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describing her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’ and fans ranging from Emma Watson, Robin Ince, Pink and Tim Minchin, Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. She is an Arts Foundation Fellow in Spoken Word, has garnered over ten million YouTube views for her online poetry performances and was the first poet to record at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios. Expect strong language as she talks fruit and flesh, guilt, sex, politics, death, breasts, transformers and more.
Books will be available to purchase at the event and there's a book signing afterwards.


Performances for the Curious
Spring 2019 Season Listings
15 March – 17 May 2019
Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL
wmc.org.uk/curious

Ffresh Burlesque
15 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
FooFooLaBelle and the soloists from Cardiff Cabaret Club are celebrating spring with some Ffresh Burlesque. FooFooLaBelle is an explosive cocktail of sex and stupidity, a weapon of mass seduction whose powerhouse vocals and all-encompassing humour has been wowing audiences since 2011.

Lucie Jones – This is Me
16 March
ffresh
16+ £20 6pm doors, 8pm start
Lucie Jones is an award-winning West End Musical theatre star who represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. Having toured the world performing to sold-out arenas, theatres and concert venues, Lucie is bringing her voice back home to Wales for an exclusive number of ‘up close and personal’ dates.

Blah Blah Blah: Stand Up and Slam
21 March
ffresh
16+ £12 6pm doors, 8pm start
Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Six phenomenal acts from the worlds of comedy and poetry go head-to-head in three killer rounds, battling it out to decide, once and for all, which art form is the best. Team Poetry includes Dan Simpson, Malaika Kegode and Mab Jones. Team Comedy includes Eshaan Akbar, Sarah Bridgman and Steffan Alun.

Cabarela
22 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Welsh language performance.
The unique harmonies of Sorela conduct a cabaret evening of Welsh comedy through song, including the ever-surprising singer-songwriter, Hywel Pitts, and the endless electric talents of the Divas & Diceds.

Mary Bijou: Fakes It
23 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Cabaret so good, you will think that Mary Bijou is faking it! Daredevil stunts, dazzling circus skills and gorgeous music. This is the biggest stunt show from the Cardiff-based troupe that you will ever see in ffresh.

An Evening with Mal Pope
29 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
BBC Radio Wales presenter, Mal Pope, returns to Wales Millennium Centre for an evening of stories and songs. From his early days spent recording with Elton John at Abbey Road to the creation of sell-out musicals Cappuccino Girls and Amazing Grace, join Mal for an intimate evening of tales and tunes from the last 50 years.

Jeff Hooper: Swinging with the Stars
30 March
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
A celebration of the greatest swing vocalists of the 20th century including Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and, of course, Frank Sinatra. Jeff Hooper’s career credits read like a who’s who of the entertainment world, working with the likes of Matt Monro, Morecambe and Wise, Stephane Grapelli, Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

Diffusion: Juniper
3 – 5 April
Rehearsal Room 3
12+ £12 7pm
Following on from their multiple award-winning full-dome film, Liminality, Cardiff-based creative collaborators Matt Wright and Janire Najera join forces again to transport and immerse audiences into the stunning album Juniper by Slowly Rolling Camera.
Part of Diffusion Festival 2019, which this year is themed around Sound+Vision.

Diffusion: A Woman’s Work - Symposium
4 April
Rehearsal Room 3
16+ £10 9.30am – 12.30pm
To launch A Woman’s Work, a two year Creative Europe project that uses photography and digital media to challenge the dominant view of gender and industry in Europe, this symposium looks at the changing landscape of the audio-visual industries, and the new opportunities emergent technology and global mobility create to increase diversity at all levels in the creative industries.
Part of Diffusion Festival 2019, which this year is themed around Sound+Vision.

Miles Davis: The 1950s and Beyond
4 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Using the music of Miles Davis as a reference point, the Gethin Liddington/Ian Poole Quartet explore the rich melting pot of styles and influences that came together to help create the sound of jazz in the 1950s and beyond.

Machynlleth Comedy Festival Preview
5 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Ahead of the 10th Machynlleth Comedy Festival, join us for a special showcase of comedy talent appearing at this year’s festival.

Paulus: Beta
6 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
A queer fairytale. A one-person musical. A personal story of showbiz, booze and leggings.
‘Doyen of cabaret’ (Time Out) Paul L Martin has teamed up with musical director Jordan Clarke and band to bring you Paulus: Beta; the first show from Martin’s new gender-fluid, alt-drag persona, Paulus.

Merched Caerdydd / Nos Sadwrn o Hyd
10 – 13 April
Weston Studio
Preview: 10 April – Pay What You Feel
14+ £12 7pm
Two contemporary plays by two distinct voices, based on modern day life in the capital city of Wales. Merched Caerdydd (Cardiff Girls) by Catrin Dafydd and Nos Sadwrn o Hyd (Saturday Night Forever) by Roger Williams are both Welsh-language productions from Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, the Welsh-language national theatre of Wales. English language access is available for non-Welsh speakers and Welsh learners via the SIBRWD app.

Fever: Jo Harrop
11 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Jo Harrop pays tribute to Peggy Lee, the sultry songstress who Duke Ellington called ‘the queen’. Created with Musical Director, arranger and pianist Alex Webb, and backed by a stellar group of musicians, Jo Harrop delivers moving renditions of Peggy Lee ballads as well as swinging-out on other great songs from the Lee cannon, including Fever, Why Don’t You Do Right and The Folks Who Live on the Hill.

House of Broadway
12 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
House of Broadway are back in ffresh after their sell-out show last year. After receiving 5-star reviews from both Broadway World and London Theatre Reviews, the team are set to perform a night of musical theatre scorchers.

Séayoncé
13 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Join this drag-tastic séance, for those lonely souls in desperate need of the camp ecstasy of cabaret and character-comedy. Séayoncé summons tales of sordid pasts and bleak futures and conjures up celebs from the spirit world.

You’ve Got Dragons
16 – 20 April
Weston Studio
3+ £7 11am
“Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn round…and they’re there.”
A delightful tale of one child’s journey to come to terms with their dragons, told in Taking Flight’s unique style. With original live music, this highly visual, sensitive production is a humorous and touching exploration of the dragons, or worries, that we all face.
Every performance has interwoven BSL, captions & Live Audio Description.

Bump/Bully: Double Bill
18 April
ffresh
16+ £12 6pm doors, 8pm start
A work in progress reading of two new plays, presented by Unsolicited Theatre – a new company who tell bold stories for contemporary Wales and beyond.
Bump by Kelly Jones is a one-person play exploring the nature/nurture debate in a world where political views in family units are polarised.
Bully by Tom Wentworth is a hard-hitting monologue about contemporary disability, exploring what happens when a super fit, gay rugby player becomes disabled in a sporting accident.

If You Don’t Noel Me by Now: An Evening with Noel Sullivan
19 April
ffresh
16+ £20 6pm doors, 8pm start
If You Don’t Noel Me by Now is the first solo cabaret show of Cardiff-born singer and actor, Noel Sullivan. Accompanied and arranged by the renowned musical director, Nick Barstow on piano, Noel’s new show wanders through funny tales and the beautiful music that has inspired him, crossing genres of musical theatre, pop and soul.

Donna Marie: #MYGAGALIFE
20 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Watch Donna Marie transform as she takes you down memory lane; from her early years as an aspiring singer/dancer who loved The Muppets and wanted to be one of the kids from Fame, to the day she met Lady Gaga – dressed as Lady Gaga! Performing classic songs and sharing stories that inspired her life and career – laughter, dancing and fun are guaranteed.

Little Meerkat’s Big Panic
22 & 23 April
Weston Studio
0 – 7 years £7 12pm & 4pm
Relaxed performances
Join an award-winning multi-sensory musical adventure in the Kalahari in the company of Little Meerkat and find out how to manage some very big feelings. Based on the storybook by parenting and trauma expert, Jane Evans, this little tale helps everyone to see, hear, smell, taste and feel what’s going on in their brains and bodies when emotions become overwhelming. With help from a Kind Elephant and a Wise Monkey, can Little Meerkat learn to feel calmer and find those missing meerkats?

Tina May
25 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Since forming her first quartet in the early 1990s, Tina May’s astonishing vocal ability and hypnotic stage presence has won her worldwide acclaim. A gifted lyricist, consummate jazz artist and sparkling entertainer, Tina’s wonderful voice will already be familiar to ITV viewers from the catchy theme tunes of Infidelity and Airline.

Aleighcia Scott
26 April
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Growing up in Cardiff with Jamaican roots, Aleighcia Scott’s voice has the soul of the finest reggae singers combined with the power of a 50-strong Welsh choir. Her live appearances include sets at Boomtown Fair and Aberjazz, culminating in performances in Kingston, Jamaica and a set at the world-renowned, Dub Club. Aleighcia now returns to her hometown to perform an intimate gig at Wales Millennium Centre.

User Not Found
29 & 30 April
Quantum Coffee Roasters
14+ £12 6pm & 8.30pm
User Not Found is about our digital identities after we die. Audience members receive a smartphone and a pair of headphones and are immersed in one man’s story as he’s faced with keeping or deleting his partner’s online existence after his death. A story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate, funny performance that gently interrogates our need for connection.
Every performance is captioned - please inform a member of the Front of House team on arrival if you’d like to use captions.

CLASS
1 – 4 May
Weston Studio
14+ £12 7pm
A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS– a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers. Written and directed by Iseult Golden and David Horan, CLASS is new Irish writing at its finest – a “hugely entertaining” (Irish Times) and “emotionally explosive” (Mail on Sunday) confrontation over learning difficulties, love and entitlement.
Edinburgh Fringe First winner 2018.

The Greatest of Shows
4 May
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
The Greatest of Shows is a live interactive sing-along show where the cast will have you up on your feet singing and dancing along to songs from some of the greatest musicals and films of all time. With songs from The Greatest Showman, We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show and Dirty Dancing you’ll be sure to have ‘The time of your life’.

Against the Grain
9 May
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
In the spirit of rebellion and resilience, local arts writer Jafar Iqbal presents a double bill of artists who defy the cultural norm.
Dancing Queer What's that? Belly dancers should have long hair and shave their legs and underarms. Well, not this one. Shrouk El-Attar is an Egyptian, hairy, bearded, pierced and tattooed Queer Refugee dancer who will give you a very authentic performance with a twist. A UN award winner and named as one of the BBC’s top 100 influential women worldwide, Dancing Queer is a protest against the persecution of LGBT+ people in Egypt.
Holly Morgan: Madonna or Whore Holly Morgan is going to sort this whole misogyny mess out once and for all, using something she half-remembered from university about the Madonna-Whore complex and the greatest pop songs of all time. Holly channels controversial women from history and asks the big questions.

The Nature of Why
9 – 11 May
Weston Studio
Preview: 9 May – Pay What You Feel
8+ £12pm Various Times
The Nature of Why merges dance and live music into an epic performance that brims with emotion and physical beauty. Commissioned by Unlimited, the show features a cinematic live-score from Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, an ensemble of musicians from the British Paraorchestra and four extraordinary dancers. Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist, Richard Feynman, the show explores his search for meaning in the world around us through nine distinct and emotive movements.

Connie Orff: You’re A Vision
10 May
ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
Wales’ favourite ‘inclusive, asthmatic, bilingual gay Dad in a dress’ is back at Wales Millennium Centre. As a connoisseur of the continent's favourite cultural contest, Connie Orff promises to warm the 'EU' up on her multilingual journey through nations and decades… And she's ready for douze points.

Comedy Scratch
14 May
Weston Studio
16+ Pay What You Feel 7pm
Comedian Leroy Brito returns to Wales Millennium Centre for a night of comedy – but this time he’s bringing some friends for a night of new material from some of the most exciting names in Welsh Comedy. Featuring Ignacio Lopez, Esyllt Sears, Chris Chopping, Priya Louise Hall and Mac Bernie.
Book a free Pay What You Feel ticket online – and make a donation on the night, if you can, to support the artists and the further development of their work.

Dirty Protest: A Monday Mixed Scratch
15 May
Weston Studio
16+ Pay What You Feel 7pm
Since 2007, Dirty Protest has been the company to follow to see the next big stars in writing and acting. Breaking down theatre barriers by performing in yurts, kebab shops, pubs and clubs they kick-started a new writing theatre revolution in Wales. They have worked with more than 200 writers since then and staged the best in Welsh new writing across the UK and internationally. Join the Dirty Protest gang for A Monday Mixed Scratch as they celebrate and scratch Wales' most exciting writing talent.
"There are few people in Wales making theatre this exciting in Wales today", The Guardian.
Book a free Pay What You Feel ticket online – and make a donation on the night, if you can, to support the artists and the further development of their work.

Drag that Scratch
16 May
Weston Studio
16+ Pay What You Feel 7pm
Ever think that the Drag you see on TV is a little too...polished? Fancy being there to witness the beginnings of the fabulousness? Fresh from sold-out shows at Wales Millennium Centre, Connie Orff curates an evening of Drag – from virgin Queens and Kings to more seasoned performers just…trying out cool stuff!
Book a free Pay What You Feel ticket online – and make a donation on the night, if you can, to support the artists and the further development of their work.

Scratch Night: On the Bench
17 May
Weston Studio
16+ Pay What You Feel 7pm
An opportunity to discover new work by disabled artists with an evening of poetry, song and drama from members of Disability Arts Cymru. Performers experimenting with their new work include Des Mannay Hooligan Poet, singer-songwriter Bel Blue and Sherrall Morris, Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds and Sara Beer perform ‘Meg, Mabel and Molly’, a new script by Sherrall Morris.
Book a free Pay What You Feel ticket online – and make a donation on the night, if you can, to support the artists and the further development of their work.

Hollie McNish: 2019 Tour
15 May
Ffresh
16+ £15 6pm doors, 8pm start
After a sell-out 2017 performance, Hollie McNish returns to ffresh to perform poems, chat honestly and openly and read from her latest poetry collections. With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describing her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’ and fans ranging from Emma Watson, Robin Ince, Pink and Tim Minchin, Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. She is an Arts Foundation Fellow in Spoken Word, has garnered over ten million YouTube views for her online poetry performances and was the first poet to record at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios. Expect strong language as she talks fruit and flesh, guilt, sex, politics, death, breasts, transformers and more.
Books will be available to purchase at the event and there's a book signing afterwards.

Perfformiadau i'r Chwilfrydig – Rhestr Lawn y Tymor
Bydd Perfformiadau i’r Chwilfrydig yn agor fis nesaf yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru gyda thymor gwanwyn newydd yn cynnwys dros 35 o berfformiadau fydd yn ysgogi’r meddwl ac yn llonni’r galon (15 Mawrth-17 Mai), gan ychwanegu at y wledd sydd ar gael eisoes ym Mae Caerdydd.

Mae’r holl sioeau ar werth erbyn hyn, gyda’r ddrama newydd CLASS (1-4 Mai) yn dod i Gymru am y tro cyntaf i gwblhau’r tymor. Mae’r ddrama’n trafod cyfarfod rhieni ac athro sy’n mynd o chwith ac yn arwain at wrthdaro ffrwydrol ynghylch anawsterau dysgu, cariad ac ymdeimlad o hawl wrth i ddau riant sydd wedi gwahanu’n ddiweddar gael eu galw i mewn i’r ysgol i drafod anawsterau darllen eu plentyn naw mlwydd oed. Ysgrifennwyd CLASS gan Iseult Golden a David Horan; hon oedd llwyddiant mawr Gŵyl Theatr Dulyn 2017, ac fe enillodd wobr Fringe First Caeredin yn 2018. Mae CLASS yn dangos ysgrifennu Gwyddelig newydd ar ei orau a bydd yn cwblhau’r rhaglen o theatr gyfoes arloesol sy’n rhan o dymor Perfformiadau i’r Chwilfrydig yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru y gwanwyn yma.

Bydd gwaith theatr gyfoes arall a fydd yn digwydd yn Stiwdio Weston Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru yn cynnwys cynhyrchiad y Theatr Genedlaethol o Merched Caerdydd / Nos Sadwrn o Hyd (10-13 Ebrill), sy’n adrodd straeon cymeriadau amrywiol sy’n byw yn y brifddinas. Bydd Merched Caerdydd gan Catrin Dafydd yn dilyn tair menyw ifanc ddisglair, pob un yn ceisio gwneud synnwyr o’u bywydau di-drefn. Ac yn Nos Sadwrn o Hyd gan Roger Williams, cawn gwrdd â Lee – sy’n mynd i chwilio am gariad unwaith eto yn dilyn tor-perthynas blêr i gyfeiliant Take That. Dwy ddrama Gymraeg gyfoes – a bydd darpariaeth Saesneg i’r di-Gymraeg a dysgwyr ar gael drwy ap Sibrwd.

Bydd gwahoddiad i gynulleidfaoedd weld mwy o ysgrifennu newydd a theatr gychwynnol o Gymru gydag wythnos o Nosweithiau Rhoi Cynnig Arni am ddim (13-17 Mai). Neu gyda Bump/Bully (18 Ebrill) – dangosiad dwbl o ddarlleniadau o waith ar y gweill gan y cwmni newydd Theatr Unsolicited sy’n anelu i greu perfformiadau dewr, cynhwysol a hygyrch i bawb. Drama undyn gan Kelly Jones yw Bump, sy’n ystyried y drafodaeth am ddylanwad natur a dylanwad ein magwraeth. Monolog gignoeth yw Bully gan Tom Wentworth, sy’n trafod beth sy’n digwydd pan fydd chwaraewr rygbi hoyw, ffit yn cael damwain chwaraeon sy’n ei adael yn anabl.

Yn ogystal â drama gyfoes flaengar yn Stiwdio Weston, bydd Perfformiadau i’r Chwilfrydig hefyd yn cynnig adloniant byw llawn hwyl bob nos Iau, nos Wener a nos Sadwrn yn ffresh, sef cegin a bar cabaret bywiog Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru. Mae’r tymor yn agor nos Wener 15 Mawrth gyda Bwrlésg Ffresh – yn cynnwys yr hudolus FooFooLaBelle gyda chefnogaeth unawdwyr Clwb Cabaret Caerdydd. Ac ar nos Sadwrn gynta’r tymor, byddwn yn croesawu Cymraes sy’n seren o fri yn y West End, sef cynrychiolydd Prydain yng nghystadleuaeth Eurovision 2017, Lucie Jones a’i sioe newydd, This is Me (16 Mawrth).

Bydd cegin a bar ffresh yn agor am 6yh ar nosweithiau sioeau, gydag adloniant byw yn cychwyn ar amser newydd cynharach, sef 8yh. Y gwanwyn yma bydd bwydlen newydd fywiog o blatiau bychain ar gael, a fydd yn cynnwys amrywiaeth o gynnyrch Cymreig lleol a thymhorol. Mae’r fwydlen newydd yn ddelfrydol ar gyfer rhannu, ac rydyn ni’n falch iawn ei bod yn hollol ddi-glwten, gyda detholiad eang o ddewisiadau llysieuol a figan, heb anghofio’r Coctels Pwdin newydd. Cyfeiliant perffaith i gomedi, cabare a mwy.

Bydd tymor Perfformiadau i’r Chwilfrydig Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru yn digwydd rhwng 15 Mawrth ac 17 Mai, gan gynnwys dros 35 o brofiadau unigryw. Gallwch weld y rhaglen lawn yn wmc.org.uk/chwilfrydig

I gael rhagor o wybodaeth am docynnau a bwyd, ewch i yganolfan.org.uk neu ffoniwch 029 2063 6464



Ymholiadau’r Cyfryngau

Ar gyfer ymholiadau’r wasg, cysylltwch ag Elin Rees
elin.rees@wmc.org.uk / 029 2063 4717

Ar gyfer ymholiadau adolygwyr, cysylltwch â Sophie Garrod
sophie.garrod@wmc.org.uk / 029 2063 4661

Llwythwch ragflas o dymor Gwanwyn 2019 Perfformiadau i'r Chwilfrydig yma.


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Perfformiadau i'r Chwilfrydig
Rhestr Tymor y Gwanwyn 2019
15 Mawrth – 17 Mai 2019
Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Plas Bute, Caerdydd CF10 5AL
wmc.org.uk/chwilfrydig

Bwrlésg Ffresh
15 Mawrth
ffresh
16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Mae FooFooLaBelle ac unawdwyr Clwb Cabaret Caerdydd yn dathlu’r gwanwyn gyda Bwrlésg Ffresh. Coctel ffrwydrol o ryw a rhyfyg yw FooFooLaBelle, presenoldeb sy’n ein hudo gyda llais mawr a hiwmor mwy, ac sydd wedi bod yn rhyfeddu cynulleidfaoedd ers 2011.

Lucie Jones – This is Me
16 Mawrth
ffresh
16+ £20 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Seren theatr gerdd yn y West End yw Lucie Jones, a hi oedd yn cynrychioli Prydain yng Nghystadleuaeth Eurovision 2017. Ar ôl teithio’r byd yn perfformio mewn arenâu, theatrau a neuaddau cyngerdd lle roedd pob tocyn wedi’u gwerthu, mae Lucie yn dod â’i llais yn ôl adre i Gymru ar gyfer nifer gyfyngedig o gyngherddau personol ac agos-atoch.

Blah Blah Blah: Stand Up and Slam
21 Mawrth
ffresh
16+ £12 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Comedi stand-yp yw cefnder gwirion barddoniaeth. Cywir? A barddoniaeth berfformiadol yw cyfnither ddiflas comedi. Cywir? Chwe act anhygoel o fyd comedi a barddoniaeth yn dod wyneb yn wyneb mewn tair rownd danbaid, gan frwydro i benderfynu, unwaith ac am byth, pa un o’r ddau sydd orau. Bydd Tîm y Beirdd yn cynnwys Dan Simpson, Malaika Kegode a Mab Jones. Bydd Tîm y Diddanwyr yn cynnwys Eshaan Akbar, Sarah Bridgman a Steffan Alun.

Cabarela
22 Mawrth
ffresh
16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Perfformiad Cymraeg
Harmonïau unigryw Sorela fydd yn cynnal noson cabaret o gomedi Gymraeg drwy gân, gan gynnwys y canwr-gyfansoddwr bythol-ryfeddol Hywel Pitts a doniau trydanol diddiwedd y Divas a’r Diceds.

Mary Bijou: Fakes It
23 Mawrth
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Bydd y cabaret cystal, byddwch chi’n siŵr bod Mary Bijou yn twyllo! Styntiau mentrus, sgiliau syrcas gwyllt a cherddoriaeth fendigedig. Dyma’r sioe styntiau fwyaf a welwch chi byth gan y cwmni o Gaerdydd yn ffresh.

Noson yng nghwmni Mal Pope
29 Mawrth
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Cyflwynydd BBC Radio Wales, Mal Pope, sy’n dychwelyd i Ganolfan Mileniwm Cymru ar gyfer noson o straeon a chaneuon. O’i ddyddiau cynnar yn recordio gydag Elton John yn Abbey Road i greu’r sioeau cerdd poblogaidd Cappuccino Girls ac Amazing Grace, ymunwch â Mal am noson braf o straeon a chaneuon o’r hanner canrif diwethaf.

Jeff Hooper: Swinging with the Stars
30 Mawrth
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Dathliad o unawdwyr swing gorau’r ugeinfed ganrif, gan gynnwys Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, heb anghofio Frank Sinatra. Mae hanes gyrfa Jeff Hooper yn llawn sêr y byd adloniant – bu’n gweithio gyda phob math o bobl gan gynnwys Matt Monro, Morecambe and Wise, Stephane Grapelli, Burt Bacharach a Hal David.

Diffusion: Juniper
3 – 5 Ebrill
Ystafell Ymarfer 3
12+ £12 7yh
Yn dilyn eu ffilm fulldome ddiweddar, Liminality, a enillodd sawl gwobr, bydd y cydweithwyr creadigol o Gaerdydd, Matt Wright a Janire Najera, yn dod at ei gilydd unwaith eto er mwyn cludo cynulleidfaoedd i grombil yr albwm bendigedig Juniper gan Slowly Rolling Camera. Rhan o Ŵyl Diffusion 2019, sy’n canolbwyntio eleni ar thema Sain+Llun.

Diffusion: A Woman’s Work – Symposiwm
4 Ebrill
Ystafell Ymarfer 3
16+ £10 9.30yb – 12.30yp
I lansio A Women’s Work, prosiect dwy flynedd o hyd gan Ewrop Greadigol sy’n defnyddio ffotograffiaeth a chyfryngau digidol i herio’r farn gyffredin am rywedd a diwydiant yn Ewrop, mae’r symposiwm yma’n edrych ar y newid yn nhirlun y diwydiannau clywedol-weledol, a’r cyfleoedd mae technoleg newydd a symudedd byd-eang yn eu cynnig o ran cynyddu amrywiaeth ar bob lefel yn y diwydiannau creadigol.
Rhan o Ŵyl Diffusion 2019, sy’n canolbwyntio eleni ar thema Sain+Llun.

Miles Davis: The 1950s and Beyond
4 Ebrill
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Gan ddefnyddio cerddoriaeth Miles Davis fel cyfeirbwynt, bydd Pedwarawd Gethin Liddington/Ian Poole yn mynd ar drywydd y pair o arddulliau a dylanwadau a ddaeth ynghyd i greu sain jazz yn y pumdegau a'r tu hwnt.

Rhagflas o Ŵyl Gomedi Machynlleth
5 Ebrill
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Ymunwch â ni wrth i ni gyflwyno rhagflas arbennig o’r doniau comedi fydd yn ymddangos yn negfed Ŵyl Gomedi Machynlleth.

Paulus: Beta
6 Ebrill
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Stori dylwyth teg queer. Sioe gerdd un person. Stori bersonol am showbiz, bŵs a legins.
Mae ‘doyen y cabaret’ (Time Out) Paul L Martin wedi dod ynghyd â’r cyfarwyddwr cerdd Jordan Clarke a’r band i gyflwyno Paulus: Beta; y sioe gyntaf gan gymeriad newydd rhywedd-hylifol drag amgen Martin, sef Paulus.

Merched Caerdydd / Nos Sadwrn o Hyd
10 – 13 Ebrill
Stiwdio Weston
Rhagflas: 10 Ebrill – Talwch Faint Fynnwch Chi
14+ £12 7yh
Dwy ddrama gyfoes gan ddau lais unigryw, yn seiliedig ar fywyd yn y brifddinas heddiw. Dau gynhyrchiad Cymraeg gan y Theatr Genedlaethol yw Merched Caerdydd gan Catrin Dafydd a Nos Sadwrn o Hyd gan Roger Williams. Mae darpariaeth Saesneg ar gael i’r di-Gymraeg a dysgwyr drwy ap Sibrwd.

Fever: Jo Harrop
11 Ebrill
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Jo Harrop yn talu teyrnged i Peggy Lee, y gantores synhwyrus y byddai Duke Ellington yn ei galw’n ‘y frenhines’. Mewn cynhyrchiad sydd wedi’i greu gyda'r Cyfarwyddwr Cerdd, y trefnydd a’r pianydd Alex Webb, a chyda chefnogaeth criw amryddawn o gerddorion, bydd Jo Harrop yn cyflwyno deongliadau teimladwy o rai o faledi Peggy Lee, cyn morio rhai o’i chaneuon eraill gan gynnwys Fever, Why Don’t You Do Right a The Folks Who Live on the Hill.

House of Broadway
12 Ebrill
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Mae House of Broadway yn ôl yn ffresh yn dilyn eu sioe a werthodd bob tocyn y llynedd. Ar ôl cael adolygiadau pum seren yn Adolygiadau Theatr Broadway a Llundain, bydd y tîm yn dychwelyd i berfformio noson o ddanteithion theatr gerdd.

Séayoncé
13 Ebrill
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Ymunwch â’r seans ddragtastig yma; ar gyfer yr eneidiau unig sy’n dyheu am berlewyg camp cabaret a thipyn o gomedi gymeriad. Bydd Séayoncé yn dilyn trywydd hanesion y gorffennol gwarthus a’r dyfodol digalon, gan alw ar enwogion o fyd yr ysbrydion.

You’ve Got Dragons
16 – 20 Ebrill
Stiwdio Weston
3+ £7 11yb
“Mae dreigiau’n dod ar adegau annisgwyl. Fe allwch chi droi eich pen... ac fe fydden nhw yno.”
Hanes hyfryd taith un plentyn i ddod i delerau â’i ddreigiau personol, wedi’i adrodd yn arddull unigryw cwmni Taking Flight. Gyda cherddoriaeth fyw wreiddiol, mae’r cynhyrchiad gweledol, sensitif yma yn gyfle doniol a theimladwy i ystyried y dreigiau, neu’r pryderon, mae pob un ohonon ni’n eu hwynebu.
Bydd pob perfformiad yn plethu iaith arwyddion Prydain, geirdeitlau a Disgrifiadau Sain Byw.

Bump/Bully: Dangosiad Dwbl
18 Ebrill
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16+ £12 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Darlleniad gwaith ar y gweill o ddwy ddrama newydd, wedi’u cyflwyno gan Theatr Unsolicited – cwmni newydd sy’n adrodd straeon dewr ar gyfer Cymru gyfoes a’r tu hwnt.
Drama undyn yw Bump gan Kelly Jones, sy’n ystyried y drafodaeth am ddylanwad natur a dylanwad ein magwraeth mewn byd lle mae rhaniadau gwleidyddol o fewn teuluoedd mor gyffredin.
Monolog gignoeth yw Bully gan Tom Wentworth am anabledd cyfoes, sy’n trafod beth sy’n digwydd pan fydd chwaraewr rygbi hoyw, ffit yn cael damwain chwaraeon sy’n ei adael yn anabl.

If You Don’t Noel Me by Now: Noson yng nghwmni Noel Sullivan
19 Ebrill
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16+ £20 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
If You Don’t Noel Me by Now yw sioe cabaret unigol gyntaf Noel Sullivan, y cantor a’r actor o Gaerdydd. Trefnwyd y sioe gan y cyfarwyddwr cerdd adnabyddus Nick Barstow, ac ef fydd hefyd yn cyfeilio ar y piano. Yn y sioe newydd yma, bydd Noel yn mynd â ni ar daith i glywed straeon doniol a cherddoriaeth hyfryd sydd wedi’i ysbrydoli, gan groesi genres theatr gerdd, pop a chanu enaid.

Donna Marie: #MYGAGALIFE
20 Ebrill
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Gwyliwch weddnewidiad Donna Marie wrth iddi hel atgofion o’i blynyddoedd cynnar fel cantores/dawnswraig oedd yn caru’r Muppets ac eisiau bod yn un o’r plant o Fame, i’r diwrnod y cafodd hi gwrdd â Lady Gaga – wedi’i gwisgo fel Lady Gaga! Bydd yn perfformio rhai o’r clasuron ac yn rhannu straeon a ysbrydolodd ei bywyd a’i gyrfa – un peth sy’n sicr, bydd digonedd o hwyl a chwerthin.

Little Meerkat’s Big Panic
22 a 23 Ebrill
Stiwdio Weston
0 – 7 oed £7 12yp a 4yp
Perfformiadau ymlaciedig
Mewn cynhyrchiad aml-synhwyrus sydd wedi ennill gwobrau, dewch ar antur gerddorol yn Anialwch Kalahari yng nghwmni Little Meerkat, er mwyn dysgu sut i ymdopi pan fyddwch chi’n teimlo pethau mawr. Mae’r stori’n seiliedig ar lyfr straeon gan yr arbenigwr trawma a rhianta, Jane Evans, a bydd yn helpu pawb i weld, clywed, arogli, blasu a theimlo beth sy’n digwydd yn eu corff a’u hymennydd pan fydd emosiynau’n mynd yn drech. Gyda chymorth gan Kind Elephant a Wise Monkey, a fydd Little Meerkat yn gallu dysgu llonyddu a dod o hyd i’r meerkats coll?

Tina May
25 Ebrill
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Ers sefydlu ei phedwarawd cyntaf yn y nawdegau cynnar, mae Tina May wedi ennill clod o gwmpas y byd am ei gallu lleisiol rhyfeddol a’i phresenoldeb llesmeiriol ar y llwyfan. Mae Tina yn awdur geiriau dawnus, yn artist jazz meistraidd ac yn ddiddanwraig ddisglair, a bydd gwylwyr ITV yn gyfarwydd â’i llais o gerddoriaeth agoriadol bachog y cyfresi poblogaidd Infidelity ac Airline.

Aleighcia Scott
26 Ebrill
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Merch o Gaerdydd sydd â’i gwreiddiau yn Jamaica yw Aleighcia Scott, ac mae ei llais yn gyfuniad o enaid y cantorion reggae gorau a phŵer corau mawr Cymru. Yn y gorffennol mae wedi ymddangos yn Ffair Boomtown ac Aberjazz, gan ddod i benllanw gyda pherfformiadau yn Kingston, Jamaica a set yn y clwb byd-enwog, Dub Club. Bydd Aleighcia yn dychwelyd adre i berfformio gig agos-atoch yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru.

User Not Found
29 a 30 Ebrill
Quantum Coffee Roasters
14+ £12 6yh a 8.30yh
Cynhyrchiad am ein hunaniaeth ddigidol ar ôl i ni farw yw User Not Found. Bydd y gynulleidfa yn cael ffôn clyfar a phâr o glustffonau, ac yn ymgolli yn hanes un dyn wrth iddo wynebu’r dewis o gadw neu ddileu presenoldeb ar-lein ei bartner sydd wedi marw. Drwy berfformiad doniol ac agos-atoch cawn stori am alar cyfoes sy’n procio angen pob un ohonon ni am gysylltiad.
Bydd geirdeitlau ar gael ar gyfer pob perfformiad – rhowch wybod i aelod o dîm Blaen y Tŷ wrth i chi gyrraedd os hoffech chi ddefnyddio geirdeitlau.

CLASS
1 – 4 Mai
Stiwdio Weston
14+ £12 7yh
Cyfarfod rhieni gydag athro sy’n mynd o chwith yw canolbwynt CLASS – drama newydd am anawsterau dysgu: yn yr ysgol, yn ein bywydau, ble bynnag. Naw oed yw mab Brian a Donna, ac mae’n cael trafferth. Dyna yw barn ei athro. Mae’n dweud y dylai fynd i weld seicolegydd. Ond doedd Brian a Donna – sydd wedi gwahanu’n ddiweddar – ddim yn hoff o’r ysgol chwaith, nac o’u hathrawon. Ysgrifennwyd CLASS gan Iseult Golden a David Horan, ac mae’n enghraifft o waith Gwyddelig newydd ar ei orau – gwrthdaro “llawn adloniant” (Irish Times) sy’n “ffrwydrad o emosiwn” (Mail on Sunday) ynghylch anawsterau dysgu, cariad ac ymdeimlad o hawl.
Enillydd Gwobr Fringe First Caeredin 2018.

The Greatest of Shows
4 Mai
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Sioe gyd-ganu ryngweithiol fyw yw The Greatest of Shows, lle bydd y cast yn eich codi i’ch traed i ddawnsio a chanu caneuon o rai o’r sioeau cerdd a’r ffilmiau gorau erioed. Gyda chaneuon o The Greatest Showman, We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show a Dirty Dancing, byddwch chi’n siŵr o gael modd i fyw.

Against the Grain
9 Mai
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Yn ysbryd gwrthryfela a gwydnwch, bydd y sgwennwr celfyddydau lleol Jafar Iqbal yn cyflwyno dangosiad dwbl o artistiaid sy’n herio normau cymdeithasol.
Dancing Queer Beth wedoch chi? Dylai dawnswyr bola gadw’u gwallt yn hir ac eillio’u coesau a’u ceseiliau? Wel nid hon! Ffoadur a dawnswraig queer o’r Aifft yw Shrouk El-Attar, a gyda’i thlysau corff, ei thatŵs, ei blew a’i barf, bydd yn cyflwyno perfformiad diffuant ac unigryw. Protest yn erbyn erledigaeth pobl lesbiaidd, hoyw, deurywiol a thraws yn yr Aifft yw Dancing Queer, sydd wedi ennill gwobr gan y Cenhedloedd Unedig ac wedi’i galw’n un o gant menyw fwyaf dylanwadol y byd gan y BBC.
Holly Morgan: Madonna or Whore Mae Holly Morgan yn mynd i ddatrys yr holl lanast casáu merched yma sy’n mynd o gwmpas unwaith ac am byth, gan ddefnyddio rhywbeth mae hi’n hanner ei gofio o’r brifysgol am gymhleth y Forwyn a’r Hwren, a’r caneuon pop gorau erioed. Bydd Holly yn defnyddio menywod mwyaf dadleuol hanes fel cyfrwng ac yn gofyn y cwestiynau mawr.

The Nature of Why
9 – 11 Mai
Stiwdio Weston
Rhagflas: 9 Mai – Talwch Faint a Fynnwch
8+ £12 Amserau’n Amrywio
Mae The Nature of Why yn cyfuno dawns a cherddoriaeth mewn perfformiad epig sy’n fôr o emosiwn a harddwch corfforol. Sioe a gomisiynwyd gan Unlimited yw hon, sy’n cynnwys sgôr fyw sinematig gan Will Gregory o’r ddeuawd Goldfrapp, ensemble o gerddorion o’r British Paraorchestra a phedwar dawnsiwr anhygoel. Mae’r sioe yn dwyn ysbrydoliaeth o chwilfrydedd anghonfensiynol enillydd gwobr Nobel, y ffisegydd damcaniaethol Richard Feynman, gan astudio ei ymgais i ganfod ystyr yn y byd o’n cwmpas drwy naw symudiad gwahanol a theimladwy.

Connie Orff: You’re A Vision
10 Mai
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16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Mae ein hoff ‘dad cynhwysol, asthmatig, dwyieithog, hoyw mewn ffrog’ yn ôl yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru. Fel un o connoisseurs cystadleuaeth ddiwylliannol fwya’r cyfandir, bydd Connie Orff yn ein twymo ni i gyd ar ei thaith amlieithog drwy’r gwledydd a’r degawdau... Douze points os gwelwch yn dda!

Comedy Scratch
14 Mai
Stiwdio Weston
16+ Talwch Faint Fynnwch Chi 7yh
Mae’r digrifwr Leroy Brito yn ôl yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru ar gyfer noson o gomedi – ond y tro yma, mae’n dod â ffrindiau gyda fe ar gyfer noson o ddeunydd newydd gan rai o enwau mwyaf cyffrous byd comedi Cymru. Gydag Ignacio Lopez, Esyllt Sears, Chris Chopping, Priya Louise Hall a Mac Bernie.
Archebwch docyn Talwch Faint a Fynnwch am ddim ar-lein – a gwnewch gyfraniad ar y noson, os gallwch chi, i gefnogi’r artistiaid a datblygiad pellach eu gwaith.

Dirty Protest: A Monday Mixed Scratch
15 Mai
Stiwdio Weston
16+ Talwch Faint Fynnwch Chi 7yh
Ers 2007, Dirty Protest yw’r cwmni i’w ddilyn er mwyn gweld y sêr mawr nesaf ym myd ysgrifennu ac actio. Gan chwalu rhwystrau i fyd y theatr drwy berfformio ym mhobman o iyrtiaid i siop cibab, i dafarn ac i glwb, fe wnaethon nhw sbarduno chwyldro ysgrifennu newydd i’r theatr. Maen nhw wedi gweithio gyda mwy na 200 o awduron ers hynny ac wedi llwyfannu’r gorau mewn ysgrifennu newydd o Gymru ledled gwledydd Prydain a’r byd. Ymunwch â chriw Dirty Protest ar gyfer A Monday Mixed Scratch wrth iddyn nhw ddathlu a rhoi cyfle i ddoniau ysgrifennu mwyaf cyffrous y genedl.
“Prin yw’r bobl yng Nghymru sy’n creu theatr mor gyffrous â hyn heddiw”, y Guardian.
Archebwch docyn Talwch Faint a Fynnwch am ddim ar-lein – a gwnewch gyfraniad ar y noson, os gallwch chi, i gefnogi’r artistiaid a datblygiad pellach eu gwaith.

Drag that Scratch
16 Mai
Stiwidio Weston
16+ Talwch Faint Fynnwch Chi 7yh
Fyddwch chi’n teimlo weithiau bod y Drag sydd i’w weld ar y teledu braidd yn rhy... daclus? Hoffech chi fod yno i weld y gwychder ar y dechrau’n deg? Yn dilyn sioeau lle gwerthwyd pob tocyn yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru, bydd Connie Orff yn curadu noson o Ddrag – o Freninesau a Brenhinoedd newydd sbon i berfformwyr profiadol... yn rhoi cynnig ar bethau!
Archebwch docyn Talwch Faint a Fynnwch am ddim ar-lein – a gwnewch gyfraniad ar y noson, os gallwch chi, i gefnogi’r artistiaid a datblygiad pellach eu gwaith.

Scratch Night: On the Bench
17 Mai
Stiwdio Weston
16+ Talwch Faint Fynnwch Chi 7yh
Cyfle i ddarganfod gwaith newydd gan artistiaid anabl gyda noson o farddoniaeth, cân a drama gan aelodau o Gelfyddydau Anabledd Cymru. Bydd y perfformwyr a fydd yn arbrofi gyda’u gwaith newydd yn cynnwys Des Mannay Hooligan Poet, y gantores-gyfansoddwraig Bel Blue a bydd Sherrall Morris, Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds a Sara Beer yn perfformio ‘Meg, Mabel and Molly’, sgript newydd gan Sherrall Morris.
Archebwch docyn Talwch Faint Fynnwch Chi am ddim ar-lein – a gwnewch gyfraniad ar y noson, os gallwch chi, i gefnogi’r artistiaid a datblygiad pellach eu gwaith.

Hollie McNish: Taith 2019
15 Mai
Ffresh
16+ £15 drysau am 6yh, cychwyn am 8yh
Ar ôl perfformiad lle gwerthwyd pob tocyn yn 2017, bydd Hollie McNish yn dychwelyd i ffresh i berfformio barddoniaeth, sgwrsio’n onest ac yn agored a darllen o’i chasgliadau barddoniaeth diweddaraf. Gyda Benjamin Zephaniah wedi datgan ‘Alla i ddim tynnu ‘nghlustiau oddi arni’, Kate Tempest yn dweud bod ei barddoniaeth ‘yn groesawgar, yn sbardun ac yn brydferth’ a chefnogwyr sy’n cynnwys Emma Watson, Robin Ince, Pink a Tim Minchin, mae Hollie McNish, enillydd Gwobr Ted Hughes, yn cynnig profiad na ddylech mo’i fethu. Mae’n Gymrawd Sefydliad y Celfyddydau yn y Gair Llafar, mae wedi ei gwylio dros ddeg miliwn o weithiau ar YouTube yn ei pherfformiadau barddoniaeth ar-lein, a hi oedd y bardd cyntaf i recordio yn stiwdios enwog Abbey Road yn Llundain. Disgwyliwch iaith gref wrth iddi drafod ffrwythau a’r cnawd, euogrwydd, rhyw, gwleidyddiaeth, marwolaeth, bronnau, transformers a llawer mwy.
Bydd llyfrau ar gael i’w prynu yn y digwyddiad, a bydd cyfle i gael llofnod ar lyfr ar ôl y sioe.

Wales Millennium Centre  
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Sophie Garrod
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