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Escape the Scaffold – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Titas Halder Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Jacqui Onions In the current political climate, Escape the Scaffold has the potential to be an important and thought-provoking piece of theatre. This new play by Titas Halder is a co-production between The Other Room, Mongrel Thumb and Theatre503 which premiered at Theatre503 in March 2017 before transferring to Cardiff. Taking the story ...

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Love, Cardiff: City Road Stories – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer & Director: Andrew Sterry Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Love Cardiff: City Road Stories captures the community, diversity and culture of Cardiff found just a stone’s throw from the commercial city centre. City Road is arguably the heart of the Roath area of Cardiff; a long street of predominantly independent shops, restaurants and bars and a real melting pot of cultures ...

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Rent – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writer: Jonathan Larson Director: Bruce Guthrie Reviewer: Chris Williams In 2016, Rent - the Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical - celebrated its 20th anniversary. This new production embarked on a UK tour in celebration, stopping in Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre. Based loosely on Puccini’s opera La Boheme - with our poets and painters modernised as a filmmaker or performance artist - Rent’s ...

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The Wedding Singer – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

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Writers: Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy Music: Matthew Sklar Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dan English There is the adage ‘always the bridesmaid, but never the bride’ but what about anyone else at a wedding? Adapting the 90s Adam Sandler comedy, The Wedding Singer explores the trials and tribulations of Robbie, a wedding singer who brings much joy to other couples yet ...

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The Wedding Singer – New Theatre, Cardiff

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Writers: Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy Music: Matthew Sklar Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Based on the film of the same name, The Wedding Singer takes us back to the 1980s and tells the story of Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns) - the singer that makes other people's big days special while remaining unlucky in love himself. A predictable, but smile-inducing, ...

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Sinners Club – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer &Music: Lucy Rivers Director: Titas Balder Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Sinners Club is a dark, surreal and edgy exploration of the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be executed in Britain. This theatre gig is a real onslaught on the senses - and most of it in a good way. The powerful and emotive original music by Lucy Rivers ...

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WNO: La Bohème – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Giacomo Puccini Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Director: Annabel Arden Revival director: Caroline Chaney Conductor: Simon Phillippo Reviewer:  Barbara Michaels Welsh National Opera’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème was last staged at the Wales Millennium Centre back in 2012.  One of the most frequently performed of all operas, La Bohème was described by Luciano Pavarotti as “The perfect ...

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A Regular Little Houdini – Chapter, Cardiff

Writer: Daniel Llewelyn-Williams Director: Joshua Richards Reviewer: Jacqui Onions A Regular Little Houdini brings together magic and history in an engaging one-man show. This well-crafted play transports the audience to Newport, South Wales, in the early 1900s. It links together historical moments including Harry Houdini’s visits to Newport’s Lyceum Theatre and the building of city’s landmark transporter bridge, all told ...

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