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The Woman in Black – New Theatre, Cardiff

A scene from The Woman In Black by Susan Hill @ Fortune Theatre.

Writer: Susan Hill Adaptor:  Stephen Mallatratt Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Beth Steer First performed in 1989, and enjoying a notoriously spooky, almost continuous theatre run during the 27 years since - Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black (adapted by Stephen Mallatratt) has come to Cardiff's New Theatre once more. Like the lingering curse of the Woman in Black herself, it's a production ...

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The Little Shop of Horrors – Cardiff New Theatre

Sam Lupton as Seymour and Stephanie Clift as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors.

Book and Lyrics: Howard Ashman Music: Alan Menken Director: Tara Louis Wilkinson Reviewer: Beth Steer The Little Shop of Horrors, one of the longest running off-Broadway musicals of all time, makes its entertaining debut at Cardiff's New Theatre this week. Telling the story of Seymour Krelborn (Sam Lupton), an orphan taken in as the assistant at Mushnik’s Flower Shop in ...

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Guys and Dolls – Bristol Hippodrome

anna o'byrne and cast guys and dolls tour

Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer:Claire Hayes Marry the Man Today may not seem the sort of sentiment to be accepted lightly by a theatre-going audience in 2016, especially given the blatant shortcomings of the potential grooms. Hitching up with low-life crap shooters Nathan Detroit and ...

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Guys and Dolls – New Theatre, Cardiff

anna o'byrne and cast guys and dolls tour

Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer:Jaclyn Martin Even the most seasoned gamblers can find themselves playing with high stakes in the game of love – Guys and Dolls is the latest in a season of shows involving swindlers, spies and shysters at Cardiff’s New Theatre this ...

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Shadowlands – New Theatre, Cardiff

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Emily Garside Shadowlands is a two-tier play. On one hand, it is a story of love found later in life and the meeting of minds and hearts. On the other, it is a reflection on the nature of God, faith and theology. Both are engaging to watch, and fascinating to think about. However, ...

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Thriller Live – New Theatre, Cardiff

The cast of Thriller Live

Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Jaclyn Martin This year has sadly seen some of music’s heavyweights, such as David Bowie and Prince, pass away. Seven years before that, back in 2009, we lost the 'King of Pop' himself. This production lives on and helps keep his memory and the magic of his music alive. Thriller Live has grown and transformed ...

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Footloose – Cardiff New Theatre

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Writer: Dean Pitchford Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Matthew Cole Reviewer: Beth Steer Fast on the heels of the 1980s film sensation, Footloose has long been a firm musical favourite, known for its sizzling combination of teenage rebellion and romance, and Racky Plews’ remastering does not disappoint. Set in Bomont, a small town in middle America with an equally small mind, ...

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Aladdin – The New Theatre, Cardiff

The cast of Aladdin

Director: Sam Kane Reviewer: Beth Steer After a roaring success during its run last year, the star-spangled cast of classic Christmas pantomime Aladdin is back by popular demand to Cardiff’s New Theatre. An ‘Aladdin’s cave of unmissable entertainment’, the show packs a punch with a celebrity cast, a great set and costume design, exciting special effects and a whole lot ...

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