Theatre / Theatr

A Murder Is Announced, Middle Ground Theatre Company, New Theatre, Cardiff

12th February 2020

The murder was announced by ‘Middle Ground Theatre Company’, and we stepped back in time, and into the formal drawing room of a house in Chipping Cleghorn. The attention to detail was mesmerising, from the vase on the table and the clock on the mantle, to the drinks decanter in the corner, all of which […]

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The Nutcracker, The Russian State Ballet of Siberia, St David’s Hall

27th December 2019

Even on a cold and drizzly Cardiff there can be little more festive than going to see “The Nutcracker” on Christmas Eve. And so we went to St David’s Hall to watch The Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s production of this Tchaikovsky classic. While we are not big ballet-goers, much of the score was familiar […]

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Cinderella, New Theatre, Cardiff

15th December 2019

  Every year we go to the panto at the New Theatre. I thought I knew what to expect this year – every year it’s a different story and every year I have found it very funny and entertaining and I’ve always found the sets and the costumes amazing. Every year there are famous people […]

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Les Miserables, Wales Millennium Centre

30th November 2019

Breathtaking is how I would describe Victor Hugo’s, Les Miserables at the Wales Millennium Centre. Everything from the first beat of the music to the standing ovation at the end was simply breathtaking. I had a vague knowledge of the story, but the clarity and strength of the singing by the cast ensured that you understood every word […]

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Nativity! The Musical, Wales Millennium Centre

21st November 2019

  Nativity! The Musical Review by Megan Callaghan, 9 years old I was really excited to go to see Nativity! The Musical at the WMC on Tuesday because I like going to the theatre, I really enjoyed all four Nativity! films and I was looking forward to feeling Christmassy! Before going I thought this show […]

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9 to 5 the Musical, Wales Millennium Centre

30th October 2019

This not quite a musical version of the much-loved 1980s film though Dolly Parton provides a link back to the film with a recorded introduction. The first half focuses more on the different backgrounds of the three female leads and explores the different ways that their lives have been adversely affected by the men in […]

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Tabby McTat, New Theatre, Cardiff

31st August 2019

I took my 3-year-old daughter Mali to see Tabby McTat at The New Theatre in Cardiff. It was an entertaining show that encouraged children to use their imagination. Despite there being minimal costumes and props (the cast used different hats for each character and they rotated the characters between them throughout by simply changing hats) […]

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Madagascar the Musical, Wales Millennium Centre

8th August 2019

A hypochondriac giraffe, a superstar lion with a big ego, a zebra who yearns for freedom and a hippo with the strongest New York accent around are the main characters in the first half of “Madagascar – the Musical”, the Dreamworks stage adaptation of the movie franchise which I saw at the Wales Millennium Centre […]

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The Lady Vanishes, New Theatre, Cardiff

18th July 2019

This ambitious production from renowned producer Bill Kenwright takes its name directly from the Alfred Hitchcock film on which it is closely based. In the wrong hands, this play could go horribly as its source material is regarded in some quarters as one of the finest films Hitchcock made before decamping to the United States. […]

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Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, New Theatre, Cardiff

9th July 2019

I took my three-year-old Mali to see Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and the show proved an entertaining, engaging and interactive performance for little ones. Children were kept engaged throughout with, for example, a flying puppet scene and catchy interactive songs. Although he only appeared a few times during the show, the frog prince also […]

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