Theatre / Theatr

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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Avenue Q, New Theatre

18th June 2019

What a great evening of laughter and clever ways of making us think about many contemporary issues. These puppets, some monster furry creations and a few “real” humans take the audience on a romp as they discuss sex, racism, pornography, the value of humanities degrees, and the meaning of life! There are excellent songs, some […]

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Mur Mur, Theatr a Drama Prifysgol De Cymru. Canolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth.

22nd April 2019

  Buais mor ffodus a gwylio’r cynhyrchiad yma gan fyfyrwyr Drama a Dawns Prifysgol De Cymru dwywaith o fewn yr un wythnos. Gall y perfformiad fod wedi fy niflasu’r ail waith, ond yn hytrach llwyddodd i’m swyno gan lu o bosibiliadau eraill. Perfformiad corfforol a chreadigol a honnodd fy sylw o’r cychwyn cyntaf. Cerrig oedd […]

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Tripula, Farres Brothers & Co. Canolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth.

22nd April 2019

Braint oedd bod ynghlwm âGŵyl Agor Drysau gan Theatr Arad Goch yn ddiweddar lle cefais y cyfle i wylio dramâu niferus yn Aberystwyth gan gwmnïau theatr ryngwladol, ac rwyf yn hynod ddiolchgar am y profiad. Y perfformiad cyntaf i mi wylio fel rhan o’r ŵyl oedd ‘Tripula’ a oedd yn ddechrau egnïol a ffres i’r […]

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Anweledig, Cwmni’r Frân Wen. Canolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth.

22nd April 2019

Roeddwn yn ymwybodol taw drama un person gan Aled Jones Williams oedd hon cyn mentro i’r theatr i’w gwylio. Roeddwn hefyd yn ymwybodol ei fod wedi cael ei berfformio ychydig flynyddoedd ynghynt ond yn cael ei weld ar ei newydd wedd y tro yma, ac felly roedd yn rhaid i mi fachu ar y cyfle […]

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Hair, New Theatre Cardiff

22nd April 2019

Hair is one of those shows where if you ask a member of the public what they know about it, they would say – Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine in and Hippies. When Hair was first performed in 1969, it would have left its audiences in shock. It was written as an almost ‘educational’ shock […]

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The Magic Flute , WNO, Wales Millennium Centre

8th March 2019

  Mozart’s most famous opera was once again brought on stage, but this time WNO managed to add in some delightful new ideas. Under the baton of Damian Iorio, the music was of extremely high quality. The loving couple of Tamino and Pamina were sung by Ben Johnson and Anita Watson. They both rendered their […]

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Romeo and Juliet, Royal Shakespeare Company, New Theatre, Cardiff

8th March 2019

With the current surge of knife crime in the UK, you can somewhat half see the idea that director Erica Whyman was going for with this latest RSC production of Romeo and Juliet. This is a modern take of the play set in 2019. It sees gender roles swapped in characters, rave music in the […]

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Nyrsys, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. Canolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth.

20th December 2018

Wrth gyrraedd y theatr i wylio Nyrsys roedd y lle yn orlawn a dim un sedd wag. Roeddwn yn gwybod o’r cychwyn bod hwn yn mynd i fod yn berfformiad clodwiw iawn ac nid oeddwn yn anghywir. Pum actores oedd i’r cynhyrchiad a rhain yn dalentog, bywiog ac yn deimladwy’r un pryd yn cyfleu bywyd […]

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Beauty and the Beast, New Theatre, Cardiff

17th December 2018

Panto has been described as “a traditional fairy tale complete with songs, dances, jokes, exaggerated characters and lots of audience participation”. The question is how to keep a genre that dates back to the 16th or 17th century, relevant to today’s tech- and media-savvy younger generation with their short attention spans and constant need for […]

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