Review Waitress by Bethan Lewis, Wales Millennium Centre, Tuesday 31st May 2022

Take one charming leading lady, a dollop of catchy songs, a ballad or two to pull on your heartstrings, sprinkle with silliness and mix with loveable characters to create the perfect recipe for a feelgood musical. The ingredients were expertly balanced at the performance of the Tony Award nominated hit musical Waitress in Cardiff’s Wales … Continue reading Review Waitress by Bethan Lewis, Wales Millennium Centre, Tuesday 31st May 2022

PREVIEW: INTERVIEW WITH THE STARS OF BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

What follows is a syndicated interview with the stars of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical: Molly-Grace Cutler (Carole King), Tom Milner (Gerry Goffin), Seren Sandham-Davies (Cynthia Weil), and Jos Slovick (Barry Mann) What can audiences expect when they come see the show?Molly-Grace: It’s done by a full company of live musicians, which is very different to … Continue reading PREVIEW: INTERVIEW WITH THE STARS OF BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

Review Eight Songs for a Mad King, Cardiff University School of Music by James Ellis

We lost Peter Maxwell Davies a few years ago and his legacy is being greatly considered. Whilst most might shy away from the blunt nature of his music, there is an always theatrical skill to it and he truly remained one of a kind. Prior to Max’s masterpiece, the Mad Song Ensemble presented contemporary music … Continue reading Review Eight Songs for a Mad King, Cardiff University School of Music by James Ellis

Review ENO New Harewood Artists Recital, St Martin-In-The-Fields by James Ellis

My time in London is wrapping up. A day spent with English National Opera would herald a fine last day in the capital and I couldn’t have been happier. Though my health has comprised my enjoyment somewhat, I ventured on the New Harewood Artists recital at St Martin’s-in-the-Field. I found joy in hearing more of … Continue reading Review ENO New Harewood Artists Recital, St Martin-In-The-Fields by James Ellis

Review SoundState and London Symphony Orchestra by James Ellis

Eva-Maria Houben & GBSR Duo Claire Chase Presents Pauline Oliveros London Symphony Orchestra A intense weekend of events wrapped up nicely with the conclusion of SoundState at the Southbank Centre. I had officially crashed around this point, though keen to see more. Till the bitter end really. Starting off with ‘together on the way’ from … Continue reading Review SoundState and London Symphony Orchestra by James Ellis

Review Francis Bacon, Man and Beast, The Royal Academy by James Ellis

The biggest London exhibition of the work for years of Francis Bacon presently stagnates at The Royal Academy. I have fond memories of the previous exhibit at the Tate Britain in 2008, a lasting legacy for me as a lover of his craft. I can’t tell you how many times I doodled his Base of … Continue reading Review Francis Bacon, Man and Beast, The Royal Academy by James Ellis

Summer Season announced at Theatr Clwyd

Theatr Clwyd today announce a massive summer season of activity. The season boasts an incredible mixture of musicals, comedy, drama, music, and family activities. The venue welcomes the return of many community performers that have not been able to take to the stage since before the pandemic. Theatr Clwyd produces brand new productions in this … Continue reading Summer Season announced at Theatr Clwyd

Music Theatre Wales and Opera Philadelphia to share bold digital work that redefines opera for our times.

Following the successful 2019 co-commission and co-production of Denis & Katya by Philip Venables and Ted Huffman, the two companies are sharing new digital pieces created by Black, Asian and global majority artists. Commissioned in parallel, Music Theatre Wales and Opera Philadelphia’s digital programmes propel our genre forward, identifying outstanding artists and presenting innovative new … Continue reading Music Theatre Wales and Opera Philadelphia to share bold digital work that redefines opera for our times.

Review Death Drop, New Theatre Cardiff by Barbara Hughes-Moore

Death Drop is the ultimate triple threat: it’s a Drag Comedy, a murder mystery, and a musical extravaganza – and it’s here to slay. Premiering on the West End in December, the star-studded UK Tour is making a brief pit-stop in Cardiff for only a few days – so sashay your way to the New … Continue reading Review Death Drop, New Theatre Cardiff by Barbara Hughes-Moore

Review Small Change, Both Barrels Theatre by Tanica Psalmist

Small Change is written by Peter Gill & presented by Both Barrels Theatre. The play takes you on a journey of self-discovery from childhood to manhood as well as a poetic adventures exploring themes closely linked to identity, undealt issues, mental arrest, poverty & self-reflection. This play is set on the east side of Cardiff … Continue reading Review Small Change, Both Barrels Theatre by Tanica Psalmist