What’s on in May & June in Brecon’s Great Theatre

Here’s what’s going on in the Arts over May and June in the Brecon.

Chinese State Circus ©

Chinese State Circus ©

WEDNESDAY 15 MAY 7.30PM
CHINESE STATE CIRCUS
YIN YANG

Two thousand years of tradition explode on stage with a spectacular two hour extravaganza.
Thirty Chinese artistes perform acts including a remarkable display of human juggling, the amazing bicycle act, the superb swinging poles and the dynamic hoop divers with their amazing acrobatics.

+PLUS Workshop available – contact box office.

TICKETS £22.50  |  CONCESSIONS £20.50
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
DURATION  130 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

Spiers & Boden ©

Spiers & Boden ©

THURSDAY 16 MAY 8.00PM
STARS OF BELLOWHEAD
SPIERS & BODEN
THE BACKYARD SONGS TOUR

All areas of the country have their own traditional songs, dances and customs. John & Jon have always been fascinated by local musical traditions which weave together to create the folk music of Britain and this concert is a celebration of this diversity.

+PLUS Why not suggest folk gems with local significance for the pair to learn and perform at the gig, whether it be a traditional song collected nearby or a dance tune associated with the area? Post suggestions or perfomances at http://backyard.spiersandboden.com/

TICKETS £15.00   |  CONCESSIONS £14.00
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
DURATION 120 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

FRIDAY 17 MAY 7.30PM
SOUND AFFAIRS
MICHELANGELO DRAWING BLOOD

Michelangelo Drawing Blood ©

Michelangelo Drawing Blood ©

Michelangelo: painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and poet – the original, perhaps ultimate, Renaissance man.
Michelangelo Drawing Blood delves into the forces that drove his genius – an obsession with human anatomy, a passionate response to the male body and an equally intense Christian faith. Three male performers bring to life the fluid twists and turns of Michelangelo’s drawings accompanied by live music composed by Charlie Barber and performed live on Renaissance instruments.

TICKETS £12.00  |  CONCESSIONS £10.00
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
DURATION 75 MINS  |  SUITABILITY 16+ YEARS (CONTAINS MALE NUDITY)
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

SATURDAY 18 MAY 7.30PM
MID WALES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
GALA NIGHT
WA Mozart    Flute and Harp Concerto in C Major K299 (chamber arrangement)
F Schubert     Octet in F Major D803

Join MWCO for a concert celebrating three years since the orchestra’s launch at Theatr Brycheiniog in May 2010. Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto sets the tone for an evening of intimate musical conversations while Schubert’s celebrated octet for wind and strings – loved equally by musicians and audiences since its first performance in 1824 – forms the centrepiece.

+PLUS Pre-performance talk 6.30pm to 7.10pm.

Mid Wales Chamber Orchertra ©

Mid Wales Chamber Orchertra ©

TICKETS £14.5.00  |  CONCESSIONS £12.5.00  |   GROUP RATE £11.50
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
DURATION 120 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

THURSDAY 23 MAY 8.00PM
JOE DRISCOLL & SEKOU KOUYATE

In the port city of Marseilles, home to many a nomadic soul, Joe Driscoll first met Sekou Kouyate. Though they share no common language, they communicated through their music and collaborated at the French festival Nuit Metis (Nights of Mixed Race). The music developed by these kindred spirits is a fusion of afrobeat, hip-hop, folk and reggae that defies description.

TICKETS £12.00  |  CONCESSIONS £10.00
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
DURATION 105 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

FRIDAY 24 MAY 1.15PM MATINEE
COLEG POWYS & YSGOL PENMAES
SEREN STARS

Learners from Coleg Powys and Ysgol Penmaes have worked together in a theatre project to produce this variety performance, a dazzling display of music, song, dance and comedy! Learners have had the chance to learn about performance and work in the theatre on this exciting project, come along and see the result!

TICKETS £3.50  |  CHILDREN DISABLED CARER STUDENTS £2.50
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
DURATION 60 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

SATURDAY 25 MAY 7.30PM
BALLET CYMRU
ROMEO & JULIET

Romeo & Juliet ©

Romeo & Juliet ©

Intense fighting, passionate duets and universal themes echo through dramatic and lyrical choreography. Exquisite costumes and extraordinary video projections create a world of danger and excitement where two young lovers are caught in an age-old feud.
Don’t miss this Critics Circle Award-winning company of young and vital dancers pushing back the barriers of classical ballet.
A Ballet Cymru / Coreo Cymru / Newport Riverfront collaboration.

TICKETS £14.00  |  CONCESSIONS £12.00
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
DURATION 120 MINS  |  SUITABILITY 8+ YEARS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

TUESDAY 28 MAY 7.00PM
FOREST FAWR GEOPARK FESTIVAL 2013
THE HEROES OF WELSH GEOLOGY

Dr Tom Sharpe of Amgueddfa Cymru | National Museum of Wales will be talking about the life and work of two of the great figures of Welsh geology – Sir Henry De la Beche and Sir William Edmond Logan. Both men were prominent scientists in the early eighteenth century, leaving a significant legacy both here and in the wider world.

TICKETS £5.00  |  CONCESSIONS £.00
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
DURATION 90 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

THURSDAY 30 MAY 8.00PM
BARBARA DICKSON
SUPPORTED BY EMMA & THE PROFESSOR

Globally known for hits which include Caravans, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, Answer Me and her chart-topping duet with Elaine Paige, I Know Him So Well, Barbara Dickson brings her sensational show to Brecon.
Her audience is guaranteed a musical treat as she performs her classic songs as well as other material in her own inimitable style.

TICKETS £24.00  |  CONCESSIONS £22.00
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
DURATION 120 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

Roy Orbison ©

Roy Orbison ©

FRIDAY 31 MAY 7.30PM
ROY ORBISON & FRIENDS
WITH BARRY STEELE

Featuring classic Roy Orbison hits from the 1960s right through to the late 1980s when Roy joined The Travelling Wilburys.
Using both original and film footage from the era and backed by his fabulous five-piece band, Barry Steele brings Roy Orbison to life with his trademark dark rimmed glasses, soaring vocals and singular style.

TICKETS £17.50
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
DURATION 120 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

SATURDAY 1 JUNE 7.30PM
SWANSEA CITY OPERA
DON PASQUALE
DONIZETTI’S UPROARIOUS COMIC OPERA

Beautifully staged in English with elegant 1840s costumes and performed by some of the finest singers and orchestral players in the country, Don Pasquale contains some of Donizetti’s loveliest music and makes for an enchanting and hilarious evening’s entertainment – a feast for the eyes and ears.

‘This company always delivers the goods’

NORTH DEVON JOURNAL
TICKETS £19.50  |  CONCESSIONS £17.50
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
DURATION 180 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

SUNDAY 2 JUNE 2.30PM
TEATER PERO
ASTON’S STONES

An exquisite and heart-warming story about the little dog who wants to take care of all the stones he can find. Big, small, sad or cold – all of them in need to be taken care of. Aston leads them back to his warm and cosy home but his parents become increasingly worried about the increasing number of stones in their living room.

Aston's Stones ©

Aston’s Stones ©

This story is about how easy it is to love and the ability to see and appreciate value in small things – even a little stone.

TICKETS £6.50  |  CONCESSIONS £6.00
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
DURATION 30 MINS  |  SUITABILITY 3-6 YEARS & FAMILY
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

SATURDAY 8 JUNE 7.30PM
LONDON CLASSIC THEATRE COMPANY
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Oscar Wilde’s theatrical masterpiece is widely-acknowledged as one of the greatest comedies in the English language. Wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue, gloriously improbable plot twists and a sprinkling of romance – The Importance of Being Earnest has it all.
London Classic Theatre promise to bring this scintillating comedy of manners – overflowing with dazzling wordplay and comic invention – to vivid, extravagant life with their customary flair, attention to detail and impeccable production values.

TICKETS £15.00  |  CONCESSIONS £13.50
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
DURATION 150 MINS  |  SUITABILITY 14+ YEARS (CONTAINS NUDITY
AND ADULT CONTENT)
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 7.30PM
COLEG POWYS PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY
A LETTER FROM SHAKESPEARE

The students of the Performing Arts Academy will take you into a world of love, conflict, revenge and ambition through a modern day retelling of the works of William Shakespeare. From Romeo to Titus and Hotspur to Portia, this production will show you some of Shakespeare’s most memorable moments.
Created in conjunction with GradCo.

TICKETS £7.00  |  CONCESSIONS £5.00  |   SCHOOLS £3.00
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

SATURDAY 15 JUNE 6.00PM
DAWNS POWYS DANCE
DANCE FEST

Dawns Powys Dance is a professional community dance company that delivers classes, performances and training opportunities to people of all ages and abilities across the county.
DanceFest is an opportunity for community class members to perform the dances in a professional venue that they have been creating over a term. It is a chance to celebrate and appreciate the creation and performance of dance produced by, and with, the people of Powys, whatever their experience or background.

TICKETS £4.00  |  CONCESSIONS £3.00
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
DURATION 120 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

FRIDAY 21 JUNE 7.30PM
M&G PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CHORUS LINE
MAGIC OF THE MUSICALS
PRODUCED BY MARY PHILLIPS & GARETH PHILLIPS
MUSICAL DIRECTOR CHRIS LANGWORTHY

Prepare to be razzle-dazzled with two hours of West End and Broadway showstoppers.
DANCE, COMEDY AND STUNNING VOCAL TALENT
FEATURING HELEN JONES, JAYNE OWEN LOWE, RACHEL NOBLE,
GARETH PHILLIPS, CHRIS RANKIN & MEGAN WALKER
A prize draw for Ty Hafen Children’s Hospice will be held on the night.

TICKETS £12.00  |  CONCESSIONS £10.00
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
DURATION APPROX 120 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

The Chamber Orchestra for Wales ©

The Chamber Orchestra for Wales ©

SATURDAY 22 JUNE 7.30PM
MID WALES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
WR Wagner  Siegfried Idyll
B Britten        Sinfonietta
J Brahms       Serenade No 1 in D Major

Directed from the violin by MWCO artistic director Marcia Crayford (ex-leader Nash Ensemble), this concert celebrates the bicentenary of Wagner and centenary of Britten’s birth.

+PLUS Pre-concert talk with Britten’s God-son MICHAEL BERKELEY 6.30pm (ticket-holders only)

TICKETS £14.50  |  CONCESSIONS £12.50  |   GROUP RATE £11.50
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
DURATION 120 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

THURSDAY 27 JUNE 7.30PM
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY
STEPHEN VENABLES

In the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing, join one of the most well-known and respected mountaineers of his generation on an intimate portrayal of the Everest story.
Venables weaves his own experience – the 1988 ascent without supplementary oxygen – into the bigger picture of Everest exploration from Captain Noel’s first illegal trespass of 1912 to the pre-war attempts, the 1935 triumph and today’s mass guided-climbs.

TICKETS £10.50  |  CONCESSIONS £9.50  |   RGS & U3A £8.50
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
DURATION 120 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

FRIDAY 28 JUNE 7.30PM
THE MAGNETS

Conceived amidst the euphoria of the London Olympics and a sell-out hit at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this concert is a showcase for their talent, breathing new life to hits from The Beatles and Led Zeppelin through to Richard Hawley and Adele, as well as a taste of their own award winning original songs.
Sonically stunning, spectacularly theatrical and totally a cappella, these international festival favourites are not to be missed.

TICKETS £17.50  |  CONCESSIONS £16.50
BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P
UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
DURATION 120 MINS
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
BOX OFFICE 01874 611622
www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

Theatr Brycheiniog ©

Theatr Brycheiniog ©

WYESIDE ARTS CENTRE
SATURDAY 29 JUNE 8.00PM
CARA LUFT

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Cara Luft is that rare artist. Steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth, she is willing to alter that fabric and stretch the boundaries.
Unafraid of bending genres, styles and integrating what others might regard as a disparate set of influences, Luft has been compared to artistes of the calibre of Julie Miller, June Tabor, Gillian Welch, Linda Thompson and even Brit folk-rockers Pentangle.

+PLUS Join Cara for a song-writing workshop at 2.00pm (90 mins). Book via box office.

TICKETS £12.00  |  CONCESSIONS £10.00  |   WORKSHOP £6.00
120 MINS  |  SUITABILITY ALL AGES
WYESIDE ARTS CENTRE
BOX OFFICE 01982 552555
http://www.wyeside.co.uk

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