Theatr Brycheiniog is a great place to enjoy live music and shows for all ages this August! There’s a Family Festival, puppet making classes, lots of live music, with the highlight of the month being King Cetshwayo: The Musical by Jerry Pooe involving unique performances from the Zulu Royal Family and descendents of King Cetshwayo! Read on for more…
Brecon Summer Family Festival: 12- 13th Aug
A jam packed weekend of family fun, with free performances on our outdoor stage, including live music from Metahari Acoustic and the
Uskelele’s and a special appearance from the cast of our pantomime ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’.
There will also be street theatre, carnival games, face painting, and workshops including puppet making from Puppet Soup and a hip hop session with Dream Team! Main stage shows include a performance by South African Hip Hop Trio Dream Team who bring their spectacular stage show to Brecon on Saturday night to launch a season of South African activities. Other main stage shows include a Sing-A-Long Frozen extravaganza where fancy dress is encouraged.
Food will be available from street vendors which include Caribbean food, the fantastic Trallong Eisteddfod Welshcakes & ‘legendairy’ Llanfaes Dairy ice cream!
Click here for a schedule of events.
12th- Troll Trouble
A workshop full of troll trivia and fun, suitable for children aged 4 – 7 years
Explore the wonderful world of trolls and hear the stories that inspired the Gruffalo – the greatest troll of them all. Sing troll songs and follow troll trails, gathering magical woodland materials to create your very own troll and story.
This workshop can get messy as it takes place outdoors and involves clay and nature so we recommend your child brings a change of clothes and a pair of wellies! More here.
12th-Hip Hop Workshop
12-13th-Puppet Making Workshop
As part of our Family Festival we are thrilled to be screening Disney smash hit FROZEN in the auditorium, complete with on screen lyrics to help you sing along with Anna, Elsa and Olaf!
Come along, ‘let it go,’ and sing your lungs out on this epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen and put an end to her icy spell.
Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite character, whether that’s Elsa the snow queen, lovable Kristoff, Sven the reindeer or Olaf the coolest snowman ever!
Walt Disney Animation Studios
The story tells of the Zulu’s defiance against the English and Welsh Regiments during the Anglo Zulu Wars, and the victories that re-inspired the pride of a nation; defeating guns with spears in a David and Goliath real life story. Told through multimedia, song, dance, dialogue and storytelling, the performances features performances from the Zulu Royal Family and descendents of King Cetshwayo.
GALA PERFORMANCE AND LAUNCH OF SIBANYE
Wednesday 23 August, 7.30PM
With an opening by the High Commissioner of South Africa and a chance to meet the Royal Princes after the show.
£35 – includes a special drinks reception, canapés, a programme and gala performance.
£20 – includes a programme and gala performance
Thursday 24 August, 2.00PM & 7.30PM
Friday 25 August, 7.30PM
Performances Live@the Waterfront:
R&R Acoustic comprise guitarist Russell Lloyd and Bass Player Robert Parry. They play an eclectic range of music , from jazz and rock, to classical and flamenco.
Featuring Daniel Laws on acoustic guitar & vocals, and Amanda Martin on mandolin & vocals, performing original folk and contemporary songs that are entwined in Welsh folklore, tradition and history.