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Aladdin

Aladdin

18 February – 22 February

Newport Pantomime Society bring you half term fun for all the family. Come and meet the cast at the Saturday Matinee performance.

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Songs We Love To Sing

Songs We Love To Sing

28 February – 28 February

A Centrestage fundraising concert with songs from all genres

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March

Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit

01 March – 01 March

Bettws In Bloom bring you an afternoon celebrating St David's Day with song and verse.

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Murder On The Nile

Murder On The Nile

03 March – 07 March

Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.

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Decades of Dance

Decades of Dance

11 March – 14 March

GLD Dancers bring you another spectacular show

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Cats

Cats

18 March – 21 March

Young Venture Players are excited to bring one of the world’s best loved musicals to the Dolman stage. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS is based on ‘Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats’ by T.S. Eliot, the musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles. Filled with incredible numbers like Memory, Skimbleshanks The Railway Cat, Macavity The Mystery Cat and many more, this show is one for the whole family. This amateur production is by arrangement with The Musical Company Ltd. -

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London Suite

London Suite

26 March – 27 March

The MAD Theatre Company are pleased to present “London Suite” by Neil Simon, America's premier comic playwright, who crosses the Atlantic for a suite of comedies set in a London hotel, a sedate place until the characters check in. “London Suite” has four, very different, one act plays all in one hotel room. Encompassing revenge, drunkenness, far-fetched explanations, aspects of love, divorce, relationships and the loss of some Wimbledon tickets, all life is there for us to enjoy. This amateur production of “London Suite” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

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April

My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should

02 April – 04 April

Newport Playgoers Invite Theatre Adhoc to perform My Mother Said I Never Should, by Charlotte Keatley. A bitter sweet story looking at four generations of women from the same family and their interactions with each other over a 70 year period. We meet each character at different stages of their life and come to understand how they made the decisions they did in the light of the age in which they were living. Resentment simmers under the surface between mother and daughter. It is the perfect storm for a thought provoking series of events that bring to light the destructive nature of lies and deceit. From the same team that brought you Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Theatre Adhoc present another classic and iconic play that is guaranteed to provide you with an evening of dynamic and engaging theatre.

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Night Fever

Night Fever

22 April – 25 April

CentreStage Cymru are excited to bring the fabulous musical and dance extravaganza ‘SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER’ to the Dolman Stage for the first time this April. Whilst paying homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic, this stage version promises more drama, more music and hot choreography, which is sure to have you dancing in the aisles! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER tells the story of Tony Manero, who escapes the harsh realities of working-class Brooklyn life when he embarks on a reckless, yet thrilling road to dancing success. The movie soundtrack remains one of the bestselling of all time, featuring the Bee Gees greatest hits including Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than a Woman as well as 70’s favourites Boogie Shoes, Disco Inferno and many more. Don’t delay in getting your tickets! Please note this show contains some adult themes and some strong language.

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9 to 5 !

9 to 5 !

30 April – 02 May

9 to 5 is based on the 1980 movie of the same name, and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It centers on the downtrodden working lives of three women, Violet, Judy, and Doralee. They all work at Consolidated Industries, which is presided over by the sexist, lecherous, and pompous, Franklin Hart.

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May

Agnes of God

Agnes of God

12 May – 13 May

Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. Who killed the infant, and who fathered the tiny victim?

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Tonto Evans

Tonto Evans

12 May – 16 May

Ray 'Tonto' Evans, ex-miner, country and western fanatic, given to dressing up as a Native American, feathered headdress and all, has come into money. He dreams of visiting the Wild West and eating beans by the campfire, but Mair, his long suffering wife of 30 years has other ideas.

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High School Musical

High School Musical

22 May – 23 May

Come and join the Mini Venture Players as they bring the smash hit movie musical to life on stage! We follow the story of Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High as they deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. This well loved show is a great family night out and you will love the infectious songs and dances!

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Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

29 May – 30 May

The Sharon Higgins Musical Theatre Group present this junior version of the fabulous " Guys and Dolls" The story of a gambler who falls in love with a Salvation Army worker.

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June

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

16 June – 20 June

Meet Becky Sharp, a young woman born with every disadvantage and a firm determination to take Georgian society by storm - whatever the cost! As Becky climbs the greasy pole, pretty, rich Amelia Sedley is sliding inexorably towards ruin. The loves and lives of the two women cross and recross in this retelling of the classic tale which is as exuberant, witty, and unorthodox as its irrepressible heroine.

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Wedding Singer

Wedding Singer

25 June – 27 June

New Venture Players present The Wedding Singer ! Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer , we follow rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart who is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Heartbroken, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own! Enter Julia, a waitress who wins his affection but is just about to get married! Can Robbie pull off the performance of a decade to win the girl of his dreams? Fantastic songs and lots of laughs so come and join us!

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July

Remember Forever

Remember Forever

03 July – 05 July

Sharon Higgins Academy bring you their end of season dance show celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the end of the World War II.

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September

We Will Rock You Young @Part

We Will Rock You Young @Part

30 September – 03 October

Join the Young Venture Players as they tell the story of a group of Bohemians who fight to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a post-apocalyptic future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. This is a foot stomping show that features chart-topping hits by Queen including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are the Champions,” and many more!

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December

Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

16 December – 19 December

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…" And so begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Add in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and lots of other fairy tale misfits, and you end up with a right mess that only a true hero can sort out. Enter, Shrek! This is a family show that you won’t want to miss!

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