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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie

05 September – 07 September

Glass Ceiling Theatre bring you this musical romantic comedy.

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Lord Arthur Savile

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

17 September – 21 September

Newport Playgoers Society present this play which is based on an 1890's story by Oscar Wilde about Lord Arthur Savile's who is engaged to lovely Sybil Merton. Her pet chiromantist Podgers has read Lord Arthur's palm and foretold he would commit a murder

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Aida

Aida

26 September – 28 September

Young Venture Players present Aida - an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, falls in love with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love grows, Aida is forced to choose between her love for Radames and the responsibility she has to her people. With an amazing score by Tim Rice and Elton John, fabulous dancing this is a memorable story of true devotion and one where love conquers all.

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October

Black Adder II

Black Adder II

15 October – 19 October

Newport Playgoers Society invite Red Herring Theatre to perform this BBC smash hit comedy by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton. This play is included on the Playgoers membership.

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November

Legends

Legends

02 November – 02 November

Musical Duo 360 Degrees and friends invite you to dance the night away with Legends. An evening of live music and cabaret.

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The Greatest of Shows

The Greatest of Shows

07 November – 08 November

Newport Operatic Society present an evening of musical greats

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Ladies in Lavender

Ladies in Lavender

12 November – 12 November

Two aging spinster sisters have their peaceable Cornwall existence disrupted in 1936 when they take a young Polish violinist into their care. After a particularly violent storm,

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

20 November – 23 November

CentreStage Cymru bring you a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this world magical car crossing lands and seas. Based on the 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and a score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a ‘Truly Scrumptious’ family-friendly blockbuster filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs. An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

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December

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

01 December – 01 December

Come get in the festive mood with Newport Operatic Societies afternoon of Christmas entertainment.

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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

05 December – 07 December

Dolman Theatre Works will be performing The Snow Queen by Stuart Paterson. The Snow Queen is a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen . The story centers on the struggle between good and evil as taken on by a little boy and girl, Gerda and Kay.

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Peter Pan. A Musical Adventure

Peter Pan. A Musical Adventure

12 December – 14 December

The award winning New Venture Players are excited to bring you this timeless tale about Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. Based on J.M Barrie’s original play, this wonderful musical is perfect for the whole family so come and join Peter and the Darling family and fly with us to Neverland for adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and or course, the dastardly Captain Hook!

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The Greatest Christmas

The Greatest Christmas

15 December – 15 December

CentreStage Cymru and Sharon Higgins Academy’s Musical Theatre Group present their annual Christmas show, a real treat for all to get you in the mood for Christmas

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February

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

04 February – 08 February

Newport Playgoers Society present this play about the diary of young Anne Frank. Published long afterwards by her father, the only family survivor, it records the minutiae of twenty-five months that two Jewish families spent in hiding from the Gestapo in an Amsterdam warehouse attic. The constant secrecy, growing hunger and friction of living in'such cramped conditions could not dull Anne's vibrant personality or her passion for living.

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March

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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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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May

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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June

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

16 June – 20 June

Vanity Fair is an English novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, which follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley amid their friends and families during and after the Napoleonic Wars.

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