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Swansea Grand Theatre Theatr y Grand Abertawe

2014 Spring - Summer Gwanwyn - Haf

Box Office Swyddfa Docynnau

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Thank You

for investing in your theatre’s future Since January 2013, you, our patrons, have been investing in the future of the theatre with a contribution of 50p per ticket. The funds have already made a difference and the current total is over £88,000 in the Restoration Fund. Improvements to date include the installation of energy efficient hand dryers in all the toilets, new wooden benches and tables in the Footlights garden and by the end of March 2014, the refurbishment of the auditorium seating will be complete. The next major planned project is the painting of internal Front of House areas. For further details about how the money will be spent, please keep an eye on our website www.swanseagrand.co.uk and Front of House boards. If you would like to make an additional donation, please send a cheque to: Restoration Fund, Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton St, Swansea, SA1 3QJ. Cheques made payable to Swansea Grand Theatre.

Dedication Plaques There has been an important change to the purchase of dedication plaques on the auditorium seating. The plaques will remain on the seats for a total of twentyfive years, instead of ten years. The life span of previously purchased plaques will automatically be extended. The cost of a seat dedication is £250. Please see our website for full details. We’d like to thank you in advance for your continued support helping us raise these essential funds.

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Tues 29 April Maw 29 Ebrill 7.30pm

ROCK ANTHEMS Celebrating some of the greatest rock songs of all time. Classic hits such as Sultans of Swing, Another Brick in the Wall, Bohemian Rhapsody, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Smoke on the Water and Purple Haze guarantee to have you singing along, stomping your feet and reaching for your air guitar. Vocals and guitar work are performed by the critically acclaimed GA GA, who have received widespread praise over the last 20 years for their multi-award-winning Queen tribute show. “Hit after hit after hit. I loved it.” Northern Echo “An absolute treat - don't miss it!” Magic FM

£10.50 - £14.50 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Thurs 1 May Iau 1 Mai 7.30pm

15+

SING-A-LONG-A DIRTY DANCING From the producers of the smash hit Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music. This fully interactive screening of the classic film means you too can have The Time of Your Life. The host will lead a vocal warm-up, judge a fancy dress competition and show you how to use your magic moments fun packs. Then just sing-along and dance Dirty with Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and the gang! Fancy dress recommended! Content of an adult nature

£13.00 & £16.00 Early Bird Offer £1.50 off before 14 April Selected concessions available* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Fri 2 May Gwe 2 Mai 7.30pm

Sat 3 May Sad 3 Mai 7.30pm

BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES SPRING SERENADE RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings DEBUSSY Petite Suite SCHUMANN Symphony No 1 (Spring) Conductor Christoph König Tenor Andrew Kennedy Horn Tim Thorpe Andrew Kennedy and Tim Thorpe are on hand to serenade audiences with Britten’s magical evocation of twilight and nightfall. Pre-performance talk 6.30pm.

Steve Hughes Management Ltd presents

KENNY BALL JUNIOR AND HIS JAZZMEN KEEPING THE TRADITION ALIVE Kenny Ball had one main wish before he passed away in 2013 and that was for his son, Keith Ball, to carry on the legacy. In the year up to his death, Keith had been accompanying his father on stage and when Kenny was admitted to hospital, he took over the band, which is committed to playing Kenny’s wonderful music enjoyed by millions all over the world. www.kennyball.co.uk

£13.00 - £16.00

£16.50 - £20.00

Selected concessions available*

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Wed 7 May Mer 7 Mai 7.30pm

16+

HOT FLUSH! THE NAUGHTIEST MUSICAL IN TOWN! After five sell-out UK tours, Hot Flush! returns. Share in the friendships, the secrets, the laughs, the tears and the ups and downs of four ordinary women, and one man, living extraordinary lives. More fun than joining a gym and cheaper than botox, Hot Flush! might even leave you feeling 34½ again. So wipe away the credit crunch blues and grab your girlfriends together for an unmissable night at the theatre. “The audience shrieked their heads off and whooped in delight.” The Scotsman

£15.50 - £22.50 Selected concessions available* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Thurs 8 May Iau 8 Mai 7.30pm

Fri 9 May Gwe 9 Mai 7.30pm

16+

Image: Andy Hollingworth

THE SEARCHERS

JON RICHARDSON

JOHN MCNALLY, FRANK ALLEN, SPENCER JAMES & SCOTT OTTAWAY

NIDIOT British Comedy Award 2013 Nominee, Jon Richardson, is checking his tyre pressures, hoovering his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in the boot of his car, ready to hit the road again with a brand new tour, Nidiot. The perennial singleton and misanthrope is determined to become a more easygoing person for the sake of his friends and his future health.

The Searchers’ remarkable career continues. With classic hits, such as Sweets For My Sweet, Needles and Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Sugar and Spice and When You Walk in the Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles, as well as The Searchers, and many others, was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression.

Best known as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, recent TV credits include: Have I Got News for You (BBC One), Live at the Apollo (BBC One) and Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two). “Sublimely brilliant, stunning...” Time Out

£18.00 & £20.00

£20.00

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Sat 10 May Sad 10 Mai 2.00pm

Tues 27 May Maw 27 Mai 6.00pm

THE CHUCKLE BROTHERS

POP FACTOR THE CONCERT

SPACE ODDITY - IT’S OUT OF THIS WORLD

A CELEBRATION OF THE TOP ARTISTS AND BIGGEST CHART HITS! An electric show that pays tribute to all your favourite songs and stars from TV and the charts, placing you in the heart of your very own pop concert!

Paul and Barry visit a toy shop to buy some water pistols. Whilst trying them out they notice a toy spaceship which they get in. “Don't touch anything,” the shopkeeper shouts out! “especially that button!” “This button?” they ask. “Yes,” he replies. But being The Chuckle Brothers they can't resist and… they magically and accidentally go into space on a new adventure!

We've squeezed in smash hits from all your favourite pop stars, including One Direction, Taylor Swift, Little Mix, Justin Bieber and many, many more. Totally live and interactive, led by a brilliant professional cast. Meet your favourite cast members after the show!

£14.50, Family ticket (4) £54.00

£12.50, Family ticket (4) £42.00

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Selected concessions available* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Mon 12 - Sat 17 May Llun 12 - Sad 17 Mai 7.30pm

Wed & Sat mats Mer & Sad 2.30pm

BILL KENWRIGHT AND LAURIE MANSFIELD

IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNIVERSAL

MUSIC PRESENT

®

BOOK BY LAURENCE

MARKS & MAURICE GRAN

DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS Inspired by the smash hit multi-million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two, Three, Four and Five, the West End sell-out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats the musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era. In 1961, emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song-writing competition and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons. Featuring classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and many more.

£12.00 - £29.00 Selected concessions available on selected performances* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Tues 20 - Sat 24 May Maw 20 - Sad 24 Mai 7.30pm

Sat mat Sad 2.00pm

FRANK VICKERY’S FAMILY PLANNING Family Planning is one of Frank’s epic comedies. It’s the one play of his stable of thirty plus that guarantees you sidesplitting laughter from the curtain right up to the final bow. He never leaves the stage… not even in the interval. This Welsh farce is iconic. Miss it and you’ll miss one of the best nights out in the theatre you will ever have! If you only go to the theatre once this year, make it to see Frank as Gran one last time. You’ll die laughing!

£10.00 - £15.00 Selected concessions available on selected performances* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies. Signed Performance Thu 22 May 7.30pm

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Wed 28 May Mer 28 Mai 7.30pm

Thurs 29 May Iau 29 Mai 8.00pm

16+

Sweeney Entertainments proudly presents

THINK FLOYD

ARTHUR SMITH

LIVE IN CONCERT This extraordinary show, dubbed The Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, is renowned for its stunning celebration of one of the world's greatest musical phenomena.

AT YOUR SERVICE Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution, Arthur Smith. Bask in an evening of laughter and off-the-wall humour with one of the alternative comedians who shook up the world of light entertainment in the nineteen eighties and nineties.

Now in their 20th year, the incredibly talented musicians who make up Think Floyd have managed to faithfully recreate all the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical excellence of Pink Floyd live on stage. It's no wonder they have long been regarded as the UK's finest tribute to Pink Floyd. Complete with an impressive laser light show.

Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs and readings from his recently published memoir, My Name is Daphne Fairfax, which has won praise from literary critics.

£20.50

£14.50 & £16.50

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Selected concessions available* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Fri 30 May Gwe 30 Mai 7.30pm

BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES MAHLER’S FOURTH SYMPHONY HAYDN Symphony No 87 MOZART Ah, lo previdi! MAHLER Symphony No 4 Conductor Jac van Steen Soprano Ailish Tynan Described as “a work for children and those who will become children”, Mahler’s song-like Fourth Symphony culminates in a representation of a child’s view of heaven for soprano, sung here by Ailish Tynan. Its light, graceful spirit is also reflected in Haydn’s earthly good humour and Mozart’s first great concert aria. Pre-performance talk 6.30pm.

Sat 31 May Sad 31 Mai 7.30pm

JACKSON LIVE IN CONCERT The most vocally and visually accurate tribute to the King of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres. Ben’s got the look, the moonwalk and the voice! His renditions of Thriller, Beat It and Billie Jean are truly sensational. Jackson Live in Concert features all-live vocals, superb musicians and dancers, fabulous costumes and, of course, all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop. Pure MJ!

£13.00 - £16.00

£15.50 - £19.50

Selected concessions available*

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Tues 3 June Maw 3 Mehefin 7.30pm

A TRIBUTE TO SHIRLEY BASSEY THIS IS ME We present an amazing tribute to the magnificent girl from Tiger Bay, whose glamorous costumes, Welsh speaking voice and powerhouse vocals made her the most famous singer ever to come out of Wales .

Wed 4 June Mer 4 Mehefin 7.30pm

THE BOHEMIANS A NIGHT OF QUEEN Internationally renowned Queen tribute band, The Bohemians, returns with a new tour, new costumes, new production and a new set to take you back to the early 70s through to the Magic of ‘86.

Trained singer, Rachael Roberts, is taking her authentic tribute to theatres around the UK with her Welsh roots, massive powerful voice, stage presence, emotions and mannerisms just like Shirley. The show includes all the Bassey hits with an amazing live band. Expect a knockout show!

Remember the long hair, the big-winged shirts, even the harlequin leotards of ’77? The Bohemians take you back to the decade that taste forgot! The show takes you through the years of Queen’s greatest live performances ending in grand style and pomp, as you would expect from any of Queen’s magnificent live shows.

£13.00 - £15.50

£15.50 - £18.50

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Selected concessions available* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Thurs 5 & Fri 6 June Iau 5 & Gwe 6 Mehefin 6.30pm

Sat 7 June Sad 7 Mehefin 7.30pm

Swansea Grand Theatre in association with Gower College Swansea

PRIMARY PARTNERS THE MASTERS OF THE HOUSE Following the success of last year’s performances, Primary Partners is back again for two nights. Join us for this celebration of music-making, featuring pupils from primary schools across the City and County of Swansea, including Blaen Y Maes, Bryn Y Mor, Cwmrhydyceirw, Graigfelen, Knelston, Parkland, Pontarddulais, Sketty, St Illtyd’s, Terrace Road, Tre Uchaf and YGG Gellionnen. Hosted by Kevin Johns. A treat for all the family.

A spectacular journey though the world of musical theatre. Two hours of your favourite songs performed by the cream of West End performers. Don’t miss this musical feast featuring former stars from Les Misérables, Evita, Phantom of the Opera and other hit West End musicals performing firm favourites, such as Last Night of the World (Miss Saigon), Climb Ev’ry Mountain (The Sound of Music), Defying Gravity (Wicked), Tell Me It’s Not True (Blood Brothers) and some wonderful show medleys, culminating in their unique Les Misérables finale!

£4.50

£19.00 & £20.50

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Tues 10 June Maw 10 Mehefin 7.30pm

THE ILLEGAL EAGLES Now established as the world’s greatest Eagles tribute act, The Illegal Eagles continue to thrill audiences everywhere with their extremely tight harmonies and acute attention to detail. Bringing you all the classic hits, including Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, Tequila Sunrise, Take It to the Limit, The Last Resort, Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid in Town, Rocky Mountain Way, Heartache Tonight, Witchy Woman and many more!

Wed 11 & Thurs 12 June Mer 11 & Iau 12 Mehefin 7.30pm Thurs mat Iau 2.15pm

MORECAMBE BY TIM WHITNALL This unmissable brand new production of the Olivier Award-winning play, stars Bob Golding as comedy icon, Eric Morecambe. The show is a heart-warming, tear-jerking, laughterinducing story of the man what brought us the sunshine. What do you think of it so far? Brilliant! “Wonderful. Exceptional. Incredibly emotional. Hilarious.”  The Times

“The band was flawless in their delivery both musically & vocally.” The Express

“...will bring sunshine into the lives of all who see it.” Daily Telegraph

£23.00 & £25.00

£12.50 - £16.50

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Selected concessions available* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Sat 14 June Sad 14 Mehefin 8.00pm

Tues 17 June Maw 17 Mehefin 7.30pm

THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN

THE BILLY FURY YEARS

A FISTFUL OF UKULELES The world renowned allsinging, all-plucking superstars return with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter and sheer superlative entertainment. Now with more songs, more tunes and with yet more added bonus ukuleles. From Lady Gaga to Ride of the Valkyries, from Housewives Choice to Voodoo Chile, the ukes' genre-crashing antics continue.

The Billy Fury Years takes you on a journey through the musical career of Britain's best loved rock ‘n’ roller. Michael King and his fantastic collection of musicians bring you an exciting two-hour show filled with Fury’s greatest hits, including Jealousy, I Will, In Thoughts of You and Halfway to Paradise, to name but a few, all delivered in true Fury style. Hailed as the best Fury since Fury, Michael bears an uncanny resemblance to Billy Fury, which he further enhances by a series of wonderful costume changes.

£18.50

£17.50

Selected concessions available*

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Sat 14 June Sad 14 Mehefin 1.00pm & 4.00pm

Sun 15 June Sul 15 Mehefin 10.00am & 1.00pm

Brand new live show!

www.peppapiglive.com Peppa Pig © Astley Baker Davies Ltd / Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003

PEPPA PIG’S BIG SPLASH Come and join Peppa and her friends for another allsinging, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles! The nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it - quick! As they set up a fête to raise the money for the repairs, they'll need your help to make sure everything goes smoothly. Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super cute puppets and brilliant sing-along songs in this brand new show that will brighten your day. So grab your wellies and brollies and get splashing!

Adult £10.00 - £16.00, Child £8.00 - £14.00, Family ticket (4) £56.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Wed 18 June Mer 18 Mehefin 7.30pm

Thurs 19 June Iau 19 Mehefin 7.30pm

PSYCHIC SALLY

ABBAMANIA

ON THE ROAD International psychic and star of hit TV show Psychic Sally: On The Road, Sally Morgan returns with her phenomenal interactive stage show. An ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift, Sally has dedicated her life to exploring the work of spirit and her live show aims to give validation that our loved ones still exist.

CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ABBA

Thousands of people have been drawn to Sally’s vivacious personality, which gives the show a relaxed and uplifting feel. Sally Morgan is investigational and the show is for the purpose of entertainment.

ABBAMANIA is widely regarded as the UK’s top ABBA tribute show with countless sensational performances to their credit. No one can deny that ABBAMANIA has hit GOLD with their representation of ABBA at the height of their supremacy. ABBAMANIA will have you dancing in the aisles, creating nearly two hours of pure ABBA nostalgia. So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come and enjoy an unforgettable night with ABBAMANIA.

£24.50

£16.50 - £18.50

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Selected concessions available* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Fri 20 June Gwe 20 Mehefin 7.30pm

Sat 21 June Sad 21 Mehefin 7.30pm A Loud Applause Production

BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES BRAHMS’ SECOND SYMPHONY ˇ DVORÁK Carnival Overture BRUCH Violin Concerto No 1 BRAHMS Symphony No 2

Conductor Cornelius Meister Violin Jennifer Pike Two great celebratory works: the irresistible high ˇ spirits of Dvorák’s Carnival Overture and the spring-like freshness and joyous mood of Brahms’ Second Symphony, one of the most popular of all romantic symphonies. There’s also the youthful passion of Bruch’s First Violin Concerto played by Jennifer Pike. Pre-performance talk 6.30pm.

ˆ HAFAN YOUTH TY GALA CONCERT A wonderful Gala Evening for Tyˆ Hafan Children’s Hospice, featuring some of our most popular youth choirs. Only (West) Boys Aloud and Kevin Johns will share the stage with the Hywel Girls’ Choir, Hywel Boy Singers and The Ariosa Singers. Supported by two exciting young up and coming musical theatre stars, Samuel Morris and Daniella Difede. Swansea Grand Theatre would like to acknowledge arvato for their support of this performance.

£13.00 - £16.00

£12.00 - £18.00

Selected concessions available*

Selected concessions available*

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

www.swanseagrand.co.uk


Mon 23 - Sat 28 June Llun 23 - Sad 28 Mehefin 7.30pm

12+

DERREN BROWN – INFAMOUS Direct from the West End, the acknowledged master of psychological illusion returns to the stage with his latest show, Derren Brown: Infamous, demonstrating once again why Derren is one of the world’s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control. For Infamous, a more personal show, Derren is reunited with his close collaborator and friend, actor/writer Andy Nyman. “His richest and most surprising show yet. Simply gobsmacking, I’m left speechless, the only thing to say about it: GO.”  Sunday Express on Infamous www.derrenbrown.co.uk Set Design: Simon Higlett Not suitable for children under 12 years

£26.00 - £40.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Wed 2 July Mer 2 Gorffennaf 7.30pm

THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE An outstanding tribute to Bon Jovi and the only tribute band to have actually played and shared a stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself! Recreating Bon Jovi Live in Concert, the band performs all the great hits, including Livin’ On a Prayer, Keep the Faith, Bad Medicine and You Give Love a Bad Name in a high-energy, highly entertaining show! "Have you seen this guy? He looks so much like Jon Bon Jovi it's freaky man!" Chad Kroeger-Nickelback

Sat 5 July Sad 5 Gorffennaf 7.30pm

16+

VIVA LA DRAG! GUYS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN Party like you’ve never partied before. Fresh from its critically acclaimed West End run, the ultimate girls’ night out, with added extras, packs Glee-style mash-ups of Single Ladies, Stop in the Name of Love, Car Wash, Get Lucky, Rolling in the Deep, Jolene, Crazy in Love, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and more. Directed by Kylie Minogue’s creative director, original songs by Boy George and costumes by Britney Spears’ Circus Tour team. www.easytheatres.com

£15.50 & £18.00

£20.00 & £21.50

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Thurs 3 July Iau 3 Gorffennaf 7.00pm

Fri 4 July Gwe 4 Gorffennaf 11.00am & 7.00pm

7+

SCIENCE MUSEUM LIVE: THE ENERGY SHOW Science Museum Live presents The Energy Show: explosive family theatre for curious minds. Methane bubbles are set alight to make fireballs, hydrogen balloons explode and rockets are fired into the audience. Stand back and cover your ears – theatre just got dangerously exciting! Two futuristic science students race against time to prove their knowledge of energy. With help from the incredible virtual lab-assistant, i-nstein, and a steampunk workshop full of gadgets and chemicals, they explore, experiment and explode anything and everything they can find, live on stage. Produced by the world famous Science Museum in London, this show is suitable for everyone aged 7+. “Fast, furious and dangerously exciting!” Wanstead & Woodford Guardian sciencemuseum.org.uk/energyshow #energyshow

Adult £15.50, Child £12.50, Family ticket (4) £50.00, Schools £10.00 (exempt from the 50p Restoration Fund contribution) All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Photo © Benjamin Ealovega

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Tues 8 July Maw 8 Gorffennaf 7.30pm

STEVE HEWLETT AND FRIENDS THINKING INSIDE THE BOX From talking hands, to bottles of water, from Arthur Lager to Little ‘Simon Cowell’, Steve Hewlett and his creations won the hearts of the nation and wowed the judges in the Britain’s Got Talent final. Now Steve and his cast of zany characters, along with international awardwinning illusionist, Richard Griffin, take a brand new, spectacular show on the road to delight and amaze the whole family.

Wed 9 July Mer 9 Gorffennaf 7.30pm

FLASH MOB™ WHERE DANCE WORLDS COLLIDE If you love dance, then this is a show you cannot miss! See the stars of TV dance shows headlined by the spectacular Kevin Clifton (Kevin from Grimsby) and Karen Hauer from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, World Street Dance champions, Flawless, from Britain’s Got Talent. Also starring Olivier-nominated Tommy Franzen off BBC1’s So You Think You Can Dance, contemporary duo Alleviate and Irish fusion duo Brosena from Sky 1’s Got to Dance.

Don’t miss TV’s top comedy ventriloquist.

This show offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the joy of dance.

£16.50 & £18.50

Adult £25.50, Child £16.00

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Performances Thu 8 May Iau 8 Mai

8.00pm

Ben Norris

14+

Mr Ambiguousness £10.50

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

After a fantastic time supporting Ed Byrne on his national tour, Ben Norris is hitting the road on his own. Ben’s TV credits include Mock the Week (BBC2), They Think It’s All Over (BBC1) and Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2). Fri 9 May Gwe 9 Mai

7.15pm

A Grand Night for Singing with Michael Riseley and Peter James Horton £10.50, £8.50 concessions* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Following a successful debut concert in London, Michael Riseley and former member of Only Men Aloud, Peter James Horton, return home to Wales to perform a uniquely eclectic mix of popular songs, swing classics, traditional Welsh melodies and musical theatre favourites. Tue 13 - Sat 17 May Maw 13 - Sad 17 Mai

7.45pm Thurs mat Iau

1.00pm

Caitlin

14+

Starring Helen Griffin. A one woman show about one man. £10.50, £9.50 concessions*, Schools £5.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Drink, sex and poetry brought together the wild and wilful Caitlin Macnamara and the legendary Dylan Thomas… then eventually blew them apart. “A heavenly, harrowing performance by one hell of a fine actress.” The Daily Mail Box Office Swyddfa Docynnau 01792 475715


The Arts Wing

Performances

Thu 22 May Iau 22 Mai

7.45pm

Ben Hart The Outsider £12.50, £10.50 concessions* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Having spent his life using magic to solve impossible problems, award-winning magician, Ben Hart, turns his attention to himself. Be amazed by his magic, impressed by his skill and moved by how the owner of such a brilliant mind can still be so in need of a cup of tea and a cuddle. Nominated for a Time Out & Soho Theatre Edinburgh Cabaret Award. Tues 27 May Maw 27 Mai

7.00pm

Groundswell Spring Showcase £8.00, £6.50 concessions* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Groundswell is pleased to present you with yet another high quality exhibition of original dance choreography and performance by some of Swansea’s most passionate and leading young dancers! Fri 30 May Gwe 30 Mai

2.00pm

An Afternoon with Kev Johns and Guests £7.50 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Join Kev, his guests and his alter ego, the hilarious Gladys Heavens, for another great afternoon of music, song and sheer fun! Kev will again be joined by some of the region's outstanding young musical theatre performers - the stars of tomorrow! www.swanseagrand.co.uk


The Arts Wing

Performances

Wed 4 - Fri 6 June 7.15pm Mer 4 - Gwe 6 Mehefin Gower College Swansea Acting Company 2014 presents

The Witch of Edmonton Directed by Robert Bowman (RSC, Bristol Old Vic, Sherman Cymru)

£8.50, £6.50 concessions* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

The Gower College Swansea Acting Company, based at Swansea Grand Theatre, presents their final performance of their Year in Plays, The Witch of Edmonton. Thurs 12 June Iau 12 Mehefin

2.00pm & 7.15pm

Fluellen Theatre Company presents

The Late Marilyn Monroe

14+

by Francis Hardy Starring Jessica Sandry

£9.50, £7.50 concessions* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Another chance, prior to a national tour, to see Jessica Sandry’s highly acclaimed performance as Marilyn Monroe, the most famous and legendary of screen goddesses. Filled with humour and pathos, The Late Marilyn Monroe traces her tempestuous life and looks closely at her mysterious death. “Compelling…superbly performed.” South Wales Evening Post Fri 13 June 7.45pm Gwe 13 Mehefin

Robin Ince is (In and) Out of his Mind

14+

£10.50 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Robin Ince, Sony Gold Award-winning comedian and science enthusiast (Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage), presents another in his line of unhinged stand-up comic lectures. “Thoughtful, provocative and very funny.” The Times Box Office Swyddfa Docynnau 01792 475715


The Arts Wing

Performances

Sat 14 June 6.00pm Sad 14 Mehefin Grand Theatre School of Drama and Performing Arts presents

Here Come the Juniors £7.00, £5.50 concessions* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Here Come the Juniors in their own show full of song, musical theatre and dance. Come along and enjoy an evening full of laughter and fun with the extremely talented youngsters from the Grand Theatre School of Drama and Performing Arts. Mon 16 June 6.00pm Tues 17 June 10.30am & 1.30pm Llun 16 Mehefin Maw 17 Mehefin Cwmni'r Frân Wen yn cyflwyno cynhyrchiad Catherine Wheels o White a grewyd gan Andy Manley

Gwyn

0-7

£6.50 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Dewch am dro i fyd gwyn Titrwm a Tatrwm. Byd natur prydferth lle mae lle i bopeth a phopeth yn ei le. Ond, beth fydd yn digwydd pan fydd lliw yn ymddangos am y tro cyntaf? Actorion - Bryn Fôn a Rhodri Sion. 19 July 7.30pm Regular Events Sat Sad 19 Gorffennaf

A Poet in New York

16+

(film screening) £8.50 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Join Andrew Davies, Jeff Towns and Berwyn Rowlands for a screening of Andrew’s new drama A Poet in New York followed by a Q&A session. Part of A Dylan Odyssey - literary tours. www.literaturewales.org/a-dylan-odyssey/

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The Arts Wing

Performances

Wed 30 & Thurs 31 July 7.15pm Mer 30 & Iau 31 Gorffennaf Lighthouse Theatre, in association with Swansea Grand Theatre, presents

Aberystwyth Mon Amour by Malcolm Pryce £6.00, £4.50 concessions*, Schools £9.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Work in development. Watch Lighthouse Theatre present excerpts from Malcolm Pryce’s comic novel and join in the Q & A session after. Sat 9 Aug 7.45pm Sad 9 Awst

Who's Molly? £8.50 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

After last year’s sell-out, Karl Morgan’s Who’s Molly? is back. Having supported the likes of McFly & Nik Kershaw, it’s also the band behind the 2014 official Swansea City FC CD Heroes. Thurs 14 Aug Iau 14 Awst

7.00pm

Groundswell Summer Showcase £8.00, £6.50 concessions* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Dancers will be working through the summer to bring you another high energy performance.

The Arts Wing

Regular Events

Wed 28 May & Wed 25 June Mer 28 Mai, Mer 25 Mehefin

8.00pm

Comedy Club

16+

£10.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Laughing since 1999. See the comic stars of the future, today! If easily offended, please stay away! Box Office Swyddfa Docynnau 01792 475715


The Arts Wing

Regular Events

Thurs 29 May & Thurs 24 July 1.30pm Iau 29 Mai & Iau 24 Gorffennaf

The Golden Years Tea Dance £4.50 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Enjoy social dancing? Then trip the light fantastic and join us for a special afternoon of social sequence and ballroom dancing. All welcome. Refreshments available. Sat 31 May, Sat 28 June 12.30pm Sad 31 Mai, Sad 28 Mehefin Fluellen Theatre Company, in association with Swansea Grand Theatre, presents

Lunchtime Theatre £6.00, £4.50 concessions* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Sat 31 May: ALL FOR LOVE by David Wiener Sat 28 June: FETTERED by Jaye Swift Sat 7 June & Sat 16 Aug 8.00pm Sad 7 Mehefin & Sad 16 Awst Bluestocking Lounge presents

Burlesque

18+

£12.50 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Bluestocking Lounge’s summer shows are set to scorch! June sees 2013 reigning British Queen Of Burlesque, Bruise Violet and August promises an international performer on the wild side! Sat 5 July 10.00am - 4.00pm Sad 5 Gorffennaf

Grand Craft Fair Free Entry The fair will feature a selection of crafts, including handmade jewellery, textiles, household gifts, food and drink and much more! www.swanseagrand.co.uk


The Arts Wing

Regular Events

Sats: 19 & 26 July, 2, 9 & 16 Aug Sads: 19 & 26 Gorffennaf, 2, 9 & 16 Awst

Free Entry

Summer Saturdays in Footlights CafĂŠ Bar Come and relax with friends and family and enjoy the free entertainment on offer this summer in our Footlights CafĂŠ Bar. Sat 19 July Sat 26 July Sat 2 August Sat 9 August Sat 16 August

Grand Theatre School of Drama Sir Harry Secombe Trust The Performance Factory Rachael Clee - Musical Theatre singer Sir Harry Secombe Trust

The Arts Wing

Exhibitions

Tues 29 April - Fri 30 May Maw 29 Ebrill - Gwe 30 Mai

University of Wales, Trinity Saint David Swansea's Metropolitan University Levels 1 & 2 and White Room The 2014 Art and Design degree exhibitions will showcase work from three highly successful and creative courses: innovative Graphic Design, lively artworks from Illustration and exciting, cutting edge work in textiles, metal and printmaking from Surface Pattern Design and Textiles. Tues 3 - Fri 27 June Maw 3 - Gwe 27 Mehefin

Gower College Swansea Levels 1 & 2 and White Room Gower College Swansea will be celebrating the work of this year's Visual Arts students with a series of exhibitions over a four-week period. Each exhibition represents the very best of what the students have achieved. The work spans all areas of the current full-time and part-time provision. Box Office Swyddfa Docynnau 01792 475715


The Arts Wing

Exhibitions

Tues 1 - Fri 11 July Maw 1- Gwe 11 Gorffennaf

Gowerton School A Level Art & Design Levels 1 & 2 and White Room For the fourth year running, Gowerton School presents a collaborative exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography and textiles. Also photographic works from Olchfa and Ysgol Gyfun Gw ˆ yr to recognise the partnership between the three schools. Tues 15 July - Fri 1 Aug Maw 15 Gorffennaf - Gwe 1 Awst

Cross Purposes By E H Ifold BA (Hons) Level 1 An exhibition of works in acrylic and plaster on canvas. “I saw the light, I am born again. The message is look up for your redemption draws near. The perspective is of a worm also a reference to most people’s view in extremis.” Sat 26 July - Fri 15 Aug Sad 26 Gorffennaf - Gwe 15 Awst

Life of an Artist John Fane Level 2 John Fane is exhibiting a selection of his finest works. Inspired by the beauty of the Welsh landscape, John has painted atmospheric scenes in watercolour and acrylics. Tues 29 July - Fri 15 Aug Maw 29 Gorffennaf - Gwe 15 Awst

Stitches Coven Architecture White Room Creative textiles group Stitches Coven return for their second year to offer a collection of stitched artworks relating to architecture. www.stitchescoven.blogspot.co.uk www.swanseagrand.co.uk


The Arts Wing

Exhibitions

Tues 5 - Fri 15 Aug Maw 5 - Gwe 15 Awst

King Street Gallery Artists’ Co-operative Level 1 In December 2013, a special exhibition based on the theme of Dylan Thomas was on show in the award-winning King Street Gallery Artists’ Co-operative in Carmarthen. You now have the chance of a second viewing at Swansea Grand Theatre. Tues 19 Aug - Sat 6 Sept Maw 19 Awst - Sad 6 Medi

Llwchwr Art Group Level 1 Llwchwr Art Group has both amateur and professional members who produce an eclectic mix of subjects in a variety of media.

COLLECTORPLAN Arts Council of Wales’ Collectorplan scheme makes contemporary works of art affordable, by providing you with an opportunity to have an interest-free loan to buy art & craft (conditions apply). See a member of Front of House for details.

Meetings and Conferences Have you considered using Swansea Grand Theatre for your next event?

Call Carol on Swansea 478586 or e-mail carol.rowden@swansea.gov.uk

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Thurs 10 July Iau 10 Gorffennaf 7.30pm

16+

Fri 11 July Gwe 11 Gorffennhaf 7.30pm

SATURDAY NIGHT BEE GEES

ROY CHUBBY BROWN

Saturday Night Bee Gees is the hit show that celebrates the formidable musical talents of Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb.

WHO ATE ALL THE PIES?

This truly powerhouse show includes some of the band’s most iconic songs, including Stayin’ Alive, Jive Talkin’, You Should Be Dancing, Night Fever and many more which will have you dancing in the aisles. Saturday Night Bee Gees brings you the very best of the multi-million selling hit songs from the Bee Gees and is a show not to be missed. “Simply stunning.” Evening News

Roy Chubby Brown returns with his meatiest show yet, Who Ate all the Pies? He’s still rude, he’s still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch-lines as his riproaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! If easily offended please stay away!

£15.50 - £19.00

£21.50

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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16+

Sat 12 July Sad 12 Gorffennaf 7.00pm & 10.00pm

Sat 19 July Sad 19 Gorffennaf 7.30pm

JIMMY CARR

SHOWADDYWADDY

FUNNY BUSINESS

From humble beginnings in Leicester in the 1970s, Showaddywaddy has stood the test of time, recently celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘Tallest Dwarf’ or the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’. Really not that big a deal. Funny Business is Jimmy’s brand new stand-up show. Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the k*** gags.

Their live show is dynamic and uplifting, featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe: Under the Moon of Love, Three Steps to Heaven, Hey Rock & Roll, When, Blue Moon, Pretty Little Angel Eyes and many, many more. So come and join the Dancing Party… You’ve Got What It Takes!

£25.50

£17.00 & £19.00

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Box Office Swyddfa Docynnau 01792 475715


Mon 14 July Llun 14 Gorffennaf 4.00pm

Tues 15 July Maw 15 Gorffennaf 11.00am, 2.00pm & 4.00pm

ANGELINA BALLERINA THE MOUSICAL Everyone's favourite little star, Angelina Ballerina, pirouettes onto the stage in her brand new musical a magical show packed full of singing and dancing. Angelina and her friends think their dreams have come true when Camembert Academy wins the opportunity to appear in their favourite television programme 'Dancing with Mice!'. But when the girls and boys have very different ideas for the show and just can't seem to agree on anything, it's up to Angelina as Dance Captain to ensure that the show goes ahead. www.angelinaballerinalive.com

ÂŁ13.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Mon 21 July Llun 21 Gorffennaf 7.30pm

Tues 22 July Maw 22 Gorffennaf 7.30pm

Mellin Theatre Arts presents

LIVE FOR THE APPLAUSE Come and support Mellin Theatre Arts in their variety show which will display the talent of local youngsters from three years upwards! Students will be presenting a variety of dances, including ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap and much more, that they have been learning over the past year. Mellin Theatre Arts is a local dance school offering classes and exams based at Swansea Grand Theatre with a successful 100% pass rate and students being accepted to vocational colleges.

Adult £10.50, Child £8.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

IMMORTAL CHI A WARRIOR’S QUEST FOR HARMONY Direct from China and created by the team behind the renowned production, Shaolin Warriors, Immortal Chi has been conceived and directed by acclaimed Cirque director Erick Villeneuve, along with the Cirque du Soleil creative team, in the best traditions of Cirque. Immortal Chi is a brand new spectacular fusion of jaw dropping Chinese Martial Arts, amazing multi media images, fabulous and beautiful costumes and original musical score, incorporating the Chinese girl drummers.

£16.00 - £20.00, Family ticket (4) £62.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Box Office Swyddfa Docynnau 01792 475715


Wed 23 July Mer 23 Gorffennaf 7.30pm

Thurs 24 July Iau 24 Gorffennaf 7.30pm

THE BUGLE BOY A MUSICAL

THE ELO EXPERIENCE

The Bugle Boy, the critically acclaimed hit musical by English awardwinning playwright, Den Stevenson, returns for one night only. It traces the life of legendary music icon Glenn Miller from leaving college to playing in various bands, including his own, as he searches tirelessly for over twenty years, with the constant support and love of his wife Helen, for a unique band sound. Later Miller joins the army, forms the subsequently famed A.E.F Band and flies to Europe to play to the Armed Forces; then goes missing in mysterious circumstances.

Formed over 7 years ago, The ELO Experience is the world's foremost tribute to this great band. With a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a musical journey through time.

www.thebugleboy.info

www.elotribute.com

£14.50 - £22.00 Selected concessions available* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

“This band shows great style and professionalism… the lead singer is a deadringer for Lynne and his musical entourage provides an ELO tour de force.” Derek Smith, The Stage

£19.00 & £20.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Fri 25 & Sat 26 July Gwe 25 & Sad 26 Gorffennaf 7.30pm

Behind The Scenes Tours

Ever fancied seeing what goes on behind the theatre curtain?

RHYTHM OF THE DANCE The National Dance Company of Ireland, featuring The Young Irish Tenors, in a resplendent and rousing new stage production. Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring thirty dancers, a traditional live full Irish band and the dashing and handsome Young Irish Tenors. Internationally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish Step Dance shows on tour, critics, audiences and millions of fans around the world, have hailed the live stage show as a must see! Standing ovations from over 4.8 million people in fifty-nine countries.

£17.00 - £22.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Take a Swansea Grand Theatre Tour and get an insight into the theatre’s history, shows and some of the stars who have performed on the legendary Grand stage.

Sat 17 May Sat 24 May Sat 12 July Sat 9 August Sat 30 August All tours start at 10.00am and will last approx 60 – 90mins. Booking is essential, please call Box Office on 01792 475715. Prices £4.50 adults, £3.00 children All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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DRAMA DO SEE BOTH PLA Tue 29 July - Sat 2 Aug 7.30pm Maw 29 Gorffennaf - Sad 2 Awst

Sat mat 2.00pm Sad

SHADY BUSINESS Starring Scott Wright (Coronation Street) and David Callister A MADCAP COMEDY Mandy and Tania are sexy, but struggling nightclub dancers, living in the heart of London's Soho nightlife and they face a crisis. Will possessive club owner Big Mack find out about Mandy's affair with Gerry and set his sidekicks on them? Will he discover that he is owed money that was borrowed from the club's till, gambled and lost on the club's roulette table and then stolen from the day's takings? Will Gerry be discovered hiding in Mandy's bathroom? Will Terry be caught delivering dinner? Will Terry reveal that he is really Gerry and that Gerry is Terry? Will anyone figure out what is going on and will they all survive until the curtain comes down? £9.50 - £16.00 See both plays for £21.00 2 for 1 on opening night on selected zones Selected concessions available on selected performances* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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UBLE BILL Y S FOR £21.00 Tue 5 - Sat 9 Aug 7.30pm Maw 5 - Sad 9 Awst

Sat mat 2.00pm Sad

Starring Lou ise Jameson (Eastenders , Dr Who, Te nko) and Jennife r Biddall (Ho llyoaks)

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED The ‘announcement’ is in the local paper, stating time and place of a murder in Miss Blacklock’s house. However, the victim is not one of the several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, with Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution - at some risk to herself - in a dramatic confrontation scene just before the final curtain.

£9.50 - £16.00 See both plays for £21.00 2 for 1 on opening night on selected zones

Signed Performance Thurs 7 Aug 7.30pm

Selected concessions available on selected performances* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Box Office Swyddfa Docynnau 01792 475715


Mon 4 Aug Llun 4 Awst 1.00pm & 3.30pm

MILKSHAKE! Starring some of your milkshake! favourites, this musical spectacular is sure to have children tapping their toes, clapping their hands and singing at the top of their voices. Joining this fantastic show will be two milkshake! presenters, who will take us on a magical milkshake! adventure, bound to dazzle and delight! The show features new songs, classic favourites and funky dance moves, plus plenty of laughter, bags of audience interaction and bucket loads of fun for all the family too!

Adult £13.50, Child £11.50, Family ticket (4) £44.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Tues 12 Aug Maw 12 Awst 1.30pm

Wed 13 Aug Mer 13 Awst 10.30am & 1.30pm

Illustrations copyright © Lydia Monks 2009, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD From Julia Donaldson, the award-winning author of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, comes What the Ladybird Heard, a glittering family treat with live music, sing-a-long songs, puppetry and plenty of audience participation. Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all; The Ladybird has a plan of her own. Join the woolly sheep, the hairy dog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure.

£11.50 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Box Office Swyddfa Docynnau 01792 475715


SIZZLING Thurs 14 Aug Iau 14 Awst 7.30pm

ROCK IT! Two hours of some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll hits of the 20th century. Get ready to experience the TimeSpace Continuum, as the stars of the past are transported through time and brought Back to the Future, safely delivered to this theatre to perform their songs for you.

£18.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Fri 15 Aug Gwe 15 Awst 7.30pm

80s MANIA Europe’s Official 1980s multi-tribute concert featuring twenty-five charttopping pop icons, authentically recreated with a live band and awesome dancers. With tributes to Duran Duran, Kim Wilde, Wham and many more.

£17.00 - £21.00 Early Bird offer £16.50 before 11 April All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Sat 16 Aug Sad 16 Awst 7.30pm

A VISION OF ELVIS A Vision of Elvis, starring Rob Kingsley and his sensational band and singers, is recognised as Europe’s most authentic and successful tribute to Elvis Presley.

£15.50 & £18.50 Selected concessions available on selected performances* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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SUMMER TRIBUTE FESTIVAL Tues 19 Aug Maw 19 Awst 7.30pm

TREXTASY I LOVE TO BOOGIE The world’s only official tribute to Marc Bolan and T-Rex. TRextasy has now been performing around the world for over twenty years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex.

£16.00 & £18.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Wed 20 Aug Mer 20 Awst 7.30pm

AC/DC UK AC/DC UK has totally captured all the on-stage magic of AC/DC. They look like them, they sound like them and they generate the rock and roll atmosphere of AC/DC live in concert. In fact, you will believe that Angus Young is on stage – it’s incredible!

£18.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

Box Office Swyddfa Docynnau 01792 475715


Thurs 21 - Sat 23 Aug Iau 21 - Sad 23 Awst 6.30pm

Fri & Sat mats Gwe & Sad 2.30pm

SCOOBY-DOO A MUSICAL ADVENTURE THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL ENJOY! Scooby-Doo and the gang are back by popular demand and with even more spooky mystery and fun - this time in the pyramids - the cartoon classic comes to life! Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne arrive in Egypt where they must solve the mystery of Pharaoh Hatchepsout’s pyramid. Easy, you say? Not if the gang has to deal with mysterious mummies plus the wrath of the Pharaoh who will transform anyone who dares to approach the pyramid... into stone! With hilarious physical comedy, popular tunes and special effects, the whole family will enjoy this new episode live on stage. Zoinks... book early for the best seats!

Adults £20.00, Child £15.00, Family ticket (4) £60.00 All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.

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Wed 27 - Sat 30 Aug Mer 27 - Sad 30 Aug 7.30pm

Thurs & Sat mats Iau & Sad 2.00pm

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE WELSH! BY JACK LLEWELLYN Following on from the huge success of the hilarious, I’ll Be There Now, in a Minute! the loveable Williams family returns to Swansea Grand Theatre. Dating disaster Rhodri has achieved the impossible; he’s finally found the woman of his dreams, but can he escape his Mam’s meddling ways? Can Dad, Dai, prove to be the saint holding the family together in the city of sin? Writer Jack Llewellyn takes us from the rolling hills of Carmarthenshire to the bright lights of Las Vegas with another action-packed comedy, featuring Trimsaran’s favourite family. Book your tickets now, but remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

£9.50 - £15.50 Opening Night offer 2 for 1 on selected zones Selected concessions available on selected performances* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies. Signed Performance Thu 7 Aug 7.30pm

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Forthcoming...

BALLET CYMRU BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Carmen Bizet

Sat 18 Oct Sad 18 Hyd

Photo Brian Tarr

Fri 10 & Sat 11 Oct Gwe 10 & Sad 11 Hyd Tickets on sale 27 May

MUGENKYO

TAIKO

DRUMMERS

Thurs 30 Oct - Sat 8 Nov Iau 30 Hyd - Sad 8 Tach

Thurs 16 Oct Iau 16 Hyd Wed 12 & Thurs 13 Nov Mer 12 & Iau 13 Tach

ALED JONES THE FULL MONTY

Fri 17 Oct Gwe 17 Hyd

Mon 26 - Sat 31 Jan 2015 Llun 26 - Sad 31 Ion 2015

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ON SALE NOW! Fri 12 Dec - Sun 11 Jan 2015 Gwe 12 Rhag - Sul 11 Ion

Following record-breaking ticket sales for last year’s pantomime, make sure to book your tickets early for this year’s extravaganza Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This dazzling production offers an abundance of comedy, stunning costumes, fabulous sets and fantastic musical numbers, making Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the unmissable Christmas treat for all ages and the added extra sparkle to your Festive season! Book now for our most captivating and spectacular pantomime yet!... or you won’t be able to look at yourself in the mirror.

£11.50 - £24.00 Selected concessions available on selected performances* All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies. Audio Described Sat 3 Jan at 2.00pm Signed Performances Wed 7 Jan 7.30pm & Thur 8 Jan 2.00pm

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The Quadrant multi-storey car park is open until 11.30pm. The first hour’s parking will be FREE when you validate your ticket with a member of the Front of House team at the theatre. Mae maes parcio aml-lawr y Cwadrant ar agor tan 11.30pm. Gallwch barcio am yr awr gyntaf AM DDIM ar ôl i chi ddilysu’ch tocyn gydag aelod o dîm y dderbynfa yn y theatr.

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Support

Cefnogaeth

Swansea Grand Theatre is owned, funded and managed by the City and County of Swansea. Financial support is also provided by the Arts Council of Wales.

Mae Theatr y Grand Abertawe yn eiddo i Ddinas a Sir Abertawe, sy'n ei hariannu a'i rheoli. Darperir cefnogaeth ariannol hefyd gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru.

Cabinet Member for Regeneration: Cllr. Nick Bradley, Director of Place: Phil Roberts, Head of Culture and Tourism: Iwan Davies.

Aelod y Cabinet dros Adfywio: Cyng. Nick Bradley, Cyfarwyddwr Lleoedd: Phil Roberts, Pennaeth Diwylliant a Thwristiaeth: Iwan Davies.

Theatre contacts: Tel: 01792 475242 E-mail: gerald.morris@swansea.gov.uk E-mail: paul.hopkins2@swansea.gov.uk

Swansea Grand Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support it receives from the following organisations. If your company is interested in supporting the theatre please contact one of the above. To receive information about events and activities in Swansea, please subscribe at www.myswansea.info

Cysylltiadau theatr: Rhif ff么n: 01792 475242 E-bost: gerald.morris@swansea.gov.uk E-bost: paul.hopkins2@swansea.gov.uk

Mae Theatr y Grand, Abertawe yn cydnabod ac yn gwerthfawrogi'r gefnogaeth y mae'n ei derbyn gan y sefydliadau canlynol. Os bydd gan eich cwmni ddiddordeb mewn cefnogi'r theatr, cysylltwch ag un o'r uchod. I gael gwybodaeth am ddigwyddiadau a gweithgareddau yn Abertawe, tanysgrifiwch yn www.fyabertawe.info

Box Office Swyddfa Docynnau 01792 475715


How to book

Sut i archebu

The Box Office is open Mon - Sat 9.30am - 8.00pm, and for 1 hour prior to Sunday performances.

Mae’r Swyddfa Docynnau ar agor Llun - Sadwrn 9.30am - 8.00pm, ac am 1 awr cyn perfformiadau dydd Sul.

Booking and reservations

Archebu tocynnau

01792 475715

01792 475715

You can book by phone or post, in person or online at

Gallwch brynu tocynnau dros y ffôn neu drwy’r post, yn bersonol neu ar-lein yn

www.swanseagrand.co.uk

www.swanseagrand.co.uk

N.B. Online ticket purchases are subject to a booking fee

D.S. Bydd yn rhaid talu ffi brynu wrth brynu tocynnau ar-lein.

Concessions*

Consesiynau*

Where concessions are offered, they may include some of the following: 16 & under, 65 & over Proof of age may be required. Students In full-time education who can produce a current National Union of Students, Overseas Student or similar card. Schools Under 18 & in full-time education. Party Bookers People who are booking 10+ tickets for one performance at one time. PTL Swansea Passport to Leisure Card holders. Theatre Club On production of a valid membership card. Please note you may be required to produce proof of entitlement for your concession at the time of booking or at entry. We accept most major credit cards (2% charge), Maestro and Delta. Cheques should be made payable to: City and County of Swansea For full booking terms, conditions and facilities call the Box Office. Our Box Office Minicom number is 01792 654456. Typetext for hearing impaired customers. The City and County of Swansea can accept no responsibility for any changes, beyond their control, which may arise after this publication is published. To receive this brochure in another format, please contact the Box Office.

Lle cynigir consesiynau, gallant gynnwys rhai o’r canlynol: 16 ac yn iau, 65 ac yn hy ˆn. Gellir gofyn i chi brofi eich oedran. Myfyrwyr mewn addysg amser llawn sy’n gallu dangos cerdyn Undeb Myfyrwyr Cenedlaethol neu Fyfyriwr Tramor dilys neu gerdyn tebyg. Ysgolion pobl ifanc 18 oed ac yn iau a’r rhai sydd mewn addysg amser llawn. Trefnwyr grwpiau pobl sy’n archebu 10+ o docynnau ar gyfer un perfformiad ar y tro. PTL deiliaid cardiau PTL Abertawe. Clwb Theatr Wrth gyfl wyno cerdyn aelodaeth dilys. Sylwer y gellir gofyn i chi brofi eich hawl i gonsesiwn wrth archebu tocyn neu gyrraedd am y perff ormiad. Derbynnir y rhan fwyaf o’r prif gardiau credyd (tâl o 2%), Maestro a Delta. Dylid gwneud sieciau’n daladwy i: Dinas a Sir Abertawe I gael manylion llawn am gyfleusterau a’r amodau a’r telerau archebu, ffoniwch y Swyddfa Docynnau. Rhif minicom y Swyddfa Docynnau yw 01792 654456. Teipdestun ar gyfer cwsmeriaid â nam ar eu clyw. Ni all Dinas a Sir Abertawe dderbyn unrhyw gyfrifoldeb am unrhyw newidiadau, y tu hwnt i’w rheolaeth, a all ddigwydd ar ôl cyhoeddi’r cyhoeddiad hwn. I dderbyn y llyfryn hwn mewn fformat gwahanol, cysylltwch â’r Swyddfa Docynnau.

Restoration Fund

Mae pob tocyn yn cynnwys cyfraniad 50c at y Gronfa Adnewyddu. Nid oes rhaid i ysgolion gyfrannu.

All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. School parties are exempt.

Plus One Scheme at the Grand Theatre Are you disabled and require support from a personal assistant or carer to visit us? If so you could join the Plus One Scheme and receive a discount/free pass for your ‘plus one’. To apply visit www.swansea.gov.uk/ plusone or call 01792 635463

Cronfa Adnewyddu

Cynllun Ac Un yn Theatr y Grand Ydych chi’n anabl ac a oes angen cefnogaeth gan gynorthwy-ydd personol neu ofalwr arnoch i ymweld â ni? Os felly, gallech ymuno â Chunllun Ac Un a chael gostyngiad/tocyn am ddim i’ch cynorthwy-ydd ‘ac un’. I ymuno â’r cynllun, ewch i www.abertawe.gov.uk/plusone neu ffoniwch 01792 635463

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Terms and conditions of ticket sales

Amodau a thelerau gwerthu

1. Exchange of tickets will only be considered in cases of emergency and the Management reserves the right to refuse an exchange. Where an exchange occurs, it will be for another performance of the same production. Charge of £1.00 per ticket. 2. No refunds will be given except for cancelled events. 3. The Management reserves the right to introduce discounts and other price changes without notice. 4. The promoter reserves the right to make any changes to the advertised programme. 5. The use of cameras or recording equipment is strictly forbidden. 6. The Management reserves the right to refuse admission and may, on occasions, have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of patrons. 7. In exceptional circumstances, the Management reserves the right to offer alternative seats to those specified on the ticket. 8. Please check your ticket - on receipt - as mistakes cannot always be rectified. 9. Where a performance has the benefit of English surtitles, patrons should check with the Box Office staff (at the time of booking) as to seat suitability. 10. Concessions *. Please check at the time of booking for any available concessions. Not all concessions are available for all performances/events.

1. Ystyrir cyfnewid tocynnau mewn argyfwng yn unig ac mae’r Rheolwyr yn cadw’r hawl i wrthod cyfnewid tocyn. Os caiff tocyn ei gyfnewid, bydd ar gyfer perfformiad arall o’r un cynhyrchiad. Codir £1.00 y tocyn. 2. Ni roddir unrhyw ad-daliadau ond ar gyfer digwyddiadau wedi’u canslo. 3. Mae’r Rheolwyr yn cadw’r hawl i gyflwyno gostyngiadau a newidiadau eraill o ran prisiau heb roi rhybudd. 4. Mae’r hyrwyddwr yn cadw’r hawl i wneud unrhyw newidiadau i’r rhaglen a hybysebir. 5. Ni chaniateir defnyddio camerâu na chyfarpar recordio. 6. Mae’r Rheolwyr yn cadw’r hawl i wrthod mynediad ac, ar adegau, gall fod angen cynnal archwiliadau diogelwch er mwyn sicrhau diogelwch y cwsmeriaid. 7. Dan amgylchiadau eithriadol, mae’r Rheolwyr yn cadw’r hawl i gynnig seddi gwahanol i’r rhai a nodir ar y tocyn. 8. Archwiliwch eich tocyn - adeg ei dderbyn - gan nad oes modd unioni camgymeriadau bob amser. 9. Os darperir uwchdeitlau Saesneg ar gyfer perfformiad, dylai cwsmeriaid holi staff y Swyddfa Docynnau (adeg archebu) ynglyˆn ag addasrwydd seddi. 10. Consesiynau *. Holwch wrth archebu’r tocynnau am unrhyw gonsesiynau sydd ar gael. Nid yw pob consesiwn ar gael ar gyfer pob perfformiad/digwyddiads.

Full terms and conditions are available on request.

Rhoddir yr amodau a’r telerau llawn ar gais.

Strobe Lighting Patrons are reminded that ‘Strobe’ lighting is used with certain shows, productions. Baby Changing Facilities Please see the Front of House Manager. Armless Seats We have a number of armless seats available for those customers who would like more space in their seats. We have a Sennheiser Infra-red hearing system Headsets can be obtained for a £5 refundable deposit from the sweet kiosk.

Goleuadau Strôb Atgoffir cwsmeriaid fod goleuadau ‘Strôb’ yn cael eu defnyddio gyda rhai sioeau a chynyrchiadau. Cyfleusterau Newid Babanod Gofynnwch i’r Rheolwr Blaen Tyˆ. Seddau Heb Freichiau Mae gennym nifer o seddi heb freichiau i gwsmeriaid a hoffai fwy o le yn eu seddi. Mae gennym system glyw Is-goch Sennheiser. Gellir cael clustffonau am flaendal ad-daladwy o £5 o’r ciosg losin. 34386-14 Designed at Designprint

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Forthcoming...

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HERCULE POIROT IN

Mon 8 – Sat 13 Sept Llun 8 - Sad 13 Medi “Black Coffee brings Hercule Poirot back to life in style” The Gazette previous cast photos

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A quintessential English country estate is thrown into chaos following the murder of eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory, and the theft of his new earth shattering formula. Arriving at the Estate moments too late, one man immediately senses a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the estate's occupants. That man is Hercule Poirot. In the first play ever written by Agatha Christie we are introduced to a character who went on to become the most famous detective of all time and the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times. Star casting to be announced. BLACK COFFEE © 1930 Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved. The AGATHA CHRISTIE word mark and signature and POIROT are registered trade marks of Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved.

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