Swansea Grand Theatre Theatr y Grand Abertawe
Winter - Spring Gaeaf - Gwanwyn
Box Office / Swyddfa Docynnau
01792 475715 www.swanseagrand.co.uk
At the Grand
Wed 16th Dec 09 - Sun 17th Jan 10 Various times
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. Cabinet Member for Culture, Recreation and Tourism: Graham Thomas, Director of Regeneration and Housing: Phil Roberts, Head of Culture and Tourism: Iwan Davies. Grand Theatre General Manager: Gary Iles Tel: 01792 475242 Email: email@example.com Swansea Grand Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support it receives from the following organisations. If your company is interested in supporting the theatre please contact Gary Iles.
Footlights Café Bar Morning tea and coffee, lunchtime specials and pre-show dinners are all on offer. The perfect place to relax and meet friends. For reservations please call Footlights on 01792 478593. Bookings advisable.
Sleeping Beauty A truly enchanting tale!
Opening Hours (Tues- Fri) 11.00am - 3.30pm, 5.00pm - 30 mins after show ends. (Sat) 11.00am - 30 mins after show ends. (Sun & Mon) Show days only - 1 hour before performance starts until end of interval.
This year’s star pantomime cast features ‘Emmerdale’ actress and ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ favourite Malandra Burrows, alongside Andrew Agnew, known to millions of children and parents as the loveable PC Plum from ‘Balamory’. ‘Bad Girls’ Helen Fraser will play the bad fairy, handsome finalist of ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and West End star Lewis Bradley is the prince, back by popular demand is our very own Kevin Johns playing Nurse Nelly and the enchanting Nia Jermin will play the title role. This season’s spectacular promises to be glitzy, glamorous and more ‘Grand’ than ever. It will be full of the usual, traditional ‘hiss n boos’, “he’s behind you”, upbeat song and dance routines and fairytale fun for all the family. Signed performances: 6th & 14th Jan - 2pm, 7th & 13th Jan - 7pm Audio Performance: 9th Jan - 2pm
£8.00 - £18.50 Family(4) £65.00 Selected concessions available on selected performances✦
Thurs 21st Jan 7.30pm
Fri 22nd Jan 7.30pm
Mon 25th Jan 7.30pm
Thurs 28th Jan 7.30pm
The Winner Takes It All
Buddy Holly and The Cricketers
Quite simply, one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now celebrating her 50th year in music, Elkie is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are a real treat for fans old and new. Performing some of her classic hits, blues, jazz and perhaps a song or two from her forthcoming album. An electric evening with Elkie is guaranteed to leave you begging for more.
The All New Voulez-Vouz & Jive Talkin’.
After a highly successful summer as special guest for The Eagles at arenas across the UK and Europe, legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former front man of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics is back on tour to promote his acclaimed new album ‘I Know That Name’.
Eighteen electrifying years, the longest-running and greatest Buddy Holly Show on earth!
Elkie is a stunning performer and whatever she does, she does it best live. Don’t miss the chance to see a truly great artiste in action.
£17.00 & £20.00
Two of the country’s greatest shows come together in one fantastic concert to pay tribute to two of history’s most iconic acts. Get ready for a non-stop barrage of hits as the all new Voulez-Vouz and Jive Talkin’ prepare to dazzle you with an evening full of the unforgettable music of ‘Abba’ and ‘The Bee Gees’, who will have you singing and dancing the night away.
£16.00 & £17.00
With a back catalogue of hits including ‘How Long’, ‘Tempted’ and ‘The Living Years’, Paul’s marvellously soulful voice is known to millions around the world; he is undoubtedly a key figure in British pop history. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is always something very special.
£20.00 & £26.50
Buddy Holly and The Cricketers is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing to such timeless hits as ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore’, ‘Raining In My Heart’, ‘Oh Boy!’ and much more. Featuring some of the finest and talented actor-musicians in the business, Buddy Holly and The Cricketers were recently endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when they guest-starred on BBC One’s Saturday night live programme, ‘The One and Only’. Don’t miss out!
£12.50 - £16.50
The Sir Harry Secombe Trust presents
Gorseinon College presents
Fri 29th Jan 7.00pm
Sat 30th Jan 7.00pm
West End To Broadway Now in their seventh year, the students of The Sir Harry Secombe Trust invite you to join them on a journey of musical theatre, from the West End to Broadway. With a whole range of musical numbers from Disney’s Mulan to Martin Guerre and favourites from current West End shows including Mama Mia, Billy Elliot and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, there’s sure to be something for everyone!
£6.00 - £10.00
The Annual Mark Jermin Stage School Awards Night A glittering reflection of the accolades and achievements of the young performing arts students and children from the prestigious Mark Jermin Stage School. A celebrated evening and prize giving ceremony with special appearances from students past and present. Celebrity guests, surprises and lots more. All Mark Jermin students, families and friends, both past and present, are invited to our infamous Oscar Awards Night!
£10.50 - £14.50 Aftershow Party The Penthouse - Meridian Quay, Swansea Marina. Tickets available separately from The Mark Jermin Stage School.
Tues 2nd Feb 7.30pm
Wed 3rd Feb 7.30pm www.joebrown.co.uk
Side By Side
This popular event returns to Swansea Grand Theatre.
Last year marked Joe’s 50th year as a professional entertainer and he is undoubtedly one of this country’s best loved, enduring, and most acclaimed musicians. Joe, along with his long serving band and newest band member, record producing son Pete, is back by popular demand in another two-hour musical celebration.
Featuring schools from the City and County of Swansea who have collaborated with students of the highly successful Gorseinon College BTEC National Diploma Performing Arts course to bring a show full of energy, excitement and entertainment. Presented by Kevin Johns.
£8.00 Selected concessions available✦
Expect timeless Classics, Rockabilly, Gospel, Country, Folk, Electric Rock & Roll - all to be interwoven with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences. This sensational show is a musical journey you’ll not want to miss!
£16.50 - £21.50
Thurs 4th Feb 7.30pm
Fri 5th Feb 7.15pm
Mon 8th Feb 7.30pm
HALF TERM FUN
Mon 15th Feb 2.15pm
That’ll Be The Day
Brand New Spring Show
Keep Britain Laughing
Prepare for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the UK’s most successful touring rock ‘n’ roll production, returns with a Brand New Spring 2010 Show.
A heady mix of artistic integrity, loyalty and avarice has put Jimmy back on the road. If you only see one comedy show this year... what’s the matter with you? Get out more.
Here it comes over the brow of the hilarity. It’s Tim Vine in a train. Stand back from the platform in case you get hit by a prop. Every carriage is packed full of gags. Can you hear them? Chug chug joke joke, chug chug joke joke. Be on your guard. This train Timinates here.
Now 15 years old, Circus Hilarious is creating laughter and mayhem all over the UK. Featuring the 2007 Best Comedy Award Winners, father and son Clive Webb & Danny Adams, together with Cousin Timoni and Mad Mick’s ‘Clownforce’, create sidesplitting humour with all the fun, magic and excitement of the circus, guaranteed to make the whole family roar with laughter, not just kids, but Mum and Dad too, making it the most hilarious family occasion you could imagine. In addition, unmissable slapstick, comedy, lots of surprises and world famous international artistes plus the stunning Circus Hilarious dancers.
Trevor, Gary and the gang bring on back the good times with a combination of their unique comedy routines mixed with back to back non-stop classic gold hits from the 1950s through to the 70s to produce a show with a real feel good party atmosphere!! We guarantee you’ll be on your feet and dancing before the night is over!!
DON’T MISS THIS PARTY!
£15.00 - £18.50
A ‘rapier’ is the long sword of a gentleman. ‘Rapier wit’ is defined as clever, quick, intelligent humour. Please note, Jimmy Carr doesn’t have ‘the long sword of a gentleman’ and even if you like him, ‘clever, quick and intelligent’ is a bit of a stretch.
King of the one-liner and star of BBC1 ‘Not Going Out’, tours the country with his brand new stand-up show. Supported by John Archer.
£16.00 “No one else will give you as many gags for your money. Vine is superb, as clever as anything being done today” The Guardian
Adult: £11.00 Child: £9.00
Wed 10th - Fri 12th Feb 7.30pm
Derren Brown: Enigma
Swansea City Opera presents
Tues 16th Feb 7.30pm
The Pearl Fishers By Georges Bizet
Be prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience when the master of psychological illusion returns to the stage with Derren Brown: Enigma. Derren will once again bewilder, baffle and bewitch and show why he is one of the country’s most revered live performers; a master of magic, mind control and psychological illusion. This is the second leg of his fourth tour and is expected to sell out, as it did in 2009, throughout the UK. Derren says: ”Like previous shows, I will absolutely push myself to the limit. The challenge is to create new material that shocks, surprises and defies explanation. The audience will be taken on a theatrical roller-coaster ride, and I hope it’s an experience that they will never forget”.
£22.50 & £27.50
A fishing village in ancient Ceylon (Sri Lanka) is the setting for Bizet’s steamy tale of a tautly woven friendship, loyalty and forbidden love. This Swansea City Opera production is a visual and dramatic spectacle with vibrant costumes and a torrent of passion, loyalty and tension that is sure to enthrall audiences. The Pearl Fishers is an exquisite combination of emotional turmoil and pervasive sadness, containing a ceaselessly seductive score with one of the most famous and beautiful operatic duets ever written for tenor and baritone - ‘Au Fond du Temple Saint’.
Performed in English.
£5.00 - £22.50 Selected concessions available✦
Thurs 18th Feb 8.00pm
Wed 17th Feb 8.00pm
Stephen K Amos
Fri 19th Feb 7.00pm
The Best is Yet to Come
The Feelgood Factor
Chinese New Year Concert An extraordinary team of Chinese virtuosos from China and worldwide, perform a wide selection of famous works for a guaranteed enthralling evening, a good experience of Chinese music, and the best way to embrace the new year. One Chinese instrument can produce unique amazing sounds and unbelievingly beautiful music, the variations of rhythm, beat, tone quality and embellishments are highly distinctive and hugely pleasant to the ear. The ensemble of different instruments create a harmonious and beautiful auditory atmosphere.
£16.00 - £22.00 Selected concessions available✦
“Enthralling. Feast your ears” World Musical Magazine
Welcome to Stephen K Amos’ third solo stand-up comedy tour of the UK.
All proceeds in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Centre, Singleton Hospital.
He’s back with a brand new show for 2010. It’s full to bursting with more fun, warmth, bonhomie and love than ever before. Forget the credit crunch and welcome to The Feelgood Factor!
The South Wales Evening Post invites you to see and hear young entertainers, including singers, dancers, comedians, musicians and pop groups, aged 4-18 years, presenting their talents on the Grand Theatre stage.
£16.50 “Born to entertain”
Produced, Directed and Compered by Alex Frith MBE.
£7.00 & £8.00 “A hurricane of relentlessly energetic charisma, Amos has the crowd eating out of his hand and unites everyone in laughter” The List
Dunvant Male choir presents
Sat 20th Feb 7.30pm
The Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year Competition Now in its eighth year, the event is aimed at supporting young singers embarking on careers in musical theatre. Previous winners include David Thaxton (Les Miserables), Connie Fisher (Winner of BBC’s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?) and Christopher Orton (Producer of new musical My Land’s Shore and many CDs).
£8.50 - £16.00
Mon 22nd Feb 7.30pm
Living TV’s Most Haunted
Tues 23rd Feb 7.30pm
The Circus of Horrors
Wed 24th Feb 7.30pm
The Day of the Dead
With Karl Beattie, Brian Shepherd, Cath Howe, Ciaran O’Keefe, Stuart Torevell & Yvette Fielding. The Most Haunted team have explored some of the spookiest and infamous locations in the UK and across America, in an attempt to uncover the truth behind tales of restless spirits and mysterious visions. Expect a supernatural thrill-fest, the Most Haunted team of mediums and ghost hunters will report on purported paranormal activity, show unseen film footage, and attempt to explore paranormal or scientific explanations for the various phenomena that occur.
£16.00 - £22.00
Set in Mexico during the early 1900s, the cast of chaosmongers transport the body of their doyen, Dr Haze, to a remote area of Mexico. Unbeknown to them, they settled in a former burial ground of Aztec Warriors. There they join the local inhabitants ‘Day of the Dead’ rituals to try and revive their esteemed leader. All, of course, with disastrous consequences.
The Rolling Stones are universally known as ‘The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World’. They have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, with hits such as ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Start Me Up’, ‘Honkey Tonk Women’, and ‘Jumping Jack Flash’ to name but a few - all known the world over.
Amid a backdrop of an Aztec Temple, Witch-doctors, Voodoo Acrobats, Pickled People, Bendy Bodies, Demon Dwarfs, and flying Vampires erupting, chained, from a tank of blood, to perform their amazing blood curdling stunts.
Now ‘The Stones’ bring to the stage all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert. This is not a ‘tongue in cheek’ approach, but a serious tribute to their music: The greatest tribute band in the world pays tribute to the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World, in a show so close to the original that you will simply not believe your eyes or your ears!
£12.00 - £24.00
£13.50 & £16.50
Selected concessions available✦
Thurs 25th Feb 7.30pm
Fri 26th Feb 7.30pm
Sat 27th Feb 7.30pm
Jethro Too Late To Grow Up After 35 years in the business, Jethro still packs theatres up and down the country, and is still as mischievous as he was as a child. Jethro... please don’t ever grow up, the world would lose one of the most unique comedy legends ever. If you want to laugh until it hurts, look no further than here, this is the show for you!
£16.50 - £18.50
Motown’s Greatest Hits - How Sweet It Is The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown is back by popular demand! In its 8th successive year, this stunning 100% live show combines first class music, together with the slickest choreography and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have! Over 50 Golden Years of Motown music are remembered in this special edition show featuring songs from legendary artistes such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Martha Reeves, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers and many, many more.
£14.50 - £19.50
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Show The Beatles Reborn 2010 44 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper told the band to play - and thanks to this stunning new note-for-note reproduction of The Beatles’ psychedelic masterpiece, they’re still playing! From the team behind the phenomenally successful Australian Pink Floyd Show, and imbued with the same hallmark of quality and showmanship, comes this stunning new production that brings one of rock and roll’s greatest landmarks back to life in truly breathtaking fashion. Featuring some of the best musicians from the Fab Four’s own home town of Liverpool, and backed by a spellbinding new light show, original big screen animations and a host of fun surprises, this show is a must for Beatles fans old and new!
£20.00 & £24.50 Selected concessions available✦
ST. DAVID’S DAY SPECIAL
Mon 1st Mar 2.00pm
Wild Rose presents
Tues 2nd Mar 7.30pm
Wed 3rd - Sat 6th Mar 7.30pm, Thurs & Sat Mats 2.00pm www.snowwhiteonice.com
A Slice of Welsh Rarebit The Searchers With Stan Stennett A great variety show with memories of the famous 1940s and 50s favourite ‘Welsh Rarebit’. Stan, who had his first ‘break’ in the business, in this show, is joined by another original member Wyn Calvin, ‘The Welsh Prince of Laughter’. Singing is not forgotten, with the truly great voices of Mandy Starr and Peter Lewis. There will also be special guests to help make this St. David’s Day afternoon go with a swing!
£10.00 Selected concessions available✦
John McNally, Frank Allen, Spencer James and Eddie Rothe. With such classic hits as ’Sweets For My Sweet’, ’Needles and Pins’, ’Don’t Throw Your Love Away’ and’When You Walk In The Room’, The Searchers have contributed enormously to establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. With total record sales well in excess of 40 million, their recent compilation album, ‘The Very Best of The Searchers’, which includes all their hits, has seen a recent welcome and deserved return to the UK pop charts.
£14.00 - £18.00
Snow White on Ice Featuring The Russian Ice Stars Producers Wild Rose continue to push the boundaries of ice dance in every new direction as they present their most lavish production; Snow White on Ice. The timeless story follows the Grimm Brothers’ original and features the World-class troupe of champion skaters, The Russian Ice Stars. Ballet, gymnastics, aerial aerobatics, skating leaps, lifts, spins, twirls, breathtaking danger and sheer daredevilment all add up to a mesmerising, jaw-dropping show from the ‘Amazing World of Ice Dance’. The ideal way to keep the whole family entertained! You will love every thrill-packed minute! Pure Magic!
Adult: £11.50 - £24.50 Child: £15.00 Selected concessions available✦
Clwyd Theatr Cymru presents
Tues 9th - Sat 13th Mar 7.30pm, Thurs Mat 1.00pm, Sat Mat 2.00pm
ARTS WING ADAIN Y CELFYDDYADAU Tues 2nd - Thurs 4th Feb | 7.15pm Wed Matinee | 2.00pm Fluellen Theatre Company presents
The Caucasian Chalk Circle By Bertolt Brecht £8.50, £6.50 concessions✦
In the carnage of a civil war, a little boy is left abandoned. A serving girl risks her life to save him. With the war over, the boy’s mother returns to claim him. An apparently incompetent judge is given the task of resolving the dispute. But in a world ruled by the duplicity of corruption, who can possibly be the winner? Brecht’s epic play is one of the true masterpieces of twentieth century theatre.
To Kill A Mockingbird By Christopher Sergel
Wed 10th Feb | 7.15pm
Director Tim Baker. Designer Mark Bailey. Giddy Ox presents “Shoot all the bluejays you want if you can hit ‘em. But remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”. One of the greatest modern classics, Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird is the powerful story of a fight for racial justice in a community divided and ruled by prejudice and discrimination. The place is Maycomb, Alabama in the Great Depression years of the 1930s. Momentous events unfold through the eyes of eight year old Scout Finch, growing up in a close knit neighbourhood with her older brother, Jem. When their father, Atticus Finch, a well respected lawyer, mounts a vigorous case for the defence of Tom Robinson, a poor black man accused of the rape of a young white girl, an idyllic world of childhood is changed forever. Captioned Performance: 13th Mar - 2pm
£10.50 - £16.50 Selected concessions available✦
Lotty’s War By Giuliano Crispini
£8.00, £6.00 concessions✦ Thrust into the dilemmas of the German Occupation, striving to be loyal to her friends and family, Lotty finds herself having to succumb to the requirements of an occupying force, particularly those of the General billeted with her. Based on true events, this gem of a play is a fascinating examination of how relationships and personalities change in the quest for survival. With Britain currently occupying two countries, Lotty’s war is a relevant and fresh look at the dilemmas faced by British people under occupation in Guernsey, in their own very recent history. “Era-evocative, persuasive and convincing” - The stage.
PERFORMANCES Thurs 11th Feb | 7.30pm
Thurs 4th Mar | 7.15pm
Miles Production presents
Shouting at Radios
By Gwynne Edwards Directed by Hugh Thomas Performed by Rhodri Miles
Dan embarks on his debut national tour. Do you get fed up with people and do nothing about it? Do you drink too much then feel guilty and try to get rid of the guilt with more booze? Do you put things off until the last minute then spend more time working on the excuse than the bloody thing itself? This is an evening of laughs specifically for you and people like you.
Wed 17th Feb | 7.15pm
Tim Quinn ARGH!
£8.00, £6.00 concessions✦ Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant, often hilarious one-man show.
Thurs 11th Mar | 8.00pm
The Tiger Lillies The Songs of Shockheaded Peter and other Gory Verses
£8.00, £6.00 concessions✦
The Ups and Downs of Life as a Comic Book Creator. For over 30 years Tim Quinn worked for the world’s most famous comic book companies as scriptwriter, editor and illustrator, on everything from Beryl the Peril, Korky the Cat, Bunty, Desperate Dan, and the Bash Street Kids to Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk. The audience is invited to attend, wearing capes and masks!
Mon 1st Mar | 7.00pm
St. David’s Day Gala Dinner £30.00 l b An evening of Welsh food and entertainment to celebrate our patron Saint, St. David. Price includes 3 course meal, with coffee and mints and entertainment.
The Tiger Lillies are the Godfathers of alternative cabaret. Direct from a sell-out London West-End run and the Edinburgh Festival, they take their show, celebrating 20 years of dark and deviant theatrics, on tour.
Sat 13th Mar | 2.00pm
Mothers and Daughters £6.50
Mothering Sunday Weekend special! Gill Yeomans and Fenella Brotherwood examine mother and daughter relationships in a patchwork of poems, prose and extracts from plays ranging from Romeo and Juliet to Amy’s View and Little Women. Optional high tea available after the performance. £6.50 (pre-booking essential).
PERFORMANCES Wed 17th Mar | 8.00pm
Tues 3rd Apr | 7.00pm
The Sir Harry Secombe Trust presents
‘What goes on tour, stays on tour’
The Bond Experience 16+
When Chris is not hosting the weekly radio show with Rhod Gilbert on BBC Radio Wales or enthralling kids (& mums alike) on his Doodle Do show on CBeebies/BBC2, or co-writing the BBC Radio Wales Sit-Com ‘Those That Can’t...’ he is a master of charming, cheeky and chatty stand-up. Chris lifts the lid on Welsh culture and life and playfully plays with the contents!
Prepare to be shaken and stirred! Cabaret, casino and cocktails! Join us for an evening of glamour and sophistication while raising money for one of Swansea’s leading youth groups, The Sir Harry Secombe Trust. Drinks reception, canapés and entertainment. Formal attire a must!
Thurs 18th & Fri 19th Mar | 7.15pm Bold Productions & Aberystywth Arts Centre present
Look Back In Anger By John Osborne Directed by Richard Hogger
Thurs 15th - Sat 17th Apr | 7.30pm Catch 22 presents
The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice By Jim Cartwright
£8.00, £6.00 concessions
First performed in May 1956, it quickly became one of those few plays that have changed the future of theatre. Never before had relationships been subject to such microscopic examination on stage. Osborne, as the ‘angry young man’, relating to the angry young people of that moment. It divided audiences, damned as ‘kitchen sink’, praised as ‘theatre of reality’. The complex relationships within the family and marriage are expressed through funny, tragic, violent emotion against the background of particular political and social comment.
Swansea Grand Theatre and its Arts Wing are available for Weddings, functions and conferences. Please contact Carol Rowden on 01792 478586 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
£10.00, £8.00 concessions✦ CATCH 22 returns to Swansea Grand Theatre for the first time since their highly acclaimed production of The Graduate. Currently enjoying a revival in London’s West End and made into the award winning film ‘Little Voice’, this wonderfully funny, incredibly moving play tells the story of a shy, reclusive girl named Little Voice and her larger than life, out of control mother, Mari. When Mari starts dating small-time club agent, Ray Say, she thinks he’s her last chance for a better life. When Ray hears Little Voice sing, he thinks she’s a star and his long-awaited ticket to the big time. But what about Little Voice? Well she just wants a normal life. And to be loved...
forthcoming Tues 20th Apr | 8.00pm
30th Jan, 27th Feb, 27th Mar & 24th Apr 12.30pm Fluellen Theatre Company, in association with Swansea Grand Theatre, presents
Steve Williams Stand-Up Story Man
£10.00, £9.00 concessions
As seen on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and as support to Lee Mack, trail blazing whimsical Welshman, Steve Williams, hits the road with his debut national stand-up comedy tour. After contributing to the latest series of Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), the Chortle Award nominee will deliver some serious folly with his latest mix of stand up tales and stand out comedy.
FORTHCOMING Thurs 13th May | 8.00pm
Mon 1st - Sat 13th Feb
Fool’s Gold 16+
Lucy Porter’s latest solo show is a witty romp through the history of gold. In these times of recession, gold is prized more highly than ever, as other forms of currency grow worthless. What’s so special about gold, and why is it that human beings have long been obsessed with the yellow, shiny stuff?
27th Jan, 24th Feb, 31st Mar & 28th Apr | 8.00pm
Gorseinon College Levels 1 & 2 and White Room A Level Art and Design Students will exhibit work that covers a range of disciplines, including Photography, textile Design, Graphic Communication and Fine Art. Work on display will be the result of original and creative investigations. Tues 16th Feb - Sat 6th Mar
Comedy Club £7.50
Take a short rest from your weekend shopping and make sure you give yourself an entertaining lunch break in the heart of Swansea. The plays will feature new work by writers based in Wales. They will have a maximum 1 hr running time and food and refreshments are available. For full details check out www.swanseagrand.co.uk
Lucy Porter £12.00
£5.00, £4.00 concessions✦
Laughing since 1999. See the comic stars of the future, today, at Swansea’s Comedy Club. Come and experience some of the best acts from the UK and International Comedy Circuits. 2 acts and 1 compere.
Level 1 and White Room
An exhibition by South Wales artist Lynnford Jones, whose paintings of abstract work are personal and inwardly reflective. He also gives more emphasis to textural effects and colour.
Calibre Productions Ltd presents
Mon 15th - Sat 20th Mar 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.00pm Tues 9th - Fri 19th Mar
Art on Dialysis White Room
An exhibition of work produced by patients in the Renal Annexe at Morriston Hospital, whilst undergoing the dialysis procedure. The project is funded by the Renal Patients Trust Fund and led by Art Therapist Sarah Griffin. Tues 23rd Mar - Fri 9th Apr
Lloyd Rowe and Karen Saunders Coast and Country Mixed Media Artwork White Room
Porridge A New Stage Adaptation by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Lloyd Rowe and Karen Saunders collaborate to form an exhibition of their latest work which celebrates aspects of the environment from the coast to the countryside. Tues 13th Apr - Sat 1st May
James Iles White Room
After successfully bringing Dad’s Army to the stage, Calibre Productions return to Swansea with a real ‘coup de theatre’, the first ever professional stage adaptation of the BBC’s hit comedy Porridge. Penned by the original writers, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, the same fabulous team who brought Auf Wiedersehn Pet to our screens - this hilarious new play features all your favourite Porridge characters. So prepare for laughs-a-plenty as Fletch, played by Shaun Williamson (EastEnders and Extras), Godber and the other inmates of Slade Prison take on the system under the nose of the ever suspicious Mr Mackay in what promises to be a sure-fire comic treat for the whole family.
£10.00 - £19.00 New work by Swansea artist James Iles. Paintings and drawings produced in Finland, Africa and the U.K. In his work, James captures the energy, movement and emotion of coastal, industrial and urban areas.
Selected concessions available✦
“Probably the most likeable piece of theatre I’ve seen in a long time” Coventry Telegraph
Mon 22nd Mar 7.30pm
Tues 23rd Mar 7.30pm
Wed 24th Mar 7.30pm
Thurs 25th Mar 7.30pm
d one p t Pos
The Legendary Three B’s
An audience with Sally Morgan
Solid Gold Country Legends
The Solid Silver 60s Show
Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk.
Now dubbed as Britain’s best-loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan returns following a sold out performance here in 2009.
Now in its 8th year, the award winning Solid Gold Country Legends is a ‘Celebration of the Best in Country Music’, and has proved popular on both sides of the Atlantic, winning Best Event at the 2009 British Country Music Awards.
The unforgettable talents of Dave Berry, Mike Pender, Brian Poole, Peter Sarstedt, all backed by Vanity Fare with The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Troggs.
Limited, selected UK performance dates only. A rare opportunity to see three legends of British Jazz, Kenny Ball, Chris Barber and Acker Bilk - with their bands, together in one great concert. This is a unique evening of entertainment - not to be missed!
£19.00 - £25.00
Sally‘s psychic power has been with her since she was nine months old and her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities. Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening.
This show has taken the UK by storm!
£19.50 Theatre demonstrations are to be deemed for entertainment purposes.
Led by Country Stars, Jeanne Jordan & B J Thomas, together with Randy Ryman and the Outlaw Country Band, who are amongst the finest Country Musicians you will ever see! Solid Gold Country Legends brings you the perfect mix of old and new country hits from the classics of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette to Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Shania Twain, to name just a few.
£16.50 Selected concessions available✦
Expect all your favourite 60s hits including ‘The Crying Game’, ‘Little Things’, ‘Sweets for My Sweet’, ‘Needles & Pins’, Twist and Shout’, ‘Do You Love Me’, ‘Where Do You Go To My Lovely’, ‘Frozen Orange Juice’, Wild Thing’, ‘Love is All Around’, ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’, ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ and many more.
The only place to hear the classic hits performed by the original hitmakers!
£17.50 - £21.50
Talon Music Ltd in partnership with Planet Rock Radio presents
Fri 26th Mar 7.30pm
Tues 6th Apr 7.30pm
Mon 29th Mar - Thurs 1st Apr & Sat 3rd Apr 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.00pm www.thewomaninblack.com
Talon - The Best Of The Eagles
Limited, selected UK performance dates only.
Hotel California Tour.
Des O’Connor... Worldclass star and ultimate entertainer. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a true showbusiness legend live on stage for a wonderful evening of comedy, laughter and music.
£17.50 & £20.00
One of the greatest rock albums of all time, recreated track by track, note for note. Plus the best of the rest from ‘Take It Easy’ to ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’. Recognised throughout the industry as the definitive exponents of recreating the immensely powerful vocals and exact musical reproduction of the Eagles, Talon’s new production promises to deliver yet another stunning show for existing and new fans alike.
£12.50 - £18.50
The Woman in Black The most terrifying live theatre experience in the world! Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. It is a formula that provides audiences with an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world. Now in its 21st year in the West End, over 7 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most chilling and successful theatre events ever staged.
£9.50 - £18.50 Selected concessions available✦
“A truly nerve-shredding experience” Daily Mail
Wed 7th & Thurs 8th Apr Wed 2.00pm, Thurs 11.00am & 2.00pm
Fri 9th Apr 7.30pm
Sat 10th Apr 7.30pm
Back for Good
10th Anniversary Performance
Noddy in Toyland It’s an exciting day in Toy Town. It’s Noddy and Tessie Bear’s sing-a-long, dance-a-long party and everyone is invited to join in the fun... everyone, that is, except those two naughty Goblins, Sly and Gobbo, who are out to spoil the fun with another of their crazy machines from Goblin Gizmo’s - The Sound Sucker! But don’t worry as our hero Noddy is keeping an eye on those two and knows exactly how to stay one step ahead of their games, despite their crazy antics to try and ruin the party. This fantastic show, for children of all ages, coincides with the 60th year anniversary of Noddy.
Adult: £10.00 - £13.00 Child: £7.00 - £10.00
Abba Mania is now accepted as the world’s Number One touring production, featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates Abba’s music in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when Abba ruled the airwaves. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music there has ever been, then Abba Mania is for you! Join in and enjoy all of your favourites including: ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Voulez Vous’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Winner Takes, It All’, ‘Super Trouper’ and many more. Fancy dress recommended.
£15.50 & £17.50
‘Back for Good’ is the Ultimate Celebration of Take That in the UK today. Back for Good faithfully recreates the iconic shows that ‘the Ultimate Boy Band’ brought to their adoring fans, the stage sets, the strobes, the exciting lights and flame machines, when the pyrotechnics kick in, the audience is left with little doubt that they are watching ‘The Greatest Boy Band Of All Time’ and ‘The Best Live Act’, all the costume changes, and the dance routines that left millions singing, dancing and enthralled! Take That fans, both old and new, are invited to witness, first-hand, the sensational Take That experience and will be left with little doubt that they are truly ‘Back for Good’.
Selected concessions available✦
£15.50 & £17.50 Selected concessions available✦
Swansea Amateurs presents Essgees
Mon 12th Apr 8.00pm
Tues 13th Apr 7.30pm
Tues 20th - Sat 24th Apr 7.15pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm
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Frankie Boyle I would happily punch every one of you in the face Following his epic recordbreaking tour in 2008, Frankie Boyle, star of BBC2’s Mock the Week and one of the hottest and most controversial comedians of the moment, is back on the road with an all new live show.
£20.00 “This is meat-and-potatoes stand-up, but the sauce is tart, the meat’s bleeding and the spuds are hard as rock” The Guardian
A Night out with Tommy Cooper Jus’ Like That! Starring Clive Mantle (Casualty, Vicar of Dibley). Jus’ Like That! brings Tommy Cooper back to life with all the familiar trademarks - the fez, the laugh and the bad magic. Jus’ Like That! is a hilarious tribute to one of the greatest comedians this country has ever seen. This show is the closest you can get to seeing the late, great comedian live. Book now for a genuinely funny and outstanding evening of stand up comedy.
Pirates of Penzance Music by Arthur Sullivan. Lyrics by W S Gilbert. Fresh from their multi award winning production of HMS Pinafore, Swansea Amateurs return with The Essgee Trilogy Version of The Pirates of Penzance.
Prepare to be swept off your feet!! Directed and Choreographed by Martyn Knight. Musical Director Christopher Pike.
£12.50 & £16.50 By arrangement with Plays and Musicals and Essgee entertainments PTY.
“Miraculously funny” Daily Telegraph
£8.50 - £13.50 Selected concessions available✦
Welsh National Opera presents
Fri 16th & Sat 17th Apr 7.00pm www.wno.org.uk
Fall in love this spring as Welsh National Opera performs two of the greatest love stories ever sung. “A world-class company” The Independent All performances are surtitled in English and Welsh so you can follow the story on a screen above the stage throughout*. FREE Pre-performance talks Pre-performance talks are free. Times vary - please check the Box office for times or visit the website wno.org.uk FREE Explore Opera Carmen Sat 17 Apr 2.30 -4.30pm A lively, fun and engaging introduction to this opera and production. New to opera? Visit fresh2opera.co.uk Tosca is sponsored by Associated British Ports. Carmen is supported by the Friends of WNO.
*The nature of our venue means that at certain times and from particular seats the surtitles system is not always visible. Please check with box office.
Fri 16th Apr 7.00pm
Sat 17th Apr 7.00pm
Set in Rome in 1800, this pulsating operatic thriller will set your emotions on a knife edge. Highlights include the poignant aria ‘Vissi d’arte”. Sung in Italian.
This classic production distils Bizet’s passionate masterpiece right down to its essence. Highlights include the sultry ‘Habanera’. Sung in French.
All performances £5.00 - £36.50 Selected concessions available✦
IDWM and David Shepherd proudly present
Mon 26th Apr 7.30pm
Tues 27th Apr 7.30pm
Wed 28th Apr 8.00pm
Fri 30th Apr 7.30pm
Boy George in Concert
Paul Merton’s Impro’ Chums
Real Diamond with John Hylton
Culture Club was the first band since The Beatles to achieve three top 10 hits from their debut album Kissing to Be Clever on the US Billboard charts.
Paul Merton and his chums, Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster will create a new and unique comedy show every single night, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off.
Katy Brand is taking her Big Ass on tour. Join the British Comedy Award Winner and star of ITV2’s ‘Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ and ‘Peep Show’, for an evening of anarchic comedy, celebrity satire, music spoofs and much, much more.
Neil Diamond is an icon. His fan base in the UK is exceptionally large and loyal, and John Hylton is Europe’s foremost Neil Diamond Tribute performer.
As the front man, Boy George needs little introduction. He remains one of the world’s most recognisable pop and fashion icons. With a new album, George returns to the live stage performing all the hits from Culture Club, his solo career and some great covers.
Don’t miss one of the best soul voices and most colourful personalities britian as ever produced!
£18.00 & £20.00 “You could see this every night and never tire of it... They continue to be the finest components of the improv art” Daily Mirror Warning: this show may contain strong language.
Following the success of her hit TV show, Katy is returning to her live roots with this silly, sassy and smart evening of comedy. Featuring old favourites and new material, there’s something here for everyone.
Together with his seven-piece band, John Hylton is Neil Diamond in concert. This is an electrifying show that will convince you that you have spent the evening with Neil himself!
£13.50 - £16.50
Thurs 29th Apr 7.30pm
What Black Women Want By Yaw Asiyama A beautifully written theatre piece which explores the lives of black British women. Yaw’s collection of sympathetically told short stories take us on a journey through the emotions, very private lives and thoughts of twelve women. The tapestry of their lives is held together by the eloquent soul music with That Peter Daley Sound and Sandra McCalla’s unique touch. Women are encouraged to arrive in ‘that iconic black dress’. This is reflected on stage by the beautiful black dresses the characters wear. The men are asked to ‘dress sharp’. It’s all part of the fun. Maybe you already know... maybe you just might find out What Black Women Want!
£7.50 - £17.50
Sat 1st May
Tues 4th - Sat 8th May
An Audience with The Chuckle Brothers
Having completed the 21st series of the ever successful series ‘ChuckleVision‘ for the BBC. Paul and Barry have decided to interact live with their audience and fans. In this ‘one off ’ tour special they will be showing film clips of some of their favourite routines, as well as performing some of your favourite live routines with supporting artistes.
Following the massive success of Tonto Evans in October, Frank is back with another hilarious comedy.
Have your questions ready as Mr Noslacking and Mr Getoutofit will be moving through the audience with microphones. Don’t miss this special day so book early so as to avoid disappointment.
By Frank Vickery
This bitter-sweet comedy is a classic Frank Vickery fare. Packed with hilarious oneliners and moments of pure slapstick, you’ll laugh till you cry!
Wed 26th May
Fluellen Theatre Company in association with Swansea Grand Theatre presents
Ian Dickens Productions Ltd in association with Swansea Grand Theatre presents
Tues 1st - Sat 5th Jun
Tues 20th Jul - Sat 21st Aug
Piaf By Pam Gems
Outrageous, controversial, politically incorrect and shockingly funny. The king of comedy does it his way in this roller coaster ride through the world according to Jim.
Directed by Peter Richards.
Hold on to your seats, this is a stand-up comedy show that is simply not to be missed!
From the back streets of Paris to international fame, Edith Gasson (known as ‘Piaf’, the sparrow) continues to be celebrated for her outstanding voice and extraordinary, troubled life.
“Mesdames et messieurs... Ladies and gentlemen... I give you... your own... beloved... Piaf!”
Pam Gems`s much praised play with music vividly captures the glamour and the squalor, the rise and fall of this brilliant and enigmatic performer.
The Summer Repertory Season 2010 5 great plays with great star names. Star casting to be announced soon. 20th - 24th Jul The Late Edwina Black By William Dinner and William Morum 27th - 31st Jul The Trouble With Old Lovers By Angela Huth 3rd - 7th Aug Inside Job By Brian Clemens 10th - 14th Aug Love’s A Luxury By Guy Paxton and Edward V Hoile 17th - 21st Aug Murdered to Death By Peter Gordon
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The Box Office is open Mon - Sat 9.30am - 8.00pm, (9.30am - 6.00pm on non performance days) and for 1 hour prior to Sunday performances.
Mae’r Swyddfa Docynnau ar agor Dydd Llun - Sadwrn 9.30am - 8.00pm, (9.30am - 6.00pm ar ddyddiau pan na chynhelir perfformiadau) ac am 1 awr cyn perfformiadau dydd Sul.
Booking and reservations 01792 475715 You can book by phone or post, in person or by using our e-mail reservation service: www.swanseagrand.co.uk
Archebu tocynnau 01792 475715 Gallwch archebu tocyn drwy ffonio, postio, galw heibio neu ddefnyddio ein gwasanaeth archebu e-bost: www.swanseagrand.co.uk
Concessions ✦ 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 Student, 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. Registered Disabled. The lowest price ticket available for any given performance will be offered to customers with a disability, and their carer/ companion (if applicable). Subject to availability. Please note you may be required to produce proof of entitlement for your concession at the time of booking or at entry.
Consesiynau ✦ Lle cynigir consesiynau, gallant gynnwys rhai o’r canlynol: 16 ac yn iau, 65 ac yn hŷn 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 gyflwyno cerdyn aelodaeth dilys. Pobl sydd wedi’u cofrestru’n anabl. Caiff y tocyn rhataf sydd ar gael ar gyfer unrhyw berfformiad ei gynnig i gwsmeriaid ag anabledd, a’u gofalwr/ cydymaith (os yw’n gymwys), Os ar gael. Sylwer y gellir gofyn i chi brofi eich hawl i gonsesiwn wrth archebu tocyn neu gyrraedd am y perfformiad.
We accept most major credit cards, Maestro and Delta. Cheques should be made payable to: Swansea Grand Theatre Singleton Street, Swansea SA1 3QJ. For full booking terms, conditions and facilities call the Box Office.
Derbynnir y rhan fwyaf o’r prif gardiau credyd Maestro a Delta. Dylid gwneud sieciau’n daladwy i: Theatr y Grand, Abertawe Stryd Singleton, Abertawe SA1 3QJ. I gael manylion llawn am gyfleusterau a’r amodau a’r telerau archebu, ffoniwch y Swyddfa Docynnau.
Our Box Office Minicom number is 01792 654456. Typetext for hearing impaired customers.
Rhif minicom y Swyddfa Docynnau yw 01792 654456. Teipdestun ar gyfer cwsmeriaid â nam ar eu clyw.
The City and County of Swansea can accept no responsibility for any changes, beyond their control, which may arise after this publication is published. Please refer to Box Office for full booking conditions.
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. Cysylltwch â’r Swyddfa Docynnau i gael yr amodau archebu llawn.
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