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THEATR BRYCHEINIOG BRECON l ABERHONDDU APRIL - AUGUST l EBRILL - AWST 2012

HERMAN’S HERMITS ATYA STEM

BRECON YOUTH FESTIVAL

DANCE

JIM DAVIDSON KAMPNI

PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA

JACK DEE

JOAN ARMATRADING

NORCROSS & BALLET DOMINIC ELAINA HOSS QUARTET CYMRU DES O’CONNOR

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JOHN CHARLES CACKETT

JULIA HARRIS

EXHIBITIONS SUMMER 2012 IN THE ANDREW LAMONT GALLERY TUESDAY 13 MARCH - MONDAY 16 APRIL

MONDAY 25 JUNE - THURSDAY 19 JULY

MAGUEL ALIKHSANDER

UNIVERSITY OF WALES TRINITY SAINT DAVID

REFLECTIONS AND PERCEPTIONS Challenging our perception of the water and surroundings, this collection of photographic images of the canal near Theatr Brycheiniog captures vibrant colours and striking textures at a deeper level of awareness giving rise to a sense of peace, beauty and wonder. TUESDAY 17 APRIL - TUESDAY 15 MAY

SHIRLEY JONES Exhibition of work from the Brecon-based artist and printmaker.

Exhibition of student work from the Carmarthen college. FRIDAY 20 - MONDAY 30 JULY

200 YEARS OF THE MONMOUTHSHIRE & BRECON CANAL Curated by Brecknock Museum, this exhibition commemorates the history of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in its 200th year through photographs, documents and artefacts on loan from local history groups and the public, supported by the Museum’s collection.

WEDNESDAY 16 MAY - SUNDAY 24 JUNE

JOHN CHARLES CACKETT PERSONAL WORKS & ILLUSTRATION Both published and unpublished original illustrations, paintings, and prints spanning one and a half decades of living in West Wales show a more intimate side of the output of the artist better known for his works in the architectural environment.

WEDNESDAY 1 AUGUST - SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

JULIA HARRIS FROM ONE EXTREME TO THE OTHER Best-known for her humorous images, with quirky cows and charcoal hares, Julia Harris’ favourite medium is watercolour, using its unpredictability to full advantage to create exciting effects by allowing one pigment to merge into another.

Access to the gallery may be restricted due to other activities taking place.

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Mae Theatr Brycheiniog yn lansio dwy fenter newydd yn 2012. O fis Ebrill, bydd gan y mwyafrif o sioeau proffesiynol yn Theatr Brycheiniog nifer cyfyngedig o docynnau am ddim i gwsmeriaid dan 26 oed. Mae’n bosibl y bydd unrhyw nifer ohonynt - o ddau docyn i ddwsin ohonynt neu ragor - a byddant ar gael ar sail y cyntaf i’r felin yn destun polisi defnydd teg. Newyddion gwych i gynulleidfaoedd ifanc y theatr. Mae gwyl ieuenctid Theatr Brycheiniog ar ddydd Sadwrn 18 Awst yn edrych fel ei bod yn mynd i fod yn ddigwyddiad newydd cyffrous i Aberhonddu. Gan gynnwys cerddoriaeth fyw, dawns a theatr stryd ynghyd â chelf a chrefft, nid oes angen archebu na thalu am ddim. I weld yr hyn sydd ar gynnig, edrychwch ar dudalen 27. Boed os ydych yn dod i’r theatr yn rheolaidd neu’n dod o bosibl am y tro cyntaf, cymerwch eich amser i edrych ar y llyfryn hwn – rydym yn credu fod rhywbeth at ddant pawb yn Theatr Brycheiniog dros yr ychydig fisoedd nesaf. Edrychaf ymlaen at eich croesawu’n fuan.

Theatr Brycheiniog is launching two new initiatives in 2012.

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From April, most professional shows at Theatr Brycheiniog will have a limited allocation of free tickets for customers under 26 years old. There may be any number of them, from just two to a dozen tickets or more and they are available on a first come, first served basis, subject to a fair use policy. Great news for the theatre’s young audiences. On Saturday 18 August, Theatr Brycheiniog’s youth festival is shaping up to be a very exciting new event for Brecon. Featuring live music, dance and street theatre alongside arts and crafts, there’s no need to book and nothing to pay. For a taster, check out page 27. Whether you’re a regular or a potential firsttimer, please take time to take in this brochure – we think there’s something for everyone at Theatr Brycheiniog over the next few months. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

PAULA REDWAY Director

Recognised as a Regional Performing Arts Centre by the Arts Council of Wales Cydnabyddir gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru fel Canolfan Ranbarthol y Celfyddydau Perfformio

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SATURDAY 7 APRIL 8.00PM

THE DESTROYERS This fifteen piece hypnotic Balkan big band play high-energy East European folk music with some gypsy madness thrown in for good measure. Banks of brass, fiddles, accordion, hurdy-gurdy and much more just about squeeze on to stage for some chaotic good-time fun! If you like Bellowhead, we’re pretty darn sure you’ll love this... TICKETS £15.00 CONCESSIONS £14.00 STUDENTS £7.00 UNDER 26s GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 2 1/4 HOURS

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THURSDAY 12 APRIL 7.45PM

RGS LECTURE

TIM EMMETT THE WORLD’S HARDEST ICE CLIMB

Tim Emmett is a professional extreme sportsman and television presenter, well known for his charismatic, enthusiastic and energy-charged lectures. Join Tim for a hair-raising insight into a new world of ice and mixed climbing, including ice climbing nemesis Helmcken Falls cave in Canada. Discover the adrenaline-fuelled life of one of the UK’s most audacious extreme sports athletes. TICKETS £10.50 CONCESSIONS £9.50 RGS & U3A MEMBERS £8.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 2 HOURS

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FRIDAY 13 APRIL 2.00PM

FRIDAY 13 APRIL 7.30PM

SQUASHBOX THEATRE

SQUASHBOX THEATRE

THE SEA SHOW UNIVERSERAMA A quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret. Come and celebrate the sea with tall tales, silly slapstick, fantastic facts, live music and songs unmissable fun for children and adults of all ages!

‘Craig casts a spell on his audience, and performs with a huge sense of joy and fun that is as inspiring as it is infectious…. An engaging entertainer to be treasured.’ THE CORNISHMAN TICKETS £6.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 50 MINUTES AGE GUIDE 5+

Let Professor Johnson take you on a journey to the edges of space and time! Using only silly puppets, ridiculous and unnecessary props, simple household objects and assorted fruits and vegetables, Professor Johnson will reveal the secrets of the universe!

`A wonderfully witty, richly comic, incredibly informative and quietly moving piece of theatre.’ CORNISH GUARDIAN TICKETS £9.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 2 HOURS AGE GUIDE 8+

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SATURDAY 14 APRIL 7.30PM

HERMAN’S HERMITS One of the hardest working bands in the business – these fellows still average more then 200 one-night stands per year. Oh yes - Herman’s Hermits are still into Something Good! TICKETS £18.00 CONCESSIONS £17.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

THURSDAY 19 APRIL 7.30PM

VAMOS THEATRE

MUCH ADO ABOUT WENLOCK A full mask show - to be enjoyed by all ages - featuring original music and a combination of theatre and dance. TICKETS £12.00 CONCESSIONS £10.00 SCHOOL GROUPS £8.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

SATURDAY 21 APRIL 7.30PM

SWANSEA CITY OPERA

COSI FAN TUTTE A beautifully staged version of Mozart’s ravishing opera, performed in English by some of the finest singers and orchestral players in the country. TICKETS £19.50 CONCESSIONS £17.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

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WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL 7.45PM

HOFESH SHECHTER DANCE COMPANY POLITICAL MOTHER Performed by ten dancers and accompanied by Shechter’s cinematic score featuring a band of live drummers and electric guitarists.

TICKETS £15.00 CONCESSIONS £12.00 UNDER 18S & STUDENTS £7.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

THURSDAY 26 APRIL 8.00PM

LONDON COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR Highly sought-after throughout the world, London Community Gospel Choir will soothe the mind, heal the spirit, uplift the soul and cheer your heart. TICKETS £18.00 CONCESSIONS £17.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

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MONDAY 30 APRIL 8.00PM

NATYA STEM DANCE KAMPNI

VAJRA Two eye-catching and beautiful dance productions from the acclaimed Indian dance company STEM.

Sanjog uses six Kathak dancers to show the purity and virtuosity of the dance style that inspired the birth of the Flamenco. Followed by Vajra (Diamond), a multimedia production that uses Kathak, martial arts and contemporary dance to create radiant poetic interpretations of the duality of diamonds and lightning. A British Council/Welsh Assembly Government funded international exchange project with National Dance Company Wales. TICKETS £12.00 CONCESSIONS £10.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 1 HOUR

Dawnsio cyfoes o India. SATURDAY 28 APRIL 7.30PM

JIM DAVIDSON The incomparable comedian live, dangerous and as uncompromising as ever. A hysterical evening of stand up comedy featuring one of Britain’s greatest ever comedians. TICKETS £20.00 CONCESSIONS £18.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 21/2 HOURS AGE RESTRICTION 18+ ONLY

Y comedïwr enwog.

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WEDNESDAY 2 MAY 7.45PM

TORCH THEATRE COMPANY

RACHEL ROBERTS WRITTEN BY HELEN GRIFFIN AND DAVE AINSWORTH DIRECTED BY PETER DORAN DESIGNED BY SEAN CROWLEY With award-winning roles in the original ‘kitchen-sink’ dramas, Saturday Night And Sunday Morning and This Sporting Life, Rachel Roberts was known for her fervour and passion. Marriage to superstar Rex Harrison allowed her to live the Hollywood dream.

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Drama am yr actores Gymreig.

But Rachel became increasingly drunk and shockingly foul-mouthed, leaving a trail of awards, men and debts behind her. Come and find out why... This fascinating and intriguing story of an outrageous life and an extraordinary talent is performed by distinguished actress and Welsh BAFTA Award winner Helen Griffin. BOOK TICKETS ONLINE

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TUESDAY 8 & WEDNESDAY 9 MAY 7.45PM

WALES THEATRE COMPANY & ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE

ELWYN

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL BOGDANOV

FRIDAY 4, SATURDAY 5 & MONDAY 7 MAY 7.30PM SUNDAY 6 MAY 4.00PM

THEATR BRYCHEINIOG YOUTH THEATRE & MID WALES DANCE ACADEMY

FAME THE MUSICAL DIRECTED BY GARETH PHILLIPS MUSICAL DIRECTOR JOHN HARRIS

This high-energy show follows the lives of young students at the Fame School of Performing Arts. It contains many toe-tapping musical tracks including Hard Work, Dancing On The Sidewalk and of course the famous title track, Fame! MUSIC BY STEVEN MARGOSHES LYRICS BY JACQUES LEVY BOOK BY JOSE FERNANDEZ BASED ON A CONCEPT BY DAVID DESILVA TITLE SONG WRITTEN BY DEAN PITCHFORD AND MICHAEL GORE

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

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Forty-something Mummy’s boy Elwyn (Russell Gomer) and his room-mate, uncouth reluctant virgin Kelly (Ieuan Rhys), are the Odd Couple of the Valleys: a pair of confused souls taking their first steps in the outside world, after years of isolated life in a mental health institution. Humorously touching and heart-warmingly funny, Elwyn is the story of finding new friendships, becoming accustomed to all things ordinary and experiencing the pleasure of the everyday.


Based on the cult Oscar-nominated Norwegian film Elling, derived from the novel Blood Brothers by Ingvar Ambjørnsen.

‘This is the most blissfully funny and touching evening I’ve had in the theatre for ages’ THE GUARDIAN TICKETS £14.50 CONCESSIONS £13.50 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 2 HOURS

Stori ddoniol am fywyd yn y byd modern.

FRIDAY 11 MAY 7.30PM

NATIONAL POET OF WALES

GILLIAN CLARKE As part of the Cultural Olympiad’s Winning Words celebration, Gillian Clarke visits Brecon for a reading of her poetry followed by a Q&A and book signing. TICKETS £10.00 CONCESSIONS £8.00 UNDER 26S £5.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru WINNING WORDS This project is part of an initiative inspired by the Cultural Olympiad to bring poetry to life to create greater national involvement across the UK in celebrating 2012. Its aim is to leave a lasting legacy of inspirational poetry installations in seven speciallychosen towns. Theatr Brycheiniog is delighted to have been chosen to represent Brecon, the only town to receive this accolade in Wales. www.winningwordspoetry.com BOOK TICKETS ONLINE

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SUNDAY 13 MAY 8.00PM

JACK DEE PLUS SUPPORT

After a six year absence from stand-up, Jack Dee returns to the live circuit, agonizing over the slightest of annoyances and misdemeanors. This is a work in progress – a warm up for a major tour later in the year. TICKETS £15.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET £1.50 DURATION 2 HOURS

Seren y byd comedi gyda sioe gynhesu. SATURDAY 12 MAY DOORS 7.30PM

SIÔN RUSSELL JONES SUPPORTED BY KAL LEVALLE With his infectious vocal backed up by intricate guitar melodies and cracking choruses, Siôn returns to Theatr Brycheiniog after making his debut performance as opening act to Newton Faulkner last summer. Siôn’s been busy since and the hard work is paying off - his music has received airplay on regional & national radio stations and his last single Indestructible, made BBC Radio Wales Single of the Week and was championed by Craig Charles on BBC Radio 2. TICKETS £12.00 CONCESSIONS £10.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 11/2 HOURS

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FRIDAY 18 MAY 8.00PM

MAI OH MAI PRODUCTIONS

THE HARRI PARRIS THE LEAVING DO The Harri-Parris are a West Walian farming family. They love having visitors. Any visitors. Those who brave the farm’s long, long lane are very, very welcome. Provided they don’t mind the odd song. Or a bit of village gossip. And agricultural show rosettes. They must be interested in agricultural show rosettes. A thoroughly entertaining evening of comedy, drama and song that takes a warm and witty look at the ups and downs of living in rural West Wales. TICKETS £12.00 CONCESSIONS £10.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 1 HOUR

THURSDAY 17 MAY 7.30PM

Noson o gomedi, drama a chanu.

AN EVENING OF MEDIUMSHIP WITH TV PSYCHIC

TONY STOCKWELL

Image: Kirsten McTernan

For those with an interest in mediumship, the name of Tony Stockwell will certainly need no introduction. Tony has a special gift. He can communicate with spirits, decipher their messages and share them with those who have lost people dear to them. TICKETS £18.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 2 1/2 HOURS

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SATURDAY 19 MAY 7.30PM

BALLET CYMRU

THE TEMPEST The award-winning Welsh company presents an extraordinary adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece The Tempest. Shakespeare’s last and most fulfilling play is given a new and utterly fresh awakening as a full length ballet. Ariel, the fleet footed spirit of the air; Caliban, the deformed and twisted slave; Prospero, the talismatic magician; Miranda and Ferdinand the star crossed lovers, all collide in a story rich in subtlety and humour, set on an enchanted isle and peopled by magical beings. An adventure in dance beyond your imagination featuring the hauntingly beautiful music of Jean Sibelius. BALLET WORKSHOP STUDIO 5.00PM - 6.00PM

Book in advance for free on a first come, first served basis. Must have a ticket to the evening performance. TICKETS £14.00 CONCESSIONS £12.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 13/4 HOURS

Prif gwmni bale Cymru.

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SATURDAY 26 MAY 7.45PM

JAKE & ELWOOD Jake & Elwood explode onto Theatr Brycheiniog’s stage for their soul, rhythm and blues musical extravaganza this summer - it’ll be the hottest ticket in town. With the driving backbeat of the fabulous Black Rhino Band and stunning performances from the sensational Charvelles, Jake & Elwood deliver an electrifying live concert which pays respect to some of the greatest names in soul music. Featured hits include Soul Man, Everybody Needs Somebody, Signed Sealed Delivered, I Feel Good, Sweet Home Chicago, Heatwave, Love Train and Shake Your Tail Feather. TICKETS £21.00 CONCESSIONS £20.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 2 HOURS

WEDNESDAY 30 & THURSDAY 31 MAY 7.00PM

MUSICAL IN A WEEKEND

THE PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY

Teyrnged i’r Blues Brothers.

This ambitious project will see the students of The Performing Arts Academy perform alongside young people from the South Powys area. Working with a series of industry professionals including performers from the West End stage and professional musical directors and choreographers, the students will perform after just one intense weekend rehearsal period. For more information contact viv.buckley@coleg-powys.ac.uk TICKETS £12.00 CONCESSIONS £8.00 SCHOOLS £5.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

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FRIDAY 1 JUNE 7.30PM

THE SEARCHERS With such classic hits as Sweets For My Sweet, Needles And Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Sugar And Spice and When You Walk In The Room, The Searchers still have great appeal to audiences of all ages with total record sales well in excess of 40 million. Combining music with reminiscences, the concert includes all their famous hits, plus many of their original album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector’s items and well known favourites. TICKETS £19.00 CONCESSIONS £18.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 21/2 HOURS

Cyngerdd roc a rôl.

SATURDAY 2 JUNE 11.00AM & 1.30PM

WHEELS ON THE BUS Climb aboard Buster the big red bus and meet all of his friends as they embark on a magical adventure! A delightful singalong treat and thrilling theatre experience which will get the kids up and dancing to their family favourites. The Wheels On The Bus has been developed in conjunction with teachers to support the Early Years Foundation Stage. TICKETS £10.00 CONCESSIONS £8.00 FAMILY TICKET £30.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 11/2 HOURS

Sioe i’r teulu.

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MONDAY 4 JUNE 3.00PM

EXOTIC PETS PARTY Come and meet some exotic animals at Theatr Brycheiniog this summer! Presenter Simon Airey talks about the environments that these animals come from, how they protect themselves and how adaptation, natural selection and evolution have shaped the way they look and feel. He also explores fears and phobias in this entertaining, educational, hands-on experience featuring around forty amazing animals. TICKETS £5.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 11/2 HOURS

Cyfle i weld anifeiliaid egsotig.

WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 7.30PM

LONDON CLASSIC THEATRE COMPANY

EQUUS Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s singularly gripping psychological thriller explores the complex relationships between worship, myth and sexuality. Equus was originally staged in 1973 at the Royal National Theatre, London. In 2007, the play was revived in the West End for the first time since its première, in a criticallyacclaimed production starring Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths. Equus contains strong language, adult themes and nudity.

‘…taut, flawless and compelling…’ THE STAGE TICKETS £14.00 CONCESSIONS £12.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 21/2 HOURS

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THURSDAY 14 JUNE 8.00PM

PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA LICENSED TO SWING

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra has delighted audiences all over the world for over forty years with its mix of swing and hot dance music. The group has no equal - introducing new generations of young musicians and audiences to the style. Its reputation is as legendary as the bands from the 1920s and 1930s that inspire it. SATURDAY 9 JUNE 7.45PM

BRECKNOCK LITTLE THEATRE

HABEAS CORPUS This hilariously entertaining, bawdy picture postcard comedy combines the fast-paced fun of a classic farce with Bennett’s unmistakably dry northern wit.

‘… a gorgeously vulgar but densely plotted farce that is a downright celebration of sex and the human body... a combination of hurtling action with verbal brilliance’ THE GUARDIAN TICKETS £9.00 STUDENTS £6.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 21/4 HOURS

Cynhyrchiad o ddrama Alan Bennett

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Swing is much more than a musical genre, it personifies a lust for life with its infectious beat. Come and get a swingfix at Theatr Brycheiniog this summer! TICKETS £18.00 CONCESSIONS £17.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 2 HOURS

Jazz a swing gyda’r band poblogaidd.


FRIDAY 15 JUNE 8.00PM

TALON 15 ANNIVERSARY TH

TOUR

Talon were formed back in September 1997. Fifteen years on and they are recognised throughout the industry as the world’s definitive Eagles tribute show. The 15th Anniversary Tour features all the classic Eagles hits from their timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Lyin’ Eyes, Take It Easy, Desperado, Take It To The Limit, Life In The Fast Lane, The Last Resort and many more. Also included are the Don Henley solo hits Boys Of Summer and Dirty Laundry and One Day At A Time and Funk #49 by Joe Walsh. TICKETS £17.50 CONCESSIONS £16.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 2 1/2 HOURS

Teyrnged i’r Eagles

SATURDAY 16 JUNE 7.30PM

CARDIFF PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conductor Piano

Michael Bell Richard McMahon

Hoddinott Rachmaninov Ravel Gershwin

Welsh Dances Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Bolero An American in Paris

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its 30th Anniversary with an eagerly awaited return visit to Theatr Brycheiniog with a programme of popular classics. TICKETS £12.50 CONCESSIONS £10.00 UNDER 16S £5.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

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SATURDAY 23 JUNE 7.30PM

JOAN ARMATRADING PLUS SUPPORT

Three times Grammy nominated, Brit Award nominee and Ivor Novello winner Joan Armatrading MBE returns to Brecon - and this time, she’s playing in the more intimate surroundings of Theatr Brycheiniog. Never one to rest on her laurels, Joan remains fresh, vibrant and current; no more so than when live, on stage, where music comes to life. Concert audiences are guaranteed a fantastic mix of magical old favourites plus brand new songs to fall in love with.

FRIDAY 22 JUNE 7.30PM

OPERA MASTERCLASS CONCERT WITH DAVID SYRUS

Featuring twelve of the UK’s top young professional opera singers, this concert is the culmination of a three day course by David Syrus, Head of Music at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. TICKETS £14.00 CONCESSIONS £12.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

Noson o opera proffesiynol.

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TICKETS £27.50 CONCESSIONS £27.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 21/2 HOURS

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SUNDAY 1 JULY 7.30PM

BROADWAY & BEYOND A thrilling and entertaining mix of music and wit from the most popular musicals of all time. The performance is an uplifting celebration presented in an engaging and entertaining package comprising music from productions that have all appeared, at some time or other, in New York’s legendary theatre district. Featuring songs from classic productions such as Oklahoma!, Kiss Me Kate and The Music Man through to more modern musicals like Miss Saigon, The Producers and Spamalot, there is something to charm and delight the whole family. TICKETS £15.00 CONCESSIONS £14.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 21/2 HOURS

Teyrnged i’r sioeau cerdd poblogaidd. TUESDAY 26 & WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE 7.30PM

GWERNYFED HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTION Gwernyfed High School students showcase their talents in this year’s lively school production. The show features students from Year 7 through to the 6th Form, celebrating skills in music, drama and dance. TICKETS £6.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

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FRIDAY 6 JULY 8.00PM

THE ANIMALS & FRIENDS FEATURING ORIGINAL ANIMALS JOHN STEEL & MICK GALLAGHER In 1964, a wave of new energetic rock’n’roll swept over the youth of the world. On the crest of this wave were The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and, of course, The Animals. From the banks of the River Tyne came the North East’s offering; a brand of rhythm’n’blues that the whole world seemed to grasp greedily. The hits - like House of The Rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood and Boom Boom - just kept on coming. Catch them all at Theatr B this July! TICKETS £16.00, CONCESSIONS £15.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 2 HOURS

Cyngerdd roc a rôl.

SATURDAY 7 JULY 8.00PM

WHOLE LOTTA LED

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Given the thumbs-up by no less a guitar god than Jimmy Page himself, Whole Lotta Led are now considered by many to be one of the greatest tributes to Led Zeppelin around.

TICKETS £14.00 CONCESSIONS £12.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

With over a hundred concerts a year, their enthusiasm on stage is unequalled with a stage presence full of magnetism that all audiences feel and share.

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FRIDAY 13 JULY 7.45PM

DES O’CONNOR The world-class star and ultimate entertainer comes to Brecon for one night only. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a true show-business legend live on stage for a wonderful evening of laughter and music. TICKETS £23.00 CONCESSIONS £22.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 2 HOURS

SATURDAY 14 JULY 6.00PM & SUNDAY 15 JULY 3.00PM

MID WALES DANCE ACADEMY

RIBBONS ANNUAL SPECTACULAR Over 150 students perform in their seventeenth annual celebration of dance. This year’s show encompasses a variety of dance styles with the centrepiece being an adaptation of the popular children’s story Cinderella. TICKETS £9.50 CONCESSIONS £8.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

Sioe gan fyfyrwyr bale.

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THURSDAY 19 JULY 8.00PM

BLACK UMFOLOSI

This bare-torsoed, hard-hatted group have never failed to captivate audiences with their sweet sounds of a capella, marvellous harmonies and gospel-singing as well as their captivating dancing including the gumboot dancing of South Africa. AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP

STUDIO 6.00PM - 7.00PM AFRICAN VOCAL HARMONY WORKSHOP

ANDREW LAMONT GALLERY 6.00PM - 7.00PM Both workshops may be booked in advance for free on a first come, first served basis. Must have a ticket to the evening performance. TICKETS £15.00 CONCESSIONS £14.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 2 HOURS

Y grw ˆ p a capella a dawns o Zimbabwe.

FRIDAY 20 JULY 8.00PM

AQUARE GUITAR Q One of Britain’s leading chamber music groups, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a dynamic and innovative ensemble that captivates audiences with an eclectic repertoire and spell-binding performances. The concert programme features music from the films Chocolat, The Motorcycle Diaries and Il Postino and pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov, Dalwyn Henshall and Django Reinhart amongst others.

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SATURDAY 21 JULY 2.30PM

IMAGE THEATRE COMPANY

THE WIZARD OF OZ Adapted from the original Frank Baum story, this show features all new songs and the chance for everyone to take part.. Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion will all follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City and Oz. After the defeat of the wicked witch, the friends are given more than they originally requested but will Dorothy ever get back home to Kansas? During the light hearted half hour rehearsal, some children are chosen and rehearsed into their parts while the rest of the audience is taught the choruses of four songs. During the interval the actors and children are costumed and the show runs seamlessly with everyone taking part as rehearsed. TICKETS £8.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 2 HOURS

Sioe i’r teulu gyda chyfle i bawb gymryd rhan.

LLE QUARTET PRE-SHOW TALK

AUDITORIUM 7.15PM - 7.45PM An opportunity to chat with the group. Free for concert ticket holders. TICKETS £16.00 CONCESSIONS £15.00 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 13/4 HOURS

Pedwar dyn yn chwarae’r gitâr.

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MONDAY 30 JULY - SATURDAY 4 AUGUST

INTERNATIONAL BRECON BAROQUE SUMMER SCHOOL Rachel Podger will host her annual summer school for undergraduate & postgraduate students at Theatr Brycheiniog.

Ysgol haf cerddoriaeth glasurol. SATURDAY 4 AUGUST 7.00PM

CONCERT: THE CONTEST OF HARMONY & INVENTION VIVALDI’S VIOLIN CONCERTOS OPUS 8 & BACH’S ART OF FUGUE Featuring Rachel Podger (violin), Alison McGillivray (cello) and students from the summer school. SATURDAY 28 JULY 8.00PM

THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE An outstanding tribute to Bon Jovi – and the only tribute band in the world to have actually played and shared a stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself! All the great hits are here: Livin’ On A Prayer, Keep The Faith, Bad Medicine, You Give Love A Bad Name, and many, many more. TICKETS £16.50 CONCESSIONS £15.50 UNDER 26S GO FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P DURATION 21/2 HOURS

Cyngerdd roc a rôl.

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TICKETS £12.00 CONCESSIONS £9.00


SATURDAY 18 AUGUST

YOUTH FESTIVAL Featuring live music, dance and street theatre, including a pair of entertaining kangaroos, alongside quieter activities like arts and crafts, the free one-day Youth Festival is shaping up to be a very exciting new event for Brecon. MONDAY 13 – SATURDAY 25 AUGUST

MID WALES DANCE ACADEMY

SUMMER SCHOOL Early booking advisable as there are a limited number of places. For further details and booking form please contact Lesley Walker on 01874 623219

There’s no need to book and nothing to pay. Just turn up and join in. If you would like to get involved, please contact us: T 01874 611622 E youthfest@brycheiniog.co.uk

Gwˆyl Ieuenctid gyntaf Aberhonddu Supported by Brecon Town Council

WEEK 1 BRECON DANCE MONDAY 13 - FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 10.00AM - 5.00PM Daily ballet class with Independent Ballet Wales plus taster classes of other different dance disciplines for children aged 9 and over. Showcase on Friday evening.

WEEK 2 BRECON CHOREOGRAPHIC MONDAY 20 - SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 10.00AM - 5.00PM An opportunity for new and young choreographers to create work using high calibre dancers and to learn new styles and methods in choreography. Advanced dancers aged 16yrs and over only. Showcase on Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm.

Ysgol haf dawnsio BOOK TICKETS ONLINE

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JAZZ

OTHER

TUESDAY 17 APRIL 8.00PM

THURSDAY 10 MAY 7.00PM

JONATHAN CRESPO QUARTET Latin-influenced, trumpet-led band playing jazz classics.

LITERATURE WALES

TUESDAY 15 MAY 8.00PM

Event with poetry readings, canapés and wine reception to announce the three short-listed books in the categories of Poetry, Fiction and Non-Fiction. www.literaturewales.org

IN THE BAR

DOMINIC NORCROSS & ELAINA HOSS QUARTET Tenor and baritone saxophone with swing vocal.

EVENTS WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT

TICKETS £10.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P

TUESDAY 19 JUNE 8.00PM

REMI HARRIS TRIO Award-winning gypsy jazz trio. TUESDAY 10 JULY 8.00PM

DOCTOR JAZZ Great trad jazz line-up with ex-Southern Sounds Jazzman. TICKETS £6.00 STUDENTS & YOUTHS £3.00

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THURSDAY 7 JUNE 7.00PM

FFOREST FAWR GEOPARK FESTIVAL 2012

THE GEOPARK FROM THE AIR ARCHAEOLOGY, INDUSTRY AND LANDSCAPE With aerial photographs, Dr Toby Driver of the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historic Monuments of Wales presents a bird’s eye view of thousands of years evolution of the Geopark’s landscape. TICKETS £5.00 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET 50P


THE CANALSIDE CLASSES WEEKLY MONDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY

MID WALES DANCE ACADEMY LESLEY WALKER 01874 623219 WEEKLY REHEARSALS MONDAY

BRECON TOWN BAND DAVE JONES 01874 623650 WEEKLY TUESDAY

DAWNS POWYS DANCE DEE STOTT 01597 824370 WEEKLY WEDNESDAY

BRYCHEINIOG B-BOYS & B-GIRLS CATHEY MORGAN 01874 622838 WEEKLY WEDNESDAY

DIRECTORY BRECKNOCK LITTLE THEATRE IAN MILTON 01874 610002 BRECKNOCK MUSEUM & ART GALLERY 01874 624121 WYESIDE ARTS CENTRE BUILTH WELLS 01982 552555 THEATR HAFREN, NEWTOWN 01686 625007 THE COURTYARD, HEREFORD 01432 340555 THE BOROUGH THEATRE ABERGAVENNY 01873 850805 BRECON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE 01874 622485 BRECON BEACONS NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTRE 01874 623366 DRAGONFLY CRUISES 07831 685 222

BRYCHEINIOG YOUTH THEATRE GARETH PHILLIPS 07919 318 809 WEEKLY THURSDAY

UNIVERSITY OF THE 3RD AGE IAN ASHTON 01982 553335 WEEKLY FRIDAY

BALLROOM & LATIN DANCE TERESA GODMON 07791 780 350

BIKES & HIKES MONTHLY

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS DORCAS CRESSWELL 01497 847262

COLEG POWYS PERFOMING ARTS DIPLOMA 0845 4086400 / www.coleg-powys.ac.uk BOOK TICKETS ONLINE

Bikes will be available to hire from the canal basin every weekend and bank holiday. Alternatively bikes can be booked in advance for delivery to the theatre. Telephone: 01874 610071 Mobile: 07790660621 Web: www.bikesandhikes.co.uk

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ACCESS/MYNEDIAD

MONEY SAVERS CONCESSIONS

OPENING TIMES/ ORIAU AGOR The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30AM to the start of the performance (until 5.00PM otherwise). When a performance is scheduled on a Sunday or a Public Holiday, the Box Office will open from one hour before show starts. / Mae Theatr Brycheiniog ar agor o ddydd Llun i ddydd Sadwrn o 9.00AM tan 11.00PM ar nosweithiau lle bydd perfformiad (9.00AM tan 5.00PM fel arall). Pan fydd perfformiad ar ddydd Sul neu ar wˆyl Gyhoeddus, bydd y theatr yn agor awr cyn i’r sioe ddechrau.

HOW TO BOOK/ SUT I GADW LLE TELEPHONE On 01874 611622 and pay with a debit/credit card. FFÔN Ar 01874 611622 a thalu trwy gerdyn credyd/debyd rhwng 9.30AM a 5.00PM o ddydd Llun i ddydd Sadwrn.

ON-LINE / AR-LEIN www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

Unless indicated otherwise, concessions are available if you are under 16, a student, a senior citizen (60 yrs+), claiming disability benefit, an Equity member or registered unwaged. Please bring proof of eligibility to the performance.

GROUP Reduced rates are available at many performances when you bring a party of ten or more - check box office for details.

ARBED ARIAN CONSESIYNAU Oni nodir yn wahanol, mae consesiwn ar gael os ydych o dan 16 oed, yn fyfyriwr, yn bensiynwr (60 oed neu hyn), yn hawlio budd-dal anabledd, yn aelod o Equity neu wedi’ch cofrestru’n ddigyflog. Dewch â phrawf eich bod yn gymwys i’r perfformiad.

GRWPIAU Mae cyfraddau rhatach ar gyfer nifer o berfformiadau os byddwch mewn grwp o ddeg neu fwy - gofynnwch yn y swyddfa docynnau am fanylion.

PLEASE NOTE The Theatre reserves the right not to accept cheques. The information on this leaflet is correct at the time of going to press. Theatr Brycheiniog reserves the right to make alterations if necessary. Tickets cannot be refunded (unless an event is cancelled). Tickets may be exchanged for different tickets for the same show. A £2.00 fee per ticket will be charged for all exchanges.

NODIADAU Mae’r wybodaeth yn y llyfryn hwn yn gywir adeg cyhoeddi. Gwnewch yn siwˆr fod ffonau symudol a galwyr (pagers) wedi’u diffodd cyn mynd i mewn i’r awditoriwm. Efallai y byddwn yn gofyn i rai sy’n hwyr aros am adeg gyfleus cyn mynd i mewn i’r awditoriwm. Ni cheir ysmygu yn Theatr Brycheiniog.

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PHOTOGRAPHY JUSTIN HARRIS

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THEATR BRYCHEINIOG BRECON l ABERHONDDU

APRIL-AUGUST l EBRILL-AWST 2012

APRIL

JUNE Friday 1 June 7.30pm

The Searchers

Saturday 2 June 11.00am & 1.30pm

Wheels On The Bus

Monday 4 June 3.00pm

Exotic Pets Party

Wednesday 6 June 7.30pm

Equus

Thursday 7 June 7.30pm The Geopark From The Air Saturday 9 June 7.45pm

Brecknock Little Theatre

Thursday 14 June 8.00pm Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Thursday 7 April 8.00pm Thursday 12 April 7.45pm

The Destroyers Friday 15 June 8.00pm Tim Emmett Saturday 16 June 7.30pm

Friday 13 April 2.00pm

The Sea Show

Friday 13 April 7.30pm

Talon Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra

Universerama Tuesday 19 June 8.00pm

Saturday 14 April 7.30pm

Jazz In The Bar

Herman’s Hermits Friday 22 June 7.30pm Opera Masterclass Concert Jazz In The Bar Saturday 23 June 7.30pm Joan Armatrading

Tuesday 17 April 8.00pm

Thursday 19 April 7.30pm Much Ado About Wenlock Tuesday 26 & Saturday 21 April 7.30pm Cosi Fan Tutte Wednesday 27 June 7.30pm Wednesday 25 April 7.45pm

Hofesh Shechter

Thursday 26 April 8.00pm

London Community Gospel Choir

Thursday 28 April 7.30pm

Jim Davidson

Monday 30 April 8.00pm

MAY

Broadway & Beyond

Atya STEM Dance Kampni Friday 6 July 8.00pm Saturday 7 Jul 8.00pm

The Animals & Friends

Tuesday 10 July 8.00pm Rachel Roberts

Friday 4 - Monday 7 May

Fame

Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 May 7.45pm

Gillian Clarke

Saturday 12 May Doors 7.30pm Tuesday 15 May 8.00pm Thursday 17 May 7.30pm Friday 18 May 8.00pm Saturday 19 May 7.30pm Saturday 26 May 7.45pm Wednesday 30 & Thursday 31 May 7.00pm

Elwyn

Wales Book Of The Year

Friday 11 May 7.30pm Sunday 13 May 8.00pm

JULY Sunday 1 July 7.30pm

Wednesday 2 May 7.45pm

Thursday 10 May 7.00pm

Gwernyfed High School

Siôn Russell Jones Jack Dee Jazz In The Bar Tony Stockwell The Harri Parris Ballet Cymru

Friday 13 July 7.45pm

Whole Lotta Led Jazz In The Bar Des O’Connor

Saturday 14 July 6.00pm & Sunday 15 July 3.00pm

Ribbons Annual Spectacular

Thursday 19 July 8.00pm

Black Umfolosi

Friday 20 July 8.00pm

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Saturday 21 July 2.30pm

The Wizard Of Oz

Saturday 28 July 8.00pm

The Bon Jovi Experience

Monday 30 July Saturday 4 August

Baroque Summer School

AUGUST

Jake & Elwood Monday 13 – Saturday 25 August Musical In A Weekend Saturday 18 August

Mid Wales Dance Academy Summer School Youth Festival

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Theatr Brycheiniog Summer 2012