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THE ENTERTAINMENT VENUE Y LLEOLIAD AR GYFER ADLONIANT

HYDREF // AUTUMN 2018 TACHWEDD - IONAWR 2019 NOVEMBER - JANUARY 2019

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RISING T H E A T R E

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Rising Stars is a Performing Arts experience for ages 4-18. The workshops consist of acting, singing and dancing lessons by Claire Evans and Cathy Beech. All staff are DBS checked.

The workshops will take place every Tuesday evening at Hafren from: 4.00pm - 4.45pm 4-7 yr olds 1 child £4 | 2 children £6 | 3 children £10 per week 4.45pm - 7.00pm 7-18 yr olds 1 child £8 | 2 children £12 | 3 children £16 per week Please contact Claire 07581 062801 or visit https://www.facebook.com/claireevans111 Profiad perfformio ar gyfer oedrannau 4-18 yw ‘Rising Stars’. Bydd y gweithdai yn cynnwys drama yn bennaf wedi ei arwain gan Claire Evans yn ogystal a rhai gwersi canu a dawns gan bobl hunan-gyflogedig proffesiynol sydd wedi cael archwiliad DBS.

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TICKETING NEWS Welcome to our second edition Autumn brochure featuring all shows that will be here right through to December and a preview of forthcoming events in the New Year. We have decided to produce a shorter brochure in order to keep the content as fresh as possible and to update you all more frequently. Our website and Facebook pages will always have the most up-to-date information as they are easy to update daily but we will ensure that as many shows as possible are included in our printed brochures and by producing them more often we can bridge that gap. We will be producing a brochure in November, January, March, May and September and for those with internet access it is still best to sign up for our monthly email newsletter by going to our website or by clicking on the link on our Facebook page to receive the very latest information.

BOOKING FEES Unfortunately, due to the rising costs of operating a Box Office it has become necessary to introduce booking fees on tickets purchased on and offline. We have tried to make it as fair as possible and these charges will be as follows: Ticket Price 0 - £5.00

No Booking Fee

£5.01 - £9.99

50p per ticket

£10.00 - £19.99

£1 per ticket

£20.00 – £39.99

£2 per ticket

£40.00 +

£3 per ticket

LOYALTY SCHEME We will be launching a loyalty scheme soon which will offer free booking fees and many other member benefits so please keep an eye out for that too.

AWDITORIWM AUDITORIUM

All seats in rows A to P enjoy an excellent, unrestricted forward view with no seat further than 22 metres from the stage. Row AA is usually reserved for wheelchair users and their companions. Rows Q, R, S, T, V and W are balcony seats. When demand for seats is high, up to three additional rows of seating (rows AA to CC) will be added in front of row A. These will not usually be available until all other seating is sold. Please note that the seating plan is for indication purposes only and gaps between seats may vary in AA, BB and CC depending upon sales. Please call us on 01686 614555 if you would like to book these seats. Gellir gweld y llwyfan yn glir o bob sedd yn rhesi A i P. Nid oes unrhyw sedd fwy na 22 medr o’r llwyfan. Caiff rhes AA ei chadw ar gyfer defnyddwyr cadair olwyn a’u cymdeithion. Lleolir rhesi Q, R, S, T, V ac W yn y balconi. Pan fydd yna alw mawr am seddi, gosodir hyd at dair rhes ychwanegol o flaen rhes A (rhesi AA i CC). Fel arfer, ni fydd y rhain ar gael tan i’r seddi eraill gael eu gwerthu. thehafren.co.uk // 01686 614555


DYDD MERCHER 21AIN TACHWEDD - 1.30YP WEDNESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER - 1.30PM

MARGOT ROBBIE

SEBASTIAN STAN

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ALLISON JANNEY

DYDD MERCHER 19EG RHAGFYR - 1.30YP WEDNESDAY 19TH DECEMBER - 1.30PM

Irving Berlin’s

BING CROSBY FRED ASTAIRE MARJORIE REYNOLDS Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory.

Screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in one of the most timeless holiday classics ever. Featuring the Academy Award-winning song, “White Christmas”, Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love.

Tickets £10 inc. light lunch served from 12pm Film Only £4 | Pre-booking essential ------------------------------------2h Biography / Comedy / Drama

Tickets £5 inc. tea/coffee or mulled wine & mince pie Pre-booking essential ------------------------------------1h 40min Comedy / Drama / Music

Very strong language, scenes of domestic violence

MOVIE MATINEES AT HAFREN

Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady (Marjorie Reynolds). ‘Tis the season for one of the most sensational musical comedies of all time!

Pre-booking essential


DYDD MERCHER 30AIN IONAWR - 1.30YP WEDNESDAY 30TH JANUARY 2019 - 1.30PM

DYDD MERCHER 6ED MAWRTH - 1.30YP WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH 2019 - 1.30PM

JIM STURGESS ED HARRIS SAOIRSE RONAN AND COLIN FARRELL Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty.

The Way Back is the critically acclaimed new release from renowned director Peter Weir, starring Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Mark Strong and Saoirse Ronan.

“MOVIE LEGENDS AT THEIR ABSOLUTE BEST!” - MADE IN HOLLYWOOD

Inspired by an incredible true story, this epic film of survival against-the-odds tells the story of a group of seven prisoners who escaped from a Soviet gulag in Stalin-era Russia and walked over 4,000 miles across some of the most unforgiving terrain in the world, crossing the Siberian Arctic, the Gobi desert and the Himalayas before finally arriving in Britishruled India.

Tickets £10 inc. light lunch served from 12pm Film Only £4 | Pre-booking essential ------------------------------------1h 36min Comedy / Crime

Tickets £10 inc. light lunch served from 12pm Film Only £4 | Pre-booking essential ------------------------------------2h 13min Adventure / Drama / History

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Infrequent strong language, drug content

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Infrequent strong language, moderate violence and sex references

MOVIE MATINEES AT HAFREN


06 Hafren // Tachwedd November

DYDD SUL 4YDD TACHWEDD - 3.00YP SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER - 3.00PM

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TREDEGAR BAND THE BATTLE OF THE

ANCRE

AND THE ADVANCE OF THE TANKS (1917)

The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of The Tanks (1917), is a little known masterpiece of British non-fiction cinema which documents the autumn and winter stages of the Somme campaign on the Western Front. Including the first ever scenes of tanks in battle, Battle of the Ancre also conveys, with power and artistry, the difficulties experienced by the British Army as it fought over ground beset in a sea of mud. Made by the same team as The Battle of the Somme, many consider The Battle of the Ancre as the better film cinematically and it was very popular on release. Campwaith o sinema ffeithiol sy’n dangos golygfeydd o’r Battle of the Ancre. Tickets FREE - Please contact Box Office on 01686 614555 to book tickets. Running time: 70 mins

The origins of Tredegar Band can be traced back to 1849, although it wasn’t until 1876 following victory at the Welsh National Eisteddfod that they were formally constituted.

History shows that early contesting victories were sporadic, although over the last 40 years they have become one of the world’s elite performers, as well as multiple winners of major contests - claiming British Open titles in 2010 and 2013. 2018 has seen the band play a major role in the 70th anniversary celebrations of the National Health Service - giving the world premiere of a new commission both in their home town, and in becoming the first brass band to perform in The Speakers House in the heart of the Palace of Westminster. In May they also performed with Tim Minchin at the Old Vic Theatre’s 200th Anniversary Bicentenary Ball and recently gave a promenade concert at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Austria. They will return to Austria in November to perform at the Brucknerhaus as part of the prestigious Linz Brass Festival. Perfformiad bythgofiadwy gan y band pres poblogaidd yma. Y band pres cyntaf i berfformio yn y ‘Speaker’s House’ ym Mhalas Westminster. Tickets £10


Hafren // Tachwedd November 07

DYDD IAU 8FED TACHWEDD - 7.30YH THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER - 7.30PM

DYDD SADWRN 10FED TACHWEDD - 7.45YH SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER - 7.45PM

SPEAKERS FROM THE EDGE

STEVE PEAT BIKES & BEERS

A Working Class Tale of Life, Labour and Love. Written by Meredydd Barker

Shortlisted for Best Playwright - Wales Theatre Awards. Photo © Simon Gough.

Mountain biking superstar Steve Peat tells the story of his illustrious racing career; the bikes, the world cups, the parties and the pursuit of the seemingly elusive World Championship title which some thought might never come!

Aneurin Bevan and Jennie Lee were comrades and flatmates who together fought and preached for socialism as they saw it; he the Tredegar firebrand on the Labour backbenches, she the miner’s daughter from Fife who became a Socialist MP before she was old enough to vote.

In Bikes & Beers, Steve takes audiences along the journey that saw him rise from plumbing to podiums and become one of the most successful mens downhill racers of all time, showing just how the man who wouldn’t back down earned his place as a legend in the sport of mountain biking!

Then they were married; he deeply in love with her; she on the rebound from a tragic love affair. Both of them were loved and loathed by their fellow MP’s. Life together unfolded through the desolate war years, the trials of founding the NHS, and the vicious internal feuds of the 1950’s. This is the story of a partnership that became one of the outstanding political marriages of the twentieth century.

Yma bydd y pencampwr beicio Steve Peat yn adrodd ei stori am ei yrfa beicio enwog.

Hanes dosbarth gweithiol am fywyd, Llafur a chariad – Stori Nye a Jennie.

Tickets £18

Tickets £12 | Drama Special £9 Produced by Aneurin Leisure and Theatr na nÓg / Cynhyrchiadau TNN Productions

Please note this show may contain some strong language.

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Hafren // Tachwedd - Rhagfyr November - December

DYDD GWENER 9FED TACHWEDD - 7.30YH FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER - 7.30PM THEATR LLWYN, LLANFYLLIN DYDD SADWRN 24AIN TACHWEDD - 7.30YH SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER - 7.30PM TREFEGLWYS MEMORIAL HALL DYDD IAU 6ED RHAGFYR - 7.30YH THURSDAY 6TH DECEMBER - 7.30PM ABERMULE COMMUNITY CENTRE

A Spanish Hour Ravel’s L’heure espagnole MIDWALESOPERA

OPERA CANOLBARTH CYMRU

Autumn 2018 sees MWO back on the road with the company’s second SmallStages tour, Ravel’s exhilarating one-act bedroom farce, A Spanish Hour (L’heure espagnole). First performed in Paris in 1911, L’heure espagnole is set in a clock shop in Toledo, central Spain. It follows the fortunes of Torquemada, the hardworking clockmaker, as, during the course of one hot afternoon, his young wife Concepción negotiates her way through her collection of ridiculous lovers. Ravel’s music is bursting with hummable melodies, lively habanera dances and other Spanish folk song elements to get audiences buzzing. This is opera for everyone - featuring an outstanding cast of five young singers as well as four brilliant musicians, performing a new English translation by MWO’s Artistic Director Richard Studer and a new arrangement of Ravel’s exotic score created by Music Director Jonathan Lyness. Mae’r opera hwn I bawb – cast o pump o gantorwyr ifanc a phedwar o gerddorion arbennig yn perfformio yn yr opera yma. Tickets £10 | Children & Students £8

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Hafren // Tachwedd November 9

DYDD SADWRN 17EG TACHWEDD - 7.30YH SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER - 7.30PM

Photo © Jiksaw.

DYDD GWENER 16EG TACHWEDD - 8.00YH FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER - 8.00PM

INTO THE ARK

DANE LLOYD & TAYLOR JONES

TOM ALLEN Absolutely

THE VOICE UK 2017 FINALISTS

Tom Allen’s unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him sell out shows all over the country. Due to phenomenal demand the tour has now been extended into the autumn of 2018.

Following a summer of touring across UK and Europe which included Latitude Festival and The Great Escape, plus an invite from their friend and mentor Sir Tom Jones to support him on his UK tour, Into The Ark have cemented themselves as one of the fast-rising acts to watch.

As seen on Mock The Week, The Royal Variety Performance, Bake Off: The Professionals, Live at the Apollo, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute.

The duo have consistently demonstrated their ability to win over new fans following other impressive support slots with Paolo Nutini, Olly Murs, Model Aeroplanes and Gabrielle Aplin.

‘Beguiling...the sky dexterity of his delivery has you hooked’ The Telegraph

Deuawd yw rhain a ddechreuodd eu gyrfa yn canu ar y stryd yng Nghaerdydd. Dewch i fwynhau noson o adloniant byw yng nghwmni Dane Lloyd a Taylor Jones.

Noson yng nghwmni Tom Allen a’i steil unigryw a’i hiwmor chwerw yn ei sioe boblogaidd newydd sbon. Tickets £15

Tickets £12

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10 Hafren // Tachwedd November

DYDD GWENER 23AIN TACHWEDD - 7.45YH FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER - 7.45PM

gan Bethan Marlow Caneuon gan Rhys Taylor a Bethan Marlow Syniad gwreiddiol gan Sara Lloyd a Bethan Marlow A hithau’n flwyddyn pan fo’r Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol yn 70 oed, cawn gipolwg ar brysurdeb dyddiol ward canser mewn ysbyty yng Nghymru heddiw, gyda sgript a chaneuon wedi’u llunio o gyfweliadau â nyrsys ‘go iawn’. Mae’r ddrama newydd hon yn rhoi llwyfan i brofiadau nyrsys – yr heriau y maen nhw’n eu hwynebu yn eu gwaith o ddydd i ddydd, a’r direidi, y chwaergarwch, a’r teimlad o alwedigaeth sy’n eu cynnal. Dyma ddarlun o’r galon o fywyd a gwaith yr arwyr hyn sy’n gofalu amdanom ni ac am ein hanwyliaid mewn cyfundrefn iechyd dan bwysau parhaol. Cyfarwyddwr: Sara Lloyd

Cyflwynir Nyrsys mewn cydweithrediad â Pontio. Mynediad i’r di-Gymraeg drwy gyfrwng Sibrwd.

As this year sees the NHS turn 70, we take a look behind the scenes of a busy cancer ward in a hospital in Wales today, with script and songs created from interviews with real nurses. This new play shines a light on nurses’ experiences – the challenges they face in their day-to-day work and the mischief, sisterhood and sense of vocation that sustains them. Director: Sara Lloyd

Nyrsys is presented in association with Pontio.

English language access via Sibrwd. Tickets £12 | Concessions £10

HAFREN CONFERENCING THE PREMIER CONFERENCE AND MEETING VENUE IN MID WALES Our fully functional conference rooms are available for conferences, business meetings and special functions. Our rooms come fully equipped with interactive whiteboard, overhead projector, flipchart and screens. We can accommodate flexible seating arrangements to fit up to 60 - 80 people. We also offer the main auditorium which can accommodate up to five hundred with full staging and lighting facilities. A full on-site professional technical service ensures the optimum sound, lighting and presentation of your event. With catering to suit all requirements, the theatre offers a businesslike and professional environment, flexible in accommodating a large range in attendance numbers from ten upwards. Located in the centre of Wales, just off the A470 North-South road, with a large free car park immediately adjacent and well signposted through Newtown, Powys. LORNA DAVIES CONFERENCE CO-ORDINATOR T: 01686 614 236 E: CONFERENCE@THEHAFREN.CO.UK


Hafren // Tachwedd - Rhagfyr November - December 11 TERRIBLE TUDORS TUESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER - 7.00PM WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER - 10.30AM* THURSDAY 29TH NOVEMBER - 1.30PM* FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER - 10.30AM* SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER - 7.00PM

AWFUL EGYPTIANS WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER - 1.30PM* THURSDAY 29TH NOVEMBER - 10.30AM* FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER - 7.00PM SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER - 2.30PM * SCHOOLS PERFORMANCE

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for two amazing shows with Horrible Histories live on stage!

TERRIBLE TUDORS From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legend (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch-up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience! AWFUL EGYPTIANS From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife? It’s the history of Egypt with the nasty bits left in! Dwy sioe byw ar y llwyfan. Cyfle gwych i’r plant weld hanes yn fyw o flaen eu llygaid. Horrible Histories books are published by Scholastic Ltd. Horrible Histories is a trademark of Scholastic Inc. and is used under authorisation. All rights reserved. Illustration © Martin Brown.

Tickets £13 | Children £11 | School Parties £10 Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) £42

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12 Hafren // Rhagfyr December

DYDD GWENER 7FED RHAGFYR - 7.30YH FRIDAY 7TH DECEMBER - 7.30PM

DYDD SADWRN 8FED RHAGFYR - 8.00YH SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER - 8.00PM

SPEAKERS FROM THE EDGE

SIR CHRIS BONINGTON LIFE & TIMES

SUPPORTED BY COLOUR SUNDAY

Sir Chris Bonington is Britain’s best known mountaineer and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history. He began climbing at the age of 16 and has undertaken 19 Himalayan expeditions, including 4 to Everest. He is renowned for having made many first ascents in the Alps and all the greater ranges of the world. Sir Chris was the first mountaineer on the lecture circuit and, this autumn, he will present his “Life & Times” in an audio visual account, covering his sixty years spent in the mountains. With original images and raw footage, this is a rare opportunity to hear about some of the greatest expeditions of the twentieth century. Yn trafod ei fywyd a’i anturiaethau, fe fydd Sir Chris yn adrodd hanes 60 mlynedd ar y mynyddoedd. Tickets £20

Dai will be back with his ten piece band for another Christmas spectacular following three near sell out shows at The Hafren. Playing a mixture of Christmas songs, pop hits and originals taken from his debut album, this is always a great show and a fantastic way to start the Christmas season. Dychwelir Dai Robs gyda’i gyngerdd Nadolig poblogaidd – dechrau arbennig I hwyl yr wyl.

Tickets £9


Hafren // Rhagfyr December 13

DYDD SUL 9FED RHAGFYR - 3.00YP SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER - 3.00PM

DYDD SADWRN 15FED RHAGFYR - 7.30YH SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER - 7.30PM

Cinderella

Ballet Cymru, nominated Best Independent Company at the Critics’ Circle UK National Dance Awards, and winners of the Best Dance Production 2017 at the Wales Theatre Awards, presents a sparkling and refreshing ballet based on the eternal fairy tale. Ballet Cymru prides itself on being different and Cinderella will be no exception, with a specially commissioned music score and creative circus elements, combined with the finest classical dance. Ballet Cymru worked with award winning composer Jack White and Circus Company Citrus Arts to conjure a surprising world of wonder and magic. Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James. Cinderella is a co production between Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront Theatre, in association with Citrus Arts. Cyd-gynhyrchiad yw Cinderella rhwng Ballet Cymru a The Riverfront Theatre. ‘These young dancers created a taut, committed atmosphere on stage, and the audience, comprised of every age group from 5 to 95, were gripped from start to finish. Ballet Cymru, I salute you!’

with Special Guest Gruffydd Wyn Ten years ago Only Men Aloud were the Last Choir Standing, winning the BBC1 primetime show and becoming Britain’s favourite choir. To celebrate this anniversary, Only Men Aloud are heading back out on tour across the UK including four dates in Wales to commemorate the last ten years. OMA have given many memorable performances, with numerous appearances at outdoor festivals and proms. Gruffydd Wyn is a talented Classical cross over artist who has recently seen success as a finalist on the globally renowned talent show Britain’s Got Talent, where he received Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer and narrowly missed out on a place on the podium. During the series he received widespread acclaim for his big voice and professional performances under pressure with Simon Cowell calling him “The musical version of Rocky”. Dewch I fwynhau noson yng nghwmni Only Men Aloud a’u gwestai arbennig Gruffydd Wyn am noson o adloniant heb ei ail.

Amanda Jennings, Dance Europe

Tickets £12 | Children £7 Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) £28

Tickets £27

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14 Hafren // Rhagfyr December / Ionawr January 2019

DYDD GWENER 21AIN RHAGFYR - 7.30YH FRIDAY 21ST DECEMBER - 7.30PM

ve i l A ’ n i y a t S THE ULTIMATE BEE GEES SHOW

Now in their 20th year as the WORLD’S PREMIERE TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES, Stayin Alive continue to tour all corners of the globe with their No1 show dedicated to the magic of the Brothers Gibb. Bill Howard as Barry (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Stanley as Robin (vocals) and Alan Leather as Maurice (keyboards/bass guitar/vocals) continue to rock stadiums, theatres and hotels alike with their faultless recreation of the distinctive vocals and harmony sounds of the Bee Gees. The show includes ‘To Love Somebody’, ‘Massachusetts’, ‘I Got To Get A Message’, ’Jive Talking’, ‘More Than A Woman’, ’Night Fever’, ’You Should Be Dancing’, ‘Tragedy’, ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and many more. Ceir noson o adloniant yng nghwmni band deyrnged i’r grwp enwog The Bee Gees, wrth iddynt barhau gyda’i taith I bob cwr or byd. Tickets £20 | Concessions £18

DYDD SUL 6ED IONAWR - 4.00YP SUNDAY 6TH JANUARY 2019 - 4.00PM

A Night in Vienna This year we present a programme with not just our talented orchestra but also the extra dimension of song to truly uncork the spirit of Vienna in the concert hall. Directed as usual by our Leader and Concertmaster David Adams, the concert opens with the irrepressible energy of Weber’s Oberon Overture. We then feature David as soloist in extraordinarily elegant and virtuosic works by Fritz Kreisler. In line with time honoured tradition, the Orchestra then takes you through a delightful selection of ever-popular Viennese waltzes, polkas and song which are known and loved the world over. Strauss’s Laughing Song, Csárdás, Lehar’s Vilja, the evergreen Blue Danube and stirring Radetsky March are sure to make this a Very Happy New Year from WNO to you! Mae Cerddorfa Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru yn dychwelyd gyda chyngerdd Blwyddyn Newydd poblogaidd arall. Tickets £16 | Concessions £14.50


Hafren // Chwefror February 2019 15

DYDD GWENER 22AIN CHWEFROR - 8.00YH FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2019 - 8.00PM

DYDD SADWRN 23AIN CHWEFROR - 7.30YH SATURDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2019 - 7.30PM

MIDWALESOPERA

MIDWALESOPERA

OPERA CANOLBARTH CYMRU

Ignite the passion! Join Mid Wales Opera and future stars of the international opera stage for an evening of passion, drama and comedy from the operatic canon marking 30 years of Mid Wales Opera performances at our home venue of Hafren in Newtown. MWO and Wales International Academy of Voice join forces for a sparkling evening of operatic highlights in a concert performance to raise the curtain on our Spring tour of Puccini’s Tosca and celebrate MWO’s vital work in supporting young artists since our first performances in 1989. Ymunwch â Opera Canolbarth Cymru am noson o ddrama, comedi ac angerdd gan ddathlu 30 mlynedd o berfformiadau yn yr Hafren. Tickets £10 | Students £8

OPERA CANOLBARTH CYMRU

Tosca Puccini

Power and passion collide in Puccini’s breathtaking masterpiece Tosca. Trapped in a life and death struggle against the corrupt police chief Scarpia, the diva Tosca and her artist lover face the ultimate sacrifice. Join MWO on tour this Spring, as Puccini’s lavish score takes audiences on an emotional rollercoaster ride from tender love story through powerful brutality to ultimate tragedy. Cyfarwyddwr Artistig / Artistic Director Richard Studer Cyfarwyddwr Cerddoriaeth / Music Director Jonathan Lyness Cerddorfa / Orchestra Ensemble Cymru Ymunwch â MWO ar daith y Gwanwyn hwn gyda Tosca gan Puccini. Noson i’w chofio. Front stalls £20 | Back Stalls £18 | Balconies £10 Supported by ACW, ACW Lottery and Powys County Council thehafren.co.uk // 01686 614555


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Digwyddiadau’r Dyfodol // Forthcoming Events 2019

MAX BOYCE

MAX IS BACK!

DYDD GWENER 1AF CHWEFROR - 8.00YH FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2019 - 8.00PM

DYDD SADWRN 2IL CHWEFROR 2019 SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2019 - 7.30PM

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TICKETS £27.50 Photo © Rhian ap Gruffydd.

TICKETS £22.50

Jason Donovan & His Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour DYDD IAU 14EG MAWRTH 2019 THURSDAY 14TH MARCH 2019 - 7.30PM

DYDD GWENER 11EG HYDREF 2019 FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2019 - 7.30PM

TICKETS £27.50

TICKETS £23


HAFREN

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COMMUNITY

CHOIR

Hafren Community Choir meets every Monday night from 7-9pm. Everyone welcome from beginners to experienced singers. Skilled tuition, inspiring repertoire and plenty of laughter. Sing and feel amazing!

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO FLY?

Well nows your chance, come and enjoy the thrill and the fun of this contemporay circus art. All welcome.

AERIAL ARTS WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS Aerial arts classes at Hafren, the Entertainment Venue with Zu Aerial Dance. Classes will run on the following dates...

Monday 5th, 12th & 19th November - 3rd, 10th & 17th December 2018 4.15pm – 5.15pm for 8 – 12 years 5.20pm – 6.20pm for Adult Class (16 and over) Cost £48 (6 weeks) - Places limited. Contact Charlotte on 07828 413484, or email charlotte@lifebulb.org for more information.

01686 614555 // thehafren.co.uk

For further information or to book a place contact Hazel on 07939 116009 or info@zu-aerial.com.

thehafren.co.uk // 01686 614555


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ANNA-LISA COLEMAN

SARA PHILPOTT

Early September End of November 2018

Early December End of March 2019

Anna-Lisa Coleman was born in North London in 1971. At 16 years she attended Barnet Art College, Southgate College and later graduated from Middlesex University with a BA Honours Degree in 1995. Whilst teaching at Herefordshire College of Arts she also graduated with a PGCE from University of Wales Newport.

Sara Philpott studied at Central St Martins and lives and works in Mid Wales. Often her subject matter is the realm where vegetation and landscape meet human imagination and cultivation. Her paintings are made with thin layers of translucent oil paint and are often richly detailed and allegorical.

Hills, cloudscapes and night skies recur in her paintings and more recently, the figure has begun to dominate in her ongoing series of ‘Goddesses’. Her paintings are held in private collections all over the world and she exhibits regularly throughout mid Wales. A keen marathon runner in the famously tough endurance ‘Man V Horse’ held on her home turf, you will most likely find her amidst the breathtakingly scenic forestry trails above Llanwrtyd Wells. https://www.facebook.com/Paintings-toGladden-the-Heart-337229143045439

This exhibition also includes drawings and printmaking experiments related to a new publication she has produced with ‘The Old Stile Press’ featuring the poem ‘What on Earth’ by Christopher Meredith with whom she has frequently collaborated notably with Gwasg Gregynog. www.saraphilpott.com


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AMODAU A THELARAU // TERMS & CONDITIONS Mae Swyddfa Docynnau The Hafren ar agor i dderbyn ymwelwyr yn bersonol o ddydd Llun hyd ddydd Gwener, rhwng 9.30yb a 5.30yp, hefyd dydd Sadwrn dwy awr cyn perfformiad ar ddiwrnodau perfformiad yn unig. Mae digon o le ar gyfer parcio y tu allan. The Hafren Box Office is open for personal callers Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm, also Saturdays two hours before a performance on performance days only. There is ample free parking outside. For further information on our terms and conditions please visit www.thehafren.co.uk

BOOKING FEES Ticket Price 0 - £5.00

No Booking Fee

£5.01 - £9.99

50p per ticket

£10.00 - £19.99

£1 per ticket

£20.00 – £39.99

£2 per ticket

£40.00 +

£3 per ticket

TELEPHONE Call the Box Office on 01686 614555 (see opening hours above). You can pay by credit or debit card. Reservations can also be made which will be kept for five working days. Hafren regrets that reservations not paid for within this time will be cancelled. Telephone bookings will be diverted to an answerphone for the 30 minutes prior to a performance to allow Box Office staff to serve personal callers. ONLINE SALES Tickets for all shows are available to purchase online at www.thehafren.co.uk. There is a fee of £1 per ticket (up to a maximum of £4). Customers can either print off a receipt or request that their tickets be despatched in the post for a fee of £1. Please bring your receipt when collecting your tickets. POST Address: Box Office, The Hafren, Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys SY16 4HU. Give the name of the performance, the number of tickets (including any concessions), your name, address and daytime telephone number. Enclose a cheque for the total amount made out to ‘Hafren-NPTC Group’ with the cheque card number on the reverse side. Add £1 to the total if you wish the tickets to be posted to you. REFUNDS & EXCHANGES Hafren appreciates customers’ commitment to the theatre in booking early for events and recognises that changes of plan can occur. On these occasions, if the tickets are returned to the Box Office we will attempt to re-sell them to another customer. This cannot be guaranteed as all of the theatre’s unsold tickets

will be sold first. If successful in re-selling the tickets, the Box Office will issue a voucher to you for use against any future booking. Credit vouchers can only be issued to the original purchaser of the ticket. It is regretted that, in line with most other professional theatres, cash refunds cannot be made on tickets already purchased. DISABLED FACILITIES There are five reserved parking spaces for Blue Badge holders near to the front doors of the theatre. Patrons in wheelchairs should enter via the main entrance. There is level access into the Box Office, Gallery Bar and Auditorium. Spaces for up to 6 wheelchair users are available in front of the main seating. This should be reserved in advance. Bright, tactile signs indicate the location of the toilets, including a dedicated toilet with wheelchair access. Please call the Box Office to discuss our hearing loop system. Headsets are also available on request. A large print copy of the theatre’s events is available on request. HYNT SCHEME If you need support or assistance to attend a performance at a theatre or arts centre then you may be eligible to join Hynt. Hynt is a new national access scheme that works with theatres and arts centres in Wales to make sure there is a consistent offer available for visitors who are impaired in any way or who have specific access requirements. For information on and how to become a member, please visit hynt.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01686 614 555. PARTY BOOKING RATES These are available for most performances to groups of 10 and over. One free ticket is available for every 10 tickets booked. Please confirm with the box office that the party rate applies to the performance you wish to book. For groups over 25, call Del Thomas, Marketing Manager, on 01686 614556 to discuss larger discounts. CASH MACHINE There is a cash machine situated in the foyer area just to the right of the main doors.

FFÔN Ffoniwch y swyddfa docynnau ar 01686 614555 (gweler uchod amserau agor y swyddfa). Gallwch dalu trwy gerdyn credyd neu ddebyd (isafswm o £10.00 ar gardiau debyd). Gallwch hefyd archebu seddau ymlaen llaw a bydd y rhain yn cael eu cadw am bum diwrnod gwaith. Mae’n ddrwg gan Hafren na all y seddau gael eu cadw os na fydd tâl wedi’i dderbyn o fewn y cyfnod hwn. Bydd eich galwadau i archebu dros y ffôn yn cael eu hailgyfeirio i beiriant ateb yn ystod 30 munud cyn perfformiadau er mwyn galluogi staff y Swyddfa Docynnau i ddelio gydag ymwelwyr sy’n cyrraedd. TRWY’R POST Cyfeiriad : Swyddfa Docynnau, Hafren, Ffordd Llanidloes, Y Drenewydd, Powys SY16 4HU. Nodwch enw’r perfformiad, y nifer o docynnau y carech eu harchebu (gan gynnwys unrhyw docynnau mantais), eich enw, eich cyfeiriad a’ch rhif ffôn yn ystod y dydd. Amgaewch siec am y cyfanswm a’i gwneud yn daladwy i ‘Hafren-NPTC Group’ gyda rhif eich cerdyn sieciau ar y cefn. Ychwanegwch £1 at y cyfanswm ac os ydych yn dymuno i’ch tocynnau gael eu postio atoch. AD-DALIADAU A CHYFNEWIDIADAU Mae Hafren yn gwerthfawrogi ymrwymiad cwsmeriaid i’r theatr trwy archebu’n gynnar ar gyfer achlysuron ac yn cydnabod y gall newidiadau ddigwydd o ran cynlluniau. Mewn achos o’r fath, os bydd tocynnau’n cael eu dychwelyd i’r swyddfa docynnau, gwnawn bob ymdrech i’w hail-werthu i gwsmeriaid eraill. Ni ellir sicrhau hyn gan y bydd tocynnau’r theatr yn cael eu gwerthu’n gyntaf. Os bydd y theatr yn llwyddo i ail-werthu’r tocynnau, bydd y swyddfa docynnau’n trefnu credyd i chi am werth y tocynnau, i chi ei ddefnyddio wrth archebu unrhyw docynnau yn y dyfodol. Bydd y trefniant hwn yn gymwys ar gyfer y prynwr gwreiddiol y tocynnau. Yn anffodus, yn unol â mwyafrif o theatrau proffesiynol eraill, nid yw’n bosibl gwneud ad-daliadau ariannol am docynnau sydd wedi’u prynu eisoes.

thehafren.co.uk // 01686 614555


HAFREN AT A GLANCE

HYDREF AUTUMN 2018

CURWCH Y CIWIAU, ARCHEBWCH EICH DIODYDD O FLAEN LLAW! BEAT THE QUEUES, ORDER YOUR DRINKS IN ADVANCE! Swyddfa Docynnau Hafren Box Office 01686 614555 Ar-lein Online https://thehafren.ticketsolve.com/products/regular TACHWEDD NOVEMBER Dydd Sadwrn Saturday 3.......................................The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks...............3.00pm Dydd Sul Sunday 4..................................................Tredegar Band.................................................................................3.00pm Dydd Iau Thursday 8..............................................Speakers from the Edge: Steve Peat Bikes & Beers....................7.30pm Dydd Gwener Friday 9............................................MWO - A Spanish Hour - Satellite Stages......................................7.30pm Dydd Sadwrn Saturday 10.....................................Nye & Jennie.....................................................................................7.45pm Dydd Gwener Friday 16..........................................Tom Allen - Absolutely....................................................................8.00pm Dydd Sadwrn Saturday 17.....................................Into the Ark.......................................................................................7.30pm Dydd Mercher Wednesday 21...............................Movie Matinee - I, Tonya.................................................................1.30pm Dydd Gwener Friday 23..........................................Nyrsus...............................................................................................7.45pm Dydd Sadwrn Saturday 24.....................................MWO - A Spanish Hour - Satellite Stages......................................7.30pm Dydd Mawrth Tuesday 27 Dydd Gwener Friday 30..........................................Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors & Awful Egyptians..............Various RHAGFYR DECEMBER Dydd Sadwrn Saturday 1.......................................Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors & Awful Egyptians..............Various Dydd Iau Thursday 6..............................................MWO - A Spanish Hour - Satellite Stages......................................7.30pm Dydd Gwener Friday 7............................................Speakers from the Edge - Chris Bonnington Life & Times..........7.30pm Dydd Sadwrn Saturday 8.......................................Dai Robs Christmas Show...............................................................8.00pm Dydd Sul Sunday 9..................................................Ballet Cymru - Cinderella................................................................3.00pm Dydd Sadwrn Saturday 15.....................................Only Men Aloud...............................................................................7.30pm Dydd Mercher Wednesday 19...............................Movie Matinee - Holiday Inn..........................................................1.30pm Dydd Gwener Friday 21..........................................Stayin Alive.......................................................................................7.30pm DIGWYDDIADAU’R DYFODOL FORTHCOMING EVENTS 2019 IONAWR JANUARY 2019 Dydd Sul Sunday 6..................................................WNO - A Night in Vienna.................................................................4.00pm Dydd Mercher Wednesday 30...............................Movie Matinee: Going In Style........................................................1.30pm CHWEFROR FEBRUARY 2019 Dydd Gwener Friday 1............................................Arrival - The Hits of ABBA...............................................................8.00pm Dydd Sadwrn Saturday 2.......................................Max Boyce - Max is Back!................................................................7.30pm Dydd Gwener Friday 22..........................................MWO - Stars of the Future Gala Event..........................................8.00pm Dydd Sadwrn Saturday 23.....................................MWO - Tosca....................................................................................7.30pm MAWRTH MARCH 2019 Dydd Iau Thursday 14............................................Jason Donovan & His Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour......................7.30pm HYDREF OCTOBER 2019 Dydd Gwener Friday 11..........................................Les Musicals.....................................................................................7.30pm

Hafren Autumn Programme - November 2018 to January 2019  

Forthcoming events at Hafren Theatre, Newtown during Autumn 2018.

Hafren Autumn Programme - November 2018 to January 2019  

Forthcoming events at Hafren Theatre, Newtown during Autumn 2018.

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