Spotlight on September

This month will be a September to remember at the Wales Millennium Centre with high-kicking, side-splitting, entertainment from some of the nation’s top performers.

Caroline Flack will be putting her best foot forward in the UK smash hit Crazy For You, along with Strictly’s Tom Chambers, while award-winning comedian Rhod Gilbert is certain to banish the September blues.

Finally, urban life will be elevated to new heights when beatboxers, artists, skateboarders and DJs perform at the top of a multi-storey car park as part of Break the Bay.

September is packed to the rafters – You’d be crazy to miss it!

Rhod Gilbert and Friends

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The award-winning comedian is set to make his highly anticipated return to the stage for a memorable night featuring surprise guests!

Famed for his dry wit, and observational humour, the Carmarthen-born comedian is taking to the stage on 1 September for the first time since 2012.

And this is set to be a show to remember!

Rhod will be bringing along some surprise guests on the night to help raise vital funds for thousands of people bravely battling cancer.

All proceeds from the night will be donated to the Velindre Cancer Centre, which the comedian is also supporting during a trek to Machu later this year.


Breaking the Bay

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A slice of urban life is coming alive in the most unlikely of places this month thanks to the Centre.

Breaking the Bay will be returning to Cardiff bringing beatboxers, graffiti artists, DJs, dancers, international hip hop artists and a host of others to the top of the Q Park multi-storey car park.

The event will be taking over the rooftop venue on 2 – 3 September with free day activities, and night tickets from just £5!

Leading rapper and political activist Lowkey will be performing, along with prize-winning beatboxer Reeps One, with support from Indie lyricist Turna Phrase.

Adding to the eclectic entertainment visitors will be treated to street food, exhibitions, and skateboarding workshops with a view.

Crazy for You

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Strictly Come Dancing meets the glamour of the West End in this high-kicking, high-energy production, featuring two of TV’s favourite stars.

Presenter Caroline Flack and actor Tom Chambers are taking to the stage for the Watermill Theatre’s production of Crazy For You.

Running from 5 -9 September the gloriously glamorous show follows the ups and downs of Bobby and Polly, whose tumultuous romance is tied to the fate of a failing theatre.

Featuring hit Gershwin  classics including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, and Nice Work If You Can Get It – this is not to be missed!

Fawlty Towers: The Dining Experience

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Basil, Manuel, and Sybil are set to serve up a dining experience with a difference!

From 14 – 21 September, classic comedy meets five-star dining in this acclaimed event, which has been a theatre favourite for two decades.

During the night, the audience will be treated to a three-course meal, along with the thrills and inevitable spills of Basil and his team.

The acclaimed dining show seamlessly blends ingenious comedy, with a generous serving of chaos, laughter, improvisation, and fantastic writing to serve up a truly enjoyable night!

Us Proclaimed: Clywch Ni

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The passions, perspectives and identities of young Welsh people are thrown into the spotlight as part of this acclaimed bilingual collaboration.

Us Proclaimed: Clywch Ni explores the lives and loves of the Welsh youth utilising a blend of song, comedy, poetry, and drama.

Inspired and created by the young members of Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company, the show stars actor and writer Aled Pedrick with music from Ifan Davies.

Directed by Gethin Evans this theatre piece is brought to the Centre on 16 September thanks to Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company and Cwmni Pluen in collaboration with National Youth Arts Wales.

Welsh National Opera: Khovanshchina

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Khovanshchina throws the audience into the turmoil of 17th century Russia where the struggle for power will result in grave consequences.

This modern revival of Mussorgsky’s epic opera sees the noble Khovansky fight against modern reform in a personal and political crusade against the Tsar and his institutional rule.

This powerful drama combines socially relevant themes including politics, power, and ambition with striking staging and an unforgettable choral score to create a truly rousing production.

It is brought to the Centre from 23 September 7 October thanks to Welsh National Opera’s Artistic Director David Pountney and new Music Director Tomáš Hanus.

This powerful production, sung in Russian, with English and Welsh surtitles, is as relevant then as it is now. Not to be missed!