January Spotlight

Happy New Year everyone – and have we got a 2018 for you.

To kick start the year we’re bringing you the internationally loved music of Take That, laughs from comedian Sean Lock and the unmissable sound of the Welsh National Orchestra. This is sure to be a January line up you’ll Never Forget!

The Band

Take That fans young and old are in for a treat this January as The Band takes to the stage.

The musical, written and directed by Tim Firth, features the chart-topping band’s iconic songs including Back For Good, Relight My Fire, Rule the World, and Shine.

The story follows five teenage music fanatics who grow up idolising the band; twenty five years later the friends reunite in a bid to make their dreams of meeting their musical heroes a reality.

Featuring the winners of the BBC’s talent competition Let It Shine, Five to Five, plus all of the famous band’s much-loved hits, we’re sure you’ll have the Greatest Day at this musical!

The Band will appear at the Centre from January 9 to the 20.



Huw Watkins Curates

Celebrated composer Huw Watkins shares the music that moves and inspires him in these special concerts held at the BBC Hoddinott Hall.

The composer is set to lead the first of two concerts on January 12, with conductor Martyn Brabbins with Huw Watkins on piano.

In this instalment the composer will share works from living musicians and performers that have influenced him including music by Tippett and Britten. The second instalment on January 31, led by conductor Ryan Wigglesworth will feature works by Alenxander Goehr and Watkins himself.



Sean Lock: Keep It Light

Sean Lock, the Have I Got News For You and 8 Out of 10 Cats regular will be performing his latest stand-up routine at the Centre on January 21.

Renowned for his dead-pan style, insightful observations, and surreal sense of humour, the comedian will be discussing his new found love of ballet, his alleged mid-life crisis, his internet obsessions and jewellery heists in his latest must-see show.

A perfect post-Christmas outing to beat the January blues.



Welsh National Opera Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Welsh National Opera Orchestra are sharing a stage at the Centre on January 24. This unique collaboration will see both orchestras present a special double bill at BBC Hoddinott Hall as part of the Association of British Orchestras Conference 2018.

With musical direction from conductors Tomas Hanus, of the Wales National Opera, and Thomas Søndergård, of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the evening will feature performances of the R Strauss Rosenkavalier Suite and Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade.

This soaring orchestral concert is not to be missed.



Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

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

From January 25 to 31, 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.

To book your table visit https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2018-2019/ffresh/faultytowers18/?view=Standard