May Spotlight

Here at the Centre we’ve got everyone from all American singer Don McLean to Nigel Havers, and even the mesmerising Derren Brown taking to the stage.

And with a full schedule of dance, orchestral, jazz, and award-winning theatre lined up, you won’t want to miss out!

Here are some of our highlights for May ….

Titanic The Musical

The stirring tale of the sinking of HMS Titanic comes to the Centre this month.

This musical adaptation of one of history’s most tragic events focuses on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of its ill-fated passengers.

Running until May 5, this stirring and emotional production follows the lives of real people aboard the ship as it made its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.

The critically acclaimed drama features lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone.




Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson are set to take to the stage for award-winning Broadway favourite Art.

Direct from the West End, this classic brings together some of TV’s best loved names for a dazzling display of friendship, tolerance and prejudice.

Directed by Ellie Jones, Art follows the bond between Serge, Marc and Yvan whose lives are thrown into chaos thanks to a provocative painting.

But does their violent reaction reveal more dangerous feelings towards each other?

Art has wowed audiences for over 20 years and it is certain be a sell out when it reaches the Centre from May 28 to June 2.


The Dave Jones Quartet

Critically acclaimed album Keynotes will be given a new lease of life at the Centre on May 4.

Celebrated pianist Dave Jones will be joined by a host of musicians to perform music from his masterpiece.

Dave will be joined by Ben Waghorn, on saxes and flute, Ashley John Long, on bass, and completing the quartet will be Lloyd Haines on drums.


The Last Ship

Legendary singer Sting’s breath-taking new musical is setting sail for Cardiff this month.

The Last Ship, featuring original music and lyrics from the rock legend, will be performed at the Centre from May 14 to the 19.

The show surrounds sailor Gideon Fletcher, played by former Coronation Street favourite Richard Fleeshman, who returns home after 17 years at sea only to discover growing tensions in his beloved community.

The impending closure of the shipyard at the heart of the town has brought uncertainty and fear. As picket lines are drawn the foreman, played by Joe McGann, and his wife, portrayed by Charlie Hardwick, prepare to face of the gathering storm.


Don McLean

The legendary folk talent behind iconic song American Pie is heading to Cardiff this month.

Don McLean, who has been a folk icon for over four decades, will be performing at the Centre on May 6.

His enduring success has spanned generations. Singers Elvis Presley, Madonna, Fred Astaire and Coolio have all covered his songs.

Thanks to this, he was awarded the BBC Folk Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 in recognition of his impressive contribution to music.


Derren Brown – Underground

The master of misdirection Derren Brown is going Underground for his latest mind-boggling show.

The multi-award-winning magician is preparing to amaze and enthral audiences in Cardiff from May 8 to the 12.

Renowned for his astonishing tricks, Brown will be unveiling a collection of his very finest work for audiences in his latest jaw-dropping show Underground.

Tickets are sure to sell fast book today to avoid disappointment!


BBC National Orchestra of Wales – Vale of Glamorgan Festival

Chinese folk meets Western classical traditions in this stunning performance on May 10.

One of China’s leading composers, Qigang Messiaen, will be blending the musical influences of Beijing and France when he takes to the stage this month.

The acclaimed composer is beloved for his unique orchestral style which features dreamlike sequences interspersed with dramatic moments.

The evening will also feature a pre-concert talk discussing his acclaimed works at 6.15pm.



Instrumental meets jazz in this exciting collaboration at the Centre on May 12.

Hailed as one of the most innovative new bands in the UK, Snowpoet fuses the talents of Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year (2016) Lauren Kinsella and composer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hyson.

Fans of new music are certain to love this creative collaboration.