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.

https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2018-2019/DonaldGordonTheatre/TheBand/?view=Standard

 

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.

https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2018-2019/363577/364029/?view=Standard

 

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.

https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2018-2019/DonaldGordonTheatre/SeanLock/?view=Standard

 

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.

https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2018-2019/363577/WNOandBBC/?view=Standard

 

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

 

 

 

Top 5 shows of 2018

With our fair share of dazzling shows set to grace the stage of the Donald Gordon Theatre in 2018, there’s plenty to get excited about. Here’s our pick of legendary shows coming to Wales Millennium Centre that you can book now.

Top 5 shows of 2018

A very merry Wales Millennium Centre gift guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (albeit slightly stressful, if you’ve not started your Christmas shopping). With the twinkle of fairy lights and the earthy smell of pine trees, it’s hard to resist the magic of the festive season.

To make it as stress-free as possible we’ve come up with a stellar selection of gifts for everyone in your life. The best part? Everything in this list is easy to wrap, so don’t worry about having to fight with the sticky tape. A very merry Wales Millennium Centre gift guide

The Third Marquess of Bute: Real and Imagined

Our second ever stage production, Tiger Bay The Musial, focuses on a young girl’s struggle to challenge society’s injustices, follow her heart and realise her dreams. Based in Cardiff’s revolutionary 20th century, Tiger Bay The Musical is an epic amalgamation of fact and fiction. Dr Andrew Richardson, of Cardiff University, gives us detailed insight into what one of our pivotal character’s, Third Marquess of Bute, was really like.

The Third Marquess of Bute: Real and Imagined

Spotlight on November

The hats and scarves are officially out, and for those more organised, maybe then Christmas shopping has even begun? For us at the centre, all systems are go go go. November is the month that two spectacular musicals take on our Donald Gordon Theatre. Our very own epic production, Tiger Bay The Musical explores Cardiff in the early 1900s and Cameron Mackintosh’s world-renowned production, Miss Saigon, returns to the Centre as our Christmas treat.

Spotlight on November