All posts by Paul Brothwood

Thursday 6th September – NT Live: Julie 15

7pm £12/£10

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

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Wednesday 12th September – RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor

7pm £12/£10

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

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Sunday 16th September – Music at The Edge: Simon Deeley and the Blue Haze Quartet

7.30pm £10/£6 in advance or on the door

After snow postponed the original event, Simon Deeley’s ‘Blue Haze Quartet’ play music from their latest album ‘ From the Blue Hills’ at St Mary’s Church, Hay on Wye on Thursday 14th June at a rescheduled event.

Recently reviewed by the eminent ‘The Jazz Man’ he said…’Deeley’s love of Latin and Brazilian sounds is matched by his fondness for soul and funk, with both elements combining on the languid grooves of “Soul of the West” (from the second album) with Skilton on alto and Deeley at the piano featuring as soloists.  Also from the new record “Indigo Tango” introduced a new musical style, an authentically seductive tango featuring Skilton’s sultry tenor sax, Deeley’s sparse piano and Russell’s subtle, mallet led drum accompaniment.’ Part of a review by ‘The Jazz Man’ at an event at The Muse, in Brecon recently.

The group’s latest album – From the Blue Hills – consists of eleven original compositions by pianist and leader Simon Deeley. All the compositions are written in Simon’s signature style being a mix of Latin-jazz and fusion-jazz. Infectious, colourful Samba’s and Bossa Nova’s sit alongside cool-grooving jazz-fusion numbers and gentle evocative ballads. And adding a further dimension to this mix are the touches of classical genre and film music elements.

The music is brought to life by the strong, incisive and harmonically vivid keyboard playing of Simon Deeley and by the driving, powerful and skilled inter-action of Charlie Russell on drums and Ian Cooper on bass, with, over-arching all, and of course putting her always clever and individual twist on the music, the virtuoso, powerhouse Martha Skilton on saxophone.

For tickets and more information you can visit their Facebook page ‘@BlueHazeQuartet’ or call Simon Deeley on 07789 470780.

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Thursday 20th September- The Australian Ballet: The Merry Widow

7pm £12/£10

Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. Based on the beloved operetta, this lively tale is set in the ballrooms and salons of Belle Époque Paris and is dressed magnificently in velvets, silks, spangles and feathers. Created especially for The Australian Ballet, The Merry Widow is a laugh-along favourite with hum-along melodies and its heart on its sleeve.

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Thursday 27th September – NT Live: King Lear

7pm £12/£10

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

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Thursday 4th October – THE WINTER’S TALE: LIVE FROM SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE

7.15 £12/£10

The Winter’s  Tale is  Shakespeare’s  great  play  of  the  irrational  and  inexplicable,  illustrating  how uncontrollable  emotions  can  range  across  gender,  country,  class  and  age.  Its  universe  is  full  of monsters,  gods  and  natural  disasters  with  a  colossal  sweep  that  takes  audiences  from  the  stifling atmosphere  of  the  Sicilian  court  to  the  unbuttoned  joy  of  a  Bohemian  festival.  Staged at the beautiful and iconic  Globe Theatre  in  London,  this  new  production is  directed  by Blanche  McIntyre and  stars  Will  Keen (The  Crown, Wolf  Hall) as  Leontes, Priyanga  Burford (W1A, Marcella) as  Hermione  and

Annette Badland (EastEnders, Father  Brown) as  Old  Shepherd. A reconstruction of an

open-air Elizabethan  playhouse  on  the  bank  of  the  River  Thames,  the  Globe Theatre  has  become  a significant  part  of  the  national  and  international  theatre  landscape,  celebrating  Shakespeare’s transformative  impact  on  the  world.  Continuing its popular  Globe  On Screen  series, The  Winter’s Tale will  be  broadcast  live  to  cinemas  on  Thursday  4  October  2018.

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Tuesday 9th October – Oscar Wilde Season: The Importance of Being Earnest

7pm £12/£10

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is the fourth and final play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

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Friday 12th October – Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

8pm £12/£10

Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year! His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles.

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Monday 15th October – ROH: Mayerling

7.15pm £12/£10

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet’s many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.

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Wednesday 17th October – Wildlife Kate (Kate MacRae)

7pm £15

Come and spend the evening with Wildlife Kate As seen on SpringWatch, AutumnWatch & Countryfile. This should be a fun, interesting and informative talk about all things wildlife from an amazing photographer and finalist in the Uk Blog awards for her wildlife blog.

Tickets £15 available at Cuan charity shop, Much Wenlock, Cuan Wildlife Rescue centre or fundraisingcwr@gmail.com

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