Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

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Community Saturday Art Club Every Saturday10-12 noon; 1.30-3.30pm


Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops for children.


£2 per session
Community Ucheldre Rep Tuesday & Thursday7.30pm

The Ucheldre Rep meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

New members always welcome.

Click here for the Ucheldre Rep web site.

Admission free
Exhibition

Anglesey Arts Forum

Fforwm Gelf Ynys Môn

Saturday 14 March10am

An exhibition of at least one piece of work from each participant of the twelfth Anglesey Arts Weeks: Open Studios. Artists will be working in the Centre; a large scale map of Anglesey will show the location of the studios.

Arddangosfa o un darn o leiaf o waith gan bawb sy’n cymryd rhan yn y 12th o Wythnosau Celf Ynys Môn. Bydd artistiaid yn gweithio yn y Ganolfan, a bydd map graddfa fawr o Fôn yn dangos lleoliad y stiwdios. 


Exhibitons opens Saturday 14 March and runs until Sunday 12 April

Arddangosfa'n agor Sadwrn 14 Maweth ac yn rhedig tan Sul 12 Ebrill


4 weeks
Admission free - All welcome  /  Mynediad am ddim - Croeso i bawbs
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 23 March7.45 for 8pm
Rose's Choice: Classical Music in Film

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Film Show Boat (TBN)
Tuesday 24 March5.30pm

Show Boat           (Cert TBN)
Recording of the classic Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical performed in June 2014 by the San Francisco Opera. Full of memorable songs this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism.

Directed by Francesca Zambella, and conducted by John DeMain, and starring Heidi Stober, Michael Todd Simpson, Bill Irwin, Patricia Racette, Angela Renée Simpson, and Morris Robinson.

2 hr 24
£3, £2 children/plant
Film Show Boat (TBN)
Tuesday 24 March8pm

Show Boat            (Cert TBN)
Recording of the classic Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical performed in June 2014 by the San Francisco Opera. Full of memorable songs this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism.

Directed by Francesca Zambella, and conducted by John DeMain, and starring Heidi Stober, Michael Todd Simpson, Bill Irwin, Patricia Racette, Angela Renée Simpson, and Morris Robinson.

2 hr 24
£4, £3.25 students and concessions, £2 children
Film Paddington (12A)
Wednesday 25 March5.30pm

Paddington (12A)
Delightful adaptation of the beloved Paddington bear from Peru who goes to London. 

Directed by Paul King, and starring Ben Whishaw (voice), Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman, Michael Gambon (voice), and Imelda Staunton (voice).

2 hr 10
£3, £2 children/plant
Film Testament of Youth (12A)
Wednesday 25 March8pm

Testament of Youth (12A)
Vera Brittain’s story of love and sacrifice during WWI is exquisitely portrayed. 

Directed by James Kent, and starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Joanna Scanlan, and Hayley Atwell.

2 hr 10
£4, £3.25 students and concessions, £2 children
Broadcast NT Live: A View from the Bridge Thursday 26 March7pm

















Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014. 

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live



2 hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama Pum Cynnig I Gymro
Friday 27 March7.30pm
Theatr Bara Caws:
Pum Cynnig I Gymro

gan Dyfan Roberts

Dianc o garcharau rhyfel yr Almaen bum gwaith yn ystod yr Ail Ryfel Byd - dyna un o gampau y diweddar John Elwyn Jones. Camp arall oedd ei ddawn lenyddol wrth ysgrifennu’r stori mewn cyfrol sy’n byrlymu o antur a beiddgarwch.

“Cymeriad eofn, anystywallt, hwyliog, penderfynol a di-flewyn-ar-dafod” – dyna ddisgrifiad Nesta Wyn Jones ohono. Yn y sioe hon, bydd Dyfan Roberts yn mynd dan groen yr arwr o Ddolgellau, gyda Meilir Rhys Williams yn portreadu’r J E ifanc. Ar sail y llyfr, ei gyfrolau hunan-gofiannol , ac ymchwil pellach i’w gefndir, bydd yn tyrchu i’r hyn oedd yn gyrru’r cymeriad unigryw hwn yn ei flaen, a’i awydd anorchfygol am ddianc....

Cast: Dyfan Roberts a Meilir Rhys Williams

Cyfarwyddo: Betsan Llwyd

(A Welsh language play about the courageous WWII escapee John Elwyn Jones).

2 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Open Studios & Galleries / Stiwdios Agored ac Orielau
Saturday 28 March  10am
Open Studios & Galleries / Stiwdios Agored ac Orielau
Saturday 28 March - Sunday 12 April

Two weeks of Island-wide Open Studios and Galleries, promoted by the Anglesey Arts Forum to celebrate the rich and varied creative talents on Anglesey. Almost 60 studios and galleries are opening their doors this year. In addition to the open studios, there will be workshops, and exhibitions.

Dwy wythnos o Stiwdios Agored ac Orielau ledled yr ynys, wedi eu noddi gan Fforwm Gelf Ynys Môn i ddathlu’r talentau creadigol cyfoethog ac amrywiol ar yr ynys. Almost 60 o stiwdios ac orielau’n agor eu drysau eleni. Yn ogystal â’r stiwdios agored, bydd gweithdai ac arddangosfeydd.

Further details www.angleseyartsforum.org  Manylion pellach ar www.fforwmgelfynysmon.org


2 weeks
Music The Devil’s Violin  present
The Forbidden Door
Saturday 28 March7.30pm
The Devil’s Violin  present
The Forbidden Door

What would you sacrifice for the one you love?  Welcome to a cinema of the mind- with their visceral combination of live music and dynamic storytelling, The Devil’s Violin weave an enchantment of melody and mystery.  Don’t open that door!

As soon as the rule is laid down, we know it will be broken. Once the door is opened, then what? - adventures! All of us love a good tale, and this is a wonderful one.  Expect love, loss, drama, danger, horror, humour, twists and trials.   How far is too far?

The Devil’s Violin has been breathing new life into the ancient art of storytelling since 2006.  Acclaimed storyteller Daniel Morden is joined by virtuoso musicians Sarah Moody, Dylan Fowler and Oliver Wilson-Dickson.

Drawing on influences from Folk and World to  Jazz and Classical, the music and story work as one, transporting you into a world of the imagination. 

Suitable for ages 12+ This  is  masterful,  theatrical  storytelling  delivered  with  great  feeling  for  the  dramatic pause,  the  dark  imagery  evoking  all  shades  of  emotion  from  horror  to  joy,  while  the songs and stories continue to resonate deeply in the bones of the listener long afterwards.

Venue Magazine “A scintillating combination of music, sound and story”

The Times “An enchantment, a work that walks the line between life and death, which recognises with the power of voice and the power of music, that there is magic everywhere.”


2 hrs
£10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Includes warming punch, and candle-lit approach - don't be scared.
Film Paddington (12A)
Sunday 29 March3.30pm

Paddington (12A)
Delightful adaptation of the beloved Paddington bear from Peru who goes to London. 

Directed by Paul King, and starring Ben Whishaw (voice), Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman, Michael Gambon (voice), and Imelda Staunton (voice).

2 hr 10
£3, £2 children/plant
Community Children’s Art Workshops with Jacquie Myrtle Monday 30 Mar - Thursday 2 Apr10am
Children’s Art Workshops with Jacquie Myrtle

Get the Easter holidays off to a creative start with more holiday
art action with artist Jacquie Myrtle. 

Part of Anglesey Open Studios.

Booking advisable.

10 - 12 noon (5-7 year olds)

1-3 pm (over 7 year olds)

2 hrs
£3 per child per session
Music Pirate's Rock
Monday 30 March7pm













A live musical performed by the members of ShowOn.


1 hr 30
£5, £4 children/plant
Music Pirate's Rock
Tuesday 31 March7pm













A live musical performed by the members of ShowOn.


1 hr 30
£5, £4 children/plant
Film Paddington (12A)
Wednesday 1 April3.30pm

Paddington (12A)
Delightful adaptation of the beloved Paddington bear from Peru who goes to London. 

Directed by Paul King, and starring Ben Whishaw (voice), Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman, Michael Gambon (voice), and Imelda Staunton (voice).

2 hr 10
£3, £2 children/plant
Broadcast

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Weill opera)

Wednesday 1 April7.15pm

ROH Live: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Weill opera)

Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930. Its first ever Royal Opera staging, by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames, is sung in English, and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth – recently announced as the successor to Edward Gardner as Music Director of English National Opera. Mahagonny is a satire on money, morality and pleasure-seeking among the dubious citizens of a fictional city. The richly varied, jazz-infused score, influenced by ragtime music, includes such irresistible melodies as the ‘Alabama Song’ and many dramatic ensembles. The superb cast includes Kurt Streit as the wild lumberjack Jimmy, Christine Rice as his sweetheart Jenny, Anne Sofie von Otter in a welcome return to The Royal Opera as the cunning Leokadja Begbick, and Peter Hoare and Willard W. White as her helpers and fellow-fugitives Fatty and Moses.

Jenny Smith  - Christine Rice,

Trinity Moses - Willard W. White

Leocadja Begbick - Anne Sofie von Otter   

Jimmy MacIntyre - Kurt Streit,

Fatty - Peter Hoare,

Bank Account Billy - Darren Jeffery    

Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Conductor - Mark Wigglesworth,  Director - John Fulljames

Set designs - Es Devlin, Lighting design - Bruno Poet, Movement - Arthur Pita

  www.roh.org.uk/cinema

3 hrs with 2 Intervals
Sung in German with Surtitles
£10, £8 concessions/gostynagiadau, £3 children/plant
Film Exodus: Gods and Kings (12A)
Friday 3 April5.30pm

Exodus: Gods and Kings (12A)
Thrilling, and spectacular adaptation of the Book of Exodus, in which Moses leads the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.

Directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Emun Elliott, Indira Varma, John Turturro, María Valverde, and Ben Mendelsohn.

2 hr 10
£3, £2 children/plant
Film Exodus: Gods and Kings (12A)
Friday 3 April8pm

Exodus: Gods and Kings (12A)
Thrilling, and spectacular adaptation of the Book of Exodus, in which Moses leads the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.

Directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Emun Elliott, Indira Varma, John Turturro, María Valverde, and Ben Mendelsohn.

2 hr 10
£4, £3.25 students and concessions, £2 children
Film Paddington (12A)
Saturday 4 April2.30pm

Paddington (12A)
Delightful adaptation of the beloved Paddington bear from Peru who goes to London. 

Directed by Paul King, and starring Ben Whishaw (voice), Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman, Michael Gambon (voice), and Imelda Staunton (voice).

2 hr 10
£3, £2 children/plant
Film Exodus: Gods and Kings (12A)
Saturday 4 April5.30pm

Exodus: Gods and Kings (12A)
Thrilling, and spectacular adaptation of the Book of Exodus, in which Moses leads the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.

Directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Emun Elliott, Indira Varma, John Turturro, María Valverde, and Ben Mendelsohn.

2 hr 10
£3, £2 children/plant
Film Exodus: Gods and Kings (12A)
Sunday 5 April3.30pm

Exodus: Gods and Kings (12A)
Thrilling, and spectacular adaptation of the Book of Exodus, in which Moses leads the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.

Directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Emun Elliott, Indira Varma, John Turturro, María Valverde, and Ben Mendelsohn.

2 hr 10
£3, £2 children/plant
Community Children’s Art Workshops with
Jacquie Myrtle
Tuesday 7 Apr - Friday 10 Apr10am
Children’s Art Workshops with Jacquie Myrtle

Get the Easter holidays off to a creative start with more holiday
art action with artist Jacquie Myrtle. 

Part of Anglesey Open Studios.

Booking advisable.

10 - 12 noon (5-7 year olds)

1-3 pm (over 7 year olds)

   
2 hrs
£3 per child per session
Film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) Wednesday 8 April5.30pm

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
More fun and games under the Indian sun as the elderly residents try to open a second branch of the hotel. 

Directed by John Madden, and starring Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn, and Ronald Pickup.

2 hr 2 
£3, £2 children/plant
Film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) Wednesday 8 April8pm

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
More fun and games under the Indian sun as the elderly residents try to open a second branch of the hotel. 

Directed by John Madden, and starring Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn, and Ronald Pickup.

2 hr 2 
£4, £3.25 students and concessions, £2 children
Drama The Picture of Dorian Gray
Friday 10 April7.30pm
The Future of Dorian Gray

Fresh from a West End run of The Trials of Oscar Wilde, the  European Arts Company returns with a thrilling adaptation of Wilde’s only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful, narcissistic young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him.

He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old. Combining drawing room comedy and Gothic horror, this is a gripping and hugely entertaining theatrical event.


*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama The Adventures of Robin Hood
Saturday 11 April11am






























The entertainingly warm-hearted Riverbank team return with another treat for all the family, but especially for children aged 4-9 years.Prepare to be thrilled with exciting swordplay, fast action, catchy brand-new sing-along songs, puppets and humour when Robin teams up with Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet and Little John to defeat his enemy the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.  He steals from the rich, gives to the poor, and wins  the heart of Maid Marian.
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama The Adventures of Robin Hood
Saturday 11 April2pm






























The entertainingly warm-hearted Riverbank team return with another treat for all the family, but especially for children aged 4-9 years.Prepare to be thrilled with exciting swordplay, fast action, catchy brand-new sing-along songs, puppets and humour when Robin teams up with Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet and Little John to defeat his enemy the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.  He steals from the rich, gives to the poor, and wins  the heart of Maid Marian.
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) Sunday 12 April3.30pm

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
More fun and games under the Indian sun as the elderly residents try to open a second branch of the hotel. 

Directed by John Madden, and starring Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn, and Ronald Pickup.

2 hr 2
£3, £2 children/plant
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 13 April7.45 for 8pm
TBD

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) Wednesday 15 April5.30pm

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
More fun and games under the Indian sun as the elderly residents try to open a second branch of the hotel. 

Directed by John Madden, and starring Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn, and Ronald Pickup.

2 hr 2
£3, £2 children/plant
Film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) Wednesday 15 April8pm

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
More fun and games under the Indian sun as the elderly residents try to open a second branch of the hotel. 

Directed by John Madden, and starring Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn, and Ronald Pickup.

2 hr 2
£4, £3.25 students and concessions, £2 children
Broadcast The Hard Problem (12A) Thursday 16 April7pm

NT Live:  The Hard Problem       (12A)

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.





2 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) Friday 17 April5.30pm

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
More fun and games under the Indian sun as the elderly residents try to open a second branch of the hotel. 

Directed by John Madden, and starring Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn, and Ronald Pickup.

2 hr 2
£3, £2 children/plant
Film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) Friday 17 April8pm

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
More fun and games under the Indian sun as the elderly residents try to open a second branch of the hotel. 

Directed by John Madden, and starring Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn, and Ronald Pickup.

2 hr 2
£4, £3.25 students and concessions, £2 children
Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Saturday 18 April7.30pm

THE PIANO MASTERPIECES OF/ CAMPWEITHIAU PIANO   

BEETHOVEN CHOPIN DEBUSSY RAVEL RACHMANINOV




Another exciting concert to look forward to as Iwan continues his concert series of piano masterpieces.  Next concert in the series: 20 June/Mehefin 2015


2 hrs
*£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) Sunday 19 April3.30pm

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
More fun and games under the Indian sun as the elderly residents try to open a second branch of the hotel. 

Directed by John Madden, and starring Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn, and Ronald Pickup.

2 hr 2
£3, £2 children/plant
Music Ucheldre Jazz club Monday 20 April7.30 for 7.45pm

The Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall and has its resident band.  New members welcome both as musicians and audience. 

The Jazz Club meets after the Centre is closed. Ring the bell at the side door in the car park for access. 

For more information contact Chris Burne (01407) 710089. 


2 hrs
All Welcome       Admission free
Broadcast MET Live: Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Saturday 25 April5.30pm

MET Live: Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village.


Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

www.metoperafamily.org




3 hr 30
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 27 April7.45 for 8pm
TBD

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast La Fille Mal Gardée (Ashton ballet) Tuesday 5 May7.15pm
ROH Live: La Fille Mal Gardée (Ashton ballet)

Frederick Ashton's final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold's original score. La Fille mal gardée was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a firm favourite in The Royal Ballet's repertory. The title translates as 'The Wayward Daughter'.

La Fille displays some of Ashton's most virtuosic choreography – the youthful passion of Lise and her lover, Colas, is expressed in a series of energetic pas de deux. The ballet is laced with good humour and a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage. Ashton affectionately incorporated elements of national folk dance into his choreography, from a Lancashire clog dance to a maypole dance, making La Fille mal gardée (despite its title) The Royal Ballet's most emphatically English work. Osbert Lancaster's colourful designs reinforce the robust wit of the production.

Cast tbc

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

 

Choreography - Frederick Ashton        

Conductor - Barry Wordsworth

 

www.roh.org.uk/cinema

2 hrs 15 (inc 1 interval)

2 hrs 15

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Music UK Foo Fighters
Saturday 9 May 7.30 pm

UK FOO FIGHTERS

7pm Doors
7.30pm Start 45 mins of compilation tracks
8.15pm  Band live on stage 1hr 45 non stop!

The UK Foo Fighters make a welcome return to play Holyhead.

As seen in Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, Kerrang and NME magazines!

“Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome … Me!” – Dave Grohl 


Not many tribute bands get invited on stage to perform with their heroes; and NEVER with one of the biggest rock bands in the world.

UK Foo Fighters frontman Jay Apperley made history in September 2014 at Brighton’s Concorde 2 when he was personally asked on stage by none other than Dave Grohl himself to perform White Limo with the actual Foo Fighters!

"That was awesome!" - Dave Grohl

Fans of the UK version have known for years that rarely has a tribute been performed with such obvious love and passion for the music; and lookalike and soundalike Jay Apperley becomes rock legend Dave Grohl both vocally and slinging a guitar. Their hugely successful UK tour Sonic Motorways saw them sell out shows in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and many more as fans flocked in their thousands to see them last year.  Piling through hit after hit, the band perform set lists containing all the classics - such as Everlong and Best of You alongside brand new material from the Foo’s new album Sonic Highways like Something From Nothing and In The Clear.  They absolutely nail the true vibe of a Foo’s live experience, playing all the singles with extra parts and the sing-alongs bits as well.


2hrs 30
£14, £12 concessions/gostynagiadau, £5 youth/ieuenctid
Broadcast Man + Superman (12A) Thursday 14 May7pm

NT Live:  Man + Superman (12A)

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.




4 hr
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera FAUST by Gounod Saturday 16 May7.30pm

Swansea City Opera: 10th Anniversary Tour

We are delighted to welcome back the critically acclaimed Swansea City Opera, with their 10th Anniversary Tour of Faust by Gounod. 

Sung in English, this dark Gothic tale follows the fortunes of Faust, who weary of life, is contemplating suicide when he encounters Méphistophélès (the Devil).  Faust agrees to exchange his soul for eternal youth and the fulfillment of his hedonistic wishes. The resulting journey balances romance and temptation; and is widely regarded as a magical and tuneful masterpiece, based on Goethe’s dramatic poem Faust, one of the great works of European Literature. 

This production is set in the Victorian Gothic era and accompanied by chamber orchestra. Faust contains many well-known musical highlights including The Jewel Song and the Soldiers Chorus which will be performed by some of the finest singers and orchestral players in the country. 

This is rare opportunity to see Gounod’s finest work, regarded by many as a master class in operatic dramatic structure. Historically Faust was one of the most famous and performed of all operas, including being chosen to be the first opera to be performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. 

There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production at 6.15pm, given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley.  Make an evening of it by having a bite to eat before the Opera in the Ucheldre Kitchen.

What the papers said about their last tour .... 

“All credit to Swansea City Opera for producing a touring version of Figaro that is pure pleasure, a delight from start to finish. “ Manchester Theatre Reviews 

“There was an energy and commitment that compelled attention from first to last and the performance received warm and justified acclaim” In Suffolk Arts & Events 

“We knew what we were in for, right from the very first scampering notes of that famous overture –……… what a pleasure to meet Figaro again in all his vitality, played with such verve! Our thanks go to Swansea City Opera for a lovely evening”  North Devon Journal

5-7.30 pm  Ucheldre Kitchen open for meals and refreshments

6.15 pm Talk by Brendan Wheatley, Artistic Director

7.30 Opera Faust

*£18, £16 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast

ENO Live: The Pirates of Penzance

Tuesday 19 May7.30pm

English National Opera: The Pirates of Penzance (LIVE) by Gilbert & Sullivan directed by Mike Leigh.

Guaranteed to be a major event, Mike Leigh (Palme d’Or winner and five times Oscar nominee) directs his first ever opera for the stage.  Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comic opera features much-loved favourites including A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One and I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General




 

2 hr 15
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Music The Fureys Tuesday 26 May7.30pm
The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc will perform once again in Ucheldre.

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 37 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields of France”. Recently Ireland President Michael D Higgins attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall. 

The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of the FUREYS. 

Inevitably changes have occurred over 30 years. Their brother Paul died suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996, however George and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have just released a new CD ‘The times they are a changing’. 

The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he met and shared accommodation in Edinburgh with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell, now all famous in their own right. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years, building up a huge following particularly in Germany. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager. 

The FUREYS are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly. 

Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. 

A FUREYS concert is always a night to remember           

www.thefureys.com 

£17, £16 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast ROH Live: La Bohéme (Puccini opera) Wednesday 10 June7.15pm

ROH Live: La Bohéme (Puccini opera)

The most popular opera of all returns in one of The Royal Opera’s best loved stagings, regularly revived since its opening night in 1974 – and now being seen for the very last time. John Copley’s keen stagecraft and loving attention to period and dramatic detail make his production a masterpiece of realism, while Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs evoke the atmosphere of 19th-century Paris. Several of today’s greatest opera stars return to bid farewell to this sublime staging, notably Anna Netrebko as Mimì, and Joseph Calleja as her lover, Rodolfo. Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger conducts one of Puccini’s most emotional and melodious scores, in a revival that promises to go down in Royal Opera history. 

Cast to include: Mimì - Anna Netrebk, Rodolfo - Joseph Callej, Marcello - Lucas Meache, Musetta - Jennifer Rowley 

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor - Dan Ettinger

Director - John Copley

Designs - Julia Trevelyan Oman           

Lighting design - John Charlton

 


www.roh.org.uk/cinema

Sung in Italian

2 hrs 50 (inc 2 intervals)

2 hrs 50
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ENO Live: Carmen (Bizet)
Wednesday 1 July7.30pm
ENO Live: Carmen (Bizet)

Probably the most popular opera in the world.  Carmen scandalised its earliest audiences with its raw depiction of lust in 19th-century Seville.  In ENO’s popular production, the action is a full-on battle of the sexes, fought out in the arena of the Spanish bullring. 



2 hr 45
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live: Guilaume Tell (Rossini opera) Sunday 5 July2.45pm
ROH Live: Guilaume Tell (Rossini opera)

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot Guillaume Tell: in the opera’s most famous scene, Tell shoots an apple from his son’s head, a feat that inspires his countrymen to revolt. Rossini’s score is one of his most outstanding, and packed with glorious arias, choruses and ensembles, as those who have heard Antonio Pappano’s admired recording – which also features Gerald Finley (Tell), John Osborn (Arnold) and Malin Byström (Mathilde) – will know. The exciting young Italian director Damiano Michieletto makes his debut with what promises to be a spectacular and thought-provoking production. 

Cast to include: Guillaume Tell - Gerald Finley, Arnold Melchtal - John Osborn, Mathilde - Malin Byström, 

Hedwige - Enkelejda Shkosa,  Jemmy - Sofia Fomina, Gesler - Nicolas Courjal

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor - Antonio Pappano

Director - Damiano Michieletto

www.roh.org.uk/cinema

Sung in French

4 hrs (inc 2 intervals)

4 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture