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I am receiving a lot of 'bounced back' weekly newsletters.  If you have put your names forward for inclusion in the weekly email list and are not actually receiving them please can you get in touch with me (for the attention of Jan re weekly letters)  on marketing @ucheldre.org.  I can then try to track down the reason for the bounce back.  Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Best wishes

Jan Thomas


Community

Weekly Classes and Groups at Ucheldre this Autumn


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website

for dates and times please call the box-office on 01407 763361

or email box-office@ucheldre.org


Community PROPS
theatre School
Tuesdaystime


Community Yr Academi / The Academy
Sundaytime


Community Saturday Art Club Every Saturday10-12 noon; 1.30-3.30pm
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Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops for children.

2hrs
We are able to keep this very low price thanks to sponsorship from Arts and Business and Holyhead Boatyard. £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 Graham Jenkinson
Exhibition Opening
Saturday 16 March6pm

Graham Jenkinson

A New Life

Graham Jenkinson has held extremely popular Exhibitions and workshops, for both adults and young people, at Ucheldre over many years. 

He has recently been able to dedicate more time to his art, hence the title A New Life.  He’s been revisiting and exploring further the possibilities in his work with scrap metal.  He brilliantly, and wittingly, reimagines the shape and form found in the old, used and largely utilitarian pieces of metal he has collected, and creates extremely interesting, humorous, and arresting pieces of sculpture. 

Both freestanding and wall mounted, these new pieces have come together as an exciting and very special body of work.  Many people have collected his work for both inside and outside display.

A new series of workshops will be announced shortly.

Exhibition runs until Sunday 28 April

    Arddangosfa yn rhedig tan dydd Sul 28 Ebrill


Free Entry
Music Acoustic Evening
and Open Mic
Saturday 16 March7pm

Unfortunately this evening's event has had to be postponed to Friday 5 April .

Further details later.


An Acoustic Evening


With stunning lighting, and candlelight, creating the perfect environment, this special evening will be held in the Ucheldre Café area. With food and refreshments available, and the bar open.

There will be a main acoustic host for the evening to start things off, then there will be an open mic for anyone to get up and play. The host will then finish the evening with another performance.

There will be access to the beautiful Ucheldre courtyard, so hopefully the weather will be mild.

 

All musicians welcome, it doesn't have to be just be acoustic.


Free Entry
Film Mary Queen of Scots Sunday 17 March3.30pm



Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Directed by Josie Rourke (National Theatre Live: Saint Joan and Les Liaiasons Dangereuses) and based on the book, Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart, by John Guy, this film explores the turbulent life of Mary Stuart. Mary, Saoirse Ronan (Little Women, The Seagull, Lady Bird), was Queen of France at 16 but widowed by 18, on returning to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne, she is not content with being subjugated to her cousin Elizabeth 1, Queen of England and Scotland…  Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracy in both courts set the young Queens up as rivals in power and in love.
2hr 4
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Mary Queen of Scots Wednesday 20 March5.30pm



Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Directed by Josie Rourke (National Theatre Live: Saint Joan and Les Liaiasons Dangereuses) and based on the book, Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart, by John Guy, this film explores the turbulent life of Mary Stuart. Mary, Saoirse Ronan (Little Women, The Seagull, Lady Bird), was Queen of France at 16 but widowed by 18, on returning to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne, she is not content with being subjugated to her cousin Elizabeth 1, Queen of England and Scotland…  Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracy in both courts set the young Queens up as rivals in power and in love.
2hrs 4
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Mary Queen of Scots Wednesday 20 March8pm



Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Directed by Josie Rourke (National Theatre Live: Saint Joan and Les Liaiasons Dangereuses) and based on the book, Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart, by John Guy, this film explores the turbulent life of Mary Stuart. Mary, Saoirse Ronan (Little Women, The Seagull, Lady Bird), was Queen of France at 16 but widowed by 18, on returning to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne, she is not content with being subjugated to her cousin Elizabeth 1, Queen of England and Scotland…  Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracy in both courts set the young Queens up as rivals in power and in love.
2hrs 4
£4, £3.25 students & concessions / gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr)
Literary Lit Soc: Fiona Owen
Friday 22 March1-3pm

"The Art and Craft of Imagery"

a creative workshop with

Fiona Owen


Drawing on Paul Deaton’s recent collection of poems A Watchful Astronomy and various other examples of poetry and fiction, this workshop will explore ways to enrich your writing (poetry and prose) by using imagery. There will be plenty of fun exercises and the workshop is open to all ranges of experience. 

A warm welcome to all/Croeso cynnes i bawb.

Fiona Owen has had five collections of poetry published, the latest being The Green Gate (Cinnamon Press), and has published short stories, interviews, reviews and essays. She directs Ucheldre Literary Society and Rhwng: the Point Between at Ucheldre, teaches creative writing, literature and other arts/humanities subjects for the Open University, and writes and records songs with Gorwel Owen, the latest CD being Releasing Birds. She also runs ‘self/world’ writing events under the title Eye of the Storm. www.rhwng.com


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/ gostyngiadau
Music Band Night
Friday 22 March7.30pm

Band Night at Ucheldre

Nirvana Tribute Live

To kick off the live band nights at the Ucheldre for 2019 we bring you

the worlds No.1 ranked, only international touring Nivana tribute.

They will be playing tracks from all of Nirvana's albums.

This will be the closest sounding gig to the original thing.

The band are on a huge tour of the UK and Europe playing  large venues including Manchester Academy.

Support comes from Anglesey bands

The Glitches 

The Glitches combine grunge and punk along with progressive style time changes.

Marble Parlour

Marble Parlour's inspiration comes from some of the best rock and grunge bands such as Nirvana, Pearl jam, Rage Against The Machine and many more.


Doors open 7pm


Tickets £10
Broadcast Bite-Sized Ballets:
Three Little Pigs
Saturday 23 March2pm

Northern Ballet: Bite-Sized Ballets

Three Little Pigs

Northern Ballet’s Bite Sized Ballets are the perfect way for your little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and storytelling on the big screen! See Three Little Pigs brought to life by Northern Ballet’s amazing dancers in this colourful and highly entertaining film made especially for children.



Three Little pigs set out into the world. One builds a house of straw. The second a house made of sticks. The third pig builds his house with bricks. Then along comes a very hungry wolf...

Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs hits the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani.

With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing all the way home with excitement!

To see a short trailer please click here


1hr
£5 (£3 children/plant)
Broadcast Bite-Sized Ballets:
Three Little Pigs
Sunday 24 March3.30pm

Northern Ballet: Bite-Sized Ballets

Three Little Pigs

Northern Ballet’s Bite Sized Ballets are the perfect way for your little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and storytelling on the big screen! See Three Little Pigs brought to life by Northern Ballet’s amazing dancers in this colourful and highly entertaining film made especially for children.


Three Little pigs set out into the world. One builds a house of straw. The second a house made of sticks. The third pig builds his house with bricks. Then along comes a very hungry wolf...

Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs hits the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani.

With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing all the way home with excitement!

To see a short trailer please click here


1hr
£5 (£3 children/plant)
Film All Is True
Sunday 24 March5pm

All Is True (12A)

An award winning film written by Ben Elton and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

All Is True looks at the final days in the life of renowned poet and playwrite William Shakespeare, played by Kenneth Branagh himself.  Judi Dench supports as Anne Hathaway and Ian Mckellen is Henry Wriothesely.
1hr 41
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film All Is True
Wednesday 27 March5.30pm

All Is True (12A)

An award winning film written by Ben Elton and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

All Is True looks at the final days in the life of renowned poet and playwrite William Shakespeare, played by Kenneth Branagh himself.  Judi Dench supports as Anne Hathaway and Ian Mckellen is Henry Wriothesely.
1hr 41
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film All Is True
Wednesday 27 March8pm

All Is True (12A)

An award winning film written by Ben Elton and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

All Is True looks at the final days in the life of renowned poet and playwrite William Shakespeare, played by Kenneth Branagh himself.  Judi Dench supports as Anne Hathaway and Ian Mckellen is Henry Wriothesely.
1hr 41
£4, £3.25 students & concessions / gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr)
Film All Is True
Friday 29 March5.30pm

All Is True (12A)

An award winning film written by Ben Elton and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

All Is True looks at the final days in the life of renowned poet and playwrite William Shakespeare, played by Kenneth Branagh himself.  Judi Dench supports as Anne Hathaway and Ian Mckellen is Henry Wriothesely.
1hr 41
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film All Is True
Friday 29 March8pm

All Is True (12A)

An award winning film written by Ben Elton and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

All Is True looks at the final days in the life of renowned poet and playwrite William Shakespeare, played by Kenneth Branagh himself.  Judi Dench supports as Anne Hathaway and Ian Mckellen is Henry Wriothesely.
1hr 41
£4, £3.25 students & concessions / gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr)
Music Vocal Workshop
Saturday 30 March10am - 2.30pm


Vocal Workshop


With Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


4hrs 30
£25, £20 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions
Exhibition Anglesey Arts Weeks Exhibition
30 March - 28 April 2019

Anglesey Open Studios Exhibition 2019

This exhibition runs alongside the

Anglesey Open Studios and Galleries Weeks

which promotes art on Anglesey.

As well as exhibiting their work here at Ucheldre the members of this group of painters, sculptors. photographers, film-makers, printmakers, installation artists and craft workers are all invited to open their studios to visitors for two weeks.

The popular handbook lists all the participants and includes a map to plan your visits and navigate the Island. The guide also gives details of the free walking and sketching tours associated with the Arts Weeks.

  The 2019 Guide can be downloaded from www.anglesyartsforum.org  and hard copies will be distributed at key places throughout the Island, including Ucheldre.


Entry Free
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Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Die Walküre
Saturday 30 march4pm




Met Opera Live

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s wilful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.


The second opera in Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theatre. Part of this appeal lies in its focus on some of the Ring’s most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and, above all, Wotan’s warrior daughter Brünnhilde. These characters and others follow their destinies to some of Wagner’s most remarkable music.

Sung in German with English surtitles 
4hrs 55   2 intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

For season trailer please click here
Film All Is True
Sunday 31 March3.30pm

All Is True (12A)

An award winning film written by Ben Elton and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

All Is True looks at the final days in the life of renowned poet and playwrite William Shakespeare, played by Kenneth Branagh himself.  Judi Dench supports as Anne Hathaway and Ian Mckellen is Henry Wriothesely.
1hr 41
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
La Forza Del Destino
Tuesday 2 April6.15pm



The Royal Opera

La Forza Del Destino

Giuseppe Verdi

A new production.

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.

Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.

The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


4hrs 15 incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Dance Yuli
The Carlos Acosta Story
Wednesday 3 April7pm

Yuli

The Carlos Acosta Story



A Live Film Event from the Royal Opera House


Featuring an introduction, screening and Q&A with director Iciar Bollain,
writer Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake), producer Andrea Calderwood (Last King of Scotland) and dancer/choreographer/actor Carlos Acosta (Don Quixote ROH Ballet and Our Kind of Traitor).


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Saturday 6 April7.30pm

Iwan at Ucheldre

Chopin and Friends


Iwan at Ucheldre 2018-19

Nocturnes and Waltzes – Frédéric Chopin and Friends

The third of four piano recitals for the 2018 - 19 series. 

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones explores the captivating piano music of Frédéric Chopin, and specifically the Nocturnes and Waltzes, timeless masterpieces brimming with beguiling charm and sparkling wit.

Each recital will highlight the influences brought to bear on Chopin by his predecessors with works by Bach, Mozart, and the composer credited with giving birth to the Nocturne, John Field.

Conversely, the ways in which Chopin’s ground-breaking pianistic style shaped the music of future generations will be reflected in performances of piano works from across the globe: Fauré, Ravel and Debussy (France), Schumann (Germany), Grieg (Norway), Liszt (Hungary), Paderewski (Poland) and Rachmaninov (Russia), together with Britten (Great Britain), Liebermann (USA) and Sculthorpe (Australia).

Join Iwan on this musical odyssey as he shares his unique insights into Chopin’s world.

Chopin in the French Salon

Field: Nocturne

Chopin: Nocturnes Op. 32 No. 1, Op. 37 No. 2, and Op. 48 No. 1 Waltzes Op. 64 and Op. 69 No. 1

Schumann: Carnaval Op. 9

Fauré: Nocturne No. 6 snf Valse-Caprice in D flat

Debussy : La plus que lente and Valse romantique

Poulenc: Nocturne No. 1

Satie: Nocturne

The last recital in this series will be on Saturdy 22 June.

£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live:
All About Eve
Thursday 11 April7pm

All About Eve

by Joseph L Mankeiwicz

Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here WeGo Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve...don’t you...?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner P J Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou. Design: Bob King Creative.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Exhibition Anglesey Open Studios
13 - 28 April 2019

Anglesey Open Studios 2019

The Anglesey Arts Weeks (AAW): Open Studios and Galleries Weeks promotes art on Anglesey by inviting painters, sculptors, photographers, film-makers, printmakers, installation artists and craft workers to open their studios to visitors for two weeks.

Our popular handbook lists all the participants and includes a map to plan your visits and navigate the Island along with details of the free walking and sketching tours.

The 2019 Guide (which will be available soon) can be downloaded from www.angleseyartsforum.org and hard copies will be distributed at key places throughout the Island.


Music Philip Clouts Quartet Saturday 13 April7.30pm


Philip Clouts Quartet

Joined by rising star saxophonist Samuel Eagles, bassist Tim Fairhall and drummer Kiran Bhatt, Philip Clouts brings his musical journey alive with superb musicianship and infectious vigour.

Cape Town-born pianist/composer Clouts’ South African roots have inspired a voyage of discovery that has led to him soaking up the joyful passion of Caribbean calypso, the bluesy melodies of middle eastern praise songs, the exuberant sway of Cuban dance music and the tuneful essence of Gospel while honouring jazz heroes including Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Charles Lloyd.

As a key member of the popular London-based world jazz ensemble Zubop and its offshoot ZubopGambia, with BBC World Music award-winner Juldeh Camara, Clouts created a solid body of work with African roots and since moving to Dorset UK in 2006 he has responded to his new surroundings with impressionistic compositions that complement his world music interests, resonating with strong themes and packing a mighty rhythmical punch.

PRESS

“The best of British jazz” Chris Phillips Jazz FM

“Precise ebullience and relaxed funkiness” The Guardian

“A revelatory experience” UK Vibe

“Clouts' compositions are strong and likeable. The quartet's playing is similarly engaging, a feeling of optimism pervading the tunes with a life force of its own” All About Jazz


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Community PROPS Easter Workshops
15 - 19 April10am - 4pm


Broadcast RSC Live:
As You Like It
Wednesday 17 April7pm


RSC Live:

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

Come into the forest: dare to change your state of mind.

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head.  With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Iwan Owen
joined by Peryn Clement-Evans
Saturday 20 April7.30pm

An evening of music with Iwan Owen

joined by Peryn Clement-Evans

Iwan is to return to Ucheldre to give an evening Piano Recital.

On this occaision the evening will also include some Piano and Clarinet music. Iwan will be joined by Peryn Clement-Evans, the Artistic Director of Ensemble Cymru.

Music by/Cerddoriaeth gan Bach, Mozart & Chopin

£8, £7concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Pantomime Riverbank Productions
Dr Doolittle
Tuesday 23 April1pm & 3.30pm

A Riverbank Production

Dr Doolittle

A Panto for the Easter Holidays!

A show from Riverbank Productions telling the story of Dr John Doolittle MD whose parrot, Polynesia teaches him how to speak to animals!

Of course, this enables him to become a first-class animal doctor. One day a monkey from Africa arrives and asks him if he can journey to his homeland to cure a colony of monkeys from a dreadful disease. So, accompanied by his trusty friends, Dab-Dab the duck, Gub Gub the pig, Too Too the owl and Jip the dog, Dr Doolittle embarks on an unforgettable journey to Africa and the adventure begins. Some of the animals in the production are played by puppets and others by the actors. As well as all the animals and the doctor himself, you may expect to meet such characters as Princess Bumpo, some swarthy pirates and a short-sighted horse! Featuring new songs, especially composed for the show plus sing-along favourites, humour and lots of joining in.

Dr Doolittle is the ideal show for all the family and particularly for children aged 5 to 10.



£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Cosi Fan Tutte
Swansea City Opera
Saturday 27 April7.30pm

Swansea City Opera

Cosi Fan Tutte

Swansea City Opera present a revival of their hugely successful 2012 production of Mozart's sublime comic opera, Cosi Fan Tutte. The company is known acoss the UK for its high quality and engaging performances of comic opera and this sparkling performance will be no exception.

At 6.15pm there will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production. This will be given by the artitstic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley.


*£18, £16 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Faust
Tuesday 30 April6.45pm


The Royal Opera

Faust

Charles-François Gounod

An opera in five acts:

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès.

Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus conducted by Dan Ettinger

Sung in French with English surtitles


3hrs 45 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
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Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Dialogues des Carmélites
Saturday 11 May5pm


Met Opera Live

Dialogues des Carmélites

Francis Poulenc

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

  

The opera takes place between 1789 and 1794 in Paris and in the town of Compiègne in north-eastern France, the site of the Carmelite nuns’ convent. Its historical basis is the martyrdom of a group of 16 Carmelite nuns and lay sisters from Compiègne, who chose to offer themselves as victims for the restoration of peace to France during the Revolution.

Sung in French with English surtitles
3hrs 09   1 interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Drama The Kaiser and I  & 
On Scarborough Front
Sunday 12 May7.30pm

The Lighthouse Theatre

presents

The Kaiser and I  &  On Scarborough Front

Two new one-act plays set during World War I by Stuart Fortey

Directed by Joe Harmston

The Kaiser and I

Berlin, 1914.    Europe stands on the brink of war. In the Kaiser's palace his English dance instructor puts her pupils through their paces. On the western front his generals await their orders.                                Let the dancing begin.... 

Mae Ewrop ar fin mynd i ryfel. Mae meistres dawnsio'r Caiser yn aros am ei disgybl.                     Gadewch i'r dawnsio ddechrau....


On Scarborough Front

Scarborough, 1917    A young Wilfred Owen recovers from serious injuries sustained in the trenches. There he comes face to face with Lieutenant-Colonel Gray, facing his own unspeakable demons far from the trenches.

Mae swyddog ifanc, Wilfred Owen, yn gwella o glwyfau mewn gwesty yn Scarborough. Yno, mae'n cwrdd a'r Lieutenant- Colonel Gray, uwch swyddog sy'n wynebu ewyllysiau ei hun.

Original music by Andrew Griffiths

Choreography by Lissa Williams


2hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: All My Sons
Tuesday 14 May7pm

All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin). All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet
Thursday 16 May7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

Within the Golden Hour

A New Work from Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Flight Pattern

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers.

Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.

Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration.

Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.
3hrs 15incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Dance Matthew Bourne's
Swan Lake
Sunday 26 May3pm

Matthew Bourne's

Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century.

Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production.

Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.

Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

for trailer please click here
1hr 30
Dance Matthew Bourne's
Swan Lake
Sunday 26 May5.30pm

Matthew Bourne's

Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century.

Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production.

Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.

Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

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1hr 30
Broadcast RSC Live:
The Taming of the Shrew
Wednesday 5 June7pm

RSC Live:

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) returns Shakespeare's fierce, energitic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of heirarchy and power.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:
Romeo and Juliet
Tuesday 11 June7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

Composer Sergei Prokofiev

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end.
Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.


3hrs 15 incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music The Ollie West Band
Friday 14 June7.30pm


The Ollie West Band

Cinematic, orchestral pop is a phrase not used frequently by bands to describe their sound, yet for      The Ollie West Band this fits perfectly.

Formed by 21 year old singer, songwriter and pianist Ollie West, originally from Guildford, this Manchester based ensemble is creating unique music that transcends genre and the generic ideas of the pop band. With influences as far spread as Elbow and Billy Joel to the Cinematic Orchestra to Claude Debussy, the combination of Ollie, Ashley Garrod on Bass, Pete Leaver on Drums, James Cooke on Guitar and a plethora of classically trained musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music create an instantly recognizable sound has been praised by the likes of Neil McCormick and Dean Friedman.

Following a major UK tour in 2018, the band signed to Northern Quarter Records and have been back in the studio recording, mixing and mastering their debut 9 track album, "Time Stood Still". The first single from this, ‘Home’, was released to much critical acclaim on the 12th October, Following the release of the album the band hit the road once again for a huge 16 date UK tour across June and July, and can't wait to return to the Ucheldre Centre on Friday 14th June 2019."


£8, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: Small Island
Thursday 27 June7pm


National Theatre Live

Small Island

                                        

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation (adaptation by Helen Edmundson). Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.


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

Broadcast RSC Live:
Measure for Measure
Wednesday 31 July7pm

RSC Live:

Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare

"To whom should I complain?"

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.

Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.


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

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