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Events at The Park & Dare
08000 147 111
www.rct-arts.co.uk

Friday 7 April 6.00pm.
JASON & THE ARGONAUTS
Adapted by Mark Williams
A Blackwood Miners' Institute and RCT Theatres co-production.

Jason is an ordinary human in a world bursting with gods, monsters and superheroes. Assembling a team of mighty Argonauts, he takes the fabulous ship Argo on the ultimate adventure - the quest for the Golden Fleece.

But it won't be easy. Along the way, he'll meet crazy Kings, horrific Harpies, sinister Sirens… and the skeleton army of the Earthborn Dead. Does Jason have what it takes to be a hero, and bring the Golden Fleece back home?

Written and adapted for the stage by Mark Williams, known for writing stage versions for the Horrible Histories, Jason & The Argonauts is a brand new version of the classic legend - a thrilling theatrical experience full of hope, heart and humour for the whole family.


£4.50, Concessions £3.50. Family of Four £12.00
Recommended for ages 7+ and their families.

Saturday 8 April 7.30pm.
BYE BYE BABY

Oh What a Night!

This dazzling tribute charts the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.


With spectacular performances of all their hits; Rag Doll. Walk Like A Man, Sherry Baby, Big Girls Don't Cry, Let's Hang On, Can't Take My Eyes Off You and Working My Way Back To You - this show really is too good to be true!

£20.00. Concessions £18.00


Saturday 22 April 8.00pm
Russell Kane - Right Man Wrong Age Comedy

Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Don't worry: this is normal. No one is ever the 'right' age - it's is the beauty and the curse of being a real person.


In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up and growing down.


Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of BBC3's Live At The Electric, regular appearances on BBC1's Live At Apollo, BBC3's Unzipped, ITV2's Celebrity Juice and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now! Most recently, Russell travelled the world with you-tube stars filming the new survival programme, Stupid Man, Smart Phone, which is available on BBC iPlayer.


"One of the quickest, most stimulating stand-ups in the land" ????The Times

'…at the top of his game' The Guardian

Tickets - £17.00

Friday 5 May 7.30pm.
EXPLOSIVE LIGHT ORCHESTRA
The Ultimate ELO Tribute!

An epic night of rock classics and melodic symphonic rock, showcasing the genius of Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra.

A dazzling 8-piece band, including the famous string section, gives fresh life to all the ELO classics: Mr Blue Sky, Evil Woman, Livin'Thing, Wild West Hero, Don't Bring Me Down, Sweet Talkin'Woman, Turn to Stone and Hold on Tight

Definitely the best ELO tribute on the planet!

£18.00, Concessions £15.00

Thursday 15 June 7.30pm.
JOHN OWEN-JONES

Award-winning West End and Broadway sensation John Owen-Jones has enjoyed massive critical acclaim for his show-stopping performances in the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and the title role in The Phantom of the Opera.


Join him for a night of truly unforgettable music as he performs all your favourite show tunes including Bring Him Home from Les Miserables and Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera.

£18.00

 

Events at The Coliseum Theatre Aberdare
08000 147 111
www.rct-arts.co.uk

Thursday 9 March 8.00pm.
LES McKEOWN BAY CITY ROLLERS
Rollermania 2017!
A unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his legendary band ruled the world's pop charts and The Bay City Rollers' music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers.

Les brings back the all the thrill and excitement of Rollermania, performing all the original hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Remember, Summerlove Sensation and Give A Little Love as well as introducing new songs from the upcoming new Bay City Rollers album.

The current Legendary Bay City Rollers bring a new energy to all the classic hits.
£22.50.


Sunday 9 April 7.30pm.
THE SHEE
Described as 'flirtatiously funky' by the Scotsman, The Shee's music features original compositions alongside a wealth of traditional material. Their adventurous brew of Scottish folk, Gaelic song, and Bluegrass has earned them considerable recognition and performances at festivals including Cambridge and Celtic Connections

In recognition of their 10th anniversary year, the sextet is showcasing music from their album Continuum which was released in 2016. This comprises four original and six specially-commissioned new works from their favourite folk composers: Andy Cutting, Brian Finnegan, Karine Polwart, Martin Simpson, Kathryn Tickell and Chris Wood.

"Continuum is a unique collaboration, of which the band and their contributors should be proud" Proper Music.com


£18.00

Wednesday 12 April 2.30pm.
The People's Theatre Company Presents
DON'T DRIBBLE ON THE DRAGON
By Steven Lee
Directed by Nick Lane
Designed by Mike Lees


My brother has a dragon and he keeps it secretly
Within a box beneath his socks.
He's hiding it from me…

Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won't stop! When Tom's endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers' friendship apart can their dragon's amazing magic help them put it back together again or will it only end up making things worse?

Based on the fabulous new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the much loved and much missed Paul Daniels, this spectacular musical adventure about growing up and the importance of family is the perfect feel good show for big hearted adults and loving little ones alike.

As an extra treat, Steven will be available to sign copies of Don't Dribble On The Dragon which you can bring with you or buy in the theatre after the show.

"A heart warming story full of love, laughs and sing along songs, this is perfect entertainment for adults and children alike - and brilliant fun!" - The Guide

For adults and cool kids of all ages (not recommended for under 2s)

Run time roughly 60 minutes.


£8.50

Saturday 13 May 7.30pm.
HYSTERIA
By Terry Johnson
Presented by London Classic Theatre

"A custard pie of comic brilliance" Time Out

1938. Hampstead, London. Sigmund Freud has fled Nazi-occupied Austria and settled in leafy Swiss Cottage. The ageing Freud intends to spend his last days in peaceful contemplation, but when Salvador Dali pays a visit, and discovers a naked woman in the closet, intoxicating mayhem ensues.

An acknowledged modern classic, Terry Johnson's hilarious farce explores the fallout when two of the twentieth century's most brilliant and original minds collide.

Terry Johnson is one of the UK's most celebrated contemporary playwrights. His notable successes include Mrs Henderson Presents, Dead Funny, Insignificance, The Graduate and Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick.

Hysteria won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1994.


£12.00 Concessions £10.00

Saturday 20 May 7.30pm.
BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK
performed by ELIO PACE and his band

Back by popular demand - a sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel.

"Elio is tremendous…I'm a big fan. Music made the old fashioned way…" Huey Lewis

Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.

Don't miss this electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band.

£22.50


Coming Soon

Saturday 24 June 7.30pm.
THE STORY OF GUITAR HEROES

"If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!"

A mind blowing live concert style 'rockumentary', paying homage to some of the greatest guitar heroes of all time!

Using some of the country's most talented musicians alongside the very latest in video screen technology, Phil Walker takes you on a journey through the decades with an awe inspiring feast featuring hits from some of the biggest guitar heroes including Eddie Cochran, Hank Marvin, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Slash and Joe Satriani.

This powerful theatrical experience is a rare teat not only for budding guitar heroes - but for all music lovers.

www.storyofguitarheroes.com
£18.50