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Reasons to be Glee-ful
THEPOPULARGlee Club in Cardiffhas afull schedule on for June,withmanytop and up-and- coming funnymen coming to the venue. With his stand-up and comedysongs, Richard Morton (left) is in townon Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2. He has built up aformidable reputation as a live act and com- pleted several majorUKtours supporting the likes of Jack Dee,Lee Evans,JoBrand, Eddie Izzard and Phill Jupitus. Afounder mem-
ber of The Comedy Store’s Cutting Edge Show, Morton’s television credits include The Stand Up Show, Jack
Dee’s SaturdayNight and an acting role on Our Friends In The North. Also,Elis James will be at
the Glee Club between June 7and 9, Mike Wilmot (June 14-16), Gary Delaney (June 21-23) and Chris Ramsey (June 28-30). Tickets are availableonline atwww.glee.co.uk
and on 0871 472 0400.
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Summer evenings of murder and intrigue
THIS summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Menreturn to the beautiful and ancient settings of both Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre and ChepstowCastle for the seventh year in arow,with their all- male production of Shakespeare’s devas- tating and gripping tragedy Macbeth. And The Guide has teamed up with the companytooffer one lucky reader the chance to win apair of tickets to one of the performances. ‘The Scottish Play’,asthose supersti- tious among youmight prefer to call it, is one of the Bard’s shortest texts butitcon- tains some of his most famous lines,such as “Double,double,toil and trouble”. Macbeth’s ghostlyapparitions,action-
packed sword fights and blood-soaked conclusion are sure to get the heart rac- ing.
ComingSoon... Mark Puddle,the company’s founder
and creative director,believes Macbeth has everything –atragic love story,alust forpower and adrunken porter as well as fights,ghosts and plenty of blood. “The contrast of abeautiful summer’s
evening and Macbeth’s tragic tale is a perfect fitfor the famous castles and statelyhomes thatwevisit.” It comes to Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre on Thursday, June 7, at 7.30pm –contact the boxoffice on 01633 422656. The next day–Friday, June 8–7.30pm it
is at ChepstowCastle.Tickets are avail- ablefromthe ChepstowTourist Information Centre or on 01291 623772.
Win Macbeth tickets
FOR the chance to win apair of tickets just answer the following question.
How many female actors are involved
in the Lord Chamberlain’sMen’spro- duction of Macbeth?
Answers on apostcard should be sent
to Macbeth Competition, Sue Boyce, Newsroom, South Wales Argus, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 3QN, or e-mail
your answer to competitions@ southwalesargus.co.uk
with ‘Macbeth Competition’ in the subject line. The competition closes at noon on
May 25. Normal South Wales Argus rules apply. Terms and conditions at southwale- sargus.co.uk/competitions
Please state which venue you would prefer.
Friday, May 18, 2012 Followusontwitter @Argus_TheGuide MagicalWestEndshow ComingSoon...
THEHIT West End showand 2012 OlivierAward nominated The TigerWhoCame to Tea will be at Blackwood Miners’ Institute and Cardiff’sNew Theatre this month. The showisbased on the pop-
ular picture book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr back in the late 1960s. Following on fromahighly successful West End season in 2011, the tea-guzzling tiger is on the road in this familyshow whichissaid to be packed with oodles ofmagic,singalong songs and chaos and astun- ning stage adaptation. The TigerWhoCame to Tea is
at Blackwood Miners’ Institute todayat1.30pm and tomorrow at both 11am and 2pm –tickets are £10 (01495 227206 and black- woodminersinstitute.com
) and is on again at Cardiff’sNew Theatre between Thursday, May31, and Sunday, June3– 02920 878889 and newtheatre- cardiff.co.uk
The Tiger will come for tea at Blackwood Miners Institute today and tomorrow
Have alaugh at the theatre
SPIKE Theatre arrives in Abergavennynext week with its Edinburgh Fringe favourite, The Games. This hilarious show, on Thursday,
May24, at 7.30pm, uses clowning, puppets and original music to amuse the audience.It
tells the story of an ‘undiscovered’ ancient classic comedy–the story of three Greek nobodies caught up in a celestial bet between Zeus,Hera and Hercules.Th
e ageguidance is 12 years plus. Tickets at £13 (concessions £11)
fromthe boxoffice on 01873 850805 or boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk
You’ll Like outdoor date
SHAKESPEARE’Swell-loved romantic and light-heartedcomedy As YouLike It is being performedas part of the Caerleon Festivalatthe Wheatsheaf Inn in Llanhennock. Withareal twist and songs aplen-
ty,enjoythe showonSunday,May 27.Th
egrounds open at 3.30pm, with the performance starting at 4.30pm. There will also beahog roast follow- ing the performance,whichis included in the ticket price of £15. Tickets are availablefromthe
Tourist Information Centre (01633 422656) and RafiattheFfwrwm Craft Centre (01633 430271). Audiences are invited to bring their ownlow-backed seating or rugs.
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