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All is not what it appears The Devil’s Violin Company


STORYTELLER Daniel Mor- den and his band of musicians The Devil’s Violin Company re- turn to the Borough Theatre on Wednesday, March 18, at 7.30pm with The Forbidden Door – an irresistible new show blending the best elements of storytell- ing, live music and theatre. The Forbidden Door is a time-


less tale. As soon as a rule is laid down – don’t unlock the door… don’t stray from the path… don’t look back – we know the rule will be broken and the story will unfold. Ex- pect love, loss, drama, danger, twists and trials in this enter- taining evening. All of us love a good tale, and


this is another wonderful one from internationally renowned storyteller Daniel Morden and virtuoso musicians Sarah Moody (cello) Dylan Fowler (guitar) and Oli Wilson-Dick- son (violin). The show is suitable for adults and ages 12+. Tickets, at £12 (concessions £10) from the box office 01873 850805 or bor- oughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk


SHOW:


MUSICAL: Edward Scissorhands


DEVISED, directed and cho- reographed by Matthew Bourne,EdwardScissorhands returns to Wales Millennium Centre from March 10 to 14. Based on the classic Tim


Burton film and featuring the beautiful and unforgetta- ble music by Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, this touch- ing love story tells the bitter- sweet story of a boy created by a lonely inventor who dies


leaving him alone and unfin- ished. Left with only scissors for hands, Edward must find his place in a strange subur- ban world where the well- meaning community struggle to see past his appearance to the innocence and gentleness within. The role of Edward will


be shared between Dominic North and Liam Mower. Dominic North returns to


the role that won him a Na- tional Dance Award nomina- tion as Best Male Dancer in 2009.


Making his debut as Ed- ward this season, Mower was recently seen in Billy Elliot Live as “Older Billy” when he returned to the show that made his name. This will be Mower’s fifth show with New Adventures, having recently played The Prince in Swan


Lake and Count Lilac in Sleep- ing Beauty. Playing Edward’s sweet-


heart,KimBoggs, will be Ash- ley Shawand Katy Lowenhoff. Shaw has played the roles of Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Sugar in Nutcracker! and the title role in Cinderella (all for New Adventures). Lowen- hoff has become a popular New Adventures performer through her performances as


Witches’ story is just great Live Performances


Tin Shed Theatre: Of Mice and Men


Friday 6 March, 10am, 1pm & 7.45pm Saturday 7 March, 1pm & 7.45pm £12.50, Reducions £10


Think Floyd


Saturday7March, 7.30pm £20


Internaional Womens Day Monday9 March, 7pm £1


English Naional Opera: Live Screening La Traviata Wednesday 11 March, 7pm £12.50


Naional Theatre Live: Behind the Beauiful Forevers Thursday 12 March £12.50


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Review: Wicked, Bristol Hippodrome


THE stage at the Bristol Hippodrome has been transformed into the magi- cal Land of Oz as Wicked, the musical phenomenon that tells the incred- ible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has come to stay until Saturday, March 21. I must say that the set re- ally blends in well to the auditorium at the Hippodrome. Ultimately the story of an extraor- dinary friendship between two very different individuals who first meet as sorcery students, the premise of Wicked is that you’ve not been told the whole story about the Land of Oz. The musical creates a parallel universe to the famous Wizard of Oz story, fashioning a captivating adven- ture that finds familiar characters in surprising and unexpected new cir- cumstances. Emily Tierney is outstanding as Glinda, bringing the right amount of over the top girliness to the role. Ash- leigh Gray as Elphaba was amazing, filling the auditorium with her sing- ing. I loved Samuel Edwards’ por- trayal of Fiyero; he was dashing as


Clara in Nutcracker! and her created role as Hibernia in Sleeping Beauty. Tickets for Edward Scis- sorhands range from £18.50 to £36.50. Premium seats are available. Age guidance: 5+ (No un-


der-2s). For more informa- tion and booking, visit the website at wmc.org.uk or call the ticket office on 02920 636464.


Showfor refugees


NEWPORT’S Mr and Mrs Clark are currently tour- ing their infamous Medicine Show to start the celebrations that mark 10 years of creating theatre performances. To mark this milestone they


are donating all proceeds raised from a tour of Wales to Kyangwali Refugee Camp in Uganda where Mr Clark worked last summer with the New Hope Theatre Group. Many of the camp residents


MAGIC: Wicked at The Bristol Hippodrome


the student and soldier but then to- tally believable when falling in love with Elphaba. Finally, a mention for Stephen Pinder who played 2 roles really well as well as giving a ditsy lost feel to The Wizard character. The whole cast and crew deserve


a mention as the entire performance was faultless and the singing and dancing were marvellous. If you can find a ticket, I would thor- oughly recommend a visit to Bristol to see the show. Rachel Howells


are from the Democratic Re- public of Congo and theatre is being used as a way of ad- dressing many of the issues that displacement has cre- ated. The show combines song, dance and a dark sense of comedy to entertain, ridicule and provoke good health prac- tice. The pair take their medicine


showto The Iceland Building, High Street, Swansea today – 8.00pm (call – 01792 464790) and Small World Theatre, Cardigan tomorrow – 8.00pm (call – 01239 615952).


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