Variety is the Spice of Life at Swansea Grand Theatre and The Brangwyn Hall this summer season.
Calon Lân, a re-working of Mal Pope’s highly acclaimed Amazing Grace, is being directed by the extremely talented Maxine Evans, director of The Revlon Girl (Olivier Nominee 2018) and well known for her role as Rhian in the Sky1 TV comedy drama series, Stella. Calon Lân tells the epic and remarkable true story of Evan Roberts, a 26 year-old miner from Swansea. In 1904 Evan started having nightly visitations from God. The reason for the visitations soon became clear; his mission was to lead a worldwide revival. This is a tale of passion and love, family and jealousy, sacrifice and pride and it runs from 28 June – 6 July.
From the creators of the perennially popular Gruffalo and Stick Man, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, comes the latest sensation, Zog, (23 – 25 July) the dragon who tries so very hard, perhaps too hard at Madam Dragon’s school, as he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three.
Multi award-winning Theatr na nÓg presents an unmissable original musical play on 24 – 28 September that’s guaranteed to seize your heart and capture your mind. Eye of the Storm (Best Show for Children and Young People – Wales Theatre Awards 2018) is set in the Welsh Valleys to a toe-tapping soundtrack from Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge and performed live on stage by a cast of 8 talented actor musicians. For the last 5 years Emmie Price’s life has been a whirlwind.
It’s a world torn between caring for her bipolar mum, pursuing a passion for tornados, and proving she’s got what it takes at school. But that’s all going to change… one day she’s going to become a storm chaser in America.
Barry Steele returns with The Roy Orbison Story on 21 June. The Bon Jovi Experience is back on 18 July and Extremely Dan, a tribute to the hugely successful Steely Dan, is on 27 July.
At the Brangwyn Hall musical theatre singing sensation, Rhydian Roberts, and royal harpist, Claire Jones, share the stage on 22 June and Claire returns in a solo show, An Afternoon of a Thousand Strings, on 28 July. If you want to trip the light fantastic there are Tea Dances on 19 June and 14 August.
The Proclaimers’ enduring appeal across generations has carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide and they will be whipping up the crowd at the Brangwyn Hall on 1 September. After a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define; Ben Elton is back and at the Brangwyn Hall on 28 November.
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