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From M4 (Junction 26) follow the signs for the city centre along Malpas
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 contents                                    Summer Open Weekend
 02> Welcome                                 on 31 June – 1 July 2007!
                                             See page 13 for details
 03> Shows
 15> Regular events             KEYGUIDE
 16> Art Gallery                                                                                                  CLC
 17> Workshops                  AGE GUIDES   TALKS    COMMUNITY
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 20> Cinema                                                                             educational groups

 22> Info
 23> Access and seating
 24> At a glance diary
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       Summer 2007 at The Riverfront                                                                                                                                    MIKE DOYLE                                      BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ACADEMY OF ST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MARTIN'S IN THE FIELDS
                                                                                                                                         Nicolas Young,                                                                 Hide Productions
                                                                                                                                         Theatre & Arts Director
                                                                                                                                                                        The Riverfront is delighted to welcome back     Hide Productions, the Cardiff based Company            Chamber Ensemble
As the evenings start to get lighter and our thoughts turn to pre-performance          leader of the Newport Community Choir, this will feature a whole host of         Mike Doyle, the award-winning comic, West       that debuted in 2006 with ‘The Minotaur In Me’         The Academy's of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber
drinks on The Riverfront terrace, the sign of summer approaching has been to           workshops, informal presentations and a performance in the Main Theatre.         End star and BBC TV sensation in a night of     presents an anthology of new writing that              Ensemble, the orchestra's leading players, has an
put together a brochure covering the months of April-July for the third time                                                                                            hilarious comedy, pure musical excellence and   explores society’s perception of ‘wealth’.             extensive touring schedule taking it to every part
since we opened.                                                                       Other music includes the continuation of The Riverfront Celebrity Classical      belly aching laughter that will refresh parts                                                          of the globe being a regular visitor to the USA,
                                                                                       Concert series and visits by Joe Brown, Roy Harper, Only Men Aloud and           you never knew you had!                         Every evening, as she returns to her sheltered         Germany, Italy, Spain and Holland.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        housing, Mary walks down an aspirational street
As one of the venues in South Wales that are keen to present contemporary              Sinfonia Cymru.
                                                                                                                                                                        Mike Doyle – in concert – with his band…        and dreams one day of being a resident. What           ROSSINI – Sonata for Strings No.1 G
dance, we are delighted to be part of the ‘Horizons’ Festival. Working alongside
                                                                                                                                                                        Fabulous!                                       she doesn’t realise is that behind the frontage        MOZART – Horn Quintet in E flat
the Dancehouse, Chapter and Sherman in Cardiff, and Taliesin Arts Centre in            In addition to the regular Comedy Shed events on the last Friday and Saturday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of respectability the streets residents lives are in   SCHUBERT – Octet D.803
Swansea, we are presenting two performances – by EDge and The Cholmondeleys            of the month, two comedians with strong South Wales links (to put it mildly)                                                     turmoil and whilst her problems are evident for
and Featherstonehaughs – as part of a month long festival that will include            will be performing their solo shows here. Chris Corcoran in April and Steve                                                      all to see, theirs are merely hidden behind
many other exciting performances.                                                      Williams in May are sure to hit the spot.                                                                                        closed doors.

Either side of the Festival we will have Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company in              All of that happening, and I haven’t even mentioned the drama that Hide
early May and Newport’s own Independent Ballet Wales at the end of June.               Productions, students from the University of Wales, Newport and Compass
Jasmin Vardimon was here last year with the excellent ‘Park’ and Independent           Theatre will present, or the West End production of Pete and Dud: Come Again
Ballet Wales will follow up the huge success of ‘Giselle’ last June with ‘Coppelia’.   that looks at the sometimes tempestuous – but always very funny – relationship   Dates:     Thursday 5 April at 7.30pm           Dates:       Thursday 12 April at 7.45pm               Dates:      Saturday 14 April at 7.30pm
                                                                                       between Dudley Moore and Peter Cook.                                             Prices:    £7.50, £13.50, Reductions £5.50,     Prices:      £6, Reductions £4                         Prices:     £7.50, £15, £16, Reductions £5.50,
The first Acapella Festival at The Riverfront will happen in May, organised by                                                                                                     £11.50                               Venue:       Studio                                                £13, £14, CLC £5, £12.50, £13.50
internationally renowned singer, Frankie Armstrong and Sarah Harman, the               See you soon!                                                                    Venue:     Theatre                                                                            HIRE     Venue:      Theatre
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                                 CHRIS                                   12            REELINANDAROCKIN’                                   SPARK CELEBRATIONS                                   RULING THE ROOST                                    JUSTITIA
                                 CORCORAN                                                                                                  Newport in the world                                 By Glenys Evans – Directed by Louise Osborn         By Jasmin Vardimon

                                 Chris has lately been working as a performer/writer   The greatest 60’s show ever!                        Six Newport Primary Schools have been                Hijinx return with a new play for adults with       Jasmin Vardimon stunned audiences in 2005 with her strikingly powerful PARK. Returning with her most
                                 on ‘The Full Pontyfringe’ (BBC Wales), ‘The Big                                                           working with local artists and performers to         learning disabilities and community audiences       ambitious work to date,Vardimon has created a daring, sharp-edged piece of physical dance theatre
                                 Anthem’ (BBC Wales), and has appeared on the          Now in its fifth great year, ReelinandaRockin’ is   offer you this arts extravaganza. Combining          after their popular production Seize the Day        that delves into the depths of our justice system.
                                 gala performance ‘Stand Up If You’re Welsh’ (also     back for a UK tour, new songs, new routines         drama with animation and carnival to create          received rapturous reviews here last year.
                                 BBC Wales). He’s one of the team captains on          and new names. Original sixties chart toppers       this exciting performance.                                                                               Justitia invites the audience on an investigative journey as it unravels the multiple truths concealed
                                 ‘Jest A Minute!’ a six-part series for BBC Radio      appear in this show who will be performing                                                               Set on a Mediterranean island it tells the story    behind a gripping crime story. Presented on a revolving stage, the audience will witness the action from
                                 Wales, and is presently creating a series of ten-     their own songs as well as some original sixties    SPARK is a broad arts project sponsored by           of three generations of the same family dealing     different perspectives – at the crime scene, in the court house, inside an intimate group therapy room
                                 minute comedy dramas for BBCR4’s Go 4 It.             smash hits.                                         Provident Financial running in six Newport           with the shifts in independence and dependency      – revealing new realities as a series of secrets unfold.
                                                                                                                                           Primary Schools.                                     between them as Working Daughter and her            Punctuated with provocative and insightful humour, JUSTITIA treats us to Vardimon’s unique brand of


                                 He’s just finished playing Buttons in Cinderella at   A non-stop evening of nostalgia and great                                                                Boy want Old Mama to move to the mainland           highly acute physical theatre. Fiercely athletic and beautifully detailed, this new production re-unites the
                                 the Grand Pavilion Porthcawl and last year, Chris     performances.                                                                                            into sheltered housing but Old Mama has her         creative team behind PARK, delivering a generous mix of energetic dance, a sharp script and breath-
                                 did the warm-up for Rob Brydon’s Annually                                                                                                                      own ideas. Ruling the Roost uses storytelling,      taking music.
                                 Retentive (BBC), for BBC3. Join Chris for some                                                                                                                 music and puppetry and will be a bright and
                                 top stand-up in the studio theatre, set-up cabaret                                                                                                             colourful production suitable for all the family.   This company offers educational activities. Contact Box Office for details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Warning: Contains material of an adult nature.

                                 Dates:      Saturday 14 April at 7.45pm               Dates:      Friday 20 April at 8pm                  Dates:      Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 April         Dates:      Thursday 3 May at 1.30pm & 7pm          Dates:      Thursday 3 May at 7.30pm
                                 Prices:     £8                                        Prices:     £12.50, £18.50                          Prices:     Free (limit of two tickets per person)   Prices:     £7, Reductions £5                       Prices:     £5, £10, £12, Reductions £5, £8, £10, CLC £7.50, £9.50, Schools £6,
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                                 Compass Theatre                                                                                               John Taylor Presents                                                                                                                                                Vista Theatre presents

                                 THE PRICE                                                                                                     JOE BROWN                                              STEVE WILLIAMS                                           ACAPELLA                                            FINAL YEAR
                                 By Arthur Miller – Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited                                     UP AND RUNNING                                                                                                  FESTIVAL                                            GRADUATING SHOW

                                 The attic of a Manhattan brownstone in 1968. Solomon, a 90 year old antiques dealer, finds himself in         One of the country’s best loved, enduring, and         Newport born comedic sensation Steve Williams            Come and celebrate the power and beauty of          Live theatre, film and multi-media will be performed,
                                 the middle of an uneasy reunion between two long-estranged brothers.                                          most acclaimed musicians Joe Brown, along with         comes home to perform his brand new stand                the human voice.                                    acted and directed by students on the BA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                               his Bruvvers, is back at The Riverfront.               up comedy show. Following Edinburgh Festival                                                                 Performing Arts degree from the University of
                                 The adult lives of the brothers have taken very different turns and rumbling away are the echoes of a                                                                success the comedy maestro brings his bright             This weekend offers you the opportunity to          Wales, Newport with work ranging from plays,
                                                                                                                                               Joe arrives fresh from another phenomenal year                                                                  listen to and sing a captivating kaleidoscope of
                                 long gone disaster – the Wall Street crash.                                                                                                                          and breezy brand of humour to The Riverfront.                                                                devised performances, film and media.
                                                                                                                                               during which he completed two UK tours which                                                                    sounds, songs, harmony and rhythm from around
                                                                                                                                               both broke box office records all over the UK          This superbly enjoyable show is packed with              the world, including Newport.                       All work presented has been created by third year
                                 Moments of hilarity are woven throughout this compelling and deeply moving drama from one of the
                                                                                                                                               and consolidated sales of his successful CD            enchanting tales, fables of courage and moments                                                              graduating students from the Newport School of
                                 world’s greatest playwrights. It deals with issues of personal responsibility and social conscience and the                                                                                                                   The festival has been organised by Frankie
                                                                                                                                               album ‘Hittin The Hi Spots’, featuring the classic     of outstanding common sense that will make                                                                   Art, Media and Design, supported by students
                                 price we all pay for the lives we choose to live.                                                                                                                                                                             Armstrong and Sarah Harman, in partnership
                                                                                                                                               Ukelele version of ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’ and     you giggle with pride for months to come.                                                                    in the first and second year. There are two


                                                                                                                                               his new CD Down To Earth.                              It’s simply a must see.                                  with The Riverfront and brings together voices      programmes of work.Thursday afternoon's
                                 Compass Theatre Company have been touring productions, acclaimed for their passion, intelligence                                                                                                                              from all over the world, including Bulgaria, the    shows are repeated on Friday evening and
                                 and style since 1981 and The Price comes hot on the heels of their Hard Times, Moby Dick,The                  His long serving band and special guest Pete Brown     “A Rising star of the circuit. A safe place to deposit   Caribbean and the British Isles.                    Thursday evening's shows on Friday afternoon.
                                 Seagull,The Rivals and Death of a Salesman.                                                                   will be on stage all evening with Joe. One now          your comedy pound” The Sunday Times
                                                                                                                                               expects Classics, Rockabilly, Gospel, Country, Folk,                                                            There will be workshops, studio performances, a     Warning: Contains strong language and images of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                      “The prodigy” The Independent                            Saturday night concert and a stimulating seminar.   disturbing nature.
                                 There will be a post show discussion after the performance on Tuesday 8 to accompany this performance         Electric and Rock and Roll to be interwoven with
                                                                                                                                               Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous               “Williams is a natural storyteller” The Scotsman         The whole festival is open to everyone and no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dates:       Thursday 17 & Friday 18 May at
                                                                                                                                               reminiscences.                                                                                                  experience is necessary in order to join in.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2pm and 7pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Prices:      £10, Reductions £7 to see both
                                 Dates:      Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 May at 7.30pm                                                              Dates:      Friday 11 May at 8pm                      Dates:       Saturday 12 May at 8.30pm                   Dates:      Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                programmes of work, or £7,
                                 Prices:     £10, £12.50, Reductions £8, £10.50, CLC £7.50, £10                                                 Prices:     £16, Reductions £14, CLC £13.50           Prices:      £8                                          Prices:     Call for details
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                                 NAVARRA STRING QUARTET
                                                                                     Cholmondeleys                                                                                               THE DA VINCI CODE:                                                                                        JOHN
                                 GUY JOHNSTON, Cello
                                                                                     “YIPPEEE!!! (2006)”                                                                                         RIGHTEOUS OR                                         ROY HARPER                                           SHUTTLEWORTH
                                                                                                                                                                                                 RUBBISH?                                                                                                  With my Condiments!

                                 The Navarra String Quartet has won numerous         Take your seats and hold on to them very firmly indeed, as choreographer Lea Anderson presents her          Professor Roland Rotheram is a leading               Roy had five top 20 albums in the 70’s and 80’s,     Sheffield's most celebrated versatile singer/organist,
                                 competitions including the Florence International   much acclaimed, all-female Cholmondeleys, and all-male Featherstonehaughs in “YIPPEEE!!! (2006)”            authority on the Holy Grail (the real life Indiana   a track dedicated to him on Led Zeppelin III and     John Shuttleworth returns with a new tour, and a
                                 Chamber Music Competition and it is supported                                                                                                                   Jones!). He asks if the new theory of the Holy       sang ‘Have a cigar’ for Pink Floyd on the ‘Wish      mission: to follow in the footsteps of Jamie Oliver,
                                                                                     A kaleidoscopic chorus line-graph of geometric production numbers. An elaborate Busby Berkeleyesque
                                 by the prestigious Young Concert Artists Trust.                                                                                                                 Grail is possible and if the idea of ‘Blood Cult’    You Were Here’ album. He has put together            and spread the word about how to enjoy a
                                                                                     cornucopia of Terpsichorean diversions that can only elicit the response: “YIPPEEE!!! (2006)”
                                 Guy Johnston was BBC Young Musician of the                                                                                                                      is new?                                              over 30 albums in a 35 year career and eight of      healthy diet…the now dangerously obese British
                                 Year 2000, and his career now regularly takes       Glance sheepishly at your neighbours as the virulently infectious Electro-squeak groove of composer                                                              those were recorded at the Abbey Road Studios.       public need educating, and John is the man to do
                                 him to Japan and USA for concertos with             Steve Blake’s new band Yum Yum induces an involuntary yet fervent cry of “YIPPEEE!!! (2006)”                This is an exciting performance that explains                                                             it - whilst, no doubt, munching on a Tracker bar.
                                 major orchestras.                                                                                                                                               much of how earlier beliefs were manipulated         His lyrics are rich, thoughtful and passionate and
                                                                                     Blink in wonderment at the mesmeric, sound-synced light, and exclaim “YIPPEEE!!! (2006)” as it                                                                   span a broad spectrum of personal ideas about        There'll be telephone support from dinnerlady
                                                                                                                                                                                                 into what we see today.
                                                                                     is propelled towards you at speeds of up to 299,792,458 metres per second by lighting designer                                                                   life, love and humanity. He was awarded the          wife, Mary, plus advice on eating foreign dishes


                                 HAYDN - Quartet Op.76 in G No.1
                                                                                     Simon Corder.                                                                                                                                                    Mojo Hero Award in 2005.                             from nextdoor neighbour and sole agent, Ken
                                 BEETHOVEN - Quartet Op.95 in F minor                                                                                                                            Judge for yourself whether you think this is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Worthington. John also hopes to prepare a healthy
                                 SCHUBERT - Quintet in C D.956                       The allure of the velour, the frisson of the chiffon, the thrill of the twill and the drill.This can only   heresy!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Riverfront looks forward to welcoming him        meal on stage and invite audience members to
                                                                                     mean two things: costumes by Emma Fryer, and an elated vociferation of “YIPPEEE!!! (2006)”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for his first visit.                                 sample the nourishing fayre. "But I promise I won’t
                                                                                     This company offers educational activities. Contact Box Office for details.                                                                                                                                           be swearing like that Gordon Ramsay!"
                                                                                     This performance will launch Horizons – South Wales Dance Festival

                                 Dates:      Saturday 19 May at 7.30pm               Dates:       Tuesday 22 May at 7.30pm
                                 Prices:     £7.50, £12.50, £14, Reductions £5.50,   Prices:      £5, £10, £12, Reductions £5, £8, £10, CLC £7.50, £9.50, Schools £6                              Dates:      Saturday 26 May at 7.30pm               Dates:      Tuesday 29 May at 7.30pm                 Dates:       Saturday 2 June at 7.30pm
                                             £11.50, £12, CLC £5, £11, £11.50                     Riverfront Workshop attenders £4                                                                Prices:     £9, Reductions £7, CLC £6.50            Prices:     £15, Reductions £13                      Prices:      £15, Reductions £13, CLC £12.50
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                                                                                      A Foreseeable Future production                       Come Again Touring Ltd                                                                                                                                              The Award Winning Smash Hit Show

                                 PAM AYRES                                            WASTE IN SPACE                                        PETE AND DUD                                              EDGE                                                                                                      SUPERTROUPERS
                                 In Her Own Words                                                                                           By Chris Bartlett and Nick Awde
                                                                                                                                            Directed by Owen Lewis, Designed by Janet Bird

                                 ‘The People’s Poet’ returns to The Riverfront with   A hilarious new one man show combining stand          Peter Cook and Dudley Moore remain one of the             EDge, the postgraduate performance company of London Contemporary Dance School, features 14               Mamma Mia! The world’s favourite Swedes are in
                                 her new show which includes material from her        up comedy, physical theatre and an in depth look      greatest British comedy partnerships of all time.         exceptional dancers on the cusp of their professional careers. An international line-up of outstanding    the building!
                                 recently published new book Pam Ayres –              at Welsh intergalactic waste disposal techniques.     This brilliantly funny show tracks the rise and fall of   dancemakers have created works for the company in this varied programme of new and vibrant dance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Europe's most successful ABBA show celebrates
                                 Surgically Enhanced, along with some old             Join Captain Doug Williams and his crew on the        their work together, from their breakthrough early
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The programme includes a specially recreated version of the stylish and sexy Strange Attractors Part II   the very best music of the world’s favorite Swedes!
                                 favourites. It’s over 30 years since Pam first       inaugural flight of the Space Worm 4.                 work with Beyond The Fringe partners Alan Bennett
                                                                                                                                                                                                      by Stephen Petronio (“the brainiest and hippest of New York’s choreographers” - New York Times) and       This is the most authentic ABBA show you’ll ever
                                 appeared on the TV talent show “Opportunity                                                                and Jonathan Miller, through to the hilarious pint-
                                                                                      Thrill as they battle hostile alien cabbages, robot                                                             new pieces created for EDge by Stacy Matthew Spence (formerly of Trisha Brown Dance Company)              see, bursting with hits and energy.With their stunning
                                 Knocks”, and now many of her poems feature in                                                              drinking pundits Pete and Dud, and the outrageously
                                                                                      abuse and upsettingly coloured food, gasp as they                                                               and Danish dancemaker Charlotte Boye-Christensen.                                                         vocals, dazzling costumes and live performance,
                                 school textbooks around the world. She’s a                                                                 funny Derek and Clive.
                                                                                      grapple with relativity, lawn care and inadequate                                                                                                                                                                         the SuperTroupers are thrilled with the sell out
                                 regular broadcaster on BBC Radio4 in Just A                                                                                                                          EDge will also present the Leche Commissions, a selection of short original works created specifically
                                                                                      personal hygiene.                                     Against the backdrop of an 80s chat show, this                                                                                                                      crowds, party atmosphere and fun spirit of the


                                 Minute,That Reminds Me,The Right Time, and                                                                                                                           for the company by four up-and-coming choreographers.These witty, dramatic and engaging pieces are
                                                                                                                                            brilliant comedy reveals what brought this definitive                                                                                                               audiences that the show always inspires.
                                 her own two series of Ayres On The Air.              Stare In Wonder as they try and work out what                                                                   created by Ben Duke, Rick Nodine, Frauke Requardt and Anna Williams.
                                                                                                                                            double act together – and what eventually drove
                                                                                      the controls are meant to do.                                                                                                                                                                                             70’s dress is encouraged…plus, a strong pair of
                                                                                                                                            them apart. Don’t miss this first tour of the
                                 “Pam Ayres, the bestselling poet, writes as                                                                                                                          EDge gives you the chance to watch exciting, rewarding dance of today performed by the artists            lungs to sing-a-long and join in with favorites
                                                                                      A Space Odyssey to the Outer Limits of                acclaimed West End comedy.
                                  rhapsodically about the Wonderbra as Wordsworth                                                                                                                     of tomorrow.                                                                                              such as Mamma Mia, Knowing Me, Knowing You,
                                                                                      incompetence.                                         EARLYBIRD OFFER!                                                                                                                                                    Dancing Queen, Money, Money, Money,Thank
                                  did about daffodils.” The Guardian                                                                                                                                  This company offers educational activities. Contact Box Office for details.
                                                                                                                                            Book before monday 30 seats for £10!                                                                                                                   You For The Music, and many more.
                                                                                      Written and performed by Jim Kitson.                                                                            This performance is part of Horizons – South Wales Dance Festival
                                                                                                                                            Dates:        Monday 11 – Wednesday 13 June
                                 Dates:      Monday 4 June at 7.30pm                   Dates:      Friday 8 June 2007 at 7.45pm                           at 7.30pm                                   Dates:      Thursday 14 June at 7.30pm                                                                     Dates:       Saturday 23 June at 7.30pm
                                 Prices:     £10, £15, Reductions £8, £13,             Prices:     £9, Reductions £7                        Prices:       £7.50, £14.50, Reductions £5.50,            Prices:     £5, £6.50, £8.50, Reductions £4.50, £6.50, Schools £5, Riverfront Workshop attenders £4        Prices:      £12.50
                                             CLC £7.50, £12.50                         Venue:      Studio                                                 £11.50, £12.50, CLC £5, £11, £12            Venue:      Theatre                                                                                        Venue:       Theatre
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                                 Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch                                Independent Ballet Wales                              Lower Machen Festival Event
                                 THE IMPOSSIBLE
                                 PARENTS GO GREEN
                                                                              7        COPPELIA                                              ONLY MEN                                           SUMMER                                                   SINFONIA CYMRU                                          WOULDN’T IT BE NICE
                                 RHIENI HANNER CALL A GWYRDD                                                                                 ALOUD!                                             OPEN WEEKEND
                                 Changing the way we live in order to save the         An exquisite interpretation of one of the worlds      Only Men Aloud! have injected new blood into       Come and join in at The Riverfront’s all new annual      Sinfonia Cymru was formed in 1996 by conductor          An evening with the music of Brian Wilson and
                                 planet is a very good thing isn’t it? Well no it      favourite classical ballets.                          the Welsh male choir tradition. Made up of young   Summer Open Weekend.                                     Gareth Jones and since then it has established itself   the Beach Boys.This is a tribute to the immense
                                 isn’t – not if the ‘Impossible Parents’ are           Featuring delicate costumes, original and classical   men singing in Wales' most famous musical                                                                   as a major orchestral force In Wales and beyond.        contribution that Brian Wilson and the Beach
                                 involved. Once again Mr and Mrs Norm are              choreography and the music of Delibes,                tradition, OMA! 's have challenged accepted        Check out what happens behind the scenes with                                                                    Boys have made to popular music of the 20th
                                 anything but normal and their children, Nia and                                                             methods and dispelled long-held stereotypes        an access all areas backstage tour. Try your hand at     Mozart   Symphony No 36 in C major (Linz)               century. Musical and sound genius Brian Wilson
                                                                                       Independent Ballet Wales production of                                                                                                                            Strauss  Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat major
                                 Wyn see red as their parents go green.                Coppelia is colourful and imaginative.                whilst respecting and helping to preserve the      arts and crafts with a variety of hands on activities.                                                           has recently received a Grammy and the coveted
                                                                                                                                             heritage of Welsh male choral singing.             And see tomorrow’s stars in a variety of                 Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat major                  fellowship of the UK Music Hall of Fame In
                                                                                       The enchanting story tells of the young Swanilda                                                         performances from talent grown right here at                                                                     recognition for his work.The show will tell the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Conductor Gareth Jones
                                                                                       and her fiancé Franz who is captivated by a           Their programme, given as part of this year's      The Riverfront.                                                                                                  story of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys both
                                 Mae newid ffordd o fyw er mwyn achub y blaned                                                                                                                                                                           Horn      David McClenaghan (Principal Horn of


                                                                                       strange girl, Coppelia, who lives with the            Lower Machen Festival, ranges from Renaissance                                                                                                                      verbally and musically and will explain something
                                 yn beth da iawn yn tydi? Wel nac ydy wir os taw’r                                                                                                                                                                                 the Royal Scottish National Orchestra)
                                                                                       mysterious and enigmatic Doctor Coppelius.            to contemporary, from new arrangements of          Whether you’ve never been to The Riverfront, or                                                                  of the troubled lives of Brain and his brothers.
                                 ‘Rhieni Hanner Call a Gwirion’ sydd wrthi! Unwaith                                                                                                                                                                      "Some of the most vibrant music-making heard in
                                                                                       Originally Choreographed by Arther Saint-Leon,        Welsh folksiness through to musical theatre and    you are a regular attender, there is sure to be
                                 eto mae’r rhieni gwirion yn embaras llwyr i’w plant                                                                                                                                                                      South Wales has come from an ensemble whose            Recreating the music, in the instantly recognisable
                                                                                       Coppelia has been interpreted and adapted             contemporary ballads to the Beach Boys and         something to catch your eye, whatever your age.
                                 call, Nia a Wyn, wrth iddynt droi’n wyrdd go iawn!                                                                                                                                                                       dynamic approach to performance has been a             style and sound of the Beach Boys, will be the
                                                                                       many times, most famously by Enrico Cecchetti,        Billy Joel.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          breath of fresh air" The Guardian                      Good Vibrations Tribute Band under the musical
                                                                                       Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa.                                                                                                                                                                                             directorship of Sean Macreavy.The sixties ‘fun in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the sun’ music will be performed along with
                                                                                       Dates:      Thursday 28 June at 7.30pm                                                                   Dates:       Saturday 30 June: Performances                                                                      later classic recordings.
                                 Dates:      Tuesday 26 June                           Prices:     £5, £11, £13 Reductions £5, £9,                                                                           and hands on activities
                                             10.30am (English) 1pm (Welsh)                         £11, Groups of 10+ £8.50, £10.50,         Dates:     Friday 29 June at 7.30pm                             Sunday 1 July: Backstage tours              Dates:       Sunday 15 July 2007 at 7.30pm              Dates:      Saturday 21 July at 7pm
                                 Prices:     £4                                                    Riverfront Workshop Attenders £4          Prices:    £7.50, £9.50                                         and live music                              Prices:      £10, Reductions £7, CLC £6.50              Prices:     £17.50, Reductions £15.50, £CLC £15
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                                 Independent Ballet Wales                                                    The Riverfront, in association with Hiss and Boo, presents                        Musicians from Live Music Now                      The Riverfront
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In association with University of Wales Newport
                                 PERSPECTIVES                                                                JACK AND THE BEANSTALK                                                            FIRST WEDNESDAY                                    and the Scientific Medical Network                THE COMEDY SHED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SECOND WEDNESDAY
                                 Independent Ballet Wales present an evening of fresh, sexy and original     A traditional family pantomime...                                                 First Wednesday is a regular series of lunchtime   Second Wednesday is a regular series of           The Studio Theatre is transformed into a relaxed
                                 work.                                                                                                                                                         recitals. A mixture of music is presented across   lunchtime public lectures.                        cabaret-style comedy club on the last Friday and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Regular Events
                                                                                                             For the 2007/2008 festive season,The Riverfront is proud to present a fun,        the year, including wind trios, string quartets,                                                     Saturday of every month, offering you established
                                 Twisting and remoulding the ballet form into works of outstanding clarity   family-friendly pantomime in association with the Hiss and Boo Company.           classical guitar, harp and much more.              9 May      Dr. Ray Howell                         comedians and a chance to enjoy a drink and
                                 and fusion, this young company, who are winners of the Audience National    Following the success of ‘Dick Whittington’, and last year’s glittering version                                                                 Erasure of Memory – architectural      have a shed load of laughs…
                                                                                                                                                                                               A chance to meet up and enjoy music, with
                                 Dance Award 2006, perform an evening of thrilling, heartbreaking dance      of ‘Cinderella’ also produced with Hiss and Boo, this year sees the                                                                             ethnic cleansing in 13th century
                                                                                                                                                                                               lunch or coffee in The Riverfront Café before or
                                 choreographed in Wales.                                                     legendary magic beans being thrown onto The Riverfront’s stage and Jack’s                                                                       South Wales                            27 & 28 April Richard Morton, Ninia Benjamin
                                                                                                                                                                                               after the performance.
                                                                                                             adventures in the giant castle in the sky.                                                                                                                                                           and special guest
                                 Featuring a programme of three entirely new One Act works, this is an                                                                                         4 April    Katherine Thomas – Harp                 13 June    Dr. Mike King

                                 evening of dynamic and inspiring dance.                                     Rumour has it that some of our favourite actors from last year’s Cinderella                                                                     'Spiritual Difference on Film'         25 & 26 May    Shappi Khorsandi, Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                               2 May      Hannah Marcinowicz and Jenny Miles
                                                                                                             will be joining the cast of Jack and The Beanstalk... so watch this space.                                                                                                                            McIntyre and special guest
                                                                                                                                                                                                          – Saxophone and Piano
                                                                                                             Please call Box Office for up-to-date information.                                6 June     Sarah Watts – Bass Clarinet                                                               29 & 30 June   Jason Wood, Rhod Gilbert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Tom Wrigglesworth
                                                                                                                                                                                               4 July     Melissa Doeche and Paul Skinner
                                                                                                                                                                                                          – Flute duo
                                                                                                                                                                                               1 August Harriet Earis – Celtic Harp

                                 Dates:      Saturday 4 August at 7.30pm                                     Dates:      Thursday 6 December 2007 – Saturday 5 January 2008                    Time:       1pm                                     Time:      1pm                                   Dates:      Doors 7.45pm, First Act 8.15pm
                                 Prices:     £5, Summer school participants £3                               Prices:     £5 - £15                                                              Prices:     £4.50, Reductions £3.50                 Prices:    £4.50, reductions £3.50, UWN £2.50    Prices:     £10
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                                  12 April – 5 May                                                                  16 June – 28 July 2007
                                  SPARK exhibition...                                                               Refugee Week
                                  Newport in the world                                                              Refugee Week provides a platform where positive images of
                                                                                                                    refugees can be promoted in order to create a better
                                  A visual exhibition of the artworks      These pupils have been introduced
                                                                                                                    understanding between different communities and to
                                  created by Newport youngsters            to new art forms, with the theme
                                                                                                                    encourage successful integration enabling refugees to live in
                                  during the first year of the SPARK       ‘Newport in the world’ and their
                                                                                                                    safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to the UK.
                                  project. SPARK is a broad arts project   imaginations they have created a
                                  sponsored by Provident Financial         variety of lively artworks.                                                                                 SUMMER DANCE 07                                                              YOUTH THEATRE SUMMER SCHOOL
                                                                                                                    Refugee Week has been held in Newport for a number of
                                  running in six Newport Primary
                                                                                                                    years and keeps going from strength to strength. Every year the
                                  Schools.                                 Does it SPARK your creativity?
                                                                                                                    local community teams up with refugees and asylum seekers to
                                                                                                                    celebrate sanctuary and mark the Week in style. Supporters         Independent Ballet Wales would like to invite you to participate in The      A PLAY IN A WEEK
                                                                                                                    include The Riverfront which was the venue for the launch of       Riverfront Summer Dance 07 programme.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    After the success of last years Summer School The Riverfront would like to

                                                                                                                    Refugee Week Newport in 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                       These workshops offer fantastic courses to suit every type of dancer -       offer the challenge of creating a play in a week!
                                                                      12 May – 9 June                                                                                                  from beginners to advanced, from street dancers to ballet.The courses are
Art Gallery

                                                                      Gwent Photographic                                                                                               open to all and previous dance experience is not a necessity. All you need   This will be an intense course for 7-11 year olds and 12-16 year olds, each
                                                                      Society                                                                                                          is an interest in dance!                                                     group will receive professional tuition and technical support to devise their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    own production that will be performed for friends and family in the Studio
                                                                      This is an exhibition to show some of the
                                                                                                                                                                                       Please call into The Riverfront Box Office for an application form.          Theatre.
                                                                      work carried out by all our members, both
                                                                      Advanced and Beginners. It shows a varied
                                                                                                                                                                                       And fast as places for the courses are limited and we do     The Summer School has limited capacity, so pre-booking is advised.
                                                                      approach to our photography with standard
                                                                                                                                                                                       not want anyone to miss out!
                                                                      35mm used, both in Colour and Black &
                                                                      White and Infra Red as well as digital work
                                                                      in Colour and Black & White.

                                                                                                                                                                                       Dates:      Monday 23 July – Friday 27 July                                  Dates:      13 – 18 August (7-11 year olds)
                                    Opening Times:         Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 7.30pm                                                                                                     Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August                                             20 – 25 August (12-16 year olds)
                                    Prices:                Free Admission                                                                                                              Prices:     Call for details                                                 Prices:     £30 per week, £3 for performance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WORKSHOPS                                                                     WORKSHOPS
                                                                                           Workshops begin week commencing 16 April with a half term break in regular classes
                                  Have a go yourself!                                                                                                                                                       Have a go yourself!
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                                                                                           and availability call our Box Office or pop in.                                                                                                                                                                                                              19
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                                 Youth Theatre (8+)                                      Junior Art Club (8+)                                   Newport Youth Dance (11+)                                 Breakdance (8-13yrs)                                 Newport Community Choir
                                 Saturdays 11.00pm – 12.15pm                             Tuesdays 5pm – 6pm                                     Mondays 5pm – 6pm                                         Thursdays 6.30pm – 8pm                               Thursdays 7 – 9pm
                                 Price: £15 (per 5 week block)                           Price: £15 (per 6 week block) Or £3.50 per session     Price: £2 per session                                     Price: £3.50 per session                             Price: £20 (per 6 week block) or £4 per session
                                 Or £4.50 per session                                    Get creative, and make something for display at        Streetdance taught by Rubicon, one of Wales’              You will learn break dancing styles, uprock,         Develop your voice, listening skills and harmonising in
                                 Develop your improvising, acting and devising skills    The Riverfront summer open weekend.                    leading community dance companies.                        freezes and power moves with experienced             this friendly singing group. No experience necessary!
                                 with a professional tutor.There will also be a                                                                                                                           break dancers.
                                 chance to perform to your friends and family in June.   Junior Art Club (8+)                                   Salsa dance (adult beginners)                                                                                  Rock and Pop – (8-14yrs)
                                                                                         Tuesdays 5pm – 6pm                                     Mondays 6pm – 7pm                                         Breakdance (14+)                                     Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm Beginners
                                 Youth Theatre (14+)                                     Price: £12.50 (per 5 week block)                       16 April – 21 May 4 June – 2 July                         Wednesdays 7.30pm – 9pm                              Tuesdays 7.00pm – 8.00pm Improvers
                                 Saturdays 12.30pm – 2.00pm                              Fun five week art project, where you can use your      Price: £17 (per 5 week block) Or £4.50 per session        Price: £3.50 per session                             Price: £40 (per 10 week block)
                                 Price: £16.50 (per 5 week block)                        imagination and create something to take home.         Salsa class for beginners with little or no experience.   You will learn break dancing styles, uprock,         Guitars, keyboards, drums or vocals? You will receive
                                 Or £4.50 per session                                                                                                                                                     freezes and power moves with experienced             tuition in rock n pop techniques to play as a
                                 Develop your improvising, acting and devising           Ceramics for adults                                    Salsa dance (adult improvers)                             break dancers.                                       band and will gain experience in more than one
                                 skills with a professional tutor. This will lead to a   Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm                             Mondays 7pm – 8pm                                                                                              instrument.This will lead to a performance in June.

                                 performance in June.                                    Price: £4 per session                                  16 April – 21 May 4 June – 2 July                         Little’ns Dance Group
                                                                                         Throwing, sculpting and hand building for all          Price: £17 (per 5 week block) Or £4.50 per session        Fridays 10am – 10.40am
                                 Circus Skills (14+)                                     abilities; either work on projects from the tutor or   Salsa for improvers with some experience of               Price: £3.20 (for 1 adult & 1 child)
                                 Tuesdays 7.00pm – 9.00pm                                go your own way.                                       Salsa, or having completed our beginners class.           Taught by Rubicon Dance, this is a fun session
                                 Price: £3 per session                                                                                                                                                    of dance and exercise using props and music for
                                 Learn juggling, stilt walking, unicycling, diabolos,                                                           Adult Streetdance                                         toddlers with their parents. Particularly suitable
                                 ribbon, devil sticks and tight rope. Adults welcome!                                                           Tuesdays 5.45pm – 6.45pm                                  for ages 1-3. Price includes a coffee and a squash
                                                                                                                                                Price: £3 per session                                     in the Café afterwards.
                                                                                                                                                A friendly adult dance class, beginners welcome.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Older Adults Dance/Exercise
                                                                                                                                                Newport Youth Dance Group (14+)                           Fridays 11am – 11.45am
                                                                                                                                                Thursdays 4.30pm – 6.00pm                                 Price: £3.20 per session
                                                                                                                                                Price: £2 per session                                     Low impact dance and exercise class aimed at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 More information?
                                                                                                                                                Streetdance class taught by Rubicon, one of               over 50’s. The price includes a relaxing tea or
                                                                                                                                                                                                          coffee afterwards in the Café.                         For further details about these workshops just call the Box Office on: 01633 656679,
                                                                                                                                                Wales’s leading community dance companies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 email or send your name and address in an
                                                                                                                                                New members please see tutor before your first
                                                                                                                                                session.                                                                                                         envelope (no stamp required!) to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Arts Development,The Riverfront, FREEPOST NAT 15773, Newport NP20 1YY
                                                                                                                                                                                Tuesday 29 7.45pm,Wednesday 30                                           tale of an ordinary guy with no interest in politics who becomes
                                                                                   Every Monday and Tuesday night at 7.45pm (excluding bank holidays) The                                                                                                an ANC bomber after being tortured for a crime he didn’t
                                   Cinema                                                                                                                                       A Prairie Home Companion (PG)
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                                                                                   Riverfront will be playing a broad range of films from around the world in the
                                                                                   intimate studio theatre.The film programme is devised to ensure the best mix of
                                                                                   the new releases, world cinema, classics, arthouse and old favourites.
                                                                                                                                                                                Director: Robert Altman
                                                                                                                                                                                Starring: Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Garrison Keilor,Woody Harrelson,
                                                                                                                                                                                Kevin Kline USA, 2006, 1 hour 45 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                Altman’s final movie is a fond farewell to the vanishing world of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         commit. Noyce (Rabbit Proof Fence,The Quiet American)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         returns with a tremendously well-made film about a ‘good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         terrorist’ that has much to say about the ‘war on terror’.
                                   April                                                                       May                                                              live radio, full of fine performances from an all-star cast, stirring
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                                                                                                                                                                                songs, dry humour and good bad jokes. A loving and expertly              Monday 2,Tuesday 3 7.45pm
                                 Monday 2,Tuesday 3 7.45pm                                                  Tuesday 8 7.45pm,Wednesday 9 4pm                                    crafted portrait of theatre life that is full of poignant observations   The Lives of Others (15)
                                 Apocalypto (18)                                                            Venus (15)                                                          and gentle nostalgia.                                                    Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
                                 Director: Mel Gibson                                                       Director: Roger Michell                                                                                                                      Starring: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Muhe, Sebastian Koch
                                 Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Raoul Trujillo, Dalia Hernandez                 Starring: Peter O’Toole, Leslie Phillips, Jodie Whitaker              June                                                                   Germany, 2006, 2 hours 17 minutes, subtitles
                                 USA, 2006, 2 hours 15 minutes, subtitles                                   UK, 2006, 1 hour 30 minutes                                                                                                                  In the nightmarish world of East Berlin in the mid-80s, we follow
                                 Jaguar Paw, a young Mayan hunter lives peacefully in the                   Maurice and Ian, two veteran English actors who never hit the
                                                                                                                                                                                Monday 4,Tuesday 5 7.45pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a secret policeman, as he embarks on his latest job.This is a
                                 rainforest. But his village is attacked by marauding warriors and          big time, rub along together pretty well, but their comfortable     Dreamgirls (12A)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         thriller with an excellent script and performances, making it a
                                 he is dragged off to be sacrificed to the Gods. He escapes, but            routines are disrupted when Ian’s niece comes to stay.Taken with    Director: Bill Condon
                                                                                                                                                                                Starring: Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson     totally convincing and utterly compelling tale of lives tragically
                                 can he find his way back to his family in time to save them?               the girl, Maurice proceeds to show her the sights of London.                                                                                 shaped by the society they live in.
                                                                                                                                                                                USA, 2006, 2 hours 11 minutes
                                                                                                            Delightful and often very funny.
                                 Monday 16,Tuesday 17 7.45pm,Wednesday 18 1pm                                                                                                   Based on the Broadway musical, this is the Supremes-like story of                                                                              Times: 7.45pm
                                                                                                                                                                                a trio of female, soul singers on the rocky road to stardom.      Monday 9,Tuesday 10 7.45pm
                                 Miss Potter (PG)                                                           Monday 14,Tuesday 15 7.45pm                                         Breathtaking staging, impassioned performances and superb         The Curse of the Golden                            Flower (15 tbc)           Prices: £4.50, Reductions £4
                                 Director: Chris Noonan                                                     Blood Diamond (15)                                                  singing make for a dazzling and thoroughly enjoyable musical.     Director: Zhang Yimou
                                 Starring: Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson                                                                                                                                                                  Starring: Gong Li, Chow Yun-Fat, Chou Jay
                                                                                                            Director: Edward Zwick
                                 UK/USA, 2006, 1 hour 30 minutes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AN UNBEATABLE
                                 Set in the summer of Edwardian England, the life story of the
                                                                                                            Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly      Monday 11,Tuesday 12 7.45pm                                              China, 2006, 2 hours
                                                                                                            USA, 2006, 2 hours 24 minutes                                                                                                           In 10th century China in the Emperor’s royal court where                            SUMMER SEASON
                                 woman who created Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle shows                  A tough, provocative thriller that shows the real cost of a
                                                                                                                                                                                The Good German (15)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    betrayal, assassination, and adultery are a way of life, the ill-fated              OFFER!
                                 that Beatrix Potter was a headstrong pioneer who had to fight                                                                                  Director: Steven Soderbergh
                                                                                                            diamond ring. During the civil war in Sierra Leone, fisherman                                                                           romance between an imperial bodyguard and a prince takes the                        If you book to see any
                                 for success in a man’s world.                                                                                                                  Starring: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett,Tobey Maguire
                                                                                                            Solomon is forced to pan for diamonds. When he finds a large        USA, 2006, 1 hour 48 minutes, B/W                                   lovers on a dangerous. An Achingly beautiful, lavish costume                        four films in one booking
                                                                                                            one it brings him all sorts of unwanted attention.                  Like The Third Man this is shot in black and white, set in occupied drama from the director of Hero and House of Flying Daggers.                        you can see them all for
                                 Monday 23,Tuesday 24 7.45pm
                                                                                                                                                                                Europe at the end of the war, and weaves together secrets, lies,                                                                                        just £11.40!
                                 The Last King of Scotland (15)                                             Monday 21,Tuesday 22 7.45pm,Wednesday 23 1pm                        love and intrigue to form a provocative study of moral              Monday 16,Tuesday 17 7.45pm,Wednesday 18 1.00pm
                                 Director: Kevin Macdonald                                                                                                                                                                                          Amazing Grace (PG tbc)
                                                                                                            Notes On A Scandal (15)                                             ambiguities and tough choices.

                                 Starring: Forrest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Gillian Anderson
                                                                                                            Director: Richard Eyre                                                                                                                       Director: Michael Apted                                               For monthly cinema listings to
                                 UK, 2006, 2 hours 3 minutes
                                 A powerful adaptation of Giles Foden’s novel about the life of             Starring: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy                    Monday 18,Tuesday 19 7.45pm,Wednesday 20 1pm                             Starring: Ioan Grufudd, Albert Finney, Romola Garai, Michael Gambon
                                                                                                            UK, 2006, 1 hour 32 minutes                                         Becoming Jane (PG)                                                       UK, 2006, 1 hour 51 minutes                                           be sent right to your doorstep,
                                 young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan, who becomes Idi                                                                                                                                                               Based on the life of William Wilberforce, the film follows his
                                 Amin’s personal physician. Balancing psychological insights and
                                                                                                            A deliciously wicked, witty and crisply written script gives Judi   Director: Julian Jarrold                                                                                                                       all you need to do is send your
                                                                                                            Dench the chance to do an Oscar-worthy turn as an embittered                                                                                 election into the House of Commons at the age of 21 and how
                                 historical facts, this is vibrant, intelligent and original filmmaking.                                                                        Starring: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, Maggie Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         he took on the English establishment and persuaded those in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               contact details to The Cinema
                                                                                                            spinster who turns on her young colleague Sheba when she has        UK, 2006, 2 hours
                                                                                                            an affair with a pupil.                                             Before she became famous Jane Austen fell in love with a roguish         power to end the inhumane trade of slavery.                           Mailing List,The Riverfront,
                                 Monday 30,Tuesday 1 May 7.45pm
                                                                                                                                                                                Irish lawyer,Tom Lefroy who was allegedly the inspiration for                                                                                  FREEPOST, NAT 15773,
                                 Babel (15)                                                                                                                                     several of her male characters. But does Jane end up with her            Monday 23,Tuesday 24 7.45pm
                                 Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
                                                                                                            Thursday 24 7pm                                                                                                                                                                                                    Newport NP20 1YY.
                                                                                                            Salaam-E-Ishq (12)                                                  true love or is it a case of Mr Darcy riding off into the sunset?        Letters from Iwo Jima (15)
                                 Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Director: Clint Eastwood
                                 USA/Mexico, 2006, 2 hours 22 minutes                                       Director: Nikhil Advani
                                 Hugely ambitious and gloriously cinematic, this interweaves the            Starring: Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra
                                                                                                                                                                                Monday 25,Tuesday 26 7.45pm                                              Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya,Tsuyoshi Ihara              For more details and up to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         USA, 2006, 2 hours 21 minutes, subtitles
                                 stories of four groups of strangers tenuously linked by a rifle.           India, 2007, 3 hours 36 minutes, subtitles                          Catch A Fire (12A)                                                                                                                             minute cinema listings check
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Eastwood’s companion piece to Flags of Our Fathers tells the
                                 When two boys tending goats on a Moroccan hillside try out the             Love Actually remade Bollywood-style, this weaves together six      Director: Phillip Noyce                                                                                                                        out our website:
                                                                                                                                                                                Starring:Tim Robbins, Derek Luke, Bonnie Mbuli                           story of Iwo Jima from the perspective of the Japanese who long
                                 gun they accidentally hit an American tourist and so set off a             love stories, some sad, some stupid, some romantic.
                                                                                                                                                                                UK, 2006, 1 hour 41 minutes, subtitles                                   for home knowing they face almost certain death and defeat in
                                 chain of events across the world.                                                                                                                                                                                       the bloodiest battle of the Pacific campaign.
                                                                                                                                                                                Set in apartheid era South Africa, this is the entertaining true-life
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                                 The waterside setting of The Riverfront Café is perfect for lunch, pre-theatre        Supporting the Arts can significantly raise your business profile, with such a                                                                      The Riverfront aims to be accessible and welcoming to all and we are                                                                  RR
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                                 and serves theatre-goers with pre show and interval drinks. As it serves a            For more information please email:                                                                                              all times and four extra spaces available in the evenings.These                  HH31                       28
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • An infra-red transmission system is available in the main and studio
                                 have a range of rooms and facilities for hire, including a dance studio,                          ICON CREATIVE DESIGN                                                                                                                              theatre spaces and the best quality of sound is through a headset.                                 D21                                                                                  1D

                                 workshop rooms, small conference room and a recording studio. We can                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      C
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                                                                                                                    The Riverfront is owned, managed and funded by the Newport City Council and was awarded a lottery grant by the Arts Council of Wales towards the                 to wear an induction loop aerial around your neck.You can borrow                                            A 18                                                                  1A
                                 quote, please email:                                 construction of the building and a grant by the Welsh Assembly Government towards the construction of the purpose-built gallery and preservation and
                                                                                                                    conservation of the mediaeval ship.                                                                                                                              both items from the box office.                                                                                                                                                                                                        5
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                                                                                                                    Cydnabyddir gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru fel Canolfan Ranbarthol y Celfyddydau Perfformio.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Braille, large print and audio formats on                                                                                                                STAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     request from the Marketing team at The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Riverfront, just call: 01633 656677 or email:                                                         Price Band 1                        Removable for Wheelchairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rows AX and AY in the stalls are sometimes removed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for staging and are therefore not
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Price Band 2                        Restricted View Seats            For ticket prices please see the individual
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           good information handling practice. When processing your booking, the box
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           office will ask for your name, address and telephone number. Please let us know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           if you would like to be kept informed about forthcoming events at The                         All information is correct at time of going to press, however The Riverfront
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Riverfront or other events happening in the region when contacting the                           reserves the right to alter or cancel events without notice if required
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           box office.
                                At a Glance Diary                                                                                                                                                                                     How to Book                                                                        Sut i Archebu
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                                April                                                                                            June                                                                                                 The Riverfront Box Office, Bristol Packet Wharf, Newport NP20 1HG                  Swyddfa Docynnau’r Glan Yr Afon, Bristol Packet Wharf, Casnewydd NP20 1HG
Box Office: 01633 656757

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                                DATES              SHOW                        TIMES            GENRE       VENUE        PAGE   DATES                 SHOW                        TIMES             GENRE        VENUE       PAGE
                                                                                                                         NO.                                                                                                 NO.      Opening Hours:         Monday to Saturday 10am – 8pm                               Ar Agor o:             Dydd Llun I Dydd Sadwrn 10am – 8pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Closed on Sundays unless there is a show, in which                                 Ar gau bob Dydd Sul os nad oes sioe. Os oes, mi
                                Mon 2,Tues 3       Apocalypto                  7.45pm           Cinema      Studio       20     Sat 2                 John Shuttleworth           7.30pm            Comedy       Theatre     09
                                Wed 4              First Wednesday             1pm              Classical   Studio       15     Mon 4                 Pam Ayres                   7.30pm            Poetry       Theatre     10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             case we will be open from 1pm or two hours before                                  fyddwn ar agor o 1.00yh neu dwy awr cyn y sioe,
                                Thurs 5            Mike Doyle                  7.30pm           Music       Theatre      03     Mon 4,Tues 5          Dreamgirls                  7.45pm            Cinema       Studio      21                              the event, whichever is the earlier.                                               yn dibynnu pa un sydd gynharaf.
                                Thurs 12           Behind Closed Doors         7.45pm           Drama       Studio       03     Wed 6                 First Wednesday             1pm               Classical    Studio      15       Telephone:             01633 656757                                                Ffon:                  01633 656757
                                Sat 14             Academy of St. Martin’s     7.30pm           Classical   Theatre      03     Fri 8                 Waste in Space              7.45pm            Drama        Studio      10
                                                   in the Fields                                                                Mon 11,Tues 12        The Good German             7.45pm            Cinema       Studio      21
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                                Sat 14             Chris Corcoran              7.45pm           Comedy      Studio       04     Mon 11 – Wed 12       Pete and Dudd: Come Again   7.30pm            Comedy       Theatre     10       Online:       and choose the                Ar-Lein:      a dewiswch ‘bwcio
                                Mon 16,Tues 17     Miss Potter                 7.45pm           Cinema      Studio       20     Wed 13                Second Wednesday            1pm               Lecture      Studio      15                              ‘book online’ heading from the right hand menu.                                    ar-lein’ o’r dewislen rar y dde.
                                Wed 18             Miss Potter                 1pm              Cinema      Studio       20     Thurs 14              EDge                        7.30pm            Dance        Theatre     11
                                Fri 20             Reelinandarockin            8pm              Music       Theatre      04     Mon 18,Tues 19        Becoming Jane               7.45pm            Cinema       Studio      21
                                Mon 23,Tues 24     The Last King of Scotland   7.45pm           Cinema      Studio       20     Wed 20                Becoming Jane               1pm               Cinema       Studio      21
                                Weds 25,Thurs 26   Spark Celebrations          TBA              Drama       Theatre      04     Sat 23                SuperTroupers               7.30pm            Music        Theatre     11       You Can Pay by credit card, debit card, cheque and cash. Cheques must be           Gallwch Dalu â cherdyn credyd, siec, neu arian parod. Dylid gwneud
                                Fri 27, Sat 28     Comedy Shed                 7.45pm           Comedy      Studio       15     Mon 25,Tues 26        Catch A Fire                7.45pm            Cinema       Studio      21       made payable to ‘Newport City Council.’ We now accept and sell Theatre             sieciau’n daladwy i ‘Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd.’ Derbyniwn a gwerthu
                                Mon 30             Babel                       7.45pm           Cinema      Studio       20     Tues 26               The Impossible Parents      10.30am           Family       Theatre     12
                                                                                                                                                      Go Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tokens in £1, £5, £10 & £20 vouchers                                               ‘Theatre Tokens’ yn docynnau £1, £5, £10 & £20.
                                                                                                                                Tues 26               Rhieni Hanner Call          1pm               Family       Theatre     12
                                May                                                                                                                   a Gwrydd                                                                        Ways To Save                                                                       Gostyngiadau

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         How to Book
                                                                                                                                Thurs 18              Coppelia                    7.30pm            Ballet       Theatre     12       • Reductions are available for over 60’s, families, children, students, unwaged,   • Mae gostyngiadau ar gael i bobl dros 60 oed, teuluoedd, plant, myfyrwyr,
 At a Glance Diary

                                Tues 1             Babel                       7.45pm           Cinema      Studio       20     Fri 29                Only Men Aloud              7.30pm            Music        Theatre     12
                                Wed 2              First Wednesday             1pm              Classical   Studio       15     Fri 29, Sat 30        Comedy Shed                 7.45pm            Comedy       Studio      15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        groups of 8+, disabled people and their companion and resident leisure             grwpiau 8+, pobl ddigyflog, pobl ag anableddau a’u cymar, a’r sawl sydd â
                                Thurs 3            Ruling The Roost            1.30pm & 7pm     Drama       Studio       05     Sat 30                Summer Open Weekend         Daytime           Various      Whole       13         card holders.                                                                      cherdyn hamdden i breswylwyr.
                                Thurs 3            Justitia                    7.30pm           Dance       Theatre      05                                                                                      building             • Further reductions are available on selected shows for Concession Leisure        • Mae gostyngiadau ychwanegol ar gael ar sioeau dethol i’r sawl sydd â
                                Tues 8             Venus                       7.45pm           Cinema      Studio       20
                                Tues 8 & Weds 9    The Price                   7.30pm           Drama       Theatre      06      July                                                                                                   Card holders (CLC).                                                                Cherdyn Hamdden Consesiwn (CLC).
                                Wed 9              Second Wednesday            1pm              Lecture     Studio       15
                                                                                                                                Sun 1 Jul             Summer Open Weekend         Daytime           Various      Whole       13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Special rates for families and groups on selected shows – please ask for         • Prisiau gostyngol i ysgolion a teulu – gofynnwch am fwy o fanylion.
                                Wed 9              Venus                       4pm              Cinema      Studio       20
                                Fri 11             Joe Brown                   8pm              Music       Theatre      06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 building               more details.                                                                    • Mae yna nifer gyfyngedig o seddau yn y brif awditoriwm lle nad yw’n
                                                                                                                                Mon 2,Tues 3          The Lives Of Others         7.45pm            Cinema       Studio      21       • There are a small number of restricted view seats in the theatre that will         bosib gweld y llwyfan i gyd, a gwerthir y rheiny am bris gostyngol.
                                Sat 12             Steve Williams              8.30pm           Comedy      Studio       07
                                                                                                                                Wed 4                 First Wednesday             1pm               Classical    Studio      15
                                Sat 12 & Sun 13    Acapella Festival           Throughout day   Music       Studio and   07
                                                                                                                                Mon 9,Tues 10         Curse Of The                7.45pm            Cinema       Studio      21         be sold at a reduced rate.
                                Mon 14,Tues 15     Blood Diamond            7.45pm              Cinema      Studio       20
                                                                                                                                                      Golden Flower                                                                                                                                                      Cofiwch ddod â thystiolaeth i brofi eich statws consesiwn pan ddowch i
                                17 & 18            Vista Theatre            7.45pm              Drama       Studio       07
                                                                                                                                Sun 15                Sinfonia Cymru              7.30pm            Classical    Theatre     13       Remember to bring proof of your concession status when you pick up your            gasglu’ch tocynnau. Nodwch fod pob cynnig a gostyngiad yn dibynnu ar yr
                                                                                                                                Mon 16,Tues 17        Amazing Grace               7.45pm            Cinema       Studio      21       tickets. Please note that all offers and reductions are subject to availability
                                Sat 19             Navarra String Quartet   7.30pm              Classical   Studio       08                                                                                                                                                                                              hyn sydd ar gael ac yn ôl disgresiwn y rheolwyr. Un disgownt yn unig y gellir
                                                                                                                                Wed 18                Amazing Grace               1pm               Cinema       Studio      21
                                Mon 21,Tues 22     Notes On A Scandal       7.45pm              Cinema      Studio       20                                                                                                           and are at the discretion of the management. Only one discount can apply
                                Tues 22            Yippeee                  7.30pm              Dance       Theatre      08
                                                                                                                                Sat 21                Wouldn’t It Be Nice         7.30pm            Music        Theatre     13                                                                                          ei ddefnyddio ar y tro.
                                Wed 23             Notes On A Scandal       1pm                 Cinema      Studio       20
                                                                                                                                Mon 23,Tues 24        Letters From Iwo Jima       7.45pm            Cinema       Studio      21       at any one time.
                                Thurs 24           Salam-E-Ishq             7pm                 Cinema      Studio       20
                                                                                                                                 August                                                                                               Reservations                                                                       Cadw Seddi
                                Fri 25, Sat 26     Comedy Shed              7.45pm              Comedy      Studio       15
                                Sat 26             The Da Vinci Code –      7.30pm              Lecture     Theatre      09                                                                                                           Unpaid reservations can be held for seven days without payment. After that         Gellir cadw seddi heb fod wedi talu amdanynt am hyd at saith diwrnod. Ar
                                                                                                                                Sat 4                 Perspectives                7.30pm            Ballet       Theatre     14
                                                   Righteous or Rubbish?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      time, tickets will be released. If there are less than three days before the       ôl yr amser hwnnw, bydd y tocynnau’n cael eu rhyddhau. Os oes llai na thri
                                Tues 29            Roy Harper               7.30pm              Music       Theatre      09
                                Tues 29,Wed 30     A Prairie Home Companion 7.45pm              Cinema      Studio       21                                                                                                           performance the tickets must be paid for in full.                                  diwrnod cyn y perfformiad bydd yn rhaid talu’n llawn am y tocynnau.
                                                                                                                                Sneak Preview of Autumn 2007 –
                                                                                                                                Jack and The Beanstalk, A Midsummer Nights Dream,The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Diversions, La Boheme.