|New Theatre on schedule for first performance|
|Lifestyle - Music Scene|
|Thursday, 06 September 2012 19:37|
New Theatre on schedule for first performance
by Jonathan Williams
With Theatre Elli having held its final performance, all the town's theatre goers are anticipating the opening of the new one.
Y Ffwrnes, the new 500 seat Theatre is due to open in December and we asked Nicholas Stevenson Programme and Promotions Officer for Carmarthenshire Theatres for an update:
When is the date of the first performance?
28th December 2012
Are you planning an opening a ceremony etc?
Yes. It is going to be a variety show, all will be revealed soon.
What artists are you planning to bring there, the same as the Lyric?
Yes, the artists that we want to attract to the new theatre will be the same as the ones at the Lyric, and more!
Anyone you’re especially planning to bring to Llanelli?
Not at the moment.
Are you going to be attracting more professional performances to the new Theatre rather than amateur?
We have fantastic amateur groups in Llanelli, most of them have all ready booked in, but we also want to balance the programme with professional product to give the local community a good balance.
How does someone book for a show?
We are in the middle of updating our website, this will be done in the next couple of months. Until then, we have moved our Box Office to The Showcase (the old Burtons shop) in the middle of town, this is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 6pm, telephone 0845 2263510.
How well are the bookings going?
Very well, we have some fantastic shows all ready booked in such as Horrible Histories, Rhydian Roberts, Max Boyce and Lloyd Langford.
Most of these shows are now on sale.
What are the hire charges for groups?
We are still finalising the charges.
If groups contact you, they will get help/advice etc on costs?
Of course, we are here to help, obviously we have some costs but they are not set in stone.
We will be happy to talk with any company and help them with their requirements.
Is everything on schedule?
Yes it is, we will be moving in in November.
Theatre goers can look forward to an excellent 2013 as Carmarthenshire Theatre's have the following ready for booking!
Aladdin with the Friendship Theatre Group
5 Jan, 6 Jan, 8 Jan, 9 Jan, 10 Jan, 11 Jan, 12 Jan, 13 Jan, 15 Jan, 16 Jan and 4 more dates
The Friendship Theatre Groups' first pantomime at the Ffwrnes promises to be the most spectacular one ever seen in Llanelli. Lavish sets, colourful costumes, fantastic special effects, and a brilliant cast headed by the hilarious Denny Twp all adds up to a show not to be missed.
Jim Davidson - The Legend!
The incomparable JIM DAVIDSON live, dangerous and as uncompromising as ever. A hysterical evening of stand up comedy featuring one of Britain's greatest ever comedians.
Horrible Histories - Vile Victorians
2 Mar, 3 Mar
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!
So it’s time to prepare yourselves for HORRIBLE HISTORIES live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows – TERRIBLE TUDORS and VILE VICTORIANS – are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips.
Rhydian Roberts was discovered on the X Factor in 2007 where he was touted as the bookies favourite to win. His undeniable talent, unmistakable voice and good looks won him an army of fans and attracted many more with the launch of his self titled debut album which was crammed full of passionate, inspiring songs performed in his inimitable style, it went on to sell 600,000 copies touching the hearts of millions with his mesmerising classical voice.
Lloyd Langford - Rare Bit
You may have seen Lloyd on "Ask Rhod Gilbert" (BBC 1) "Dave's One Night Stand" (Dave), or "Don't Sit In The Front Row" (Sky Atlantic). You could have heard him on "The Unbelievable Truth" (Radio 4).
Why don’t you come and see him on his first ever tour? He’s written jokes for comedians such as Rhod Gilbert, Simon Amstell and Frankie Boyle. Now you can hear the ones he decided to keep for himself.
Max Boyce and Special Guests...
Max Boyce is a Welsh icon. His albums have sold in their millions and subsequently he has been awarded 6 gold discs and an MBE!
His album ‘Doctors Papers’ soared to number 1 in the album charts, the first and only comedy album ever to do so!
|Last Updated on Thursday, 06 September 2012 20:24|