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Latest On Song column – November 1

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Latest On Song column – November 1

Posted By Robert Lloyd

YES, it’s time to get ready for pantomime season in west Wales.

Oh, yes it is. Oh, no it isn’t. Oh, yes it is!

Yes, it definitely IS as Llanelli Musical Theatre Group will be presenting Puss in Boots in Stiwdio Stepni at Ffwrnes Theatre between December 19 and 23.

Llanelli Musical Theatre Group will present a fresh take on the classic pantomime tale of ‘Puss In Boots’ in the intimate setting of Stiwdio Stepni.

There will be music, dancing and laughter throughout for the Purrr-fect traditional family pantomime for Christmas!

Tickets are £13 each, £45 for a family of four, or £10 each when booking 10 or more. Last year’s run sold-out very quickly, so you are advised to hurry and get your tickets.

There’s a treat in store for lovers of rock’n’roll as Showaddywaddy arrive at Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli as part of their 50th Anniversary concert tour.

Showaddywaddy are billed as ‘The greatest rock ’n roll band in the world’.

It is a bold statement, but Showaddywaddy have lived up to that title for the last five decades!

Formed in 1973 in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the world.

Their concert will be a dynamic and uplifting show featuring their greatest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe – Under The Moon of Love, Three Steps to Heaven, Hey Rock & Roll, When, Blue Moon, Pretty Little Angel Eyes and many, many more.

The show is on November 18 and tickets are £27 & £26.

In Carmarthen, The Mersey Beatles will be performing at The Lyric Theatre on November 24.

The Mersey Beatles have been rocking sold-out shows around the globe since 1999 with their authentic and widely-acclaimed celebration of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

The band, (who clocked up more than 600 appearances in a 10-year residency at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club) brilliantly exude the inner and outer spirit of the original Fab Four.

From the costumes, instruments, cheeky Scouse wit and, of course, that brilliant era-defining Mersey sound, The Mersey Beatles stunning live stage show is a gloriously presented hit-packed celebration of the music that changed the world.

Throughout two unforgettable hours, they take the audience on a fabulous ride through the ‘mop top’ hits of Beatlemania, the psychedelic creativity of Sgt Pepper to the melodic wonder and energy of the Fab Four’s later work.

Tickets are £25.

In Llanelli, the new Cradle Choir singing group is continuing its great work.

The next session at The Crochan room at Ffwrnes Theatre is on November 7.

You can book via the Ffwrnes box office or through the Theatrau Sir Gar website – https://www.theatrausirgar.co.uk/en/shows/cradle-choir

The Cradle Choir is for people with dementia, their friends and families.

The Welsh National Opera (WNO) project is guarantees to brighten Tuesday afternoons with some joyous music, singing and laughs among friends!

Visitors don’t need to be able to read music. There are no auditions, no cost, all standards welcome!

To find out more contact Jennifer Hill 029 2063 5063 or 07891 765696 or email: jennifer.hill@wno.org.uk

You can find out more about Cradle Choirs at wno.org.uk/cradle

The project is delivered in partnership with Carmarthenshire Theatres

Meanwhile, Llanelli’s Curtain Up Theatre Company have revealed their plans for Christmas.

They will be performing for two nights at Stiwdio Stepni at Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli, on Tuesday, December 5, and Wednesday, December 6 (7pm).

The show is called ‘Christmas Magic’ and will feature best loved songs from musical and movies.

The concerts are in aid of the Breakthro charity.

Curtain Up musical director John-Paul Jones said the concerts will feature songs from many iconic Christmas films, including Home Alone, Elf, The Muppets Christmas Carol and White Christmas.

Finally, if you are a fan of ballet, Swan Lake will be coming to The Lyric Theatre in Carmarthen on November 10.

The Crown Ballet will present Tchaikovsky’s great work.

Swan Lake is regarded as one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance.

Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odilie, who resembles each other so strikingly one can easily be mistaken for the other.

It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman, he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

Swan Lake is full of mystery and romance and has captured the imagination of generations over the years and it continues to attract worldwide audiences, young and old.

For more information please visit: www.crown-ballet.co.uk

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