I’m so sorry I’ve been a bit lame with my theatre and film guides this year, I think the madness of moving to the city plus other commitments means I’ve been a bit all over the place. I promise to get back on top of these guides, as I think they’re very useful if you don’t have the time to scour the different sites to figure out what’s on…
Cardiff Theatre and Film Events in June!
New Theatre has a few treats in store this June, and they’re kicking off with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Who doesn’t love this movie?! It’s one of my faves and it never fails to make me cry; I think it would be amazing to see it performed live on stage. The show is running from 30th May- 3rd June and tickets start from £14.00.
They’re also part of this year’s Festival of Voice on Friday 15th June (all tickets £20.00) as well as Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain from 5th-30th June (tickets from £16.00).
Wales Millennium Centre also have a lot of theatrical goodness this month, starting with Art (check out my review here), and we will see the fantastic Festival of Voice begin its journey! I’m super excited to catch Laura Marling who, alongside Mike Lyndsay, brings us LUMP (8th June, tickets £17.50-29.50), there’s also Patti Smith (12th June, tickets £25-40), Camille O’ Sullivan (12th-13th June, tickets £20) and much, much more! Check out the festival programme here.
Of course I can’t talk theatre in June without mentioning the heartbreaking love story, An Officer and a Gentleman (25th-30th June, tickets from £18). I’m so in love with this movie, so I think a stage production sounds amazing, even if it means ugly crying in the theatre!
St David’s Hall is starting June in the right way with Chicago Blues Brothers on Friday 1st June. I can’t wait to catch this performance! If this isn’t for you then The Roy Orbison Story 30 Special is booked in for 29th June, and there’s loads of musical loveliness during the whole month, from dance to orchestra, you’ll find something to suit every taste!
Sherman Theatre are having all the family fun this June, with Tom Thumb (1st & 2nd June, tickets £9) and The Snail and the Whale (5th & 6th June, ticket prices vary) entertaining families during half-term and beyond. Plus, don’t forget about the Cardiff Theatre Fringe Festival, they’ll be hitting Sherman between 5th-7th June!
Chapter Arts is also getting in on the Festival of Voice action, with Every Song I’ve Ever Written (various dates) standing out amongst the crowd. This project focuses on a vast array of subjects spanning Jacob Wren’s life from 1985-2004. The performance will last four hours, and audience members can come and go as they please, but you do need to book ahead.
When it comes to movies, Rampage is definitely on my must-see list, and we recently caught a showing of Sherlock Gnomes and Infinity Wars! Warren and I also had a date with Deadpool, and I ended up in tears with this one! There’s so much to see, and we’re really looking forward to a family outing to see The Incredibles.
As ever, here’s my must-see movies at our favourite cinema, Chapter Arts…
I’ve been very keen to catch Tully, and it’s running at Chapter between 22nd-28th June. It looks like such an uplifting film, and one many parents will relate to!
There’s also the chance to catch the gorgeous Song of the Sea between 31st May-3rd June, and I’m so desperate to see The Breadwinner (running until 7th June), which looks set to be a emotional rollercoaster,
There’s also Mary and the Witch’s Flower (1st-7th June), The Secret of Kells (now until 3rd June) and Sherlock Gnomes (9th-24th June).