One Man Two Guvnors, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, High Society, Ghost, No Fit State Circus and Mickey are only some of the exceptional shows making their way to Wales Millennium Centre in 2013.
Wales Millennium Centre will play host to a number of musicals, dance, opera and circus next year, offering an impressive array of performances. Conrad Lynch, Artistic Director at the Centre says “We have an extremely busy season ahead of us and we’re delighted with the breadth and quality of shows that the Centre will host over the coming months. We are pleased to welcome the National Theatre for the first time to the Donald Gordon Theatre with One Man Two Guvnors. Our partner Music and Lyrics bring a brand new production of High Society produced here in Wales in association with Venue Cymru Llandudno whilst our friend’s No Fit State Circus bring Bianco to our main stage with a beautiful mix of circus, dance and drama.”
The National Theatre will kick off 2013 when Anglesey born Owain Arthur takes the lead role in the award-winningWest End and Broadway sensation One Man Two Guvnors (22 Jan – 26 Jan).
Welsh National Opera spring season begins on 15 February when Madam Butterfly returns to the Donald Gordon stage. The company’s 2013 season promises to be one of the most fascinating under the leadership of their new Chief Executive and Artistic Director David Pountney. Lulu (8 – 23 Feb) and The Cunning Vixen (24 – 28 Feb) will round up the opera’s spring season. Welsh National Opera will return in June for Lohengrin (23 May – 8 Jun), Madam Butterfly (28 May – 9 Jun) and Wagner Dream (6 – 7 Jun).
Britain’s most popular dance showman, Matthew Bourne brings his latest classic fairy tale to Wales Millennium Centre. Bourne celebrates 25 years of New Adventures with his new haunting production of Sleeping Beauty (5 – 9 March).
A brand new production of the shimmering musical High Society will tour the UK in 2013. Michael Praed (Robin of Sherwood and Dynasty) will lead an 18 strong cast of this dazzling Cole Porter all-time classic musical from 12 – 16 March.
Celebrated Flemish/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents a brand new dance work inspired by the skill, strength and spirituality of Buddhist Shaolin monks. Collaborating with Turner Prize-winning Anthony Gormley and Polish composer Szymon Brzóska, Saddlers Wells’ Sutra visits the Centre on 29 & 30 March.
Taking us into April, Ghost the Musical will run from 8 – 27 April. Direct from the West End, the smash hit musical is based on the phenomenal Oscar-winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 90’s.
Renowned for their dazzling and dramatic brand of contemporary circus, Wales Millennium Centre presents No Fit State. The circus invites you to step into the world of Bianco – a beautiful fusion of contemporary circus, dance and drama, punctuated with a pounding live soundtrack (1 – 4 May).
Musical fans can look forward to late spring as the Centre hosts Hairspray and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5. Hairspray which features Mark Brenton (Waterloo Road) returns to Cardiff on 18 -21 June. The hilarious new musical 9 to 5 comes to Cardiff on 22 – 27 June.
As we approach the second half of the year, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald stop off in the capital for a very special road trip. Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin Road Show runs from 9 – 11 Aug. In November, we prepare to dig out our winter warmers ready for the return of The Imperial Ice Stars UK premiere of The Nutcracker on Ice (8 – 17 Nov).
Tickets for Wales Millennium Centre’s new season are now on sale. To book or for further information visit www.wmc.org.uk