Cardiff New Theatre’s autumn season announced

September 3, 2019 by

Cardiff’s New Theatre has announced this autumn’s season.

Immerse yourself in, not one, but two Shakespeare performances in one week, as the Watermill Theatre Company brings you “A Midsummers Night’s Dream” and “Macbeth”.

Some old favourites return and new productions hit the stage.

The European tour of “Little Miss Sunshine” brings a brand new flavour of comedy and camper vans, while Willy Russell’s classic “Blood Brothers” brings Lyn Paul back for her farewell tour as the iconic Mrs. Johnstone.

Unravel the puzzles in our collection of upcoming murder mysteries. There’s something for everyone, from Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”, featuring the inimitable Susan Penhaligon, to “hilarous musical whodunit” “Curtains”, starring Jason Manford, Carley Stenson, and Strictly winner Ore Oduba.

Tantalise your senses with Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, our Halloween treat this October.

Laugh ‘til your sides hurt in the phenomenal, multi award-winning performance “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” or take a step back to the rockin’ rollin’ 50’s for the sensational “Buddy”.

Finally, prepare for the magic of Christmas with the main event of the year – the fairy godmother of all pantomimes, Cinderella, a sparkling speciality for the whole family.

Little Miss Sunshine:

Thursday 12th September 2019 to Saturday 14th September 2019
7:30pm; Thu & Saturday 2:30pm Tickets £15.50 – £38.50
Based on the Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is a new musical comedy from Tony Award-winners James Lapine and William Finn.


Blood Brothers:

Tuesday 17th September 2019 to Saturday 28th September 2019
7:30pm; Wed, Thu & Saturday 2:30pm Tickets £15.50 – £45.50
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

The Mousetrap:
Tuesday 1st October 2019 – Saturday 5th October 2019 7:30pm; Wed, Thu & Saturday 2:30pm
Tickets £13.50 – £33.50
The Mousetrap has become the longest running show of any kind in the world by keeping audiences on the edge of their seat in this masterful whodunit by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie.

Show running dates:
Tuesday 8th October 2019 to Saturday 12th October 2019
7:30pm; Thu & Saturday 1:30pm Tickets £12.50 – £28.50


A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth:

Playing side by side, immerse yourself in the contrasting worlds of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth.
Fizzing with magic and a large dose of chaos in the enchanted Athenian woods, secrets, love and mistaken identities collide in A Midsummers Night’s Dream.
Blazing with tension, energy and passion, experience a powerful new interpretation of Macbeth

Monday 14th October 2019 – Saturday 19th October 2019 7:30pm; Thu & Saturday 2:30pm
Tickets £19.00 – £45.50
It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! A star of the new Broadway-bound musical has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. Starring Jason Manford this hilarious musical whodunnit from the Tony Award-winning creators of Cabaret and Chicago.


Into the Night Garden:

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 – Saturday 27th October 2019 Friday – Sunday; 10:00am & 1:00pm; Wednesday & Thursday; 1:00pm
Take a spectacular journey into the magical world of In the Night Garden and experience the UK’s favourite family show with all the enchanting characters magically brought to life on stage.


Monday 28th October 2019 to Saturday 2nd October 2019 7:30pm; Thu & Saturday 2:30pm
Tickets £12.50 – £33.50
An eighteen year-old girl, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come.
Rona Munro’s brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong:

Tuesday 5th November 2019 to Sunday 10th November 2019 7:30pm; Thu, Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm
Tickets £14.50 – £36.50
Following their multi award-winning success with The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Mischief Theatre return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic, the West End smash hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong. The members of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are back on stage, battling technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes as they attempt to present J.M Barrie’s much-loved tale. But will they ever make it to Neverland?


The Girl on the Train:

Monday 12th November 2019 to Saturday 16th November 2019 7:30pm; Wed & Sat 2:30pm
Tickets £17.00 – £37.00
Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.
Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre. She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders with leading roles in Mount Pleasant and Game On, plus the recent box office hit films, The Kingsman series.

Magical Musicals at Christmas:

Thursday 21st November 2019 to Saturday 23rd November 2019 7:30pm; Thurs & Sat 2:30pm
Tickets £19.00 – £26.00
As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations, join Orbit Theatre Wales’ no 1 amateur company for a journey through some of the most magical musicals ever written.
There’ll be something for everyone in this whistle-stop tour of five decades of musicals.


Tuesday 26th November 2019 to Saturday 30th November 2019 Tuesday – Friday 7:30pm; Wed & Thurs 2:30pm; Sat 4pm & 8pm Tickets £13.50 – £37.00
This sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.


7th December 2019 – 12th January 2020 Tuesday – Sunday (various performance times) Tickets £19.00 – £40.00
With thousands of festive theatregoers enjoying the magic of the New Theatre panto every year don’t miss the magic of next year’s must-see production of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes!
You and your family shall go to the ball with yet another spectacular family panto, packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients you have come to expect from Cardiff’s biggest festive production.
Cinderella will feature star casting, laugh-out-loud comedy, jaw-dropping special effects, stunning song and dance and plenty of boos and hisses as the ultimate pantomime is brought magically to life.
With generous discounts for groups, concessions and special rates for schools available for selected performances, it’s never too early to secure the best seats for you and your family.

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