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Performing Arts in Swansea

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  • Romans in Britain

    Romans in Britain
    28/04/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea ....Howard Brenton’s poetic masterpiece, The Romans in Britain, which deals with what happens when countries invade other countries, is as controversial and tragically relevant as when it was first performed in 1980 at the National Theatre in London.

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  • Romans in Britain

    Romans in Britain
    29/04/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... An Everyman Theatre Production Howard Brenton’s poetic masterpiece, The Romans in Britain, which deals with what happens when countries invade other countries, is as controversial and tragically relevant as when it was first performed in 1980 at the National Theatre in London.

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  • National Theatre Live - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    National Theatre Live - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
    04/05/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... National Theatre Live Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (As Live 12A) Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

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  • The Trials of Oscar Wilde

    The Trials of Oscar Wilde
    05/05/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... Mappa Mundi give audiences a chance to see the real Oscar for the first time, fighting for his art as well as his life as we get a real sense of Oscar's intellect at full stretch - his complexity, wit and deep humanity. Co-written by John O’Connor and Merlin Holland; the grandson of Oscar Wilde.

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  • Run

    Run
    11/05/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea ..... A gritty and explosive triple bill from the award winning and physically adventurous 2Faced Dance Company. Featuring three exhilarating commissions by world class choreographers Tamsin Fitzgerald, Lenka Vagnerová and newcomer Rebecca Evans, RUN explores the darker side of humanity, through an explosion of movement, theatre and design.

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  • Liz Aggiss

    Liz Aggiss
    19/05/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... Liz Aggis, Slap and Tickle Maverick, anarchic, indomitable and fearless: all words that have been used to describe performance artist Liz Aggiss. Born in an era when children were seen and not heard, Liz never had a clue what she wanted to do....

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  • RSC Live - Antony & Cleopatra

    RSC Live - Antony & Cleopatra
    24/05/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea ..... Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power....

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  • Rough Diamonds

    Rough Diamonds
    31/05/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... Rough Diamonds This year's superb crop of Swansea University Creative Writing MA student performance pieces take to the Taliesin stage. This is a huge event for the students, bringing professional actors to perform extracts from the work of these talented emerging writers....

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  • Evie Ladin & Keith Terry (USA)

    Evie Ladin & Keith Terry (USA)
    01/06/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... Evie Ladin & Keith Terry (USA) Dynamic American roots music and dance Based in Oakland, California, multi-talented singer, songwriter, clawhammer banjo player and step-dancer Evie Ladin grew up surrounded by traditional Appalachian music and dance, but also brings an urban edge and contemporary vision with her original songwriting and her work in percussive dance. A sensational live performer, Evie was formerly the driving force behind San Francisco stringband The Stairwell Sisters and since 2010 has released three albums under her own name.

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  • National Theatre Live - Peter Pan

    National Theatre Live - Peter Pan
    10/06/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... Peter Pan - A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

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  • Y Twr

    Y Twr
    15/06/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... Y Tŵr Music Theatre Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru Gan | By Guto Puw Libreto gan | Libretto by Gwyneth Glyn Opera newydd yn seiliedig ar ddrama | A new opera based on the play by Gwenlyn Parry “Tyrd. Mi awn ni i fyny, chdi a fi, law yn llaw hefo'n gilydd, heb ofn, heb ddifaru.” O ieuenctid i henaint, o gariad i anobaith, o chwant i ddadrithiad, dyma opera ddwys a threiddgar, gan gwmni opera newydd mwyaf blaenllaw y DU a’r cwmni theatr cenedlaethol iaith Gymraeg.

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  • Alison Rayner Quintet

    Alison Rayner Quintet
    16/06/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea ..... Alison Rayner was inspired to call the album A Magic Life following two incidents. The loss of a close friend, who wrote in her own epitaph about how magic her life had been; then a chance encounter with a young boy, who asked her; "Is music stronger than magic?"....

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  • Shake That Thing!

    Shake That Thing!
    24/06/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... All-Electric Productions presents Shake That Thing! The Great British Swing-Dance Show Starring the UK’s premier dance company The Swing Time Jivers, Tony Jacobs' Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra....

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  • ROH - Otello

    ROH - Otello
    28/06/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... Opera in four acts: World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner....

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  • The Phoenix Choir of Wales

    The Phoenix Choir of Wales
    30/06/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... The Phoenix Choir of Wales - The Annual 2017 The Phoenix Choir of Wales return to Taliesin to celebrate a milestone in their history - their tenth birthday! Fresh from performing at the Cornwall International Male Voice Festival, the "Male Voice Choir with a Difference" will continue to break the mould and will be singing a wide and entertaining variety of genres from pop to songs from the musicals....

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  • National Theatre Live - Salomé

    National Theatre Live - Salomé
    06/07/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. ‘Epic....

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  • National Theatre Live - Yerma

    National Theatre Live - Yerma
    14/09/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea ..... Yerma (National Theatre-Live) ..... The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday)....

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  • Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita

    Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita
    11/11/2017

    Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea .... Transparent Water is an exquisitely beautiful new collaboration between the seven-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist, composer and bandleader Omar Sosa from Cuba, and the award-winning Senegalese kora master and singer Seckou Keita. Following the worldwide release of their debut album Transparent Water on 24th February 2017, the pair is taking to the road in together this November with percussionist Gustavo Ovalles to give UK audiences a thrilling live experience of their new recording....

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