A Hub of Diversity Part 2

A Hub of Diversity Part 2

The Last Five Years

From Tony Award winning composer and playwright comes a show that has recently been adapted into a film starring musically associated Anna Kendrick, well known for her work in the Pitch Perfect accapella series. The stage show however comes to the Wales Millennium Center bringing with it the pop-rock stylings and unconventional relationship matter that has won the play several Drama Desk Awards. In this emotional tale about a pair of twenty something trying to make it in the arts as they tackle big city life in New York. Jamie the aspiring author has his story told from his perspective while Cathy the wannabe actress also has hears told in Memento-style backwards fashion. The odd chronology does not distract from the meaningful story that shows how their relationship over half a decade blossoms and dips, with their wedding as a centre point in the middle of the performance the audience experiences both sides of the story in a very cleverly constructed manner. With a cast of only the main characters, this very personal and intimate piece not only is artfully put together but also has a soundtrack that is as riveting as it is catchy.

Dylan Moran – Dr Cosmos

Known for his hilariously morose portrayal of the sardonic Bernard in beloved sitcom Black Books, which he also co-wrote. Following up with notable appearances alongside comedy star Simon Pegg in both Shaun Of The Dead and Run Fatboy Run, this deadpan Irishman is well versed in splitting sides while keeping a straight face. The witty and dry character he is famed for on TV was actually based on Moran himself and thus audiences will feel at home as he provides his observations on the madness of the ever-changing modern world. In his latest tour he allows the rest of us a glimpse through his laughably skewed view of the outside as he tackles everything from misery to love and everything in between including the absurdity of cat personalities and what they say about us.

Matilda The Musical

From the mind of the iconic children’s author and Welshman Roald Dahl comes this on stage telling of his classic 1988 story Matilda. Focusing on Matilda Wormwood this much-loved tale follows the unusual child as she battles with frustrating family members and tyrannical teachers. Often disregarded as purely an oddball, this peculiar child has a secret that changes her entire journey and soon enough more and more people experience the magic that Matilda is able to harness. School is never the same again as this young and innocent girl’s telekinesis manifests all manner of mishap and astonishing wonderment. If you love the story, or indeed the popular film you will adore the musical which adapts the mischievous nature of Roald Dahl’s story and adds a new audio flare all the while dazzling audiences with the marvels you have come to expect from the story. Adapted by British writer Dennis Kelly and with original music by comedian Tim Minchin, this beautiful telling gives bags of laughs, drama and spectacle that should not be missed.