Posted: Fri 5th Feb 2016

Spring Season at Blackwood Miners’ Institute /
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016

Throughout the Spring Blackwood Miners’ Institute are playing host to an amazing selection of comedies, dramas, music and dance shows for the whole family to enjoy! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Take a journey back in time to the age of rock’n’roll between 6th and the 9th April with Return to the Forbidden Planet. Join Captain Tempest and his crew aboard the intergalactic Starship Albatross, as they take you on an adventure through rock’n’roll classics including Wipe out, Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, Young Girl and many more. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For the adventurous souls head to Cwmcarn Forest Drive for a dramatic experience like no other for The Company of Wolves between 7th and 9th April. This beautifully crafted adventure theatre gives you the feeling of stepping inside the pages of a fairytale as you follow the performance throughout the forest. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Diary of a Madman is the next performance to grace the stage at BMI on April 14th followed closely by Big Macs Wholly Soul Band on April 16th for a celebration of sixties soul. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The undisputed King of Comedy is back in a genuinely hilarious drama that will make you cry with laughter when Frank Vickery stars in Tonto Evans between 18th and 20th April. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

April ends with Leaper: A Fish Tale showing at BMI on April 30th This modern fairy-tale explores the colourful and breath-taking world beneath the water’s surface, encourages children to create a relationship with marine life and nurture it for generations to come. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On May 7th audiences can spend an evening of music and laughter with Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes. With singers performing 60s hits by Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Matt Monroe and Mama Cass and the backing of Owen’s great band ‘the Travelling Wrinklies’ this is a night not to be missed by fans of the Radio Wales presenter. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sticking with comedy – don’t miss the brilliant Dinosaur Park on 9th May. This award-winning, laugh-out-loud spin on Spielberg’s classic is a theatrical celebration of cinematic nostalgia and a powerful reminder of the ones we love. The perfect parody for those waiting anxiously for the next film! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Residents who are more interested in crime orientated shows will be pleased to see The UK’s Worst Serial Killers, presented by Trevor Marriot, come to Blackwood Miners’ Institute on May 19. The two hour audio-visual show will be sharing stories behind some of the UK’s worst serial killers from the late Victorian period up to the present day. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Kinks fans are in for a treat on May 20th when Kast Off Kinks perform at the ‘stute with three past members of ‘The Kinks’. Mick Avory, John Dalton and Ian Gibbons unite along with Dave Clarke, formerly of the Beach Boys, for a night full of classic hits which will surely make for a great night out! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Bringing Spring to a close on May 28th with the Award winning company, Ballet Cymru, and their extraordinary performances of Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little Pigs – two stories from the mind of the most popular storyteller in the world, Roald Dahl. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For more information please contact Blackwood Miners’ Institute Box Office on 01495 227 206 or visit ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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