Posted: Wed 1st Feb 2017

New Season At Our Theatres /
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 1st, 2017

There’s a jam packed season of events coming up at the Coliseum Theatre and Park & Dare Theatre this spring – from music to comedy, drama to family shows – there is something for everyone at these two iconic venues. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Two of the hottest stand-up comedians on the circuit are coming to the venues, Rob Beckett, star of BBC1’s Live At The Apollo and Would I Lie To You? is coming to the Coliseum Theatre on Sunday, March 19, with his brand-new show Mouth of the South, plus multi-award winning comedian, presenter and actor Russell Kane is at the Park & Dare Theatre on Saturday, April 22. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

LGBT History Month is being celebrated at the Park & Dare Theatre this February with a screening of the smash hit film Pride (15) on Wednesday, February 8, followed by an An Evening with Frank Vickery on Wednesday, February 22. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jason and the Argonauts, a brand new thrilling family adventure, which is co-produced by RCT Theatres and Blackwood Miners’ Institute, is at The Park & Dare on Friday, April 7. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Bye Bye Baby – Oh What A Night, a dazzling tribute charting the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is at Park & Dare Theatre on Saturday, April 8. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For younger children, the Coliseum Theatre hosts the magical family tale Don’t Dribble on The Dragon on Wednesday, April 12. Based on the fabulous new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the late Paul Daniels, this is the perfect feel-good show for all the family. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

London Classic Theatre brings the modern classic Hysteria to the Coliseum Theatre on Saturday, May 13. Written by Terry Johnson, who also wrote Dead Funny, which is currently enjoying rave reviews in the West End, this hilarious farce is a rare treat packed with intoxicating mayhem! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Culture, said: “Once again, the Council is delighted to announce a packed programme of live entertainment at its two theatres. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Coliseum Theatre and Park & Dare Theatre have both been serving our communities for generations, and it is wonderful news that the Council is investing in both venues as part of its ambitious three-year, £200m, RCTinvest programme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Improvements have been made at both theatres in recent months, and a brand-new lift for patrons is currently being installed at the Park & Dare Theatre. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The fact we continue to attract so many big names to our theatres is a great testament to our place on the entertainment scene in Wales. We no longer need to travel to our cities to enjoy a great night out at the theatre – the stars are coming to us, right here in Rhondda Cynon Taf.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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