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Spotlight On: Operation Julie
March 25, 2024
IT’S BACK! BOOK NOW! Here is a cast interview to get you all in the mood for this years Operation Julie, we had such amazing feedback from the last Operation Julie tour… so if you missed it last time don’t worry! Last summer’s sell-out success is back to prog-rock the UK, Operation Julie will be here at Theatr B! from the 1st of May -till the 4th of May, don’t miss your change to see this outstanding performance.
Spotlight On: Aled Jones
March 18, 2024
Aled Jones - Full Circle Fri 12th Apr | 7.30pm Prepare to hear Aled Jones as you’ve never heard him before. He was the boy treble who captivated the world with his angelic voice. 

VIP Ticket Holders Receive: Best Seats in the Stalls and Balcony and a Goody Bag 

Meet 'n' Greet Ticket Holders Receive: Pre-Show Meet 'n' Greet with Aled Jones, Best Seats in the Stalls and Balcony, and a Goody Bag
March 11, 2024
In the heart of our community lies Theatr Brycheiniog, a magical building that not only entertains but also weaves the enchantment of the arts into the fabric of our lives.
Spotlight on: National Theatre Wales, Feral Monster
February 19, 2024
Feral Monster follows Jax and her noisy, opinionated brain as they navigate love, identity, class and family. Mashing up grime, R&B, soul, pop and rap, the soundtrack takes us from the high highs to low lows of the hormonal rollercoaster of adolescence.

A Year in Review at Theatr Brycheiniog 

Posted by velvet at 10:46 on 20 Dec 2023


A Year in Review at Theatr Brycheiniog 

Step into a world of magic and wonder as we take a look back at an extraordinary year at Theatr Brycheiniog. From captivating screenings of timeless classics to thrilling live shows and thought-provoking productions, our stage came alive with diverse performances that left audiences spellbound. Join us as we reminisce on the unforgettable moments that made 2023. We even had a royal visit, as we welcomed both King and Queen into our theatre to meet our amazing community!

The magic unfolded with classic screenings, thrilling live shows, and thought-provoking productions, making it a year to remember.

The journey began with a trip down memory lane, featuring screenings of timeless classics like A Star is Born (1954) and Half a Sixpence (1967). The fun continued with the wild and rootin' tootin' Westenders Panto, who performed The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Sisters, where the ugly sisters embarked on a cowboy adventure in search of a brighter future… we always love seeing members of our community on our stage!

The National Theatre thrilled us with an Encore's presentation of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Lyndsey Turner, plunged us into a gripping tale of power and accusation in Salem. Then we had another one of our community groups back with Brecknock YFC’s Drama, Entertainment, and One Plus Festival which showcased a plethora of local talent. Then we had yet another screening with The Barber of Seville from The Royal Opera; the beauty and wonder had us on the edge of our seats as Rosina navigated love with the help of her cunning barber.

Then we ROCKED with the Ultimate Classic Rock Show, the performance transported us back in time with anthems from Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Queen, and more. Adventurer and filmmaker James Levelle shared his near-death experiences chasing hurricanes for the BBC, shedding light on the deadly side of climate chaos.

Theatre-goers young and old were treated to enchanting tales from The Three Billy Goats Gruff to The Tap Dancing Mermaid. Then we were ALL blown away by the magical journey of Life of Pi in a National Theatre Live screening.

Theatr Brycheiniog proudly supported local talent through events like the Young Music Promoters gigs, featuring the vibrant music scene in our community. The events were organised by young people, for young people, and the line-up of bands did not disappoint. Our house band was Northern Ruins, a local band from Brecon that always puts on an energetic set. Their loyal fan base were out in full force, singing and dancing along to their catchy tunes. Gwernyfed High School wowed us with their production of "Grease," and the Band of the Prince of Wales' St David’s Day Concert celebrated Welsh music with flair.

We had a COOL night with adventure legend Kenton Cool with a sell-out show! It’s always so wonderful to see our theatre packed. His talk left everyone inspired and on top of the world, the Speakers from the Edge series are always outstanding and visually stunning. 

Jimeoin's hilarious stand-up had audiences in stitches, while Kate Mosse OBE took us on a journey through history with Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries. Mid Wales Opera's Hansel & Gretel brought Humperdinck's classic to life, sung in English by a talented cast. 

We had more show-stopping music provided by The Simon and Garfunkel Story, and the incredible tribute show From Gold to Rio, celebrating lots of musical legends. The Amazing Bubble Man mesmerised audiences with his bubble tricks, proving that wonder knows no age. Banff Mountain Film Festival captivated adventure lovers, and our commitment to community inclusion was evident in events like the Young Music Promoters Gig and Theatr Wildcats' uplifting production. The month of June was particularly special with the return of Theatr Wildcats and their triumphant performance of "How To Be Happy."

As Summer unfolded, we were treated to outstanding performances by the BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales, the sensational Last Night of The Proms by Brecon Town Concert Band, and the enchanting Brecon Jazz Festival. Hazel Findlay's inspiring talk, "The Walls Within," left a lasting impression, reminding us of the power of perseverance. Graffiti Classics The Comedy String Quartet, brought their unique and hilarious take on classical music. With 16 strings, 8 dancing feet, and 4 voices, they left us in stitches and inspired a newfound appreciation for the genre.

In October as summer was well and truly over, we said hello to the Brecon Baroque Festival once again where musical mastery enchanted us, while the thought-provoking play "Driftwood" explored themes of hope and belonging that inspired us. The month of October also saw the return of the Comedy Club, with acts that had us howling, and our amazing kitchen team cooked up a storm with their home made Comedy Club curry! Next, we had Last Night of The Proms that filled our hearts with musical delight and showcased so much talent.

Drew's Concert on was truly a journey of love. Through music, song, dance, and laughter, we celebrated the memory of Drew Barker-Wright and touched the hearts of everyone in attendance. It was so amazing to see our community come together for such an important cause. November brought us more laughter with more Comedy Club and a very moving performance of Carwyn. Sarah McQuaid's captivating presence and musical talent left us in awe, wrapping up the month on a high note.

"A Christmas Carol," presented as a radio play, captivated audiences with its timeless tale. The we were lucky to have the amazing Theatr Na nOg once again with their outstanding visual and musical display on our stage, The Butterfly Hunter truly charmed all ages, and we were thrilled to see so many schools interact with the performance.

And then, came December and with it came so many joys, starting with the Yourythmics. They had everyone on their feet, dancing in joy. Then we had a great one for families with “The Snowman”. The wonderful prediction cast its magical spell on audiences, captivating hearts with its wondrous story. Then a truly fantastic Christmas event took please, Brecon’s Festival Ballets "The Nutcracker" returned, enchanting us with Tchaikovsky's famous music played live by the Brecon Festival Ballet Orchestra. A truly magical Christmas gift to all who watched it on our stage, the dancers were stunning and the talent extraordinary. 

The Climate Justice Series brought awareness through events like "Writing The Landscape" and a Film & Talk session. Richard Durrant’s Christmas Concert added a festive touch, creating a perfect family event for folk lovers as well as the Arthur Christmas Screening; a free Christmas delight for happy little faces, and Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Screening, a classic enjoyed by all, adding warmth to the festive season.

We ended the year with our Comedy Club Christmas Special which was the perfect Christmas night out, filled with laughter and merriment. As we bid farewell to a year filled with laughter, inspiration, and unforgettable moments, we extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who joined us on this incredible journey. Your presence and support have made Theatr Brycheiniog a vibrant hub of creativity and joy. Here's to the magic of the arts and the boundless joy it brings to us all!