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The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl

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Wales Millennium Centre

Embark on a magical and interactive journey and discover the secrets of a writer beloved by children of all ages.

Learn about Roald Dahl’s extraordinary life and the surprising inspiration for his most famous characters and stories.

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Santa’s Post Office

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Mermaid Quay

Santa’s Post Office is back! Send a letter to Santa from his magical post office and get a personal reply from the big man himself. In partnership with Tenovus Cancer Care charity.

11am – 4pm every Saturday and Sunday until 18 December.

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Cardiff Santa & Elf Dash

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Thousands of Santas and elves will take part in the Welsh Hearts’ 5K walk, jog or dash from Roald Dahl Plass around Cardiff Bay.

Get your hearts beating faster by taking part in this amazing event or just come and watch.

Enter here and help save Welsh lives!

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Busking: Soho Sopranos

Mermaid Quay

Soho Sopranos – husband and wife saxophonists Ray and Claire Westlake – perform on the Quayside near our fabulous Chrismans tree, entertaining visitors with a wide mix of music, jazz-centric but also including rock, pop and classical music with a festive twist.

Weather permitting.

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Santa’s Post Office

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Mermaid Quay

Santa’s Post Office is back! Send a letter to Santa from his magical post office and get a personal reply from the big man himself. In partnership with Tenovus Cancer Care charity.

11am – 4pm every Saturday and Sunday until 18 December.

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Live Music – Lissie with Very Special Guest Teddy Thompson

The Glee

Lissie tours her third album – Wild West with a solo acoustic performance.

Joining Lissie will be very special guest Teddy Thompson, who is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with a career that has consistently garnered critical praise.

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Mary Poppins

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Wales Millenium Centre

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh present the multi award winning musical, Mary Poppins. The magical story of the world’s favourite nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane has been triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs.

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Santa’s Post Office

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Mermaid Quay

Santa’s Post Office is back! Send a letter to Santa from his magical post office and get a personal reply from the big man himself. In partnership with Tenovus Cancer Care charity.

11am – 4pm every Saturday and Sunday until 18 December.

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Sunny Afternoon

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Wales Millenium Centre

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon is an irresistible musical with slick theatricality and ingenious storytelling at its heart. It tells the captivating tale of how one of Britain’s greatest bands, The Kinks, rose to stardom.

Step into swinging ’60s Britain and discover how The Kinks found their definitive sound that rocked a nation and influenced generations.

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Live Music – Home Free

The Glee

5-piece country a cappella band from Minnesota and Season 4 Champions of NBC’s The Sing-Off.

Home Free is bringing new music, new production, and more country favourites as they come to town!  The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humour.

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David O’Doherty

The Glee

David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present a brand new show of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.

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Paul Foot

The Glee

Tis A Pity She’s A Piglet

In Paul’s first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism. Plus Ant ‘n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast.

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The Noise Next Door

The Glee

Comedy Lock-In

Death defying feats! Kick-ass sing-a-longs! Finely tuned anarchy! Join the Noise Next Door for their Comedy Lock-In.

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Iain Stirling

The Glee

Onwards!

You may recognise his voice as the narrator of ITV2’s “Love Island” or recognise his face as the host of Scottish BAFTA (best children’s show) award winning panel show “The Dog Ate my Homework” (CBBC). Join Iain for a brand new show about the perceptions of a generation and whole host of other topics.

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Cardiff Bay Run

Cardiff Bay

New 10k race around Cardiff Bay.

Set in the heart of Cardiff’s historic Bay, the Cardiff Bay Run is a flat, fast and friendly event for all ages and abilities.

Previously known as the Cardiff Bay 5 Mile, the race is back by popular demand with a little makeover for 2017 with a stunning new 10km course around Cardiff Bay.

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Rent The Musical

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Wales Millenium Centre

Do not miss Bruce Guthrie’s brand-new production of the legendary, multi-award-winning rock musical Rent as it celebrates its incredible 20th anniversary.

This exhilarating, landmark musical tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian excess.

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The Commitments

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Wales Millenium Centre

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul based on the BAFTA award-winning classic film.

With over 20 soul classics performed live on stage including Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep – Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can’t Turn You Loose and more, The Commitments is a fabulously fun musical you will simply never forget.

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Sister Act

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Wales Millenium Centre

An all new production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy returns to the Centre starring Alexandra Burke^ (The X Factor, The Bodyguard) as Deloris Van Cartier.

Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy based on the smash hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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Wales Millenium Centre

Starring X-Factor winner Joe McElderry, Bill Kenwright’s “Amazing”, “Superb”, “Wonderful” and “Brilliant” production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues on its record-breaking tour having already sold an estimated 15 million tickets.

This magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.

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Funny Girl

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Wales Millenium Centre

Sheridan Smith will not be performing the role of Fanny Brice at the Wednesday matinee performance. The producers of Funny Girl cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

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The Noise Next Door

The Glee

Uproar!

Witness the astonishing comedy sensation LIVE! The Noise Next Door are causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour – an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs.

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Grease

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Wales Millenium Centre

He’s the one that you want! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band The Wanted, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in Grease, the No.1 Greatest Musical (Channel 4). Also starring Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and EastEnders’ and Strictly Come Dancing’s Louisa Lytton as Rizzo, this original, electrifying West End production is set to light up the Centre this summer.

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The Addams Family

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Wales Millenium Centre

Look who’s moved into the neighbourhood!

Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, with music and lyrics by Tony Award nominated Andrew Lippa. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows.

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Hairspray

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Wales Millenium Centre

The international smash-hit musical comedy Hairspray the Musical is coming to Cardiff!

It’s Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV.

Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more, don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days.

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Crazy for You

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Wales Millenium Centre

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and winner of Strictly Come Dancing) featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook.

The multi-award winning, romantic comedy, filled with great dance numbers, charts the troubled love story of Bobby and Polly. Sent to close the theatre down, Bobby falls for Polly and decides to save the theatre by putting on a show.

 

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Miss Saigon

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Wales Millenium Centre

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon – a recent smash hit in the West End – is embarking on a major UK Tour.

Winner of a record-breaking nine Whatsonstage Awards 2015 including Best Show, this epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

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