What’s On In Bristol
16TH September To 22NDSeptember 2013
Jason Robert Brown’s cult musical theatre classic, a story of love made and love lost, bursts into the Brewery Theatre this Autumn.
Telling the beautiful and sweeping story of the life and death of a five year relationship between two American twenty-somethings, The Last Five Years has become a classic of modern musicals and is ideally suited to the intimate setting of the Brewery Theatre.
Cathy is an aspiring actress and Jamie a successful young novelist. Their story is often painfully familiar and at times surprising, revealing what it is to love without shame and to dare to dream of a life lived with another.
Directed by Martin Berry and designed by Georgia De Grey, both recent graduates of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, The Last Five Years features live music and fabulous songs from one of the great masters of musical theatre.
Running time approx. 1hr 30mins
Age recommendation 14+
Times: 8.15pm (no show Sun or Mon)
Tickets: Opening night All tickets £6, Wed 11 & Thu 12 September All tickets £8, Fri 13 – Sat 21 September Full £12 / Concession £9 (no conc. Fri or Sat)
Visitors to Berkeley Castle in September will also enjoy displays depicting the family’s long tradition of celebrating the Festival of Harvest. Floral and PBroduce displays in and around the Castle will bring the history of production to life and a harvest themed children’s trail will have everyone trying to spot Mrs Hedghog, Mr Fox and a small army of harvest mice! The trail can be picked up from one of the guides at the Keep steps and all completed trails will win a small prize.
Tickets: Free with Admission.
Steam Train Ride – 14/09/2013
Steam Train Ride – 15/09/2013
Crane Ride – 21/09/2013
Crane Ride – 22/09/2013
Take a ride on M Shed’s largest exhibits… the boats, train and cranes! Sail on the Mayflower, John King Tug and Fire Boat Pyronaut for stunning views of Bristol’s harbourside, be transported back to the days of steam with a ride along the dockside on the Henbury Steam Locomotive or experience the historic industrial electronic and steam cranes. Buy tickets on-board on the day.
What’s On This Week In Cardiff
1. Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience
Ever watched Basil Fawlty drive himself into a spinning rage and wondered whether you would have been able to keep a straight face if you were one of the unwitting guests? Featuring all the best gags and a 3-course meal, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a loosely-scripted, pitch-perfect ‘13th episode’ of the TV series which develops the characters made famous by John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs. Wales Millennium Centre . 14th – 22nd September.
2. Formby at the New Theatre. 19th & 21 September 2013
Formby follows George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars. In a unique one-man performance Ewan Wardrop plays the role of Formby, as well as all the key characters involved in this fascinating slice of his life.
Formby is a funny, touching and thoughtful look at the life of an essentially ordinary man with an extraordinary talent. This sensational production features many of Formby’s classic hits brilliantly recreated by Wardrop on the ukulele, including Blackpool Rock, Leaning On A Lamp-Post, When I’m Cleaning Windows, TT Races and many more.
Performed and written by Ewan Wardrop.Directed and co-devised by Ed Hughes
3. Welsh National Opera: Anna Bolena - Wales Millennium Centre.
Anne is the original Boleyn girl. Few figures in British history have dominated the imaginations of writers, painters and film directors quite like her. Donizetti’s re-imagining of Anne’s final days in the scheming court of Henry VIII is a touching one. It is a portrait of an innocent stranded in a nest of vipers. You will find it hard not to care deeply for her.
7th September – 4th October 2013
What’s On This Week In Plymouth
1. Cotehele – Open Garden
Formal garden, orchards and meadow. Terrace garden falling to sheltered valley with ponds, stream and unusual shrubs. Historic collection of daffodils. Fine Tudor house (one of the least altered in the country); armour, tapestries, furniture. Open:For NGS:-Mon 16 Sept (11-4).
Garden adm £6, Children £3. Times:11-4. Telephone:01579 351346. For other opening times and information, please phone or see garden website. Open for charity.
2. Cinema by the Sea – Looe’s community cinema – presents The Impossible (12A)
Adults £5, students & under 18s £3. Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Tom Holland. A family on holiday in Thailand are caught up in the SE Asian tsunami. This is a film of emotional power about the agony and terror of separation, set in the chaos of devastation, with extraordinary tsunami sequences. McGregor and Watts give outstanding performances in the lead role – Wednesday 18 Sep 2013
Doors open 7pm. Film starts at 7.30pm prompt
3. Guide Dogs Fun Day
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is holding a family fun day on Saturday 21 September in Central Park Plymouth. Activities include: Pet dog show, dog agility demonstration, stalls, games and refreshments, children’s entertainment and fancy dress competition. Bring you pet dog to join in our “Go Walkies” sponsored walk. See our website: www.guidedogs.org.uk – Saturday 21 Sep 2013
11am to 4pm. Entry free.
4. Crocadon Producers Fair!!
Each month over 45 stallholders display their produce and creations in our courtyard, our venue has become renowned for its high quality monthly produce markets. We also run various other events. Crocadon is just 15 minutes from Plymouth and 5 from Callington, our producers fairs are a great activity held on the third Saturday of every month. Offering fresh local meats, fish, vegetables as well as sweet treats of all kinds. The fair also boasts a wide range of arts and craft producers for you to look around at your leisure. Our onsite café has cake and drinks on offer. Inside and outdoor seating available for those warm summer days! Free entry and free parking. 9am – 3pm - Saturday 21 Sep 2013 – Free entry and parking 9 am – 3 pm.