This is a round-up of what’s coming up during September at the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran.
Scroll down to see the shows, a quick description and a link to get tickets to this venue on our doorstep.
Saturday 23 Sept at 7.30pm – £18. Click here for tickets.
They blow the roof off every time we have them, so we couldn’t wait to invite them back again!
Featured in the BBC TV documentary “The Joy of the Guitar Riff” (alongside Brian May, Tony Iommi & Dave Grohl)Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin!!!
Many years have passed since the last UK gigs from the classic line-ups of both bands. Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the originals live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians.
In a “full on” two and a half hour show complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically THE BEST BITS, ALL OF THE TIME!
Touring for over 10 years and seen by more than 6 million people, live and on TV, Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians. With decades of playing between them and thousands of gigs in the UK and overseas, every show is an unforgettable experience.
However, this is much more than just a great band performing all the ‘Greatest Hits’ – it’s a theatrical insight into these two giants of rock, complete with special effects, onstage ‘artistic differences’ and audience participation!
Twice voted Best UK Tribute Band, the band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and with the accent firmly on entertainment this is a night not to be missed, complete with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, a Drum Duet and a very special Violin Bow Solo!
Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerizing show!
Patricia Anne Bevan – Past and Beyond
Friday 29 Sept at 7.30pm – £15.
An evening of clairvoyance with Patricia Anne Bevan.
Tickets are available from Patricia on 07901910112 or email [email protected]
OH WHAT A NIGHT
Saturday 30 Sept at 7.30pm -£24 (£22 over 60s/ students) Click here for tickets.
OH WHAT A NIGHT!takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more. Selling over 100 million records worldwide, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons secured their place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
OH WHAT A NIGHT! combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which always leaves audiences wanting more. Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!
The Time of Our Lives
Thursday 12 October at 7.30pm -£18 Click here for tickets.
Hop in the DeLorean and travel back in time to an unforgettable era of timeless and classic movies!
Were you a ‘Goonie’? Did you wish the story would never end? Or did you feel the need for speed?
Awaken that nostalgia and dance the night away to all the beloved hits from the 80’s classics! Featuring ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’, ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’, ‘Footloose’ ‘Danger Zone’, ‘Johnny B. Goode’, ‘Hungry Eyes’ and many more!
Performed by an incredible 7-piece band and featuring superb vocalists, this is the ultimate celebration of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time!
You can even come dressed as your favourite movie character and strap in for a blast back to the past!
Don’t put baby in a corner! Join this much-loved cast as we have ‘The Time of our Lives!’
The Carpenters Experience 2023 tour
Friday 13 October at 7.30pm -£23 Click here for tickets.
When we were young we’d listen to the radio, waiting for our favourite songs. Now they’re back again, like a long-lost friend, all the song we loved so well. . .
The UK’s leading Carpenters show, featuring the amazing voice of Maggie Nestor and eight top-class musicians, captures the sights and sounds of the amazing talents of Richard and Karen Carpenter.
Karen’s silky contralto is combined with Richard’s delightful piano and seamless harmonies in this big production that brings Close to You, We’ve only Just Begun, Top of the World, Rainy Days and Mondays, Solitaire, Goodbye to Love, Please Mr Postman, For All We Know, Only Yesterday and dozens more classic songs to the stage.
The Freddie and Queen Experience
Saturday 14 October at 7.30pm -£20 Click here for tickets.
The Freddie & QUEEN Experience are the UK’s Premier Queen & Freddie Mercury Tribute Band who are internationally and critically acclaimed. The band have performed all over the world and they sell out shows in the UK and abroad. The show is full of all QUEEN’s greatest hits which are delivered with passion and energy.
Ian who plays Freddie Mercury has the looks, mannerisms, vocals, charisma, passion, high energy, and showmanship which made Freddie loved by many. The band features some of the finest musicians in the UK, this includes Brian May Tribute Andy Wills. The fully live 5-Piece band perform with replica outfits, instruments and recreate QUEEN’s live shows, based around QUEEN when they were at their very best, the 86 ‘Magic Tour’. The show should not be missed by fans of Freddie Mercury and QUEEN.
Monday 16 October at 10.30am and 7pm -£10 Click here for tickets for 10.30am and click here for tickets for 7pm.
Everything is going Martin’s way. The holidays have started, he’s got a gorgeous girlfriend and everyone agrees he’s the coolest dancer around. But when his world is turned upside down by a crash in a stolen car, he has to come to terms with more than his facial injuries…. Benjamin Zephaniah and Richard Conlon deal with issues such as prejudice, drugs and disfigurement in this vibrant, gritty adaptation of Zephaniah’s bestselling novel for young people.
Set text on the current WJEC GCSE Drama syllabus
ABBAMANIA 2023 tour
Tuesday 17 October at 7.30pm -£27.50 Click here for tickets.
Celebrating theYears of ABBA
EUROPE’S LEADING ABBA TRIBUTE, ABBAMANIA, CONTINUE TO ENTERTAIN AUDIENCES WITH THEIR OUTSTANDING VOCALS AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE LIVE ON STAGE.
ABBAMANIA’S WIDELY ACCLAIMED TRIBUTE TO ABBA IS A SENSATIONAL TWO HOUR SHOW FEATURING RECORD BREAKING AND TIMELESS HITS FROM ‘WATERLOO’ TO ‘ DANCING QUEEN’‘MAMMA MIA’‘FERNANDO’ AND ‘CHIQUITITA’ ALL OF WHICH WILL HAVE YOU DANCING IN THE AISLES.
SO DUST OFF YOUR PLATFORMS, PUT ON YOUR FLARES AND COME ALONG AND ENJOY AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT WITH
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