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The Congress Theatre in Cwmbran Credit: Cwmbran Life

This is a round-up of what’s coming up during April and May (2024) at the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran.

Scroll down to see the shows, a quick description and a link to get tickets. Or give the box office a call on 01633 868239.

Jukebox Heroes 4

Friday 19 April and Saturday 20 April. 7.30pm (Doors 7pm). Click here for tickets.

Following the huge success of Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes in 2016, and then Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes II in 2018; along with the third succession in 2021. Owen Money is back with another talent packed live show featuring the music of his popular weekend Radio shows on BBC Wales; and of course his unique style of comedy and ‘Welsh Whit’!

Yes you’ve guess it Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes IV! However, with the fourth sequel comes the final! ….

To end this massively popular theatre series that has visited sell out audiences throughout Welsh theatres; we will once again see Owen joined on stage by his fantastic band, headed by M.D Ian Kimber; who will accompany some breath taking tributes to some legends of the music world.

Accompanying Owen and his band are the ladies of ‘Like ABBA’ who will be reviving those famous supergroup hits, such as the very apt ‘Money, Money, Money’ …

The unmistakable and iconic sounds of Phil Collins is cloned by the astounded vocals of James Alexander …

Believe! You will be mesmerized as Katie Mittell lights up the stage in a tribute, like no other! to the Grammy Award winning legend that is Cher …

Finally, how could you have a Jukebox Heroes series without paying homage to when Wurlitzers were turning out the Rock n Roll! …


Monday 22 April. 7.30pm (Doors 7pm). Click here for tickets.

THE DRAG FACTOR by Frank Vickery 
Simply set in a hospital corridor, The Drag Factor is classic Frank Vickery. It is a poignant and blisteringly funny account of a husband and wife coming abruptly to terms with their son’s sexuality. 

THE ARK by Helen Griffin

A beautifully crafted and deeply touching play, The Ark charts the journey of a mother and her two grown up daughters following a significant life event. By turns funny and moving. 

The Lorna & Laister Show

Thursday 25 April. 2pm (Doors 1.30pm). Click here for tickets.

Step into the dazzling world of Lorna and Laister – the dynamic and sensational duo that is redefining entertainment as we know it.

Take a BAFTA-winning actress and West End sensation together with the only winner of Sir Norman Wisdom’s Award for Comedy Excellence and you have an entertainment match made in heaven.

Lorna and Laister are an extraordinary comedy and singing variety duo whose talent, humour, and showmanship have taken the global stage by storm. Their incredible chemistry and seamless collaboration make each show a thrilling and laughter-filled experience. Lorna’s enchanting presence meshes seamlessly with Laister’s uproarious comedic genius to create a symphony of laughter and music that resonates deep within the soul.

Special guests include:

  • James Woods and Jordon Bakewell celebrating the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
  • Graham Clow – one of the UK’s finest guitar vocalists remastering hits by the Shadows and other guitar greats.
  • Steve Jones as Musical Director.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary journey.

Lorna and Laister’s show promises an unforgettable experience – a rollercoaster ride of emotions that will leave you laughing, crying, singing and smiling, reminding us all of the magic that happens when talent, humour, and artistry collide on stage.

Pontnewydd Male Choir Annual Concert

Saturday 27 April. 7pm (Doors 6.30pm). Click here for tickets.

Pontnewydd Male Choir invite you to their 120th year celebration.

Their Annual Concert featuring Travis George

ELO AGAIN 2024 Tour

Friday 26 April. 7.30pm (Doors 7pm). Click here for tickets.

ELO AGAIN are back with their stunning ‘Re-Discovery Tour’ celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. 

Now in their 12th year ELO AGAIN really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday, the whole experience is professionally reenacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects. 


As the UK’s No.1 tribute show, ELO AGAIN provide you with the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals. They certainly know how to entertain too, as the hits just keep on coming. 

Their version of MR BLUE SKY is breathtaking, full of passion and fervour; the whole auditorium will be on its feet. Come along and relive the age of Glam Rock as ELO AGAIN pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. 

You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation. The timeless MR BLUE SKY returns, so Roll Over Beethoven – Rock ‘n Roll Is King

The Counterfeit 70’s 2024 Tour

Sunday 28 April. 7.30pm (Doors 7pm). Click here for tickets.

Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between. 

Featuring the music of Slade, Sweet, T.Rex, The Bay City Rollers and many, many more, they will take you through a rollercoaster ride of the biggest 70’s hits. 

The four piece band have toured worldwide in their individual rights, and have worked with some of the biggest names of that decade. 

 Coupled with a stunning light show, costumes from the period and video footage of the bands and events from that era, makes this one show you don’t want to miss. 

So whether you want to sit back and take a trip down memory lane, or get your glad rags on and boogie on down, this uplifting show will take you on a nostalgic trip back to the 70’s!! www.counterfeit70s .com

Forbidden Nights 2024 Tour

Thursday 16 May. 7.30pm (Doors 7pm). Click here for tickets.

Brace yourself for something truly spectacular… Forbidden Nights is here, celebrating 9 years of muscles, mayhem and over 11,000 shirt rips!

Were you excited by the show stopping performance on Britain’s Got Talent? If you were left craving more, then get ready to experience their live stage show where YOU can be the ultimate judge!Get ready because Forbidden Nights is coming!

“Truly Jaw-Dropping”– Metro

Ready for a new fantasy? Unleash your inhibitions as Forbidden Nights takes you to a whole new level, delivering more than your wildest dreams.

Whether you’re just looking for an excuse to let loose, celebrating a birthday or planning a sensational hen party, look no further.

“Will Leave You Breathless” – Loveit Magazine

This show is not only hot, it’s hilarious. This is your sign from the universe urging you to create unforgettable memories and finally have that incredible night out you’ve been putting off for too long.This isn’t just a typical show; get ready to dive right in and interact like never before.Sing along from your seat or go all out and book a stage pass for the ultimate experience.Each ticket includes a free meet and greet cast photo opportunity.

For the best seats in the house book now and find out why Forbidden Nights have performed to over 300,000 people.So, what are you waiting for?

Stop looking, start booking! 

Hangover: optional, a night to remember: guaranteed 

Dance Stars Academy presents “Strictly Come Dance Stars”

Wednesday 29 May to Saturday 1 June. 7pm (Doors 6.30pm). Click here for tickets.

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