Live broadcasts at Mwldan

Live broadcasts at Mwldan

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Theatr Mwldan is excited to have the opportunity to present some very special pre-recorded Live Broadcast performances this April, beginning with Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet (PG) starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad on Tuesday 1 April at 7.55pm. Elton John – The Million Dollar Piano (12A) on Wednesday 2 April at 8.25pm and Peter Gabriel Back to Front (PG) on Tuesday 8 April at 8.35pm and Thursday 17 April at 8.40pm.

BROADWAY’S ROMEO AND JULIET

STARRING ORLANDO BLOOM

Tuesday 1 April, 7.55pm

Filmed live at the Richard Rogers Theatre on Broadway in November 2013, it features Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings) as Romeo and two-time Tony Award® nominee Condola Rashad as Juliet. Critics and New York audiences alike have welcomed the new energy and contemporary feel the production brings to the timeless story of the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers.

Prejudice. Anger. Betrayal and the chance that true love could actually conquer all. It could only be the greatest love story of all time…This dazzling new production of Romeo and Juliet is a modern take on one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays. Staged on Broadway for the first time in 36 years, director David Leveaux brings a dynamic energy and contemporary setting to his interpretation of this eternally tragic tale. With 2014 marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet will appeal both to the regular theatre-goer and those coming to Shakespeare for the very first time.

Tickets for Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet are priced £10 full price (£8 child) and are available now from Theatr Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200, on-line at www.mwldan.co.uk or via smartphones

FROM CAESARS PALACE, LAS VEGAS:

ELTON JOHN - THE MILLION DOLLAR PIANO

Theatr Mwldan will screen Elton John’s Million Dollar Piano (12A) on Saturday 2 April at 8.25pm.

World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer, the legendary ELTON JOHN performs his critically acclaimed The Million Dollar Piano concert from The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Currently being performed to standing ovations during Elton’s residency at Caesar’s Palace and includes all of Elton’s greatest hits from throughout his career including ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’, ‘I’m Still Standing’, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, ‘Crocodile Rock’ and ‘Your Song’.

At the centrepiece of the performance is the show’s namesake piano, an engineering marvel featuring more than 68 LED video screens created by Yamaha. Nearly four years in the making, the state-of-the-art piano is the perfect accompaniment to Elton’s greatest hits displaying imagery to complement the entertainer’s fan favourites, creating a whimsical, one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

Elton said, “I’ve had the best time (in Las Vegas) because I always thought of it as a challenge and wanted to put on the best show. If you put on a great show and a spectacle and it’s fun and people feel as if they are getting value for money, then it’s a no-brainer. I don’t think there could be a better-looking show than this in Vegas or in any venue anywhere.”

Tickets for Elton John – The Million Dollar Piano are priced £15 full price (£12.50 concessions) and are available now from Theatr Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200, on-line at www.mwldan.co.uk or via smartphones

PETER GABRIEL BACK TO FRONT,

FROM THE O2, LONDON

On Tuesday 8 April at 8.35pm and Thursday 17 April at 8.40pm Mwldan will also screen a stunning new concert film by Peter Gabriel, Back To Front. Filmed live at the O2 London and directed by BAFTA winning director Hamish Hamilton, Back To Front is a visual and narrative feast that places the viewer right at the heart of the concert experience.

This concert celebrates one of the most pioneering and innovative artists of modern times. The film captures the excitement of a spectacular live performance, but also brings a deeper insight into Peter Gabriel the artist by expanding on many of the live show’s themes through its use of subtle reportage and supplementary interviews with all the key protagonists.

Peter Gabriel reunited with his original touring band from 1986 to mark the 25th anniversary of the landmark album So and the performance includes previously unreleased and re-imagined songs sit effortlessly beside classic hits from throughout his illustrious career, Solsbury Hill, Digging in the Dirt, Sledgehammer, Mercy Street and Don’t Give Up.

Tickets for Peter Gabriel Back to Front are priced £10 full price (£8 Child) and are available now from Theatr Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200, on-line at www.mwldan.co.uk or via smartphones

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