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Milkshake! Live
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The stars of popular childrens’ television show Milkshake! are heading to Rhondda Cynon Taf with The Magic Storybook.

Channel 5 will bring a live version of its successful TV programme to our County Borough, to entertain youngsters, at the Coliseum Theatre on Saturday, September 30.

Favourites such as Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey - along with two Milkshake! presenters, will take children on a magical journey through their favourite fairytales.

Set amid Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brand-new live show is sure to amaze and delight as the Milkshake! cast sing songs and share stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love.

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, said: “Milkshake! has an enormous following around the country, with thousands of people tuning into the television programme each week.

“We are delighted that Milkshake! and the stars of its show are coming to our County Borough for what I am sure are going to be two very popular performances.”

Milkshake presenter and show director Derek Moran, said: “We cannot wait to be back touring the country with our brand-new show. It’s a magical show full of audience participation.”

Head of Children’s Channel 5 Sarah Muller added: “Through our live tours, we can give families a Milkshake event they won’t find anywhere else, one where they can meet their favourite characters and presenters while enjoying a brilliant family day out.”

Milkshake! Live: The Magic Storybook, is at the Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare, on Saturday, September 30 (12.30pm and 4pm). Tickets are available from the Box Office on 03000 040 444 or online at www.rct-arts.co.uk


Tribute In The Park
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Get ready to party as some of the biggest tribute acts in the UK head to Rhondda Heritage Park, the Welsh Mining Experience, this August Bank Holiday.

Tribute in the Park will see some of the finest peformers bring the sounds of Take That, Beyonce, Little Mix and Lady GaGa to the council’s popular family tourist attraction.

Book your tickets online to avoid disappointment

Tickets for Tribute in the Park are expected to sell fast. Tribute acts on the day include In The Mix, performing such hits as Wings, Shout out to my Ex, Salute, Black Magic and DNA; Donna Marie as Lady GaGa, famous for such hits as Applause, the Edge of Glory, Born This Way and Paparazzi; Leanne Green as Beyonce, with such hits as If I Was A Boy, Crazy In Love and Single Ladies; and Take @ That, featuring all of the hits of the ‘ultimate boy band’ Take That.

As part of a major investment programme at the family tourist attraction, totalling almost £500,000, the layout of Rhondda Heritage Park has been restructured and improved, as well as the introduction of a fresh interpretation of the history of Coal and the Rhondda Valley.

Caffe Brachi, a new Italian-theme cafe has also opened at Rhondda Heritage Park, celebrating the impact the Italian people made on Valley communities when they settled in the locality at the turn of the 20th Century.

A new simulator experience taking visitors to the coal seams is also being installed.

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, said: “The Council’s significant investment in Rhondda Heritage Park has improved the facility as a visitor attraction and our exciting range of events provide even more reasons to visit with Tribute in the Park one of many events taking place at Rhondda Heritage Park, the Welsh Mining Experience, in 2017.

“It promises to be a great day of fantastic music from some of the most popular tribute acts in the country.

“Rhondda Heritage Park already attracts visitors from all over the world, who all enjoy a unique experience at an authentic coal mine in the heart of the South Wales Valleys.

“What better place to come and enjoy the music than right here in the heart of the Rhondda Valley, known the world over as the Land of Song.”

This is strictly a ‘Ticket Only’ event, priced £7.50 per person. Please note: Everyone attending the concert will require a ticket. Tickets are now on sale online
Tribute in the Park takes place at Rhondda Heritage Park, the Welsh Mining Experience, on Monday, August 28, starting at 4pm and ending approx 9pm. For further details call 01443 682036

Events @: The Coliseum This Season.
03000 040 444
www-rct-arts.co.uk

OMG

Friday 8 & Saturday 9 September 7.30pm.

From the team that brought you The Wizard of Gurnwah comes another strictly adult comedy guaranteed to raise the roof!

This devilishly dark comedy is the alternate story of the original sin!

Every day is 'party' day for Adam and his animal mates in the Garden of Eden. But that's all about to change when someone sprinkles a pinch of Eve-vilness into the mix to ensure a bet is won. The question is, what is the bet? Who made it and, more importantly, how the devil did Liam Gallagher get a role in this play?

Please be warned: this play contains very strong language, material which may offend, scenes of a sexual nature and bunches of large ripe bananas!

Over 18's Only

£10.00. Groups of 20+ £8.00.


MILKSHAKE! LIVE
The Magic Story Book

Saturday 30 September 12.30pm & 4.00pm.

Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake's very own Milkshake!
Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all-singing, all-dancing, musical show is a dazzling trip through all your favourite fairy tales.

Set amongst Milkshake's magical bookcase, this brand new live show is guaranteed to amaze and delight with songs and stories that all the family will know and love.

£14.50, Children under 16 £13.00, Family Of Four £50.00

WISHBONE ASH
UK Tour 2017


Friday 20 October 7.30pm.

Few bands have survived as long or achieved as much as the legendary Wishbone Ash.

Still rockin' after more than 45 years and with millions of albums sold, they continue performing their iconic twin-guitar sound to audiences around the world.


£22.00


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Aladdin
The Magical Christmas 2017 Panto

Directed by Richard Tunley

Starring Frank Vickery as Widow Twankey plus a full supporting cast


Get ready for the ride of your life as Aladdin whisks you away on a magic carpet ride to Old Peking for plenty of thrills, spills and heaps of laughs too in this traditional family panto.

Friday 1 December 7.00pm.
Saturday 2 December 2.00pm.
Sunday 3 December 2.00pm.
Saturday 9 December 2.00pm & 6.00pm
Sunday10 December 2.00pm

£15.50 Concessions £12.50, Family Ticket £48.00. Groups of 20+ £9.00

JACK JONES
80th Birthday Celebration Tour!

Wednesday 24 January 2018 7.30pm.


One of the world's most loved international singing stars, Jack still stands head and shoulders above his musical peers; he has 60 albums to his credit, two Grammies and an Emmy.

Perhaps best known for his hit renditions of The Impossible Dream, Lollipops and Roses, What I Did For Love, The Race Is On, Lady, Call Me Irresponsible and The Loveboat theme.

And now he's back touring his favourite country - come join in the party as Jack celebrates his 80th Birthday.


£35.00

 

Events @ The Park & Dare Treorchy
03000 040 444
www-rct-arts.co.uk

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL
Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest!

Thursday 5 October 7.30pm.

Direct from the West End, this brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at every performance of this award-winning show. Your suggestions are transformed on the spot into an all-singing, all-dancing spectacle - with unpredictable and hilarious results.

So whether you fancy Sondheim on a ski lift or Cole Porter in Poundland - you suggest it and the Showstoppers will sing it!

Recommended for ages 14+

'????? 'So polished, it defies belief.' - Daily Telegraph
?????'Had me weeping with laughter... you absolutely have to go.' - Mail on Sunday


£15.00

RHYDIAN, RICHARD & ADAM

Thursday 19 October 2017 7:30pm

The Stars Of Classical Crossover

Welsh stars Rhydian, Richard & Adam come together with their live band to bring you a truly magical evening of classical arias and contemporary songs.


Classically trained Rhydian has carved out a successful career both as a recording artist and in musical theatre, and his entrancing live performances continue to captivate audiences. Rhydian is joined on stage by brothers Richard and Adam, one of the most successful acts to emerge from Britain's Got Talent.

£25.00


ALADDIN
The Magical Christmas 2017 Panto

Directed by Richard Tunley

Starring Frank Vickery as Widow Twankey plus a full supporting cast


Get ready for the ride of your life as Aladdin whisks you away on a magic carpet ride to Old Peking for plenty of thrills, spills and heaps of laughs too in this traditional family panto.

Saturday 16 December 2.0pm.
Sunday 17 December 2.00pm.
Wednesday 20 December 7.00pm.
Thursday 21 December 7.00pm.
Friday 22 December 2.00pm. & 7.00pm.
Saturday 23 December 10.30am & 2.00pm.
Sunday 24 December 10.30am & 2.00pm.


£15.50 Concessions £12.50, Family Ticket £48.00. Groups of 20+ £9.00

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