MARCH INTO SPRING WITH THE TORCH THEATRE
The days are starting to get warmer and the evenings lighter, as March sees a lively mix of new movies and live entertainment coming to the Torch Theatre! It’s just the ticket!
New films for March include ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ (Fri 1 – 12 March), the Oscar winning film from the director of ‘Midnight’; intense drama ‘Boy Erased’ (Fri 8 – Thu 14 March) starring Nicole Kidman & Russell Crowe; ‘All Is True’ (Fri 8 – Thu 21 March), a film about the final years of William Shakespeare’s life starring acting royalty Kenneth Branagh, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen; Brie Larson as ‘Captain Marvel’ (Fri 22 – Thu 18 March) the latest Marvel blockbuster; and ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ (Sat 23 – Thu 28 March) a fantasy romp in the tradition of ‘80s kids adventures The Goonies and Time Bandits.
Fans of live theatre are well-catered for this month with a diverse array of productions coming to the Torch Theatre, offering everything from risqué comedy and outrageous farce to fully-staged live opera and thought-provoking drama…
Following the success of Artistic Licence Theatre Company’s Sister Act – The Musical, this month sees Milford Haven Amateur Operatic Society to take to the Torch Theatre main stage with their production of My Fair Lady (Mon 4 – Sat 9), one of the most popular musicals of all time.
Vamos Theatre return to the Torch Theatre with ‘A Brave Face’ (Thu 14 March), which uses Vamos’ trademark wordless, full mask style to explore Post-Traumatic Stress, an unseen injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families.
Pembrokeshire’s Federation of Womens’ Institutes are back at the Torch Theatre once again with ‘Anything Goes’ (Fri 15 March), a fun variety show that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. This is their sixth year performing at the Torch, with previous shows selling out, so grab your tickets early.
The Torch Theatre also welcomes back award winning Welsh theatre company Dirty Protest with their new show ‘How To Be Brave’ (Tue 19 March), playwright Sian Owen’s love letter to Newport – the city that made her brave.
Experience live opera on your doorstep with Mid Wales Opera’s fresh and exciting new production of Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ (Wed 20 March), an epic operatic thriller, here sung in English. If you enjoyed Swansea City Opera’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ live at the Torch Theatre, you don’t want to miss this!
Following 2018’s sell-out hit ‘Crimes Under The Sun’, New Old Friends theatre company return with ‘Crimes On The Nile’ (Tue 26 March), a “delightfully dotty” (The Stage) romp that affectionately spoofs the Queen of Crime Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries.
Described by The Guardian as a “major piece of theatre”, Taking Flight Theatre present ‘peeling’ (Wed 27 March), Kaite O’Reilly’s darkly comic play about the choices women make and the things they had. This is a fully accessible show for hearing-impaired and fully abled audiences alike, with British Sign Language, audio description and captions.
Last but by no means least, the one and only Owen Money returns to the Torch Theatre (Fri 29 & Sat 30 March), with adult panto ‘Buttons Undone’, featuring Welsh rugby legend Rupert Moon as the Baron. ‘Buttons Undone’ is a bawdy pantomime for Over 18s, full of double entendres and innuendo in the ‘Carry On’ tradition… Oh yes it is!
Fans of live music are also catered for with ‘Rock And Roll Revolution’ (Sat 16 March), a jiving journey through the fabulous ‘50s and ‘Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook’ (Sat 23 March), an intimate evening of Adele’s romantic ballads. Both shows are sold out - call the Box Office to check for any last-minute availability.
Our season of MET Opera Live In HD broadcasts continue with ‘La Fille Du Regiment’ (Sat 2 March), where opera stars Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende share billing with Hollywood star Kathleen Turner, in the comic speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp; and the legendary epic, Wagner’s ‘Die Walkure’ (Sat 30 March) starring Christine Goerke, Soprano as Brünnhilde.
For more information on all our films, live shows and live broadcasts, contact our Box Office on 01646 695267 or visit torchtheatre.co.uk