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LINO

24-year-old Harry Perkins took to the Atrium stage on July 20th to perform his autobiographical one-man-show, ‘LINO’, for the first time. Set in Basildon, Essex, this coming-of-age drama focuses on Harry, an only child who experiences a search for identity as he tries to deal with his tormented and troubled family. This groundbreaking play about the long-term impacts of domestic abuse is told through a series of memoirs from the survivor himself, exposing the prevailing injustices of abuse on a personal and social level. Harry put on a brave face and told his story that is as unique as it is universal - grappling with emotions that we have all experienced: powerlessness, shame, doubt, blindness, repression, forgiveness and animosity. Harry added, “It was very cathartic writing it, helped me deal with everything. They say write what you know and that, so I just did”. He has already won the Gruff Jones Memorial Prize for Scriptwriting, and is on the hunt to to gather sufficient funding…
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Many Man

Many Man
Written & Performed by Tobias Weatherburn  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Tobias Weatherburn triumphs in Spilt Milks production of Many Man, taking us on a rollercoaster of emotions as he explores the multiple personalities of a man searching for happiness by creating a new persona each time life fails him. Many Man is a journey of a man searching for the better version of himself and ultimately wanting just to be the man he was born to be. From the start we thought this one man show would be something of a comedy stand up. There was much laughter as Weatherburn described his characters life and got all philosophical on life in general and each time the character transforms himself into a completely different persona it's done so cleverly and with lots of humour. It's not until each persona fails and breaks down that we see the dark and tormented side to his complex character.  Weatherburn delivers impeccable comic timing and nails a number of accents which keep flipping the show fro…

The Vicar Of Dibley

We had the pleasure of being invited to see Everyman Theatre's production of "The Vicar of Dibley" last night. In collaboration with this summer's Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival at Sophia Gardens, it was a perfect evening! With an outdoor bar, street food cart from The Grazing Shed and lantern-lit tables, we were immersed into a cosy, friendly atmosphere before the show even begins! Packed full of laughs and memorable moments from the series, it's an event that's not to be missed. Hurry up, because ticket sales end tomorrow! If you're a fan of the series or are just looking for a fun, competitively-priced evening packed full of entertainment, come on down to see Geraldine Granger join the rural parish of Dibley!

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Buddy The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy The Buddy Holy Story
Putting the Specs into Spectacular  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Oh Boy... it's so good! The Buddy Holly Story is still packing the theatres in after 25yrs and over 25,000 performances worldwide and it's clear to see why. The story of Buddy ticks every box, you'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll most certainly tap your feet, clap your hands and sing along to the classic hits that shot Buddy Holly to super stardom. 
The cast are incredible, superb performances in the roles of Buddy, J.P Richardson 'The Big Bopper' and Mr swivel hips Ritchie Valens. Two hours of massive hits including 'Peggy Sue' 'Oh Boy' & 'Rave On' to name a few are the soundtrack to the life of Buddy Holly and his meteoric rise to fame.  Buddy is at The New Theatre until Saturday 8th July and it's a must see, feel good show that will have you bopping in the aisles and singing along to all those classic hits. A great touch at The New Theatre is the Budd…

The Dreamboys Cardiff

The Dreamboys Cardiff
By Chloe Smith

BIG IS BETTER... and I'm not just on about the buffet!

So I was sent on a mission to find the ultimate Hen Party Experience in Cardiff by Wyburn & Wayne. I've done cocktail making a thousand times before not just for hen parties but for birthdays & leaving parties so I decided to explore other possibilities. One thing occurred to me was that I'd never seen a strip show before so I booked myself and a few friends to see The Dreamboys at Pulse Cardiff.  On arrival we was met by the outrageous Opal Fruits who hosted a pre-show buffet upstairs at Pulse. Her quick wit & banter kept the giggles coming as we tucked into what was probably the biggest buffet I've ever seen, if the Dreamboys were anywhere near as big as these sausages on sticks we were in for a great night. Showtime and we were escorted to our seats downstairs of the club and the atmosphere was fantastic, club full of ladies ready for a great night. Our host Amber…

Tycio Wellbeing Review by Beth Cook

Tycio Wellbeing opened its doors to the public on December 5th 2016. Situated in a quiet street in Rhiwbina, it certainly has a relaxing, homely feel. I was greeted upon arrival and invited to a relaxation room with heated loungers, where I'd fill out a consultation form and enjoy a complimentary beverage of my choice. I changed into a comfy robe and slippers before heading up to the treatment room. I had a Tycio Luxury Facial, which costs £45 and lasts an hour. My therapist Shirley Ann and I decided upon a selection of products to suit my skin's current needs. Tycio uses locally sourced products from Earthbound Organics, a company based in Llandrindod Wells. Its founder, Jo Ordoñez, grows and harvests organic products herself, and packs fresh, Welsh active ingredients into her rejuvenating skincare range. I won't give away too much, but it was definitely an uplifting experience! Tycio launches at least one new promotion every month, and offers competitively priced packag…

Jig-So by Lloyd Macey

23-year-old Lloyd Macey launched “Jig-So” as part of his final-year project working towards his BA Perfformio at University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Featuring familiar faces such as Boyd Clack, whose acting credits include “Twin Town” and “High Hopes”, and Shelley Rees-Owen, who is known for her role as Stacey in “Pobol y Cwm”, “Jig-So” was an incredibly impressive project for anyone, let alone a university student. It took place on Friday 12th May at Yr Hen Lyfrgell - despite the drama only lasting for 30 minutes, it was very heartwarming and engaging. It's a bilingual drama revolving around a family in the Valleys that has to deal with the struggle of cancer, which according to Lloyd, is a subject close to his heart. Amazing performances, staging and lighting - overall an excellent evening. Definitely keep an eye out for Lloyd's upcoming performances - he certainly is one to look out for! Lloyd's directorial début was a great success, and we wish him the best of luc…