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Priscilla Queen Of The Desert at The Princess Royal Theatre Port Talbot

Big, Brash and Beautiful and that's just the bus!
The most fabulous bus in the world parks up at The Princess Royal Theatre in Port Talbot for five nights of outrageous fun.
We all know the story, three Drag Queens travelling across Australia in a bus called Priscilla. As musicals go this has it all, it's over the top, it's bursting with pop hits, it has enough comedy you'll be crying with laughter and enough sentiment to make you cry some more but for the majority of the show you'll be laughing and wishing you was on that stage singing along.  The Port Talbot & District Amateur Operatic Society deserve huge applause for this production, the enthusiasm and dedication to this performance was overwhelming. Huge performances from Carlton Gronow, Heflin Carwyn Rosser and Joe Crabbe who play the iconic roles of Tick, Felicia & Bernadette. Their onstage chemistry is fantastic and they provide most of the shows comedy. Everything about this production is BIG, the s…

Jump Arena Cardiff

Jump Arena's first Welsh trampoline park opened in Cardiff last week, and is certainly not to be missed. Featuring ninja assault courses, dodgeball courts, gladiator battle stations and countless trampolines, it's a perfect place for a family day out...or even a birthday party! VIP packages cost £16.50pp and include unlimited pizza, drinks and jumping - not to mention exclusive table service! The staff are extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful...so don't be shy if you're new to trampolining, as there's something here for everyone. There's a snacks station so you can refuel, and even a café area for those who prefer to watch. Come on down and get jumping!






The Hashery Cardiff

The Hashery is a independent restaurant situated in central Cardiff, on High Street. Its specialities include burgers, mussels and daily 2-4-1 cocktails! The kitchen uses locally and responsibly sourced products, to ensure each customer receives the freshest plate possible. We had a chance to taste a variety of dishes off its new menu - the fried pickles certainly are unique and are not to be missed!  There is something on the menu for everyone, and coupled with the excellent service, this is THE restaurant to visit. With comic-print décor and a cosy, artsy feel, this is a perfect spot for either an afternoon cocktail, or a fun, family dining experience. I'd definitely recommend trying out the homemade dips, frozen margarita cocktails (served in skull fishbowls) and mozarella sticks (coated in crushed tortilla chips)! Head on down to The Hashery for a fresh, tasty and competitively priced meal now!Review By Beth Cook


The Commitments Wales Millennium Centre

The Commitments Bringing Soul To Cardiff
Direct from a record-breaking run in the West End, “The Commitments” is currently bringing soul to Cardiff at the Wales Millennium Centre. Set in 1985 Dublin, “The Commitments” tells the tale of working-class music fanatic Jimmy Rabbitte, who shapes a bunch of misfit, amateur musicians into Dublin’s finest and hardest-working soul band. Kevin Kennedy - better known as “Coronation Street” legend Curly Watts - is a standout, and certainly wins over the crowd. Featuring songs such as ‘Mustang Sally’, ‘Try A Little Tenderness’, ‘River Deep - Mountain High’ and ‘Knock On Wood’, “The Commitments” is hearty, energetic, and entertaining for the whole family. You can catch it in Cardiff until April 15th, before it moves on for the rest of its U.K. tour. Grab your tickets while you can, for an incredibly unforgettable musical! Review by Beth Cook

Lush Spa Cardiff

Review by Beth Cook for Wyburn & Wayne Cardiff Times
Cardiff’s new LUSH store opened its doors on March 31st, and is the home of the biggest LUSH Spa in the U.K. I had a treatment called ‘The Sound Bath’, which costs £70. It is described as a 60-minute journey into sound, using facial massage and ear candles to aid relaxation and retune the mind and body. I was greeted upon arrival, and invited for a chat and hand/arm massage prior to my treatment. Despite being in the city centre, the spa is relaxing, cosy, and quiet, allowing you to zone out easily. It’s clear that LUSH really stuck to its roots with its stylish design of the spa - there is reclaimed wood, locally sourced fruit and flowers, cosy furniture, and restful lighting. My therapist was named Charlotte and was extremely welcoming, comforting and knowledgable. We had a leisurely consultation prior to the treatment, and I was presented a few gifts - I won’t mention too much! Each spa guest is also invited to use the shower r…

Hello Cabaret

Hello Cabaret is a monthly event that celebrates musical theatre and Welsh talent through intimate performances of show tunes and contemporary stories. Founded by musical director and creative genius Dan Fulham, this event brings together passionate, promising individuals to showcase their talent in venues throughout Cardiff and Swansea. April’s event took place in Cardiff’s heart and hub of musical theatre, the Wales Millennium Centre. The evening was packed with exciting performances from artists Hywel Dowsell, Jac Yarrow, Lloyd Macey, Millie Davies, Lois Meleri, and Caitlin McKee; featuring a varied collection of songs from shows such as Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Avenue Q, and the show-stopping Rent. The cast of the UK touring production of Rent even joined these artists for a one-off late night set, making the evening even more unique and memorable. Hello Cabaret is definitely one of South Wales’ hidden gems and is not to be missed!