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7/01/2017

Theatre and Film This July in Cardiff.


This year is flying by and July is another month full to the brim of exciting theatre performances and movie releases. As usual I've put together a list of shows I'd love to see this month, from family friendly to dark and disturbing; it's an eclectic kinda month indeed!

 Theatre

 

To kick off the month let's start with a bit of rock 'n' roll! Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story comes to New Theatre this month and I'm so excited to be able to attend with gorgeous Warren. We're both very keen to learn more about his story as well as listen to fantastic renditions of his wonderful music, I cannot wait to sing along to La Bamba! The show will run from 4th- 8th July so grab your tickets now!


There's also the chance to catch the amazing Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom on 15th and 16th July. George and Molly (and Warren and I!) adore Ben and Holly; it's so witty and cute and I cannot wait to see how it transfers from television to the stage. 

Moving on to one of my all time faves... If you don't know the film Funny Girl then I'm not sure we can be friends ;) but honestly, can you imagine my excitement when I heard the stage version was coming to Wales Millenium Centre? I get a tummy flip every single time I think about this performance; not only is it one of my favourite musicals but it feels perfect for the stage! Sheridan Smith has had rave reviews, so check back here to hear my thoughts at the end of the week. Funny Girl is running from 4th-8th July.

I'm also super excited about the upcoming performance of Grease, another awesome musical that'll get the audience grooving in their seats! It's on from 17th-29th July and with a guest appearance from Jimmy Osmond who doesn't want to attend this show?!

Chapter has a few delights in store for July, such as (F.E.A.R.), a one-man-show about the concept of fear in this world of ours. With the current state of the world I think this would be poignant and unnerving performance to see. It's running from 1th-13th July. 


35 Times also looks set to make you think… A group of women meeting up and drinking coffee, dance, craft and create but also a place to talk openly. The description doesn't give much away and this makes me want to see it even more! There's nothing like a bit of intrigue to get the grey matter going. It's running from 11th-15th July so book your tickets now…

I'm super excited about a special tribute act arriving in Cardiff at St David's Hall on Friday 14th July. The Bowie Experience has been in the back of my mind ever since I first saw the flyer in their foyer a few months ago. I'm nervous and apprehensive, but I know I'll be bopping along once the lights go down and the show begins!

They've also got a lovely Relaxed Concert with BBC National Orchestra Wales this Sunday 2nd July. The line up of music looks amazing, from the Doctor Who Theme to Happy by Pharrell Williams, there's really something for everyone.



I think July must be my lucky month, because Sherman Theatre are showing our all-time family theatre performance of Little Shop of Horrors! On 21st and 22nd July you can catch this amazing show, full of laughs, love and dark humour as well as some of the most amazing music and songs ever written!


Film




 
Who doesn't want to see the latest instalment of Despicable Me? You can catch it at Chapter from 21st July- 3rd August. I'm loving the 80's vibe and the imprisoned Minions, we all know it's going to be hilarious, right?

For the adults I'm going to suggest Hounds of Love running on 22nd, 24th and 26th July at Chapter. It looks dark and terrifying, but also intriguing and beautifully shot. If I go and see this movie I'll be taking Warren with me for sure!

I know Warren will be desperate to see Transformers: The Last Knight, and I have to admit I'm a little intrigued. This is mostly down to my adoration for Mark Wahlberg; he totally rocks. It also looks a bit edgier than the other films, so I'm happy to give it a go! You can it on 25th, 27th, 29th and 31st July at Chapter.

I'm also keen to catch Baby Driver, In This Corner of the World, The Mummy (even though it's being given awful reviews I adore Tom Cruise so it's a must-see for me!) and of course, the long awaited Wonder Woman. I have heard SO many great things about this movie, it makes me so proud to be a woman and so proud that finally, my daughter will have a superhero to relate to on more than one level.

After writing this I've realised how amazing July is looking for theatre and film, don't you think?

What are you hoping to catch this month?



 






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