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September Theatre & Film in Cardiff...

September is here and you know what I'm thinking? Yep, it's nearly time for Halloween and the chance to watch loads of creepy movies! But, for now at least, the Autumnal vibes are in the air and there's lots of theatre and film fun to be had whilst the light nights slowly fade. I am super excited for the release of It and Patti Cake$, plus Goodbye Christopher Robin at the very end of the month. So, here's a list of Cardiff theatre and film performances you won't want to miss!


This month has started on a high with the fabulous stage version of The Gruffalo at New Theatre, we absolutely loved it and you can check out our full review here. They're also showing The Wipers Times (12th-16th September), Around the World in 80 Days (19th-24th September) and one I've been keen to catch for a while, Blood Brothers, which runs from 26th- 30th September.

Wales Millennium Centre have the fabulous Crazy For You touring from 5th-9th September and it looks set to be a high energy performance full of Gershwin brothers classics such as I Got Rhythm and Nice Work If You Can Get It. I also think their fully immersive performance of Faulty Towers (14th-21st September) with 70% of the show improvised, it looks set to be a blast!

St David's Hall is bringing the wonderful world of Oz to us with Welsh National Opera's Orchestra performs The Wizard of Oz! We're so excited about this performance on 10th September. It's great for little ones with all the pre-performance activities as well as the chance to hear the orchestra play the score alnogside the film screening! Then there's ELO Again, the perfect way to enjoy Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra's classic music, from Mr Blue Sky to Turn To Stone. The show is for one night only on Saturday 23rd September and tickets are £23.50.

Sherman have a lot going on this month, but the two shows I'm keen to see include Gods & Kings running 6th-9th September, focusing on a character who has the choice to take a pill and live or not take a pill and die. I'm really keen to see how this performance unfolds. Heroine (16th-19th September). is also running this month and it follows a former soldier who returns to the UK and joins a community group, where her beliefs are questioned and there's a new battle to fight. 

Chapter brings Benny Hill to life in the stage production Benny (6th-9th September tickets), a performance focused on the two days before his body was discovered and there will be a post show discussion on opening night; always an interesting part of any production! 

Kinetc Theatre Arts are also bringing Dr Suess to life with Seussical The Musical from 7th-9th September, tickets are a snip at £10 (£8 conc).  We're really looking forward to attending this one as a family and hopefully singing along!

There's also Everyman's Do Not Go Gentle, running 5th-9th September, a play about five explorers on their way to the South Pole, but it turns out their journey is one much closer to reality and one we will all one day have to face. This performance looks very emotional and thought-provoking and I really hope I get to see it!


For the kids Chapter has the long-awaited Emoji movie, George cannot wait to see it so we'll be heading down there between 1st-17th September to catch it!

When it comes to more adult movies, Chapter have a whole selection of genres to get your teeth into. Patti Cake$ is running from 22nd- 28th September and follows Patricia, an aspiring rapper who fights against the stigma and heads out on a mission to become a hip hop star. I think it looks outstanding, even though I can tell I'll shed a tear...

If you want to step the suspense up a notch then Detroit (8th-21st) might hit the spot. The story of the 1969 Detroit Riots sounds too much for me to handle at times, but it's still a movie I feel I need to watch…

Jack Nicholson is being celebrated highly in September, with classics being played including the 1960's version of Little Shop of Horrors (17th-19th), Five Easy Pieces (10th-12th) and Chinatown (24th-26th). What's not to love about a bit of Jack?!

There doesn't seem to be loads on offer for kids in September, but maybe it's just that time of year. I'm sure as we approach Christmas there'll be plenty going on!

September certainly doesn't look boring to me, and the selection is incredibly varied, so you can be sure you'll find something to enjoy.


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