Curious families and audiences will have their pick of alternative Christmas shows to see during Wales Millennium Centre’s Performances for the Curious season this month.
It’s the centre’s most family-friendly season, with shows for all ages, from a multi-sensory show for audiences aged 0+, to after-dark entertainment for the grown-ups.
The centerpiece will be RED, a new Christmas show co-produced by Wales Millennium Centre and Likely Story. Suitable for audiences aged 7+, RED brings the familiar story of Little Red Riding Hood bang up to date, with new, original punk and rock inspired songs. Reflecting on themes of rewilding and discovering your inner courage, RED will remind children – and their families – that the real adventure lies in straying off the beaten path.
Other highlights this Christmas will include The Curious Muchness of Stuff and Nonsense, a reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Made by Hijinx’ community theatre group Odyssey, it will be performed by a large cast of disabled and non-disabled performers from Odyssey and Woodlands High School, Cardiff.
50 Shêd o Santa Clôs, Rhys Taylor’s nine-piece band will play a one-off gig blasting a string of funk, rock, gospel, Latin and jazz versions of classic Welsh Christmas songs.
Connie Orff: A Christmas Con/Connadolig Llawen will see curious regular, and otherwise very irregular Connie Orff returns to offer her own musical take on the festive season.
Ffresh Burlesque: Horror at Christmas! will bring an all-out anti-Christmas night with FooFooLaBelle and Cardiff Cabaret Club; whilst Cabarela Nadolig promises a laugh-out-loud music show, performed in Welsh.
The Greatest of Shows is an interactive, singalong show hosted by the irrepressible Donna Marie, featuring hit musical and film songs; and finally, The Christmas Clock is a new show for little ones, all about the excitement and anticipation as the big day approaches.
When: until 29th December 2019
Where: Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, Wales CF10 5AL
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the show
More info: www.wmc.org.uk