THE ALCHEMIST by Ben Jonson

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company presents a zany, 1960s version of Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, The Alchemist. When a pandemic strikes London, upper-class twit Fabien Lovewit flees the city, leaving his Blackfriars town house in the care of his butler, Jeremy. Immediately, Jeremy changes his identity to Captain Face, and invites two notorious con-artists – Doll and Subtle – to join him in a hilarious campaign to fleece a series of local nitwits: Dapper (who wants to become a high-rolling gambler), Drugger (who wants to open a spanking new mini-market), Sir Epicure Mammon (whose lust for food, drink and loose women knows [...]

Myths, Scars & Wanderings

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Myths Scars and Wanderings This collection of new work, explores the themes of Greek Myths, the Sea, Human Resilience and Strength. The group have developed this original work together over the past three months, through an exciting creative process, facilitated by Liz Pearce. Join us for the group's performance of their own writing, poetry and prose  – infused with pathos and humour. Saturday 8th June at 7.30. Tickets £12 (including a printed copy of the work)

Just Songs Tour 2024

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Bike to The Future II – ‘Just Songs’ • A Band Named Brian’s Carbon-Free Song Cycle • 11 Venues • 585 Miles Bath, UK - 24/04/2024. Following their hugely successful tour last year, folk-pop duo ‘a Band named Brian’ is this year going even further in a bid to spread the word on climate change through songs, stories, dance and laughter. Singer-songwriter Brian Madigan doesn’t just write songs: he writes ‘just’ songs: full of passion, comment and exhortation to strive for better. Accompanied by violinist, bass player and vocalist Rob Whale, Brian weave’s a narrative through stories and songs, taking his [...]

Blues Central

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

BLUES CENTRAL are a four piece electric, Rhythm & Blues band, formed in 2001 by former RCA records recording artist and studio session musician Pete Hughes. Since their formation, the band has played on the national blues club and festival circuit, sharing a stage with artists including Nina Simone, Booker T and the MGs, Gary Moore, Chicken Shack and several other global blues luminaries. The band has also appeared live on the Paul Jones Blues show on BBC Radio 2. BLUES CENTRAL play an eclectic mix of urban blues from Chicago, Texas and the American "Deep South" all with their unique [...]

Daughter of Bala

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Daughter of Bala by Adele Cordner   Dive into the remarkable tale of Betsi Cadwaladr, a name lost in the annals of history but not forgotten on the stage! In this gripping new play, written by Newport playwright Adele Cordner, witness the extraordinary life of a 19th-century Welsh woman whose adventures spanned continents and whose bravery helped reshape the course of wartime nursing history. Join Her Story Theatre Company as we journey through Betsi's captivating life story: from her humble beginnings in Wales to her globetrotting escapades in service, where she encountered fellow Welsh souls in the most unexpected corners of [...]

Get Tickets £12.00 – £15.00

Flamenco Trio – Matinee Show

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Members: Jose Almarcha: Guitar Lucia Ruibal: Dancer,Palmas Demi Garcia Sabat: Percussion Don't miss this unique opportunity to see these incredible flamenco artists from Spain. Part of Jose Almarcha's Flamenco Trio UK 2024 Summer Tour. José Almarcha is a superb guitarist and composer from Ciudad Real. José studied flamenco at Córdoba Conservatory of Music in 2009 and with great flamenco masters such as Paco Serrano and Niño de Pura. He has accompanied dancers such as Olga Pericet, Marco Flores and Antonio Canales. After the excellent reception of his first album, Vejézate, he has just released his new album, Alejandra, which will be [...]

Get Tickets £10.00 – £20.00

Flamenco Trio

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Members: Jose Almarcha: Guitar Lucia Ruibal: Dancer,Palmas Demi Garcia Sabat: Percussion Don't miss this unique opportunity to see these incredible flamenco artists from Spain. Part of Jose Almarcha's Flamenco Trio UK 2024 Summer Tour. José Almarcha is a superb guitarist and composer from Ciudad Real. José studied flamenco at Córdoba Conservatory of Music in 2009 and with great flamenco masters such as Paco Serrano and Niño de Pura. He has accompanied dancers such as Olga Pericet, Marco Flores and Antonio Canales. After the excellent reception of his first album, Vejézate, he has just released his new album, Alejandra, which will be [...]

Get Tickets £10.00 – £20.00

ALBINO FROGS

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

SIMPLY KNOWN AS “THE FROGS” THEY WRITE AND PERFORM THEIR OWN TUNES, DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM SUCH GREATS AS STEELYE DAN, AVERAGE WHITE BAND, HEW AND CRY, TO NAME A FEW OF THAT MUSICAL JANRE'. THEY PUNCH OUT SWING FILLED FUNKY GROOVES WITH CATCHY HOOKS AND HUMMERBLE MELODIES, WHICH GET YER FOOT TAPPING AND EARS LISTENING. FOR A FOUR PIECE BAND CONSISTING OF DRUMS, BASS GUITAR AND SAXAPHONE THEY MAKE A SURPRISINGLY POWERFULL AND TIGHT SOUND.

High School Never Ends – The Musical

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Jukebox musical based around songs of Bowling for Soup. In 1989, 16-year-old Emily dumped her boyfriend Jaret. Now in 2008, neither of them has got over each other. A chance encounter causes them each to start reflecting on the past. Set between Texas and Ohio, High School Never Ends the Musical is a comedic love story of two high school sweethearts who fall out, part for years, and then have the opportunity to start again when there is a high school reunion. A series of nostalgia-filled flashback scenes to the 1980s highlight the peculiarities of being a high school student – a sense of bewilderment that never truly leaves us when we move into the adult world. [...]

High School Never Ends – The Musical

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Jukebox musical based around songs of Bowling for Soup. In 1989, 16-year-old Emily dumped her boyfriend Jaret. Now in 2008, neither of them has got over each other. A chance encounter causes them each to start reflecting on the past. Set between Texas and Ohio, High School Never Ends the Musical is a comedic love story of two high school sweethearts who fall out, part for years, and then have the opportunity to start again when there is a high school reunion. A series of nostalgia-filled flashback scenes to the 1980s highlight the peculiarities of being a high school student – a sense of bewilderment that never truly leaves us when we move into the adult world. [...]

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