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CURTAIN UP! Kirsty Thomas takes a look at what's on in our theatres

June 5, 2013


WHAT'S coming up at the Lyric Theatre this month ... On Wednesday and Thursday, June 11 and 12, 7pm we welcome back Carmarthenshire Music Service with their annual Junior Proms concert.

A varied repertoire of music has been prepared by a variety of ensembles to showcase the young talent of the county.

On Friday, June 14, enjoy an evening of Welsh language standup in the company of Daniel Glyn, Gary Slaymaker and Phil Evans.

Three familiar faces from the Welsh language comedy circuit, and have also appeared regularly at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival as well as barnstorming performances in last year's Eisteddfod Comedy Gala.

On Wednesday, June 19, Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch present Cerdyn Post o Wlad y Rwla is a colourful welsh language show for children aged 4- 8. The children get to see their favourite magical characters come alive on stage -- Rala Rwdins, Rwdlan, Dewin Doeth, Dewin Dwl, Llipryn Llwyd, Strempan and not forgetting Mursen the cat! As is expected with this gang, there are a lot of tricks, singing and laughing.

At this month's Cabaret Coch Cymru Comedy Club come and see Irish comedian Andrew Stanley, a quality act in his own right, always high- energy and quick-witted enough to keep audiences entertained. He will be supported by South Wales's Wes Packer and Clint Edwards as your host.

The Cabaret Coch Cymru Film Club also returns this month with Quartet (12A). Hollywood heavyweight Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut with Quartet, a comedy drama that counts some of Britain's best-loved actors among its cast. Set in a home for retired opera singers, Quartet follows Wilf, Reggie, and Cissy as they plan their annual fund-raising concert, and the disharmony that occurs when temperamental former opera superstar Jean Horton suddenly takes up residence in their happy home.

Rounding off the month will be Sioe Igam Ogam, based on the popular children's TV animation; Igam Ogam (S4C and Channel 5's Milkshake) has been transformed into a fun and energetic stage show for young children and their families.

You can see the English language production on Friday, June 28, and the Welsh language performance the following day.

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