What’s On Across South Wales - August 2022

THEATRE



10 August

Open Air Theatre: As You Like It

Cardiff Castle

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men – with a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself – invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It. One of the UK’s finest touring theatre companies present this great play as Shakespeare first saw it performed – in the open air, by an all male cast and with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.

www.ticketsource.co.uk


13 August

Lipstick On Your Collar

Grand Pavilion Porthcawl

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax - you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!

www.awenboxoffice.com


23-27 August

The Cher Show

New Theatre, Cardiff

It’s time to turn back time with this fiercely fabulous kick-ass new musical, from the writer of Jersey Boys, to honour the original Queen of sass – the inimitable Cher. From a young kid with big dreams, to the dizzying heights of global stardom, The Cher Show tells the incredible story of Cher’s meteoric rise to fame, flying in the face of convention at every turn.

www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk


FAMILY THEATRE



5 August

Outdoor Theatre: Rapunzel

Oystermouth Castle, Swansea

Escape into the open-air this Summer with Rapunzel – an exhilarating, heart-warming production about one girl’s longing to break free from her imposed lockdown and explore the world outside.

With wicked witches, lovable trolls, a fairytale Prince and miles of golden hair, Rapunzel is the perfect breath of fresh air for all ages.

www.visitswanseabay.com

7 August

Fireman Sam

Grand Pavilion Porthcawl

Join Sam, Penny, Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Norman in an all singing, dancing, action-packed show. You can become a fire-fighter cadet and then watch the magic of the circus.

www.awenboxoffice.com



5 August

Zog And The Flying Doctors

Swansea Grand Theatre

Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling sequel, Freckle Productions (Zog, Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Tabby McTat) bring the creative team behind Zog, Emma Kilbey and Joe Stilgoe, back together for this truly modern take on the classic fairy tale.

www.swanseagrand.co.uk


16 August

LAStheatre: The

Rascally Diner

The Welfare, Ystradgynlais

Chef Rufus Skumskins O’Parsley is famous for creating some of the world’s most disgusting dishes. You might know him from the award-winning children’s book The Rascally Cake, written by Jeanne Willis and Korky Paul.

www.thewelfare.co.uk


26-27 August

Jurassic Live

Swansea Arena

Jurassic Live is a full 90 minute stage production featuring the UK's most realistic life-sized moving dinosaurs operated by a team of highly trained professional and hidden puppeteers. They feature the latest groundbreaking technology ensuring Jurassic Live is the best place to see the most realistic dinosaurs on stage anywhere in the UK!

www.swansea-arena.co.uk


MUSIC



11 August

Troupe Djeliguinet

The Welfare, Ystradgynlais

Djeliguinet is a renowned Guinean singer-songwriter, and has wowed festivals all over Africa and around the world. ‘Djeliguinet’ means griot-woman in the Susu and Malinké languages of West Africa. Fatoumata Djeliguinet is a woman overflowing with energy and skill in traditional instruments such as the balafon, djembe, kora, krin, and bolon.

www.thewelfare.co.uk


11 August

Rhys Meirion gyda | with Sioned Terry

Pembrey Country Park

Enjoy an evening of song with international Welsh tenor Rhys Meirion, with guest appearance from Welsh mezzo soprano Sioned Terry. This event takes place outdoors at Pembrey Country Park.

www.theatrausirgar.co.uk



14 August

Simply Red

Colwyn Bay

Fresh from the success of their latest top-ten album Blue Eyed Soul, the pop-soul legends have announced an exclusive North Wales show on 14th August.

www.gigantic.com


14 August

Proms in the Park | Family Prom

Pembrey Country Park

Bring your picnics, camp chairs and blankets and sing along to some of musical theatre’s biggest hits. The Programme to include songs from - Mary Poppins, The Lion King, The Jungle Book, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, The Greatest Showman, Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


27 August

Take a Chance on Us: ABBA Live Tribute

The Welfare, Ystradgynlais

Expect to be wowed with a six piece band, voiceovers, costume changes, choreographed dance routines, light show, projection and so much more. The band members encourage lots of audience participation and of course it includes all the well known iconic and favourite Abba hits! So put on those platform boots and funky suits, or even just a boa… and join us for a night of ABBA madness!

www.thewelfare.co.uk


COMEDY


30 August

Jason Manford: Like Me

St David's Hall, Cardiff

“After the fun we had on my last tour, I’m excited to get back on the road with my new stand up show. In these trying times it’s important to exercise the old chuckle muscle!"

www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk


SPORT



7 August

The Hundred – Welsh Fire Vs Oval Invincibles

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Get set for an action-packed second year of The Hundred. Welsh Fire men’s and women’s teams are back in action this summer as cricket’s newest competition returns to thrill crowds with more fast-paced cricket and action-packed entertainment for all ages. Welsh Fire men’s team take on reigning champions Southern Brave in a standalone opening fixture.

www.thehundred.com


7 August

IRONMAN® 70.3® Swansea

Swansea Bay

Athletes and spectators can expect a fantastic route in a race destination offering scenic beauty with the historic dockside, Gower Peninsula and the rolling green hills, pastures and rich agriculture of Rural Swansea.

www.visitswanseabay.com



13-14 August

FIM BRITISH

SPEEDWAY GP

Principality Stadium, Cardiff

The FIM British SpeedwayGP celebrates its 20th visit to the Welsh capital since it launched there in 2001, and one of world speedway’s must-see events will be even bigger in 2022.

There are few better sounds in world sport than four 500cc SpeedwayGP machines going wheel-to-wheel under the iconic Principality Stadium roof, with a crescendo of cheers and air horns from the stands providing the ultimate backing track.

fimspeedwaygpofcardiff.seetickets.com

19 August

Cardiff Devils Vs. Belfast Giants

Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff

Watch Cardiff Devils take on Belfast Giants in the Elite Ice Hockey League live in Ice Arena Wales.

www.cardiffdevils.com

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