27/01/2022

After stealing the show at the Royal Variety Performance not once but twice in recent years, Welsh comedian Rod Woodward returns to his home town to play at the New Theatre for the first time in his career on Saturday 26th February 2022. Despite numerous awards and TV credits to his name, Canton born Rod believes playing the grand old venue is “a serious itch he needs to scratch”. “I’ve been fortunate to play most of the other great Welsh…

14/08/2020

The other weekend was rather strange.  We found a large toad in our garage.  How it got in there is a complete mystery.  However, we released him back into the wild in a local reen.  Next up we saw a bloke catch a two-foot long pike in the same reen.  Then we saw this swan on a Lilo in the reen.  Finally saw a life-size imitation crocodile on a canal bank in Rogerstone.  I have got to stop drinking!  …

02/06/2020

Let me introduce you to Ciren. The current Mrs Nolan and I were walking through Cirencester in the days when we were allowed out and attended their Christmas Fair which was a splendid event. We could not resist buying this handmade steel dragon which is of some scale, (no pun intended), and we christened her Ciren after her place of birth. She sits in our conservatory snarling at the birds in the garden. In the recently enforced UK-wide house clean,…

16/08/2019

PAUL SMITH  Following St David’s Hall Friday 10 January 2020, 8pm SECOND TOUR-DATE ADDED DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND!   DUE to overwhelming demand, hilarious Scouse comic Paul Smith has added a second Following tour-date at St David’s Hall on Friday 10 January 2020!   His first Cardiff show on Saturday 14 September now has only single seats remaining, but please check with our Box Office on 029 2087 8444 and keep a close eye on our website and social media…

20/06/2019

  Amnesty Cardiff group will unveil giant knitted chain as part of ‘Knit for Naz’ craftivism campaign Dane Baptiste, Robin Morgan, Angela Barnes and Clint Edwards to perform Amnesty International’s Cardiff group is to stage a high-profile comedy event in support of the jailed UK-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The ‘Stand-Up in the Park’ event, part of the Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival, will be held in Sophia Gardens on Sunday 7 July, and will feature well-known comedy circuit performers Dane…

19/06/2019

  Peculiar Productions returns to The Gate Arts Centre after their successful production of Terry Pratchett’s news-satire The Truth last year. This time, the group is tackling one of Pratchett’s best-known novels – comedy crime thriller Men at Arms. Captain Vimes has been landed with a new hiring policy that means his City Watch must include members from the city’s populations of trolls, dwarfs, gargoyles, and the undead. On top of managing tensions between his new recruits, Vimes must also contend with a…

18/06/2019

ROB BECKETT: WALLOP! UK Tour 2019 “There are hints that his eyes are set firmly on arenas that are as big as that mouth of his”– METRO   “Relentlessly smiley, perpetually grinning Londoner whose unshowy, unpretentious but thoroughly funny shtick has every chance of winning him a big audience” – GUARDIAN   Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South – and he’s coming to see…

18/06/2019

  NICK HELM: PHOENIX FROM THE FLAMES UK & Ireland Tour 2019   ‘A true comedy daredevil’ – TIME OUT **** ‘Genuinely exciting’ – TELEGRAPH ***** ‘A comic tour de force’ – MAIL ON SUNDAY ****   Following on from his return to the Edinburgh Fringe after six long years,  Helm is back on tour to remind the world of what they’ve been missing out on. Resurrected from the ashes, come and witness two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and International…

29/05/2019

  The King of the One-Liner has sold out the venue several times in the past, so you’ll need to be quick if you want to see Stewart performing his superb stand-up for the last time ever in Cardiff.   Renowned for his trademark deadpan delivery and perfect puns, he has become a familiar face on popular programmes like Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.   Neil Collins caught up with Stewart Francis before he heads off Into…

15/04/2019

Carl Marsh: We all know of your character Lee Nelson, even some might actually think he is a real person but what sort of experience do you want the audience leave with after seeing the show? Simon: Good question, funnier is what they will leave with. It’s part of the mini-tour, which I’m sure you know, that’s part of the Lee Nelson tour. The Serious Joker tour. I think this is something like the fourth leg of the tour. The…