THE COLISEUM ABERDARE CELEBRATES ITS 80TH BIRTHDAY WITH A HOST OF SPECIAL EVENTS
The Coliseum Theatre Aberdare is celebrating its 80th Birthday with a season of vibrant and exciting events that include a unique one-off afternoon tea, a series of classic film nights, a spectacular Gala Concert and a brand new comedy drama entitled Exodus, written and developed by Motherlode Theatre Company and set in Aberdare.
The 80th Birthday Afternoon Tea will take place in the Gallery Bar of The Coliseum Theatre on Wednesday 19 September at 1.00pm and will feature toe-tapping, sing-along music from Lee Gilbert, plus you can indulge your sweet tooth with a delicious array of cakes and pastries included in the ticket price of £4.00
The Classic Film Night series includes some absolute gems including one of the truly great classics and the most feared/loved film about the terrors of swimming, Jaws (12A) on Tuesday 25 September at 7.00pm, one of the quintessential films of the 80s, complete with a lightning-struck clock tower, the Enchantment Under the Sea Ball and a lorry full of manure, Back To The Future (PG) on Wednesday 26 September and Wes Craven’s classic slasher movie featuring Freddy Krueger the disfigured midnight mangler, A Nightmare on Elm Street (18) on Friday 2 November 8.00pm. Tickets cost £6.15, concessions £3.70.
Exodus, written and developed as part of the Coliseum’s 80th Birthday Celebrations and set in Aberdare, is set to premiere at The Coliseum on Friday 5 October at 7.00pm & Saturday 6 October at 2.00pm. Blisteringly funny, this heart-warming story follows four neighbours, each with their own reasons for wanting to escape the everyday grind of life, who hatch a plan to build a plane and take off in search of a better life.
Motherlode Theatre pride themselves on presenting relevant new drama that is inspired by real life stories and Exodus, written and directed by Rachael Boulton and co-produced by RCT Theatres is no exception. Tickets cost £12.00 and £10.00
The 80th Birthday Gala Concert on Saturday 13 October at 7.30pm promises to be a joyous evening of music and laughter, featuring Colstars, Showcase Performing Arts Society, Cwmbach Male Choir plus other special guests. This unique concert was developed to celebrate the Coliseum Theatre and its significance within the community. Packed with emotion, music and soaring performances, this very special concert will chart the history of the building and celebrate the special place it holds in people’s hearts. Tickets cost £10.00, concession £8.00.
“2018 marks the 80th birthday of the Coliseum Theatre, and what better way to celebrate than to mark the anniversary with a year of amazing and vibrant events - including spectacular performances, special events, participation activities and fun for everyone!”
“This landmark year for our iconic and beautiful building culminates with this season of unique performances which were developed in the heart of the community, we’re thrilled and delighted with the programme of events, and we’re sure audiences will love them too”
For more information or to book tickets call the Box Office on 03000 040 444 or go to www.rct-theatres.co.uk