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September highlights Posted on 31 Aug 2021

September highlights

We're thrilled to announce a new season of LIVE performance in our theatres. Victor Esses presents Where To Belong, a tender autobiographical story about identity, Sinfonia Cymru perform awe-inspiring music in their first concert since March 2020 and we welcome back the wonderful Drones Comedy Club.

We're also really excited to present a new film by Gold Maria Akanbi, A Prayer... An Interlude... A Meaningful Platitude, commissioned by Chapter. We also bring to the screen two short artist films by Artes Mundi 9 prize winner, Carrie Mae Weems.

Come and see tense thriller Nuclear #MadeInWales with a Q&A from director Catherine Lindstrum. Our season of music continues with the exhilarating, unconventional musical Annette and Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in Respect.

In light of the easing of COVID restrictions, we want to make sure our venue remains a safe and welcoming place for you all. Read our latest update here.

 

PERFORMANCE

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Sinfonia Cymru: Enchant | Sunday 12 September

Join Sinfonia Cymru for their first post-COVID concert! An evening of awe-inspiring music designed to captivate. Sparse but powerful, honest yet heart-wrenching, this is music that speaks to and replenishes the soul.

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Common Wealth Theatre: RENT PARTY | 29 September – 2 October* (off-site event)

*BSL interpreted 2 October, 2pm

Being broke never looked so fierce! Come to the party we’ve all been waiting for - a 21st century Austerity Britain immersive show.

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Victor Esses: WHERE TO BELONG | Thursday 23 September

Victor Esses is Jewish-Lebanese, Brazilian, and gay. Where To Belong is a tender, moving autobiographical story of Victor's life journey - an exploration of how to find home in a rich and complex world of identities.

“Something that will stay with you” ★★★★ Britishtheatre.com

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Everyman Theatre: BLUE STOCKINGS | 7-11 September

Everyman Theatre is proud to present Blue Stockings, the critically acclaimed play by writer/director Jessica Swale, first performed in 2013 at The Globe.

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DRONES COMEDY CLUB | 3 & 17 September   

We’re thrilled to welcome back the wonderful Drones Comedy Club! Clint Edwards, as seen on Rob Brydon’s ‘Identity Crisis’, brings you the best from up-and-coming stand-up.

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Steven Elliott: I'M YOUR MAN | 22-24 September

Steven Elliott and musicians perform Leonard Cohen's most famous songs. A fitting tribute to the man, the poet and the singer who was an inspiration to so many.

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ART

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Gold Maria Akanbi: A PRAYER... AN INTERLUDE... A MEANIGFUL PLATITUDE | 18 & 19 September, 6pm

Created in response to Dineo Seshee Bopape's exhibition in our gallery, Gold Maria Akanbi’s A Prayer... An Interlude... A Meaningful Platitude explores the intricacies of journeying as a Black woman. 

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Artes Mundi: FILM SCREENINGS: CARRIE MAE WEEMS | 5 September

We're excited to bring to our screen two short films by Artes Mundi 9 prize winner, Carrie Mae Weems - Constructing History: A Requiem to Mark the Moment, 2008 & The Baptism, 2020.

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FILM

Film Hub Wales have launched ‘The Whole Story’, a new series of interviews, podcasts and more, designed to celebrate films with Welsh connections. It includes an exclusive interview with the writers and directors of the Toll (screening until 2 September).

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THE TOLL (15) | Until 2 September

A darkly-comic thriller that follows a lone toll-booth operator with a past that is fast catching up with him.

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NUCLEAR (15) + Q&A | 10-16 September

Teenage Emma and her mother hide out in an isolated cottage in the shadow of a nuclear power station.

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ANNETTE (15) | 3-16 September

An exhilarating, unconventional musical about fame from the weird and wonderful minds of Sparks and Leos Carax (Holy Motors). 

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RESPECT (12A) | 10-16 September

Jennifer Hudson gives a stunning performance in this remarkable true story of how the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin found her voice.

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Header image: (c) Alex Brenner, CASA Festival @ Southwark Playhouse - Victor Esses, Where To Belong

Nuclear image: Photo credit Paula Harrowing

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