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TODAY Dusty & Friends The Riverfront, Newport, 7.30pm An evening celebrating the incomparable "Queen of British Soul" is brought to you by award-winning singer/songwriter Maxine Mazumder.

With a live band on stage, the gig is packed full of Dusty's greatest songs and also includes special guest appearances from those performing as Ray Charles, James Brown and Little Richard.

DETAILS: Call 01633 656679 or visit TOMORROW Johann Strauss Gala St David's Hall, Cardiff, 3pm Fancy immersing yourself in some beautiful waltzes? Then join the Johann Strauss Gala for an afternoon of dancing, music - and a dose of comedy too.

Rainer Hersch teams up with the Johann Strauss Dancers for numbers ranging from the Blue Danube Waltz to the Emperor Waltz. And you will also be whisked back in time as they wear glorious costumes from the period.

DETAILS: Call 029 2087 8444 or visit MONDAY Collabro Venue Cymru, Llandudno, 7.30pm They wowed the nation when they appeared on ITV's Britain's Got Talent last year - so much so that they were crowned winners.

Now Collabro are heading out on a 23-date UK tour, which includes this performance. If you weren't glued to the talent series, Collabro are a musical theatre boyband and will no doubt impress you with their interpretations of popular tracks from the shows. They are supported on tour by runner up Lucy Kay.

They will also be at St David's Hall in Cardiff on February 4. DETAILS: Call 01492 872000 or visit TUESDAY The Business Of Murder New Theatre, Cardiff, 7.30pm If you're a fan of psychological thrillers then this is the thing for you. Stone, a humourless and dour man, invites Dee, a television playwright, over to his flat on the premise of discussing a script. Once there, she is surprised when superintendent Hallett, the man with whom she is having an affair, also arrives for an entirely different reason.

But nothing is as it seems and as the plot twists and turns the host's motive gradually becomes clear. The cast includes Welsh actor Robert Gwilym.

DETAILS: Call 029 2087 8889 or visit www.newtheatrecardiff. WEDNESDAY Comedy Of Errors The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff, 7.15pm Clock Tower Theatre Company are staging Shakespeare's shortest and most farcical play.

Antipholus and Dromio arrive from the neighbouring province of Syracuse but, unknown to them, Ephesus plays host to their identical twin brothers, separated at birth.

As they stumble into each other's lives a comedy of errors ensues manifesting itself in mistaken identities, false accusations and mortal peril.

DETAILS: Call 029 2048 3344 or visit THURSDAY Hamlet Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, 7.30pm One of the country's most acclaimed stage directors is making his swansong with a new production of Hamlet - Terry Hands is renowned for his interpretations of the Bard. The cast features Lee Haven-Jones in the title role, Simon Dutton as Claudius, Carol Royle as Gertrude and Caryl Morgan as Ophelia. This is the first night of previews ahead of the official opening night on February 10.

DETAILS: 0845 330 3565 FRIDAY Oliver Twist Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 7.30pm After the highly-acclaimed 39 Steps, Castaway Community Theatre return to the main house stage with Neil Bartlett's celebrated adaptation of Dickens' dark tale about the boy who asked for more.

A huge cast present a kaleidoscope of Dickensian characters within an innovative design which shifts from poverty to opulence. They are all here Fagin, evil Sykes, poor Nancy, Dodger, the Bumbles, young Oliver and a massive landscape of Victorian folk. This production marries the dark with the comic and is accompanied by a live soundtrack by John Sylvester.

DETAILS: Call 01970 623232 or visit TELEVISION & FILM Johann Strauss Gala


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Date:Jan 31, 2015
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