What's on at The Met

With a busy schedule of exciting and varied performances for the whole family, The Met is a cultural hub and social focal point for the community of Abertillery and the wider region. Dramas, musical theatre shows, rock and pop music and children’s theatrical performances make up just part of our busy schedule of events. The fully licensed Bar is open an hour prior to performances, for you to enjoy a relaxing drink before your show. 


Amazing events at The Met…

West

  • 3rd March 2020
  • 19:30
  • £10.00

West’ is the brand-new play from the award-winning writer of ‘Grav’ and ‘The Wood’. 

Starring Gareth John Bale and Gwenllian Higginson, the play explores the lives of two Welsh people who fall in love and decide to leave Wales in order to build a new life in the New World. It details the hardships and adventures they faced, focusing primarily on the theme of immigration. The play is written in a lyrical, poetic style and presented using minimal set and a physicalised performance style. It is directed by Gareth John Bale, the hugely successful Welsh actor and director whose credits include ‘Grav’ and ‘Nye and Jennie’ and introduces Gwenllian Higginson, best known to Welsh theatre audiences for ‘Miss Julie’, ‘Exodus’ and ‘Merched Caerdydd’. 

‘West’ was commissioned by the North American Festival of Wales and received its first public performance in the Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday 30th August 2019. The first American performances received standing ovations from an enthusiastic American audience.

Over the last decade Bale and Thomas have collaborated on a range of award-winning Welsh plays including ‘Grav’ and ‘Richard Parker’. They are currently developing ‘The Night Porter’, for RCT Theatres, a ghost story which will be touring Wales in the near future. They are excited to bring their latest collaboration to theatre audiences all around Wales and beyond and thank them for their ongoing support.

Performance Duration: 1 Hour - No Interval

Please call the box office on 01495 355945 to purchase tickets for this performance 

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Other exciting events coming soon…

Owen Money's Juke Box Heroes 3 Tour

  • 6th March 2020
  • 19:30
  • £18.50

Following the huge success of Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes in 2016, and then Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes II in 2018; Owen Money is back with another talent packed live show featuring the music of his popular weekend Radio shows on BBC Wales; and of course his unique style of comedy and ‘Welsh Whit’ !

Yes you’ve guessed it Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes III ….

Joining Owen on stage is his fantastic band ‘The Travelling Wrinklies’ who will accompany some breathtaking tributes to some legends of the Music World …

Owen and the band will accompany the jaw dropping vocals of Alex John as they reignite the innovative sounds of The Beach Boys …

Get ready to be blown away as Katie Mittell sensationally pays homage to the Greatest Soul Legends such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Nina Simone …

Jeff Phillips will take to the stage simply ‘as’ the legendary Neil Diamond …

‘We don’t need another hero’ but go on one more! …  

Sara Jones explodes onto the stage with a  fabulous portrayal of Miss Tina Turner.

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I Want That Hair

  • 13th March 2020
  • 19:30
  • £10.00

Set in a fading hairdresser’s, in a town in northern England, ‘I Want That Hair’ Is a hilarious warts and all look at what happens between the chit-chat, the wash and blow dry and the curling, in a local hair salon. It explores the lives and friendship of the two women who work there.

Bex is fifty-five, fed-up and rushed off her feet. Heidi is supposed to be her assistant.

Originally commissioned for Hull Truck Theatre and written by BAFTA-award winning playwright, Jane Thornton, ‘I Want That Hair’ is a convincing, enjoyable and well-observed play, portraying characters with warmth and honesty.

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Mike Doyle - Rocking With Laughter

  • 21st March 2020
  • 19:30
  • £16 Full / £15 Concession

Come and join Mike Doyle and his fabulous live band for a sensational evening of his unique brand of comedy and music, guaranteed to delight and entertain in equal measure.

Since appearing on the final of Bob says Opportunity Knocks in 1988, Mike has forged a career on stage and television including starring roles in the West End, three of his own entertainment series for the BBC and to date 26 pantomimes, alongside over 30 years of headlining cruise line performances on some of the Worlds largest cruiselines.

This year marks Mike's 40th year on stage.  The show ends with a rocking, foot stomping homage to the hits of the 1970's.

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Rhymney Millennium Mixed Choral Concert

  • 26th March 2020
  • 19:30
  • £6.00

An evening of great music with this local mixed choir and special guest artist Stephanie Harvey-Powell

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The Sounds Of Simon

  • 28th March 2020
  • 20:00
  • £15.00

As seen on BBC The One Show!

The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel.

Lose yourself to nostalgia as the full band play such classics as Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, The Sounds of Silence and You Can Call Me Al as well as all the others that have established Paul Simon as one of the most successful songwriters of all time.

Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly. This is a wonderful show filled with excellent music, nostalgia, and a genuine love for some great musicians.

 

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AYDMS Primary - Rock N Roll Baby

  • 3rd - 4th April 2020
  • 18:00
  • £5.00

AYDMS Primary Section bring 1950s rock n roll to the Metropole Stage this April.

Come join them as they dance and sing to those 50s classics!

The performance will last approximately 50 minutes. 

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Red Riding Hood

  • 15th April 2020
  • 13:30
  • £7.00

Red Riding Hood may be little but she's about to embark on a big adventure!

Bursting with magic, packed with puppets, jam-packed with jokes and crammed full of colourful characters, Red Riding Hood is a panto so funny you'll be howling with laughter!

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The Carpenters Experience

  • 24th April 2020
  • 20:00
  • £17.00

Back by popular demand!

The Carpenters Experience are the UK's leading tribute to The Carpenters.
Featuring, the amazing voice of Maggie Nestor & top class musicians.

The Carpenters Experience have captured the sights and sounds of the amazing talents of Richard & Karen Carpenter featuring all the hits: Close to You, We've Only Just Begun, Top of the World, Rainy Days & Mondays, Solitaire, Goodbye to Love…. plus many more,
This is a show not to be missed. 

Start Time: 8pm

Tickets: £17.00

            

 

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The Valli Boys UK

  • 2nd May 2020
  • 19:30
  • £15.00

The Valli Boys UK are widely acknowledged as the ultimate tribute to the sensational sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

There are many Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tributes around so what makes us stand out from the rest? Our boys are four of the very best stage, musical theatre & TV professionals around. Having appeared on countless stages throughout the UK and Europe, from the Vienna International Theatre to BBC Wales’s drama series ‘Belonging’ to Young Welsh Musical theatre singer of the year 2017. The Valli Boys UK can bring a touch of that West End class to any event.

Packed with slick choreography, wholesome charm and charisma of Frankie himself In a show Including all the hits, Sherry, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don't Cry, Rag Doll, Working My Way Back To You, & "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)", plus many many more. It’ll be a night not to be missed

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Abertillery Rock & Blues

  • 16th May 2020
  • 14:00
  • £18.00

Abertillery Rock and Blues

This year we are delighted to have local band Buck & Evans headlining the Abertillery Rock and Blues event.

This promises to be a day of great rock and blues music with support from

Rainbreakers, The Moon Birds along with Belle Mellor, Full Dark No Stars & Blind Man’s Bluff .

Please Note: Standing Downstairs & Seated in Balcony

 

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Theatre Adhoc - Agatha Crusty

  • 20th May 2020
  • 19:15
  • £10 Full / £8 Under 16/OAP

Agatha Crusty & The Village Hall Murders

Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist. She's also pretty adept at solving crimes. And when her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her in the village of Chortelby, it's not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the All Saints Village Hall committee. 

From Toby, the Vicar, and Eleanor, Chair of the committee, to Harry Knott the caretaker and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects. And with an investigating officer as incompetent as D.I. Twigg, there are plenty of laughs as the murders begin to pile up.

But, while packed full of wit and hilarity, this is also a genuine murder mystery!!

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A Timeless Tale

  • 29th May 2020
  • 14:00
  • £8 Full / £30 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

Join our Snow Sisters on a spell binding adventure into the unknown as they attempt to re-write the missing pages of the Enchanted Fairytale Storybook.

With the help of their princess friends anything is possible if you just believe, or will their stories be lost forever?

There will be a chance to join the Snow Sisters for photographs after the performance

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