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…

Theatre Adhoc - Agatha Crusty

  • 26th May 2021
  • 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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Other exciting events coming soon…

AYDMS Primary - Rock N Roll Baby

  • 28th May 2021
  • 18:00
  • £5.00

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

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

The performance will last approximately 50 minutes. 

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A Timeless Tale

  • 5th June 2021
  • 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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AYDMS Juniors - Peter Pan Jr.

  • 17th - 19th June 2021
  • 19:00
  • £7.00 Full / £25.00 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

Join AYDMS Juniors, Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, as they visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travellers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook

Featuring the iconic songs, "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up" and "Never Never Land," and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us... who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. 

Start Time: 7pm - Thursday 17th June - Saturday 19th June

                 2pm - Saturday 19th June

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Waterloo Live

  • 25th June 2021
  • 19:30
  • £15.00

Returning after last years SELL OUT show. 

The UK’s leading and most authentic ABBA show is packed with classic hits including Dancing Queen, Fernando, Super Trouper, Mamma Mia and many more.

Dig out those platforms and flares and prepare to sing along to some of the greatest songs ever written.

Waterloo Live’s recreation of ABBA’s unique sound is second to none. With exceptional attention to detail, this high energy show will leave you cheering for more !

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The Valli Boys UK

  • 20th August 2021
  • 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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The Sounds Of Simon

  • 11th September 2021
  • 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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The Carpenters Experience

  • 15th October 2021
  • 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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Mike Doyle - Rocking With Laughter

  • 23rd October 2021
  • 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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The Unravelling Wilburys

  • 6th November 2021
  • 19:30
  • £16.00

This top tribute show is more than just a tribute! They are the ‘complete package’, a great combination of brilliant musicianship, tongue in cheek humour and recipients of rave reviews throughout the UK.

The band play their songs in their familiar country-rock style whilst stealing a few choice numbers from those famous five icons, Messrs Orbison, Harrison, Dylan, Petty and Lynne!

The brilliant Unravelling Wilburys with tongue in cheek hilarity are made up of Sticky Willy, Thumper, Blind Melon, Walter and Honky Tonk Wilbury, ‘the real Wilbury brothers’!   They grew up in Appalachian shacks and first presented their songs in Nashville back in 1987.  Their show tells the story of how their songs were stolen (allegedly) by Messrs Orbison, Harrison, Dylan, Petty and Lynne at Nashville’s Tootsies Bar and the hard road they had to tread to get ‘em back.

Listen to “Handle With Care”; “End Of The Line”; “The Devil’s Been Busy”; “Tweeter And The Monkey Man”; “Heading For The Light”; “Mr Tambourine Man”; “If Not For You”; “Pretty Woman”; “Mr Blue Sky”; “Here Comes The Sun”; “I Won’t Back Down”; “Runaway”; “Running Down A Dream”; “Learning To Fly”; “Refugee” and many others.

 (From Facebook) 

“Captured the style and sounds perfectly and with their own added sense of humour gave the audience an evening to remember”.

 “Thank you all for a sensational performance last night, it was musicianship of extraordinary talent from you all.”

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Christmas Gothic

  • 9th December 2021
  • 19:30
  • £12 Full / £10 Concessions

From the award-winning creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Orlando, Female Gothic, The Time Machine, Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, Lady Susan and Dalloway.

Christmas: a time to remember the past, celebrate the present, and look to the future; a time of feasts and festivities; of holly and mistletoe; a time of visits and visitations.  A time of ghosts.

Come in from the cold and enter into the Christmas spirit as a dark and spectral woman tells haunting tales of the festive season, lighting a candle to the frailties of human nature and illuminating the cold and chilling depths of the bleak, wintry dark…

Dyad Productions resurrects a Victorian tradition by presenting three seasonal tales of terror to scintillate the gooseflesh for dark Christmas nights.  Adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan.  Directed by Elton Townend Jones.

Praise for Dyad Productions:

 ’Truly extraordinary… one of the most exciting young performers on the British stage’ (British Theatre Guide)

 ’A macabre masterpiece.  Ghostly, grisly and gorgeous.  Don’t miss it’ (Three Weeks)

 ‘Holds the audience in the palm of its hand... a near-perfect piece of theatre’ (The Scotsman)

‘Perfection... Vaughan is simply sublime’ (Huffington Post)

 

 

 

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Welsh Wrestling

  • 8th January 2022
  • 19:00
  • £12.00 Adult / £9.00 Child / £35.00 Family (4)

Welsh Wrestling at The Metropole

The number one family entertainment show in Wales is heading back to Abertillery! The Top rope flying, body slamming superstars of Welsh Wrestling will dazzle you and amaze you in this one night wrestling extravaganza!

Come cheer the good guys, boo the bad guys, and make as much noise as  possible at this over the top event which all the family with love!!

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Abertillery Rock & Blues New Date 21st May 2022

  • 21st May 2022
  • 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  Full Dark No Stars & Blind Man’s Bluff .

Please Note: Standing Downstairs & Seated in Balcony

 

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