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…

The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio

  • 27th - 28th February 2019
  • 13:30
  • £6.50

Immersion Theatre are thrilled to present a brand new, larger-than-life musical adaptation of the much-loved classic, Pinocchio!

Based on the fantastical children’s book, this magical story leaps off the page and onto the stage in this high energy re-telling of Pinocchio’s extraordinary adventures. Packed with comedy, audience interaction, and a host of new songs guaranteed to have you singing along from start to finish, this high energy musical promises to be the perfect treat for the whole family, no strings attached!

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Other exciting events coming soon…

Magic To Do - AYDMS Annual May Concert

  • 29th - 30th May 2019
  • 19:00
  • £6.00

All four AYDMS sections return to the Metropole for their Annual May Concert. With plenty of brand new numbers, AYDMS have plenty of Magic to Do on the stage! Come along and watch our Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Sections entertain you - bursting with Summer Fun! 

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A Conversation With Heaven

  • 6th June 2019
  • 19:30
  • £10.00

Join renowned spiritualist medium Alun Havard for an evening of mediumship.

Often described as one of the most detailed and accurate mediums that you can see today, Alun hopes that by sharing his belief that life continues, he will inspire and give peace to those in attendance.

His evenings are said to be emotional yet uplifting and people are often amazed at how he can be so accurate in the messages he gives. So join Alun for A Conversation with Heaven.

Doors open from 7pm & the Met bar from 6.30pm

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Ceri Dupree in The Ladies I Love.

  • 8th June 2019
  • 19:30
  • £15 Full / £12 Concessions

Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his faaaaabulous new show, with new costumes, routines, jokes and songs. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw-dropping, eye-popping costumes.

Ceri’s energy, style, showmanship, love for the show and his appreciation of an audience shines through in this non stop, quick changing homage to all his favourite ladies.

Ceri brings them all lovingly to life with a touch of Las Vegas class rarely seen in the UK today. Once described as ‘Joe Longthorne meets Lily Savage... only with better legs!’

Reviews:

“I’ve seen hundreds of men dress up as women over the years, most of them disastrously so. A handful of them get this particular art form right, Ceri is one of that handful” (The Times)

“Slick and saucy, rude and risqué, fun and fantastic” (Leicester Mercury) 

 “This show deserves it’s 5 stars for Dupree’s costumes alone, but more than that, it’s just a terrific act, an extremely talented impersonator” (londontheatre.com)

 

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The Valli Boys UK

  • 21st June 2019
  • 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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Encore Theatre Academy - Seussical

  • 5th - 6th July 2019
  • 18:30
  • £8 Full / £30 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!

ETA presents the fantastical world of Dr. Seuss in Seussical The Musical.

Seussical is far from being only a show for children; it is a fantastical, colourful, high-energy, a larger-than-life musical extravaganza brimming with fun and excitement for ‘thinkers’ of all ages. Set to an incredible and varied score featuring a range of genres from funk, to big band, to rock and roll, to musical theatre. Co-conceived by Monty Python’s Eric Idle, this raucous and ultimately touching story by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty is a feel-good musical bonanza which dares us to think big and reminds us of the power of loyalty, family, and acceptance. After all, a person’s a person no matter how small!

So come and join Encore Theatre Academy and the mischievous Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and a host of other much-loved characters on a magical, madcap adventure from the Jungle of Nool, to the Circus McGurkus, to the tiniest planet in the sky, Whoville.

A musical that is fun for all the family.

Start Times: Friday 5th July at 6.30pm

                   Saturday 6th July at 2.30pm and 6.30pm

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AYDMS Juniors - The Little Mermaid Jr

  • 17th - 19th July 2019
  • 19:00
  • £7.00 Full / £25.00 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel, her aquatic friends and AYDMS Junior Section in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

 

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AYDMS Seniors - Chicago

  • 6th - 9th August 2019
  • 19:00
  • £12.00 Full / £10.00 Group 8+

AYDMS Senior Section bring the sexy, sensual and sultry Chicago to the Metropole stage! In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal. 

Advisory: Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult

Please note: Group tickets can only be purchased via box office on 01495 355945

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AYDMS Seniors - The Full Monty

  • 3rd - 7th September 2019
  • 19:00
  • £12.00 Full / £10.00 Group 8+

Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. 

While spying on their wives at a "Girls' Night Out," a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they're stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to "let it go."

The Full Monty is a story full of heart. Right to the end, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Start Times: Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 5th September – 7pm

                    Saturday 7th September – 2:30pm

Please note: Group tickets can only be purchased via box office on 01495 355945

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AYDMS Seniors - The Full Monty - Ladies Night

  • 6th - 7th September 2019
  • 19:00
  • £16 Full / £14 Group 8+

Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. 

While spying on their wives at a "Girls' Night Out," a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they're stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to "let it go."

The Full Monty is a story full of heart. Right to the end, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz.

Patrons must be 18 years and over and will be required, if asked, to show valid ID

Tickets: £16 Full / £14 Groups of 8+ This includes a glass of fizz on arrival

Please note: Group tickets can only be purchased via box office on 01495 355945

 

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