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Direct from the London Palladium sold out season, The King and I announces its UK & Ireland tour, coming to Wales Millennium Centre in January 2020.

This multi Tony Award winning production, with music by Richard Rogers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and direction from Tony Award Winner Bartlett Sher, has triumphed in London. Racking up five stars from The Times and Sunday Express, it has also been hailed “London’s theatrical event of 2018” by The Daily Express, and “ravishing” by The Daily Telegraph.
 
The news of the tour comes hot off the heels of the cinema release of the live production of The King and I: From the London Palladium, which has become the biggest live event in cinemas of 2018.
 
Featuring well-known songs such as Getting to Know You, Shall We Dance and Whistle a Happy Tune, this joyous show tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the King brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children in Bangkok in the 1860s.
 
Accompanied by a full-scale orchestra and over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre. Casting is yet to be announced.
 
The King and I will be at Wales Millennium Centre 8 – 18 January 2020.
Tickets will go on sale to the public 31 January 2019.
 
 
 
NEW SHOW – NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL
 
Direct from London and back by popular demand after sold out performances last year, Nativity! The Musical announces the return of a UK tour, opening late in 2019 and coming to Wales Millennium Centre in November 2019.
 
Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’ve decided to mount a musical version! Join teacher Mr Maddens and his crazy assistant Mr Poppy as they struggle with hilarious children, and a whole lot of sparkle and shine to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true. Featuring all of your favourite sing-a-long songs from the smash-hit films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth and One Night One Moment. NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL promises to be the perfect feel-good comedy for all the family.
 
Producer, Jamie Wilson said: “Nativity! The Musical is currently one of the largest and most logistically challenging shows touring the UK with a cast of adults, live band, over 35 children and a dog. We are so thrilled with the phenomenal success of the show over the last two years and delighted to be bringing it back for a third year running”.
 
NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL is written and directed by the creator and director of the blockbuster film series, Debbie Isitt, with music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt. It is choreographed by Andrew Wright, designed by David Woodhead, with lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Tom Marshall and musical supervision and orchestrations by George Dyer. Casting is yet to be announced.
 
Nativity! The Musical will be at Wales Millennium Centre 19 – 23 November 2019.
Tickets for will go on sale to the public 31 January 2019.
 
 
 
NEW SHOW – RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: WERQ THE WORLD (Hosted by Michelle Visage)
 
The queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race must save the galaxy in their brand new Werq The World show. Produced by Voss Events, Drag Race producers World of Wonder and VH1, the all-new production follows a team of intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Asia O'Hara, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Kim Chi, Monét X Change and Violet Chachki on their mission to the sun to save our solar system from a dark entity intent on harnessing its power.
 
Mission leader Michelle Visage guides the audience through the universe for a dynamic display of the wonders held by each planet and its regal sovereign. Audiences will be in awe as their favourite queens come together on some incredible numbers.
 
This line-up is subject to change. Please note, also, that RuPaul does not appear at this event.
 
“Werq the World is the official Drag Race tour for a reason. The show has always been a theatrical production of the highest calibre but in 2019, we’re stepping it up into the stratosphere. This show is going to leave fans gagging and I’m not afraid to say that my performance, in particular, will give you life.” – Michelle Visage.
 
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World will be at Wales Millennium Centre 19 May 2019
Tickets will go on sale to the public 11 January 2019.
 
 
 
NEW SHOW – MILKSHAKE! LIVE – MILKSHAKE MONKEY’S MUSICAL
 
In its spectacular new musical for all, Milkshake! Live comes to Wales Millennium Centre this year, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!
 
As your little ones learn the amazing songs and dances with their favourite Milkshake friends, be part of this fantastic production of Milkshake Monkey’s Musical where anything is possible. Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals, alongside two Milkshake presenters, this brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet.
 
A family show not to be missed!
 
Milkshake! Live – Milkshake Monkey’s Musical will be at Wales Millennium Centre 12 May 2019.
Tickets will go on sale to the public 11 January 2019.
 
 

RAISING ASPIRATIONS – RADIO PLATFFORM
 
Radio Platfform is Wales Millennium Centre’s youth-led radio station and training programme that gives young people a platform to build their confidence, find their voice and express their opinions.
 
In two core elements – a six-week accredited course, and a youth-led radio station – Radio Platfform has trained more than 80 young people since 2017, with more than 35 participants still delivering radio shows.
 
In 2018, Radio Platfform was successful in its launch of its second studio and training space and the recruitment of five young people in paid roles to help run the station.
 
In 2019, Radio Platfform will continue to go from strength to strength. From January to February 2019 the team will be starting outreach work in Grassroots, working with a group of young people with Asperger’s and a young mum’s group. 
 
Radio Platfform will also start running a series of workshops in Grange Primary School, looking at using radio to increase pupil’s oral and literacy skills.
 
Radio Platfform will start a new training course 15 January 2019 – email radioplatfform@wmc.org.uk for more information.
 
 
 
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