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15th April – Rhydian to star in new revival of Little Shop of Horrors

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LSOH2Producers have announced a new UK tour of musical comedy Little Shop Of Horrors, which will open at Bournemouth Pavilion on 4 August 2016. RHYDIAN, whose previous stage credits include We Will Rock You, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Show, will play sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello.

The ’50s musical sci-fi spoof has a book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken and is based on the film by Roger Corman with a screenplay by Charles Griffith. Produced by Sell a Door Theatre Company, the tour will be directed by Tara Wilkinson, with choreography by Matthew Cole and musical supervision from Mark Crossland.

Down and out florist assistant Seymour becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a macabre craving. Secretly in love with his colleague Audrey he names the plant Audrey II in her honour. Audrey II has plans that are far greater than Seymour can imagine as it grows into a bad-tempered, foul-mouthed carnivore who offers fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite.

Little Shop Of Horrors opens at Bournemouth Pavilion on 4 August before touring to Llandudno, Wimbledon, Belfast, Woking, Aylesbury, Lichfield, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bridlington, Cheltenham, Coventry, Manchester, Glasgow and Blackpool.

All current booking information is available on our Events page.

17th November – Rhydian is Prince Charming!

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Cinderella-500x370pxRHYDIAN will be starring as Prince Charming in this season’s Pantomime production of ‘Cinderella’ at the Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl, from 11th December 2015  to 9th January 2016.

Also appearing is High 5′s EMMA NOWELL as Cinderella, and bubbly 80′s pop sensation SONIA will be making dreams come true as the magical Fairy Godmother. The Ugly Sisters are played by the devilish divas JAMIE MORRIS and TAROT JOSEPH, and back by popular demand playing Buttons will be Denbigh born, SEAN JONES, who has played the award winning role of Mickey in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers for 15 years.

With her only friend, the cheeky and lovable Buttons, follow the magical rags-to-riches tale of Cinderella. Bullied by her ugly sisters, she finds help from her Fairy Godmother to go to the Ball. Will Cinderella finally have her happy ever after?

This family favourite is full of fun and sparkle with more than a sprinkling of Pantomime magic, and the sensational Shetland ponies pulling a golden coach. Cinderella comes complete with a full supporting cast, which includes two talented dance schools, the Gay Harris Dancers and North Wales School of Dance.

Dates and showtimes vary and booking details can be found on our events page.

13th October – ‘Carry The Fire’ available here now!

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You can now buy an advance copy of Rhydian’s latest album ‘Carry The Fire’ from our online store.

Carry the Fire Cover 500Tracklisting:
1. World In Union
2. Bread Of Heaven
3. Come on Ye Faithful
4. Ireland’s Call
5. Forever Young
6. Flower of Scotland
7. Jerusalem (feat. Lucy Kay)
8. Delilah
9. Take Me Home
10. Land Of My Fathers (feat. Shan Cothi)
11. Be My Redeemer (Bonus Track)

“This album was to me what’s known as a no-brainer. I’m a rugby fan; I also used to play the sport and I love singing rugby songs and anthems. The fact that the World Cup is being held in the British Isles in 2015 made to decision to record ‘Carry The Fire’ all the more straightforward.
If you’ve followed my career from the very beginning, you will know that during my childhood the goal was to become an international rugby player. That, unfortunately, never came to pass but, somehow, when I sing these great rousing songs, I feel all engulfed in the thrill, the duel, the wonderful atmosphere that is rugby union. In Welsh we call it ‘Hiraeth’ I suppose!
On this album I have tried to include songs from all of the home nations and I’ve also co-written two original songs, ‘Come On Ye Faithful’ and ‘Take Me Home’.
So, no matter what the result of the tournament, or indeed any sporting battle, one thing that will always unite us is music sung from the heart.
In ‘Carry The Fire’ I hope we will share that in abundance!

Enjoy!
Rhydian”