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What’s coming up at the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran?

This is a round-up of what’s coming up during September at the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran.

Scroll down to see the shows, a quick description and a link to get tickets to this venue on our doorstep.

Sound & Vision. A tribute to David Bowie

Friday 1 Sept at 7.30pm – £20. Click here for tickets.

Fasten your seatbelts – the Starman is here!! ‘Sound & Vision – A tribute to David Bowie’ was launched on what would have been Bowie’s 75th birthday in 2022.

While his career spanned five decades, he maintained his relevance to both his long-term ardent fans and younger emerging audiences. There has never been an artist that has offered inspiration to so many people within the music industry. His songs still have the ability to affect and influence music lovers across the world.
What makes Sound & Vision so special, is their note-perfect recreation of the legend himself and the iconic musicians he loved to work with.

MAX BOYCE: 50th Anniversary Concert

Saturday 2 Sept at 7.30pm – SOLD OUT Click here for to join the waiting list for returns

Handshake Ltd are proud to announce that, following a sell-out tour in 2022, legendary Welsh entertainer, Max Boyce, will play a select number of concerts to celebrate his 50th Anniversary.

For the first time, he will be performing a musical version of his lockdown poem ‘When Just the Tide Went Out’. Since its release in 2020 it has become an internet sensation and been viewed nearly 8 million times. It was also titled ‘pick of the week’ on Radio 4 and features in his number 1 best-selling book, ‘Max Boyce: Hymns and Arias’.

He will also be performing some of his classic songs which have endeared him to both young and old alike.

LIONEL The Music Of Lionel Richie

Sunday 3 Sept at 7.30pm – £24.50. Click here for tickets.

Following his recent appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. This award winning five star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon.

‘Whole Lotta Shakin -The Shakin’ Stevens Story’

Friday 8 Sept at 7.30pm – £25. Click here for tickets.

The Award Winning tribute to the UK’s biggest selling singles artist of the 1980’s – WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’- THE SHAKIN’ STEVENS STORY is a nostalgic celebration, jam packed with feel-good Rock ‘n’ Roll!

Performing as Shakin’ Stevens, West End star Rebel Dean will guide you through a full audio-visual spectacular with his live band, including rare footage and images which tell the story of the rockin’ Welsh boy and his rise to chart-topping superstardom.

The show features unforgettable hits including ‘Green Door’, ‘Oh Julie’, ‘You Drive Me Crazy’ and ‘This Ole House’….as well as the classic songs which were covered by Shaky from artists such as Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens and Elvis Presley.

Put your bopping shoes on, dust off the double denim, slick back your hair and get ready to sing-along, dance-along and join in with the biggest and best ‘Shaky’ party to hit UK theatres….ever!

Purple Zeppelin

Saturday 23 Sept at 7.30pm – £18. Click here for tickets.

They blow the roof off every time we have them, so we couldn’t wait to invite them back again!

Featured in the BBC TV documentary “The Joy of the Guitar Riff” (alongside Brian May, Tony Iommi & Dave Grohl)Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin!!!

Many years have passed since the last UK gigs from the classic line-ups of both bands. Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the originals live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians.

In a “full on” two and a half hour show complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically THE BEST BITS, ALL OF THE TIME!

Touring for over 10 years and seen by more than 6 million people, live and on TV, Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians. With decades of playing between them and thousands of gigs in the UK and overseas, every show is an unforgettable experience.
However, this is much more than just a great band performing all the ‘Greatest Hits’ – it’s a theatrical insight into these two giants of rock, complete with special effects, onstage ‘artistic differences’ and audience participation!
Twice voted Best UK Tribute Band, the band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and with the accent firmly on entertainment this is a night not to be missed, complete with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, a Drum Duet and a very special Violin Bow Solo!

Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerizing show!

Patricia Anne Bevan – Past and Beyond

Friday 29 Sept at 7.30pm – £15.

An evening of clairvoyance with Patricia Anne Bevan.

Tickets are available from Patricia on 07901910112 or email


Saturday 30 Sept at 7.30pm -£24 (£22 over 60s/ students) Click here for tickets.

OH WHAT A NIGHT!takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more. Selling over 100 million records worldwide, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons secured their place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

OH WHAT A NIGHT! combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which always leaves audiences wanting more. Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!

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What’s coming up at the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran?

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The Congress Theatre in Cwmbran town centre Credit: Cwmbran Life