Wednesday 12th March at 7.30pm
Ruby Wax – comedian, writer and mental health campaigner – shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity.
With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress.
Friday 14th March at 7.00pm
Kate Adie – Fighting On The Home Front
Kate Adie tells how when WW1 broke out and the men went off to fight, women emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives. Kate reveals what these women achieved for future generations through their hard up-hill struggle for admission into the world of men. You will be able to buy Kate’s book Fighting on the Home Front at the event.
Saturday 15th March at 7.30pm
Love your garden? Or do you wish you could love it more? Here’s your chance to be inspired in this special evening with TV gardening guru Charlie Dimmock, featuring in no less than 12 series of BBC’s Ground Force. She has since gone on to appear in programmes like River Walks, The Chelsea Flower Show & Garden Invaders.
Thursday 20th March at 7.30pm
From the same team that brought The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists to the Savoy, now comes the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, the farmers from Dorset who stood up for what was right and paid a very high price. A play full of humour, pathos and drama. A massive hit at last year’s Edinburgh Festival.
Saturday 22nd March at 8.00pm
Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again.
Sunday 23rd March at 3.00pm
Following it’s very successful premiere in Sept 2013, soprano Virginia Blakey returns to the Savoy to present Tea With Puccini, an expose of the great man’s life, loves and music through the eyes of his wife Elvira; including arias from some of Puccini’s best loved operas. A traditional afternoon tea can be purchased in advance.
Wednesday 26th March at 7.30pm
Voted Britain’s Favourite Male Medium by the prestigious Soul & Spirit Magazine With countless hours of spirit contact, Derek’s friendly and sincere delivery, down to earth charm and obvious dedication to his work has endeared him to tens of thousands of people, many of whom regularly attend these amazing live events.
Friday 28th March at 8.00pm
In his new tour, stand up comic Lee Hurst is travelling throughout Britain to find out what really winds you up. Mostly people get on with living their lives, but everyone has at least one thing that pushes their button and sends them over the edge. What’s yours? Lee doesn’t just perform a stand up show, it’s an event that changes night to night.
Thursday 3rd April
Griff Rhys Jones is searching for that Welsh part of himself that he has felt ever since being brought up Welsh in suburban Essex. Griff talks about his new book & TV series detailing his journey through Snowdonia, Anglesey, the Gower, mid Wales, Brecon, Pembrokeshire, north Wales and Monmouthshire. Packed with all manners of weird, wonderful and enlightening facts, you’ll learn as much about Wales as you do Griff.
Tickets: £6.00. (£3.00 Discount on book if purchased at event)
Friday 4th April at 7.30pm
This is your chance to see this classic film, which has been digitally remastered, on the big screen. Gone With the Wind is being shown at the Savoy to raise funds for Monmouth’s Mayor’s Charity. See Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara live through their turbulent relationship to the backdrop of the American Civil War. Not to be missed.
Saturday 12th April at 12 noon
Indigo Moon Theatre brings you a surprisingly good story inspired by the poetry & spirit of Rudyard Kipling’s original books. Mowgli’s wild adventures in the dangerous world he inhabits are brought to life with inventive shadow theatre, powerful original music and colourful digital projections. For families and children age 4+
Sunday 13th April at 7.30pm
2014 sees one of the most dynamic and best loved entertainers that Ireland has ever produced take to the road for his much anticipated 25th Anniversary Tour. Join Dominic for an evening of fabulous live music, with a look back at some of his greatest hits and best loved songs. Sure to be a hit with lovers of music everywhere.
Saturday 26th April at 11.00am and 2.30pm
Izzy Wizzy let’s get busy! Direct from Citv, Sooty heads into town in a fabulous new show to delight the whole family. Joining the nations favourite bear will be Sweep , Soo and Sooty’s TV Partner Richard Cadell -who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief! There’s also a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show.
Thursday 1st May at 7.30pm
From The Jam, featuring former Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings, bring their acoustic tour to Monmouth. Bruce and Russell will be performing a selection of songs from The Jam’s extensive back catalogue, This intimate show is a rare opportunity to hear their songs in this stripped down way.
Friday 2nd May at 8.00pm
After a total run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Evans is back with more “Sizzlingly entertaining, beautifully crafted, devastatingly funny gags.” The Guardian. Star of Celebrity Mastermind, Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. “A great craftsman of language… an evil delight.” Chortle.
Friday 16th May at 7.30pm
Gypsy Fire create stunning acoustic instrumental performances, breathing new life into music from the worlds of classical, jazz, Latin, rock, blues and beyond – all underpinned with a profound sense of gypsy jazz swing Their music is filled with passion and flair and with twists and turns of harmony and rhythm.
Sunday 18th May at 3.00pm
Following Tea With Puccini on 23rd March, the Savoy presents Tea With Mozart. This is a dramatic account of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life through the eyes of his wife Constanze. It is brought to life through his letters and some of his most dramatic and intimate music performed by soprano Virginia Blakey and friends.
Saturday May 31st at 8.00pm
Star of Channel 4′s The Last Leg, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and Foster’s Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Josh Widdicombe comes to Monmouth with an all-new show. ‘This is one of the most hilarious and unforgettable hours I have had this year’ (Scotsman). ‘His gift for comedy is priceless’ (Evening Standard)
Friday 6th June at 7.30pm
Johnny Cash is portrayed by renowned Cash performer Peter John Jackson. Also featuring songs from June Carter Cash, Ray Charles, George Jones, Tammy Wynette and Bob Dylan. Join these six artists for a ride through the hits of country music in this dramatic reproduction of a concert to end all concerts.
Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th June
Ten people, each with something to hide, are lured to a lonely mansion on an uninhabited island by a host who fails to appear. They are the only people on the island, and can’t escape due to weather & distance from the mainland. One by one the guests are murdered. See if you can guess whodunit in this fantastic murder mystery. Amateur production
Friday 20th June at 7.30pm
The Bad Shepherds play punk songs on folk instruments. Not as a gag, but because they really like the noise. They think the songs are better than people remember. It works. They do songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Jam, Sham 69, The Undertones and others, even Kraftwerk! They’ve given the songs a kind of Celtic feel, But occasionally they just thrash!
Advance Tickets: 19.50 | £22.00 on door
Friday 27th June at 7.30pm
In September 2013, Elio was invited to ‘fill Billy Joel’s shoes’ in two very special reunion concerts in New York and Philadelphia with Joel’s original 1971-72 touring band. Following this Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life and Piano Man.
Saturday 12th July at 7.30pm
Roy Chubby Brown – Who Ate All The Pies ?
He’s still rude, he’s still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. ‘The World’s Most Outrageous Comedian’ is far too rude for TV, so this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian! If easily offended please stay away!
Friday 12th September at 7.30pm
Be part of an 18th century salon and see elaborate classical costumes and hear Mozart’s music. Especially arranged for wind trio, soprano and baritone, this is an operatic journey into Mozart’s arias and duets including excerpts from his most famous works The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute, and also his lesser known operas.
Sunday 26th October at 7.30pm
Join Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell as they tell the story of Tyneside’s favourite band in a special two-man acoustic show, where they’ll be performing those great songs, illustrated with tales, personal archive photographs and rare video.