The Savoy Theatre & Cinema
The oldest theatre in Wales, driven by a team of enthusiasts and volunteers who lease the Savoy from the MacTaggart family. It's had many names over the years at one point functioned as a roller skating rink with films screened between sessions. The venue offers a programme of live entertainment including musicals, stand-up comedy and tribute shows. It is also home to a cinema showing current releases, event cinema and family matinees at the weekends.
Events at this venue
There are 17 events at this location
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Another Mother's Son
- 103 min
- Directed by: Christopher Menaul
- Cast: Jenny Seagrove, Julian Kostov, Ronan Keating, John Hannah, Amanda Abbington
- UK release: 24 March 2017
Louisa Gold (Seagrove) is a widowed Jersey shopkeeper with two sons fighting in WW2 when the Channel Islands are occupied by the Germans; she takes in an escaped Russian POW (Kostov). The look and atmosphere of 40s Jersey is well caught, but the story is predictable and it feels like a tame TV drama.
Beauty and the Beast
- 129 min
- Directed by: Bill Condon
- Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad
- UK release: 17 March 2017
Belle (Watson) is forced to live with a Beast (Stevens) in this live-action retelling of the 1991 blockbuster. Watson is winsome but feisty, Evans as Gaston is splendid of voice and hilariously odious, McGregor brings much joie de vivre to ‘Be Our Guest’, and it’s an enchantingly realised delight.
Sat 20 May
The Boss Baby
- 97 min
- Directed by: Tom McGrath
- Written by: Marla Frazee/Michael McCullers
- Cast: Miles Christopher Bakshi, Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Steve Buscemi
- UK release: 7 April 2017
The Boss Baby (Baldwin) is a tot with the mannerisms of a ruthless corporate tycoon, who upsets seven-year-old Tim (Bakshi). The frantic visual style and crude slapstick overwrite the charm of the original story by Marla Frazee, and there’s not much for audiences to take to their hearts.
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
A Dog's Purpose
- 100 min
- Directed by: Lasse Hallström
- Cast: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.
Fri 26 May
Sat 27 May
Sun 28 May
Elvis in Concert
A tribute to the rock'n'roll legend.
- 139 min
- Directed by: Denzel Washington
- Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
- UK release: 10 February 2017
Troy (Washington) is a proud, tight-fisted, ageing working stiff in 50s Pittsburgh, full of bitterness that God, poverty and segregation ruined his youthful dreams of sporting success. Beautifully shot family drama, superbly acted (especially by Washington and Davis), but it suffers a bit from heavy self-importance and a…
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- 137 min
- Directed by: James Gunn
- Written by: James Gunn
- Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Kurt Russell
- UK release: 28 April 2017
The gang are back, with a rollicking plot involving stolen batteries and Ego (Russell) who may or may not be the long-lost dad of Peter Quill (Pratt). It’s very CGI-heavy, sometimes tiringly so, but the humour still charms and the finale picks it up after a sluggish second act.
Fri 26 May
Sat 27 May
Sun 28 May
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
- New Zealand
- 101 min
- Directed by: Taika Waititi
- Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima te Wiata
- UK release: 16 September 2016
Urban malcontent Ricky (Dennison) reluctantly goes to the NZ countryside with foster aunt Bella (te Wiata) and her gruff husband Hec (Neill). When a tragic event prompts Ricky to run off, Hec goes after him, but the authorities assume that Hec's kidnapped Ricky. Simple, affecting comedy that builds into full-on action…
Joel Dommett: LIVE
The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.
Mark Watson: MW
A mixture of classic and new material from the comic.
A Night Of Elvis
Keith Davies is back!! He delighted audiences last year with his tribute to The King, the proceeds of which went to Monmouth Rotary to help local charities. This time he has agreed to do another storming concert in aid of the Charitable Trust that runs the Savoy. So come and have a great night out and help this historic…
Richard Herring: The Best
A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.
The Sense of an Ending
- 108 min
- Directed by: Ritesh Batra
- Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer
- UK release: 14 April 2017
Tony Webster (Broadbent) is a grumpy old git who’s on good terms with his ex wife (Walter); when he’s bequeathed the diary of an old friend, he is prompted to relive his schooldays. This adaptation of a Julian Barnes novel feels hokey and safe, although it has a nice cast and the scenes between Broadbent and Walter are…
Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Smurfs: The Lost Village
- 89 min
- Directed by: Kelly Asbury
- Written by: Stacey Harman/Pamela Ribon
- Cast: Demi Lovato, Ariel Winter, Julia Roberts, Joe Manganiello
- UK release: 31 March 2017
Smurfette (Lovato) and her friends go on a quest to help her find her place in the village, and the result is a series of chases, a few under-cooked girl-power nods and a lot of sappiness. Undemanding kids might have a good time; adults will have to grin and smurf it.
Sat 6 May
Sun 7 May
- 117 min
- Directed by: Lone Scherfig
- Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
- UK release: 21 April 2017
London, 1940: fledgling screenwriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) joins the Ministry of Information’s Film Division and starts working on a propaganda movie. Scherfig wraps the war in a cosy cloak of nostalgia in a way that dulls moments of high anxiety, and despite a fine ensemble it’s all too muffled and mild-mannered.
Fri 12 May
Sun 14 May
The Time Of Their Lives
- 104 min
- Directed by: Roger Goldby
- Written by: Roger Goldby
- Cast: Joan Collins, Pauline Collins, Franco Nero
- UK release: 10 March 2017
Priscilla (P Collins) is a neglected housewife who finds herself on coach trip to France with some dotty pensioners, including forgotten film star Helen (J Collins). The Collinses make an engaging double act and it works best when it goes a little off the rails, but this amiable comedy occasionally feel unfinished.
The Zookeeper's Wife
- 127 min
- Directed by: Niki Caro
- Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Daniel Brühl
The true story of Antonina Jabinski (Chastain) and her husband Jan (Heldenbergh), who ran the Warsaw Zoo in the 1930s and who used it to shelter Jews from the Nazis during WW2. Director Caro steers the story robustly if predictably, and it’s a solid and worthy story if nothing spectacular.