Memo Arts Centre
- Telephone 01446 738622
- Website www.memoartscentre.co.uk
Popularly known as the Memo, the Barry Memorial Hall and Theatre is the largest multi-arts venue in the Vale of Glamorgan and Barry's only cinema. Inaugurated in 1932, it was named in remembrance of the local people who lost their lives in WWI.
Hosting regular arts events and concerts, plus a teenagers' nightclub, the main auditorium seats 886 (1,300 including standing).
Previous performers include Ant and Dec (as PJ and Duncan) and Len Rawle.
There are 13 events at this location
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Celtic Guitar Journeys
Celtic music from the Breton, Scottish and Welsh guitarists.
Don't Dribble on the Dragon
An adventure about friendship featuring a magical dragon.
- 100 min
- Directed by: Pablo Larrain
- Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt
- UK release: 20 January 2017
Impressionistic, non-linear portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy, with an agonising, in-depth performance by Portman, who is gripping either while giving a shy television tour of the White House, or going to pieces in a bathroom. A mesmerising, technically virtuosic and remarkable reflection on celebrity, memory and the…
The Scottish play, presented by Theatr Gen Byw.
Manchester by the Sea
- 135 min
- Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
- Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol
- UK release: 13 January 2016
Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.
The respected English folk singer and guitarist.
Royal Ballet: The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite And Armand
Mixed programme demonstrating the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet.
Wed 7 Jun
£15 (£12.50) / 01446 738622
Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
The Royal Ballet performs its signature work, the classic fairytale of Aurora and her prince, in a version revitalised by Monica Mason and Christopher Newton in 2006 for the company's 75th anniversary, and since reworked further by top choreographers.
Royal Ballet: Jewels
A three-act ballet created for the New York City Ballet by founding choreographer George Balanchine. It has three related movements: Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds and the dancers are dressed like jewels.
Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly
Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera about a young Japenesse bride who is deserted by her new American officer husband.
- 108 min
- Directed by: Garth Jennings
- Written by: Garth Jennings
- Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson
Koala impresario Buster Moon (McConaughey) decides to save his ailing theatre with a singing competition. Most of the humour comes from cute critters singing occasionally inappropriate songs; the plot is spread far too thin and there no real surprises, but it ticks the usual boxes.
- 117 min
- Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
- Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson, Anya Taylor-Joy
- UK release: 20 January 2017
Kevin (McAvoy) suffers from dissociative identity disorder; when he kidnaps three teenage girls, best pals Marcia (Sula) and Claire (Richardson) and troubled loner Casey (Taylor-Joy), multi-personality strangeness ensues. With superb work from McAvoy and Taylor-Joy, this is easily Shyamalan's most compelling and…