The stand-out, must-see production isn ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS which runs from October 3 to 5. Black RAT Productions present this deliriously funny original version of Richard Bean’s fast-paced and riotous farce which was so recently a West End and Broadway smash-hit.

We have an eclectic programme of music to suit all tastes. The wonderful MYNYDDISLWYN CHOIR revisits the venue on September 21 with their impressive 47th annual concert. The WELSH MUSICAL THEATRE ORCHESTRA makes a welcome return on October 21, with a glittering programme of all your favourite songs from the musicals and, on October 27, you can join the talented Carole Gordon as she sings the songs of Karen Carpenter in VOICE OF THE HEART.

On October 28, Heritage Opera presents a delightfully playful version of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE and on November 4, the stunning, high energy VOODOO ROOM celebrates the music of Jimi Hendrix & Cream.

Songs from all eras of David Bowie’s career are performed to perfection in BOWIE STARMAN on November 24. The outstanding ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW & THE LOW RIDERS perform on November 30 and Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra invite you to A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES on December 1 when they celebrate the music of the prolific film composer
John Williams.

The breathtaking BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETERS perform on November 11.

There’s plenty of drama at the ‘Stute this season. THE MOUNTAINTOP is a fictional depiction of Martin Luther King’s last night which won an Olivier Award for Best New Drama. It runs from October 11 to 13. Richard Medrington recounts JRR Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece LEAF BY NIGGLE on October 7 and Shakespeare Schools Foundation present the world’s largest youth drama festival THE SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL on November 8 and 9.

Head4arts presents a look into the lives of ordinary people caught up in The First World War on October 30 when they present THE LAST POST and the hilarious Lipservice Theatre Company present MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT on November 16 – a delicious parody about the world of author Jane Austen.

If you’re looking for something for children then you can catch POGGLE, a warm-hearted sensory dance theatre show (for ages six months to four
years) on September 16 and BERT’S MAGICAL MUSICAL FARMYARD – an accessible, interactive and informative show for two to five-year-olds – on October 24. THE MAGIC PORRIDGE POT is overflowing with songs, music and fun for all the family on November 15.

Prepare for your children’s imaginations to be sent racing down the streets of Blackwood in the sci-fi treasure hunt PROJECT OGGBOTS on November 1 and 2.

Take time to celebrate Christmas at Blackwood Miners’ Institute this year. On November 21, Cwmni Mega perform the Welsh language pantomime CULHWCH AC OLWEN.

CHRISTMAS CROONERS on December 2 is jam-packed with festive favourites and the Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra.

And of course, once again, Rainbow Valley Productions bring to the stage a colourful adaptation of a much-loved classic pantomime – this year its JACK AND THE BEANSTALK starring Owen Money and it runs at Blackwood Miners’ from December 6 to 30.

If all this is not enough then there is WELSH WRESTLING on January 20, NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY WALES presents four short, sharp dances in ROOTS on November 18 and don’t forget that there is always hilarious stand-up on offer in the monthly ‘STUTE COMEDY NIGHTS.

To find out more about these performances or to book tickets, call Blackwood Miners’ Institute’s Box Office on 01495 227206.