Making a night out of the theatre is always a great reason to wine, dine, and then enjoy some fantastic stage productions. Join us to see where you can eat on your night out, and what we think of Hair as it comes to Cardiff.

Starting our night in Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse and Grill certainly did not disappoint.

Located in the Dominions Arcade on Queen Street in the Indigo Hotel, the luxurious decor of Marco Pierre White’s restaurant was impressive from the off.  

Located on the sixth floor with a scenic balcony and soft grey interiors, the restaurant sets the scene for both 5-star service, food and ambiance.

The service in the restaurant was second to none and with speedy service, a charming barman and our server, Hazel being smiley, bubbly and giving us great recommendations, it cannot be faulted. 

The restaurant has some fantastic deals on including 2-4-1 on a selection of cocktails. We decided to try Clover Club which I couldn’t recommend enough if you like a fruity gin cocktail.

With an array of options to choose from on the drinks menu depending on your preferences, there’s no reason not to give a cocktail a try to loosen you up a bit before the theatre.

Off their set menu of 3 courses for £30 I had crispy calamari, 35 days aged 10oz sirloin steak, and if I’d have had any room left I would have loved to try their baked vanilla cheesecake with blueberry sauce.

With the steak itself usually priced at £28.95, this menu really is worth the money. I was beyond impressed by the portion sizes with the calamari being almost the same size as the main meal.

This restaurant is fantastic for a romantic date, a family meal or even a fun catch up with friends before you go on to enjoy your show.

Full from our meal, we then headed off to New Theatre for a night of music and dancing as we watched the musical Hair.

A rock musical showcasing the hippie movement through one mans struggle to decide whether to stay with his ‘tribe’ in New York City or go to war, Hair is set to impress with its psychedelic stage, live band and star-studded cast, including X Factors Jake Quickenden and Marcus Collins.

 

The vocals from the likes of Aeisha Pease in the opening song starts the show off strong and the impressive performance of the cast continues from there.

The musical makes you feel transported back to the 60s and like you too are part of the hippie movement tripping on an array of substances watching their impressive stage kitted out in multicoloured streamers and rainbow trees.

Through Hair you are able to capture the trials and tribulations these teens are going through in rebelling against war.

While there is the serious undertone of war, this musical features a lot of comedy and light relief through the likes of David Heywood (playing Jackson) who engages with the audience as a woman on her honeymoon and Jake Quickenden (playing Berger) in his ‘high’ state.

Watching this play lead to an enjoyable night with a lot of laughter however, would not recommend for families as there are a lot of references to drug use and there is a little surprise just before the interval that you might not want your children to see.

The show will be running from Monday 15 – Saturday 20th April during the evenings at 7:30, with matinee performances on Thursday and Saturday. Fancy dress is optional. Tickets available here.

Words by Lydia Caunce

 

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