Live entertainment featuring some of the biggest names in comedy and music are set to appear on stage in Rhondda Cynon Taf. 

Russell Kane, multi-award winning comedian and presenter, is coming to the Park & Dare Theatre, Treorchy, on Saturday, April 22. 

Having taken his debut comedy show to the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe in 2006, he went on to become a television presenter on Channel 4’s Big Brother’s Big Mouth and starred in a his own Edinburgh and Beyond Tour in 2007. 

Host of BBC Radio 2's Out to Lunch show, Russell continues to be a big hit on the comedy circuit and is a regular face on television. 

Meanwhile, actor and musician Martin Kemp is heading to Rhondda Cynon Taf in May for an ‘intimate gig at the Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare, on Friday, May 12. 

During the show, the Spandau Ballet star will be discussing his life in the public eye, his music and his acting career. He will also take part in a Question and Session with the audience. 

Please note: Martin Kemp will not be singing during the show. 

Having shot to fame in the 1980s with Spandau Ballet, he went on to also forge a successful acting career, starring in the movie The Krays, alongside his twin brother Gary, and also appearing in television dramas such as The Bill, Warterloo Road and Eastenders. 

American singer Jack Jones is also bringing his 80th Birthday Celebration Tour to Aberdare - the home of his Welsh roots – on January 24, 2018, but tickets are already selling fast. 

The international singing star has 60 albums to his name, as well as two Grammy Awards and one Emmy Award. 

Perhaps best known for his hit renditions of The Impossible Dream, Wives and Lovers, Lollipops and Roses, What I Did For Love, The Race Is On, Lady, Lady, Call Me Irresponsible and the theme from the television series The Love Boat, Jack Jones continues to tour the world. 

The son of actor and singer Allan Jones and Irene Hervey was born on the night his father recorded his signature tune Donkey Serenade. His grandfather was a coal miner from Aberdare who emigrated to Pennsylvania and continued working in the coal mines. 

With a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jack Jones famously sang on The Ed Sullivan show the night The Beatles made their US debut. 

To book your seats for any of the above shows, call the Box Office on 08000 147 111 or visit www.rct-arts.co.uk