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PEGGY'S SONG: NATIONAL THEATRE WALES

Wednesday 25 September at 7.45pm

Tickets - £13.25, concessions - £11.25, 15-25 year olds - £5

Touring south Wales

Written by Katherine Chandler

Directed by Phil Clark

Performed by Christian Patterson

Ages 14+

Katherine Chandler’s touchingly funny monologue explores anunexpected friendship between hapless hospital radio DJ Danny Walkman and tough talking patient Peggy.

After his radio show at St Bevan’s Hospital, Danny has a chance encounter in the Garden of Hope with Peggy. They’ve nothing in common, but in Danny’s world everyone likes music, don’t they?

 

Everyone’s got a song, and if there’s one thing Danny Walkman isgood at, it’s getting people to tell him what their song is. Peggy doesn’t give much away, so it’s a race against time for Danny to find, and play, Peggy’s song.

25/09/2019 19:45
IN AND OUT OF CHEKHOV'S SHORTS

Thursday 26 September at 7pm

Tickets - £13.25, concessions -£11.25, school price £7 (call 01633 656757 or 01633 656679 to book for schools discount), 15-25 year olds - £5

Chekhov is one of the great writers of the 20th Century and these tales, newly adapted and directed by Eliot Giuralarocca, remain as memorable and bracing as jumping into a cold plungepool after a hot sauna!

Performed by a company of five and featuring original live music and stylish ensemble story-telling, In and Out of Chekhov’s shorts is an exhilarating, fun and accessible romp through some of the best of Chekhov’s short stories including The Lady with the Little Dog, The Chemist’s Wife, At a Summer Villa, An Avenger and The Bear.

These wonderful hymns to the absurdity of everyday life, are by turns hilarious, romantic, poignant, odd and memorable. They hold the mirror up to the half-comic, half-painful experience of love and relationships and create a world in which the tender and the grotesque are inextricably linked. Ludicrous situations and larger than life characters abound in an evening that simply cannot be missed!

26/09/2019 19:00
THUNDER ROAD

Friday 4 October at 7.45pm
Tickets - £13.25, concessions - £11.25, 15-25 year olds - £5
Age recommendation: 14+

Running time: 1 hour 10 mins (no interval)

This bold, original dark comedy by RedCape Theatre is about the power of the Heimlich manoeuvre, the call of the open road, and the kind of friendship you'd take a bullet for.

Two women pack a car with training materials and medical supplies and set off on a journey, leaving their ordinary lives behind and waving goodbye to darkness and disappointment in the rear view mirror. It's just for a couple of days, then life will return to normal. But when things take an unexpected turn in a Travelodge and events spin out of control, satnavs must be re-adjusted, and Maureen and Sylvie find themselves on the road trip of a life time.

Part quintessentially British First Aid training course, part 'Thelma and Louise', Thunder Road tells a story like you've never seen before, that will ring truein your heart and make you laugh till you cry.

 “fun and feisty, a quirky road trip through dreams and friendship, first aid tips and cowboy boots. A very entertaining 75 minutes.” British Theatre Guide


04/10/2019 19:45
GODS & KINGS

Supportedby National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH)

Wednesday 9 October at 7.45pm
Thursday 10 October at 1pm & 7pm
Friday 11 October at 7.45pm

Tickets - £14.25, concessions - £12.25, 15-25 year olds - £5

“Ever since I can remember I have always been different…

If I take the pill that they have placed in my hand, who will I become?”

At the age of 23, Paul walks into a psychiatrist’s office believing he is either a God, or a King. He leaves with a diagnosis of Bipolar Manic Depression and facing a life-changing decision: Take the pill and live, or don’t take the pill and die. 

23 years later; Gods & Kings draws on Paul’s real-life experience to produce an emotionally honest, and darkly funny, account of what it is to live a life ruled by mental illness.   

British Sign Language is integrated into the show. There will be a post-show discussion after each performance. These can be interpreted into BSL if required.

Running time approximately 100 minutes, for ages 16+
09/10/2019 to 11/10/2019
Theatr na nÓg THE EYE OF THE STORM

Tuesday 15 Oct at 1pm

Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 Oct at 10am & 1pm

Friday Oct 18 at 7pm

Sat 19 Oct at 11.30am (Relaxed Performance), 2.30pm & 7pm. 

 

Tickets - £10, school performances 75 minutes, public performances are 2 hours

 

Her life has been a whirlwind. It’s a world torn between caring for her mam and proving she’s got what it takes at school. But Emmie knows one day that’s all going to change.  One day she’s going to become a storm chaser… in America. But will her invention for renewable energy be enough to win her a bursary to study in the USA?

Multi award-winning Theatr na nÓg present an unmissable original musical play that’s guaranteed to seize your heart and capture your mind. Set against the backdrop of the Welsh Valleys Eye of the Storm has an original soundtrack from Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge (Keeping Faith, Thinkin’ Out Loud with Ed Sheeran) and performed live on stage by a cast of 8 talented actor musicians.

A theatrical event of courage, determination and compassion for children aged 8+and adults of all ages.

 

 

Suitable for people with or without children age 8+

15/10/2019 to 19/10/2019
PAVILION by/gan Emily White

Theatr Clwyd

Tuesday 22 October to Friday 25 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £17, concessions - £15, 16 to 25 year olds - £5 (suitable for ages 15+)

Dance. Drink. Fight. Snog.

Friday night. Music pounds, lager flows, lust grinds and fists fly. This run-down small town in a forgotten corner of Wales is filled with big personalities and even bigger egos.

A new comedy by Wales’ Emily White, directed by Tamara Harvey (Olivier award-winning Best Comedy for Home, I’m Darling).

22/10/2019 to 25/10/2019
DRUDWEN

Thursday 7 November | Iau 7 Tachwedd 7pm

Friday 8 November| Gwener 8 Tachwedd 1pm & 7pm

Age | Oed 7+

£11, £9, family £28 | teulu £28

Performed in English and Welsh

Perfformir yn Gymraeg a Saesneg

Circus, movement and music tell the twisting story of the enchantress Drudwen and the twins she finds in the forest who are not all thatthey appear to be…

Drudwen is a dark modern fairytale, a magical story of transformation, choice and consequence. With stunning aerial circus, hilarious physical comedy and captivating live music.

 

Syrcas, theatr gorfforol a cherddoriaeth sy’n adrodd hanes troellog y ddewines Drudwen, a’r efeilliaid diniwed yr olwg mae hi’n ei ddarganfod mewn coedwig.

Mae Drudwen yn stori tylwyth teg gyfoes a hudolus am drawsnewid, dewisiadau a chanlyniod. Gwledd i’r synhwyrau gyda champau prydferth yn yr awyr, comedi corfforol a cherddoriaeth fyw afaelgar.

Includes closed captioning | Yn cynnwys capsiynau caeedig

07/11/2019 to 08/11/2019
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN presented by Ailsa Jenkins

Saturday 9 November at 7.45pm, this performance will be captioned for deaf and hard of hearing customers

Tickets -£11, concessions - £9, 15-25 year olds - £5

Directed by Chelsey Gillard

Performed by Nicola Reynolds

Running time approximately 1 hour, post show talk in café after the show, contains bad language age guide 16+

A few years ago Mari realised she’d disappeared. Shocked but undaunted, she’s decided to use this misfortune to her advantage. Get ready for red lipstick, rubber bands and retribution as Mari rights the wrongs of her community.

But there’s something else behind her crusade. Can she make peace with the past to fix her present?

Rhaiblynyddoedd yn ôl, sylweddolodd Mari'i bod hi wedi diflannu. Mae hi wedi penderfynu - yn ddi-droi'n-ôl - i droi'r dŵr dychrynllyd hwn i'w melin ei hun. Bydd yn barod am ddial, am fandiau lastig a lipstic sgarlad wrth i Mari geisiogwaredu camweddau'i chymuned.

Ond mae rhagor i'w chrwsâd. Oes modd iddi gymodi â'i gorffennol er mwyn trwsio'iphresennol?

09/11/2019 19:45
SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL 2019

Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 November at 7pm

Tickets - £10.50, concession - £8.50

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The Riverfront. Join us for exhilarating evenings featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions brought to lifelike never before by local schools.

The running orders will not be confirmed until the night but these are the schools taking part:

Monday 11th November

Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre – TBC

Newbridge Comprehensive – The Winter’s Tale

Cardiff and The Vale College – Romeo & Juliet

Glan Usk Primary – Much Ado about Nothing

 

Tuesday 12th November

Ysgol Glan Morfa – The Tempest (yng Gymraeg)

St Cenydd Comprehensive – Romeo & Juliet

St Martin’s Comprehensive – TBC

Willowbrook Primary – Macbeth

 

Wednesday 13th November

Five Acres High School – Macbeth

Coleg Y Cymoedd – As You Like It

Dinas Powys Primary – The Tempest

Risca Community Comprehensive – Richard III

11/11/2019 to 13/11/2019
LOVECRAFT (NOT THE SEX SHOP IN CARDIFF)

Thursday 14 November at 7.45pm

Tickets - £14.25 concessions - £12.45 (Ages 16+), 16-25 year olds - £5

Award-winning ‘Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)’ is a one-woman science comedy musical about the neuroscience of love and loneliness. Combining heartfelt tales of relationship highs, lows and the downright confusing, this personal show is told with plenty of sass, chocolate, hugs and bangin’ tunes too. 

Come and discover how love works within all of us, why it makes us do crazy things and why hugging is the answer.

14/11/2019 19:45
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 December at 7.30pm

Tickets - £14.25

Inspired by the classic American film, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. 

 

With the help of an ensemble of six actors and a live foley artist creating the sound effects, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. It will take help from a lovable angel, Clarence, for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the Christmas.

11/12/2019 to 12/12/2019