By Rob Ward
Thursday 31 January at 7.45pm
Tickets - £11, concessions - £9
Thursday 28 February at 2.30pm
Tickets - £8, group of four - £30
Age guide 14+
“It’s a bit weird to be sitting in the Arctic Circle chatting to afit boy with your Dad’s ashes in your backpack”
Rory’s Dad was an explorer.
Well, not literally. Literally, he was a Geography teacher. But inside, she knows, he was Bear Grylls.
And when he dies suddenly in an accident, Rory knows he needs her help to make one last expedition.
With a plastic compass and Dad’s ashes at her side, Rory sets offin the footsteps of all the dead beardy explorers before her, to get Dad to the North Pole. Before Mum finds out they’ve gone.
A Hundred Words for Snow is about being an explorer in a melting world. It’s a coming of age story. With polar bears.
Following a critically acclaimed run at VAULT Festival and a UK Tour, Tatty Hennessy’s ‘warm, witty and wonderful’ (The Stage) A Hundred Words for Snow transfers to Trafalgar Studios for a limited run, directed by LucyJane Atkinson (The Stage’s ‘Top talent to watch’) and performed by Gemma Barnett (Goggles, Roosting).
The show has been developed with the support of the Peggy Ramsey Foundation and Arts Council England.
‘extraordinary’ - The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Warm, witty and wonderful’ - The Stage
★★★★★ London City Nights
★★★★★ Breaking the Fourth Wall
Friday 1 March at 7.45pm
Tickets - £13, concessions - £11
We all seek interaction, connection and validation. The light before us promises us all this and more.
The glow of our mobile phones invites us to be appreciated, cherished and loved. The challenge of stepping out on stage offers us something similar.
As the performers emerge from the darkness and into the light, are they illuminated or are they exposed?
Do we dare step into the light? Are we merely moths to its flame?
Directed by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham and incorporating an international cast of performers with and without learning disabilities, Hijinx & Teatro la Ribalta’s Into the Light is daring physical theatre about the right to be seen and heard, performed by those we need to see and hear.
Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March at 7.45pm
Tickets - £13.25, concessions - £11.25
In shadow, never centre stage, 3 performers await their brief moment in the light. But who would want to explore these bodies? Who will receive their stories? Their words have been buried in dust, through the long corridor of time. We will unearth them here. We will hear them echo in the darkness.
This city will fall.
Alfa, Beaty and Coral wait… wait while once more the action plays out elsewhere. Once more they form the chorus to someone else’s lead.
But… this city will fall.
With interwoven BSL, live audio description and English captions at every show, peeling challenges you to experience theatre afresh. Whose stories do we tell? And who will be there to bear witness?
Thursday 14 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £13.25, concessions - £11.25
Running time – approx. 70 minutes
Written by Owen Thomas
Directed by Peter Doran
THE AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION GRAV RETURNS FOR 2019
Gareth J Bale reprises the role of Grav in this remarkable one-man show exploring the life and times of one of Wales’ most loved sons, Ray Gravell.
Known to millions for his legendary exploits on the rugby field, Grav was and is so much more than that. An actor, a cultural icon, a father, a husband, a man with a life packed full of stories that deserve to be heard once more.
Whether you are a Rugby fan or not, only the hardest of hearts would fail to enjoy this production...
Thursday 28 March at 1pm & 7pm
Tickets- £10.25, concessions - £8.25, schools - £7.25
Written and Performed by Catherine Dyson in Collaboration with Andy Smith and Lewis Gibson
'So, what's it like round here?'
The unheard, unbelievably true story of a girl called Maya; forever thirteen, forever on the move.
Funny, fearless and frightening, Transporter explores themes of identity, difference, conflict, and what it means to come or not come from somewhere.
We meet Maya on the threshold of a new house in an ordinary city. From this everyday moment an epic story is woven, spanning decades and continents. Maya is both ordinary and extraordinary; schoolgirl, time traveller, shaman. Tales of classroom conflicts, flights across deserts, ice cream dreams and thwarted revolutions weave together, and the local and the global, the personal and political collide.
Transporter was developed through Theatr Iolo's artist development programme, Platfform and was born out of conversations with young people from the city of Newport, South Wales.
Tickets - £12.25, concessions - £10.25
Age guide 12+
Remember P.E. kit. Cancel Free Trial. Call mum. Everyone writes instructions to their future selves. But what if the future starts writing back?
Rosy Carrick has to build a time machine – because her future self has already done so and is now stuck 100 years in the past… Thus begins a complex and original blend of science, Schwarzenegger and self-determination as Rosy attempts to rewrite history and save herself. Winner of The Infallibles Award for Theatrical Excellence and Brighton Fringe’s Best New Play Award 2018, Passionate Machine is a playful, intelligent and searingly honest story about obsession, salvation and finding yourself – literally.