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Hope Theatre Company GYPSY QUEEN

By Rob Ward

16+

Thursday 31 January at 7.45pm

Tickets - £11, concessions - £9

Can two men raised to fight ever learn to love?

The story of ‘Gorgeous George‘ O’Connell, bare knuckle fighter from a traveller background, who enters the world of professional boxing which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his identity and his greatest fear. In the opposite corner gay boxer Dane ‘The Pain’ Samson, son of a boxing legend, is fighting his own battles that lead to a tragedy that neither could predict.

An unconventional LGBT love story about two fighters who discover the greatest challenge lies outside the ring.

31/01/2019 19:45
A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW

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

28/02/2019 14:30
INTO THE LIGHT: Hijinx Theatre

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.

01/03/2019 19:45
TAKING FLIGHT THEATRE PRESENT peeling BY KATIE O'REILLY

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?

08/03/2019 to 09/03/2019
GRAV: Torch Theatre

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...

14/03/2019 19:30
TRANSPORTER

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. 

28/03/2019
PASSIONATE MACHINE

Thursday 23 May at 7.45pm

 

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.

23/05/2019 19:45