Friday 1 July at 8pm
Tickets - £17.50
A selection of Ivor Novello's best-loved songs and his doting mother to sing them – a simple enough idea for a show … except nothing can ever be simple when it’s Madame Clara Novello Davies who takes stage. Indomitable, impetuous, with an ego the size of the Ritz, her genius for choral music had once won her international acclaim.
But it’s 1938 and those halcyon days are long past and never to return – not that Ivor could ever persuade her of that. With their relationship at (yet another) crisis point, this drama sees Clara struggle to come to terms with a world that has lost interest in her kind of music and fallen head-over-heels for her son. She is in her seventies, but still hare-brained schemes to get back into the limelight. And poor Ivor, always the loving son, is doing his best to keep her happy – and to keep her in check.
As she sings his songs and dutifully sings his praises, she finds herself re-living the traumas of a remarkable life that took her from a modest suburb in Cardiff to the of London’s Theatreland.
Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December at 7.30pm
Tickets - £15
LighthouseTheatre return this winter with a live radio play version of the Oscar-winning Classic film – a play that will delight the young and old alike with this tale of festive feeling.
The holiday season is in full swing when New York’s main department store hires an old man off the street to appear as their very own Santa Claus. He says his name is Kris Kringle, but all is not as it seems….
Following the success of It’s Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play, Lighthouse Theatre return with another Christmas Classic. Set in a 1940s New York Live broadcasting studio, Miracle On 34th Street will tour all over Wales, bringing a unique theatrical and broadcasting experience to a theatre near you.
Directedby Joe Harmston | Designed by Sean Cavanagh | Original music composed by Robert Singer.
Foley artist and musical director – Kieran Bailey.
A Pontardawe Arts Centre and Arts Council Wales co-production, supported by .