Galeri Caernarfon

It’s a Wonerful Life!!

Relaxed screening:

Dementia friendly:

19th December 2017 at 2.00pm

 

 

 

An opportunity to enjoy a film wihout being worried about making a noise or moving about….

You’re welcome to sing, talk, dance, come and go to the cinema as you like during the film

 The lights are left dim and the volume will be turned down slightly for the duration of the film

Entry £4 (to include a cup of tea)  Carers Free

More information: 01286 685222

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New Theatre, Cardiff

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

New Theatre

Saturday 9th December – Sunday 14th January

The New Theatre’s spectacular family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will star Samantha Womack, Gareth Thomas, Mike Doyle, Chico, Tam Ryan & Stephanie Webber who will bring Wales’ No.1 pantomime to life with an abundance of comedy and music, sensational dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery. Throw in a magical mirror, seven friendly dwarfs, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and plenty of audience participation as we outwit the Wicked Queen, then you have a glittering festive treat for all ages.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, don’t miss the fairest panto of them all!

Accessible Performances:

Audio Described: 11 Jan 2018 7:00pm  and 13 Jan 2018 2:30pm

British Sign Language: 07 Jan 2018 1:00pm

Captioned performances: 06 Jan 2018 2:30pm  and 10 Jan 2018 7:00pm

http://www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/what’s-on/snow-white/

Theatr Brycheiniog

Jack and The Beanstalk

Show runs from Thursday 28 December to Saturday 6 January

After the success of last year’s Dick Whittington Jermin Productions return with a brand new pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. A breath taking battle of the beanstalk unfolds amongst the hilarious script, beautiful costumes and stunning theatrical sets. With their classic blend of chart topping songs and comedy gags this is an un-missable Christmas treat for all the family.

BSL performance: Friday 29 December, 2.00pm

Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7EW
Box Office 01874 611622

Wales Millennium Centre

Accessible Performances November 2017 – January 2018

Donald Gordon Theatre

Tiger Bay

Audio described and captioned performance Saturday 25th November 2.30pm

Audio described performance Saturday 25th November 7.30pm

Miss Saigon

Captioned performance Tuesday 12th December 7.30pm

Audio described performance Thursday 14th December 2.30pm

BSL interpreted performance Tuesday 2nd January 7.30pm

Weston Studio

Odyssey Group – Second Star to the Right

30th November – 2nd December

Audio described and BSL interpreted performance Friday 1st December 7pm

http://www.wmc.org.uk/WhatsOn/

Box Office – 029 2063 6464

Theatr Brycheiniog

Little Wolf by Simon Harris

Thursday 16th November 7:30pm

Friday 17th November 2pm – this performance will be Captioned

When a young boy mysteriously disappears, Freddie and Rita are forced to confront the truth of their marriage.

Is their love too fragile for the truth? As their worlds fracture and collide, what is there worth holding on to? Little Wolf is an intense, surreal and honest exploration of a couple who find themselves facing their ultimate fear.

Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s play Little Eyolf, this is a present-day retelling of a compelling classic of modern drama.

From award-winning writer and director Simon Harris, Little Wolf is a play that speaks to the heart of our current uncertainty – one that’s vital, raw and often blisteringly funny.  

With a post-show talk on Thursday’s evening performance. 

Friday’s matinee performance is captioned.

For further information and to book tickets please go here

‘A wholly original talent’, THE GUARDIAN

‘Harris directs an engrossing performance’, THE TIMES

 

New Theatre Cardiff

Wait Until Dark

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 November 2017

Evenings 7.30pm 
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday Matinees 2.30pm

Audio described performance 18th November 2.30pm

From the hand of Frederick Knott, author of Dial M for Murder, and the producers behind Night Must Fall and Birdsong, comes a major revival of the classic, edge of your seat thriller Wait Until Dark.

Set amidst the social turbulence of 60s London the play follows the story of Suzy, a blind woman who left alone in her apartment becomes embroiled with a group of conmen hatching an elaborate scam. As the tension notches up, Suzy is left to fend for herself but with the phone line cut dead and the house plunged into darkness, can Suzy outwit the murderous visitors?

Wait Until Dark, made into a film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967, is often ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time and this exciting new production reclaims it for the stage.

We are delighted that Karina Jones is playing Suzy in this production, this is what Karina has to say about being involved:

I am very excited to bring Wait Until Dark to Cardiff New Theatre in just a few weeks’ time. Being from Llandudno it’s great to be bringing the show closer to home. It is definitely a week I am looking forward to.

Working as a blind actress is what I’m used to, so I don’t really know any different, but I do know that it makes an already difficult industry even more difficult. It can be very tough getting cast as a non-sighted character let alone being cast as someone who is sighted! I also work in a different way to sighted actors as I can’t sight-read and lots of plays aren’t yet available as audio books so this is something I have to find another way round. I have my script recorded which I listen to and during rehearsals I have my lines fed through an ear piece.

With Wait Until Dark we had the set from the first day of rehearsals which meant I could really get used to it. We also have lots of fight choreography which I have loved doing. I have to trip over a lot and there are complicated fight sequences that I enjoy too. We had a great fight team so I didn’t find them difficult to learn at all.

I wish it hadn’t taken so long for a blind actress to take on this role (it’s the 50th anniversary this month!) but I am delighted that Original Theatre Company have been so forward-thinking in appropriate casting. It has been a brilliant role to tackle as I have to be onstage for most of the play, a challenge I can really get my teeth stuck into. But what’s great about a mainstream company like Original casting disabled actors is that it sets a precedent that hopefully other companies and casting directors will take note of. It’s not a lack of disabled actors but a lack of awareness and opportunity in the industry but hopefully this will help in taking a positive step forward.

Box office: 029 2087 8889

Website: www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Hijinx Odyssey

Second Star to the Right

 Weston Studio

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay

30 November 2017 – 2 December 2017 
7pm

Price: £9 (under 2’s free)

 

Dreams aren’t what they used to be in Neverland. With Peter Pan gone, who can save Imagination, Adventure and the Second Star to the Right?

This Christmas join Odyssey, Hijinx’s community theatre group, as they restore hope to Neverland in a sparkling new production written by Llinos Mai. The Second Star to the Right features a vibrant cast of disabled and non-disabled performers from Odyssey, pupils from Woodlands High School and haunting, original music.

Access: 
Touch tours available 45 minutes before the start of each performance if you call 02920 300 331 at least 24 hours before the tour to book. Audio Description and BSL interpretation (Sami Thorpe) will be provided on Friday 01 December, 7pm, with headsets available for collection from the entrance to the Weston Studio.

To book tickets please visit – https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2017-2018/westonstudio/Secondstartotheright/

For more information please call 029 2030 0331

Sherman Theatre

Autumn 2017 Accessible Performances 

Gods and Kings 

Hide Productions

Performed by Robert Bowman

6 – 9 Sept 7.30pm 
Matinee 8 Sept 2.30pm

Friday 8 September 2.30pm Dementia Friendly

Saturday 9 September 7.30pm Captioned

£15 
Concessions: £2 off 
Under 25s half price

A man leaves a consultation room facing a choice. It should be a pretty straightforward choice. Take the pill and live. Don’t take the pill and die. But the decision proves to be more difficult; does he risk losing his life or risk no longer being the person he has been all of his life?

Challenging perceptions of what it is to live with mental illness, Gods & Kings is a bracingly honest and often hugely funny real-life story.

 

The Cherry Orchard

By Anton Chekhov 
A re-imagining by Gary Owen 
Director Rachel O’Riordan

13 – 28 October

Audio Described Performance 20 October 7:30pm

Captioned Performance 27 October 7:30pm

Dementia Friendly Performance 28 October 2pm

£16 – £26 
Under 25 half price 
Concessions £2 off

Pembrokeshire, 1982. Things are going to change.

One of the most powerful partnerships in European theatre, Gary Owen and Rachel O’Riordan, team-up once again following the success of Killology and Iphigenia in Splott. This autumn, as part of the Russia 17 series, they take on Chekhov’s masterpiece. This radical reworking places the action in early 80s Wales, at the dawn of another revolution – the Thatcher regime. This regime swept away the post-war consensus and created the country we live in today.

Those who have seen The Cherry Orchard before will be able to experience the play as if for the first time. Those who are new to the play will encounter a powerful version of one of the greatest of all plays. If you missed Killology, book as early as you can to secure your seats for what promises to be a major theatrical event.

The Wind in the Willows

1 – 30 December 
Various Times

Dementia Friendly Performance: 15 December 7.00pm 
Captioned: 16 December  2.00pm 
Touch Tour: 23 December  1.00pm & 6.00pm 
Audio Description: 23 December  2.00pm & 7.00pm 
Relaxed Performance: 29 December  2.00pm

£26 – £16 
£2 off for Concessions 
ALL UNDER 25s HALF PRICE 
Schools Earlybird £7.50 (before 30 September) 
Schools price: £8 (1 teacher per 10 pupils goes free)

Meet Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad and join them on an adventure of a lifetime. Based on Kenneth Grahame’s classic book, The Wind In The Willows offers delightful Christmas entertainment packed with live music for all of the family.

Over the years, Sherman’s main house Christmas show has become one of Cardiff’s essential seasonal treats and this year’s offering will be no exception.

The Magic Porridge Pot / Hud y Crochan Uwd

By The Brothers Grimm 
A new version by Alun Saunders 
Director Elgan Rhys 

3-4 Nov / 25 Nov – 30 Dec 
Various times

BSL 16 December 11.00am 
Relaxed performance 28 December 11.00am

£9 

Schools: £6.50

Ages 3 – 6 

When a girl does a good deed, she is rewarded with a magic pot which makes tasty porridge on demand – just what her hungry family needs. But one day her mother can’t make the pot stop and soon the whole town begins to fill up with porridge. Who can stop the pot?

The Magic Porridge Pot / Hud y Crochan Uwd, full of songs and live music, offers fantastic fun for under 7s and their families.

Performance dates, times, and language of shows vary. Please contact venue for further details:  

http://www.shermantheatre.co.uk/performance/children/magic-porridge-pot/

Sherman Theatre

Sengennydd Road, Cathays,  Cardiff CF24 4YE

Tel: 02920 646900

Email Address for Further Info: ticketing@shermantheatre.co.uk

Website for Further Info: http://www.shermantheatre.co.uk

SHYLOCK

BSL performance (Cathryn McShane) 1:30pm, Thursday September 14th, Theatr Soar , Merthyr Tudful

A new one man play in the Welsh language from the team that brought you Burton and Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon.

The tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction’s most famous Jew.

Is Shylock the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant of Venice a villain or victim?

Gareth Armstrong’s award winning solo play confronts these Jewish stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend – and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare – Tubal. Promoted to centre stage from his minor role in The Merchant of Venice, he proves a born comic storyteller.

Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare’s language and conjuring up a whole cast of characters from Portia to Pontius Pilate, from Romeo to Max Reinhardt, and from Barabbas to Richard Burbage, this dazzling, moving, often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people.

Written and Directed by Gareth Armstrong
Associate Director: Rhian Morgan
Performed by Rhodri Miles

SHYLOCK runs 90 minutes and plays with an interval.

 

Theatr Soar ticket office 01685 722176

More dates and venues: http://rhodrimiles.com/tour-dates/