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/

 

Taking Flight Theatre: Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet -Taking FlightIt’s Verona 1963 and it’s the annual college Boat Race, the high society courtship event for the rich, beautiful and perfectly coiffed. Times are turbulent, so you’ll need to really support your house, whether it be Montague or Capulet, as they battle it out on the river. A new take on a very old tale – you can expect to see Taking Flight’s signature traits – exciting visual theatre with live original music and plenty of comedy.

All performances feature BSL by Sami Thorpe and live audio description. This is promenade performance – it moves around and you move with it. The boat race will take place come rain or shine – just bring your brolly and wrap up warm.

Romeo & Juliet will tour all over Wales, in beautiful outdoor spaces. 2016 marks 400 years of Shakespeare and we’d love for you to join us for one of his most famous plays.

Tickets: On Sale at Chapter

Adults – £14
Concessions – £10
Children (under 16)- £6
Families – £34

Thu 23rd – Sat 25th June, 7pm Denbigh Castle (Matinee performances Thurs 23 12pm & Sat 25th 2pm)

Sun 26th June 6.30pm, Loggerheads Country Park

Wed 29th June 7pm, Tintern Abbey

Thu 30th June 7pm, Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil (Matinee performance 12pm)

Fri 1st July 6.30pm , Allotment Crickhowell.

Sat 3rd July 11am & Sun 4th 3pm Unity Festival, www.hijinxunity.org.uk

Wed 6th July 7pm, Tretower Court

Thu 7th, Fri 8th & Sun 10th July 7pm Blaise Castle Estate, Bristol (Matinee performances Thurs 7th & Fri 8th 2pm) Tickets for this venue can be purchased here: www.bristolshakespearefestival.org.uk

9th July 5.30pm, Parc Cwm Darran

12th July 7pm, Bryn Tirion Comprehensive, Bridgend

Fri 15th – Sat 16th July 7pm, Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen llangollenfringe.co.uk

Sun 17th July 7pm, Rhuddlan Castle

Tue 19th July 7pm, Cilgerran Castle

Wed 20th – Sat 23rd July 7pm  Stackpole, Nr Pembroke ( Matinee performances Thurs 21st 12pm & Sat 23rd 2pm)

Sun 24th July 6.30pm, Hilton Court, Haverfordwest

Tue 26th July 6.30pm, Clyne Gardens, Swansea

Wed 27th July 6pm, Parc Calon Lan, Bridgend (call for tickets) 01656 729246

Thurs 28th July 7pm, Elan Valley, Powys

Fri 29th July 7pm, Kidwelly Castle

Sat 30th July 5.30pm, The Kymin, Penarth

Sun 31st July 3pm, National Botanical Gardens, Carmarthen (FREE with admission)

Mon 1st August Beechenhurst Lodge, 7pm, Forest of Dean

Join us this summer at one of the best loved plays of Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet - taking flightRomeo and Juliet

It’s Verona 1963 and it’s the annual college Boat Race, the high society courtship event for the rich, beautiful and perfectly coiffed. Times are turbulent, so you’ll really need to support your house, whether it be Montague or Capulet, as they battle it out on the river.

A new take on a very old tale – you can expect to see Taking Flight’s signature traits – exciting visual theatre with live original music and plenty of comedy.

All performances feature BSL by Sami Thorpe with additional translation by Ilan Dwek and Duffy.

All performances also feature live audio description.

This year for the first time we will be experimenting with outdoor captioning.

This is promenade performance – it moves around and you move with it.

The boat race will take place come rain or shine – just bring your brolly and wrap up warm. If you have any other access requirements, please get in contact to let us know.

Romeo & Juliet will tour all over Wales, in beautiful outdoor spaces. 2016 marks 400 years since Shakespeare’s death and we’d love for you to join us for one of his most famous plays.

Alastair Sill as Audio Describer and Sami Thorpe as BSL interpreter, The Winter’s Tale 2015, which won BEST ENSEMBLE at The Wales Theatre Awards 2016.

Click here for booking info and tour venues across Wales, Bristol and the Forest of Dean.

Up and Coming Performances at the Sherman Cymru Theatre

Sherman Cymru Theatre27 May – 11 June – National Theatre Wales and Wales Millennium Centre – Before I Leave

26 – 28 June – Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – Falstaff

1 & 2 July – United Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation – 83 British Final One Act Plays

20 – 30 July – Sherman Cymru, Alice House & RGM Productions – The Hunting of the Snark

28 – 30 July – RSC Open Stages & Sherman Players – As You Like It

30 July – South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus – Legends

Telephone:  029 2064 6900  Web site:  shermancymru.co.uk

 

Peter Pan – Relaxed Performance

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Tuesday 3rd January 2017 – 6pm

This year the New Theatre pantomime will once again be offering a Relaxed Performance for children and young people with autism, learning disabilities and sensory and communication disorders.

In this special one-off performance of Peter Pan at 6pm on Tuesday 3rd January 2017, adjustments will be made to the show to enable attendance by people who may not normally be able to come along.

These adjustments include:

  • House lights not being lowered as much as usual.
  • Volume reduction.
  • Removal of some special effects.
  • Adjustments to the script.
  • No restriction on coming and going during the performance.
  • A chill-out area in the foyer.

Tickets for the relaxed performance are on sale now and are flat-priced at £16 or £11 each, plus ticketing service charge.

To book tickets, please call at the New Theatre box office or phone 029 2087 8889.  Please note that to ensure these tickets are used only by theatregoers who require a relaxed performance they will not be available via online sales.

If you have any questions about the relaxed performance please email:  ntmailings@cardiff.gov.uk  or call 029 2087 8787.

 

Assisted Performances Diary – New Theatre Cardiff

Summer 2016 Season

New Theatre

Theatre

British Sign Language:

Save The Last Dance For Me – Saturday 30 July – 2.30pm

Peter Pan – Sunday 8 January 2017 – 1.00pm

Audio Description:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Saturday 28 May – 1.30pm

Orbit Theatre: Cinderella – Saturday 4 June – 2.30pm

Guys and Dolls – Friday 8 July 7.30pm

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Saturday 12 November 2.30pm

Peter Pan – Thursday 5 January 2017 – 7.00pm

Peter Pan – Sunday 8 January 2017 – 5.00pm

Captioned Performances:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Friday 27 May 7.30pm

Romeo and Juliet – Saturday 10 September – 2.00pm

Little Shop of Horrrors – Saturday 8 October – 2.30pm

Rocky Horror Show – Saturday 26 November – 5.30pm

Peter Pan – Tuesday 3 January 2017 – 1.30pm

Peter Pan – Saturday 7 January 2017 – 2.30pm

For more information please go to the website:  www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Box Office:  029 2087 8889

 

 

Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff – Accessible Performances

WMC BuildingOnly the Brave – 2 April 2016 at 2.30pm – Captioned

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – 30 April 2016 at 2.30pm – Audio-described

WNO: Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci – 4 June 2016 at 7.15pm – Audio-described

Billy Elliot – 23 June 2016 at 7.30pm – Captioned

7 July 2016 at 2.30pm – Audio-described

14 July 2016 at 7.30pm – BSL

Chicago – 28 July 2016 at 7.30pm – Captioned

29 July 2016 at 5.30pm – Audio-described

30 July 2016 at 2.30pm – BSL

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – 12 August 2016 at 7.30pm – BSL

18 August 2016 at 2.30pm  – Audio-described

20 August 2016 at 2.30pm – Captioned

Mamma Mia! – 20 October 2016 at 7.30pm, 10 November 2016 at 2.30pm – Audio-described

21 October 2016 at 7.30pm, 12 November 2016 at 2.30pm – Captioned

22 October 2016 at 2.30pm, 11 November 2016 at 7.30pm – BSL

The Full Monty – 24 November 2016 at 2.30pm – Audio-described

25 November 2016 at 7.30pm – BSL

26 November 2016 at 7.30pm – Captioned

Web site:  wmc.org.uk

Tel:  029 2063 6464

 

 

New Theatre Cardiff – Accessible Performances

New Theatre

New Theatre

British Sign Language

Save the Last Dance for me – 30 July 2016 at 2.30pm

Peter Pan – 8 January 2017 at 1.00pm

Audio-Described

An Inspector Calls – 16 April 2016 at 2.30pm

RSC: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 28 May 2016 at 1.30pm

Orbit Theatre: Cinderella – 4 June 2016 at 2.30pm

Guys and Dolls – 8 July 2016 at 7.30pm

Peter Pan – 8 January 2017 at 5.00pm

5 January 2017 at 7.00pm

Captioned Performance

Tell Me on a Sunday – 9 April 2016 at 2.30pm

RSC: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 27 May 2016 at 7.30pm

Peter Pan – 3 January 2017 at 1.30pm

7 January 2017 at 2.30pm

New Theatre, Park Place, Cardiff

Box Office:  029 2087 8889

Web site: http://newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/

 

what is hynt?

HyntHynt is a new national access scheme that works with theatres and arts centres in Wales to make sure there is a consistent offer available for visitors with an impairment or specific access requirement, and their Carers or Personal Assistants. This site will tell you all you need to know about Hynt: who it’s for; what it provides; and how to become a member.

If you need support or assistance to attend a performance at a theatre or arts centre then you may be eligible to join hynt.

For more information please go to the web site