Ffwrnes Theatre Welcome Hijinx

Into The Light

Monday 4th March 7.30pm

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.

Ffwrnes Theatre

Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE

For a full listing of tour dates for Into The Light please go here

Vamos Theatre at the Torch

‘A Brave Face’

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Thursday 14 March 2019

7.30pm

+12

 

            “This production will not disappoint its enthusiasts and will charm newcomers… hugely rewarding” – The Stage *****

Created from two years of research with ex and serving soldiers, families and health professionals, A Brave Face explores Post-Traumatic Stress in the military, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war. With compassion and fearlessness, Vamos brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told.

Vamos Theatre is the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries, taking on challenging themes with poignancy, humour and humanity.

A Brave Face is suitable for audiences age 12 years + and is accessible for hearing and d/Deaf audiences alike.

      

Phone number for further info      01646 695267

Email Address for further info  boxoffice@torchtheatre.co.uk

Website for further info       http://torchtheatre.co.uk/

peeling by Kaite O’Reilly

Taking Flight Theatre with The Riverfront and Chapter Production

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Wednesday March 27th 2019

7.30pm

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, Beattie 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.

Telephone: 01646 695267

Email Address for Further Info:  boxoffice@torchtheatre.co.uk

Website for Further Info:  http://torchtheatre.co.uk/

Taking Flight Theatre On Tour

peeling by Kaite O’Reilly

Taking flight -Directed by Elise Davidson

A co-production with Chapter Cardiff and The Riverfront, Newport

In shadow, never centre stage, 3 performers await their brief moment in the light, their words 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.

An opportunity to see Kaite O’Reilly’s award winning play ‘peeling’ across Wales during March and April. 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 is there to bear witness?

14+ contains strong language

For information or to discuss access please email beth@takingflighttheatre.co.uk

http://www.takingflighttheatre.co.uk/

Tour Dates:

March:

8th & 9th @ Riverfront Arts, Newport – https://tickets.newportlive.co.uk/

13th @ Redhouse, Merthyr – http://www.redhousecymru.com/

14th @ Theatr Brycheiniog – https://brycheiniog.co.uk/

19th & 20th @ Theatr Clwyd – https://www.theatrclwyd.com/en/

21st @ Parc & Dare Treorchy – https://rct-theatres.co.uk/

23rd @ Y Galeri, Caernarfon – http://galericaernarfon.com/

26th @ Aberystwyth Arts Centre – https://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/

27th @ The Torch, Milford Haven – https://torchtheatre.co.uk/

28th @ The Borough Theatre, Abergavenny – https://boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk/

29th @ Blackwood Miner’s Institute – http://your.caerphilly.gov.uk/bmi/content/welcome

April:

2nd @ Pontardawe Arts Centre – https://npttheatres.co.uk/pontardawe/

10th @ Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli – https://www.theatrausirgar.co.uk/en

30th – 2nd May @ Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff – https://www.chapter.org/

Our Audio Flyer: https://soundcloud.com/taking-flight-theatre/peeling-audio-trailer-v3-04dec18

Theatr Brycheiniog

PINOCCHIO – Carlo Collodi. La Baldufa Theatre, Catalonia.

Tuesday 19th March 2019

7.30pm

Presented by Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch  as part of the Agor Drysau-Opening Doors International Festival 2018 supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ Lottery Fund.

Pinocchio is the story of a child free from prejudices: he’s disobedient and mischievous, yet at the same time naïve. Really naïve. Geppetto, his father, tries to watch over his education. In return, Pinocchio, ever disobedient, is drawn into a series of adventures which will make him grow as a person and very nearly… with a surprising end.

This is a fantastic and fabulous new interpretation. Paper and wood are used to create a production which is multifaceted and organic, through which we can dive into the imagination of a child-puppet – a tale which invites us to reflect on values such as education, graft, responsibility and sincerity.

No language.

Recommended audience age for family performances: 6 years and upwards

Recommended audience age for school performances: from 8 to 11 years

Phone number for further info: 01874 611622  email: info@brycheiniog.com

To book tickets on the website please go here

Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7EW

Wales Millennium Centre

Le Gateau Chocolat

Icons

Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre

18th to 22nd December, at 8pm

Tickets: £12

Opera and lycra loving cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat storms into the Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre with his latest work, Icons, between 18th and 22nd December.

The audio described performance is on Friday 21st December at 8pm, with a free pre show touch tour at 7pm.

My name is Alastair and I will be your audio describer. The place to meet for the touch tour is the Meeting Point in the foyer of the Wales Millennium Centre, a few minutes before 7 o’clock. The touch tour will help set the scene for what is sure to be a sensational evenings entertainment.

Walking the tightrope between his public and private personas, Le Gateau Chocolat explores the people, the moments, the relationships and the art that have come to shape us and the ideals we aspire to. 

Accompanied by a live band, Gateau unashamedly weaves through an eclectic mix of music; Pop, Opera, Rock, Kate Bush, Whitney, Meatloaf, Pavarotti…

Investigating his own objects of worship through the songs and music of his own personal icons.

“His voice is both delicate and gloriously meteorological, his ceiling-lifting baritone, rich and silky as a Lindor Truffle and resonant as a bell.” The Stage

To book tickets and a place on the touch tour, you can contact the Box Office on 029 2063 6464 or visit the Wales Millennium Centre website, wmc.org.uk. You can also book your tickets in person. More information about how to get to the Wales Millennium Centre is available on the website.

Thanks to the Hynt scheme, there is the opportunity to access free tickets for carers and companions.

Hynt is a national access scheme working with a network of theatres and arts centres across Wales. As a member of Hynt, Wales Millennium Centre offers cardholders a free ticket for their companion, carer or personal assistant. You can apply to be a member on the Hynt website, hynt.co.uk.

You can book your tickets in person or over the phone, giving your unique Hynt reference number upon booking.

A carer, companion or personal assistant can book on behalf of a Hynt cardholder, however tickets can only be issued to the cardholder, who must show their photographic Hynt Card.

I look forward to meeting you.

Riverfront, Newport

Sleeping Beauty

This year’s family favourite pantomime at the Riverfront

Tuesday 4th December – Sunday 6th January 2019

Audio Described performance, Thursday 3rd January at 6.30pm. A free pre show touch tour at 5.30pm will help set the scene, ready for two fun filled hours of song, dance and drama for all the family!

Trouble is brewing at Newport Abbey. The Evil Dowager Aunt Draig (Lowri-Ann Richards) is searching for the missing Princess (Alice Rose Fletcher). Lord Griffin of Newport (Michael Geary) and his son the right honourable Dylan (Jack Ayres) with help from Mrs Midges the Housekeeper (Liam Tobin), Muddles the Gardener (Richard Elis) and Chortwood the mysterious Butler (Richard Nichols) make sure that true love wins out in the end.

The production contains flashing lights, loud music, loud bangs, strobe lighting, water and smoke.

To book your ticket, reserve a place on the Touch Tour and set aside an audio description headset, ready for the performance, you can call 01633 656679 or 01633 656757.

The website address is www.newportlive.co.uk/riverfront

Theatr Brycheiniog

Forthcoming Accessible Shows

Hijinx Theatre – Into the Light

Saturday 2nd March 2019

7.30pm

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.

 

Taking Flight Theatre with The Riverfront and Chapter present

peeling by Kaite O’Reilly

March 14th 2019

7.30pm

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, Beattie 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 will challenge audiences to experience theatre afresh. Who gets to make art? Whose stories do we use? And who will be there to/ bear witness?

 

Family Dance Festival 2019

Saturday April 20th 2019

A Bombastic, Coreo Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre co-production in association with Chapter

FREE EVENT!

@ 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Family Dance Festival is an interactive and entertaining hour of pop-up dance featuring three professional companies from Wales and local youth groups. Witness the amazing dancers twisting & turning, tumbling & sliding in this jam-packed bilingual national touring event, plus have a go during the fun taster workshop following each performance.

No booking required – Suitable for all ages

Welsh Audio Described show @ 12pm

English Audio Described show @ 2pm

Touch Tour starts 15 minutes before the show

BSL interpreted show at 2pm

 

For further information please:

Tel: 01874 611622 or Email info@brycheiniog.com or to book tickets online please go here

 

Leeway Productions

THE LAST 5 YEARS

Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown

Choreography Mark Smith

Directed by Angharad Lee

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

November 9th – 17th 

8pm

BSL and Closed Captions

Age Guidance 12+

The Last 5 Years by Tony award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown comes to Wales for the first time in a new touring production by Leeway productions.

An emotionally charged and powerful musical, The Last 5 Years follows aspiring author Jamie and struggling actress Cathy, two twenty-something New Yorkers, who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.

With a stunning, lyrical score telling their story in opposite directions this production will see a love story explored uniquely and poignantly by outstanding musical theatre talent, deaf performers and beautiful choreography by the award-winning Mark Smith.

To book tickets please go here

Or phone the WMC on 029 2063 6464 

The production will then tour to the following venues:

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 20 November. Galeri, Caernarfon, 22 November. Blackwood Miners’ Institute, 27 – 28 November. Ffwrnes, Llanelli, 29 November. Theatr Soar, Merthyr Tydfil, 1 December.