MACBETH – DIRECTOR’S CUT

Small World Theatre
November 9 Tachwedd, 8pm
£10

A Radical Classic™ from Volcano

An arresting, untraditional Shakespeare with powerful performances, striking design and sensory surprises! We have stripped back action and character to zoom in on the dynamics of the killer couple, tracking their murderous ambitions, escalating anxieties and disintegrating bonds against a backdrop of sensual pleasure and normalised violence. Expect a boisterous, playful Macbeth with ribald humour and a muscular undertow of menace. This production is ideal for anyone interested in both the play itself and in contemporary performance techniques.

For the second time in its career, Volcano re-invents Shakespeare’s pacy, eloquent tragedy; this time with a new generation of outstanding performers.

“Volcano by name, volcanic by nature, the Swansea company’s psycho serial-killer drama smashes down theatre’s fourth wall, […] moving in and out of Shakespeare’s script in a night of sound and fury signifying plenty.”

Drama Shakespeare mewn arddull hynod, anhraddodiadol gyda perfformiadau pwerus, cynllunwaith trawiadol a syndod i’r synhwyrau! Ry’n ni wedi llacio’r pwyslais ar symud a chymeriad er mwyn canolbwyntio’n sylw ar ddeinameg y pâr llofruddiol, gan ddilyn eu huchelgeisiau dieflig, eu gofidiau cynyddol a datgymaliad y cwlwm rhyngddyn nhw, a hynny yn erbyn cefndir o bleserau’r corff a ‘normalrwydd’ trais. Gallwch ddisgwyl Macbeth hwyliog, llawn egni, a hiwmor amrwd ac is-gerrynt o falais cryf yn gwau drwyddo. Mae’r cynhyrchiad hwn yn un delfrydol ar gyfer unrhyw un sydd â diddordeb yn y ddrama ei hun a thechnegau perfformio cyfoes.

Am yr eildro yn ei hanes, dyma Volcano yn ail-ddyfeisio trasiedi gyflym, huawdl Shakespeare; y tro hwn yng nghwmni cenhedlaeth newydd o berfformwyr arobryn.

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Tuck at WMC

TUCK will run the 24th – 27th of October and 1st – 3rd of November in Ffresh at the WMC with captioned performances on the 1st and 3rd of November.

Touch tours availible on request each night before the show. Please request the tours in advance when you book through the WMC Box Office – 029 2063 6464
Tickets available here https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2018/tuck/performances

When Cardiff Drag legend, Patsy Thatcher decides she wants out for good, her framily discover truths nobody wants to face. Can the show go on without her?

Following their acclaimed co-production of Alun Saunders’ award-winning play, A Good Clean Heart, Neontopia return to Wales Millennium Centre with this brand new, exhilarating piece of bilingual theatre, set in the Cardiff Drag scene.

Tuck is a blend of comedy, sequins and sorrow, which will raise the roof using much-loved anthems and original songs… before smashing it back down to earth.

“This is fantastic theatre”
★★★★★
– The Reviews Hub (A Good Clean Heart)

Pan fo Patsy Thatcher, hoelen wyth byd Drag Caerdydd, yn penderfynu troi cefn ar ei gyrfa, mae’i ffrindiau’n wynebu gwirioneddau erchyll. Pa mor derfynnol fydd ei phenderfyniad?
Yn dilyn eu cyd-gynhyrchiad o ddrama Alun Saunders, A Good Clean Heart, daw Neontopia nôl i Ganolfan Mileniwm Cymru â’u cynhyrchiad sîcwin-tastig, amlieithog newydd, Tuck, wedi’i osod yng nghrombil sîn Drag y ddinas.
Mae Tuck yn gynhyrchiad llawn gorfoledd a galar fydd yn defnyddio anthemau cyfarwydd a chaneuon gwreiddiol i godi’r tô cyn ei chwalu’n ddeilchion.

“Dyma waith ffraeth ac atyniadol…sy’n sicr yn werth ei weld.”
– Lowri Hâf Cooke (A Good Clean Heart)

Word of Mouth

Audio Described Performances

A Child’s Christmas Poems and Tiger Eggs

Dylan Thomas

A brand new ballet by award-winning Welsh Dance Company Ballet Cymru, narrated by Cerys Matthews.

Award-winning Welsh ballet company Ballet Cymru present a timeless interpretation of the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas In Wales with music by Mason Neely and Wales’ own icon, Cerys Matthews.

Performances at The Riverfront in Newport, Friday 9th November and Saturday 10th November at 7.30pm.

Cerys Matthews will be reciting the poems by Dylan Thomas live with the Company at the Riverfront on both days.

The audio described performance at the Riverfront is on Saturday 10th November with a free pre-show touch tour at 6.30pm.

To reserve a headset and a place on the touch tour, please telephone the Riverfront Box Office on 01633 656679

The website address is newportlive.co.uk/riverfront

A Ballet Cymru/Riverfront Theatre co-production

 

Sleeping Beauty

The Riverfront pantomime 2018 to 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.

Sleeping Beauty runs from Tuesday 4 December 2018 until Sunday 6 January 2019.  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

Audio flyers for both of these productions are available, please contact Disability Arts Cymru if you would like us to email them to you. 

 

 

Fio Presents The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona

 

Kindly supported by Arts Council Wales and Creu Cymru

The Island is a politically visceral piece of theatre based on a true story.

Set in the same prison where Nelson Mandela was held, this universal story attacks our ability to passively accept immoral laws.

 

How much pain does a state need to inflict before you fight it?

2018 marks Nelson Mandela’s centenary year and Fio want to celebrate an influential historical icon and ask the question, Do we ever learn from those who came before?

Two men, political prisoners and unlikely friends, stagger through days of pointless, back-breaking labour, coping with vicious beatings from the guards and spending their nights remembering a life outside their current misery. They prepare for a performance of Antigone in front of the other inmates and guards – an act of defiance from people who have lost everything…

This soaring, award-winning drama draws on the stories that linger from the notorious prison on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.

Performance dates

Powys Dance 20th October 2018, dawnspowysdance.org

Ffwrnes 14th October 2018, www.theatrausirgar.co.uk

Chapter Arts Centre 27th to 29th October 2018, www.chapter.org

Blackwood 3rd November 2018, your.caerphilly.gov.uk

For a link to each website to buy tickets you can also visit www.wearefio.co.uk/tickets

All performances will have integrated audio description and captioning.

‘2023’ by Illumine Theatre

2023

Cardiff, 2023 – a law passed in Westminster in 2005 has just come into force. Children told they were born from donated eggs or sperm, upon turning 18, are now entitled to know the identity of their donor parent.

Mary seeks out sperm donor Chris, knocking his world asunder. In this new era, where racial tensions run high, she wants answers. Who are her half-siblings? Could she have inherited her deafness? And is Chris prepared to risk his marriage and own family plans to help her feel she belongs?

2023 has been developed with support from academics and researchers in the fields of gamete donation and D/deafness.

  • By: Lisa Parry
  • Director:  Zoë Waterman

£12/£10

Preview 3 October £10/£8

BSL interpretation: 11 October

Post show talks:

  • 5 October: Science and Ethics in ‘2023’ 
  • 11 October: Talk with cast and creatives (BSL interpreted) 

Every performance will be captioned

Produced by Illumine Theatre, with support from Arts Council Wales, the Unity Theatre Trust and Chapter.

Age: 14+ (contains swearing and sexual references)

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Ransack Dance Company present Murmur

A night of contemporary dance and live music.
Featuring live band ‘Best Supporting Actors,’ with FREE live gig following the performance.

Memo Arts Centre, Barry,   Friday14th September 7.30pm

‘Murmur’ sees Ransack Dance Company tell two unique short stories in a surge of risk taking athletic contemporary dance, crashing live music and breath taking film images.

Inspired by the words of Marlon Brando; ‘We act every day to save our lives’, the work explores the theme of authenticity, and sees the performers travel through a series of scenarios. They share intimate meetings, dance through live gigs, move through the murmurations of flocking birds, and push against wild storms, searching for calmness amidst the chaos of life.

‘Ransack have a momentum that will keep you on the edge of your seat!’ Audience

‘Sensitive, personal and emotionally engaging’ Wales Online

The performance will also feature students from University of South Wales, and Motion Control Dance.
Some of the show has speech in so we have a BSL interpreter at the show 

Tickets: £12.50 full, £10 concessions

www.ransackdance.co.uk

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All our futures – Doing different things for a better future

Learning Disability Wales Annual Conference

Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 November 2018
Newport, South Wales (Accessible venue)

“All our futures” will focus on issues from childhood, through adulthood and into older age reflecting relevant key laws and policies in Wales: Improving Lives Programme, Well-being of Future Generations Act, Social Services and Well-being Act and Prosperity for All.

We will have a lively mix of interactive and informative workshops, speakers and drama including:

  • Huw Iranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care
  • Sally Holland, Children’s Commisioner for Wales
  • Community solutions
  • Using technology
  • Improving lives programme
  • Hijinx Theatre
  • Employment

For further information, prices and booking visit our website

We still have some great sponsorship opportunities and exhibiting opportunities available. If you would like any more information about these please call me on 02920 681161.

Cragen Sea Monster

#cleanseascragen #cleanseas #findyourepic

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The outdoor theatre tour with an important environmental message continues to visit Wales’ beaches in September. Funded through the Welsh Government Tourism Product Innovation Fund (TPIF) the tour is part of Coasts Alive – the summer campaign for Visit Wales in celebration of our epic shores as part of 2018’s Year of the Sea. Sightings of Cragen will next be seen on:
 
15 September – LLAWN Llandudno
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27/10/18 – Gwledd Conwy Feast 7pm

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07/12/18 – Giant Lantern Parade, Cardigan 7pm

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Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Lord Elis-Thomas said “It was a great opportunity to meet the team at Small World Theatre while in Cardigan – and indeed to meet Cragen itself! The tour is an opportunity to both celebrate our coastal communities as well as highlight the duty we all have to protect our marine life for future generations to enjoy. I wish the team well with the rest of the tour – and urge everyone to see if they can spot Cragen at one of the upcoming events.”
 
Mae’r daith theatr awyr agored gyda neges amgylcheddol bwysig yn parhau i ymweld â thraethau Cymru ym mis Medi. Mae’r daith hon wedi ei noddi gan Gronfa Arloesi Cynnyrch Twristiaeth (TPIF), ac yn rhan o Arfordiroedd Byw – ymgyrch Croeso Cymru i ddathlu ein glannau epig fel rhan o Flwyddyn y Môr 2018. Fe welir Cragen nesa yn:
 
15 Medi – LLAWN Llandudno
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27/10/18 – Gwledd Conwy Feast 7yp

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07/12/18 – Parêd Llusernau Enfawr, Aberteifi 7yp

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Dywedodd y Gweinidog dros Ddiwylliant, Twristiaeth a Chwaraeon, yr Arglwydd Elis-Thomas “Roedd yn gyfle gwych i gwrdd a thîm Theatr Byd Bychan tra yn Aberteifi – ac yn wir i gwrdd â Cragen ei hun! Mae’r daith yn gyfle i ddathlu ein cymunedau arfordirol yn ogystal â thanlinellu ein dyletswydd ni oll i amddiffyn ein bywyd morol ar gyfer mwynhad y cenedlaethau i ddod. Dwi’n dymuno’n dda i’r tîm efo gweddill y daith – ac yn annog pawb i geisio cael cip ar Cragen yn un o’r digwyddiadau i ddod.”

Joanna Quinn Retrospective

Led by Film Hub Wales and Chapter working with the BFI Film Audience Network in partnership and project partners, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

Joanna Quinn Retrospective

September 8 Medi
7:30pm
£6

Small World Theatre presents a rare opportunity and an insight into the work of Joanna Quinn as part of Anim18. Quinn has won over 90 international awards, including an Oscar nomination, 2 Emmy awards, 4 Bafta awards and Jury prizes at all the major animation festivals. Her first film ‘Girls Night Out’ was completed in 1987 and won three awards at the Annecy Film Festival. This film introduced the anti-heroine character of Beryl and follows her antics when she goes to see a male stripper. Beryl appeared in Quinn’s next film ‘Body Beautiful’ (1990) in this film she is the factory union rep and she had to deal with a macho workmate Vince, voiced by Rob Brydon. In Quinn’s multi award-winning film ‘Dreams and Desires- Family Ties’ (2006), Beryl becomes obsessed with film making and is asked to video a friend’s wedding – with disastrous consequences. Joanna is presently working on a 4th Beryl film which will be finished early 2019.

Joanna will introduce these works and more produced over the last 25 years; from founding Beryl Productions International in 1987 with producer/ writer Les Mills, through to the present.

Mae Theatr Byd Bychan yn cyflwyno cyfle prin i gael golwg fanwl ar waith Joanna Quinn fel rhan o Anim18. Mae Quinn wedi ennill dros 90 o wobrau rhyngwladol, gan gynnwys enwebiad Oscar, 2 wobr Emmy, 4 gwobr Bafta a gwobrau’r Beirniaid yn yr holl wyliau animeiddio. Cwblhawyd ei ffilm gyntaf ‘Girls Night Out’ yn 1987 ac fe enillodd dair gwobr yng Ngŵyl Ffilm Annecy. Cyflwynodd y ffilm hon yr wrth-arwres Beryl ac mae’n dilyn ei giamocs pan mae’n mynd i weld stripper gwryw. Fe ymddangosodd Beryl yn ffilm nesaf Quinn ‘Body Beautiful’ (1990). Yn y ffilm hon hi yw cynrychiolydd undeb llawr y ffatri ac mae’n gorfod delio â Vince, cydweithiwr macho, a leisiwyd gan Rob Brydon. Yn ei ffilm aml wobrwyol ‘Dreams and Desires – Family Ties’ (2006), mae Beryl bellach yn obsesiynol am wneud ffilmiau ac mae’n cael ei gwahodd i ffilmio priodas ffrind – ac mae’r canlyniadau’n drychinebus. Ar hyn o bryd, mae Joanna yn gweithio ar 4ydd ffilm Beryl a fydd yn barod yn gynnar yn 2019.

Bydd Joanna yn cyflwyno’r gweithiau rhain a mwy a gynhyrchwyd dros gyfnod o 25 mlynedd; o sefydlu Beryl Productions International yn 1987 gyda’r cynhyrchydd/awdur Les Mills, hyd heddiw.

berylproductions.co.uk

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