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.

volcanotheatre.co.uk

Deadline approaching for proposals for the RawFfest programme

Want to perform at RawFfest? or show a film? or display an artwork? or publish your writing?

We’re looking for work by 14 to 25 year olds.
Less than two weeks to submit your proposals online!

WHAT WE’RE AFTER

RawFfest GŵylGrai showcases the very best of youth arts. This is your chance to apply to be part of the festival at Wales Millennium Centre, 25 -28 Apr 2019

Are you…

  • part of a youth performance group that will have a great show ready for Easter next year?
  • in a band and would love to play at the iconic Wales Millennium Centre?
  • a film-maker with a stunning short film?
  • a photographer, artist or fashion designer and want to exhibit your work?
  • a writer, poet or blogger?
  • a dancer, comic, maker, circus performer…

We’re also looking for professional workshop leaders with original, quirky ideas.
 
To find out more go to our website

HOW TO APPLY

Click through to this form and tell us what you’d like to bring: 

DEADLINE: 6pm, Sunday 28th October 2018

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

We have a group of about 25 young people who are programming the festival from the work proposed, along with workshops, masterclasses, events etc.  We are likely to get back to you with lots more questions. The core programme will be launched on the website in January 2019. We will then continue to build the programme and make further calls for work.

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. 

 

 

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

Book Tickets

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.”

The Importance of Being Described… Earnestly?

Access all Areas

This hilarious new play – specially created for visually impaired and sighted audiences alike – firmly places audio description centre stage.

Tickets now on sale.

Theatre practitioner and emerging director, Chloë Clarke with Elbow Room Theatre Company, in collaboration with Galeri Caernarfon, launch their premiere show at three venues across Wales. The play is inspired by Clarke’s determination to overcome barriers faced by disabled people based on her own theatre-going experience and prove that inclusive work can be daring and funny.

“Access in theatre is often an afterthought, which means that few shows are accessible and rarely creatively interesting. It’s time to see access as a creative opportunity”.

Audio description is woven in to the fabric of this pioneering play and delivered by every character (and the audience), giving visually impaired people a choice of interpretation and using description to heighten the play for everyone equally. The Importance of Being Described… Earnestly? is a romping hour of fun as the audience join the company’s earnest attempt to stage an Oscar Wilde classic with a twist.

Co-Directed by Robbie Bowman of Living Pictures (Diary of a Madman and Sexual Perversity in Chicago).
“A real treat of a show certain to leave ecstatic eyes, exuberant ears and thrilled middle bodies!”
An integrated cast of visually impaired and sighted actors includes Chloë Clarke, Dean Rehman, Lizzie Rogan & Jake Sawyers.

Age Guide: 16+

Tour Dates:

20.09.2018, 19:30 – Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

26.09.2018, 19:45 – Riverfront, Newport (BSL Interpreted) 

01.11.2018, 19:00 – Galeri, Caernarfon

02.11.2018, 14:00 – Galeri, Caernarfon

03.11.2018, 19:00 – Galeri, Caernarfon (BSL Interpreted) 

04.11.2018, 14:00 – Galeri, Caernarfon

A touch tour is delivered as a standard part of the pre-show for all audience members.

For more information visit www.elbowroomtheatre.com

Cured

Cured is a brand new first play by Laurence which has won an Unlimited R&D commission.

For some people, a pilgrimage to Lourdes is an opportunity for prayer, contemplation and quiet self-reflection. But for Connor Fisher, a young, wheelchair-using scally, it’s just a chance to get his leg over! After lying his way onto the trip in order to pursue Rose, a woman he meets in the queue for a disability benefit reassessment, he proceeds to lead his fellow pilgrims astray. There’s Bernie who has recently become disabled and is searching for that ever-elusive miracle; and then there’s Callum who speaks with a voice synthesiser and always has a witty put-down up his sleeve. But thanks to Connor’s influence, before long they end up doing pretty much everything Catholics hate! 

There will be a rehearsed reading of Cured at the Liverpool Royal Court Theatre on 12 November. Tickets can be booked here.

Cured has been commissioned by Unlimited and is produced by Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre in partnership with DaDaFest