Theatr Iolo

I Wish I Was A Mountain

Created at the egg Incubator. Co-Produced by the egg and Travelling Light Theatre Company. Presented on tour in Wales by Theatr Iolo

On the day of the famous annual fair, the town of Faldum receives an unexpected visit. A wanderer offers to grant a wish to anyone who wants one. Before long, the city is transformed. Mansions stand where mud huts once squatted, and beggars ride around in horse drawn carriages. And one man wishes to be turned into a mountain.

Written and performed by former Glastonbury Poetry Slam Champion Toby Thompson, I Wish I Was a Mountain uses rhyme, live music, and just a smattering of metaphysical philosophy to boldly reimagine Hermann Hesse’s classic fairy-tale.

Do we really need the things that we need? What do mountains feel? How did time begin?

Adults are kindly requested to leave all answers to these questions at the door. Children, come as you are.

The Welfare, Ystradgynlais                 13/10/2019                            BOOK HERE

Wales Millennium Centre                    29/10/2019 – 01/11/2019       BOOK HERE

The performances on 29 October, 7pm and 30 October, 11am will be creatively translated into BSL by deaf poet Donna Williams.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre                     03/11/2019                             BOOK HERE

Hafren, Newtown                                05/11/2019                             BOOK HERE

Swansea Grand Theatre                    06/11/2019                             BOOK HERE

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon                08/11/2019 – 09/11/2019        BOOK HERE

Gods and Kings On Tour

A Four in Four Co-production with The Riverfront, Newport

Touring across Wales in October – November 2019
Co-directed by Paul Whittaker and Tamsin Griffiths

Newport, Riverfront Wed 9th Oct 7.45 pm
Thur 10th 1pm  & 7 pm
Fri 11th 7.45 pm

Galeri, Caernarfon Wed 16th Oct 7.30 pm

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Thur 17th Oct 7.45 pm

Ffwrnes, Llanelli Fri 18th Oct 7.30 pm

Blackwood Miners Institute Tues 22nd Oct 7.30 pm

Porthcawl, Grand Pavilion Wed 23rd Oct 7.30 pm

Swansea Grand Fri 25th Oct 7.45 pm

Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog Fri 1st Nov 7.30 pm

With a post-show conversation
Integrated BSL at all performances – BSL interpretation only at Theatr Brycheiniog

“Ever since I can remember I have always been different…
If I take the pill that they have placed in my hand, who will I become?”

At the age of 23, Paul walks into a psychiatrist’s office believing he is either a God, or a King. He leaves with a diagnosis of Bipolar Manic Depression, and facing a life-changing decision: Take the pill and live, or don’t take the pill and die.

23 years later; Gods & Kings draws on Paul’s real-life experience to produce an emotionally honest, and darkly funny, account of what it is to live a life ruled by mental illness.

‘It’s smart, it’s acerbic, it’s generous, it’s funny, it’s genuinely moving.’
Kaite O’Reilly

For further details please visit – https://www.fourinfour.co.uk/tour-dates

 

Chapter

The Cardiff Tapes

Thursday  19th  – Saturday  21st  September 7.30pm

Saturday 21st 2pm BSL performance

Seligman Theatre

Chapter Arts Centre, Market Street, Cardiff, CF5 1QE     

Tickets £5

‘There’s not much beauty in it. I can’t see no beauty at all in that.’

In 1972 Garth Evans created a large-scale sculpture that was placed in The Hayes, Cardiff for six months as part of a groundbreaking, UK-wide sculpture project.

Garth chose Cardiff as the location for his work as he had very strong family connections with Wales and his Welsh grandfather’s tales of his time as a miner were hugely influential on the sculpture’s form – evoking both a hammer-like tool and the image of a mine tunnel that was as black as coal.

The day after the sculpture was installed, Garth anonymously recorded the comments of passers-by and the transcript of these fascinating recordings forms the basis of this original play.

Adapted by award-winning writer Leila Philip, this production is directed by Wayne Vincent and presented in partnership with Everyman Theatre.

Chapter Box Office: 029 2030 4400

To book tickets online please go here

Sherman Theatre

Forthcoming Accessible Shows at the Sherman

Anweledig

12th – 13th March

BSL: 12 March, 7.00pm

This production is performed in Welsh

14+

A powerful and harrowing Welsh language production that follows the journey of Glenda, played by Ffion Dafis, as she struggles to deal with this invisible illness.

We follow Glenda’s fiercely personal anguish as she confronts the illness and faces life outside of hospital. How will she, her family and friends deal with the traumatic reality of recovery? Will she find light at the end of the tunnel?

The production has been inspired by real medical records from the old Denbigh mental health hospital in North Wales.

For details and tickets please go here

The Taming of the Shrew

28 February – 16 March

Captioned performance 14th March 7.30pm

A bold new play by Jo Clifford based on Shakespeare’s contentious classic.

Petruchio is a woman who isn’t afraid of a challenge. Which is just as well because her latest task is to tame a beautiful but waspish boy called Kate. But Kate isn’t going to make it easy for her… Has Petruchio bitten off more than she can chew?

Jo Clifford has exploded Shakespeare’s contentious classic to create a raucous and riotous new play which invites us to imagine a world in which women hold all the power. Exploring gender, identity and power this is The Taming of the Shrew for our times.

For details and tickets please go here

Get It While It’s Hot: Five Green Bottles

9th – 13th April

BSL: 10 April 6.30pm 

Come and see what’s cooking in Cardiff theatre right now. Sample the freshest theatre, a tasty pie and a refreshing drink for just £12.50.

Get It While It’s Hot is Sherman Theatre’s new platform for emerging theatre companies in South Wales and the perfect way to relax after a day at work. For the second Get It While It’s Hot we welcome Cardiff based company Spilt Milk Theatre with Five Green Bottles by Joe Wiltshire Smith and Kristy Philipps.

For details and tickets please go here

Lose Yourself

10th – 25th May

Captioned 24th May 7:30pm

Josh is the club’s rising star but injury threatens to ruin everything. Nate’s the veteran; he knows how to enjoy himself. Yaz and her mate Samantha are off on a night out. They know where to find the team and how to get a result. The drinks are flowing in the VIP section. A spare hotel room is booked. But at the end of the night, when things are out of control, someone is going to get hurt.

Lose Yourself, the latest play by Sherman Theatre’s Playwright in Residence and creator of Bird Katherine Chandler, is directed by Associate Artist Patricia Logue. This is a fast, wild and ultimately tragic ride into the darker side of our celebrity obsessed culture.

Contains strong language, sexual content and scenes that some audience members might find upsetting. 

For details and tickets please go here

The Snow Queen

29th November – 31st December

Relaxed performance Saturday 7th December 2pm

Audio described performance Saturday 21st December 2pm

We are delighted to announce next year’s magical show for over 7s in the Main House will be The Snow Queen

For details and tickets please go here

The Ugly Duckling

8th & 9th November and  2nd – 31st December

BSL Saturday 14th December 11am

Relaxed performance Saturday 14th December 1.30pm

We are delighted to announce next year’s magical show for under 7s in the Studio will be The Ugly Duckling

For details and tickets please go here

 

Sherman Theatre

Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4YE

Box Office: 029 2064 6900

Email: [email protected]

 

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

Hijinx

Odyssey – Hansel, Gedeon and the Grimms’ Wood

Follow Hansel’s breadcrumbs to the Wales Millennium Centre!

Weston Studio

6th December 7pm

7th December 7pm (audio description)

8th December 3pm & 7pm

BSL interpretation for all performances and Audio Description on the 7th December.

This Christmas join Hijinx’s community theatre group, Odyssey, as they follow Hansel and Gedeon on their adventure through the Grimms’ Wood. Showing in the Weston Studio of the Wales Millennium Centre from the 6th – 8th December.

Written by Llinos Mai, Hansel, Gedeon and the Grimms’ Wood features a large cast of disabled and non-disabled performers from Odyssey, pupils from Woodlands High School, and haunting, original music by David Roche, composer in residence.

There will also be an exhibition in the WMC from 3rd December – 7th January, where visitors can explore the mysterious Grimms’ Wood even further, but be careful you don’t get lost! The exhibition will showcase the puppet design process by students from the University of South Wales Creative and Therapeutic Arts degree course.

Tickets are £9 for adults and £6 for the under 16’s and are available to book in person from WMC ticket office

Tel: 029 20636464 or book online here  

For further information please visit hijinx

Hijinx Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL
Main line: 02920 300 331 Mobile: 07377 942268


Nyrsys – Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

As this year sees the NHS turn 70, we take a look behind the scenes of a busy cancer ward in a hospital in Wales today, with a script and songs created from interviews with real nurses. This new play shines a light on nurses’ experiences — the challenges they face in their day-today work and the mischief, sisterhood and sense of vocation that sustains them. A heartfelt depiction of the life and work of these real-life heroes who care for us and our loved ones within a healthcare system that’s under perpetual strain.

This is a Welsh-language production. The Sibrwd app provides a live audio synopsis for non-Welsh speakers and Welsh beginners. Full information available here.

Age guidance: 11+

As this production is an integral part of the company’s exploration of the theme Care and Community, and comes at the end of a special year in the history of the National Health Service, a special offer is available of concession price or 10% off ticket price for all NHS staff. NHS staff are kindly asked to show their ID card and quote ‘NyrsysGIG’ when buying tickets.
On Tuesday 17 April, we presented the first public presentation of Nyrsys as a work in progress at Wales Millennium Centre, as part of their season ‘Performances for the Curious’.
Click here to see a video  promoting the BSL performances  on 17th November and 20th November : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1hLroO6eA&feature=youtu.be

Details of pre- and post-show talks along the tour:

Pontio, Bangor 06/11/2018:  18.30 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, PL2  Post-show talk in the theatre.
Lyric, Carmarthen 09/11/2018:     Post-show talk in the theatre.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth 13/11/2018:    Post-show talk in the theatre.
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff 16/11/2018:   19.00 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, meeting room. 
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff 17/11/2018:   19.30   BSL Interpreted performance.
Theatr Clwyd, Mold 20/11/2018:    18.30 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, Haydn Rees room;   Post-show talk in the theatre.
Theatr Clwyd, Mold 21/11/2018  19.45   BSL Interpreted performance.
Borough Theatre, Abergavenny 27/11/2018:  18.30 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, Council Chamber Room.
Mwldan, Cardigan 04/12/2018:   19.00 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, Mwldan Café.
Galeri, Caernarfon 07/12/2018:    Post-show talk in the theatre

Wales Millennium Centre

The Life and Times of Scarlet Macey

Scratch performance by Sherrall Morris

Friday, 30 November 2018 8:00pm 

Weston Studio Wales Millennium Centre

Please go to  here to book tickets 

On the surface Scarlet comes across as a very independent, bloody-minded and at times very scary woman. She has plenty to say as she whizzes round in her Salsa Quickie.

But there are many other sides to Scarlet’s life that the outside world doesn’t see. Her family can be overwhelming, they don’t understand. And her best friend Jason, who she loves like a brother, pushes her near to murder on a daily basis.

Most of all Scarlet struggles in her search for love, she wants to be seen as a sexual human being but it’s hard to be sexy when every moment of your day needs to be planned in advance, nothing can be spontaneous.

Meet Scarlet at her Adult Aids and Equipment shop, try out the merchandise and get a glimpse into the life and times of Scarlet Macey.

Written and Performed by Sherrall Morris 
Director: Chelsey Gillard 
Designer: Kate Verity

Taking Flight Theatre Company

You’ve Got Dragons

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea, SA2 8PZ

Wednesday 7 November 4.30pm

Based on the book by Kathryn Cave, ‘You’ve Got Dragons’ – a tale that aims to allay childhood fears – has been adapted into a touching and humorous play. What can a young child with a bad case of the dragons do?

“I am so glad I took three of my children to see ‘You’ve Got Dragons’ […]. Little did I know the profound effect it would have on us!” Catrin (Mum of 4)
Age 3-15 | Running time: 55mins.

To book tickets please go here

OR Contact Taliesin Box Office/ticketing enquiries: 01792 60 20 60 [email protected]

Taliesin Arts Centre
Swansea University 
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PZ