Unsolicited Theatre Presents…

BUMP/BULLY

Perfformiadau i’r Chwilfrydig / Performances for the Curious

Ffresh

Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru / Wales Millenium Centre

Ebrill 18 2019 / 18th April 2019

 Sioe yn dechrau am 8pm /  Show starts at 8pm

Bar a chegin yn agor am 6pm / Bar and kitchen open from 6pm

TOCYNNAU / TICKETS £12

Darlleniadau gwaith sydd ar y gweill o ddwy ddrama / Work-in-progress readings of two new plays

Bump gan Kelly Jones

Mae Reggie sy’n 15 oed wedi rhoi’r gorau i fynd i’r ysgol er mwyn dod yn gyd-riant i’w nai bach newydd-anedig. Bymtheng mlynedd yn ddiweddarach mae e wedi tyfu’n rhywun mae hi’n ei gasáu â chas perffaith.

Beth sy’n digwydd os yw rhywun rydych chi wedi’i fagu yn tyfu i ddod yn rhywun ydych chi’n ei gasáu? Ai chi sy’n gyfrifol am hynny?

Bump by Kelly Jones

At 15, Reggie has dropped out of school to become a co-parent to her newborn baby nephew.

Fifteen years later he’s grown up to be someone she really despises.

What happens if someone you raised grows up to be someone you hate; are you responsible?

 

Bully gan Tom Wentworth

Mae pobl anabl yn annwyl. Mae pobl anabl yn garedig. Ydi pobl anabl yn ddiniwed?

Beth sy’n digwydd pan fydd Eddie, chwaraewr rygbi hoyw a heini yn cael damwain sy’n ei adael yn anabl?

Monolog newydd ddi-flewyn-ar-dafod am anabledd cyfoes. 

Bully by Tom Wentworth

Disabled people are sweet. Disabled people are kind. Disabled people are innocent, right?

What happens when a super fit, gay rugby player, Eddie, becomes disabled in a sporting accident? A new hard-hitting monologue about contemporary disability. 

 

Sefydlwyd Unsolicited Theatre gan y dramodwyr Kelly Jones a Tom Wentworth, a’r prif ddiben yw adrodd straeon beiddgar yn y Gymru gyfoes a thu hwnt o safbwynt pobl anneuaidd a’r anabl.

Founded by playwrights Kelly Jones and Tom Wentworth, Unsolicited Theatre exists to tell bold stories for contemporary Wales and beyond.

Briad Unsolicited Theatre yw darparu perfformiadau cynhwysol sy’n hygyrch i bawb. Gwneir defnydd llawn o gapsiynau wrth gyflwyno Bump/Bully. Mae sgriptiau a rhestrau o’r cast ar gael mewn print bras ar gais ymlaen llaw. Er mwyn trafod eich anghenion hygyrchedd ymhellach anfonwch e-bost i:  unsolicitedtheatre@gmail.com  

Unsolicited Theatre’s aim is to make inclusive and accessible performances for everyone. Bump/Bully will be fully captioned. Scripts and cast lists are available in large print by request in advance. To discuss your access requirements further please email:  unsolicitedtheatre@gmail.com 

 

RawFest is Back – 25-28 April

Wales’ only youth-led festival takes centre stage in Cardiff

RawFfest 25 – 28 April 2019

Created in 2016, RawFfest is a 4-day youth arts festival for Walestaking place in Wales Millennium Centre from 25 April – 28 April 2019. A fun and innovative festival, RawFfest is planned and programmed by young people for young people and offers an experience of the arts in its richest and rawest form.

The aim of the festival is to promote and support work from young artists and performers aged 14 to 25 by showcasing the best of youth arts today whilst providing pathways for young participants to develop. This includes involving young people from ethnic minorities, young people with disabilities, and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. RawFfest’sprogramme includes performances and workshops of fashion, photography, circus, street dance, rap, music, poetry slams, TV, radio, film, comics, theatre and a whole lot more.

All performances and exhibitions taking place at RawFfestwill be by young people (aged 14 – 25), with many masterclasses and workshops led by experts, emerging artists and some by young people themselves.

The festival is programmed by ‘PlaceMakers’, a team made up of a dozen diverse young people from a broad range of backgrounds who curate, plan, produce, event manage, fundraise, budget and market the festival each year. One of the festival’s goals isto empower young people by giving them a voice. It allows them to build on their self-confidence as well as leadership skills. It empowers young people and gives them a feeling that they are being heard, whatever their age or abilities. The opportunities and challenges the PlaceMakers face as part of creating a festival is an chance to build their skills in a positive collaborative environment.

Guiding the PlaceMakers is RawFfest’s Director, Ruth Garnault who said “The festival celebrates the amazing creativity of young people in Wales today. We are delighted to be presenting such a wide range of exciting activity. What makes RawFfest unique as a national festival is that young people are in the driving seat. For Wales to thrive, we think it’s important that young people’s voices are heard.”

The festival is training the next generation of arts leaders. Gweni Llwyd, who is a PlaceMaker and Visual Art Co-ordinator Intern with the festival said “Working with the festival has provided a fantastic opportunity for me to develop the skills and confidence needed to get a foot on the arts career ladder. It’s also been a great way to meet and get to know like-minded, brilliantly creative and inspirational people! It’s so important that the festival is youth-led as it gives young people a voice, allowing us to speak about the issues that young people are facing now, and how the arts can help. This has empowered me to feel that what I’m doing is important and that I can make a difference to the arts in Wales and further afield.”

The festival grew from a youth arts conference which resulted in young people expressing the need for an arts festival to champion the work of their generation. In 2016 RawFfestwas born with an inaugural festival in Newport, South Wales. The festival then travelled to Venue Cymru Llandudno in 2017.

This year RawFfest, which will take place on 25 – 28 April 2019, will visit the Welsh capital for the first time.

Tickets for RawFfest are now on sale.  Tickets cost £5 for the day, £10 for the day and evening, plus some weekend tickets at £20. Although RawFfestis aimed at young people, 14 – 25 years, it welcomes audience members of all ages through its doors throughout the long weekend.

Visit rawffest.wales for more info and booking.

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: box.office@shermantheatre.co.uk

 

Taking Flight Theatre on Tour

peeling by Kaite O’Reilly

An award winning play from an award winning theatre company, in a co- production with Chapter & The Riverfront, Newport

Click here for English Audio Flyer

And here for Welsh Audio Flyer

 

March tour dates:

Click for 8th & 9th The Riverfront Newport 01633 656679

BSL interpreted post show Q & A on 8th March featuring Kaite O’Reilly, Elise Davison & cast.

Pre show International Women’s Day celebrations. Check with venue.

 

Click for 13th Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil 01685 384111

 

Click for 14th Theatr Brycheiniog 01874 611 622

BSL interpreted post show Q & A on March 14th. Interpreter Lianne Lusty

 

Click for 19th & 20th Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521

BSL interpreted post show Q & A on 19th March featuring Kaite O’Reilly & cast.

 

Click for 21st Park & Dare, Treorchy 03000 040444

 

Click for 23rd Y Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222

 

Click for 26th Aberystwyth Arts Centre 01970 623232

BSL interpreted post show Q & A on 26th March featuring Kaite O’Reilly & cast. Interpreter Fiona Morgan

 

Click for 27th Torch, Milford Haven 01646 695267

 

Click for 28th The Borough, Abergavenny 01873 850 805

 

Click for 29th Blackwood Miner’s Institute 01495 227206

BSL interpreted post show Q & A on 29th March

 

April tour dates:

Click for 2nd Pontardawe Arts Centre 01792 863722

Pre show director’s talk with Elise Davison plus post show Q & A (BSL interpreted) on 2nd April

 

Click for 10th Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli 0345 2263510

BSL interpreted post show Q & A on 10th April

 

Click for 30th April – 4th May Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 02920 304400

BSL interpreted post show Q & As on 2nd May (matinee) & 3rd April (evening)

 

“The main characters of peeling are the chorus in a war play which rages around and often hilariously in spite of them. Insults, recipes and stories are shared about mothers and children and why we never seem to remember our hard-learned lessons of war. I am thrilled that Taking Flight and this glorious cast of women will be bringing to life peeling once again” Kaite O’Reilly.

 

Taking Flight are working with a creative company of over 30 women in Wales, many of whom identify as D/deaf or disabled. peeling features a mentoring project where people who identify as D/deaf or disabled & female are shadowing creative professionals on the production, giving a unique insight into a career in the arts, increasing confidence & sharing new skills. If you’d like to know more about this, or any other aspect of the project, please email beth@takingflighttheatre.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

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