Sherman Theatre

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

23rd November – 29th December

 

Captioned Performance Saturday 15th December 2pm

Audio Described Performances Saturday 22nd December 2pm and 7pm

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole this Christmas to meet all of your favourite characters. Catch up with the White Rabbit (he’s still running late) or join the Mad Hatter for tea; just mind the Queen of Hearts doesn’t see you or it will be “off with your head”!

Sherman Theatre’s Main House Christmas shows are one of Cardiff’s essential seasonal treats. A talented cast of actor-musicians, stunning sets and costumes, and (tea)pots of fun combine to bring this much-loved classic to life. Join Alice for a curious adventure that you will remember for a lifetime.

Tickets are selling fast!

£16 – £26 
Concessions: £2 off 
Under 25: Half price 
Schools Earlybird: £7.50 (before 28 Sept) 
Schools Price £8 (1 teacher per 10 pupils goes free)

 

For details and tickets please go here

Box office – 029 2064 6900

 

SHERMAN THEATRE
SENGHENNYDD ROAD
CATHAYS
CARDIFF 
CF24 4YE

 

 

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 office@taliesinartscentre.co.uk

Taliesin Arts Centre
Swansea University 
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PZ

Public Health Wales Conference

Gods and Kings by Paul Whittaker

Cardiff City Hall on November 8th at 5:30pm

A critically-acclaimed play about the experiences of a mental health patient has been added as a fringe event following the first day of this year’s Welsh Public Health Conference. The session, starting at 5.30pm, opens with a talk from Paul Whittaker about the production and his patient experience as a mental health service user.

After the performance, there will be a Q&A session with the chance to ask questions of Paul and a panel of professionals working in the mental health field.

Tickets are Free and available to those outside the Public Health conference delegates. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/public-health-wales-18033436560?fbclid=IwAR29AyLSlaDrY_b-0Z7SB1qnAFhzBepM-NVi9Gskmus2iCn0XjiUU0n7BKA

Fio

The Island

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 .

Do we ever learn from those who came before us?

The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona

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.

This production is part of celebrating Black History Month in Wales. Supported by Creu Cymru and Arts Council Wales.

Chapter, Cardiff

Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th, Monday 29th October 7.30pm

£12/£10

All performances will feature Integrated Audio Description & captioning

+ Free Touch Tour at 6.30pm on Sun 28 + Mon 29 October. Meet in the Seligman Theatre foyer. To enquire about Touch Tours, please contact nicole@wearefio.co.uk

For further details and to book tickets please go here

 

Blackwood Miners Institute

Saturday 3rd November 7.30pm

For details and tickets please go here

 

Oasis Cardiff

Friday 9 November 

18:30 – 21:00

69b Splott Road

Cardiff

CF24 2BW

For further details and tickets please go here

 

 

Elbow Room Theatre

The Importance of Being Described … Earnestly?

Galeri, Doc Victoria, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1SQ

Thursday 1st November 7pm

Friday 2nd November 2pm

Saturday 3rd November 7pm

Sunday 4th November 2pm

An innovated comedy featuring fully integrated audio description for visually impaired and sighted audiences to enjoy alike – so throw away those headsets – we’re all in this together…

When a clueless, but very well-intentioned theatre company attempt to stage their interpretation of an Oscar Wilde classic, objectivity, tradition, British politeness, handbags and several cups of tea fly out the window.

Moved and inspired by the tragedy of Dame Judi Dench’s macular degeneration and one of the cast’s confusion over what varifocals are, Eye, Claudius Theatre Company have toiled tirelessly to present their work in an ‘inclusive’ way. Brace yourself for a romping hour of song, sound effects, deft physicality and live audio description from every character that will transport you into the midst of a delicious, romantic melodrama such as you’ve never experienced before!

To book tickets please visit Galeri

Age guide: 16+

An Unlimited Commission with funding from ACW