Wales Millennium Centre

Accessible Performances

Summer Holiday The Musical

BSL interpreted performance August 16th 7.30pm

Captioned performance August 17th 7.30pm

Audio Described performance August 18th 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+

Let It Be

BSL Interpreted performance August 23rd 7.30pm

Captioned performance 24th August 7.30pm

Audio Described performance 25th August 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+

Evita

Audio described performance August 30th 2.30pm

BSL Interpreted performance August 30th 7.30pm

Captioned performance August 31st 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+ 

Contains flashing and strobe lighting

 

Box office – 029 20636464

www.wmc.org.uk/access

 

Mercury Theatre Wales

35 Times

By Bethan Morgan
Friday 14 September at 10.30am and 7.45pm

Audio Described performance, Friday 14 September at 7.45pm.

There is a free pre-show Touch Tour at 7pm. You can call 01633 656679 or 01633 656757 to book your ticket, reserve a place
on the Touch Tour and set aside an audio description headset, ready for the performance.

Tickets are £12 and £10 concessions.
www.newportlive.co.uk/riverfront

Jules’ Coffee Mornings are a place to get creative, to glue stringy balloon sculptures, to learn a waltz and to speak out.
Inspired by the real experiences of many brave women, join six who are now finding their voices. It’s not all just tea and biscuits. So you see, we know what you think of us, we know what we’ve become. That’s why we’re here…we’re trying to work out together how we move on. How we survive.

This production has a trigger warning of domestic abuse and the age guidance is 15 years and over.
Supported by Arts Council of Wales and RCT Theatres.

Elbow Room Theatre

The Importance of Being Described…Earnestly

Chloë Clarke, in collaboration with Elbow Room Theatre Company and Galeri Caernarfon

The Riverfront Newport, September 26th at 7.45pm
Box Office 01633 656757 / 01633 656679
www.newportlive.co.uk/riverfront

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!

This innovative 60-minute comedy features fully integrated live audio description for visually impaired and sighted audiences to enjoy alike. A touch tour is incorporated into the show and open to everyone. The show will be performed ‘in the round’ with seats arranged around a central acting area.

Seating is unreserved – full price tickets are £10 and concessions are £8.00.

For further booking details You can visit elbowroomtheatre.com and click on the particular venue listed under ‘Tour Dates’.

So, in earnest, throw away those headsets. We’re all in this together!

 

Kaite O’Reilly

AND SUDDENLY I DISAPPEAR: the Singapore-UK ‘d’ Monologues

Kaite O’Reilly’s Unlimited International Commission

Produced in the UK by The Llanarth Group

Chapter, Cardiff

September 11th and 12th

8pm

A multilingual, intercultural theatre project, a creative dialogue between UK and Singapore-based artists in an exploration of what it is to be human on opposite sides of the world. Supported by an Unlimited International commission, O’Reilly’s fictionalised monologues shed light on the lived experience of being Deaf or disabled in both the UK and Singapore, and the public perceptions, social attitudes, national agendas as well as misconceptions, stigmas and barriers that empower and/or disempower the individual.  A poignant, powerful, humorous, and philosophical celebration of ‘the atypical’, showcasing stories previously unshared.

This accessible performance includes an ensemble cast of seven outstanding performers from the UK/Singapore, a visually striking set of short pre-recorded videos, visual theatre sequences and a stimulating soundscape. It uses the aesthetics of access, including creative captioning and integrated audio description.

Tickets: £12/£10 

Box Office:  029 2030 4400 

To book tickets please go here

Age 13+ 

Ramesh Meyyappan

JOIN RAMESH at THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE with

OFF-KILTER

at DANCE BASE 7-26 August 3.30pm TICKETS
AS PART OF THE MADE IN SCOTLAND SHOWCASE

One of his finest performances yet‘ ★★★★ 
The Herald

‘Sheer artistry… a profoundly absorbing and moving show’ ★★★★ 
Scotsman

Off-Kilter is a darkly comedic visual theatre production from Ramesh Meyyappan, incorporating illusions and masterful non-verbal storytelling.

At work and at home, Joe Kilter has his routine. Some people think Joe is obsessive. Joe would prefer not to be thought of at all. A change in his routine turns his world askew. His life is no longer his own, his house is knocked sideways and he’s off his game. Joe Kilter is off-kilter. Feeling increasingly isolated, his life feels impossible until he is forced to exist in darkness.

Off-Kilter explores mental well-being, identity, feeling a little bit different from everyone else and not quite being yourself.

 

RAW MATERIAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH TRON THEATRE & THEATREWORKS SINGAPORE PRESENT

OFF-KILTER

7 – 26 Aug (not Mondays) | 15.30 | 45 mins | Age: 12+ years
Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU
Tickets: £13 (£11 conc) BOX OFFICE: 0131 225 5525 or Book Online

Hijinx

Be upstanding for The Flop –

HijinxHijinx takes a firm hold of one of France’s 
most explosive tales

The makers of Meet Fred team up with Spymonkey for a some serious clowning around.

 

Pioneering Welsh theatre company, Hijinx, have a brand new show The Flop, which previews at Chapter in 12-14 July 8pm, before making a world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

 

The Flop, developed with clown supremos Spymonkey, is a historical romp through a bizarre true story of the impotency trials in 17 Century France. Embracing the art of clowning, slapstick and breaking a farcical fourth wall, The Flop blends Hijinx’s trademark playful humour with Spymonkey’s anarchic physicality.

 

About The Show

Paris. 1657ish. Impotence is illegal. When the Marquis De Langey is accused of being less than upstanding, his wounded pride leads him towards a monumental and very public flop. The Flopis a clowning physical comedy show with live music and big wigs.

 

Hijinx, one of Britain’s leading inclusive theatre companies, were winners of Best Ensemble in the Wales Theatre Awards in 2016 for Meet Fred. The Flop is a Hijinx production and the cast comprises of three learning disabled actors alongside three non-disabled actors. It is directed by Ben Pettitt-Wade (Meet Fred) and Toby Parks from Spymonkey is creative mentor and composer.

      

About Hijinx

What makes Hijinx different is that their casts always include professional actors who have learning disabilities. The ability of these effortlessly talented performers is at the heart of every show they produce, creating work that is utterly absorbing, surprising and provocative.

 

About Spymonkey

SPYMONKEY is the UK’s leading physical comedy ensemble, based in Brighton. They have been making sublimely hilarious and deeply ridiculous theatre for the last 20 years, delighting audiences around the world.

 

The Flop previews at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, 12-14 July, 8pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased at www.chapter.org./flop or 029 2030 4400.

 

Connect with Hijinx Theatre online at: www.hijinx.org.uk on Twitter @hijinxtheatre instagram @hijinxtheatre Facebook at HijinxTheatre and YouTube at HijinxTheatreCompany #theflop

 

For further information please contact Vanessa Davies: [email protected] / 02920 300331

 

 

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – Estron (Alien)

Estron (Alien)
by Hefin Robinson

On tour across Wales 19 April – 19 May

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
in association with the National Eisteddfod of Wales and Carmarthenshire Theatres

A laptop, a tin of Quality Streets, and an author searching for his play in an infinite universe.

Recent devastating events have turned Alun’s world upside down, but in the darkness he seeks solace in a visitor from another world.

An intriguing new play for the current generation by one of our brightest young writers, and winner of the Drama Medal at the Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod, 2016. Estron was performed for the first time in the Cwt Drama at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, 2017. This is a rare opportunity to see a Drama Medal winner on a national tour.

“I was in tears, with a wide grin on my face, when I jumped to my feet at the end . . . This is a powerful play . . . that must be experienced.” Lowri Cooke

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.

Please note that the performance at Chapter, Cardiff on Wednesday 16 May, 7pm will be BSL interpreted.

#Estron    Pre and post show talks

 

Pontio, Bangor:  Pre-show talk for welsh learners, 8 May

Canolfan Morlan, Aberystwyth: Post-show talk, 9 May

Maenclochog Community Hall, Pembrokeshire: Pre-show Sibrwd talk, 11 May

Chapter, Cardiff:  Pre-show talk for welsh learners, 14 May     Post-show talk, 15 May

Galeri, Caernarfon:  Post-show talk, 19 May

Re-Live

Belonging

Opening tomorrow!

Thursday 26th April 2pm and 7.30pm

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Following sell-out performances in 2016, and its storming success at the Wales Theatre Awards (winning Best Actor for Llion Williams and Best Director for Peter Doran), Belonging makes a triumphant return to the stage.

Written by Karin Diamond (nominated for Best Playwright, Wales Theatre Awards), Belonging follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t stop because of dementia.

Don’t miss one of the most powerful and uplifting plays of the year, with performances that will make you laugh and cry in equal measure.

Due to generous support from the Arts Council of Wales, ticket prices for this production are available for just £10. 

Touring nationwide between April and June 2018: Please click on the theatre and follow the link.

Chapter Arts Centre – 26th – 5th May Cardiff

Chapter BSL performances: 1st May 2pm & 3rd May 7.30pm

Torch Theatre – 10th – 12th May Milford Haven

Theatr Clwyd – 15th – 19th May Mold

Theatr Clwyd BSL performance: 17th May 7.45pm

Taliesin Arts Centre – 23rd – 25th May Swansea

Taliesin BSL performances: 24th May 2pm & 7.30pm

Borough Theatre – 6th June Abergavenny

Cardboard Citizens

Cathy

There is an opportunity to see this award winning show in Wales next week –

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 23rd – 24th April

The Welfare, Swansea 25th April

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven 26th April

Aberystwyth Arts Centre 27th April

Cardboard Citizens are a theatre company and homeless charity based in London – we work with homeless people to tell their stories. Cathy has been our most successful show to date, as well as touring extensively in 2017, it played by invitation at the House of Lords on the evening of the second reading of the Homelessness Reduction Bill, and later at the Labour Party Conference during the launch of their homelessness strategy.

Inspired by Ken Loach and Jeremy Sandford’s ground-breaking film Cathy Come HomeCathy continues Cardboard Citizens’ exploration of the state of housing and homelessness. This powerful and emotive play, written by award-winning playwright Ali Taylor, and directed by Adrian Jackson, imagines a Cathy for our times. Based on true stories, it explores the impact of spiralling social housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of forced relocation through the compelling story of one family.

The performance will include an interactive forum theatre session after the show, giving audience members a chance to voice opinions and offer ideas that might change the course of the characters’ lives, which I hoped might be of particular interest to your organisation.

This week’s run in Soho received some really wonderful four star reviews from The IndependentGuardian and Standard 

 Tickets are available here!

 

www.cardboardcitizens.org.uk

You can find us at:

Cardboard Citizens

77A Greenfield Rd

London E1 1EJ

Tel: 020 7377 8948