The Llanarth Group

richard III redux

or Sara Beer [IS/NOT] richard III

Richard III: Bogeyman. Villain. Evil incarnate. Or is he? What if he is she? What if the ‘hideous…. deformed, hobbling, hunchbacked cripple’ is portrayed by someone funny, female, feminist, and with the same form of scoliosis?  How might the story change, the body change, the acting change, the character change when explored by a disabled actress with deadly comic timing and a dislike for horses? How would previous star vehicle Richards measure up? Olivier, McKellan, Pacino, Sher – watch out – the mighty richard III redux has you in the frame.

Riotously inventive and joyously irreverent, richard III redux is not a production of Shakespeare’s classic, but an interweaving of stories about acting, difference, and a maligned historical figure told by unreliable narrator Sara Beer. She takes on Richard as a solo performer in a number of guises, interspersed with video and live camera sequences. The production will premiere at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018.

The production incorporates creative captioning.

2018 Tour Dates

8, 9, 10, 16,17 March: Chapter Theatre, Cardiff

14, 15 March: Aberystwyth Art Centre Studio

19, 20 March: Theatre Clwyd, Mold

21 March: The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

23 March – Small World: Theatre, Cardigan


Cast and Creative Team

Performer: Sara Beer

Playwright: Kaite O’Reilly (Follow Kaite on Twitter: @kaiteoreilly)

Director: Phillip Zarrilli

Videographer: Paul Whittaker

Dirty Protest

Lightspeed from Pembroke Dock

By Mark Williams

Dirty Protest in co-production with Chapter and Torch Theatre

1979. When Star Wars superfan Sam discovers that the Millennium Falcon is being built in his home town, his life is turned upside down. Determined to get inside the cockpit; his only obstacle is his stepdad Mike, guardian of the secret hangar where the legendary ship is being built in Pembroke Dock.

2014. Sam’s daughter Lizzie goes missing, forcing him into a desperate hunt to bring her back to safety before it’s too late.

Never mind saving the galaxy, sometimes you just have to save your own world. Lightspeed from Pembroke Dock explores what happens when Hollywood’s best-loved spaceship lands on your doorstep. This is a story of hope, courage, and how to be a family when it seems the universe is against you.

A new play from writer Mark Williams (Jason & the Argonauts) and critically acclaimed company, Dirty Protest (Sugar Baby/Parallel Lines). Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.

Running time: approx 90 mins 

Performance supported by closed captioning



4-7    Chapter, Cardiff/Caerdydd  029 2030 4400

17      Soar Centre/Canolfan Soar, Penygraig  01443 30 30 32

18      Ffwrnes, Llanelli  0845 226 3510

19      Taliesin Arts Centre/ Canolfan Y Celfyddydau Taliesin   Swansea/Abertawe

          01792 60 20 60

21      The Riverfront/Glan Yr Afon, Newport/Casnewydd  01633 656757

23     Halliwell Theatre/Theatre Halliwell, Carmarthen/Caerfyrddin

24     Pontardawe Arts Centre/Canolfan Y Celfyddydau Pontardawe

         01639 863 722

25     Borough Theatre/Theatr Borough, Y Fenni/Abergavenny

         01873 850 805

26     Blackwood Miners’ Institute/Sefydliad Y Glowyr Coed Duon

         01495 227 206

27     Galeri, Caernarfon  01286 685 222

28     Aberystwyth Arts Centre/Canolfan Y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth

         01970 62 32 32



2      Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon/Aberhonddu  01874 611 622

4-5   Torch Theatre/Theatr Torch, Milford Haven/Aberdaugleddau

        01646 695 267

Sherman Theatre


Liz Clarke Company

8 March 7.45pm

Concessions: £2 off 
Under 25: Half price

Cannonballista is an explosive new solo show exploring grief, coping mechanisms and the things we do to get us through. Liz Clarke’s Super Hero Alter Ego, Betty Bruiser has been present in her life for a good few years now and Betty thinks it’s about time she had her own show. Cue a cannon, a shed and impossibly high heels, topped off with a huge dollop of glitz. This highly charged performance is sure to go off with a bang.

For further details and tickets please go to:

Sherman Theatre, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4YE


Helfa Gelf

Wool and Fleece Fair

Saturday 3rd of February 2018
Penygroes Memorial Hall.
10am – 4pm. Free
How can local wool sustainably support our environment, livelyhoods, traditional crafts and communities?
An opportunity for those keeping sheep and producing wool to connect and trade with crafters and lovers of wool.
Discussions with Hilary Kehoe PONT (Pori, Natur a Threftadaeth – Grazing, Nature and Heritage) and Aaron Hughes ( shearer and advisor with Farming Connect).
Plenty of locally produced, native fleeces for sale!
Tea, coffee, cake and refreshments available.
Demonstrations of spinning, felting, weaving and woolen crafts.
If you keep sheep, and have fleeces for sale please bring along with some information, pictures of the breed and where in North Wales you’re based.
If you’re a crafter please wear and bring some creations. We will have space for a Show and Tell as well as a marketplace to sell some items. If you’d like to add a little info about your location, what you do, we can place all skills and wool resources on our map.

This is a new initiative organised by a group in Gwynedd, but it is open to all.  Please contact contact Nicole[email protected]
07889932573, for more info (please don’t contact Helfa Gelf).

Family Dance Festival 2018

Bombastic and Coreo Cymru present the Family Dance Festival 2018, Brecon

7 April 2018 – 8 April 2018 
12pm, 2pm & (4pm – Audio Described)

Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7EW

Price: Free

A brand new, free event, featuring four short performances and a chance to dance!

Enjoy a jam packed hour of pop-up dance from three of Wales’ most lively companies and one local dance group.

Witness the amazing dancers twisting & turning, tumbling and sliding.

4:00pm show on both days is Audio Described

Book tickets here

Channel 4

Channel 4 Pop Up Event in Swansea

Apologies for the short notice we have only just been made aware of this event.

Deadline Wednesday 31st January

Great opportunity that you should apply for, a free Channel 4 workshop taking place on the 22nd February.

Applications for the Channel 4 Pop Up event in Swansea are now open! No Experience or Educational Requirements needed to attend!

Learn more about the alternative careers as an apprentice at Channel 4

Click on this link  and click Register at the bottom of the page to apply



  • A day with the Channel 4 & MyKindaFuture team, where you will get to learn more about the alternative careers as an apprentice at Channel 4.
  • Fantastic group based challenges to give you workplace skills and give you an insight of a typical role at Channel 4 may look like
  • An introduction if the Channel 4 Apprenticeship Programme across the business and get PRACTICAL TIPS on how to make YOUR application stand out
  • A chance to unlock your skills and find out what job opportunities are best suited to you
  • Chance to be recognised as a Rising Star and win prizes
  • Network with Channel 4 and likeminded people
  • IT’S FREE.


Why you should be there?

  • It’s Free
  • An opportunity to meet the Channel 4 team
  • Build your confidence, employability and networking skills
  • Uncover career opportunities you didn’t previously considered
  • It’s fun!



  • Click on this link  and click Register at the bottom of the page to apply
  • Deadline is the 31st Jan



  • 18+ (You can be 17, but will need to be 18 by September to be a part of Apprenticeship scheme)
  • You don’t need any experience – this is important, you don’t need to have done a university degree, or had extensive experience in a work placement – this is a chance for you to learn and get your foot in the door


  • 22nd February, Liberty Stadium, Swansea


Contact [email protected] for more information.

Redhouse Cymru


Our new dance group IndepenDANCE is every Thursday from 4:30 – 5:30pm

£3.50 per session

Come along and join in the fun!



The aims of IndepenDance is:

  • to provide disabled children and young people of the community the opportunity to participate in dance activities in a safe and creative environment
  • to provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to experience the process of creativity through dance
  • to provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to develop their motor skills through dance
  • to provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to grow in confidence through performance opportunities

For further details please visit or email [email protected]

REDHOUSE Old Town Hall 
High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AE 

Twitter and Facebook handle bar is @redhousecymru