New Theatre, Cardiff

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

New Theatre

Saturday 9th December – Sunday 14th January

The New Theatre’s spectacular family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will star Samantha Womack, Gareth Thomas, Mike Doyle, Chico, Tam Ryan & Stephanie Webber who will bring Wales’ No.1 pantomime to life with an abundance of comedy and music, sensational dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery. Throw in a magical mirror, seven friendly dwarfs, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and plenty of audience participation as we outwit the Wicked Queen, then you have a glittering festive treat for all ages.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, don’t miss the fairest panto of them all!

Accessible Performances:

Audio Described: 11 Jan 2018 7:00pm  and 13 Jan 2018 2:30pm

British Sign Language: 07 Jan 2018 1:00pm

Captioned performances: 06 Jan 2018 2:30pm  and 10 Jan 2018 7:00pm

http://www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/what’s-on/snow-white/

New Theatre Cardiff

Wait Until Dark

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 November 2017

Evenings 7.30pm 
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday Matinees 2.30pm

Audio described performance 18th November 2.30pm

From the hand of Frederick Knott, author of Dial M for Murder, and the producers behind Night Must Fall and Birdsong, comes a major revival of the classic, edge of your seat thriller Wait Until Dark.

Set amidst the social turbulence of 60s London the play follows the story of Suzy, a blind woman who left alone in her apartment becomes embroiled with a group of conmen hatching an elaborate scam. As the tension notches up, Suzy is left to fend for herself but with the phone line cut dead and the house plunged into darkness, can Suzy outwit the murderous visitors?

Wait Until Dark, made into a film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967, is often ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time and this exciting new production reclaims it for the stage.

We are delighted that Karina Jones is playing Suzy in this production, this is what Karina has to say about being involved:

I am very excited to bring Wait Until Dark to Cardiff New Theatre in just a few weeks’ time. Being from Llandudno it’s great to be bringing the show closer to home. It is definitely a week I am looking forward to.

Working as a blind actress is what I’m used to, so I don’t really know any different, but I do know that it makes an already difficult industry even more difficult. It can be very tough getting cast as a non-sighted character let alone being cast as someone who is sighted! I also work in a different way to sighted actors as I can’t sight-read and lots of plays aren’t yet available as audio books so this is something I have to find another way round. I have my script recorded which I listen to and during rehearsals I have my lines fed through an ear piece.

With Wait Until Dark we had the set from the first day of rehearsals which meant I could really get used to it. We also have lots of fight choreography which I have loved doing. I have to trip over a lot and there are complicated fight sequences that I enjoy too. We had a great fight team so I didn’t find them difficult to learn at all.

I wish it hadn’t taken so long for a blind actress to take on this role (it’s the 50th anniversary this month!) but I am delighted that Original Theatre Company have been so forward-thinking in appropriate casting. It has been a brilliant role to tackle as I have to be onstage for most of the play, a challenge I can really get my teeth stuck into. But what’s great about a mainstream company like Original casting disabled actors is that it sets a precedent that hopefully other companies and casting directors will take note of. It’s not a lack of disabled actors but a lack of awareness and opportunity in the industry but hopefully this will help in taking a positive step forward.

Box office: 029 2087 8889

Website: www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Performance

Opportunity for 14 – 25 yr olds

performanceYoung musicians, dancers, actors and writers will work in collaboration with the New Theatre, Arts Active, Earthfall Dance, Community Music Wales, Literature Wales and other experienced arts practitioners to create an experimental, genre-defying show.

Punctuated with routines from young performers at No Fit State Circus, and directed by the award-winning James Williams (Flown, Hitch, My Life in CIA), Performance promises to be a breath taking experience.

If you’re aged 14-25 and interested in performance – be it music, dance, spoken word or acting – then get involved. It’s free to participate.

Join us from the 1st to the 6th of August for an intensive week, working with industry professionals towards a performance on the New Theatre stage.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-involved-performance-at-the-new-theatre-tickets-24653068993