National Theatre Wales

City of the Unexpected

National Theatre WalesCardiff City Centre Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September

A celebration to mark the cententary of Roald Dahl.

The weekend of Unexpected happenings will soon be here! If you haven’t yet planned where you need to be on Saturday and Sunday then please go to this link –

The weekend is sure to have something to delight everyone, whether you have ever read a Roald Dahl story or not, you will be amazed by the performances taking place across the City Centre.

This really is one you don’t want to miss!


Gagglebabble and National Theatre Wales and the WMC


National Theatre Wales13-18 September, 2016
TramShed, Cardiff
Adapted from Roald Dahl’s stories for adults

Tramshed is a fully accessible venue, and this performance is seated
Captioning with pre-show BSL talk: from 7.00pm, Thursday 15 September
Audio Description with touch tour: from 4pm, Sunday 18 September

Script and lyrics by Daf James
Music by Lucy Rivers
Conceived by Daf James, Hannah McPake and Lucy Rivers

Following a three-week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, multi-award-winning theatre company Gagglebabble will return to Wales with their unique gig-theatre take on Roald Dahl’s short stories for adults.

Combining a sizzling hot score of original live music, macabre characters, and thrilling twists and turns, all injected with a wicked sense of dark humour, Wonderman tells the story of a WWII RAF pilot who finds himself in a hospital bed, badly injured. As he slips in and out of a world of dreams, hallucinations and nightmares, we’re taken down the strange and unexpected corridors and rabbit holes of Roald Dahl’s mind.

This is a celebration of the wonder of the world’s number one storyteller in his centenary year.

Prepare to expect the unexpected.

£12 / £10 (conc.)
Tuesday 13 – Sunday 18 September
Tues 13 – Sat 17 Sept, 8pm
Sat 17 Sept, 2.30pm
Sun 18 Sept, 5pm

Ages 12+

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