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 

Age guidance: 8+ Please note this isn’t a children’s show but suitable for families to enjoy together. 

This new production will feature closed captioning via iPad of every performance, increasing access for D/deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences throughout the tour. 

Tour Dates:

APRIL/EBRILL

4-7    Chapter, Cardiff/Caerdydd  029 2030 4400  chapter.org

17      Soar Centre/Canolfan Soar, Penygraig  01443 30 30 32  valleyskids.org

18      Ffwrnes, Llanelli  0845 226 3510  theatrausirgar.co.uk

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

          01792 60 20 60 taliesinartscentre.co.uk

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  pontardaweartscentre.co.uk

25     Borough Theatre/Theatr Borough, Y Fenni/Abergavenny

         01873 850 805  boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk

26     Blackwood Miners’ Institute/Sefydliad Y Glowyr Coed Duon

         01495 227 206  blackwoodminersinstitute.com

27     Galeri, Caernarfon  01286 685 222  galericaernarfon.com

28     Aberystwyth Arts Centre/Canolfan Y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth

         01970 62 32 32  aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

 

MAY/MAI

2      Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon/Aberhonddu  01874 611 622  brycheiniog.co.uk

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

        01646 695 267  torchtheatre.co.uk

Dementia drama to tour nationwide after Theatre Awards success

 

Re-Live Theatre Company’s Belonging makes a triumphant return to the stage with a second national tour following sell-out performances in 2016, and its storming success at the Wales Theatre Awards winning Best Actor for Llion Williams, Best Director for Peter Doran and a Best Playwright nomination for Karin Diamond.

Opening in Cardiff on April 26th and touring Wales until early June, Belonging follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia. The production provides a moving and inspirational insight into the realities faced by families affected by dementia in Wales.

The response to the play from critics and audiences has been unanimous in its praise:

“An important piece of theatre. Beautiful and genuine” 5 Stars Wales Online

“Profoundly involving” British Theatre Guide

Influenced by Re-Live’s creative work with people living with dementia and their families for over five years, Belonging has proved to be a truthful window into what families affected by dementia go through 24/7.

Karin says:

“This play is a testament to the experiences I’ve heard from people living with dementia and their loved ones. Living with dementia can be all consuming for families and Belonging shines a light on the impact this can have on their lives.  We know families can become extremely isolated so we hope Belonging helps to re-connect their friends and local community to help support them through challenging times. Dementia can isolate us but Belonging shows us how we can continue to connect and support each other.”

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Nowhere has the response been more emphatic than in the health and social care sector which has turned to this production as a powerful form of dementia awareness training for thousands of its staff across the country. Belonging 2018 hopes to connect with thousands more professionals who work tirelessly to support people living with dementia.

“As a nurse I have looked after many people living with dementia and I felt that you got the subject absolutely spot on. This is the best dementia training I’ve ever attended.”  Nurse, Pembrokeshire

ARTS AND HEALTH

Due to generous support from the Arts Council of Wales, ticket prices for this production are available for just £10 to encourage as many people as possible to come and see a performance. Re-Live Theatre Company also want to take the message to a younger audience offering a ‘Live for £5’ ticket for anyone aged under the age of 26.

Belonging is touring nationwide between April and June this year.

Tickets are available from venue website and via
www.re-live.org.uk/belonging/ 

Belonging directly reflects the vision set out in the new innovative action plan by Welsh Government to ensure people with dementia can live as independently as possible in their communities.

http://gov.wales/docs/dhss/publications/180214dementiaen.pdf [2]

#Belonging2018      #Perthyn2018

Tour Details:

CARDIFF – CHAPTER*

26th April – 5th May 2pm & 7.30pm

chapter.org  | 029 2030 4400

MILFORD HAVEN – TORCH THEATRE

10th May – 12th May 2pm & 7.30pm

torchtheatre.co.uk 01646 695 267

MOLD – THEATR CLWYD                              15th May 11am 16th – 19th May 2pm & 7.45pm

theatrclwyd.com  | 01352 701 521

SWANSEA – TALIESIN                                     23rd – 25th May – 10am & 7.30pm

taliesinartscentre.co.uk | 01792 602060

ABERGAVENNY – BOROUGH THEATRE    6th June 2pm & 7.30pm

boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk | 01873 850 805

YANC Event

West Wales Network Event

**23rd February 2018** – 1.30pm – 4.30pm  at the Torch Theatre, St Peter’s Road, Milford Haven

A practical session for youth arts workers to come together to re-energise and network in West Wales, led by professional Circus Practitioner Pete Duncan, Circus Eruption and Circus Works UK. The focus – Games – inclusive, accessible and fun!

To find out more and book your tickets go to: yanc.co.uk/product/regional-yanc-network-event-west-wales/