theatre

26 Mar

REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY In THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged)

Written and Directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor.

They’ve skewered history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright, now the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackles the subject it was born to reduce. From the high-brow to the low, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes and Shakespeare and Moliere (Is Moliere funny? Why not?) to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin to The Daily Show and Nick Clegg (Is Nick Clegg funny? Why not?)

22 Jan - 18 Feb

NT Live: Treasure Island

LIVE BROADCAST EVENT IN HD SCREENED VIA SATELLITE FROM THE NATIONAL THEATRE LONDON

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.
It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

 Suitable for 10 years +

9 Dec

NT Live: John

LIVE BROADCAST EVENTS IN HD SCREENED VIA SATELLITE FROM THE NATIONAL THEATRE LONDON

 

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

6 Jul

Alan Carr: Work In Progress

PLUS SUPPORT
THIS SHOW HAS NOW SOLD OUT!

Star of Channel 4’s ‘Alan Carr Chatty Man’ will be trying out new material at these intimate gigs in preparation for a forthcoming tour.

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@AlanCarr
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13 Sep

The Good, The Bad and The Welsh: Frapetsus

Following on from the huge success of the hilarious ‘I’ll be there now, in a minute!’  August 2014 sees the return of the loveable Williams family to the Theatre stage.
Dating disaster Rhodri has achieved the impossible. He’s finally found the woman of his dreams, but can he escape from his Mam’s meddling ways?  Can Dad, Dai, prove to be the saint holding the family together in the city of sin?
Writer Jack Llewellyn takes us from the rolling hills of Carmarthenshire to the bright lights of Las Vegas with another action packed comedy, featuring Trimsaran’s favourite family.

27 Oct

Jack And The Beanstalk: Lyngo Theatre

 

By Marcello Chiarenza

Adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch

Music by Carlo 'Cialdo' Capelli

Design Assistant Elena Marini

 

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come!

30 Sep

Garw: Theatr Bara Caws

By Sion Eirian

Cast:  Rhys Parry Jones, Eiry Thomas, Gwawr Loader, Sion Ifan

Director:  Betsan Llwyd

 

The Aman Valley at the end of the 80s.  Llew’s world, an ex-miner and ex-boxer, is changing.  Supporting the families now are not the rough hands of the men but the industrious fingers of the women.  And as Llew’s horizons narrow, the horizons of Sara his wife, and Lowri his daughter widen in unforeseen directions.  And in the wake of these changes, the foundations of the home begin to crumble.

20 Sep - 20 Sep

Hugless Douglas: Blunderbus Theatre Company

Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He tries to find the perfect one, but none of them seem quite right. After all, there are so many different hugs to choose from.

But Douglas soon discovers that there’s only one hug that will do - a big bear hug from his mum!

Blunderbus is proud to present this delightful new show which comes to life with an irresistible blend of music, puppetry and high energy storytelling.

14 Oct

Oh What A Lovely War!: Cilgerran Players

To mark the centenary of the start of the Great War, the Cilgerran Players present the ground-breaking musical satire first staged in 1963 by Joan Littlewood and her Theatre Workshop. Alternating comedy and pathos and incorporating some of the best-known songs and parodies of the First War, this work has stood the test of time and continues to entertain and fascinate audiences today.

 

Promoted by

THE CILGERRAN PLAYERS

17 Oct

Bedroom Farce: Black Rat

BLACK RAT PRODUCTIONS  BLACKWOOD MINERS’ INSTITUTE CO-PRODUCTION
By Alan Aykbourn
Directed by Richard Tunley

6 Jun

St Dogmaels 1940s style Dinner Dance

Please note - tickets for this events can now only be purchased on the door (cash or cheque only).

You are cordially invited to a 1940's style dinner dance at St Dogmaels Memorial Hall with 1940's music from the local Puffin brass band and a record collection from that era.
There will also be a 1940's style bar on the evening.
Dress code - 1940's optional but not compulsory.

4 Sep - 22 Sep

NT Live: Medea

LIVE BROADCAST EVENTS IN HD SCREENED VIA SATELLITE FROM THE NATIONAL THEATRE LONDON

4 September: LIVE BROADCAST
22 September: ENCORE (REPEAT) SCREENING OF A PERFORMANCE CAPTURED LIVE ON 4 SEPTEMBER

23 Oct

Simon Evans: Leashed

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS

After a total run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Evans is back with more “Sizzlingly entertaining, beautifully crafted, devastatingly funny gags.” The Guardian. Star of Celebrity Mastermind, Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. “A great craftsman of language… an evil delight.” Chortle. 

www.simonevanscomedianetc.com

PLEASE NOTE - THIS SHOW CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE

20 Sep

Marcus Brigstocke: Je M'accuse – I Am Marcus

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS

Podium dancer, oil rig worker, food addict, musical theatre enthusiast, posh, eco-hypocrite, ex-Goth, muppet fan, award winning comedian and chief beverages operator at the Little Chef – screw politics! Let’s talk about me.

“If you haven't seen him live, then you haven't seen him at his very best” *****The Mirror

"Rare is the stand-up show that makes you laugh, think and then fight back the tears. This is it" **** The Daily Telegraph

PLEASE NOTE - THIS SHOW CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE

 Suitable for ages 15+

17 May

SpyGame: Cardigan Theatre

PROMOTED BY CARDIGAN THEATRE

By Bettine Manktelow

For their spring production Cardigan Theatre have chosen a cracking good play!

A number of contestants gather at a remote country house to see who will go forward to take part in a new television show, all about spies. Who would make the best spy? Who isn’t all they seem to be? Is there really a T V show or is something more sinister going on?

This is a show that will keep you guessing until the final curtain, interspaced with moments of hilarity……Don’t miss it!

£7

16 Jul

Footloose: Dynamix Performing Arts School

PROMOTED BY DYNAMIX PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL 
This summer Dynamix performing arts school returns with one of the most explosive American musicals of all time - Footloose! 

29 Oct

Morgan and West - A Grand Adventure

Gadzooks! Time travelling Victorian magicians Morgan & West have lost the secrets to all of their tricks and by hell or high water intend to get them back. Join the dashing duo in a thrilling adventure show filled to the brim with magic as they cross continents, meddle with miscreants and sneak into secret societies.
Can Morgan & West catch the crooks, recover their quarry and confound the crowds with their clever conjuring? Find out in… Morgan & West: A Grand Adventure!

9 Apr

Dros Y Top: Theatr Bara Caws

Composer and Musical Director:  Osian Gwynedd

Director:  Betsan Llwyd

 

Ma’ ‘na fai ar bawb yn rwla’n y gyflafan erchyll hon

Dim jest Leopald yn mynd ffor rong.

Ffor’ rong!

Am bo’ Leopald ‘di mynd.....FFOOOOOOOR ROOOOOONG!!!

 

Embracing the happy and the sad, the sweet and the bitter, this show explores the where, the why, the how and the who inspired the worst massacre that Wales and Europe has ever seen.

10 Sep

Sam Sweeney's Fiddle: Made In the Great War

In 2009 Sam Sweeney, fiddle player with Bellowhead, bought a violin in Oxford.  It had all the appearance of a new instrument but the label inside gave the date 1915 and the name Richard S Howard.

6 Aug - 9 Aug

The Merchant of Venice: The Abbey Shakespeare Players

PROMOTED BY: The Abbey Shakespeare Players

The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare

The Abbey Shakespeare Players, St Dogmaels Abbey

‘I have sworn an oath that I will have my bond.’

Shakespeare's Merchant tells a story of deals made and trust betrayed. Only a clever woman can avert the grim conclusion of a deadly bargain. This production will recreate the colour and spectacle of Venetian society in Shakespeare's entertaining and morally complex play.

This is an outdoor production so please dress warmly.
Seating is provided.

2 May

Lee Evans: WORK IN PROGRESS

Tickets for Lee Evans have now sold out. 

 

THIS EVENT CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE - 15+ ADVISED

 

9 Jul - 9 Jul

Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi: Sioe Haf 2014

Come and join the crew of the Junior Section of Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi as they present their new summer show. Come and experience the joyful singing and energetic dancing and meet some interesting characters along the way. 

31 Jul

The Pirates of Penzance: Illyria

By Gilbert and Sullivan

Illyria's production features a cast of 7 actor-singers and one Musical Director on piano. Despite the reduction in scale not a single word from WS Gilbert's libretto is cut, nor a single note or harmony from Sir Arthur Sullivan's score unsung. The works are performed faithfully, in their entirety - and given the full Illyria treatment!  The show boasts a creative pedigree unmatched by any other major UK open-air touring theatre company.

19 Aug

Macbeth: Illyria

By William Shakespeare

In their 23rd year Illyria is STILL the only outdoor touring theatre company to have clocked up no less than 4 international awards. Renowned all over the world for their clarity, quality and ingenuity, Illyria once again take on the greatest of Shakespeare's tragedies. The production is performed on a stage closely replicating those of 17th-century touring troupes. Expect a gripping story and the dazzling swordplay for which Illyria has an unmatched reputation.

31 Aug

George's Marvellous Medicine: Illyria

Following their enormous successes with JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and FANTASTIC MR FOX, and a record-breaking sellout season of THE TWITS, Illyria returns with yet another Roald Dahl classic full of (literally) larger-than-life characters, plenty to join in with and just a twist of malicious fun! It's guaranteed to send you through the roof!

26 Jun

Madog - Arad Goch

ARAD GOCH

18 Jun

RSC Live: Henry IV (Part 2)

LIVE BROADCAST EVENTS IN HD SCREENED VIA SATELLITE FROM THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

14 May

RSC Live: Henry IV (Part 1)

LIVE BROADCAST EVENTS IN HD SCREENED VIA SATELLITE FROM THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware of the tenuousness of his position, and of the price to be paid if he falters.

13 May

NT Live: King Lear (12A)

LIVE BROADCAST: 01 May @18:45
ENCORE BROADCAST: 13 May @18:45

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

£12.50 (£11.50)

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