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An Express YourselF Special : Laberinto by Danza PUCP Choreographed by Lea Anderson ( The Cholmondeleys )

Thursday 23 January at 7.45pm

Tickets - £10, concessions - £8

In February 2019 Bristol based choreographer Anderson created the inaugural work for the first professional contemporary dance company in in Lima, Peru - PUCP Danza, founded by Fernando Castro of The PUCP university and led by artistic director Pachi Valle Riestra.

The work, Laberinto (Labyrinth), is based on Anderon’s British Council and Arts Council England funded travel research award into pre-Incan ceremonial sites and imagery, and is created in collaboration with Peruvian artists, - costume designer Alonso Nuñez, scenic and lighting artist Mariano Marquez and long-time collaborator British composer Steve Blake.

This work follows in Anderson’s series of works of historical mis-construction of reimagined lost dances.

The work uses designs and imagery from pre-Incan textiles, ceramics and architecture as a notation for a lost choreography that leads the audience on a serpentine journey into the darkness, into the labyrinth, into worlds beyond death.

The work draws on European mythical imagery of the underworld,

early 20th century Russian ballet’s idea of ancient Greek fauns and nymphs, Hollywood’s depiction of spirits from the underworld and musician Cab Calloway’s acerbic song about mortality.

23/01/2020 19:45
DENIS & KATYA - Music Theatre Wales

Thursday 27 February at 7.30pm

Tickets - £19.50, concessions - £16.50, 16 to 25 year olds - £5 (not suitable for under 14s)

Music Theatre Wales in association with London Sinfonietta

Music by Philip Venables Written/directed by Ted Huffman

Two 15-year-olds in love who lived every moment, including their last, online

Composer Philip Venables and director Ted Huffman − the duo behind the award-winning 4. 48Psychosis – examine the real-life tragedy of Russian runaways Denis Muravyov and Katya Vlasova. Dubbed a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, they broadcast their forbidden final days together on social media. And rightly or wrongly, the public clicked, watched and responded.

Splicing verbatim text, video, music and theatre, Denis & Katya explores how storiesare shaped and shared in our age of trolls, conspiracy theories, fake news, and 24/7 digital connection.

What makes you click?

REVIEWS

“an intimate, haunting triumph” New York Times

“Venables, a…British composer of ferocious dramatic instincts…astonishing” The New Yorker

“a sensitive, subtle, and deeply questioning meditation on youth, voyeurism, and the age of social media” Musical America

“challenges the ear, the eye, and the soul to accept a wholly new hybrid form of operatic expression.” Opera Today

“gripping” Opera News

“game-changing….gripping, thoughtful artistry” The Philadelphia Inquirer

27/02/2020 19:30
Flying Bridge Theatre - A REGULAR LITTLE HOUDINI
Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £14, concessions - £12, 16 to 25 year olds - £5


Having toured the UK and America, winning multiple awards, this hugely successful family stage-show returns home as part of a European tour. 1909… in the shadow of Newport’s transporter bridge: Despite the hardship his family faces, a lowly dockworker's son, smitten by Harry Houdini, determines to emulate his hero and to follow a life of magic. His relentless ambition brings him face-to-face with the world’s greatest showman - and one of the most terrifying events in British industrial history. Is it possible to follow one’s dreams when reality weighs you down like mud? An enchanting story of childhood imagination, of the cynicism of adult life and of escape. A tale of hope and determination, packed with magic and wonder. A modern fairytale.
11/03/2020 to 12/03/2020
FAGIN?

Produced by Kick In The Head

Wednesday 1 April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £14.25, ages 16-25 - £5

Who was Fagin?

Was he the Fagin in Dickens' Oliver Twist?

Was he the Fagin in Oliver! the musical?

Was he based on a real-life character?

Join Fagin as he reviews his situation during his final night in prison before being hanged. As madness envelops him he is ‘visited’ by some old acquaintances.

Find out who he really was and how he ended up as one of the best known, yet unknown, of Dickens' characters.

“This powerful new play gives a fresh twist on Dicken’s criminal Fagin.” 

Think you know Fagin? Think again.

Fagin? -written and directed by Simon Downing.

 “All three actors in the roles of Fagin (Keith Hill), Bill (Giles Shenton) and Nancy (Georgia Butt) deliver impeccable performances. In the centre of it all, the audience is captivated by Fagin’s diverse, manipulative and complex character.”

The Reviews Hub

“It is apowerful piece of work….it deserves to become an eventual classic.

The set is simple, the themes (of love, greed, deception, betrayal, regret and retribution) universal, the subtle interplay between the three characters intense and the background (Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist) so familiar that this small masterpiece could well be a theatrical staple.” You would be a fool to yourself to miss it.”

Alton Herald

01/04/2020 19:30
PRYD MAE'R HAF? (14+)

Nos Iau 30 Ebril am 7pm

Doconnau - £12.25, £10

Pryd Mae’r Haf? 

(Christmas is Miles Away)

gan Chloë Moss

Trosiad gan Gwawr Loader

Cynhyrchiad Criw Brwd a Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru mewn cydweithrediad â The Other Room a Theatr Soar.

“Bydde’n gwd. Ti a fi. New start.”

Mae Luke a Christie yn ffrindiau gorau sy’n joio gwersylla, yfed cans a siarad am Julie Bridges.  

Ond gyda’u dyddiau ysgol yn dod i ben a haf hir o’u blaenau, a fydd Luke, Christiea Julie yn dewis llwybrau gwahanol? A yw tyfu’n hŷn yn golygu tyfu ar wahân?

Mewn trosiad newydd i’r Gymraeg wedi’i osod yng nghymoedd y de ym 1989, dyma ddrama dyner am gyfeillgarwch, gobeithion ac ofnau pobl ifanc ym mhob oes.

 

Pryd Mae’r Haf? 

(Christmas is Miles Away)

by Chloë Moss

Translated by Gwawr Loader

A Criw Brwd and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru production in association with The Other Room and Theatr Soar.

Luke and Christie are best mates who like to go camping, drink lager and talk about Julie Bridges.

But when they leave school and a long summer lies ahead, will Luke, Christie and Julie go their separate ways? Does growing up mean growing apart?

In a new Welsh-language translation set in the south Wales valleys in 1989, thisis a touching play about friendship and the hopes and fears of young people.

30/04/2020 19:00