A Mr & Mrs Clark Production
Wednesday 24 July at 7.45pm
Tickets - £10, concessions - £8
Meet Jonny: teacher, father and football fan. He’s an artist, a campaigner, and he’s deaf. He wishes he could sing and loves to dance, but he can’t hear the music unless the bass is turned right up.
Jonny grew up in a hearing family, surrounded by fear of the stigma of disability.
Louder Is Not Always Clearer tells Jonny’s moving, funny story of disconnection, difference and desperation to belong. This one-man show is a starkly honest portrayal of a man seemingly confident, outgoing and popular, who is inwardly vulnerable and, at times, isolated.
In a hearing world Jonny is different.
Supported by Arts Council Wales, Chapter Arts Centre and an commissioned for Experimentica17
There is some strong language and a scene with sexual content
Louder Is Not Always Clearer is part of Wales In Edinburgh and British Council Showcase 2019 and has been selected for National Rural Touring Forum Dance Initiative.
Thursday 25 July at 7.45pm
Tickets - £13.25, concessions - £11.25
Flossy and Boo have been plonked right inthe middle of what is known as "The Real World", and have been told in no uncertain terms that they are in fact, ‘Girls’. But what is a ‘Girl’? And who gets to decide? In this cabaret-style theatre show, Flossy and Boo explore all the intricacies of what it means to be female in the modern world. From feminism to romance, to the wonder of Kate Bush, the audience decide what comes next in the show – leading to hilarious and unexpected results. Girl on Girl is filled with Music, Comedy, and Flossy and Boo’s own curious take on the world around us and the ridiculous life cards we are dealt.
Think of the theatrical equivalent of putting your hand down the side of the sofa. Gross, a tiny layer of crumb, a smudge of gum, but then you find that forgotten tenner! (You know the one they allowed a lady's face on…)
Wednesday 25 September at 7.45pm
Tickets - £13.25, concessions - £11.25
Touring south Wales
Written by Katherine Chandler
Directed by Phil Clark
Performed by Christian Patterson
Katherine Chandler’s touchingly funny monologue explores anunexpected friendship between hapless hospital radio DJ Danny Walkman and tough talking patient Peggy.
After his radio show at St Bevan’s Hospital, Danny has a chance encounter in the Garden of Hope with Peggy. They’ve nothing in common, but in Danny’s world everyone likes music, don’t they?
Everyone’s got a song, and if there’s one thing Danny Walkman isgood at, it’s getting people to tell him what their song is. Peggy doesn’t give much away, so it’s a race against time for Danny to find, and play, Peggy’s song.
Thursday 26 September at 7pm
Tickets - £13.25, concessions -£11.25
Chekhov is one of the great writers of the 20th Century and these tales, newly adapted and directed by Eliot Giuralarocca, remain as memorable and bracing as jumping into a cold plungepool after a hot sauna!
Performed by a company of five and featuring original live music and stylish ensemble story-telling, In and Out of Chekhov’s shorts is an exhilarating, fun and accessible romp through some of the best of Chekhov’s short stories including The Lady with the Little Dog, The Chemist’s Wife, At a Summer Villa, An Avenger and The Bear.
These wonderful hymns to the absurdity of everyday life, are by turns hilarious, romantic, poignant, odd and memorable. They hold the mirror up to the half-comic, half-painful experience of love and relationships and create a world in which the tender and the grotesque are inextricably linked. Ludicrous situations and larger than life characters abound in an evening that simply cannot be missed!
Tuesday 15 Oct at 1pm
Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 Oct at 10am & 1pm
Friday Oct 18 at 7pm
Sat 19 Oct at 11.30am (Relaxed Performance), 2.30pm & 7pm.
Tickets - £10, school performances 75 minutes, public performances are 2 hours
“when clouds fill up the sky and the rainfalls on you… I won’t mind, at least I feel alive’
A new musical play which will seize your heart and capture your mind. With original songs written by Grammy Award Winner Amy Wadge (Thinking Out Loud with Ed Sheeran) we follow the story of Emmie who is torn between following her dreams of being a scientist and caring for her mother. Set in the Welsh valleys to a country folk sound track, Emmie must decide between pursuing her passion for science and fascination with tornados, and her duty as a young carer devoted to her mother.
With a bursary to study in America up for grabs Emmie must fight to keep her place on her course and win the STEM competition with her invention for renewable energy. Created by the company that brought you ‘TOM the Musical’, this inspiring story features a live band on stage made up of acast of 8 talented actor musicians. A theatrical event of courage, determination and compassion, guaranteed to enthral and inspire young people and their families.
Suitable for people with or without children age 8+
Saturday 9 November at 7.45pm
Tickets -£11, concessions - £9
Directed by Chelsey Gillard Performed by Nicola Reynolds Running time approximately 1 hour, post show talk in café after the show, contains bad language age guide 16+
Directed by Chelsey Gillard Performed by Nicola Reynolds
Performed by Nicola Reynolds
Running time approximately 1 hour, post show talk in café after the show, contains bad language age guide 16+
A few years ago Mari realised she’d disappeared. Shocked but undaunted, she’s decided to use this misfortune to her advantage. Get ready for red lipstick, rubber bands and retribution as Mari rights the wrongs of her community.
But there’s something else behind her crusade. Can she make peace with the past to fix her present?
Rhaiblynyddoedd yn ôl, sylweddolodd Mari'i bod hi wedi diflannu. Mae hi wedi penderfynu - yn ddi-droi'n-ôl - i droi'r dŵr dychrynllyd hwn i'w melin ei hun. Bydd yn barod am ddial, am fandiau lastig a lipstic sgarlad wrth i Mari geisiogwaredu camweddau'i chymuned.
Ond mae rhagor i'w chrwsâd. Oes modd iddi gymodi â'i gorffennol er mwyn trwsio'iphresennol?
Thursday 14 November at 7.45pm
Tickets - £14.25 concessions - £12.45 (Ages 16+)
Award-winning ‘Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)’ is a one-woman science comedy musical about the neuroscience of love and loneliness. Combining heartfelt tales of relationship highs, lows and the downright confusing, this personal show is told with plenty of sass, chocolate, hugs and bangin’ tunes too.
Come and discover how love works within all of us, why it makes us do crazy things and why hugging is the answer.