Drama & Plays

Wednesday, 4 February, 2015 - 19:30

This pacy and toching comedy paints a stunning picture of how life was for London's women during the war. We are taken back to a railway station in 1945 where a wife waits for her husband, Stanley to return from the front line, but he doesn’t appear……. 
 
Flashbacks to wartime adventures are intercut with fantasies of Stanley's whereabouts, all with the underlying ache of separation from husband at the front and child evacuated to the country, with only letters to hold on to.
 
With support using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by Greenwich Theatre, Middlesex University Artists in Residence Scheme and Millfield Arts Centre 
 
Tickets: £12/ £10
 

Tuesday, 24 February, 2015 - 19:30

by SIÔN EIRIAN, an English language adaptation of SIWAN by SAUNDERS LEWIS
 
A THEATR PENA co-production with THE RIVERFRONT
In association with THE TORCH THEATRE 
 
Easter 1230 and an uneasy truce exists between a divided Wales and England. At the court of the charismatic Prince of North Wales, a catastrophe is about to unfold and dreams of a united Wales will crumble…
 
Set in medieval Wales, it is a heartbreaking tale of the disintegration of a marriage played out against a backdrop of political intrigue. 
 
With live music and BAFTA Cymru Best Actress winner Eiry Thomas as Siwan this world stage premiere of The Royal Bed is an unmissable opportunity for an English language audience to experience a powerful Welsh classic. 
 
Supported by the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales through the National Performing Arts Touring scheme.
 
TICKETS £12/ £10
 

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 19:30

Torch Theatre Company Presents
GRAV
 
In October 2007 Ray Gravell, a man who for many embodied what it is to be Welsh, passed away after succumbing to complications resulting from contracting diabetes. He was 56 years old.
 
Known to millions for his legendary exploits on the rugby field, ‘Grav’ was and is so much more than that. An actor, a cultural icon, a father, a husband, a man with a life packed full of stories that deserve to be heard once more.
 
 
Gareth Bale stars as ‘Grav’ in a play written by Owen Thomas that celebrates the man and the legend. With the blessing of Mari, Ray’s widow, and contributions from his Welsh and British Lions team mates, this one man show will explore the life of a man who was as fascinating away from the rugby field as he was on it.
 
Tickets £13/ £11
 

Thursday, 19 March, 2015 - 19:30

THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION OR THE SURVIVAL OF (R)EVOLUTIONARY THEORIES IN THE FACE OF SCIENTIFIC ECCLESIASTICAL OBJECTIONS: BEING A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT CHARLES DARWIN (1809-1882)
 
A show for young and old alike, The Origin of Species... tells the incredible story of how Charles Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution and why it took him over twenty years before he plucked up the courage to publish his remarkable idea. It’s a show packed with big ideas, terrible puns, brilliant physical comedy and six cracking original songs about everything from blasted boring barnacles to the perils of marrying your cousin.
 
Broadway Baby *****
“Witty, clever, absurd... Comic genius...Grown-ups will love it. Kids will adore it. A gem.” 
 
TICKETS £10 / £8
 

Thursday, 26 March, 2015 - 19:30

LipService, Britain’s favorite literary lunatics, present their multi award winning cult Brontë sisters spoof!
 
Withering Looks takes an “authentic” look at the lives and works of the Brontë sisters – well, two of them actually, Anne’s just popped out for a cup of sugar.
 
The classic comic duo just couldn’t resist the urge to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at rained-lashed windows in a pale and decorative manner.  Don’t miss this chance to share in the silliness! 
 
Peopled with many of the characters we know and love, Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding move effortlessly from frock to frock coat.
 
“It’s a joy… very, very funny”  The Guardian
 
TICKETS £13/ £11