Adapted from the Frank Capra film by Tony Palermo Directed by Guy Retallack
The iconic story of idealist George Bailey, whose dreams look set to be dashed by small-town scandal and big business. Alone on a bridge, he decides that everyone would be better off without him... or would they? It falls to hapless guardian angel, Clarence, to try and save him.
In a new production that premiered to excellent reviews in London last year, the magical story of Frank Capra’s iconic film is retold as a radio play, complete with sound effects created live on stage.
This loving tribute to the golden era of the wireless is a fresh take on a heartwarming and timely classic.
‘Inspired! A lovely adaptation that’s both cleverly witty and movingly heartfelt.’ **** The Stage
‘Critic’s Choice’ The Guardian Guide
‘Deftly directed by Guy Retallack... sensationally executed.’ **** The Londonist
‘Glorious, entertaining and heart-warming. An absolute winner.’ ***** South London Press
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.
The Torch Theatre Company presents Gareth Bale 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.
Directed by the Torch Theatre’s Artistic Director Peter Doran, ‘Grav’ will remind the world once more of a unique life well lived and of a man who did so much more than eat soft centres
Theatr Cadair | Taliesin Arts Centre Co-Production
Windsongs of the Blessed Bay
Written and directed by D.J.Britton
Music by Andy Tamlyn Jones
Memory, myth and history collide in this beautiful and compelling tale of a brave young Welsh woman, blind since birth, who sets out from Pembrokeshire’s St Brides Bay in her grandfather's fishing boat to make the great catch he had always dreamed of. Guided by a cormorant, she meets a variety of colourful characters in this spectacular and moving dramatic experience, rich in the songs and stories which bind Wales and the world.
Windsongs of the Blessed Bay is a family show featuring a cast of top Welsh acting talent, the haunting original songs of Boys from the Hill folk favourite Andy Tamlyn Jones, and the extraordinary puppetry concepts of Singaporean puppet master Benjamin Ho.