Drama & Plays

Wednesday, 29 October, 2014 - 19:30

Albert Grimlake sits in his cobwebbed shop surrounded by his puppets, each face lovingly crafted by his own hand. But Albert is growing old and time is running out to find someone to keep the shop open, to breathe life into his creations.
 
Enter Eric: The Perfect Applicant. He’s young, loves The Muppets and is eager to learn…
 
TICKETS £8/ £7
Running Time 60 Mins
Age 12+
 

Thursday, 30 October, 2014 - 19:30

Theatr Iolo is delighted to announce a thrilling new production for the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival.
 
Samuel Bennett leaves his home in South Wales to pursue a career in London. Setting out with an attitude of reckless, nihilistic purpose, he encounters a nightmarish city. A room full of furniture, an assortment of bizarre characters and an embarrassing first sexual experience in a cold bath. Join Samuel as he meanders through this dreamlike world, all with a beer bottle stuck on his little finger.
 
Dylan Thomas’s gloriously surreal coming-of-age and unfinished novel is given new life by acclaimed writer, Lucy Gough (Hollyoaks, Wuthering Heights, Creative Wales Award winner) in a special production for the Thomas centenary. 
 
AGE SUITABILITY 14+
 
TICKETS £13.00/ £11.00

Monday, 17 November, 2014 - 19:30

In 1972 tens of thousands of building workers won the first national strike in the industry for better pay and conditions. 'Flying pickets' left the contractors reeling. The Tory government and the large building companies wanted revenge, and the 'Shrewsbury 24' were put on trial in the following year.
 
Townsend Productions' new play, UNITED WE STAND, follows in the traditional of their highly successful productions The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and We Will Be Free!-the Tolpuddle Martyrs Story, and focuses on the true and still very current events that led to the imprisonment of building workers Des Warren and Eric Tomlinson (Ricky Tomlinson of 'The Royle Family'). It will reflect the great tide of anger, which rocked the very foundations of the established political elite, examine the extraordinary political will of all the participants and share the anguish of falling prey to a flagrant miscarriage of justice.
 
TICKETS £12/ £10

Thursday, 4 December, 2014 - 19:30

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE HAS CHANGED FROM NOVEMBER 6 TO DECEMBER 4
 
Set in Newport docks between 1905 and 1913, A Regular Little Houdini is about a young boy from Pill who is obsessed with the life and work of the escape artist.
 
Houdini visited Wales twice in the Edwardian period sparking huge controversy with his cunning self-promotion stunts. On both occasions, run-ins with Newport police eventually lead to arrest and a court appearance in Newport. We see the eight years, book ended by Houdini's two visits, through the young boy's eyes. 
 
A joy for people of all ages. There are magic tricks and fantastical stories of monsters and Cyclopes and even an appearance by Houdini himself.
 
TICKETS £13.00/ £11.00