Drama & Plays

Saturday, 2 July, 2016 - 14:00


Circo Rumbaba theatre company will be performing at Parc Penallta this Summer with a wonderful mixture of circus skills, hilarious acting and slap stick humour in a small caravan called the "L'Hotel". It also includes some French cuisine and culture to enthral your mind.

Cost: £ 5 per Adult and £ 3 per Child and OAPS. 
Venue: Parc Penallta events arena 
Booking is required for this event. Please call Blackwood Miners Institute on 01495 227206. You can buy tickets on the day at Parc Penallta, subject to availability, so it is advisable to buy beforehand.  Please bring your own chair/rug/food/and drink. Toilets will be provided on site.  Please also bring outdoor clothing in case the weather is inclement during the performance. For more information about the performance please call 01495 235219.

Saturday, 9 July, 2016 - 15:00


For the third consecutive year, Taking Flight Theatre company return to Parc Cwm Darran. Romeo and Juliet, the well known Shakespearian play, purely remembered for its sad death of a tragic couple, who had fallen in love, but were drawn apart by opposing families. It is a promenade performance, which involves some movement around the country park. This production is fully supported by BSL/SSE and includes a strong element of audio description. You are welcome to bring food and drink to the performance or contact us for food availability from the cafe on the day.  

Charge: £ 5 for adults and £ 3 for children and OAPs. 
Venue: Parc Cwm Darran amphitheatre 
Age: For families and children aged 7 upwards
Booking required for this event: Please call Blackwood Miners Institute on 01495 227206 to book tickets. There will be a £1 booking fee for booking on line. For more information about the performance please call 01495 235219.

Saturday, 16 July, 2016 - 19:30

Starring Jamie Rees as Charles Hawtrey
Written by Dave Ainsworth
Directed by Peter Doran
Bubbly, energetic and extremely funny Charles Hawtrey was one of the best known comedy actors of the 40s, 50s and 60s but as his career waned so his behaviour became more drunken, promiscuous and eccentric losing him many friends in an age when male homosexuality in Britain was illegal and punishable by a prison sentence.
Discover stories of 50 years in the film industry working with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and starring in films including The Ghost of St Michael’s, Passport to Pimlico and a total of 21 Carry Ons. Hear of his hilarious run-ins with Kenneth Williams and his disdain of the Carry On producers as well as a complex relationship with his senile mother.
TICKETS £14 / £12


Tuesday, 4 October, 2016 - 19:30 to Thursday, 6 October, 2016 - 19:30

by John Godber
Directed by Richard Tunley.
Back by popular demand!
Following the success of The 39 Steps in 2016, Black RAT Productions are back with their latest theatrical offering - a topically updated, energy-packed version of John Godber’s well-loved classic.
Meet Les, Judd, Ralph and Lucky Eric, the bouncers at a local night club, as they prepare for the onslaught of a Friday night’s debauchery. Lads are on the pull, girls are on the razzle and the beer is flowing free. What follows is a theatrical feast as the four bouncers play ALL the characters with hysterical consequences.
With a talented cast of some of Wales’ finest comedy actors this non-stop comedy is definitely one not to be missed. 
‘Bouncers provides more than trip to the theatre. It’s an experience. It’s a bloody good night out!’
A Black RAT Productions, Blackwood Miners' Institute and RCT Theatres co-production supported by Arts Council Wales
TICKETS £ £14.00 / £12.00