Drama & Plays

Friday, 19 September, 2014 - 19:30

Presented by Sole Purpose Productions and The Rainbow Project 
 
For the 30th Anniversary of the Miners’ Strike and based on real events in Thatcher's Britain, this critically acclaimed new play follows the story of Sean who leaves Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles.  After coming out as a gay man in 1980s London he becomes involved with the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners group. Two miners from South Wales come to stay with Sean and his partner not realising they are a gay couple. The events that unfold impacts on all their lives. 
 
TICKETS £13/11
 

Tuesday, 30 September, 2014 - 19:30

by Alan Ayckbourn
 
A Black RAT Productions and Blackwood Miners' Institute co-production in association with RCT Theatres and supported by Arts Council Wales.
Directed by Richard Tunley
 
From the team behind BOUNCERS, UP ‘n’ UNDER: THE WELSH TOUR, NEVILLE’S ISLAND  and last year's high-flying hit BOEING BOEING.
 
Funny, gripping and acutely observed, Alan Ayckbourn’s sophisticated ‘70s  comedy lifts the lid on the secrets of marriage - from the impetuous joy of new love to unshakable lifelong partnership.  Over the course of one night, an outrageously selfish couple parade their problems around the bedrooms of three other couples, exposing the cracks in other people’s marriages as well as their own.  
Tightly written and exceptionally funny, Bedroom Farce explores the different pressures of relationships at their different stages, slicing deep into the soul of suburbia. 
 
Ayckbourn's comic masterpiece brought to you with the usual Black RAT high energy and gusto!
A great night at the theatre!
 
TICKETS £13.00/ £11.00

Wednesday, 1 October, 2014 - 19:30

by Alan Ayckbourn
 
A Black RAT Productions and Blackwood Miners' Institute co-production in association with RCT Theatres and supported by Arts Council Wales.
Directed by Richard Tunley
 
From the team behind BOUNCERS, UP ‘n’ UNDER: THE WELSH TOUR, NEVILLE’S ISLAND  and last year's high-flying hit BOEING BOEING.
 
Funny, gripping and acutely observed, Alan Ayckbourn’s sophisticated ‘70s  comedy lifts the lid on the secrets of marriage - from the impetuous joy of new love to unshakable lifelong partnership.  Over the course of one night, an outrageously selfish couple parade their problems around the bedrooms of three other couples, exposing the cracks in other people’s marriages as well as their own.  
Tightly written and exceptionally funny, Bedroom Farce explores the different pressures of relationships at their different stages, slicing deep into the soul of suburbia. 
 
Ayckbourn's comic masterpiece brought to you with the usual Black RAT high energy and gusto!
A great night at the theatre!
 
TICKETS £13.00/ £11.00

Thursday, 2 October, 2014 - 19:30

by Alan Ayckbourn
 
A Black RAT Productions and Blackwood Miners' Institute co-production in association with RCT Theatres and supported by Arts Council Wales.
Directed by Richard Tunley
 
From the team behind BOUNCERS, UP ‘n’ UNDER: THE WELSH TOUR, NEVILLE’S ISLAND  and last year's high-flying hit BOEING BOEING.
 
Funny, gripping and acutely observed, Alan Ayckbourn’s sophisticated ‘70s  comedy lifts the lid on the secrets of marriage - from the impetuous joy of new love to unshakable lifelong partnership.  Over the course of one night, an outrageously selfish couple parade their problems around the bedrooms of three other couples, exposing the cracks in other people’s marriages as well as their own.  
Tightly written and exceptionally funny, Bedroom Farce explores the different pressures of relationships at their different stages, slicing deep into the soul of suburbia. 
 
Ayckbourn's comic masterpiece brought to you with the usual Black RAT high energy and gusto!
A great night at the theatre!
 
TICKETS £13.00/ £11.00

Thursday, 16 October, 2014 - 19:30

Oxfordshire Theatre Company and Chipping Norton Theatre present
 
A joyfully frenetic whirlwind of a show, full of daft Victorian invention, daring deeds and downright silliness. Three actors portray a cast of thousands in this madcap adaptation of Jules Verne’s globetrotting classic, bringing to life sea storms, police chases and even elephant rides!
 
With a production style that incorporates elements of The 39 Steps, classic farces, theatrical storytelling, Heath-Robinson inventiveness and the madcap silliness of The Reduced Shakespeare Company, the joy is watching three extraordinary performers deliver a huge cast of characters that span the globe. A quirky, ingenious set channels the spirit of Victorian invention to deliver the sounds, sights and even smells of world travel.
 
Perfect for adults, families and children over 7 years
 
“ A rollicking piece of family theatre.” The Stage
 
TICKETS: £14/ £10/ £8.50 CHILDREN
Running Time 105 mins + Interval
 

Monday, 20 October, 2014 - 19:30

A year ago Vi suffered a stroke and her only son Howard gave up college to nurse her. She’s now capable of looking after herself but finds it hard to let go. Howard has a big secret and a caravan holiday in Tenby does nothing to relieve the tension… it only serves to open up the situation for some heart-breaking comedy. 
 
Only Frank could write something as serious and as funny as this… the result is a wonderfully entertaining play…a marvellous night out at the theatre… and a lesson to all mother’s… don’t miss it… you’ll love this one!!!
 
TICKETS £13/ £12
 

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014 - 19:30

A year ago Vi suffered a stroke and her only son Howard gave up college to nurse her. She’s now capable of looking after herself but finds it hard to let go. Howard has a big secret and a caravan holiday in Tenby does nothing to relieve the tension… it only serves to open up the situation for some heart-breaking comedy. 
 
Only Frank could write something as serious and as funny as this… the result is a wonderfully entertaining play…a marvellous night out at the theatre… and a lesson to all mother’s… don’t miss it… you’ll love this one!!!
 
TICKETS £13/ £12
 

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014 - 19:30

A year ago Vi suffered a stroke and her only son Howard gave up college to nurse her. She’s now capable of looking after herself but finds it hard to let go. Howard has a big secret and a caravan holiday in Tenby does nothing to relieve the tension… it only serves to open up the situation for some heart-breaking comedy. 
 
Only Frank could write something as serious and as funny as this… the result is a wonderfully entertaining play…a marvellous night out at the theatre… and a lesson to all mother’s… don’t miss it… you’ll love this one!!!
 
TICKETS £13/ £12
 

Monday, 27 October, 2014 - 19:30

Shudders returns to chill your bones this Autumn with atmospheric horror drama. This local theatre company is collaborating with our own Community Theatre group. Expect a mix of classic Grand Guignol with new writing from last year's script competition. Be very afraid!
 
This show will include volunteers where possible. To enquire about taking part in Shudders 2014, e-mail: shudderscomp@btinternet.com
 
TICKETS £5.00

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