Drama & Plays

Wednesday, 19 August, 2015 - 18:00

At Parc Cwm Darran Amphitheatre

'A curious musical and fairy tale encounter between Myra, the storyteller from west Wales, and Dylan Thomas, the poet from No Man's Land. 

£5 per person. £3 - Concessions for children and OAPs. 

For families and children aged 7 upwards. 

BOOK TICKETS... 

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS CAN BE COLLECTED FROM PARC CWM DARRAN FROM AN HOUR BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE

Tuesday, 6 October, 2015 - 19:30

By Arrangement with Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Limited
John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock’s
 
THE 39 STEPS
 
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
A Black RAT Productions, Blackwood Miners' Institute and RCT Theatres co-production
Directed by Richard Tunley
 
Cast:
Gareth John Bale
Joanna Simpkins
Sam Davies
Robert Hopkins
 
Hitchcock’s tale of espionage THE 39 STEPS is playfully brought to the stage as a comic spoof by the team behind BOUNCERS, UP ‘n’ UNDER: THE WELSH TOUR, NEVILLE’S ISLAND, BOEING BOEING and last year’s BEDROOM FARCE.
 
Follow the incredible adventures of our dashing hero Richard Hannay (Black RAT favourite Gareth John Bale), complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.
 
Fast- paced, gripping and full of adventure, this hilarious whodunit features 4 fabulous actors, 139 characters and 39 steps all in 100 minutes!
 
The hit West End production of The 39 Steps will close in September, following a nine-year run. This is your chance to see an original version of the Olivier Award winning action-packed comic thriller and is joyously brought to you with the usual Black RAT high energy and gusto!
 
A 'spiffingly good' night at the theatre - THE 39 STEPS is a theatrical experience not to be missed.
 
 
TICKETS £14 / £12
 

Wednesday, 7 October, 2015 - 19:30

By Arrangement with Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Limited
John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock’s
 
THE 39 STEPS
 
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
A Black RAT Productions, Blackwood Miners' Institute and RCT Theatres co-production
Directed by Richard Tunley
 
Cast:
Gareth John Bale
Joanna Simpkins
Sam Davies
Robert Hopkins
 
Hitchcock’s tale of espionage THE 39 STEPS is playfully brought to the stage as a comic spoof by the team behind BOUNCERS, UP ‘n’ UNDER: THE WELSH TOUR, NEVILLE’S ISLAND, BOEING BOEING and last year’s BEDROOM FARCE.
 
Follow the incredible adventures of our dashing hero Richard Hannay (Black RAT favourite Gareth John Bale), complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.
 
Fast- paced, gripping and full of adventure, this hilarious whodunit features 4 fabulous actors, 139 characters and 39 steps all in 100 minutes!
 
The hit West End production of The 39 Steps will close in September, following a nine-year run. This is your chance to see an original version of the Olivier Award winning action-packed comic thriller and is joyously brought to you with the usual Black RAT high energy and gusto!
 
A 'spiffingly good' night at the theatre - THE 39 STEPS is a theatrical experience not to be missed.
 
 
TICKETS £14 / £12
 

Thursday, 8 October, 2015 - 19:30

By Arrangement with Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Limited
John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock’s
 
THE 39 STEPS
 
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
A Black RAT Productions, Blackwood Miners' Institute and RCT Theatres co-production
Directed by Richard Tunley
 
Cast:
Gareth John Bale
Joanna Simpkins
Sam Davies
Robert Hopkins
 
Hitchcock’s tale of espionage THE 39 STEPS is playfully brought to the stage as a comic spoof by the team behind BOUNCERS, UP ‘n’ UNDER: THE WELSH TOUR, NEVILLE’S ISLAND, BOEING BOEING and last year’s BEDROOM FARCE.
 
Follow the incredible adventures of our dashing hero Richard Hannay (Black RAT favourite Gareth John Bale), complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.
 
Fast- paced, gripping and full of adventure, this hilarious whodunit features 4 fabulous actors, 139 characters and 39 steps all in 100 minutes!
 
The hit West End production of The 39 Steps will close in September, following a nine-year run. This is your chance to see an original version of the Olivier Award winning action-packed comic thriller and is joyously brought to you with the usual Black RAT high energy and gusto!
 
A 'spiffingly good' night at the theatre - THE 39 STEPS is a theatrical experience not to be missed.
 
 
TICKETS £14 / £12
 

Monday, 12 October, 2015 - 19:30

THREE OF THE BEST are three short one act plays written, directed and starring Frank Vickery. 
 
AFTER I’M GONE is the first play he ever wrote and is responsible for kicking off his writing career. ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, the second of the plays started life as a radio play and tells the story of a married couple in the autumn of their lives… A NIGHT OUT is a riotous comedy and tells the story of Dai, Dai Pigeon as he gets ready to go out with his wife for the annual pigeon club dinner.  
 
THREE OF THE BEST is a great night out. You will laugh from beginning to end!  Don’t miss it!
 
Tickets: £13.50 Full / £12.50 concessions
 

 

Tuesday, 13 October, 2015 - 19:30

THREE OF THE BEST are three short one act plays written, directed and starring Frank Vickery. 
 
AFTER I’M GONE is the first play he ever wrote and is responsible for kicking off his writing career. ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, the second of the plays started life as a radio play and tells the story of a married couple in the autumn of their lives… A NIGHT OUT is a riotous comedy and tells the story of Dai, Dai Pigeon as he gets ready to go out with his wife for the annual pigeon club dinner.  
 
THREE OF THE BEST is a great night out. You will laugh from beginning to end!  Don’t miss it!
 
Tickets: £13.50 Full / £12.50 concessions
 

 

Wednesday, 14 October, 2015 - 19:30

THREE OF THE BEST are three short one act plays written, directed and starring Frank Vickery. 
 
AFTER I’M GONE is the first play he ever wrote and is responsible for kicking off his writing career. ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, the second of the plays started life as a radio play and tells the story of a married couple in the autumn of their lives… A NIGHT OUT is a riotous comedy and tells the story of Dai, Dai Pigeon as he gets ready to go out with his wife for the annual pigeon club dinner.  
 
THREE OF THE BEST is a great night out. You will laugh from beginning to end!  Don’t miss it!
 
Tickets: £13.50 Full / £12.50 concessions
 

 

Thursday, 29 October, 2015 - 19:30

Written by Andrew McPherson and directed by Simon Harvey
 
Beware. He is coming. Keep your windows locked and gather in the garlic.
 
Blood and bats. Garlic and gore. Coffins, crypts and the Count himself. They're all here in this brand-new adaptation of Bram Stoker's gothic pot-boiler...
 
Be warned: this monstrous, disturbing and completely batty tale of dark deeds and the Un-Dead, will thrill and seduce you! 
 
TICKETS: £12.00 / £10.00
Suitable for ages 12+
 

Thursday, 12 November, 2015 - 19:30

Following smash hit musical comedies about Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, multi-award-winning Tangram Theatre Company return to take on ‘queen of radioactivity' Marie Curie. Promising a treat for nerds and newcomers alike.
This adventurous musical-comedy follows Curie's real-life journey across the USA to find a single gram of radium to continue her research. This is an exuberant celebration of the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, whose work continues to affect our lives today.
 
TICKETS: £10.00 / £8.00

Monday, 30 November, 2015 - 19:30

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
 
TICKETS £16 / £14