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Month: February 2015

Writer Patrick Jones

National Theatre Wales with Wales Millennium Centre Written by Patrick Jones Directed by Matthew Dunster Before I leave I’ll give you some happinessThe laughter and pain, the good that remainsHold me tighter still, keep me safe untilHold me close, before I leave In Merthyr, people who are losing themselves find each other in a choir for individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Joe is too young, this shouldn’t be happening to him; Dyanne battles to hold on to the man she married. Evan and Rocky fight a 30-year-old fight – the miners’ strike may be long gone, but the...

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Director Wils Wilson

“A long time ago, In the Kingdom of Candy, a lion once roamed the streets…Howled on the hour, whined on the minute, roared every second day of the year.” This Christmas, take a trip to Pixel Valley, a magical world filled with positive vibes, colourful, mixed up characters and badminton.   Come on an adventure with Polar Pear, Sledgehog, Cheffyl and the larger than life insatiable, inflatable Candylion… what will become of life in the valley when negative vibes take over the town? Musicians and actors collide in this immersive production that blurs the line between a theatre show...

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Writer Tim Price

“A long time ago, In the Kingdom of Candy, a lion once roamed the streets…Howled on the hour, whined on the minute, roared every second day of the year.” This Christmas, take a trip to Pixel Valley, a magical world filled with positive vibes, colourful, mixed up characters and badminton.   Come on an adventure with Polar Pear, Sledgehog, Cheffyl and the larger than life insatiable, inflatable Candylion… what will become of life in the valley when negative vibes take over the town? Musicians and actors collide in this immersive production that blurs the line between a theatre show...

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Creator & Director Marc Rees

National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in association with S4CCreator & Director Marc Rees​Royal Opera House Stores, Abercwmboi, Aberdare Wales’ two national theatre companies – National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – team up for the very first time, with one of the country’s leading artists, Marc Rees, and broadcaster S4C to create ​a visual and storytelling feast. Performed in English, Welsh and Spanish, {150} will bring to life key moments in the story of the 150 Welsh men, women and children who settled in Patagonia in 1865, and the lives of their descendants today. This multi-platform production, combining live performance in Wales with a specially commissioned film from...

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Director John E McGrath

by Bertolt Brechtin a translation by John WillettRevised by Ed ThomasLyrics revised by Dafydd James and Ed ThomasDirector: John E McGrath Merthyr Labour Club, Merthyr Tydfil National Theatre Wales returns to its birthplace in the south Wales valleys for the first production in its fifth season – a bold, anarchic  new version of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 anti-war play performed in and around the Merthyr Labour Club. Hinterland creator Ed Thomas returns to the stage to adapt, NTW artistic director John McGrath will direct and My Name is Sue composer Dafydd James will write original music, mixing Brecht’s world with...

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