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Month: April 2016

The best Welsh views this spring

Admin April 22nd, 2016 As the cries of the Six Nations crowds become a memory and you finally remove that eighth layer of clothing, it is clear that spring is officially here, bringing with it a little more sun and a lot more of an appreciation for the great outdoors. In celebration of the new season, we’ve selected some of the most attractive views of the Welsh landscape you can enjoy this spring, and some places to stay. Mountains Keen skiers may see the start of spring as the prime time to head to the Alps, but there are...

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Full cast (portrait) / cast llawn (portread)

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 scars remain as the memories jumble and fade. Ex-librarian and mezzo-soprano Marge has lost her voice. Perhaps only the choir can help her get it back. And Isabelle won’t let her spirit be locked away and forgotten in a care home that she thinks doesn’t care at all. A funny, moving and ultimately uplifting production featuring covers of well-known songs by artists ranging from Tom Jones to the Sex Pistols, plus a new song by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers. 27 May – 11 June, 7.30pm31 May 7.00pm Previews27 – 30 May MatineesSaturday 11 June, 2.30pm – Captioned and Audio Described Performance – with BSL pre show talkThursday 9 June, 2.30pm – Relaxed Performance Captioned Relaxed PeformanceThursday 9 June, 2.30pm Captioned and Audio Described Performance – with BSL pre show...

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Full cast (landscape) / cast llawn (tirlun)

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 scars remain as the memories jumble and fade. Ex-librarian and mezzo-soprano Marge has lost her voice. Perhaps only the choir can help her get it back. And Isabelle won’t let her spirit be locked away and forgotten in a care home that she thinks doesn’t care at all. A funny, moving and ultimately uplifting production featuring covers of well-known songs by artists ranging from Tom Jones to the Sex Pistols, plus a new song by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers. 27 May – 11 June, 7.30pm31 May 7.00pm Previews27 – 30 May MatineesSaturday 11 June, 2.30pm – Captioned and Audio Described Performance – with BSL pre show talkThursday 9 June, 2.30pm – Relaxed Performance Captioned Relaxed PeformanceThursday 9 June, 2.30pm Captioned and Audio Described Performance – with BSL pre show...

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