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Author: National Theatre Wales

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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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Melanie Walters as/fel Dyanne

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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Melanie Walters as/fel Dyanne

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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Gaynor Morgan Rees as/fel Marge

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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Gaynor Morgan Rees as/fel Marge

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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