What’s on at Theatr Brycheiniog this Easter?

Theatr Brycheiniog is a great place to enjoy live music and shows for all ages this Easter! You can laugh your socks off at their Comedy Club, enjoy plenty of  live music, shows including There was an old lady who swallowed a fly, a family dance festival and even the chance to meet Martin Kemp! Read on for more details on some of the events being held at the Theatr!

Comedy Club-30th March

Little Wander (the team behind the Machynlleth Comedy Festival) return with their monthly comedy club. Catch some of the UKs finest stand up stars at fantastic value. Line up may be subject to change

Mark Oliver

‘Oliver has a great story to tell’  The List

‘Cheerful and funny’  The Guardian

Lou Conran

English Comedian of the Year 2017 Finalist

‘Naturally funny’ Sarah Millican

‘Absolutely hilarious’ Chortle

James Meehan

“More than great comedy, it is a call to stand up for others and ourselves.”  Ed Fest Mag

“His earnestness is compelling” The Scotsman

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Theatr Brycheiniog Friday 30 March 2018, 20:00 (Doors open 19:45)

We have FREE live music at our Waterfront Cafe every Saturday 1pm to 3pm, a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy!

Live @ The Waterfront Presents: Country Folk

Country Folk are Lesley Elworthy and Les Coveney and we play at pubs, clubs, sessions and events around Mid-Wales. We accompany ourselves on guitar, bouzouki, ukuleles, harmonicas and percussion, mixing original songs with a selection of the best folk, blues, country and contemporary material around. Songs that tell stories, songs that make you smile. Some to listen to, others to sing along with. All of them to enjoy!

The Camden Town Group – Linda Smith-3 Apr

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly-4 Apr, 5 Apr

Written by Steven Lee & Directed by Nick Lane

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly…

But The People’s Theatre Company do!

And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ best selling book

This magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun. It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102!

The songs in the show, including If You’re Happy and You know itIncy Wincy Spider and many more are available to sing along to on The People’s Theatre Company’s website at www.ptc.org.uk, so why not have a listen and join in when you visit the theatre!

 A great introduction to the theatre with just the right balance of sitting listening and taking part  ★★★★★ –Bristol Guide

 Thoroughly entertaining and brilliant fun. ★★★★★ – Patricia Goodwin, What’s on Stage

Family Dance Festival 2018-7, 8 Apr

A free event featuring four short performances and a chance to dance! Enjoy a jam-packed hour of pop-up dance from three of Wales’ most lively companies and one local dance group and witness the amazing dancers twisting & turning, locking and popping. Take part in a short workshop after the performances and try some of the moves that you’ve just seen!

“Mesmerising and wonderful performances by very talented dancers and performers. A wonderful event that was thoroughly enjoyed by all the family. Thank you very much!” (Audience member)

Suitable for all ages. No booking required just turn up and enjoy the show. Performances will take place either outside the venue (weather permitting) or within the venue’s public spaces.

The performance at 14:00 on Saturday is audio described in Welsh and the 16:00 performance on Saturday

THE PROGRAMME

Bombastic is a dance, theatre and digital media company for young people based in south Wales. Are you a shy and retiring ‘wallflower’? Let this humorous, quirky and interactive piece take you out of your shell – you’ll blooming love it!

Gary and Pel is a live action cartoon company based in South Wales, mixing dance, slapstick physical comedy and Tom & Jerry combat. Expect wedding bells, chaos and laughter.

Jukebox Collective brings us world-class Hip Hop with BBC Young Dancer finalist Kate Morris’s goofy and charming solo Drifter. Plus, a playful duet made specially for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s visit to Wales, that is sure to have you bobbing along.

Local dance groups Will be adding something extra special to the show with a diverse range of dance styles and opportunities to see young talents doing their thing.

Our Life with Birds-12 Apr

Over the last 25 years, husband and wife team Lloyd and Rose have devoted their lives to taking care of birds and mastering the art of capturing them on film. They are, without a doubt, the world’s experts at tracking birds and in-flight filming.

Between them, Lloyd and Rose have been involved with over 100 different productions and feature films and have worked with every natural history television star, including Sir David Attenborough, Steve Backshall, Bear Grylls, Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham, Kate Humble and many more.

They often appear on camera themselves and are frequent guests on BBC programmes such as ‘The One Show’, ‘Springwatch’ and ‘Countryfile’. From Tilly the golden eagle to Poppy the pigeon, it’s unusual to find Lloyd and Rose without one of their feathered family under their arms.

The Bucks are remarkable people because when they do imprint, they form a bond they can’t break and it means those swans are with them for life’ – Sir David Attenborough

To book for this event, please book your ticket for the show, ‘Lightspeed from Pembroke Dock’. You will then be sent an exclusive code, which will allow you to book your place for this free workshop.

PLAYS AT LIGHTSPEED – Script Writing Workshop 

Are you a wannabe writer, or someone who loves to get creative with words? If so, you will not want to miss this fantastic opportunity to create your own short drama script AND have it performed by professional actors, all in one day! This FREE workshop will be run by Dirty Protest, Wales’s leading new writing company.

During the workshop, you will experiment and play with ideas for a new play whilst picking up useful writing tips and skills. With a professional playwright, a director and the four actors who will be performing in Lightspeed from Pembrook Dock at your disposal, you will write a brand spanking new short play. The play will then be rehearsed and performed on the night to an eager audience!

How to Book

To take part in this unique and exciting opportunity, simply book your ticket for the show, Lightspeed from Pembroke Dock, which is at Theatr Brycheiniog on Wednesday 2 May. You will then be sent a confirmation email with an exclusive code, which will allow you to book your free ticket to this workshop. Please note that spaces for the workshop are limited to 10, and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

About Dirty Protest Theatre Company

Since 2007 Dirty Protest Theatre have produced numerous sell-out new play nights and have worked with over a hundred writers and are hungry and eager to work with more! The company creates exciting new work and new writing by collaborating with established AND wannabe writers.

Dirty Protest are touring their landmark production, Lightspeed from Pembroke Dock, to venues all over Wales, and want to meet the diverse and exciting theatre voices we have here. Celebrate and be a part of the creation of new writing with this fantastic Welsh theatre company.

Workshop Timetable

Friday 13 April, 10am – 3pm, Theatr Brycheiniog’s main auditorium
Main House Stage
Open to anybody aged 15+
Only 10 spaces available for the workshop, so don’t delay in booking your place!

Rehearsal of pieces
3 – 6pm

Sharing performance
6.30pm
Tickets available for £3

For more information, please contact Harriet Coleman, Business Development Manager: harriet@brycheiniog.co.uk

An Audience with Martin Kemp-14 Apr

Martin is enjoying a truly amazing career.  In 1979 he formed the new romantic band Spandau Ballet which led to incredible global success. He hit the headlines on BBC1’s Eastenders , has conquered great personal challenges, had a best selling book and won many new fans on Celebrity Big Brother and not forgetting his stunning performance in the International hit movie The Krays.

This very personal show has come out of his desire to get closer to his many fans and spend an evening talking with them about his life and career.

“The show gives me a chance to say everything I can’t say in the media and it’s achieving what I wanted it to achieve, which is allowing people to get to know me”

His book ‘True – An Autobiography of Martin Kemp’ was published in 2000

Theatr Brycheiniog Saturday 14 April 2018, 19:30

YFC – Entertainment Feast-15 Apr, 15 Apr

Come and let YFC members from across Wales entertain you as they stage Pantomime performances at Theatr Brycheiniog, Aberhonddu.

This event is one of the highlights of the Wales YFC calendar and will be a showcase of YFC talents.

Welsh Performances 

10.30am – Productions by Sir Benfro / Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Sir Gâr / Carmarthenshire

6.00pm – Productions by Maldwyn / Montgomery, Ynys Môn, Meirionnydd

Results

Prices:

1 session – £10

Day ticket – £16 (Please contact the box office on 01874 611622)

Wales YFC is the leading rural youth movement in Wales and provides members with various opportunities through the year, for further information please go to www.yfc-wales.org.uk

Find out more here.

 

 

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