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Meyrick, the volatile owner of the bric-a-brac shop in Swansea, wields a curious influence over two young men - Johnnie, a man-child with a voice made in heaven who he found on the streets, and Leyton, a teenager, whose confusion and vulnerability holds the key to their ruin. But it is only after Speed, a compulsive gambler, chances upon their secrets and sets about blackmailing his way into some ill-deserved cash, that a comic nightmare unfolds.
Fifteen years ago Ray and Una had an affair. After its disastrous ending, Ray went away and tried to forget, hoping that he'd never be found. But Una has thought of nothing else. Tracking him down and arriving unannounced at his place of work, she forces him finally to confront his actions. Back when he was 40 and she was 12. This highly provocative and tragic love story takes us into dark and difficult waters. Preconceptions will be challenged and difficult questions asked. When does love become abuse? When does wrong become right? And can we ever really escape the shackles of the past?
Blink is the tale of Jonah, Sophie, and a fox called Scruffilitis. It's a love story. A dysfunctional, voyeuristic and darkly funny love story, but a love story all the same.
New York City, 1943. William 'Fred' Parsons, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Miss Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly, including William - but he is poor, and Holly needs rich. Will she marry Rusty, playboy millionaire? Or Jos?, the future president of Brazil? As war rages in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with William - and then her past catches up with her...
Two clowns trapped in a cardboard world... Dik and Adam are traditional clowns in an untraditional situation. They find themselves trapped in a world made of cardboard. They have no idea why they are here; only that their actions seem beyond their control. Through a series of outrageous sketches, slapstick, mime and audience participation, the two clowns discover that they are indeed trapped and controlled by an evil presence. The only way to escape is to dupe two members of the audience into taking their places. Will this be possible? That depends on how persuasive they can actually be.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. I made a decision. I did this by thinking of all the things I could do and deciding whether they were the right decision or not. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507.
The true story of how Mrs Thatcher, once the most powerful woman in the western world, was brought down by her one time friend and political soul mate. It is 1989 and a seemingly invincible Prime Minister has sacked Geoffrey Howe, her Foreign Secretary. She apparently had nothing to fear from him: his speaking skills had, famously, been compared to those of a dead sheep. But inspired by his wife Elspeth - whose relationship with Thatcher was notoriously frosty - Howe overcame his limitations to destroy Mrs Thatcher with one of the great political speeches.
In 1997, a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers who had nothing to lose, took the world by storm. And now they're back, live on stage, only this time, for them, it really has to be...THE FULL MONTY. Rediscover the six men, their wives and their children and what they had to do to keep it all together.
While Jack Manningham is on the town each evening his wife Bella is home alone. She can't explain the disappearance of familiar objects, the mysterious footsteps overhead or the ghostly flickering of living room gaslight - is she losing her mind? Does the terror exist in her imagination or are dark secrets living in her home? The surprise arrival of retired Detective Rough leads to a shocking discovery that will shake her respectable Victorian marriage to its core.
'Good Mourning Mrs. Brown' is part of the hilarious series written by and starring Brendan O'Carroll. This is the first time the production is heading out as a full UK arena tour. In this hilarious show in which Brendan has received some of the best reviews of his career, we see Agnes Brown planning Granddad's funeral. The only problem is granddad is not dead. What could go wrong?
Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper, the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood - on Valentine's Day. Ruth Rendell's brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself.
A neo-noir fever dream and a 120 decibel suicide note. a gleeful howl from the armpits of hell, Bailey's words deliver a linguistic kaleidoscope of caustic cartoons, crackpot prophesies and demented erotica. a panorama of humanity in tatters, of a diseased society at war with itself, blown-out, bloated and tumbling towards a million nauseating climaxes. by turns gruesome and euphoric, snotty and psychotic. a giddy cocktail of impotent violence and frantic, frantic sex. an auto-destructive shaggy dog story, a nocturnal meditation crooned into the swollen abyss, and a radical No! to life. a dense, poetic blend of the hallucinogenic and the hardboiled, all set to a warped collision of haunting musics and ear-popping noise. a sumptuous, cinematic melting pot of psycho-acoustic trickery, futurist soundscaping and dark psychedelia.
For Layla, every day is a battleground. The pay gap, the thigh gap, over-sexed pop an photoshopped selfies - they're just part of the world she lives in. But Layla's world is about to change. While breaking out of her bedroom - and with drama, comedy, poetry and music as her weapons - Layla breaks down and makes sense of the realities, difficulties and absurdities of teenage life in the UK today. Collected from a bespoke national survey, the voices of a thousand UK teens are brought to life in Layla. Their ambitions, concerns, role-models and regrets are woven together by award-winning Sabrina Mahfouz and offer a hard-hitting yet hopeful story.
Looking Through Glass re-visits the fated radio recording studio and the big guns have been called in, in the form of the notorious Alison. Dangerous, anarchic and hilarious, this is anti-panto in the extreme.
A night out. Friends. Alcohol, a sh*t club, a strop - the usual. But tonight is different. Tonight will change things forever. When asked to respond to the infamous Bridgend suicides of 2007, Gary Owen wrote a play about his own experiences of being a teenager in a place which was described by Dylan Thomas as ?an Ugly-Lovely town'. Love Steals Us From Loneliness is about growing up, being a teenager, dealing with life decisions and how life can sometimes surprise and disappoint you.
This is a boy meets girl story. Son of a Polish taxidermist meets daughter of a failing ice cream salesman at a medical research facility in Merthyr Tydfil. First date in Tesco and things are going well. But it's difficult to fall in love when your parents need saving from themselves, their weird hobbies and the threat of a prison sentence. An offbeat love story about Mr. Tutti Frutti, a stuffed owl and the struggle to fit in
In a Welsh-Breton collaboration, Merch yr Eog (The Salmon's Daughter) considers one immigrant's feelings of responsibility and belonging. The play will be performed in Welsh and Breton, two closely related Celtic minority languages, and French, and will be translated by Theatr Genedlaethol Cyrmu's app Sibrwd (Welsh for "whisper"). The app enables the audience to follow the elements of the play that are in languages that they don't speak - the first time that the app will be translating from a language other than Welsh and so the first time also that Sibrwd will be used by the company's Welsh-speaking audiences. Merch yr Eog is Theatr Genedlaethol Cyrmu's first co-production on an international tour, with both French and Welsh actors and directors from Wales and Brittany. Mair is called home to a funeral, and feelings of guilt and responsibility are brought to the surface. She starts to question her values and the happiness she thought she had found in Brittany with her partner Loeiza. All of a sudden, she has never felt so far from rural Wales. But can a friendly neighbour, who brings a strange gift to her door, calm her troubled mind?
Based on a play by Owen Martell and Aziliz Bourges. Additional material by the company.
Martin Luther King retires to room 306 in the Lorraine Motel the night before his assassination. He has just delivered a speech to a Memphis church congregation during the sanitation workers' strike. When a mysterious young maid from the motel visits him, King is forced to confront his past and the future of his people.
Opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on 25 November 1952. The World's Longest Running Play! A group of people gathered together in a remote part of the countryside discover there is a murderer in their midst. The question is which one of them is the guilty party.
On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that's what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing.
The inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on bringing an ambitious 1920's murder mystery (Murder at Haversham Manor) to The Edinburgh Festival. Chris the arrogant head of the drama society has directed the piece and cast himself as the dynamic Inspector. Desperate wannabe actress Sandra and the genuinely doting Max struggle opposite each other as the romantic interest while hapless Dennis still can't pronounce 'facade'. An hour of hilarious disaster ensues; actors get knocked out, the play gets stuck on a loop and the set falls down before the final denouement. The production ends with an uproarious, totally improvised Q&A session with the cast, where the audience can put their own questions to the unfortunate troupe.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife... The ultimate romantic comedy, Jane Austen’s story of the five Bennet sisters and their relentless pursuit of suitable husbands is one of the best-loved novels ever written, constantly topping the polls of favourite books. When feisty Elizabeth Bennet first meets handsome bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited. When she later discovers that he has scuppered the relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, the family’s lives are turned upside down as Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and pokes gentle fun at the affectations and etiquette of provincial middle-class life.
Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart - from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time. The show includes all the massive hits from Rod's incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? through to big ballads such as Sailing, You're In My Heart, and Tonight's the Night as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin' The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.
In a world of globalization and greed, of zero-hour contracts and The Big Bang Theory, violence worms its way into every aspect of our lives. Following their debut show Nothing (premiered to sell-out audiences at CPT in November 2014), multi award-winning young company Barrel Organ present Some People Talk About Violence. Expect people, or just ideas, in mindless frustration, on the edge of some kind of revolt.
Inspired by personal stories collected over 2 years, we invite you to our public confessional to revel in the funny, awkward and poignant world of people's deepest secrets. If you too feel like unburdening yourself, there will be a "confession booth" in the foyer before and after the show. Invisible Ink thanks all the generous contributors who have shared with us so far. All names have been changed to protect the innocent... and not so innocent.
This is a Bristol Old Vic Ferment commission and a collaboration between Invisible Ink, Chapter Arts Centre, The University of South Wales, Theatr Iolo and is funded by the Arts Council of Wales.
Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Up against the unforgiving medical establishment and the all-powerful Church, he courageously refuses an out of court settlement, believing it is negligence that has condemned a young mother. Smelling a cover up, he instead takes the case and the entire legal system to court. A stunning courtroom thriller made famous by the five times Oscar-nominated Sidney Lumet film with Paul Newman and James Mason.
Fog and creepily haunted houses, supernatural happenings, sea mists and dark stormy nights, lonely funerals and creaking attic doors, all combine in this gripping adaptation of Susan Hill's tense and thrilling story to create a play that taps our primal fears. A grieving lawyer believes a curse has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of the woman in black. In an attempt to exorcise the spirit he engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his story. His plan begins innocently enough, but as the border between reality and fantasy blur, the horror starts and the flesh begins to creep..