THEATR CLWYD ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME OF OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES
WITH ALL TICKETS AT JUST £5
Following five months of Covid-19 related lockdown, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey and Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford today announce the first performances back at Theatr Clwyd, with a programmeof outdoor concerts and theatre shows. The series of performances will take place on top of the hill beside the theatre from 27 August to 27 September, with limited capacity audiences and social distancing in line with Welsh Government guidance. Tickets for all events are just £5.
Tamara Harvey, today said, “All that we want – all that we’ve been fighting for and working for day after day through all of this – is to bring people back up our hill for moments of hope and laughter, and to share in a collective joy. This outdoor season means more to us than is possible to express in words; and brings us one step closer to the day when we can throw open our doors and tell stories together again.”
The programme includes a preview of Tim Price’s brand-new comedy English; a collection of Welsh musical theatre stars performing Welsh of the West End: Live; the family show Three; and an evening of spoken word and soul music entitled Orpheus – performed by Alex Wright and Phil Grainger. There will also be live concerts from Tayo Aluko, Kidsmoke, Aleighcia Scott, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Tip Top’s Musical Magic,and Mared Williams.
Throughout this period of closure, Theatr Clwyd has continued to support their audiences and local community – encouraging and facilitating creativity amongst young and old and those most isolated through the major creative programme Theatr Clwyd Together, hosting blood donation sessions for the Welsh Blood Service, distributing food packages to vulnerable families, creating digital dance workshops for those with Parkinson’s, and for the last four weeks, becoming a creative hub for the young people most in need during these times.
For tickets and further information, please visit www.theatrclwyd.com
FULL SUMMER PROGRAMME:
- Musical theatre star Mared Williams performs her original music, a fusion of folk, soul, and pop – 27 August, 7pm
- Tayo Alukoshowcases his baritone voice in An Evening with Tayo Aluko – 28 August, 7pm.
- Vikki Stone and Natasha Barnes move through a history of women being hilarious in musicals; from Sondheim to Streisand, in Funny Gals – 29 August, 7pm
- Orpheus tells a tale of ancient gods and late-night karaoke through spoken word and soaring soul music – 4-5 September
- A preview of Welsh playwright Tim Price’s brand new comedy English – 6 September, 6pm.
- Welsh trio The Goat Roper Rodeo Band perform their cosmic ‘Country Blues’ – 18 September, 7pm
- Steffan Hughes presents an evening of performances by Welsh musical theatre stars in Welsh of the West End: Live – 19 September, 7pm
- Three weaves together fairy tales in a spellbinding musical play for children aged 3+ and their families – 20 September, 11am and 2pm
- Singer-songwriter Aleighcia Scott blends soul, R&B and gospel into her reggae music – 25 September, 7pm
- Kidsmoke perform their brad of dreamy indie-pop – 26 September, 7pm
- The Tip Topsingers present a celebratory night of musical theatre with Tip Top’s Musical Magic – 27 September, 7pm
ABOUT THEATR CLWYD
The award-winning Theatr Clwyd is Wales’ biggest producing theatre. Since 1976 Theatr Clwyd has created exceptional theatre from its home in Flintshire, North Wales. Driven by the vision and dynamism of award-winning Artistic Director Tamara Harvey and Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford, Theatr Clwyd pushes theatrical boundaries creating world-class productions.
Theatr Clwyd’s recent partnership with the National Theatre led to the creation of Home, I’m Darling which won Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards and was nominated in five categories including Best Set Design and Best Costume Design. Other projects of note include the UK Theatre Award-winning musical The Assassination of Katie Hopkins, the site specific, immersive Great Gatsby and the Menier Chocolate Factory co-production of Orpheus Descending.
Theatr Clwyd is one of only four theatres in the UK to build sets and props, make costumes and paint scenery in-house. Their impressive team of workshop, wardrobe and scenic artists, props makers and technicians ensure the skills vital to a vibrant theatre industry are nurtured right in the heart of Wales, developing the theatre makers of the future. In addition to this, Theatr Clwyd hosts an artist development programme, trainee technicians’ scheme and an eighteen month traineeship for directors, to develop the Artistic Directors of the future.
Theatr Clwyd works in the community across all art forms and is recognised as a cultural leader for its cross generational theatre groups, work in youth justice and diverse programme of arts, health and wellbeing. Award-winning Community Engagement projects include Arts from the Armchair, in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, which uses theatrical making skills to help people with early onset memory loss and their carers, and Justice In A Day, working in schools and the law courts to help at risk children to realise the consequences of crime.
Theatr Clwyd has completed the public consultation period for a major Capital Redevelopment Project which will reimagine the theatre’s public spaces and create a greener, more efficient and sustainable building where world-class art can thrive and social action is rooted for generations to come.
During the Covid-19 pandemic the theatre has been active in helping its community, from hosting blood donation sessions and distributing food to vulnerable families to creating digital dance workshops for those with Parkinsons and sharing creative packages and activities with those most isolated.