Past productions

Past productions

The Face Behind The Mask – Erasmus Project

In 2021, we began work on one of the final projects to involve UK theatre companies. The Face Behind The Mask was a cross-medium multi-national project involving Burry Port Primary, with schools and theatre companies in Spain and Italy.

A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play

It is Christmas Eve 1946. The actors of New York's WBFR Playhouse of the Air gather for a live broadcast of the perennial festive classic, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol...

Miracle On 34th Street – A Live Radio Play

Playhouse Of The Air returns this year with a live radio play version of the Oscar-winning Classic film. The Holiday Season Parade takes over the streets of New York every year, but this year there will be an extra special guest..... Lighthouse Theatre's Playhouse of the Air will delight the young and old alike with this tale of festive feeling...

It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play

We are pleased to announce that we are now touring this new production of the classic festive film all over Wales. Adapted for the stage by Joe Landry, it presents the film as a live radio broadcast in a 1940s New York radio station. Produced in association with the Pontardawe Arts Centre, Arts Council Wales and Tŷ Cerdd.

The Kaiser And I

Europe on the brink of war. An English ballroom dance instructor is trapped in Berlin. The Kaiser is waiting to dance...

Dickens & Dylan

Classic Christmas Stories with a twist from the master of festive fare...

Hard Times

'What I want is Facts!' Roll Up Roll Up! In a co-production with Pontardawe Arts Centre, supported by Arts Council Wales and Ty Cerdd, we presented Stephen Jeffreys' adaptation of Charles Dickens' timeless thriller about love, learning and circus skills, Hard Times. Touring Wales through the winter of 2017.

Bells of Santiago

In conjunction with Swansea Arts and Education, The Swansea Festival and The Welfare in Ystradgynlais, we developed a new theatre piece aimed at Key Stage Two pupils charting the history of the famous Bells of Santiago - brought to Swansea after tragedy in 1863 and returned after tragedy in 2011. This was a piece in our continued relationship with Swansea's Theatre-In-Education Programme. As well as a public performance in The Welfare, we visited Pontlliw, The Hafod, Christchurch, Pontybrenin and Sketty Primary Schools. We hope to stage it again in the near future

Shirley Valentine

In November and December of 2016, we toured Willy Russell's classic one woman comedy, Shirley Valentine, to venues all over Wales.

Life Cycle of The Bay

On the 5th January 1960, the Swansea and Mumbles Railway ran for the final time. The oldest passenger railway in the world was no more. Tram Driver Frank Duncan has worked for the train all of his life, man and boy. He can't stand the thought of the train disappearing into history, so he takes the final passengers on a journey that they will never forget....

Brief Encounters

With a cast of just three, and a live pianist, the evening is formed of two of Coward's shorter plays, one unknown, one immortalised in a masterpiece of 1940's cinema.

Tankers, Tugs and Banana Boats

A new promenade performance walking tour arounds pubs and places based on the writings of Dylan Thomas. A funny and fond recollection of one of Swansea's most famous sons and his affection the public house and all of its characters...

Aberystwyth Mon Amour

Starting on Good Friday April the 10th, 2020, we will be serialising our 2016 play version of Malcolm Pryce's classic Kingdom of Welsh Noir masterpiece on Sound Cloud. Just go to and enter Lighthouse Theatre in the search key. A new instalment will be uploaded to the SoundCloud site every Friday following. This will culminate in a live broadcast of the final few scenes of the play where you will be able to watch the original cast reading the play live! The live broadcast will be on Thursday May 28th 2020 at 6.00pm - Patagonia Day....Details on how to access the live broadcast to come...just email us on for more details.

On Scarborough Front

In conjunction with the City and County of Swansea's Education Advisory Service, Ty Cerdd and Arts Council Wales, we are presenting Stuart Fortey's funny and poignant tale about Wilfred Owen's last few days in Britain before being sent back to the front in 1917. On tour throughout Wales in May 2019.

Goat Street Runners

In 2011, we created a piece to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Three Nights' Blitz of Swansea. With the help of Arts Council Wales, this went on to tour Wales and was Lighthouse's first original touring production.

The Chimes

The Chimes is the second in Dickens's series of Christmas books, with as powerful a punch now as it had at the time. We toured this in the run-up to Christmas 2014, but have plans to bring it back in 2016.

Joe Bach

A walking tour of Ystradgynlais built around the town of the 1950s when it was home to the Polish immigrant artist, Josef Herman.

She Stoops to Conquer – South America 2013

Following our visit in 2011 with Brief Encounters, Actors to Uruguay asked us to return with an adaptation of She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith in April of 2013. The adaptation was by Jonathan Lamb, the piece was directed by Derek Cobley, and featured Llinos Daniel and Robert Rowe. It toured to Montevideo, Santiago and Buenos Aires to great critical acclaim. The show was produced with the support of Wales Arts International.