Past productions

Past productions

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 are presenting Stephen Jeffreys' adaptation of Charles Dickens' timeless thriller about love, learning and circus skills, Hard Times. Touring Wales through the winter of 2017.

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...

Reminiscences of Childhood

Following its award-winning debut at the Edinburgh Festival, Adrian has performed this one-man show all over the world to considerable critical acclaim.

Aberystwyth Mon Amour

'Friends? I can't afford friends in this town - you lose too many working days going to the funerals' Aberystwyth in the old days, was no Babylon . That was where it all happened: the bars, dives, the gambling dens, the 24-hour whelk stall, and Sospan's ice-cream kiosk.- It was Louie Knight's job to keep the streets clean; well, as clean as possible anyway...

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 in schools and village halls, 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. Next Performance: March 10th, 7.45pm Grand Theatre Arts Wing For tickets visit www.swanseagrand.co.uk or call 01792 475715

Goat Street Runners

In February of 2011, with the help of the Arts Council of Wales, we presented a completely new show with period music based on the Three Nights Blitz of Swansea, to coincide with its 75th anniversary. Written by Adrian Metcalfe, and directed by Maxine Evans, it followed extensive verbatim research and interviews with survivors. It told the story of Betty, a young Air Raid Personnel Warden facing the dangers of the bombs, the perils of love and the destruction of her home town and of the street that never returned, Goat Street.

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.