A great new piece by Stuart Fortey. A Ballroom Dancing Teacher is trapped in Berlin during the First World War and just has to keep dancing. On tour in May 2019. Eins, zwei, drei...Let The Dance Begin!

The Kaiser And I

We’re delighted to announce that we are touring our new production, The Kaiser And I, all over Wales in April and May 2019.

Originally a radio script by Stuart Fortey (who wrote our other great World War One piece, ‘On Scarborough Front’) ‘The Kaiser and I’ is a two-hander centred on the platonic relationship between a ballroom dance teacher and her Prussian Army Officer pupil in Berlin in the run-up to and during the First World War.

Berlin 1914

Europe stands on the brink of war.
In the Kaiser’s palace his English dance instructor puts her pupil through his paces.
On the western front his generals await their orders. Let the dancing begin….

A tender comic account of an unusual friendship across the divide.

View the trailer here….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqq8Gq-AC78

The piece will be directed by Joe Harmston, and will feature Sonia Beck and David Lyndon, with original music composed by Andrew Griffiths.

This will be a co-production with Pontardawe Arts Centre and is staged with the help of Ty Cerdd and NightOut.

The Touring Schedule

Thursday May 2nd, 2.00pm, Pontardawe Arts Centre

Thursday May 2nd, 7.30pm, Pontardawe Arts Centre (double bill with On Scarborough Front)

Friday May 3nd, 7.45pm, Aberystwyth Arts Centre (double bill with On Scarborough Front)

Saturday May 4th, 7.30pm, Tumble Hall (double bill with On Scarborough Front)

Sunday May 5th, 7.30pm, Rhosygilwen Mansions (double bill with On Scarborough Front)

Tuesday May 7th, 7.30pm, Torch Theatre, Milford Haven (double bill with On Scarborough Front)

Wednesday May 8th, 7.30pm, Neaudd Dwyfor, Pwllheli (double bill with On Scarborough Front)

Thursday May 9th, 7.30pm, Blackwood Miners’ Institute (double bill with On Scarborough Front)

Saturday May 11th, 7.30pm, Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth (double bill with On Scarborough Front)

Sunday May 12th, 7.30pm, Canolfan Ucheldre, Holyhead (double bill with On Scarborough Front)

Wednesday May 15th, 7.30pm, The Stage Door, Grand Pavilion Porthcawl (double bill with On Scarborough Front)

Thursday May 16th, 7.30pm, The Congress Theatre, Cwmbran (double bill with On Scarborough Front)

Friday May 17th, 7.45pm, The Hafren, Newtown

Saturday May 18th, 7.30pm, The Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea

Wednesday May 22nd, 7.30pm, Stepney Studio, Theatr y Ffwrnes

Thursday May 23rd, 7.30pm, The Welfare, Ystradgynlais

Saturday May 25th, Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh