Here is a list of all our productions at Theatr Iolo (past and present). As this is a new website, we will be adding to our archive over the next year.
Can a Guardian reader really be prejudiced?
Written and performed by Nick Wood. Directed by Andrew Breakwell.
A new theatre nottingham production.
It’s October 2012. Gunmen stop a bus in Pakistan and shoot three girls.
For wanting to go to school.
How can the writer respond?
Knowing nothing about the situation, able to offer little more than outrage he’s forced to come out from behind his desk and go into the community searching for answers to help him tell the story of a brave young woman’s fight for girls’ education. When his research uncovers attitudes at odds with his liberal convictions he also has to deal with what he learns about himself.
The 'Girl with a Book' initiative
“The terrorists showed what frightens them most: a girl with a book.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yusufzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl injured in an assassination attempt on her way home from school in October.
Use the hashtag #girlwithabook.
Photos have been pouring in from places like Australia, Japan, Sweden, Hungary, Brazil, Pakistan, Egypt, Cameroon, Malawi, United Kingdom, Canada, Scotland and Italy. Upload your picture and demonstrate your support for education for girls like Malala.
Playful, mischievous and deliciously scary fairy tales for all the family.
In the dead of night, the moon is hiding behind a cloud, and deep in the dark, dark forest two children are lost, scared and hungry…
How are we ever going to get out of this enormous forest?
A young girl, exhausted with work and deprived of a bed, lies down in the dirty ashes. Her stepsisters, with hearts as ugly as thorns, snigger at her.
Shake your leaves and branches, little tree,
Shower gold and silver down on me.
We are delighted to announce the return of our award-winning and much-loved production (Winner: Best Play for Children and Young People in the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2013; Nominated: Best Play for Children in the OffWestEnd.com Awards 2014) especially for the Commonwealth Games.
A sparkling and biting comedy with an outrageous look at family life by the acclaimed playwright Gary Owen.
There’s a family - Mum, Dad, two children and Cadi the cat. Dad says he doesn’t want any fuss at all made for his birthday. So Mum takes him at his word: she and the kids don’t do ANYTHING for Dad’s birthday.
But, Dad is furious about no one doing anything for his birthday. And when Dad’s frustrations combine with the Cat’s mischievous power, chaos comes to a family gathering.
Theatr Iolo is delighted to present this brand new show for families and schools in the Welsh Language
Help for Welsh learners: http://www.chapter.org/pen-blwydd-poenus-pete
An enchanting, intimate performance for babies/toddlers aged 6 - 18 months (and their grown-ups).
A perfect introduction to live theatre – full of captivating images and intriguing sounds – followed by an opportunity for the children to play too!
He’s waiting. Waiting for something to arrive.
Ding, dong, doorbell. “Package for you.”
A parcel. Unwrap it … “What’s inside?”
And there’s paper to play with – scrunch, crunch, tear, rip, rustle.
Hiding … “Peekaboo!”
And then, one day, out of the blue, a wonderful surprise - the most special delivery of all …
For our answers to some frequently asked questions about taking your baby into the show, please click here.
Created with the support of the Small Size Network
Luna is bored up in the sky by herself with nobody to play with. Although she is surrounded by stars, they never quite understand her - it's certainly lonely being the only moon.
One night, as she's racing amongst the stars, she spots a young boy hiding from shadows which move like monsters on his bedroom walls. Luna decides to slide down from the sky to make friends with the boy. Together they go on an adventure of light and dark to help him overcome his fears of the nighttime.
Devised and directed by Sarah Argent from an original story by Miranda Thain
Designed by Bek Palmer
Composed by Greg Hall
Lighting Design by Jane Lalljee
Movement Director - Jem Treays
Illustration by Caroline Thaw