Production Archive

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. 

Running dates: 20th Feb - 21st Feb

A deliciously funny and bittersweet clown show with a difference.

Some might say that Rosa has everything a girl could dream of.

She has the sweetest dress, the loveliest hair, lots of pink toys and as much candy as she could wish for, so why is she still sad? Rosa often wonders if there is something wrong with her… She has no friends to play with and her parents are always away.

So, to pass the time, Rosa creates her own dream world filled with dragons and frogs and parents who understand and have time to be with her.

Katja Brita Lindeberg was born and raised in Trondheim in Norway. She works as a stage artist and actress and specialises in clowning. If Only Rosa Could Do Magic has played to over 20,000 children across Europe and was one of the highlights of the 2014 Imaginate Festival of performing arts for children and young people.

Clowning workshops for kids following performances on Friday 20th at 11.30am and Saturday 21st performance at 3pm length approx. 50mins (places limited so early booking advisable)

Watch the trailer here:http://vimeo.com/35942382

There's also a clowning for kids workshop after the 11.30am show on Friday 20th and the 3pm show on Saturday 21st. Length approx. 50mins (places limited so early booking advisable)

 

 

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Running dates: 9 Dec - 4 Jan

 

There's snow on the ground and lights in the tree, then scrunch, scrunch, scrunch... footsteps on the path - who can it be?

Ding, dong. Doorbell rings and there's a present for baby, not to be opened until Christmas Day. The paper's exciting - scrunch it, rumple it, crumple it... what can it be?!

An engaging and sensory show for babies aged 6 - 18 months (and their grown-ups) this Christmas.

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Running dates: 29th Jul - 7th Aug
 
Theatr Iolo is delighted to be arriving at the Sydney Opera House with their thrilling production created for the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival.
 
Samuel Bennet leaves his home in South Wales to pursue a career in London. Setting out with an attitude of reckless, nihilistic purpose, he encounters a nightmarish city. A room full of furniture, an assortment of bizarre characters and an embarrassing first sexual experience in a cold bath. 
Join Samuel as he meandersthrough this dreamlike world, all with a beer bottle stuck on his little finger.
 
Dylan Thomas’s gloriously surreal coming-of-age and unfinished novel has been given new life by acclaimed writer, Lucy Gough (Hollyoaks, Wuthering Heights,Creative Wales Award winner) in a special production that was created for the Thomas centenary and is travelling to Austraila with the support of Wales Arts International. 
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Running dates: 20th March 2014

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.

This production will appear for one night only in Chapter and has very limited capacity so be sure to book early. All profits from this performance will be donated to the Malala Fund to support its campaign for girls’ education. For more information on the fund or to make your own donation, visit www.malalafund.org

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.

You can be part of the Girl with a Book' initiative by taking a picture of a girl with a book and uploading it to Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

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.

http://girlwithabookmovement.wordpress.com

 

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Running dates: July 2014

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. 

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Running dates: June - August 2014

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

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Running dates: 30th July - 9th Aug

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

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Running dates: September 2013 - 18 May 2014

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
 

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