THEATR CLWYD ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON FOR SPRING 2020
Highlights of the season include two world premières, The Habit of Art with Matthew Kelly, John Cleese’s new farce Bang Bang!, Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner and the smash-hit musical Six.
With the world première of Emily White’s Pavilion about to open at The Riverside in Newport, and the company’s large-scale promenade show Mold Riots about to take to the streets, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd Tamara Harvey and Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford today announce Theatr Clwyd’s new season, which centres on two world premières by Seiriol Davies and Alan Harris.
The season opens with Milky Peaks – a fiercely hilarious new musical written and composed by Seiriol Davies (How To Win Against History), which opens at Theatr Clwyd on 30 March before embarking on a tour across Wales. Nestled in the heart of Snowdonia, the small town of Milky Peaks is nominated for ‘Britain’s Best Town’. The award brings with it a dark right-wing agenda, threatening the heart and soul of the town. Can the community club together to save the identity of their beloved Milky Peaks? Milky Peaks reunites Seiriol Davies with collaborators Matthew Blake, Alex Swift, Dylan Townley and Áine Flanagan Productions.
Milky Peaks is followed in the season by a brand-new comedy from award-winning Welsh playwright Alan Harris, For The Grace of You Go I, which opens on 30 April, and runs until 9 May. Jimmy's writing messages. In pepperoni. On top of pizzas. Adding meats to ‘handmade’ artisan pizzas, Jim’s life is going nowhere. But after watching the ﬁlm I Hired A Contract Killer, he’s found a solution – he puts out a hit on himself. For The Grace of You Go I is a darkly funny, quick witted, fast moving new comedy directed by James Grieve who previously directed The Assassination of Katie Hopkins at Theatr Clwyd.
Tamara Harvey said today, “We’re properly proud of the extraordinary talent here in Wales, and delighted to share their unique voices with audiences across the nation. Following Emily White’s brilliant debut with Pavilion and the forthcoming Mold Riots by Bethan Marlow we stage Seiriol Davies’ new musical Milky Peaks - lyrically nimble and musically exhilharating, his songs and stories are rich, nuanced and intensely funny. We then welcome Alan Harris, one of the best comedic playwrights of his generation, with his new play For The Grace Of You Go I, exploring humanity in its most personal and intimate moments while still finding light, and laughter, in darkness.”
Highlights of the visiting season include the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, Kate Wasserberg’s production of Richard Cameron’s The Glee Club, John Cleese’s hilarious adaptation of the classic comedy Bang Bang!, a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Dial M For Murder with Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly) The Croft with Gwen Taylor, Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Absurd Person Singular and Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art with Matthew Kelly; as well as dance from Rambert and National Dance Company Wales, and the international phenomenon SIX. Family highlights include Oi Frog & Friends and Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday. Musical highlights include Welsh band 9Bach, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and saxophonist Jess Gillam and finally there’s a great comedy line up with Stephen Bailey, Brennan Reece, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Tudur Owen confirmed for Clwb Comedi.
Tickets for the new season go on priority sale to members on Mon 21 October with general booking opening on Mon 4 November. Tickets are available from Theatre Clwyd Box Office on 01352 344101 or at www.theatrclwyd.com.