Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

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Weekly Classes and Groups at Ucheldre this Autumn


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website

for dates and times please call the box-office on 01407 763361

or email box-office@ucheldre.org


Drama PropsAnvil Weekly

PropsAnvil

Artistic Director and Props Principal Anne Jones

Props Theatre School and Anvil Productions

Currently producing up to five shows a year, and holding weekly classes, examinations and rehearsals at the Ucheldre

Props Theatre School

The education and training unit of PropsAnvil is for children and adults.  

Anvil Productions

As a leading theatre company Anvil nurtures fresh young talent introducing them to experienced professionals. Together they rediscover the classics and more to produce quality theatre of all kinds for audiences across the country.

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for futher information.
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet: Mayerling (Macmillan)
Monday 15 October7.15pm


The Royal Ballet

Mayerling

Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan

Composer Franz Liszt

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf.

From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide.

The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet's many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.

This broadcast from the Royal Opera House is classified (12A)

3hrs 15incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Funny Girl
Wednesday 24 October7pm

Funny Girl

   Sheridan Smith gives the performance of a lifetime in this brilliant production of Funny Girl.

With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, the Broadway smash which skyrocketed Barbra Streisand to stardom, was revived with Sheridan Smith playing Fanny Brice, who rose from the Lower East Side of New York to become one of Broadway's biggest stars under producer Florenz Ziegfield.  While she was cheered onstage as a great comedienne, offstage she faced a doomed relationship with the man she loved.  With a score featuring now-classic songs such as "People", "You Are Woman, I Am Man" and "Don't Rain on My Parade", this new production directed by  Michael Mayer was a must-see theatrical event.

‘Michael Mayer’s vivacious production has wit, charm and energy, sparkly choreography, and a strong, ebullient cast.’ Financial Times

'Sheridan Smith is one of British Theatre’s truly golden performers – a versatile star who thrills with her ability to be simultaneously touching and hilarious. Here she’s on glorious form.' Evening Standard

 ‘An unforgettable star turn… Smith is hilarious, glorious, touching. With a performance that is all-singing, all dancing, all-joking and, somehow, all-soul too.’ The Times


2hrs 20
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Funny Girl (Encore)
Sunday 28 October2pm


Funny Girl

   Sheridan Smith gives the performance of a lifetime in this brilliant production of Funny Girl.

With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, the Broadway smash which skyrocketed Barbra Streisand to stardom, was revived with Sheridan Smith playing Fanny Brice, who rose from the Lower East Side of New York to become one of Broadway's biggest stars under producer Florenz Ziegfield.  While she was cheered onstage as a great comedienne, offstage she faced a doomed relationship with the man she loved.  With a score featuring now-classic songs such as "People", "You Are Woman, I Am Man" and "Don't Rain on My Parade", this new production directed by  Michael Mayer was a must-see theatrical event.

‘Michael Mayer’s vivacious production has wit, charm and energy, sparkly choreography, and a strong, ebullient cast.’ Financial Times

'Sheridan Smith is one of British Theatre’s truly golden performers – a versatile star who thrills with her ability to be simultaneously touching and hilarious. Here she’s on glorious form.' Evening Standard

 ‘An unforgettable star turn… Smith is hilarious, glorious, touching. With a performance that is all-singing, all dancing, all-joking and, somehow, all-soul too.’ The Times


2hrs 20
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:

La Bayadère (Makarova)

Tuesday 13 November7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

La Bayadère

Choreography Natialia Makarova after Marius Petipa

Composer Ludvig Minkus

In Makarova's beautiful re-working of this 19th Century classical ballet we are drawn into the exotic world of Indian legend.

The tale tells the story of a beautiful temple dancer and a prince who loves her but marries another.

The famous, 'white act'', The Kindom of the Shades, is brought to life in shimmering moonlight. A corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince's lost love haunt his mind.  With this etherial act alongside a world of temple dancers and noble warriors, expect to be transported to another world.

The melody and moods of Minkus' music perfectly matches the precision of the choreography and of the storytelling.

This broadcast from the Royal Opera House is classified (12A)

3hrs 5incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Community Festival of the Dead
Dygwl y Meirw
Saturday 17 November11am & 2pm

Festival of the Dead - Dygwl y Meirw

by/gan Angela Roberts

A winter’s tale from puppet company ‘Black Star and Monkey'.

A celebration of our ancestors and Celtic Festival of the Dead traditions – told with the help of Welsh ‘bwci-bo’ characters.

Dathliad o chwedlau yr hen Geltiaid, gyda chymorth cymeriadau ‘bwci-bo’ Cymreig.

Come in Halloween costume!  4-12yrs and families. Welsh with English notes.

Dewch I’r sioe mewn gwisg Calangaeaf! Addas I blant 4-12 a’u teuluoedd. Nodiadau ar Gael I Ysgolion. £6, 

Two shows for families!

First show begins 11am followed by a half hour workshop 11.45 - 12.30

Second show begins 2pm followed by a half hour workshop 2.45pm - 3.15pm


£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:
The Nutcracker
Monday 3 December7.15pm



The Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker

Choreographer Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Composer Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.

Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.
2hrs 30incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Pantomime Pinnochio Saturday 22 December2pm & 5pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Sunday 23 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Thursday 27 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Friday 28 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Saturday 29 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Sunday 30 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.

£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Wednesday 2 January3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.

£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Thursday 3 January3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.

£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Friday 4 January3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast André Rieu
Saturday 5 January7pm

André Rieu

2019 New Year's Concert from Sydney

                     André Rieu, returns with a major new production this New Years 2019!

The King Of Waltz André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Years concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full production from leading Event Cinema distributor Piece Of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s stunning Town Hall.

Join the maestro, André Rieu, for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, the platin tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year!

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

The evening will be hosted by ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who continue to enjoy Andre’s annual Maastricht concert each July.  


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast André Rieu
Sunday 6 January3pm

André Rieu

2019 New Year's Concert from Sydney

                     André Rieu, returns with a major new production this New Years 2019!

The King Of Waltz André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Years concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full production from leading Event Cinema distributor Piece Of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s stunning Town Hall.

Join the maestro, André Rieu, for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, the platin tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year!

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

The evening will be hosted by ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who continue to enjoy Andre’s annual Maastricht concert each July.  


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:
Don Quixote
Tuesday 19 February7.15pm



The Royal Ballet

Don Quixote

Choreographer Carlos Acosta after Petipa

Composer Ludwig Minkus

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.


2hrs 45 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet
Thursday 16 May7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

Within the Golden Hour

A New Work from Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Flight Pattern

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers.

Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.

Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration.

Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.
3hrs 15incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:
Romeo and Juliet
Tuesday 11 June7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

Composer Sergei Prokofiev

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end.

Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.
3hrs 15 incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant


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