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

Diary — Drama

Drama at the Ucheldre Centre includes plays performed by touring companies, workshops, one-person shows, and local community drama. These most often take place in the main hall, but there is also an outdoor amphitheatre beside the Centre.


Community Signdance Collective:
The Turtle Trials
Tuesday 17 October4-6pm

Signdance Collective

presents

The Turtle Trials

Come and join Signdance Collective at their  free, fun and interactive drop in workshops based on Dr Seuss’ Yertle The Turtle. There is more than meets the eye with this intelligent and fascinating animal - one of the oldest life forms on Earth.  In the workshops children from ages 4 to 11 can explore the story of Yertle The Turtle through sign language /theatre story telling, dance, music and scent! 

To book contact the Ucheldre box office on 01407 763361


2hrs
FREE
Community Signdance Collective:
The Turtle Trials
Wednesday 18 October4-6pm

Signdance Collective

presents

The Turtle Trials

Come and join Signdance Collective at their  free, fun and interactive drop in workshops based on Dr Seuss’ Yertle The Turtle. There is more than meets the eye with this intelligent and fascinating animal - one of the oldest life forms on Earth.  In the workshops children from ages 4 to 11 can explore the story of Yertle The Turtle through sign language /theatre story telling, dance, music and scent!

To book contact the Ucheldre box office on 01407 763361


2hrs
FREE
Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Monday 23 October7.15pm

ROH Ballet Live:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser…

 

Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage – to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.


2hrs 50 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Signdance Collective:
The Turtle Trials
Wednesday 25 October4-6pm

Signdance Collective

presents

The Turtle Trials

a Sharing

Come and join Signdance Collective at their sharing of the work developed in the workshops and rehearsals. Work based on Dr Seuss’ Yertle The Turtle. There is more than meets the eye with this intelligent and fascinating animal - one of the oldest life forms on Earth.  The workshops for children from ages 4 to 11 explored the story of Yertle The Turtle through sign language /theatre story telling, dance, music and scent!  To book contact the Ucheldre box office on 01407 763361.


2hrs
FREE
Community Open Mic Poetry Evening
Friday 27 October7.30pm

Open Mic Poetry Evening

An opportunity to read your own, or other people's work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Led by Karen Ankers and Trefor Stockwell.

Held in the Ucheldre's Café.


£3 to listen, £2 if you would like to read
Opera The World's Wife
Saturday 28 October7.30pm

The World's Wife

Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife poetry collection becomes a chamber opera by trailblazing  young composer Tom Green.

Scored for soprano, string quartet, and loop pedals, The World’s Wife is a musical adaptation of Duffy’s poems presenting actions and stories of famous men of history and myth from their spouses’ perspectives. The feminist approach to the literary collection is further strengthened in Green’s work, as his score includes musical quotes of music by female composers – better known or forgotten – ranging fom Clara Schumann to Barbara Strozzi. The musical staging of The World’s Wife thus features double revenge from the female point of view: not only do women re-tell world-renowned stories in their own words, but often overlooked musical works by women are here celebrated and become the perfect commentary to accompany the presented tales.

Cast & Creative Team: Composer Tom Green, Soprano Amanda Forbes, with the Mavron String Quartet, Director Ed Madden, Designer Grace Smart.

The World’s Wife is sung in English with surtitles in English

To see a trailer from YouTube click the link here


1hr 10 no interval
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 November

Ucheldre Arts Centre and Bangor University’s Confucius Institute present:

A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation

重庆市文化委员会主办,重庆演出公司承办

Join us for a two-day extravaganza of Chinese culture, presented by the internationally acclaimed Chongqing Performance Company. Headlined by a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance, activities will include Chinese craft demonstrations, tea ceremonies and an exhibition of Chinese art.

Wednesday 1 November

4 - 5pm Chinese craft demonstrations

5-7pm Food & refreshments available, booking required

7-8.30pm Performance of Chinese music and dance*

Thursday 2 November

10.30-11.30am Chinese craft demonstrations

*Tickets for performance only from Ucheldre Box Office (other events free of charge)

box-office@ucheldre.org / 01407 763361


                                 This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre


1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Chinese Craft Demonstrations
Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 November

Ucheldre Arts Centre and Bangor University’s Confucius Institute present:

A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation

重庆市文化委员会主办,重庆演出公司承办

As part of a two-day extravaganza of Chinese culture, presented by the internationally acclaimed Chongqing Performance Company. Activities will include Chinese craft demonstrations, tea ceremonies and an exhibition of Chinese art.

Wednesday 1 November

4 - 5pm Chinese craft demonstrations

Thursday 2 November

10.30-11.30am Chinese craft demonstrations


The exhibition will be displayed in the Aisles over the whole of the two day visit.


FREE
Community A Celebration of Chinese Music and Dance
Wednesday 1 November 7pm

Ucheldre Arts Centre and Bangor University’s Confucius Institute present:

A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation

重庆市文化委员会主办,重庆演出公司承办

As part of the two-day extravaganza of Chinese culture we have a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance.

Part 1-Traditional Song and Dance performances

 -- Interval --

 with a small tea ceremony and guzheng music in café area run by Confucius Institute staff

Part 2 -3 Chinese Folk Music performances

Part 3 -Sichuan Opera performance


This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre

1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Broadcast National Theatre Live:
Follies
Thursday 16 November7pm



National Theatre Live:

FOLLIES

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George



3hrs 10 incl intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
The Exterminating Angel
Saturday 18 November5.55pm


THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

(A New Production)

The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’ The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name.

The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Over a period of two nights encapsulated in three acts we are engaged by an ever more sinister and bizarre turn of events.

Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,”

Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.



2hrs 52
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Manifesto:
Live from Tate Modern
Sunday 19 November3.30pm

Manifesto

starring Cate Blanchett in 13 different roles

                                Ahead of the November 24th release of the feature film we have

Manifesto: Live from Tate Modern

The broadcast will combine a special preview screening with a private view of select pieces in the Tate Modern’s collection related to the film plus an introduction by Cate Blanchett and on-stage conversation with Director, Julian Rosenfeldt and a leading cultural critic.

The feature film is an homage to the 20th century’s most impassioned artistic statements and innovators, from Futurists and Dadaists to Pop Art, Fluxus, Lars von Trier and Jim Jarmusch. A high concept film that pokes fun at intellectual grandiosity  while indulging in it.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Open Mic Poetry Evening
Friday 24 November7.30pm

Open Mic Poetry Evening

An opportunity to read your own, or other people's work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Led by Karen Ankers and Trefor Stockwell.

Held in the Ucheldre's Café.


£3 to listen, £2 if you would like to read
Music The Devil's Violin:
Stolen (10+)
Saturday 25 November7.30pm

The Devil's Violin

bring us

STOLEN

Daniel Morden transports you to the Land of No Return, his storytelling served by the hypnotic string accompaniment of Sarah Moody and Oliver Wilson-Dickson.

The ensemble will take you on an epic journey, through a dreamlike land where you will encounter a king turned to stone, an old woman living in the claw of a giant cockerel and a glass man filled with wasps.

The essence of all cinema, theatre and literature is a gripping tale well told. By weaving traditional stories into an epic narrative The Devil’s Violin return us to that essence. STOLEN is a tale of lost loves, bravery, and above all else, hope. 

No guards met him at the palace.

He made his way through a great pair of gates.

Through chambers that echoed with his footsteps.

He came to a hall thick with fog - was that a statue?

No, not a statue but the King himself.

The King of this country, as still and grey

as the stone his throne was made from.


“You could hear a pin drop...like the air was all onstage with them. The music is divine.” Bristol Old Vic

For YouTube trailer please click here

1hr 25 incl Interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Community The Ucheldre Rep presents: DUETS Thursday 30 November7.30pm

DUETS  

by Peter Quilter

"DUETS" is an award winning comedy.   It deals with four separate stories and four sets of characters.

Jonathan (Peter Preston) and Wendy (Karen Ankers) are on a "Blind Date", hoping   to get it right this time, even though they never have before.  


Secretarial Skills" introduces us to Barrie (Mike Gould) who is not interested in woman, while Janet, his secretary, (Donna Jones) sees that as no reason to stop trying. 



In "The Holiday", we meet Shelley (Caroline Tattersall) and Bobby (Brian Davies) who have decided to holiday in Spain to finalise their divorce while drowning in cocktails.   


Finally in "Bride-to-Be", Angela (Sandra Fraser) is marrying for the third or  fourth time much to the dismay of her brother Toby (Andy Littlefield) and amidst a barrage of bad omens, not to mention a dress resembling a parachute.  

"Duets" highlights the chaotic world of love, relationships

and why the grass is never greener. 

£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadu, £3 youth/ieuenctid

Community The Ucheldre Rep presents: DUETS Friday 1 December7.30pm

DUETS  

by Peter Quilter

"DUETS" is an award winning comedy.   It deals with four separate stories and four sets of characters.

Jonathan (Peter Preston) and Wendy (Karen Ankers) are on a "Blind Date", hoping   to get it right this time, even though they never have before.  


Secretarial Skills" introduces us to Barrie (Mike Gould) who is not interested in woman, while Janet, his secretary, (Donna Jones) sees that as no reason to stop trying. 



In "The Holiday", we meet Shelley (Caroline Tattersall) and Bobby (Brian Davies) who have decided to holiday in Spain to finalise their divorce while drowning in cocktails.   


Finally in "Bride-to-Be", Angela (Sandra Fraser) is marrying for the third or  forth time much to the dismay of her brother Toby (Andy Littlefield) and amidst a barrage of bad omens, not to mention a dress resembling a parachute.  

"Duets" highlights the chaotic world of love, relationships

and why the grass is never greener. 

£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadu, £3 youth/ieuenctid

Community The Ucheldre Rep presents: DUETS Saturday 2 December7.30pm

DUETS  

by Peter Quilter

"DUETS" is an award winning comedy.   It deals with four separate stories and four sets of characters.

Jonathan (Peter Preston) and Wendy (Karen Ankers) are on a "Blind Date", hoping   to get it right this time, even though they never have before.  


Secretarial Skills" introduces us to Barrie (Mike Gould) who is not interested in woman, while Janet, his secretary, (Donna Jones) sees that as no reason to stop trying. 



In "The Holiday", we meet Shelley (Caroline Tattersall) and Bobby (Brian Davies) who have decided to holiday in Spain to finalise their divorce while drowning in cocktails.   


Finally in "Bride-to-Be", Angela (Sandra Fraser) is marrying for the third or  forth time much to the dismay of her brother Toby (Andy Littlefield) and amidst a barrage of bad omens, not to mention a dress resembling a parachute.  

"Duets" highlights the chaotic world of love, relationships

and why the grass is never greener. 

£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadu, £3 youth/ieuenctid

Broadcast NT Live:
Young Marx
Friday 8 December7pm

National Theatre Live

YOUNG MARX

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.


3hrs 40 incl interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture