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

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 RSC Live: Troilus& Cressida
Wednesday 14 November7pm



RSC Live

Troilus & Cressida (12A)

William Shakespeare

In Shakespeare's poetic and tragic telling of the Trojan war, virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

 "Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion"

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.


3hrs 30
£10, £8 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 NT Live:
The Madness of George III (12A)
Tuesday 20 November7pm


National Theatre Live

The Madness of George  III

by Alan Bennett

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.


2hrs 40
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Community Mary Parry MBE
and her Musical Players
Saturday 24 November7.15pm

Mary Parry MBE and her Musical Players

Proudly Present

A Tribute to "MAMA"

(Charles Hughes)

An All Star Variey Show with Music Song and Dance

Produced and Directed by  Mary Parry

Musical Director Huw Peters


£8, £7 OAPs
Drama Entertaining Angels
Thursday 29 November7.30pm

The Ucheldre Rep

Present

Entertaining Angels

by Richard Everett

The Ucheldre Rep, ends it's 2018 season of productions at the Ucheldre Centre with

"Entertaining Angels" by Richard Everett.

Sandra Fraser takes on the role of Grace, who as a clergy wife has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour.   Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying her new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases.   But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations, force Grace to confront the truth of her marriage.  

With sharp-edged comedy and probing wit, this play asks whether God can be trusted to do anything right at all.   'Or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial and error?'  

Directed by Tom Wallwork.   

Evenings from 29th November - 1st December at 7.30pm. 

With permission from Samuel French


£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama Entertaining Angels
Friday 30 November7.30pm

The Ucheldre Rep

Present

Entertaining Angels

by Richard Everett

The Ucheldre Rep, ends it's 2018 season of productions at the Ucheldre Centre with

"Entertaining Angels" by Richard Everett.

Sandra Fraser takes on the role of Grace, who as a clergy wife has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour.   Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying her new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases.   But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations, force Grace to confront the truth of her marriage.  

With sharp-edged comedy and probing wit, this play asks whether God can be trusted to do anything right at all.   'Or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial and error?'  

Directed by Tom Wallwork.   

Evenings from 29th November - 1st December at 7.30pm. 

With permission from Samuel French


£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama Entertaining Angels
Saturday 1 December7.30pm

The Ucheldre Rep

Present

Entertaining Angels

by Richard Everett

The Ucheldre Rep, ends it's 2018 season of productions at the Ucheldre Centre with

"Entertaining Angels" by Richard Everett.

Sandra Fraser takes on the role of Grace, who as a clergy wife has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour.   Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying her new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases.   But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations, force Grace to confront the truth of her marriage.  

With sharp-edged comedy and probing wit, this play asks whether God can be trusted to do anything right at all.   'Or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial and error?'  

Directed by Tom Wallwork.    

With permission from Samuel French


£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live:
Antony & Cleopatra
Thursday 6 December7pm


National Theatre Live

Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

 Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast CBeebies
Christmas Show
Saturday 15 December2pm

CBeebies Christmas Show

Thumbelina!

This winter, join in the fun and enjoy your favourite Christmas show in the cinema for the first time ever!

The much anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience.  The makers of Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and Snow Queen will delight audiences this year with the classic tale of Thumbelina.

This CBeebies Christmas Show recreates on the big screen the live Thumbelina performance and includes an exclusive, additional show made for cinema audiences only starring the much-loved Justin Fletcher (Something Special) in "Justin’s Countdown to Christmas". This holiday season, laugh and sing along with your favourite CBeebies Stars and be part of a fabulous interactive show for all the family.


1hr 10
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast CBeebies
Christmas Show
Sunday 16 December3.30pm

CBeebies Christmas Show

Thumbelina!

This winter, join in the fun and enjoy your favourite Christmas show in the cinema for the first time ever!

The much anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience.  The makers of Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and Snow Queen will delight audiences this year with the classic tale of Thumbelina.

This CBeebies Christmas Show recreates on the big screen the live Thumbelina performance and includes an exclusive, additional show made for cinema audiences only starring the much-loved Justin Fletcher (Something Special) in "Justin’s Countdown to Christmas". This holiday season, laugh and sing along with your favourite CBeebies Stars and be part of a fabulous interactive show for all the family.


1hr 10
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinocchio Saturday 22 December2pm & 5pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                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 Pinocchio Sunday 23 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                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 Pinocchio Thursday 27 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                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 Pinocchio Friday 28 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                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 Pinocchio Saturday 29 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                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 Pinocchio Sunday 30 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                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 Pinocchio Wednesday 2 January3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                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 Pinocchio Thursday 3 January3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                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 Pinocchio Friday 4 January3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                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 NT Live:
I'm Not Running (12A)
Thursday 31 January7pm

National Theatre Live

I'm Not Running

by David Hare

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live: As You Like It
Wednesday 17 April7pm

RSC Live

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

                               Come into the forest: dare to change your state of mind.
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head.  With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy.

Broadcast RSC Live:
The Taming of the Shrew
Wednesday 5 June7pm

RSC Live:

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) returns Shakespeare's fierce, energitic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of heirarchy and power.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live:
Measure for Measure
Wednesday 31 July7pm

RSC Live:

Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare

"To whom should I complain?"

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.

Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture