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 NT Live: King Lear (12A)
Thursday 27 September7pm


National Theatre Live

King Lear

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)
3hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Please note that King Lear will contain strobe lighting
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 NT Live: Allejujah!
Thursday 1 November7pm


National Theatre Live

Allelujah!

by Alan Bennet

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. 

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent
1hr 35
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
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.


3hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
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.  


£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.  


£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.   

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


£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
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 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

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