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


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website


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.
Community The Turtle Trials
Saturday 14 July2pm & 3.30pm

Signdance Collective

presents

The Turtle Trials

International touring company and pioneers of signdance theatre, Signdance Collective are pleased to announce their brand new project: ’The Turtle Trials’, a fun, interactive and inclusive show for families and young children. The show will offer a wonderful opportunity for young people to learn about the environment through a unique fusion of signdance theatre and several languages (Welsh, Spanish, English and International Sign Language).


£3, £2 children/plant
Drama How to Build a Wall
Saturday 14 July7.30pm

Anvil

presents

How to Build a Wall

A riot is taking place. A young man has been working in his parents shop but is now stuck. Suddenly there is a young woman in the shop who forces him to take a long hard look at himself and his life. Then one by one more people appear bringing inside the chaos that is increasing outside.

A brave new piece from 2 young writers.

Recommended for 16 plus.


£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau
Drama How to Build a Wall
Sunday 15 July7.30pm

Anvil

presents

How to Build a Wall

A riot is taking place. A young man has been working in his parents shop but is now stuck. Suddenly there is a young woman in the shop who forces him to take a long hard look at himself and his life. Then one by one more people appear bringing inside the chaos that is increasing outside.

A brave new piece from 2 young writers.

Recommended for 16 plus.


£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday 18 July7pm


RSC Live

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told to hate?

Ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents, two young people will risk everything to be together.

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change. Will this spark a revolution or will division continue to tear through generations?


3hrs 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Literary R.S. Thomas Festival Saturday 21 Julyfrom 11am

Cybi Poets

host

R.S. Thomas Festival

Gŵyl Cybi – Cybi Festival is a small bilingual festival of poetry, spoken words, bands and art.

This year's festival and competitions will be celebrating the work of R.S,Thomas

Ronald Stuart Thomas has been described as one of Wales' 'most commanding literary figures'. He was born in Cardiff in 1913 but raised in Holyhead from the age of 5 years old until he went to university in Bangor. During his writing career he produced over 20 volumes of poetry and was nominated for the Nobel prize for Literature. He was a dedicated pacifist and devoted to the cause of Wales as a nation.

On display will be the work of Philippa Jacobs inspired by the life and works of R.S.Thomas

There will be guest performers, bands, an open mic poetry competition, talks and a children's art competition. Guests will include:

Martin Daws/ Glyn F Edwards / Fiona and Gorwel Owen / The Straight Jacket Legends and more

The Festival is being organised by members of Cybi Poets who hold monthly open mic nights on Anglesey.

Website: https://cybifestival.wordpress.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cybifestival/
Twitter: @cybifestival

£5

Community Open Rehearsals
Monday 30 July2-5pm

A Festival of Dreames

Open rehearsals watch and see how the creative team re-works and adapts Shakespeare’s

A Midsummer Night’s Dreame

Each afternoon Monday 30 July - Thursday 2 August from 2-5pm

the actors, puppeteers, and musicians rehearse

for performances at the end of the week.

They invite you to come and see how this creative process works


Everything is open to all ages


Free
Community Open Rehearsals
Tuesday 31 July2-5pm

A Festival of Dreames

Open rehearsals watch and see how the creative team re-works and adapts Shakespeare’s

A Midsummer Night’s Dreame

Each afternoon Monday 30 July - Thursday 2 August from 2-5pm

the actors, puppeteers, and musicians rehearse

for performances at the end of the week.

They invite you to come and see how this creative process works


Everything is open to all ages


Free
Community Open Rehearsals
Wednesday 1 August2-5pm

A Festival of Dreames

Open rehearsals watch and see how the creative team re-works and adapts Shakespeare’s

A Midsummer Night’s Dreame

Each afternoon Monday 30 July - Thursday 2 August from 2-5pm

the actors, puppeteers, and musicians rehearse

for performances at the end of the week.

They invite you to come and see how this creative process works


Everything is open to all ages


Free
Community Open Rehearsals
Thursday 2 August2-5pm

A Festival of Dreames

Open rehearsals watch and see how the creative team re-works and adapts Shakespeare’s

A Midsummer Night’s Dreame

Each afternoon Monday 30 July - Thursday 2 August from 2-5pm

the actors, puppeteers, and musicians rehearse

for performances at the end of the week.

They invite you to come and see how this creative process works


Everything is open to all ages


Free
Community A Midsummer Night's Dreame
Friay 3 August7pm

A promenade production based around Shakespeare's

A Midsummer Night's Dreame

The first of two evening perfomances that promise fun and laughter, music, drama, puppets, dance, magic,

and a free bowl of food for every audience member!


Food produced by Stuart Woodman;

Stuart is a Cornish chef, brewer and forager. He was recently to be seen

on Kate Humbles: Back to the land on BBC.

Stuart is to be joined by Anglesey's Hedgewitch Jules Cooper.

This performance is part of a week long festival, 30 July - 4 August.

A Festival of Dreames Workshops will take place the follwing week 6-10 August..

All proceeds in aid of the Ucheldre Centre.

1hr 30 Everything is open to all ages

Free For All or Donate What You Decide
Community A Midsummer Night's Dreame
Saturday 4 August7pm

A promenade production based around Shakespeare's

A Midsummer Night's Dreame

The second of two evening performances that promise fun and laughter, music, drama, puppets, dance, magic,

and a free bowl of food for every audience member!


Food produced by Stuart Woodman;

Stuart is a Cornish chef, brewer and forager. He was recently to be seen

on Kate Humbles: Back to the land on BBC.

Stuart is to be joined by Anglesey's Hedgewitch Jules Cooper.

This performance is part of a week long festival, 30 July - 4 August.

A Festival of Dreames Workshops will take place the follwing week 6-10 August..

All proceeds in aid of the Ucheldre Centre.

1hr 30  Everything is open to all ages

Free For All or Donate What You Decide
Community A Midsummer Night's Dreame
Saturday 4 August1pm

An Afternoon Concert and Festival of Fun

all based around Shakespeare's

A Midsummer Night's Dreame

An afternoon concert in our amphitheatre

surrounded by festival activities.

fun and laughter, musicians, actors, puppeteers, dancers in a magical atmosphere,

Everything is open to all ages


This afternoon is part of a week long festival, 30 July - 4 August.

A Festival of Dreames Workshops will take place the follwing week 6-10 August..

All proceeds in aid of the Ucheldre Centre.

[we will go inside if it rains]

Free For All or Donate What You Decide
Drama This Event Has Been Cancelled
Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 August

Ucheldre Rep

DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin


Community PROPS Summer Workshops
Monday 27 August10.30-4pm

PROPS Summer Workshops

          Artistic Director and Props Principal Anne Jones

Meeting daily for a week of fun workshops. 

For children aged 7 and over

                 preparing for a show to be staged on Friday 31 August 

An opportunity  to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama with the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others along the way.

PROPS Theatre School the education and training unit of PropsAnvil for children and adults.

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for further information.

£30 for the week or £5 per day
Community PROPS Summer Workshops
Tuesday 28 August10.30-4pm

PROPS Summer Workshops

          Artistic Director and Props Principal Anne Jones

Meeting daily for a week of fun workshops. 

For children aged 7 and over

                 preparing for a show to be staged on Friday 31 August 

An opportunity  to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama with the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others along the way.

PROPS Theatre School the education and training unit of PropsAnvil for children and adults.

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for further information.

£30 for the week or £5 per day
Community PROPS Summer Workshops
Wednesday 29 August10.30-4pm

PROPS Summer Workshops

          Artistic Director and Props Principal Anne Jones

Meeting daily for a week of fun workshops. 

For children aged 7 and over

                 preparing for a show to be staged on Friday 31 August. 

An opportunity  to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama with the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others along the way.

PROPS Theatre School the education and training unit of PropsAnvil for children and adults.

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for further information.

£30 for the week or £5 per day
Community PROPS Summer Workshops
Thursday 30 August10.30-4pm

PROPS Summer Workshops

          Artistic Director and Props Principal Anne Jones

Meeting daily for a week of fun workshops. 

For children aged 7 and over

                 preparing for a show to be staged on Friday 31 August 

An opportunity  to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama with the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others along the way.

PROPS Theatre School the education and training unit of PropsAnvil for children and adults.

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for further information.

£30 for the week or £5 per day
Community PROPS Summer Workshops
Friday 31 August10.30-4pm

PROPS Summer Workshops

          Artistic Director and Props Principal Anne Jones

Meeting daily for a week of fun workshops. 

For children aged 7 and over

                 preparing for a show to be staged on Friday 31 August. 

An opportunity  to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama with the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others along the way.

PROPS Theatre School the education and training unit of PropsAnvil for children and adults.

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for further information.

£30 for the week or £5 per day
Community PROPS Summer Show
Friday 31 August6pm

PROPS Summer Show

                                  August Allsorts

A production by PROPS Theatre at the culmination of their weeklong  summer workshops here at the Ucheldre Centre

PROPS Theatre School the education and training unit of PropsAnvil for children and adults.

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for further information.

£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: Julie (12A)
Thursday 6 September7pm

National Theatre Live

Julie

by Polly Stenham after Strindberg

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

 Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

(Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa) by Rosaline Shahnavaz

2hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live:
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Wednesday 12 Septemer7pm



RSC Live  (12A)

The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

3hrs 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
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, £3 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, £3 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live:
The Madness of George III (12A)
Thuesday 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, £3 children/plant
Pantomime Panto: Pinnochio
December

Pinnochio

Christmas Pantomime : more information to follow shortly



Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture