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

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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.
Drama Ucheldre Rep presents
Woman in a Dressing Gown
Thursday 17 May7.30pm

Woman in a Dressing Gown

written by Ted Willis

directed by Tom Wallwork

The Ucheldre Rep kicks off its new season of plays with Caroline Tattersall taking on the title role in Ted Willis' multi acclaimed drama "Woman in a Dressing Gown".  

Set in the 60s it was originally written for television and was the first kitchen sink drama portraying life in a working class family living on a council estate.   This gritty and emotionally driven play directed by Tom Wallwork, deals with a very real and raw truth that eventually surfaces in this long established marriage

by arrangement with Samuel French
£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 youth/ieuenctid
Drama Ucheldre Rep presents
Woman in a Dressing Gown
Friday 18 May7.30pm

Woman in a Dressing Gown

written by Ted Willis

directed by Tom Wallwork

The Ucheldre Rep kicks off its new season of plays with Caroline Tattersall taking on the title role in Ted Willis' multi acclaimed drama "Woman in a Dressing Gown".  

Set in the 60s it was originally written for television and was the first kitchen sink drama portraying life in a working class family living on a council estate.   This gritty and emotionally driven play directed by Tom Wallwork, deals with a very real and raw truth that eventually surfaces in this long established marriage

by arrangement with Samuel French
£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 youth/ieuenctid
Drama Ucheldre Rep presents
Woman in a Dressing Gown
Saturday 19 May7.30pm

Woman in a Dressing Gown

written by Ted Willis

directed by Tom Wallwork

The Ucheldre Rep kicks off its new season of plays with Caroline Tattersall taking on the title role in Ted Willis' multi acclaimed drama "Woman in a Dressing Gown".  

Set in the 60s it was originally written for television and was the first kitchen sink drama portraying life in a working class family living on a council estate.   This gritty and emotionally driven play directed by Tom Wallwork, deals with a very real and raw truth that eventually surfaces in this long established marriage

by arrangement with Samuel French
£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 youth/ieuenctid
Pantomime Panto: The Ugly Duckling
Sunday 27 May3pm

The Ugly Duckling

Welcome to Rainbow Park, Sunny Village in Playlandia

Mr and Mrs Greengrass run a bird sanctuary and gift and tea shop. They have two daughters - Greta, the naughty one, and Gracy who is quiet and likes playing by herself and dreaming. Tommy the tailor is in love with Greta who is happy to play along. The villain of the piece is Prince Loxy Fox and he is assisted by Goosey Goblin who lives under the bridge over the river which runs through the nature reserve.Trying to look after all the people in Playlandia is silly old PC Pincher. They all get completely mixed up when a strange duck-like bird comes to Gracy for help.

Filled with new songs and music this show takes the cast through the story until they all end up in new situations having learned from their mistakes.

A tale of redemption and baddies getting their just deserts, this is full of surprises and fun for all ages.

The same company of actors who brought you - Robin Hood and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3.50 children/plant



Community HALF TERM AT UCHELDRE
28 May - 3 Junetime

HALF-TERM AT UCHELDRE

                                Bank Holiday Monday  - Panto - The Ugly Duckling

                                Wednesday - David Crystal Talks - History of the Language Day

                                 Wednesday  - Film - The Isle of Dogs

                                 Tuesday-Friday -  PROPS Theatre Workshops for Children and Young People

                                 Sunday - End of Workshop Show - A Spoonful of Musical Theatre


Pantomime Panto: The Ugly Duckling
Monday 28 May1pm & 4pm

The Ugly Duckling

Welcome to Rainbow Park, Sunny Village in Playlandia

Mr and Mrs Greengrass run a bird sanctuary and gift and tea shop. They have two daughters - Greta, the naughty one, and Gracy who is quiet and likes playing by herself and dreaming. Tommy the tailor is in love with Greta who is happy to play along. The villain of the piece is Prince Loxy Fox and he is assisted by Goosey Goblin who lives under the bridge over the river which runs through the nature reserve.Trying to look after all the people in Playlandia is silly old PC Pincher. They all get completely mixed up when a strange duck-like bird comes to Gracy for help.

Filled with new songs and music this show takes the cast through the story until they all end up in new situations having learned from their mistakes.

A tale of redemption and baddies getting their just deserts, this is full of surprises and fun for all ages.

The same company of actors who brought you - Robin Hood and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3.50 children/plant



Community PROPS
Summer Workshops
Tuesday 29 May - Saturday 2 June
10.30am - 4pm

PROPS Summer Workshops

           Workshops for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on Sunday 3 June.
                                                        
                                                 Daily from 10.30am - 4pm


Props Theatre School

The education and training unit of PropsAnvil is for children and adults. As well as a great way of making friends, enhancing skills and developing confidence we offer opportunities to improve performance skills, gain Nationally Accredited Qualifications to Level 5, ready for a career in the theatre and the creative and performing arts.


£30 for the week £6 per day

Music Another Spoonful of Musical Theatre
Sunday 3 June3pm

PROPS Children's Show

A production by PROPS (Props Theatre School) at the culmination of their weeklong

workshops here at Ucheldre.


£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama Props Theatre School presents A Spoonful of Musical Theatre
Sunday 3 June3pm

A spoonful of Musical Theatre is a children’s presentation at the finish of their weeklong half-term drama workshops with PROPS Theatre School.

Props Theatre School is the education and training unit of PropsAnvil and is for children and adults alike.

As well as a great way of making friends, enhancing skills and developing confidence we offer opportunities to improve performance skills, gain Nationally Accredited Qualifications to Level 5, ready for a career in the theatre and the creative and performing arts.


Community Mary Parry's Musical Players
Saturday 30 June7.15pm

Mary Parry's Musical Players

Proudly Present

Life's A Cabaret

Featuring music of the fabulous 1950s 

 

Producer & Director - Mary Parry MBE

Choreographer - Caroline Shaw

Musical Director - Huw Peters

Costumes - Mary Parry

Guest Appearance: Côr Clwyd

All proceeds to S.S.A.F.A


£8, £7 OAPs 
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
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