When: 31st March – 2nd April 2017
Where: Rhyl, Denbighshire
£: Tickets cost £10 and £7.50 for concessions. Tickets for local residents cost £5 (LL18 postcode)
What is it?
National Theatre Wales’ Lifted By Beauty: Adventures In Dreaming will take the audience on a guided journey around Rhyl.
Artist Mark Storor and National Theatre Wales have been getting to know Rhyl and many of its residents over several months; from coffee shops to council offices, from book groups to food banks, from women’s centres to the beach, they have been gathering stories from those who know the town best.
The result will be a walking production inspired by those people and their stories, including local political activists and mother and baby groups, newcomers to the town and some who’ve lived there their whole life.
Walking in groups through the town centre and on the beach, audiences will encounter performances by professional artists including actors, dancers and circus artists, combined with soundscapes and light installations. Lifted By Beauty: Adventures In Dreaming will be a vivid portrait of the real Rhyl, a town on the cusp of regeneration.
The production’s professional cast will include June Campbell-Davies, Marco Fiera, Lloyd Meredith, Rhys Meredith, Laura Moy, Francois Pandolfo and Caroline Sabin.
National Theatre Wales have set up shop at 66 High Street, Rhyl, and everyone and anyone curious to know more about the production is welcome to pop in for a chat. Tickets for the production are now on sale from National Theatre Wales’ website, by phone on 029 2037 1689 or from the shop itself. Keep your eye on the website for the shop’s latest opening times.
Lifted By Beauty: Adventures In Dreaming is the closing event of National Theatre Wales’ three-year Big Democracy Project, which has explored how art and creativity can help communities across Wales re-engage with the democratic process.
National Theatre Wales has been making English-language productions in locations all over Wales, the UK, internationally and online since March 2010. It operates from a small base in Cardiff’s city centre, but works all over the country and beyond, using Wales’ rich and diverse landscape, its towns, cities and villages, its incredible stories and rich talent as its inspiration.
More info: nationaltheatrewales.org/lifted-beauty