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National Theatre Wales
October 2013
Treorchy

Made in Treorchy

We love the Rhondda and for the month of October we’ll be living in Treorchy as your new next-door neighbour. We’re pitching up in the amazing Park & Dare Theatre, and helping to celebrate the building’s 100th birthday with a month of amazing events. We’ll be working with you to celebrate the talent of the town - there will be theatre, live music in the bar, workshops, open rehearsals and plenty of opportunities to take part.

We have loads of opportunities to get involved and participate throughout October and beyond: on-stage, off-stage, social events, music, art, dancing, creative fun, food, front of house, marketing, social media, debate... There are so many ways to play your part.

Get in touch or pop into the Park & Dare for a cup of tea and a Welsh cake!

Made in Treorchy Hotline - 07541 521795
Email us

Events

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Join In

There are lots of ways to get involved with Made in Treorchy.

Dirty, Gifted & Welsh
Saturday 19th October 10am - 6pm
Wales is in the midst of a golden age of new writing. Writers of all ages from across the country are breaking new ground with challenging plays. We've teamed up with Dirty Protest to bring you a day-long celebration of Welsh writing at the Park & Dare Theatre. The day will feature:

  • Advice surgeries for writers
  • Plays In A Bag
  • Q&A session with Nick Payne
  • Readings of new plays
  • Panel debate about women writers
  • Brand new scenes inspired by the week's local news

Tickets are £2.50, or free if you have a ticket for Tonypandemonium on Saturday 19th.
Book Now

Treorchy Assembly
Saturday 26th October 7pm
Assembly is one-off event that responds to a local issue in a creative setting. There are performances, and time to discuss the issues and debate with fellow audience members. During October, we will be asking the people of Treorchy what their Assembly should be about. If you'd like to be involved, get in touch with Gavin.
FREE

Mother Courage on Trial
Friday 25th October 7pm
Brecht's play Mother Courage is the story of a woman trying to survive in the battlefields of Europe. The story is re-imagined in the world of the south Wales valleys by playwright Ed Thomas and you can join us to see a preview of ideas for this new production, combined with a 'trial' of the main character - was she right to do what she did?
FREE

TEAM
National Theatre Wales are always looking for new people to get involved in our projects. TEAM members play a part in everything we do from organising events to making decisions with us on the future of National Theatre Wales. Visit the TEAM Group for more information, or just pop in to the Park & Dare this October.

Events to Watch

Tonypandemonium
Thursday 10th - Saturday 19th October 7.30pm
Tonypandemonium is the first play from Dylan Thomas Prize-winning author and local writer Rachel Trezise; a raucous, raunchy, hilarious and heartbreaking account of a daughter's decade-spanning relationship with her beautiful, fun-loving but alcoholic mother. World-class theatre, made on your doorstep.
Tickets: £8/£5
More info and booking

Live & Local
After the show on Friday and Saturday nights
National Theatre Wales and the Young Promoters Scheme bring you the best in live bands. Join us in the bar from 9.30pm.
FREE

Dirty, Gifted & Welsh
Saturday 19th October 10am - 6pm
Wales is in the midst of a golden age of new writing. Writers of all ages from across the country are breaking new ground, with challenging plays. We've teamed up with Dirty Protest to bring you a day-long celebration of Welsh writing at the Park & Dare Theatre.
The day will feature:

  • Plays In A Bag
  • Q&A session with Nick Payne
  • Readings of new plays by young writers
  • Panel debate about women writers
  • Brand new scenes inspired by the week's local news
  • Dirty Protest greatest hits
  • Tickets are £2.50, or free if you have a ticket for Tonypandemonium on Saturday 19th.
    Book now

    Gwyn Thomas: A Centennial Celebration
    Thursday 24th October 7pm
    2013 is the centenary of the birth of Gwyn Thomas, the Rhondda playwright, novelist and critic. We're joining Literature Wales, RCT Theatres and four distinguished panelists to celebrate Gwyn Thomas' life and works.
    Panel: Professor Dai Smith, Leighton Andrews AM, Rachel Trezise & Carolyn Hitt.
    £5.00
    Book now

    Mother Courage on Trial
    Friday 25th October 7pm
    Brecht's play Mother Courage is the story of a woman trying to survive in the battlefields of Europe. The story is re-imagined in the world of the south Wales valleys by playwright Ed Thomas and you can join us to see a preview of ideas for this new production, combined with a 'trial' of the main character - was she right to do what she did?
    FREE

    Treorchy Assembly
    Saturday 26th October 7pm
    Assembly is one-off event that responds to a local issue in a creative setting. There are performances, and time to discuss the issues and debate with fellow audience members. During October, we will be asking the people of Treorchy what their Assembly should be about. It's free to come along to the Assembly, just turn up on the night.
    FREE