In Milford Haven
Mundo Paralelo 2011
National Theatre Wales
and NOFIT STATE CIRCUS
with TORCH THEATRE
What will happen when Wales’s internationally renowned touring circus packs up its tent and brings its skills and magic inside a traditional theatre? Can the stories and characters of drama mix in a new way with the excitement and beauty of circus? Join us in Milford Haven and let’s find out.
NoFit State Circus
NoFit State Circus was founded in 1986 by five friends (Ali Williams, Tom Rack, Peter Gregory, Richie Turner and Dave Id) who put together a street circus show for Live Aid and had so much fun that they decided to set up a circus company. This section gives an overview of the company and how it got to be the UK's most exciting contemporary circus and talks about what has happened along the way. There are plenty of stories to tell, they are not all on the website (some are definitely unpublishable), but one day we promise to write a book or make a movie.
Theatr Torch Theatre
The Torch is a celebrated producing theatre company, and the striking new theatre was re-launched in the spring of 2008 with a highly acclaimed version of the award-winning musical The Hired Man. The award winning Torch Theatre Company boasts an impressive repertoire including One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Neville’s Island, Abigail’s Party, The Little Shop of Horrors, Of Mice and Men and Educating Rita. It’s Christmas show is always a firm family favourite.
The intimate Main House offers a wonderful space to see professionals perform. With just under 300 comfortable seats, everyone feels close to the action. The multi-million pound makeover has also created a new Studio Theatre, sponsored by Milford Haven Port Authority, which now allows the Torch to offer a choice of films and live performances between the two spaces every night of the week. In addition to the Torch’s own professional productions, there is a regular programme of first rate touring shows ranging from musical theatre, drama and comedy, dance, opera, lectures and the best in live music. The Studio Theatre may also be used as a meeting place and is a valuable community facility.