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National Theatre Wales
13-18 September, 2016
TramShed, Cardiff

Wonderman: Cardiff

Gagglebabble & National Theatre Wales & Wales Millennium Centre

Adapted from

stories for adults

Script and lyrics by Daf James
Music by Lucy Rivers
Conceived by Daf James, Hannah McPake and Lucy Rivers

Following a three-week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, multi-award-winning theatre company Gagglebabble will return to Wales with their unique gig-theatre take on Roald Dahl’s short stories for adults.

Combining a sizzling hot score of original live music, macabre characters, and thrilling twists and turns, all injected with a wicked sense of dark humour, Wonderman tells the story of a WWII RAF pilot who finds himself in a hospital bed, badly injured. As he slips in and out of a world of dreams, hallucinations and nightmares, we’re taken down the strange and unexpected corridors and rabbit holes of Roald Dahl's mind.

This is a celebration of the wonder of the world’s number one storyteller in his centenary year.

Prepare to expect the unexpected.

£12 / £10 (conc.)
Tuesday 13 - Sunday 18 September
Tues 13 - Sat 17 Sept, 8pm
Sat 17 Sept, 2.30pm
Sun 18 Sept, 5pm

Ages 12+

Captioning with pre-show BSL talk: from 7.00pm, Thursday 15 September

Audio Description with touch tour: from 4pm, Sunday 18 September

Click here for Wonderman: Edinburgh

Disabled Access
Audio Description
Touch Tour

Wonderman Tickets

01 January - 01 January 1970



    Wonderman: Cardiff


    James Clark

    Pete Komor

    Hannah McPake

    Mark O’Connor

    Adam Redmore

    Lucy Rivers

    Joe Shire

    Creative Team

    Adapted from Roald Dahl's Stories for adults

    Script and lyrics by Daf James

    Music by Lucy Rivers

    Conceived by Daf James, Hannah McPake and Lucy Rivers

    Director Amy Leach

    Designer Hayley Grindle

    Lighting Designer Josh Carr

    Sound Designer Dan Lawrence

    There is an enormous amount of talent packed onto a small stage for a brief time

    Dahl… would have mightily approved

    jolly fun at its most sinister


    funny, freaky and brilliantly bizarre


    the stories are brilliantly knitted together with flawless acting, astounding singing and phenomenal instrumentals

    impressively slick

    An astounding tribute to Roald Dahl’s infamous imagination

    Wonderman is a spectacular show, not to be missed