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Tymor yr Hydref/Gaeaf | Autumn/Winter Season | 2011

Theatrau Sir G창r

Carmarthenshire Theatres

0845 226 3510 www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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Hello & Welcome...

Helo a Chroeso...

...to our new Autumn / Winter 2011 brochure. We are building on the success of our Summer season by bringing you another programme full of internationally renowned professional touring companies and the finest amateur and schools performances.

...i’n pamffled newydd ar gyfer Hydref / Gaeaf 2011. Yr ydym yn adeiladu ar lwyddiant tymor yr Haf trwy ddod â rhaglen arall i chi sy’n llawn o gwmnïau teithiol rhyngwladol enwog a pherfformiadau o’r radd flaenaf gan grwpiau amatur ac ysgolion.

This Autumn the Lyric is host to some fantastic performances such as The Vagina Monologues, Blake, An Evening of Burlesque and many more. Theatr Elli features the brilliant Mike Doyle, the charismatic and inventive Craig Campbell plus a host of local amateur and school performances. And look out for some great performances at The Miners’ including the singing sensation Stacy Kent and John Godbers’ Beef.

Yr Hydref hwn, bydd y Lyric yn croesawu nifer o berfformiadau gwych fel The Vagina Monologues, Blake, Noson Burlesque a llawer iawn mwy. Bydd Theatr Elli’n croesawu doniau disglair Mike Doyle, y carismataidd a’r dyfeisgar Craig Campbell yn ogystal â llu o berfformiadau amatur ac ysgolion. A bydd perfformiadau gwych yn Theatr y Glowyr, yn cynnwys y gantores gyffrous, Stacy Kent a Beef gan John Godber.

As you will be able to see from the brochure, the Autumn / Winter season at Theatrau Sir Gâr is going to be one that you certainly won’t want to miss. There is something for everyone!

Fel y gwelwch wrth ddarllen y pamffled hwn, ni fydd arnoch eisiau methu tymor yr Hydref / Gaeaf yn Theatrau Sir Gâr. Mae rhywbeth i bawb!

Where Are We? Ble ydym ni? Theatr Elli

The Lyric

The Miners’

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Station Road, Llanelli SA15 1AH

King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BD

Wind Street, Ammanford SA18 3DN

Box Office Swyddfa Tocynnau

Box Office Swyddfa Tocynnau

Box Office Swyddfa Tocynnau

Monday to Friday 11am – 6pm Saturday 2pm – 6pm

Monday 11am – 3pm Tuesday 4pm – 8pm, Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 3pm

Wednesday 4pm – 8pm & Friday 11am – 3pm

Dydd Llun i Dydd Gwener 11yb – 6yh Dydd Sadwrn 2yp – 6yh

Dydd Llun 11yb – 3yp Dydd Mawrth 4yp – 8yh Dydd Mercher i Dydd Sadwrn 11yb – 3yp

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Dydd Mercher 4yp – 8yh & Dydd Gwener 11yb – 3yp


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Book Early & Save Archebwch yn Gynnar ac Arbedwch Arian Call the Box Office today on 0845 2263510 and take advantage of these great offers. Ffoniwch y Swyddfa Docynnau heddiw ar 0845 2263510 i fanteisio ar y cynigion gwych hyn.

Comedy Club – Save £2 Take a look below for the fantastic Early Bird Offers we have for the Comedy Clubs. Edrychwch isod am fanylion ein cynigion ‘cyntaf i’r felin’ ar gyfer y Clybiau Comedi.

Comedy Club Friday 30th Sept

Comedy Club Friday 28th Oct

Comedy Club Friday 25th Nov

Buy your tickets before 23rd Sept and save £2. Prynwch eich tocynnau cyn 23 Medi ac fe arbedwch £2.

Buy your tickets before 21st Oct and save £2. Prynwch eich tocynnau cyn 21 Hydref ac fe arbedwch £2.

Buy your tickets before 18th Nov and save £2. Prynwch eich tocynnau cyn 18 Tachwedd ac fe arbedwch £2.

Scott Agnew

Tudur Owen

Lloyd Langford

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Beef – Save £2

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A Christmas Carol – Save £2

Book your tickets for Beef on Fri 4th Nov and save £2 per ticket. Archebwch eich tocynnau ar gyfer Beef, Dydd Gwener, 4 Tachwedd, ac fe arbedwch £2 ar bris pob tocyn. Offer ends 14th October 2011.

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Book tickets for A Christmas Carol: As told by Jacob Marley on Thurs 8th Dec SAVE and save £2 per ticket.

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Archebwch docynnau ar gyfer A Christmas Carol: As told by Jacob Marley, ddydd Iau, 8 Rhagfyr, ac fe arbedwch £2 ar bris pob tocyn. Offer ends 10th November 2011.

Supported By Cefnogir gan…

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Booking Information Gwybodaeth Archebu By Phone You can also purchase your tickets over the phone by calling 0845 2263510. Box Office opening hours are stated on page 2. We accept all major debit and credit cards and we can post your tickets out to you for a cost of 65p. Gallwch hefyd brynu’ch tocynnau dros y ffôn trwy ffonio 0845 226 3510, Oriau agor y Swyddfa docynnau fel y nodwyd uchod.

Paying for Tickets

Book Online Buy your tickets through our website at a time to suit you. That’s all you have to do is log onto our website at www.theatrausirgar.co.uk and select the show you want. Mae’r gwasanaeth hwn yn ei gwneud yn llawer haws na ffonio’r Swyddfa Docynnau drwy adael i chi brynu eich tocynnau drwy ein gwefan ar amser sy’n addas i chi. A booking fee of 80p per ticket applies

In Person You can purchase tickets from any of our Theatres' Box Offices, opening hours can be found on page 2. Gallwch brynu tocynnau o Swyddfa Docynnau unrhyw un o’n Theatrau, oriau agor ar tudalen 2.

Our friendly and helpful box office staff at Carmarthenshire Theatres will give you all the help and information you need. You can pay by credit card, debit card, cheque and cash. Cheques must be made payable to Carmarthenshire County Council or CCC. Customers are advised not to send cash in the post. Gallwch dalu gyda cherdyn credyd, cerdyn debyd, siec ac arian parod neu ddefnyddio pwyntiau'ch cerdyn ffyddlondeb. Rhaid i sieciau fod yn daladwy i Gyngor Sir Caerfyrddin neu CCC. Ni chynghorir cwsmeriaid i anfon arian parod yn y post.

Ticket Prices: F C CH G10+ T P S FT RV

= Full = Concession = Children = Groups = Teachers = Premium Seats = Standard Seats = Family Ticket = Restricted View

Key Allwedd Early Bird Offer

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Only one offer may be used at any one time

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Amateur Production


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Rainbow Valley Productions presents

BEYOND BUBLÉ With natural similarities in age, looks and talent, James Williams’ effortless performance embodies the very essence of the famous Michael Bublé. Together, his powerful voice, charismatic stage presence and amazing vocals, create an authentic show, breathing fresh new fire into the tribute market... yet managing to keep just enough of himself in there too! Dyma daith theatr gyntaf James, a fydd yn gyfle i gynulleidfa ehangach weld ei ddoniau eithriadol. Bydd y band yn cynnwys wyth o gerddorion, a bydd perfformiadau ychwanegol gan gantores llawn addewid o Gymru.

Sat 10th Sept 7.30pm F: £12 C: £10 G10+: £9

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Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company presents

Merlin Youth Theatre presents

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SWEENEY TODD

A cutting edge production! An international youth theatre collaboration led by Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company and written by celebrated writer Dafydd James. ‘Gazing through the windows of the World, But do you really see me?’ Cydweithrediad theatr ieuenctid cenedlaethol dan arweiniad Cwmni Theatr Mess Up The Mess, o waith yr awdur enwog Dafydd James.

Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd Sept 7.30pm @ The Miners’ Tues 6th Sept 7.30pm @ The Lyric Tues 13th Sept 1pm & 7.30pm @ The Miners’

F: £5 C: £3

@ Theatrau Sir Gâr

The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street Unanimously acclaimed by the critics as one of Stephen Sondheim's most powerful scores, this black comedy concerns the infamous homicidal career of Sweeney, the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who coveted his young wife and falsely imprisoned him. Cheated of his revenge against the Judge, Sweeney's thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers. Mae Sweeney Todd yn soffistigedig, erchyll, perfeddol a digyfaddawd, ac mae’n cymysgu drama ddwys â hiwmor tywyll: - bydd cynulleidfaoedd yn chwerthin y naill funud, ac yn ebychu’n llawn syndod y funud nesaf.. A ddewch chi i glywed yr hanes? The show is not suitable for children under the age of eleven and babes in arms are not permitted.

Wed 14th to Sat 17th Sept 7.30pm F: £10 C: £8 FT: £30

@ The Lyric

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‘Can You Sing’ International Summer Opera Course 2011 presents

OPERA GALA EVENING The gala evening showcases your favourite staged opera scenes, sung by young singers from all over UK, Europe and South America. The evening features ‘Children in Opera’, ‘Seren’ Theatre group Llanelli, the Llangewydd Junior School Choir and Young Singers from the South Wales area. Also performing will be the Welsh Concert Orchestra, conducted by Emmanuel Siffert & Carl Penlington-Williams, directed by Patricia O’Neill, Patrick Wheatley & Erica Beynon. Bydd y noson yn cynnwys ‘Children in Opera’, gr wp ˆ theatr ‘Seren’ o Lanelli, Côr Ysgol Gynradd Llangewydd a chantorion ifanc o Dde Cymru. Bydd Cerddorfa Cyngerdd Cymru hefyd yn perfformio, dan arweiniad Emmanuel Siffert a Carl PenlingtonWilliams, wedi’i chyfarwyddo gan Patricia O’Neill, Patrick Wheatley ac Erica Beynon.

Sat 17th Sept 7.00pm F: £12 C: £10

@ Theatr Elli

The Academy Theatre Company presents

CHESS Two of the world’s greatest chess masters battle it out at the world chess championship but their greatest contest is for the love of one woman. Amidst political intrigue and international conspiracies, the American and the Russian fight to win the heart of Florence Vassy in a romantic triangle that mirrors the heightened passions of the cold war. Dau o feistri gwyddbwyll pennaf y byd yn brwydro ym mhencampwriaeth gwyddbwyll y byd, ond ennill cariad un fenyw fydd eu gornest fwyaf un.

Wed 21st to Fri 23rd Sept 7.00pm P: £10 S: £8

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A Theatrau Sir Gâr & Ammanford & District Arts Club co-promotion

TWO HALVES OF GUINNESS by Mark Burgess, Directed by Derek Parry, with Trevor Littledale as Sir Alec Guinness Alec Guinness’ stage and screen career spanned decades of cinematic glory, winning multiple Olivier, Tony and BAFTA and Academy awards along the way. Mark Burgess’ funny and insightful play sees Trevor Littledale offer an uncanny portrayal of one of the world’s best-loved stars reflecting on acting, faith, family and his shattering insecurity, played to a background of the golden days of British film and theatre. We join Sir Alec in the late 70s, as Star Wars is set to become one of the biggest films of all time, featuring his iconic performance as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Amidst fears he will be remembered only as a Jedi Knight, Sir Alec hadn’t counted on the involvement of a master spy...

Fri 23rd Sept 7.30pm F: £12

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Yn nrama ddoniol a chraff Mark Burgess, bydd Trevor Littledale yn cynnig portread rhyfeddol o un o sêr mwyaf poblogaidd y byd ffilm, gan fyfyrio ar actio, ffydd, teulu a’i ansicrwydd ysigol, â dyddiau aur ffilm a llwyfan Prydain yn gefndir i’r cyfan.


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Frapetsus Productions present

BRED IN HEAVEN Written by Jack Llewellyn Directed by Michael Bogdanov Inspired by the 1978 BBC film Grand Slam this production is set to be one of the major Welsh productions of 2011. This time it’s August 2011 and Maldwyn (Siôn Probert) has had an epiphany: he believes he must travel to New Zealand to help Wales reach the final of the Rugby World Cup. On this two month Kiwi tour we will see lifelong friendships made, relationship make-ups and break-ups, all under the watchful eye of tour leader Maldwyn. Can they follow God’s vision and help get Wales to the final? Can Maldwyn still stand after too many Mojitos? Can he stop looking at Shane Williams that way!?

Yn ystod Cwpan Rygbi’r Byd yn Seland Newydd y mis Medi hwn, bydd Frapetsus Productions yn cynnal taith gyffrous cynhyrchiad newydd sydd wedi’i ysbrydoli gan Grand Slam, y ffilm a gynhyrchwyd gan y BBC yn 1978. Bydd Michael Bogdanov yn cyfarwyddo gwaith Jack Llewellyn, ac mae’n debyg o fod yn un o gynyrchiadau mwyaf Cymru yn ystod 2011.

But remember, what goes on tour stays on tour!

Sat 24th Sept 7.30pm F: £12 C: £10 G10+: £9

A hilarious rugby comedy

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Cyd-gynhyrchiad Sherman Cymru a Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

LLWYTH

Gan Dafydd James, Cyfarwyddwr Arwel Gruffydd Yn dilyn llwyddiant ysgubol taith Llwyth yn 2010, ac yn syth ar ôl cyfnod cyffrous yng Ngwyl ˆ Ymylol Caeredin 2011, dyma gyfle arall i fwynhau drama sy’n taflu golwg feiddgar ar Gymreictod, gwrywdod, perthyn a chariad. Nos Sadwrn gêm ryngwladol ac mae’r brifddinas yn wyllt. Mae Cymru wedi colli ond mae pedwar ffrind hoyw’n benderfynol o gael noson i’w chofio… beth bynnag fo’r gost. Bydd perfformiad nos Fawrth 27 Medi gydag uwchdeitlau Saesneg. Rugby international night in Cardiff and the tribes are out in force. Wales has lost, but four gay friends are determined to have a night to remember… whatever the cost. Tuesday 27 Sept performance will be with English surtitles.

Llun 26ain & Maw 27ain Medi 8.00yh F: £12 C: £10

@ Y Llwyfan

Arad Goch yn cyflwyno

AL ac ANT: Cler Hudol a’r Bwyd Symudol! Dau Farchog drwg. Un Castell anarferol. Un Dywysoges hyll, heb son am bryfetach afiach… o’r chwilod duon….i bryfed milain a chynrhon…. a thraed brogaod! A fydd y ddau Farch yn llwyddo yn eu menter i farchogaeth dros y bont a dianc o’r castell, neu a fydd y ddau yn gorfod ufuddhau i fywyd unig ymhlith muriau oer y Castell? Sioe yn llawn hwyl ac antur wrth i Al ac Ant frwydro am ryddid a brwydro i fod y mwyaf golygus, mwyaf dewr a mwyaf difyr – Heb son geisio creu Hylif Harddwch i achub y Dywsoges hyll! A fun packed show full of laughs and adventure as popular TV presenters Al & Ant fight for their freedom and fight amongst themselves as they compete to be the best looking, most charismatic and most fascinating.

Dydd Iau 29ain Medi 10yb & 1yp F: £5 T: £0

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ADASTRA presents

THE BLACK UMFOLOSI 5 Zimbabwe’s greatest ambassadors, performing music inspired by the traditional song and dance of their native southern Africa, with a beauty and enthusiasm that is unrivalled. The group have become firm favourites around the world with people of all ages and cultures, due to their natural ability to communicate passion and feeling in their performances.

Thurs 29th Sept 7.30pm F: £12 C: £10

Llysgenhadon pennaf Zimbabwe, â’u perfformiadau wedi’u hysbrydoli gan ganeuon a dawnsfeydd eu cynefin yn neheubarth Affrica, â harddwch a brwdfrydedd heb eu hail. Mae’r grwp ˆ hwn wedi dod yn ffefryn o amgylch y byd ymhlith pobl o bob oedran a diwylliant, yn sgil eu gallu naturiol i gyfleu angerdd a theimlad yn eu perfformiadau.

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£2 SA15 Theatre Company presents

Cabaret Coch Cymru Comedy Club presents

A-GLEE

SCOTT AGNEW Scottish Comedian of the Year Winner

The Glee phenomenon continues to grow, now it’s your chance to see A – Z songs from the hit show!

"a bold, brash, barnstorming performance... hilariously graphic... a powerhouse set" Chortle

The show will feature songs including Forget you, Loser like me, Defying Gravity, Proud Mary and of course Don't Stop Believing and many more.

Support from – Sully O’Sullivan

Mae ffenomen Glee yn dal i dyfu, a dyma gyfle i chi glywed y caneuon A – Z o’r sioe boblogaidd!

"A wicked sense of humour" BBC ...plus your genial host, Kevin Dewsbury.

Bydd y sioe yn cynnwys megis Forget you, Loser like me, Defying Gravity, Proud Mary, ac wrth gwrs, Don't Stop Believing a llawer iawn mwy.

Fri 30th Sept 7.30pm Sat 1st Oct 7.30pm F: £8

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Fri 30th Sept 7.30pm F: £10

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CALL MR. ROBESON A life, with songs Written and Performed by Tayo Aluko With Michael Conliffe, Piano Directed by Olusola Oyeleye; Designed by Phil Newman Paul Robeson was a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he got too radical and outspoken for the establishment's liking, he was branded a traitor to his country, harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel. This rollercoaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered, even by leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement. The show features some famous songs and speeches, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River, and a spectacularly defiant testimony to the Senate House Un-American Activities Committee.

Yr oedd Paul Robeson yn actor, canwr ac ymgyrchydd hawliau sifil byd enwog. Wrth iddo’n raddol ddod yn rhy radicalaidd a di-flewyn-ar-dafod yng ngolwg y sefydliad, caiff ei alw’n fradwr, ei erlid a’i atal rhag cael cyfleoedd i berfformio neu deithio.

Wed 5th Oct 7.30pm F: £10 C: £8

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Up Beat Management presents

BLAKE Four Voices in Perfect Harmony “Four Voices in Perfect Harmony” – Superstar vocalists ‘BLAKE’ present their sensational 2011 live show! Famous worldwide for creating unique harmony versions of pop, classical and West-End anthems, the four unmistakably British singers take audiences on a 2 hour musical rollercoaster. The evening features the most popular songs from their 3 Top Ten albums, plus exclusive new material from their hugely anticipated 4th album, all mixed together with their famously dry humour and comic banter. Prepare to laugh, cry and be amazed by BLAKE.

Wed 5th Oct 7.30pm Stalls F: £18 Mezz F: £20 RV: £17 Circle F: £18 RV: £17

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“Pedwar Llais Mewn Harmoni Perffaith” – Bydd archser ‘BLAKE’ yn cyflwyno eu sioe fyw 2011 yn fyw! Maent yn fydenwog am eu fersiynau harmoni o ganeuon pop, clasurol ac anthemau’r West End, aiff y pedwar canwr hollol Brydeinig hyn â’u cynulleidfa ar daith gerddorol dwy awr.


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1911

LLANELLI

RAILWAY

STRIKE

GALA

CONCERT Reform Theatre Company presents

HOUSE BOUND

Co-promoted by Theatrau Sir Gâr & Loud Applause Productions Ltd

Jim is fat, fifty-eight and fed up with everything.

THE 1911 RAILWAY STRIKE GALA CONCERT

Noisy neighbours, speeding cars, kids hanging about on the street corners… you name it, he’ll moan about it; it’s the one thing he’s good at. He makes Victor Meldrew look like an amateur.

Social unrest and protests against injustice have long since inspired the creation of some of our best known songs and anthems.

And doesn’t his wife Lucy know it? Stuck at home with him rabbiting on every day since his early retirement, and nowhere to escape to… she’s housebound. And every day is starting to blend into every other… until one Halloween, when a rash act changes everything.

Mae aflonyddwch cymdeithasol a phrotestiadau yn erbyn anghyfiawnder wedi bod yn ysbrydoliaeth i lawer o’n caneuon mwyaf poblogaidd ers tro.

by Nick Lane

Cymdogion swnllyd, ceir yn cael eu goryrru, plant yn sefyll wrth gornel y stryd...bydd yn cwyno am bopeth dan haul; dyna’i ddawn bennaf. Mae’n gwneud i Victor Meldrew edrych fel amatur. A comedy for anyone who ever felt frustrated but didn’t know what to do once they were.

Fri 7th Oct 7.30pm F: £10 C: £8

@ The Lyric

Performing in the concert will be Cantata, Côr Curiad, Côr Meibion Llanelli, Lynwen Haf Roberts, Joseph Church (violin), SA15 Stage School plus the Jazz Heritage Wales.

Fri 7th Oct 7.30pm Premium F: £12 C: £10 Standard F: £10 C: £8

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A Mappa Mundi & Theatr Mwldan co-production

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Shakespeare’s popular comedy tells of two pairs of lovers. Headstrong Beatrice and proud Benedick live in staunch denial of their true feelings for each other, whilst lovesick Claudio and sweet, naive Hero are head over heels with devotion. But the path of true love never runs smooth, and with foul play and mischief afoot at the hands of devious villain Don John, this classic play promises plenty of scope for Mappa Mundi’s unmistakable style. Supported by the Welsh Assembly Government and the Arts Council of Wales through the National Performing Arts Touring scheme.

Tues 11th Oct 7.30pm F: £12 C: £10

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Mae comedi poblogaidd Shakespeare yn adrodd hanes dau bâr o gariadon. Mae Beatrice bengaled a Benedick falch yn gwadu eu teimladau go iawn at ei gilydd, tra bod Claudio, sy’n glaf o gariad, a Hero, sy’n annwyl a naïf, dros eu pen a’u clustiau mewn cariad. Ond nid yw llwybr gwir gariad fyth yn rhwydd, a daw drygioni ac anfadwaith yng nghymeriad y dihiryn dieflig, Don John. Mae’r ddrama glasurol hon yn gyfle gwych i Mappa Mundi arddangos ei arddull unigryw.


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AN EVENING OF CLAIRVOYANCE WITH TV PSYCHIC TONY STOCKWELL

Phoenix Theatre Group presents

Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell has been working for some 20 years and is constantly striving to push the boundaries of his communication. In that time he has had umpteen television programmes and has taught at some of the most respected schools for mediumistic development. Legions of people have witnessed his unique gifts first hand and can testify what he does is truly amazing.

An assortment of guests arrive at a wedding anniversary party to find that the host has shot himself and is bleeding in the next room, his wife is missing and the servant has disappeared.

Mae’r Cyfryngwr Seicig Tony Stockwell wedi gweithio yn y maes ers tua 20 mlynedd, a bydd yn ymdrechu’n gyson i wthio ffiniau ei ddull cyfathrebu. Yn y cyfnod hwn, mae o wedi cymryd rhan mewn nifer helaeth o raglenni teledu, ac wedi gweithio yn rhai o’r ysgolion mwyaf eu bri ym maes datblygiad cyfryngiaethol.

RUMOURS Award-winning playwright Neil Simon’s “Rumours” is a fast-paced comedy in which events with potential social embarrassment must be covered up in the best possible way. Daw nifer o westeion ynghyd mewn parti penblwydd priodas a darganfod fod y gwestywr wedi saethu ei hun ac yn gwaedu yn yr ystafell nesaf, mae ei wraig ar goll ac mae’r gwas wedi diflannu.

Tony Stockwell: Giving a voice to those in the unseen world without voices.

Mae “Rumours”, gan y dramodydd arobryn, Neil Simon, yn gomedi sionc lle mae’n rhaid i unrhyw beth a all achosi embaras cymdeithasol gael ei guddio gan ddefnyddio’r dull gorau posibl.

Wed 12th Oct 7.30pm F: £19

Thur 13th to Sat 15th Oct 7.30pm F: £7.50

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A Theatrau Sir Gâr & Ammanford & District Arts Club co-promotion

STACY KENT

Scamp Theatre presents

STICK MAN

& Her Musicians Stacey Kent, a best-selling member of the Blue Note roster of recording artists, now boasts six best-selling albums. Stacey’s career continues to go from strengthto-strength. Her 2007 best-selling album 'Breakfast on the Morning Train', was nominated for Grammy Award, whilst her most recent album ‘Raconte-Moi’ has been released in more than 37 different countries worldwide making Stacey a truly international artiste. Bellach, mae gan Stacey Kent, sy’n aelod llwyddiannus o’r rhestr artistiaid recordio ‘Blue Note’, chwe albwm llwyddiannus, llu o wobrau yn cynnwys Gwobr Jazz Prydain a Gwobr Jazz y BBC am y ‘Gantores Orau’, yn ogystal â llu o edmygwyr sy’n ei galluogi i lenwi neuaddau cyngerdd ymhob cwr o’r byd.

Fri 14th Oct 7.30pm F: £15

@ The Miners’

Stick Man is a touching and witty story for children featuring an unforgettable hero with real sticking power! ‘Stick Man lives in the family tree, with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three...’ But one day whilst out for a jog, Stick Man is pounced on by a playful dog. Mistaken for an ordinary stick, he is swept far away, being used for all sorts of things. As his adventure unfolds, Stick Man – lost and alone – wonders if he will ever get back to the family tree. Mae Stick Man yn stori deimladwy a ffraeth ar gyfer plant, sy’n adrodd hanes arwr bythgofiadwy sy’n fodlon dal ati! Ond wrth iddo fynd allan i redeg un diwrnod, caiff Stick Man ei gipio gan gi chwareus.

Sat 15th Oct 4.00pm F: £8 C: £7

@ The Lyric

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Cabaret Coch Cymru Film Club Presents

BLACK SWAN

(15)

Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan. Caiff dawnswraig bale gynnig y rhan arweiniol yn "Swan Lake" ac mae hi’n berffaith ar gyfer rhan yr Alarch Gwyn eiddil- y Dywysoges Odette – ond mae’n colli ei phwyll yn raddol a daw’n debycach i Odile, yr Alarch Du.

MAX BOYCE Max Boyce is a Welsh icon. His albums have sold in their millions and subsequently he has been awarded 6 gold discs and an MBE! His album ‘Doctors Papers’ soared to number 1 in the album charts, the first and only comedy album ever to do so! Over the years his BBC TV series have been hugely successful with ‘Max Boyce’s World Cup Journey’ nominated for a Bafta award. Don't miss this concert so you can say "I was there!" Mae Max Boyce yn un o eiconau Cymru. Mae ei recordiau wedi gwerthu miliynau, ac yn sgil hynny, cafod 6 disg aur a MBE! Peidiwch â methu’r cyngerdd hwn, fel y gallwch chi ddweud "Roeddwn i yno!"

Mon 17th Oct 7.30pm F: £4

@ The Lyric

Fri 21st Oct 7.30pm F: £21 RV: £15

@ The Lyric Galwch 0845 2263510 | ewch i www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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HIGH SCHOOL MANIA Featuring all the very best hits from High School Musical 1, 2, & 3, Glee and Camp Rock! The vibrant cast of High School Mania will take you on a voyage of pure exhilaration, as we celebrate the awe-inspiring young sensations of the 21st Century. Featuring the best songs from the phenomenon that is High School Musical, yes we are “All In This Together”. Rock Out with us, as we pay homage to the sensational Jonas Brothers and the hits from Camp Rock! And you “Won’t Stop Believing” with our tribute to the smash hits from the cast of Glee. ARE YOU READY TO PARTY?

Wed 26th Oct 2.00pm & 7.00pm F: £12 C: £10 G10+: £9

@ The Lyric Call 0845 2263510 | visit www.theatrausirgar.co.uk

Yn cynnwys holl ganeuon poblogaidd High School Musical 1, 2, a 3, Glee a Camp Rock! Fe aiff cast High School Mania â chi ar daith wnaiff eich llonni’n llwyr, i ddathlu gyrfa rhai o artistiaid ifanc anhygoel yr 21ain ganrif.


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SAVE

£2 Theatr Iolo present

Cabaret Coch Cymru Comedy Club present

VISITING KATT & FREDDA

TUDUR OWEN

written and translated by Ingeborg von Zadow

S4C's award winning PC Leslie Wynne Visiting Katt and Fredda is a funny family friendly play with live music about 2 friends living side by side in harmony with, 2 of everything, 2 spoons, 2 plates, 2 chairs. Katt daydreams about a visitor, Fredda wants things to stay just the 2 of them. Then along comes noisy, bossy, thinks she’s the Queen, Miranda (then that’s 3) and upsets everything – or does she? Both children and adults will see the funny side of the frustrations of friendship and the ups and downs of 2 becoming 3.

Support from – Brian Damage & Krysstal “If you like daft stuff you'll love this” TIME OUT

Mae Visiting Katt and Fredda yn ddrama ddoniol â cherddoriaeth fyw ar gyfer y teulu cyfan. Mae’n dilyn hanes dau ffrind sy’n cyd-fyw yn llawen, ac mae ganddynt 2 o bopeth, 2 lwy, 2 blât, 2 gadair. Ideally suited for 6-10 year olds.

Thurs 27th Oct 2.00pm @ The Miners’ Fri 28th Oct 2.00pm @ Theatr Elli CH: £7 Adults free

@ Theatrau Sir Gâr

...plus your genial host, Dan Mitchell.

Fri 28th Oct 7.30pm F: £10

@ The Lyric Galwch 0845 2263510 | ewch i www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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Cyd-Gynhyrchiad Theatr Na N’Og & Theatr Mwldan

SALSA! Gyda’i ben yn y sêr, mae bywyd Wayne Needy braidd yn ddifflach ac, er mwyn rhoi taw ar swnian ei wraig Rhian, mae’n dechrau gwersi dawns. Wedi’r cyfan, bydd yn gyfle iddo golli pwysau hefyd. Mae Wayne a’i ddwy droed chwith yn camu’n betrusgar i fyd y Tango a’r Salsa, ac mae’n dechrau meddwl y byddai’n well ganddo fod ar blaned arall – hynny yw tan iddo gyfarfod â’r brydferth Adela Vega, ei hyfforddwraig dawns.

Nos Sad 29ain Hydref 7.30yh F: £12 C: £10 G10+: £9

@ The Lyric Call 0845 2263510 | visit www.theatrausirgar.co.uk

With his head in the stars, Wayne Needy’s life is rather uneventful, and in order to stop his wife’s constant nagging, he decides to take dance lessons. After all, this will also be an opportunity for him to lose weight. Perfformaid yn Gymraeg, yn addas i ddysgwyr ac i oedran 14 +. Mae Salsa! ar daith yn Gymru fel rhan o gynllun Celfyddydau Perfformio Teithiol Cenedlaethol, wedi ei noddi’n rhannol gan Cyngor y Celfyddydau Cymru.


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Rich Seam Theatre Company present

JOHN GODBER’S BEEF Beef tells the story of Dave Cookson, a man trapped in his own physique – tormented by schoolyard bullies, un-noticed by the girl he loves and laughed at by everyone else. But he wanted to be somebody – he wanted a body women would fight over and men would envy. The only trouble was he couldn’t seem to do anything about it. After hours in his home-made gym, Dave was getting nowhere fast. But then something happened to change his life. Chwe blynedd yn ddiweddarach, ac mae Dave yn 17 stôn o gyhyrau cryf - wedi llawer iawn o ymarfer corff a’i gyhyrau cryf, mae’n dal i ddisgwyl am gariad. Do, cafodd Dave Cookson y corff yr oedd yn dymuno’i gael, ond bellach mae’n colli ei bwyll mewn corff na all ei reoli.

Fri 4th Nov 7.30pm F: £10 C: £8 G10+: £7

SAVE

£2

@ The Miners’ Galwch 0845 2263510 | ewch i www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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Carmarthen Arts Club present

Cwmni Mega yn cyflwyno

FROM BACH TO BARTOK with DAVINDER SINGH

MADOG A’R AMERIG

Accompanist: Katalin Falvai Born in 1985 virtuoso violinist 26 year old Davinder Singh from Llandybie won a scholarship to study at the Chetham School of Music in 1994. At the age of 16 he won a scholarship to study with Professor Geza Kapas in Budapest and latterly has attended the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2002 he won the Blue Ribbon at the National Eisteddfod and in the same year was soloist with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The programme will include: Partita in D Minor - Bach; Rhapsody for Violin - Bartok; Tzigane - Ravel; Violin Sonata in A Major - Franck. Ganwyd y feiolinydd meistrolgar o Landybie, Davinder Singh, yn 1985, a chafodd ysgoloriaeth i astudio yn Ysgol Gerddoriaeth Chetham yn 1994. Pan oedd yn 16 oed, cafodd ysgoloriaeth i astudio gydaâ r Athro Geza Kapas yn Budapest, amynychodd Goleg Cerdd Brenhinol y Gogledd yn ddiweddar.

Fri 4th Nov 7.30pm F: £10 Ch: Free

@ The Lyric

Ar ôl mordaith hir a dychrynllyd trwy stormydd enbyd mae'r tywysog Madog yn glanio ar draeth anghysbell. Fo ydi'r dyn gwyn cyntaf erioed i weld a darganfod yr Amerig. Ond gwlad pwy ydi hi? Oes rhywun arall yn byw yn y tir? Hwyl a sbri a miri mawr. Cyffro, antur a gwrthdaro gwyllt. Sioe newydd sbon yn llawn lliw a drama, dawns a chân. After a long and frightening voyage through dreadful storms Prince Madog lands on a distant seashore. He is the first white man to have seen and discovered America. But whose country is it? Does someone else live in this land?

Dydd Llun 7fed & Dydd Mawr 8fed Tach @ Theatr Elli Dydd Iau 10fed & Dydd Gwen 11fed Tach @ Y Lyric

F: £7 T: £0

@ Theatrau Sir Gâr

Call 0845 2263510 | visit www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru yn cyflwyno

Llanelli Floral Arts present

DEFFRO’R GWANWYN

FUNKY FESTIVITIES WITH HANS HAVERKAMP “A MASTER FLORIST”

Cyfieithiad: Dafydd James Cyfarwyddwr: Elen Bowman Cyfarwyddwr: Cerdd Dyfan Jones Wedi’i seilio ar y ddrama wreiddiol ‘Spring Awakening’ gan Frank Wedekind. Stori yw hi am bobl ifanc yn eu harddegau cynnar sydd yn profi eu glasoed ac yn ceisio torri'n rhydd, tra bo'r oedolion sydd o'u hamgylch yn brwydro i gadw gafael ynddynt heb gynnig unrhyw fath o arweiniad. Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru once again brings the award winning musical ‘Spring Awakening’ to the stages of Wales following a successful tour of Wales in March 2011. Cyflwynwyd trwy drefniant gyda JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED ar ran MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL, Efrog Newydd.

Hans is a creator of gorgeous floral design, who has taught and demonstrated around the world. He has an extensive list of clients including Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. Mae Hans yn creu cynlluniau blodeuol hardd, ac mae o wedi arddangos ei grefft ledled y byd. Mae ganddo restr helaeth o gleientiaid yn cynnwys yr Arglwydd Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tickets can be obtained from Pat or Rosemary on 01554 775050 / 01269 860658.

Nos Fer 9fed i Nos Wen 11ed Tach 7.30yh Dydd Iau 10fed Tach 1.00yp & 7.30yh (uwchdeitlau Saesneg / English language surtitles)

F: £12 C: £10

@ Y Llwyfan

Fri 11th Nov 7.00pm F: £10

@ Theatr Elli Galwch 0845 2263510 | ewch i www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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Moscow Ballet - La Classique present

SLEEPING BEAUTY Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous music fills the air and wondrous characters come to life before your very eyes. Fairytale characters abound alongside a King, a Queen, Good and Evil Fairies, Fairies of Gold, Silver, Diamonds and Sapphire plus the inevitable handsome Prince, all weave their magic. Princess Aurora, The Sleeping Beauty a story lovingly repeated throughout generations but never before performed so magnificently as with this colourful spectacle of Russia’s finest…Moscow Ballet - La Classique.

Tues 8th Nov 7.30pm Stalls F: £18 C: £16.50 Mezz F: £19 C: £17.50 RV: £15 Circle F: £18 C: £16.50 RV: £15

@ The Lyric Call 0845 2263510 | visit www.theatrausirgar.co.uk

Bydd cerddoriaeth foethus Tchaikovsky yn llenwi’r awyr, a daw cymeriadau rhyfeddol yn fyw o flaen eich llygaid. Bydd llu o gymeriadau tylwyth teg ynghyd â Brenin, Brenhines, Tylwyth Teg Da a Drwg; Tylwyth Teg Aur, Arian, Diemwnt a Saffir, heb anghofio’r tywysog hollbwysig; byddant oll yn eich swyno.


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MIKE DOYLE Join us for a night of hilarious comedy with the amazing voice of Wales' premier entertainer, Mike Doyle. The British Comedy Award-winning comic, West End Star & BBC TV sensation delivers a night of pure musical excellence and belly aching laughter that will refresh parts you never knew you had! Don't miss his best show ever!

Bydd cerddoriaeth foethus Tchaikovsky yn llenwi’r awyr, a daw cymeriadau rhyfeddol yn fyw o flaen eich llygaid. Bydd llu o gymeriadau tylwyth teg ynghyd â Brenin, Brenhines, Tylwyth Teg Da a Drwg; Tylwyth Teg Aur, Arian, Diemwnt a Saffir, heb anghofio’r tywysog hollbwysig; byddant oll yn eich swyno.

Sat 12th Nov 7.30pm F: £13 C: £12

@ Theatr Elli Galwch 0845 2263510 | ewch i www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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AL MURRAY THE PUB LANDLORD – Barrel of Fun Extra Following the huge success of his 2010 tour, Al Murray The Pub Landlord is for the second time extending his Barrel of Fun Tour. Britain’s best-known Pub Philosopher will be serving up his own special brew of bar room banter at venues across the UK this spring. Yn ‘Barrel of Fun Extra’, byddwn yn gweld y giaffar yn dychwelyd at ei wreiddiau; mynd yn ôl i’r mannau bychan hynny ble daeth yn adnabyddus. Mae tocynnau’n sicr o gael eu gwerthu i gyd yn fuan, felly archebwch yn awr.

Sat 12th Nov 7.30pm F: £25.50

@ The Lyric

Cabaret Coch Cymru Film Club Presents

TRUE GRIT

(15) Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross's (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him to hunt down Chaney. Her father's blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man. Mae Mattie Ross yn 14 oed ac mae ei Thad wedi cael ei saethu mewn gwaed oer gan y cachgi Tom Chaney, ac mae hi’n benderfynol o’i hebrwng o flaen ei well. Mae’n cael cymorth un o Farsialyddion UDA, Rooster Cogburn, sy’n feddw ac yn barod iawn i saethu, ac yna fe aiff gyda Cogburn, ar waethaf ei wrthwynebiadau i erlid Chaney.

Mon 14th Nov 7.30pm F: £4

@ The Lyric

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New Directions Theatrical Society present

Robin Colvill presents

THE TREASURES OF BROADWAY

FROM BACH TO GERSHWIN

Come and join us as we take an unforgettable journey to discover the forgotten treasures of Broadway. We'll visit many famous lands along the way such as Chicago (Chicago), Far Fay Away (Shrek), Saigon (Miss Saigon), and many many more. With all the best loved songs from all your favourite Broadway musicals set to a story written by the company this show promises to be an evening of delightful entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

International concert pianist, Robin Colvill, brings his programme of popular piano pieces to the Miners’ Theatre, Ammanford. "From Bach to Gershwin" will also include music by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Grieg. Robin will introduce the music and include stories of his life as a concert pianist on tour in his own inimitable style and with his usual touch of gentle humour. Past reviews suggest that this will be a wonderful evening of entertainment from a virtuoso pianist and accomplished raconteur.

Dewch gyda ni wrth i ni fynd ar daith fythgofiadwy i ddarganfod trysorau anghofiedig Broadway.

Thurs 17th to Sat 19th Nov 7.30pm F: £8

@ Theatr Elli

Bydd y pianydd cyngerdd rhyngwladol, Robin Colvill, yn dod â’i raglen o ddarnau poblogaidd ar gyfer y piano i Theatr y Glowyr, Rhydaman. Bydd "O Bach i Gershwin" hefyd yn cynnwys cerddoriaeth gan Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Tchaikovsky a Grieg.

Fri 18th Nov 7.30pm F: £10 C: £8

@ The Miners’ Galwch 0845 2263510 | ewch i www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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AN EVENING OF BURLESQUE Direct from London’s West End... tantalising yet tasteful, camp and colourful... elegant showgirls combine Parisian charm with Las Vegas glamour. It’s all tease, no sleaze as corsets, killer heels and stockings aplenty combine exquisitely with music from across the decades. Traditional burlesque given a modern-day tweak as sultry vocals, breathtaking choreography, mischief, magic, frivolity and fun collide. The all-star cast of truly remarkable women command respect: “burlesque sensation” – The Guardian, “... sultry combination of burlesque and classical piano” – Mail on Sunday, “fun, witty... beautiful and rather moving”.

Fri 18th Nov 7.30pm Circle F: £17 RV: £14

Mezz F: £18 RV: £14

@ The Lyric Call 0845 2263510 | visit www.theatrausirgar.co.uk

Stalls F: £17

Yn syth o West End Llundain... pryfoclyd ond eto’n chwaethus, digon o orwneud a lliw... bydd sioeferched cain yn cyfuno swyn Paris â chyfaredd Las Vegas.


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Mark Goucher Ltd presents

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Eve Ensler’s hilarious Broadway and West End smash hit is back, featuring a new all star cast including the brilliant Tiana Benjamin (Eastenders), the stunning Louisa Lytton (Eastenders, The Bill) and the sensational Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, Celebrity Masterchef). This hilariously witty and moving collection of stories is an unmissable show for every generation – bring your mum, your best friend, your sister or even your gran – this is the ultimate girls night out… trust us! The Vagina Monologues donates a percentage of revenue from ticket sales to V-Day benefiting women’s charities across the world.

Mae’r casgliad ffraeth a theimladwy hwn yw’r sioe na ddylai unrhyw genhedlaeth ei methu bring eich mam, eich ffrind gorau, eich chwaer neu hyd yn oed eich mam-gu – dyma noson allan heb ei hail i ferched ...coeliwch ni!

Thurs 24th Nov 7.30pm F: £16.50 G10+: £15

@ The Lyric Galwch 0845 2263510 | ewch i www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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SAVE

£2 SIOE YSGOL LLOYD LANGFORD BERFFORMIO DYFFRYN TYWI As seen on “ASK RHOD GILBERT” Cabaret Coch Cymru Comedy Club presents

“His laidback, charming approach to comedy makes him instantly likeable” Time Out

Coleg Prifysgol y Drindod Dewi Sant

BE O T S L I A T E D / CONFIRMED EL I GA MANYLION HAU EI GADARN

Support from – Chris Booker "Very funny, very quick... On the spot humour." BBC

...plus your genial host, James Cook.

Fri 25th Nov 7.30pm F: £10

@ The Lyric

Nos Iau Rhagfyr 1af 2011 Nos Wener Rhagfyr 2il 2011 Nos Sadwrn Rhagfyr 3ydd 2011 F: £10 C: £8

@ The Lyric

Call 0845 2263510 | visit www.theatrausirgar.co.uk

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Llanelli Musical Players presents

Bryngwyn Comprehensive School presents

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

SCHOOLS WILL ROCK YOU

‘The Wind in the Willows’ a musical play based on Kenneth Grahame’s novel. Book and Lyrics by Willis Hall. Music by Denis King. A delightful dramatization with enchanting songs, the classic tale of river-bank animals… Toad finds himself in prison but manages to escape, but not before Toad Hall, his pride and joy, has been overrun by the wicked Weasels. Thanks to the efforts of his kind and concerned friends, however, all ends happily, after an exciting battle to regain Toad’s home. Dramodiad hyfryd â chaneuon swynol, hanes clasurol am anifeiliaid glan yr afon... mae Toad yn cael ei garcharu ond mae’n llwyddo i ddianc, ond mae’n rhy hwyr i atal y gwencïod drwg rhag gwneud llanast yn Toad Hall, y tˆy sy’n golygu cymaint iddo.

Thurs 1st to Sat 3rd Dec 7.15pm F: £9

@ Theatr Elli

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One dream, one dream, One goal, one goal, Our Show! Hey! Hey! Just gimme gimme gimme Rockin' Bryngwyn! Un freuddwyd, un freuddwyd, Un nôd, un nôd, Ein sioe! Hei! Hei! Rho 'mi, rho 'mi, rho 'mi calon Bryngwyn yn curo!!! Special rates for groups 10+ on Wednesday 7th, please contact Mrs Carol Sourbutts on 01554 750661or email: csourbutts@bryngwyn.carmarthen.sch.uk for more information.

Wed 7th to Fri 9th Dec 7.30pm F: £8 C: £6 FT: £25

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@ Theatr Elli Galwch 0845 2263510 | ewch i www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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SAVE

£2 Cwmni Martyn Geraint a Theatrau Rhondda Cynon Taf yn cyflwyno

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

JAC A’R GOEDEN FFA

Adapted and performed by James Hyland

Yn dilyn llwyddiant “Martyn Geraint a’r Lamp Hudol” yn 2010/11, mae Martyn Geraint a’i ffrindiau yn dychwelyd i fyd y pantomeim eto eleni gyda chynhyrchiad gyffrous newydd sbon – “Jac a’r Goeden Ffa”. Yn ystod y sioe mi fydd MG, yn ei ffordd unigryw ei hun, yn cynorthwyo Jac i oresgyn llu o broblemau ac i ddianc o sefyllfaoedd amhosib yng ngwlad y cawr er mwyn priodi merch hardd y Sgweiar newydd. Jac a’r Goeden Ffa is a traditional tale about a young farm boy, duped into buying some magic beans, and his efforts to escape the land of the giant which exists at the top of the beanstalk. Dydd Mawr 6ed Rhag 10yb & 1yp @ Y Lyric Dydd Mawr 20fed Rhag 10yb & 1yp @ Theatr Elli

F: £7 T: £0

@ Theatrau Sir Gâr

As told by Jacob Marley (deceased)

Told from the perspective of Scrooge's deceased business partner, this critically acclaimed theatrical adaptation promises thrills, chills and excitement aplenty for all age groups. Jacob Marley is dead and condemned to an eternity of carrying a heavy chain, forged in life; a life to which he can no longer return except to recount the tale of his miserly business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge. Through Marley's words, we learn how three magical spirits opened Scrooge's eyes and made him realise the true value of love and forgiveness. Mae’r addasiad theatrig hwn, sy’n adrodd yr hanes o safbwynt partner busnes ymadawedig Scrooge, wedi cael canmoliaeth gan feirniaid, ac mae’n addo gwefr, iasau a chyffro i bobl a phlant o bob oedran.

Thurs 8th Dec 7.30pm F: £10 C: £8

@ The Lyric

Call 0845 2263510 | visit www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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THE TWIST Let's Twist Again...

Take a nostalgic trip back in time with The Twist Show. A West End style production bringing you the greatest stars of the 50's and 60's. The Twist features the songs from Petula Clark, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Connie Francis, Eddie Cochran, Dusty Springfield, Billy Fury and Brenda Lee. The exciting cast and crew bring you an American Diner right into the theatre where Tony Tremendo, the diner owner, delivers a show packed with authentic vocals, a live band, comedy and dancers.

Fri 9th Dec 7.30pm Stalls F: £18 Mezz F: £19 RV: £15 Circle F: £18 RV: £15

Dewch i ail-fyw caneuon chwedlonol cyfnod Roc a Rôl mewn awyrgylch ‘Happy Days’. Dewch i gwrdd â’r Twistettes, sef Maisey, Daisey a Shirley, a band chwedlonol y tŷ, y Twisters, ac fe wnewch chwerthin wrth i Tony Tremendo geisio rhedeg caffi, llwyfanu sioe a chadw trefn ar ei “wallt”.

@ The Lyric Galwch 0845 2263510 | ewch i www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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Mess Up The Mess presents

Cabaret Coch Cymru Film Club presents

ALADDIN

LARRY CROWNE (12A) Starring: Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts

This Christmas 'Mess Up The Mess' brings you their most sensational panto ever! Join Aladdin on his magic carpet ride to a world of sorcery, illusion, fun & frolics. Help Aladdin win the heart of his beloved princess. Laugh out loud at the amazing antics of the genie of the lamp. Get up close to Widow Twanky's dirty laundry. And if you want to avoid the Evil Abanazer you'd better look behind you! Dyma bantomeim mwyaf cyffrous 'Mess Up The Mess' erioed! Ymunwch ag Aladdin a’i garped hud ar daith i fyd o ddewiniaeth, lledrith, hwyl a sbri.

Fri 9th Dec 1.00pm & 7.30pm Sat 10th Dec 7.30pm Sun 11th Dec 1.00pm F: £6.50 C: £5.50

@ The Miners’

When he's downsized from his job, Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) decides to reinvent himself by enrolling in college, where he forms some unexpected bonds with fellow students, while also catching the eye of Mercedes Tainot, a female professor played by Julia Roberts. Pan gaiff ei ddiswyddo, mae Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) yn penderfynu ailddyfeisio’i hun trwy fynd i’r coleg, ble mae’n sefydlu perthynas glos annisgwyl â’i gyd-fyfyrwyr, ac yn dal sylw Mercedes Tainot, athrawes a bortreadir gan Julia Roberts.

Mon 12th Dec 7.30pm F: £4

@ The Lyric

Call 0845 2263510 | visit www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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CRAIG CAMPBELL LIVE

CÔR MEIBION’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Extra dates have just been announced following the huge success of Craig’s spring 2011 tour. Craig's unique ability to find humour in the mundane, coupled with his own natural eccentricity makes for truly inventive storytelling. An internationally acclaimed act, Craig's whimsical travel anecdotes never fail to surprise.

A celebration of Christmas with Llanelli’s very own Male Voice Choir. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment! Dathliad yr Wyl gyda charolau a chaneuon dan arweiniad Côr Meibion Llanelli. Yn sicr o werthu’n gyflym felly archebwch eich tocynnau yn fuan!

Yn 2010, fe wnaeth Craig gefnogi Frankie Boyle ar ei daith Genedlaethol enfawr o 120 o berfformiadau, gan ddiddanu dros 300,000 o bobl yn ogystal â pherfformio ar Comedy Roadshow Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow a Good News Russel Howard.

Fri 16th Dec 8.00pm F: £12

@ Theatr Elli

Sat 17th Dec 7.00pm F: £10 CH: £5

@ Theatr Elli Galwch 0845 2263510 | ewch i www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


38 | Autumn/Winter Season

It’s Panto Time Mae’n Amser Panto

Rainbow Valley Productions presents

The Panto Company presents

PETER PAN

SLEEPING BEAUTY King Humphrey and Queen Bea are so delighted at the birth of their daughter, Aurora, that they throw the biggest party the kingdom has ever seen! However, when they forget to invite the land's most powerful sorceress, Vestra, their happiness soon turns sour. But how will she be woken? Mae Vestra yn bwrw hud ar y baban, gan ddweud y bydd yn pigo ei bys ar olwyn droell ar ei phen-blwydd yn ddeunaw oed, ac yn marw! Mae’r hud mor gryf, ni all y doniol Fairy Nuff leihau ei bŵer ond trwy ddatgan y bydd Aurora yn cysgu am 100 mlynedd.

Fri 30th Dec 1.00pm & 4.00pm F: £7 C: £6 G10+: £5

@ The Miners’

Come fly with us to Neverland and join Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell and The Lost Boys for this spectacular, fun-packed pantomime adventure! Starring Welsh entertainer Owen Money, plus an all-singing all-dancing cast including panto favourites Lloyd Davies, Russell Gomer, Calum Small, Sammi Broad, Becci Lewis, Llinos Thomas and Richard Shackley. Dewch gyda ni i hedfan i Neverland ac ymuno â Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell a’r Bechgyn Colledig and The Lost Boys yn y pantomeim hwyliog a chyffrous hwn! Fri 6th Jan 7pm Sat 7th Jan 2pm & 7pm Sun 8th Jan 6.30pm Tues 10th Jan 10am Wed 11th & Thur 12th Jan 10am & 1pm

@ The Lyric

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Fri 13th Jan 10am & 7pm Sat 14th Jan 2pm & 7pm Sun 15th Jan 6.30pm F: £14 C: £10 FT: £42 G20+: £8.50 Schools £6.50 T: £0


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T H E AT R E

B a rs

... but not stirred. If yours is a Martini, a glass of wine, lager or an orange juice (if you’re driving), don’t forget to

Jack and the

Beanstalk

visit our theatre bars when you come and see any of our performances. You can pre-order your interval drink at the bar before the show so you can take advantage of spending more time with your friends and family.

Shaken...

Friendship Theatre Group present

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK The Friendship Theatre Group returns to Theatre Elli for its annual Pantomime in 2012 of Jack and the Beanstalk, featuring Denny Twp and other favourites. Come and see Jack take on the evil Giant in this traditional pantomime, which promises to be a magical experience for all the family. Bydd Gr wp ˆ Theatr Friendship yn dychwelyd i Theatr Elli i berfformioâ i Bantomeim blynyddol, Jack and the Bean Stalk, yn 2012.

Wed 25th to Fri 27th Jan 7.00pm Sat 28th Jan 2.00pm & 7.00pm Mon 30th Jan to Fri 3rd Feb 7.00pm Sat 4th Feb 2.00pm & 7.00pm F: £9.50 C: £8.50 G10+: £7.50

@ Theatr Elli Galwch 0845 2263510 | ewch i www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


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Coming Soon

WAKE

CABARET CELTAIDD

An exploration of awakening, impermanence and finding stillness in a shifting world‌ Wake brings together contemporary circus, physical theatre and visual art in a poetic journey through a sculptural and filmic landscape.

A candlelit encounter with unexpected guests from Ireland and Wales where music, magic and movement create a contemporary cultural fusion of the comic and the curious in a classic European format courtesy of The Coracle Project.

Thurs 23rd Feb 2012

Fri 24th Feb 2012 Fri 23rd March 2012 Fri 20th April 2012

@ The Lyric

@ The Lyric

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Dod yn Fuan

JIM DAVIDSON – THE LEGEND!

BOB THE BUILDER

The incomparable Jim Davidson live, dangerous and as uncompromising as ever. A hysterical evening of near the knuckle stand up comedy featuring one of Britain's greatest ever comedians.

Local talent Dickie Olivier needs Bobs’ help to fix up the stage for his brand new musical. But when Spud decides he wants to be the star of the show, the job doesn’t go exactly to plan. Will the theatre be ready? Will the show go on? Bob’s going to need help from his friends.

Thurs 29th March 2012

Sat 31st March 2012

@ Theatr Elli

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Stay Connected/Cadwch Cyswllt

By E-mail Be the first to find out about all the latest information, new shows, special offers and much more. Log onto our website where you can choose what you want to hear about and what you don’t! It really is that simple and we’ll do the rest. Mae sicrhau eich bod yn gwybod beth sy’n digwydd yn ein theatrau yn haws nag erioed o’r blaen. Gallwch danysgrifio i’n cylchlythyr E-bost a fydd yn rhoi’r wybodaeth ddiweddaraf i chi beth sydd ymlaen, y cynigion diweddaraf a llawer, llawer mwy.

Os ydych am gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf am yr hyn sy’n digwydd yn ein holl leoliadau tra’ch bod ar fynd, mae’r cynllun T3TXT i’r dim i chi. Cewch wybodaeth wythnosol ddiweddar AM DDIM am gynyrchiadau byw y theatr, ffilmiau’r sinema a manylion am unrhyw hyrwyddiadau arbennig. Text T3 LIVE to 61211 for Live Theatre information Text T3 FILM to 61211 for Cinema information Texts to 61211 are charged at the standard network rate and all texts that you will receive after that are totally FREE.

By Text Get up to date with all latest information and special offers on what’s happening at our venues by signing up to our T3TXT service. You will receive FREE weekly, up-to-the-minute information on live theatre productions, cinema screenings and details of any special promotions.

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Something Extra /Rhywbeth Ychwanegol

Pre-Theatre Meal Deal Dêl Pryd Cyn Theatr

Bahn Mai Tai 19 Station Road, Llanelli SA15 1AW Tel: 01554 780150

Make your night out at Theatrau Sir Gâr a special one with our Pre-Theatre Meal Deal. We have teamed up with local restaurants which means that you can present your show ticket(s) to receive a 10% discount* off your meal (excluding drinks).

Cafe Celia – Oriental Buffet The Arcade, 13 College Street, Ammanford SA18 3AB Tel: 01269 593184

Beth am wneud eich noson allan i Theatrau Sir Gâr yn un arbennig gyda Dêl Arbennig Pryd Cyn Perfformiad? Rydym wedi dod ynghyd â fwytai lleol i gynnig Dêl Pryd Cyn Theatr arbennig gyda gostyngiad o 10% (ac eithrio diodydd), gyda’ch tocyn neu docynnau i’r theatr.

Langostinos Brasserie 1-6 Castle Buildings, Murray Street, Llanelli SA15 1AQ Tel: 01554 773711 Ginger – Exotic Indian 44 King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BH Tel: 01267 223323

The following restaurants are participating in the scheme:

Restaurant 7teen 17 Queen Street, Carmarthen SA31 1JR Tel: 01267 229599

Altalia Bistro & Bar 2 Stepney Street, Llanelli SA15 3UP Tel: 01554 751157

Hamiltons - Wine Bar & Brasserie 11-12 Queen Street, Carmarthen SA31 1JT Tel: 01267 235631

*Terms & conditions apply, please visit our website for details or contact the Box Office for more information

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Something Extra /Rhywbeth Ychwanegol

Shuttle Bus - Bws Wennol

Loyalty Card

To make it a little bit easier for you we operate a FREE Shuttle Bus service for specific productions, which picks you up en-route from Llanelli, Ammanford or Carmarthen and returns immediately after the performance. Just look out for the Bus logo.

Don’t forget about our Loyalty Card. Become a loyalty card member and start collecting valuable points. When you have enough points enjoy a FREE visit to our Theatres.

Tickets for the Shuttle Bus can be obtained at the same time as you purchase your performance ticket. Please note the ticket must be produced when boarding. Yr ydym yn gweithredu bws gwennol yn rhâd ac am ddim sy’n casglu cwsmeriaid ar y ffordd o Lanelli, Rhydaman neu Caerfyrddin ac yn dychwelyd wedi’r perfformiad.

The more you enjoy yourself, the more points you’ll earn! You can sign up to receive your loyalty card on our website or if you have any queries please give our Box Office a call. Bob tro y byddwch yn ymweld â’n theatrau yn Llanelli, Rhydaman neu Gaerfyrddin, byddwch yn casglu pwyntiau gwerthfawr, a fydd gyda’i gilydd yn rhoi TOCYN RHAD AC AM DDIM ar gyfer Y Theatr.

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New Website/Gwefan Newydd

To coincide with the new Autumn / Winter brochure we have also launched our Brand New Website. It has all the latest information, news and shows so that you know exactly what is happening at Theatrau Sir Gâr. We have also added a section on the website that is dedicated to the new cultural and arts centre, Y Ffwrnes. Don’t forget to also check out our social media sites, Facebook and Twitter as we always have special offers on there.

Follow Us On Dilynwch ni ar…

I gyd-fynd â phamffled newydd yr Hydref / Gaeaf, yr ydym hefyd wedi lansio ein Gwefan Newydd Sbon. Mae’n cynnwys y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf, newyddion a manylion sioeau, fel y gallwch gael gwybod beth yn union sy’n digwydd yn Theatrau Sir Gâr. Yr ydym hefyd wedi ychwanegu adran arbennig ar gyfer y ganolfan celf a diwylliant newydd, Y Ffwrnes. Peidiwch anghofio â chael golwg ar ein safleoedd cyfryngau cymdeithasol, Facebook a Twitter, oherwydd bydd gennym gynigion arbennig yno bob amser.

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Access/Mynedfa

Carmarthenshire Theatres aim to be accessible and welcoming to all. We are committed to making your visit as enjoyable as possible, so to help us please let our Box Office know of any special requirements in advance. Mae Theatrau Sir Gâr yn ceisio bod yn hygyrch a chroesawgar i bawb. Rydym yn ymroddedig i wneud eich ymweliad mor bleserus â phosibl, felly i’n helpu rhowch wybod i’r Swyddfa Docynnau o flaen llaw os oes gennych unrhyw anghenion arbennig.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Byddar a Thrwm eich Clyw Wheelchair Access Defnydd o Gadair Olwyn Guide Dogs Cw ˆ n Tywys No Smoking Dim Ysmygu

Theatr Elli Deaf & Hard of Hearing Byddar a Thrwm eich Clyw An infrared transmission system is available in the main auditorium only. Mae system ddarlledu isgoch ar gael yn prif awditoriwm yn unig. Wheelchair Access Defnydd o Gadair Olwyn Wheelchair access to the foyer, cinema 2 & 3 is via the Lloyd Street entrance. There is an external lift located on Queen Victoria Road in order to gain access to the main auditorium. Mae mynediad cadair olwyn i’r cyntedd, sinema 2 a 3 yn bosibl trwy mynedfa Lloyd Street. Mae lifft ar gael tu allan i’r theatr er mwyn cael mynediad i’r prif awditoriwm. Guide Dogs Cw ˆ n Tywys Guide dogs are welcome in the auditorium. Please inform the Box Office when booking your tickets and request an isle seat. Croesewir cw ˆ n tywys yn yr awditoriwm. Rhowch wybod i’r Swyddfa Docynnau wrth archebu’ch tocynnau a gofyn am sedd ystlys.

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The Lyric

The Miners’

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Byddar a Thrwm eich Clyw Personal induction loop and audio headset systems are available. Mae dolen anwytho bersonol a systemau pen setiau sain ar gael.

Wheelchair Access Defnydd o Gadair Olwyn Wheelchair users must come into the theatre via the car park entrance and a lift will take you up to the auditorium. Rhaid i ddefnyddwyr cadeiriau olwyn ddod i mewn i’r theatr trwy’r mynediad y maes parcio a bydd lifft yn eich cludo i’r awditoriwm.

Wheelchair Users Defnydd o Gadair Olwyn The Lyric Theatre has 7 designated wheelchair user spaces in the stalls. Mae gan Theatr y Lyric lefydd penodedig i 7 o ddefnyddwyr cadeiriau olwyn. Guide Dogs Cw ˆ n Tywys Guide dogs are welcome in the auditorium. Please inform the Box Office when booking your tickets and request an isle seat. Croesewir cw ˆ n tywys yn yr awditoriwm. Rhowch wybod i’r Swyddfa Docynnau wrth archebu’ch tocynnau a gofyn am sedd ystlys.

Guide Dogs Cw ˆ n Tywys Guide dogs are welcome in the auditorium. Please inform the Box Office when booking your tickets and request an isle seat. Croesewir cw ˆ n tywys yn yr awditoriwm. Rhowch wybod i’r Swyddfa Docynnau wrth archebu’ch tocynnau a gofyn am sedd ystlys.

Galwch 0845 2263510 | ewch i www.theatrausirgar.co.uk


Dates for your Diary Dyddiadau am eich Dyddiadur

October / Hydref Wed 5th Wed 5th Fri 7th Fri 7th Tue 11th Wed 12th Thur 13th to Sat 15th Fri 14th Sat 15th Mon 17th Fri 21st Wed 26th Thur 27th & Fri 28th Fri 28th Sad 29ain

Beyond Bublé Click Click Sweeney Todd Opera Gala Evening Chess Two Halves of Guinness Bred in Heaven Llwyth Al ac Ant The Black Umfolosi 5 A-Glee The Comedy Club

Call Mr. Robeson Blake House Bound Railway Strike Gala Concert Much Ado About Nothing Tony Stockwell Rumours Stacy Kent Stick Man Black Swan Max Boyce High School Mania Visiting Katt & Fredda The Comedy Club Salsa!

November / Tachwedd Fri 4th John Godber’s Beef Fri 4th From Bach to Bartok with David Singh Llun 7fed i Gwen 10fed Madog a’r Amerig Mer 9fed i Gwe 11ed Deffro’r Gwanwyn Fri 11th Funky Festivities Tue 8th Sleeping Beauty Sat 12th Mike Doyle Sat 12th Al Murray Mon 14th True Grit Thur 17th to Sat 19th The Treasures of Broadway Fri 18th From Back to Gershwin Fri 18th An Evening of Burlesque Thur 24th The Vagina Monologues Fri 25th The Comedy Club December / Rhagfyr Iau 1af i Sad 3ydd Thur 1st to Sat 3rd Wed 7th to Fri 9th Maw 6ed Thur 8th Fri 9th Fri 9th to Sun 11th Mon 12th Fri 16th Sat 17th Maw 20fed

Sioe Ysgol Berfformio Dyffryn Tywi The Wind in the Willows Schools Will Rock You Jac a’r Goeden Ffa A Christmas Carol The Twist Aladdin Larry Crowne Craig Campbell Live Côr Meibion’s Christmas Concert Jac a’r Goeden Ffa

Panto Time / Amser Panto Fri 30th Dec Sleeping Beauty Fri 6th to Sun 15th Jan Peter Pan Wed 25th Jan to Sat 4th Feb Jack & The Beanstalk

*All information is correct at the time of going to print. However Carmarthenshire Theatres reserves the right to amend the programme and substitute acts due to circumstances beyond our control. Call 0845 2263510 | visit www.theatrausirgar.co.uk

Design: Stuart Lloyd Associates www.stuartlloyd.com

September / Medi Sat 10th Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd Tue 6th & Tue 13th Wed 14th to Sat 17th Sat 17th Wed 21st to Fri 23rd Fri 23rd Sat 24th Llun 26ain & Maw 27ain Iau 29ain Thur 29th Fri 30th & Sat 1st Oct Fri 30th


Theatrau Sir Gar's Autumn / Winter 2011 Brochure