Following Manhattan Success, Grav Returns For Rescheduled Abergavenny Date

Due to the extreme weather earlier this month, Grav, the award-winning production about Ray Gravell was postponed and will now take place at the Borough Theatre, Abergavenny on Thursday 29 March at 7:30pm
In October 2007 Ray Gravell, a man who for many embodied what it is to be Welsh, passed away after succumbing to complications resulting from contracting diabetes. He was 56 years old.
Known to millions for his legendary exploits on the rugby field, ‘Grav’ was and is so much more than that. An actor, a cultural icon, a father, a husband, a man with a life packed full of stories that deserve to be heard once more.
Written by Owen Thomas and starring Gareth J Bale, Grav has been written with the blessing of Mari, Ray’s widow, and contributions from his Welsh and British Lions team mates. Grav was also the winner of Best Production’ at the 2016 Wales Theatre Awards

The critically acclaimed production has just enjoyed its Off-Broadway debut, at the Actors Theatre Workshop, Manhattan, NY, on 16-17 March 2018, directed by the Torch Theatre’s Artistic Director Peter Doran and performed by Gareth John Bale.

The opening night received a standing ovation in front of Ray ‘Grav’ Gravell’s family – Mari, Ray’s widow, and his daughters Manon and Gwenan.

The play’s writer, Owen Thomas, who was also present, said:“To see ‘Grav’ greeted by a standing ovation in front of a sold-out New York audience was the highlight of my playwriting career to date. It marked another high-point in the ongoing journey of this play, and I look forward to seeing where it goes next.”

  • Tickets are priced at £14 (concessions £12) students £7 and are available from the box office 01873 850805 or the website
  • Owen Thomas’ script is still in print and can be purchased online from the Torch Theatre website for £7.50 incl. P&P or over the counter at the Torch Theatre Box Office for £5.00.
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