2019 was certainly a memorable year for high-quality productions from South Wales’ grassroots theatre companies.
From Centrestage Cymru’s presentation of the family musical, Annie to Gurnwah Production’s all-original comedy The Man Whos Hair Grew Black, here are five of our favourite South Wales productions that entertained audiences during 2019.
Annie – The Musical
(Centrestage Cymru, Dolman Theatre, Newport)
The sun certainly came out at Newport’s Dolman Theatre, when the large cast of CentreStage Cymru presented their latest production to a packed auditorium.
(Everyman Theatre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff)
The open-air format lends itself beautifully to the storyline for games, slapstick fun and dance routines.
The Man Whos Hair Grew Black
(Gurnwah Productions, Cardiff & Vale College)
Anarchic, riotous and lots of fun, The Man Whos Hair Grew Black recalls the madcap roots of British Comedy.
(Red Herring Theatre, Dolman Theatre, Newport)
Blackadder at its best – cunning, ingenious and lots of fun.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(Theatre Adhoc, Dolman Theatre, Newport)
There are moments of the play which are unnerving as well as challenging but that’s the power and energy of real theatre.