Andy Howells previews Peculiar Productions presentation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
A new year has arrived with plenty of new theatre productions across South Wales to delight. For me, one of the genre’s most exciting aspects are grassroots productions featuring local actors. While some may argue the point of shelling out money to see big-name productions, I frequently get a buzz out of seeing familiar faces tread the boards. There have been several actors I’ve seen flourish and expand their repertoire in recent years.
The Cardiff-centric not-for-profit theatre company, Peculiar Productions, has a reputation of featuring a high-calibre of local talent and their previous presentations include A Tomb with a View, Arcadia and two Terry Pratchett stage adaptations, The Truth and Men at Arms.
Peculiar Productions latest offering, a family-friendly production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow will donate profits raised from the production to the Cardiff Mind charity. The play follows the mysterious incidents of Sleepy Hollow and Schoolmaster Ichabod Crane’s interest in local legends which threatens to expose secrets, the townsfolk are determined to keep… at any cost.
“Working on this production has been an absolute joy,” says Director Katherine Vostok who has dramatized Washington Irving’s classic tale, “I’ve been deeply touched by the level of enthusiasm and hard work that the cast and crew have put into the show and can’t wait to share it with an audience” –
Professional Theatre Technician and Production Consultant Sam Lewis describes Peculiar Production’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as “A lovingly crafted adaptation with a stellar cast. For an immersive and intense night out, you need look no further”
Peculiar Productions The Legend of Sleepy Hollow plays The Paget Rooms, Victoria Road, Penarth CF64 3EG from Thursday January 19 to Saturday January 21 from 19:00 – 22:00 and Sunday January 22 from 13:30 until 16:30
- For ticket availability visit Peculiar Productions Ticketsource page.