We are a creative producer and as well as presenting and curating the best touring work, we create our own productions, festivals and events which we hope will entertain, stimulate and inspire our audiences at home and abroad.
We prioritise work that...
Celebrates the voice as an instrument
Our focus is on making theatre with music; musical theatre, plays with songs, gig theatre or a story where the score is fundamental to the production.
Gives a platform to a wide variety of voices
We produce innovative, contemporary work that both entertains and challenges our audiences, telling new stories and giving a platform to new voices including those that are under-represented, celebrating Wales in all its diversity.
Connects to Wales
Our work promotes Welsh talent or tells stories with Welsh roots for audiences to enjoy at home and abroad.
We believe in work that has the power to expand our worlds, spark emotions and fire imaginations. We do this by...
Our work connects Wales and the world, developing commercial partnerships which enable us to share our work with more audiences, giving it a longer life through touring and raising our profile.
Our work is rooted in collaborating with the best artists from Wales and beyond and finding opportunities for challenge and growth.
We provide hands-on training associated with our productions which develops skills for work and clear career pathways for new voices and young people in Wales
Test and Grow
We create a research and development environment that gives artists the right time, space and support to allow for failure,and experimentation, enabling good ideas to emerge and fly.
So far we've successfully produced/ co-produced...
Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected – the biggest arts event ever to take place in Cardiff, as 250,000 people took to the streets to celebrate Roald Dahl’s centenary. Co-produced with National Theatre Wales.
Man to Man – a five-star re-imagining of Manfred Karge’s one-woman show which toured the UK and was performed in the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave festival in New York.
The Last Mermaid – a musical interpretation of the classic fairy tale, written by Charlotte Church for our first Festival of Voice in 2016.
Land of Our Fathers – a dark comedy about Welsh miners trapped in a pit, which toured the UK.
Tiger Bay the Musical – another large-scale musical, this time a co-production with Cape Town Opera about the multicultural docklands of Cardiff and the Marquis of Bute. It played to an audience of 26,000 over two weeks in the Donald Gordon Theatre.
Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) – this one-woman cabaret co-produced, written and performed by Carys Eleri garnered excellent reviews, won Best Cabaret at the Adelaide Fringe and toured Wales – in English and Welsh – to great acclaim.
Cave – a production with Camille O’Sullivan for Festival of Voice 2018, which played London, Auckland, Adelaide, Brighton, Edinburgh and Germany.
Double Vision – a musical co-production with Cardiff-based Gagglebabble of a lost Hitchcock film script for Festival of Voice 2018.
Highway One – a five-star reviewed musical by Katell Keineg, co-produced with August 012 for Festival of Voice 2018, about the journey of a woman from Cardiff to consult the Oracle at Delphi by way of encounters with Maria Callas and Pasolini.
The Mirror Crack’d – an Agatha Christie adaptation by Rachel Wagstaff, it played a successful tour to over 28,000 people including a two-week run at Cardiff’s New Theatre where it achieved record sales for a drama. This was a co-production with Wiltshire Creative.
RED – a cracking festive show co-produced with Likely Story in 2019, inspired by the classic fairy tale The Little Red Riding Hood.
The cornerstone of our production schedule is our now annual Festival of Voice; an international arts festival showcasing all the voice can do and immersing its audience in the incredible talents of artists from across the globe.
We have a feast of mid-to large-scale productions and co-productions at various stages of development to share with audiences over the next five years.
Watch this space...
Tiger Bay the Musical
Set in Cardiff Docks in the early 1900s, extreme poverty meets supreme wealth and coal is king.
The Mirror Crack'd
This thrilling play is based on Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery novel, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side.
City of the Unexpected
A fantastical live extravaganza through the streets of Cardiff celebrating the life and work of Roald Dahl.
Festival of Voice
Our international arts festival, bringing artists and audiences together over four days of incredible live music, thought-provoking performance and inspirational talks.
Only the Brave
A D-Day musical delving into the lives of the men and women who made astonishing sacrifices.
Man to Man
Our first full in-house production, reimagined Manfred Karge’s play about one woman’s survival in Nazi Germany.
This co-production with August 012 follows a surreal journey to Delphi with a grieving woman, mythical Centaur, Italian film maker and mystic.
Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)
On Tour: Carys Eleri's one-woman science/comedy/music show examining the intricacies of love.
This ambitious co-production with Gagglebabble was part murder mystery, part gig with plenty of twists and turns.
The Beauty Parade
Dropped by moonlight to set Europe ablaze...