As a creative producer, we believe in making work that has the power to expand our worlds, spark emotions and fire imaginations.
We make our own productions, festivals and events that entertain, stimulate and inspire audiences and have a strong voice at their heart. Our focus is on making experiences with music; musical theatre, plays with songs, gig theatre or a story where the score is fundamental to the production.
We produce contemporary work that promotes Welsh talent, telling compelling stories through new and established voices including those that are under-represented, celebrating Wales in all its diversity.
As such we have collaborated with Deaf and hearing artists, bilingual performers, local composers, theatre companies and writers and LGBTQ+ artists to create new types of work that tell their stories, their way.
Over the past few years, we’ve strengthened our role as a production house with a fresh crop of productions made in Wales, for Wales and inspired by Wales, taking over our own stages and those across the UK and beyond. Our most recent productions include:
The Beauty Parade: Co-produced with pioneering theatre-maker Kaite O’Reilly, it told the moving story of the heroic female spies of the Second World War.
“An undeniable achievement… The play is part of the Wales Millennium Centre’s continued effort to bring more homegrown productions to their audiences."Wales Arts Review on The Beauty Parade
In a unique collaboration between deaf and hearing artists, it incorporated live music, evocative songs, dialogue and visual language and worked inclusively between Deaf and hearing cultures to give a multi-sensory interpretation of this incredible true story.
Festival of Voice: Our annual international arts festival showcasing all the voice can do and immersing its audience in the incredible talents of artists from across the globe.
Since the festival began, it's showcased some of the world’s most recognisable voices from across the musical spectrum including: Patti Smith, Van Morrison, Femi Kuti, Laura Marling, Candi Staton, Elvis Costello, Hugh Masekela, Rufus Wainwright, Fatoumata Diawara, John Grant and Angélique Kidjo.
In March 2021 while the country was in lockdown, four Welsh festivals including our own came together to broadcast Gŵyl 2021 on BBC Wales.
Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff): This one-woman cabaret co-produced, written and performed by bilingual writer and performer Carys Eleri garnered excellent reviews, won Best Cabaret at the Adelaide Fringe and toured Wales – in English and Welsh – to great acclaim.
The Mirror Crack’d: An Agatha Christie adaptation by Rachel Wagstaff, this co-production with Wiltshire Creative 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 at that venue and a version of the play was later produced and performed in Mumbai, India.
Past productions: RED/ Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected / Man to Man / The Last Mermaid / Land of Our Fathers / La Voix Humaine / Only the Brave / Tiger Bay the Musical / Double Vision / Highway One
In 2021 our productions are supported by the Garfield Weston Culture Fund, Bob and Lindsay Clark, the Arts Council of Wales, British Council and Welsh Government.
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.
RED was our 2019 Christmas co-production with award-winning storytellers, Likely Story who delivered a reworking of the classic fairy tale...
The Beauty Parade
This co-production with pioneering theatre-maker Kaite O’Reilly exposed the story of one of the most unique operations of the Second World War.
Four of Wales’ best-loved festivals – Festival of Voice, FOCUS Wales, Other Voices Cardigan and Aberystwyth Comedy Festival joined forces to create Gŵyl 2021.
Voices of Change
Voices of Change is our community-led project multimedia arts exhibition encapsulating the lives, hopes and dreams of our audiences and com...