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A Wales Millennium Centre Production

PONTYPOOL

A new stage adaptation by Hefin Robinson

30 October – 9 November 2024

Weston Studio

Don’t. Breathe. A word.

Radio DJ Grant Mazzy was once king of the airwaves, but his big mouth and even bigger ego have reduced him to a washed-up star. Forced to leave the national stations behind, he finds himself at Beacon Radio, Pontypool’s little-known station in the South Wales valleys.

On a snowy St Dwynwen’s Day, Mazzy and his team settle in for another breakfast show of news, weather, traffic and call-ins. But things take a disturbing turn when muddled reports come in of an outbreak of riots and babbling crowds in the town.

Panic spreads. Terror closes in. Can Mazzy remain on air to make sense of it all, or will Pontypool fall silent?

Based on the original radio play by Tony Burgess which inspired the 2008 cult horror film, Pontypool is a new stage adaptation of the story that turned the zombie genre on its head.

Adapted for the stage by Hefin Robinson and directed by Dan Phillips, with immersive sound design by Ben Samuels.

A Wales Millennium Centre Production.

Credits

A new stage adaptation by Hefin Robinson
Based on the cult horror story by Tony Burgess

Director Dan Phillips
Set & Costume Designer Cory Shipp
Lighting Designer Simisola Majekodunmi
Sound Designer Ben Samuels
Composer Nicola T Chang
Movement and Intimacy Director Lucy Glassbrook
Casting Director Hannah Miller CDG
Executive Producer Pádraig Cusack

Start time:
Mon – Sat 7.30pm*
Sat 9 November 2.30pm
*Earlier start time of 7pm on Fri 1 November

Previews: 30 + 31 October 7.30pm £10

Running time: TBC

Age guidance: 13+

Warnings: Strong language; loud and intense noises; blood; themes of death, illness and infection 

ACCESS

Audio Description
Wed 6 November 7.30pm
Sat 9 November 2.30pm

Captioned
Thu 7 November 7.30pm

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Disabled, Students, Under 30s + Unwaged

£3 off

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A new stage adaptation by Hefin Robinson