Maybe Dick

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

MAYBE DICK By John Hewer Based on the novel 'Moby-Dick' by Herman Melville Directed by Bruce Knight Herman Melville's classic tale of revenge and retribution is retold in this inventive, comic retelling on the high seas from the company behind ‘Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show’ and ‘Dracula! One Bloody Fang After Another’. Nantucket, 1841. Ishmael signs on to the Pequod, and witnesses the perils of nature, obsession, punning and physical comedy, as Captain Ahab conducts a reckless pursuit of the savage white whale, Moby Dick. All plot will be lampooned. All jokes will be harpooned. "Absolutely brought the house [...]

Once a Catholic

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

The Play Group are delighted to present this hysterical comedy by Mary O'Malley.  Set in a convent school in 1950s London,  we meet 3 girls (all named Mary) from Form 5A , as they prepare to sit their O Levels. Under the watchful eyes of the nuns who teach them, their academic year is peppered with religious lecturing; secret meetings with boys -both suitable and not so suitable; school treats (Mother Basil's lovely fillum show) and many opportunities to share what they know about the world beyond their cloistered Catholic existence. Based on the true life experiences of the writer, this [...]

Once a Catholic

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

The Play Group are delighted to present this hysterical comedy by Mary O'Malley.  Set in a convent school in 1950s London,  we meet 3 girls (all named Mary) from Form 5A , as they prepare to sit their O Levels. Under the watchful eyes of the nuns who teach them, their academic year is peppered with religious lecturing; secret meetings with boys -both suitable and not so suitable; school treats (Mother Basil's lovely fillum show) and many opportunities to share what they know about the world beyond their cloistered Catholic existence. Based on the true life experiences of the writer, this [...]

Life’s Little VicToms

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Get ready to experience a one-of-a-kind comedy play, "Life's Little VicToms," that is hilariously developed from true stories. It ingeniously blends theatre with situation comedy to captivate the audience. Follow Vicky and Tom, a middle-aged couple, in two very different scenarios as they tackle the ups and downs of everyday life. This play's unique style masterfully breaks the fourth wall, drawing the audience into the narrative. Get ready for a wild ride in Act One: Tom's grand idea of whisking Vicky away on a two-week holiday in France with a caravan in tow goes awry. Cue the comedy of errors: Poor [...]

Life’s little VicToms

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Get ready for a side-splitting, fourth wall-breaking adventure in Life's Little VicToms! This sit-com-meets-theatre masterpiece follows the lives of Vicky and Tom, a middle-aged couple who just can't seem to catch a break. In Act One, join them on a hilarious caravan holiday filled with one mishap after another. Then, in Act Two, discover that awkward conversations about sex aren't the only cringe-worthy moments in their lives.

THE ALCHEMIST by Ben Jonson

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company presents a zany, 1960s version of Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, The Alchemist. When a pandemic strikes London, upper-class twit Fabien Lovewit flees the city, leaving his Blackfriars town house in the care of his butler, Jeremy. Immediately, Jeremy changes his identity to Captain Face, and invites two notorious con-artists – Doll and Subtle – to join him in a hilarious campaign to fleece a series of local nitwits: Dapper (who wants to become a high-rolling gambler), Drugger (who wants to open a spanking new mini-market), Sir Epicure Mammon (whose lust for food, drink and loose women knows [...]

THE ALCHEMIST by Ben Jonson

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company presents a zany, 1960s version of Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, The Alchemist. When a pandemic strikes London, upper-class twit Fabien Lovewit flees the city, leaving his Blackfriars town house in the care of his butler, Jeremy. Immediately, Jeremy changes his identity to Captain Face, and invites two notorious con-artists – Doll and Subtle – to join him in a hilarious campaign to fleece a series of local nitwits: Dapper (who wants to become a high-rolling gambler), Drugger (who wants to open a spanking new mini-market), Sir Epicure Mammon (whose lust for food, drink and loose women knows [...]

THE ALCHEMIST by Ben Jonson

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company presents a zany, 1960s version of Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, The Alchemist. When a pandemic strikes London, upper-class twit Fabien Lovewit flees the city, leaving his Blackfriars town house in the care of his butler, Jeremy. Immediately, Jeremy changes his identity to Captain Face, and invites two notorious con-artists – Doll and Subtle – to join him in a hilarious campaign to fleece a series of local nitwits: Dapper (who wants to become a high-rolling gambler), Drugger (who wants to open a spanking new mini-market), Sir Epicure Mammon (whose lust for food, drink and loose women knows [...]

Daughter of Bala

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Daughter of Bala by Adele Cordner   Dive into the remarkable tale of Betsi Cadwaladr, a name lost in the annals of history but not forgotten on the stage! In this gripping new play, written by Newport playwright Adele Cordner, witness the extraordinary life of a 19th-century Welsh woman whose adventures spanned continents and whose bravery helped reshape the course of wartime nursing history. Join Her Story Theatre Company as we journey through Betsi's captivating life story: from her humble beginnings in Wales to her globetrotting escapades in service, where she encountered fellow Welsh souls in the most unexpected corners of [...]

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High School Never Ends – The Musical

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Jukebox musical based around songs of Bowling for Soup. In 1989, 16-year-old Emily dumped her boyfriend Jaret. Now in 2008, neither of them has got over each other. A chance encounter causes them each to start reflecting on the past. Set between Texas and Ohio, High School Never Ends the Musical is a comedic love story of two high school sweethearts who fall out, part for years, and then have the opportunity to start again when there is a high school reunion. A series of nostalgia-filled flashback scenes to the 1980s highlight the peculiarities of being a high school student – a sense of bewilderment that never truly leaves us when we move into the adult world. [...]

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