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National Theatre Wales announces new tour of :

news imagePossible by Shôn Dale-Jones

the show that was created during lockdown and
streamed into living rooms, is finally getting its moment in the spotlight

Possible, presented by National Theatre Wales, is touring to venues and theatres throughout Wales this autumn
Possible is being reimagined from a digital experience to a live stage show
Created and performed by Shôn Dale-Jones.

National Theatre Wales are reimagining their acclaimed online show Possible by Shôn Dale-Jones, into a live theatrical experience for audiences throughout Wales to enjoy in person this November.

Possible will tour to ten venues starting at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff on 4th November, before travelling across Wales from Flintshire to Pembrokeshire, Gwynedd to Gwent, ending at The Riverfront, Newport on 26th November - finishing the tour where it was first livestreamed, from an empty auditorium, back in June.

Possible was originally created as a digital performance streamed into people’s living rooms during lockdown, when theatres across the country were closed. Now, as venues in Wales reopen their doors, the original team are back together to reimagine the show to be performed live on stage in front of an audience.

National Theatre Wales, along with many other arts and entertainment organisations, are eager to breathe life back into the theatre sector after a challenging year for the industry, which was hit badly by the pandemic. Lorne Campbell, Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales said; “we are thrilled to finally have the greenlight to tour work and reconnect with audiences who have not been able to experience live theatre together for most of the past 18 months.”

A playful, honest and heartfelt piece of storytelling created and performed by Shôn Dale-Jones, Possible blends live theatre with a kaleidoscopic dreamscape of animation and film by Bear Thompson, underscored with original music performed live by John Biddle. It’s a show about love, creativity and finding the courage to explore the past, in order to shape the future.

Describing the show, Shôn Dale-Jones said; “Possible is a response to the last 18 months. I wanted to find a way of capturing the emotional journey we’ve been on since the pandemic exploded into our lives. I wanted to make something which might hold us together around the things that really matter, something that might encourage us to rise to the challenges. The show is about understanding that we need to address the past in order to realise the future and that there is no better time than the present to be doing that.”

National Theatre Wales is joining theatres and venues across the nation, to encourage anyone who might be planning a trip to the theatre to make use of the free to access lateral flow tests beforehand. In support of this, Lorne Campbell said; ‘Knowing that you’re safe before you go to a performance will help protect those around you, including the performers on stage, and will give us all the best possible chance of keeping our beloved theatres and venues open, and the magic of theatre alive.”

Possible by Shôn Dale-Jones is co-directed and designed by Stefanie Mueller. Original music performed live by John Biddle, animation and film projections by Bear Thompson, sound design by Sam Jones and lighting design by Katy Morison.

Possible will be performed live on stage throughout Wales from 4th until 26h November 2021.

For further information and to book, visit www.nationaltheatrewales.org/ntw_shows/possible-tour (English)
www.nationaltheatrewales.org/cy/ntw_shows/possible-tour (Welsh)

Possible contains content that some audience members may find triggering.



For further information, or to request an image or interview, please contact peterharding@nationaltheatrewales.org


Tour dates:
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff // Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 November
www.shermantheatre.co.uk // 02920 646900

Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil // Tuesday 9 November
https://bit.ly/3EehVva

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea // Thursday 11 November
www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk // 01792 602060

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven // Saturday 13 November
www.torchtheatre.co.uk // 01646 695267

Aberystwyth Arts Centre // Tuesday 16 November
www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk // 01970 623232

Theatr Clwyd, Mold // Friday 19 November
www.theatrclwyd.com // 01352 344101

Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor // Saturday 20 November
www.pontio.co.uk // 01248 382828

Memo Arts Centre, Barry // Monday 22 November
memoartscentre.co.uk // 01446 738622

Neuadd Dyfi, Aberdyfi // Wednesday 24 November
thelittleboxoffice.com/neuadddyfi/event/view/146591

The Riverfront, Newport // Friday 26 November
www.newportlive.co.uk/en/venues/riverfront // 01633 656757

Creative team:
Created and performed by
Shôn Dale-Jones

Co-directed and designed by
Stefanie Mueller

Composer and Collaborator
John Biddle

Filmmaker and Director of Photography
Bear Thompson

Sound Designer
Sam Jones

Lighting Designer
Katy Morison

Biography

Shôn Dale-Jones is a producer, director, performer and writer. He was Artistic Director of Hoipolloi from 1994 to 2020. Over this 25 year period he created 24 stage plays, 5 BBC radio dramas, 3 site-specific pieces, a few short films, a TV pilot and various online projects. His work has been presented in over 200 UK venues, 9 London theatres, in 20 countries across 6 continents and has been translated into 7 languages.
The partners he worked with include the BBC, Barbican, Royal Court, Sydney Opera House and Meyerhold Theatre, Moscow. His work has been supported by Arts Council England, The British Council and National Theatre Studios.

He is the winner of BBC Audio Drama Award; Edinburgh Fringe First Award (2); Total Theatre Award and has been nominated for a Prix Europa.

Most recently Shôn created The Loose Change Trilogy - The Duke, Me & Robin Hood, The Ladder - which raised almost £100,000 for vulnerable children, supporting the work of Save The Children and Street Child United. He is currently working with Ontroerend Goed in Belgium, writing a show for teenagers for Brageteatret in Norway and collaborating with Metis Arts on Love Letters to a Liveable Future. Possible will be his second show for NTW following Things I Forgot I Remembered in 2013.

National Theatre Wales
National Theatre Wales collaborates with people and places to make powerful, brave theatre inspired by the experiences and stories of the nation. Since its inception as Wales' English language theatre company, NTW has been bringing people together to reimagine and push the boundaries of what theatre can and should be.

NTW’s work has been formed out of connections made between communities and theatre makers; reshaping perceptions of what theatre is, how it’s made and where it happens. In NTW’s first ten years, the company has embedded itself in the different communities of Wales, building partnerships and relationships to unearth and tell stories on a variety of different stages: beaches, mountains, military training grounds, warehouses, nightclubs, village halls, theatres, and aircraft hangers to name a few; as well as reaching a global audience through innovative and experimental approaches to digital theatre.

Through TEAM and Creative Development, NTW has broken new ground working inclusively with communities and theatre makers. By connecting people and creativity within their own localities and landscapes, the company rethinks the way work is made while creating transformative opportunities and experiences that deepen the impact and value of theatre.


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