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Mamma Mia Star performs in Haunting New Play at Torch Theatre     

Mamma Mia Star performs in Haunting New Play at Torch Theatre Actress Vivien Parry, who has been working in the West End for two years playing the leading role in the hit musical Mamma Mia! will be performing at Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre next week in Clwyd Theatr Cymru’s thought provoking and totally spellbinding production, Memory.

Powerful performances by a “superlative” company of seven have been brilliantly and sensitively directed by Terry Hands, CBE. Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company for 25 years before joining Theatr Clwyd as Director and Chief Executive nearly ten years ago, Terry Hands has a multitude of prestigious awards and has become one of Britain’s most renowned theatre directors with an international reputation.

A play within a play, Memory is told by a company of actors. Between exchanging greetings and gossip, bickering over tea and complaining about re-writes – their friendly and easy going interaction draws you in … and rehearsals begin…

Moving between events in East Berlin in 1990, after the Wall came down and events in Bethlehem now, where a new security barrier is being built, Memory cleverly weaves past and present, revealing that history does in fact repeat itself, and begs the question whether lessons have been learned.

“ This superb play …cries out for worldwide acclaim. When that happens, we can say we were the lucky ones because we saw it first.” – and indeed, if you want to be moved, stimulated or energized into discussion, this fine piece of drama is an absolute ‘must see’.

A haunting new play which received rave reviews when it took part in the Brits Off Broadway Festival in New York last year, Memory can be seen at the Torch Theatre next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (1,2 & 3 September). To reserve tickets, call the Torch Theatre Box Office on 01646 695267 or visit their website
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