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Swansea Grand Theatre Arts Wing Depot Studio presents a Season of Lunchtime Theatre     

Swansea Grand Theatre Arts Wing Depot Studio presents a Season of Lunchtime Theatre Swansea Grand Theatre Arts Wing Depot Studio presents - in association with Fluellen Theatre - A Season of Lunchtime Theatre

The Grand Theatre is set to continue with another season of Lunchtime Theatre presentations in the coming months as Season III is ready to be lightly simmered, brought to the boil, seasoned, garnished and served up to its appreciative audiences.

Since the Lunchtime series of drama was launched at the Grand Theatre in autumn 2008, the plays have developed into a welcome addition to an exciting range of drama productions at the venue.

Designed to encourage new and old audiences to tuck into drama in a very ambient and informal setting, the Lunchtime Theatre series - (developed from The Dylan Thomas Centre’s Events programme) - demonstrates that drama is very much alive, well and being enjoyed in Swansea.

The series has had some notable successes’ as it has set out to use local talent for the writing, acting and directing of the plays and has also been able to use new writers from Swansea University’s Creative Writing course to give a few writers their first performed works alongside published writers such as Ray Williams, Derek Webb and Peter Read. In so doing the series has created a fresh mix of drama in the intimate surroundings of the theatre’s Studio space

Performances start at 12.30pm and last for no more than an hour, and should see audiences enjoy a diet of ‘local and fresh drama’

Peter Richards, Director of Fluellen Theatre commented, “We have been so pleased with how the series’ have been received to date and think that Swansea audiences will enjoy this new series of plays even more”.

Gary Iles, General Manager at Swansea Grand Theatre also added “We see this as a great idea to continue to develop and sustain our drama audiences. It is really good to see the Arts Wing programme developing and really enhancing the Grand’s overall programme. In a very short time it has really established itself and I urge people to grab a taste of this new season of Lunchtime Theatre.”

Tickets for all performances can be purchased in advance as well as on the day and are available from the Theatre Box Office, 01792 475715, with tickets just £5.00 (concessions £4.00)

Summer Season 2009:
May 9th & 16th
By Derek Webb

It is, it seems, an ordinary evening in the security control room of The Oaks Shopping Centre. Ordinary, that is, until the arrival of Keith, a robber of quite breathtaking incompetence, who is attempting the heist of the century. Great comedy from Derek Webb

May 23rd & 30th
To A Sunless Sea
By Daniel McGowan

In 2000, the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk sank whilst on an exercise in the Barents Sea. At first the Russians declined all help from the West to rescue the crew. By the time they agreed, it was too late. In this outstanding new play, we experience the plight of the submariners below the surface and the political and moral turmoil above

June 6th & 13th
What A Racket
By Ray Williams

The gang are back! The members of the Free Wales Army (Clydach branch) who delighted audiences in Grand Lunchtime Theatre`s DAI THE SPY, return to the stage in a newly-written prequel. In this latest instalment of life in 1960s Clydach as it never was, gravedigger DO unearths something of great interest, something that Delora, Evan and Sam can use to gain the upper hand on their sworn enemy, local copper Sergeant Price. Laughs are guaranteed

All performances start at 12.30pm and last for no longer than an hour.

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