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Melville Theatre summer programme     

Melville Theatre summer programme Thursday/Friday/Saturday 28/29/30 May at 7.30pm
Tickets: £6.00 / £4.00 concessions
‘MACBETH’ by William Shakespeare
Eight children from a valleys community decide to play out the story of Macbeth. One child is nominated to play the title role…
Shakespeare’s great tragedy exploring the nature of evil is viewed through the eyes of a group of eleven year old children.
At what age do we become morally responsible for our actions?

June 5th at 7.30pm
Tickets: £7.00/ £5.00 concessions
‘A LAMENT FOR MOTHS’ by Patrick Jones
Music by James Dean Bradfield
Told through the eyes of a child who takes us on a journey of his life, our world, the play looks at what or who creates violence and its effect on young people. It is a play concerned with responsibility, with the consequences of actions, with how we relate to one another, with the world we have created, with our fear and destruction of nature and ultimately about how we find peace in unity and make safer relationships in a world bent on war. It is an exploration of masculinity and what it is to be a male in today’s culture.

June 12th at 7.30pm **
Tickets: £7.00/£5.00 concessions
‘CHASING RAINBOWS’ by Glenys Evans
Hayley has been chosen as the face of inclusion and heads to London to perform her poem at the National Inclusion Day Conference. Her story takes place between South Wales and Big Ben and includes an unexpected encounter on a 125 train.
The roller-coaster of strange incidents brings huge challenges to all involved and poses many questions about choice and inclusion.
Will Hayley make it to the conference in time? And will the notes for the keynote speaker ever be found?
Hijinx Theatre specialises in creating theatre for
and with people with learning disabilities in the community.
**Supported by ACW ‘Night Out’ Scheme

July 9th /10th at 7.30pm
Tickets: £6.00 / £4.00 concessions
An adaptation of Bill Forsyth’s original film script by Andrew Bethell.
Gregory’s Girl tells the story of the lanky, gawky Gregory and his attempted romance with Dorothy, a mature and cool 15 year old whose skill at football puts all the boys, including Gregory, to shame.

July 15th at 7.30pm
Tickets £4 at door
Abergavenny Carnival Dance Extravaganza
Featuring local dance clubs
July 23rd & 24th 2009 at 7.00pm
July 25th at 2.30pm (Signed Performance)
Tickets: £8.00 / £6.00 concessions

Philip Pullman’s
Adapted by Simon Reade
Music and lyrics by Chris Larner
‘Here you are, an honest and willing youth; and here I am, a Scarecrow of enterprise and talent. What would you say if I offered you the position of my personal servant?... We might sometimes go hungry, but we shall never want for adventure. Well? What do you say?’
Bring a picnic, warm/waterproof clothing and something to sit on and enjoy an exciting and lively performance that will take you on a zany journey full of surprises in the beautiful grounds of Abergavenny Castle.

Tickets for all events available in advance from
the Borough Theatre Box Office - 01873 850805
For further information Tel: 01873 853167

Activities at the Melville Theatre are supported by Offstage, a voluntary organisation which meets regularly to promote performances, provide a front-of-house service, run a bar for theatre performances, help with fund raising events – and to socialise. Offstage members make a vital contribution to the continuing success of the theatre and attracting new audiences.
If you would like to join, give us a ring on 01873 853167.

Facilities for people with disabilities
We are committed to making our facilities easily accessible so that disabled people can enjoy and participate in all our activities. At the rear of the building, disabled parking spaces lead to well-lit access for wheelchair users. Once inside, the bar, foyer and auditorium are all accessible on one level. Two wheelchair spaces are provided in the auditorium and an infra-red audio system is available for the hard of hearing. There is also a toilet facility for people with disabilities.
Please advise the box office of your requirements when booking:
We also suggest that you confirm the availability of wheelchair spaces in advance of the performance.

How to book your tickets
To book tickets in advance either telephone Borough Theatre Box Office on 01873 850805 or call in person at any time between 9.30am and 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Subject to demand, tickets will also be available on the night at the Melville Theatre.
For further information telephone the Melville Theatre on 01873 853167
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