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Wales Millennium Centre presents outstanding theatre in the autumn Weston Studio programme.     

Wales Millennium Centre presents outstanding theatre in the autumn Weston Studio programme.

This autumn, Wales Millennium Centre brings a season full of the UK’s most remarkable small scale theatre to its intimate Weston Studio. Showcasing a variety of artistic genres, including dance, music, circus and drama, the Weston Studio offers an eclectic programme, high quality performances and affordable prices.

Season highlights:

The Weston Studio will host two performances as part of the Centre’s Black History Month programme. Recalling a moving and powerful story about the journey from childhood to fatherhood, My Father and Other Superheroes (Oct 24) is set across continents and eras, and follows one man's struggle to come to terms with the responsibilities of being a parent. As part of the Black History Month festivities, the Weston Studio will also host Tavaziva Ten (Oct 25), a special anniversary performance celebrating ten years of Bawren Tavaziva's distinctive African dance style.

The dance theme will continue through the autumn season, when Ballet Cymru return to the Weston Studio with their production of Beauty and the Beast (Nov 16 - 17). With stunning costumes, breath-taking choreography and heart-breaking passion, Ballet Cymru present a haunting ballet based on a much loved gothic fairy tale.

As well as dance, the Weston Studio has consistently delivered cutting edge drama to Wales Millennium Centre’s audiences. Hiraeth (Oct 26 – 27) comes to the Centre after receiving rave reviews at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This touching drama began as a development piece from the Weston Studio’s Incubator project and explores the decline of tradition and identity through one woman’s struggle to escape her Welsh roots. The Weston Studio will welcome back another success story that began as an Incubator project, Lost in the Neuron Forest (Oct 21). Lost in the Neuron Forest is an interactive exploration of the personal significance of memories, told through one woman’s recollection of stories from her past following her diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Weston Studio will continue to deliver excellent circus productions in the upcoming autumn season. Gandini Juggling bring their award-winning show, Smashed (Dec 5) to the Centre, promising a mesmerising mix of circus and theatre, inspired by the work of Pina Bausch. Continuing the circus theme, Crashmat Collective’s Façade (Oct 17 – 18) offers a three-course dining experience complete with breath-taking aerial artistry that will blur the boundaries between audience and performer.

As the Weston Studio autumn season draws to a close in December, audiences can expect a cold snap like no other when Wales Millennium Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome and Christopher Green present The Frozen Scream (Dec 11 – 20). Based on the chilling legend of Jack Frost, this experiential stage adaptation of the cursed 1928 horror novel will send shivers down the spine this festive season.

Louise Miles-Crust, Head of Programming at Wales Millennium Centre said ‘It’s a real thrill to be welcoming back productions that began here at Wales Millennium Centre and it’s very rewarding to see how the initial ideas we supported through our Incubator projects have developed into acclaimed pieces of theatre. The Centre is continuing to premiere exciting pieces in our Weston Studio, and I’m particularly looking forward to The Frozen Scream this season, a new project we are co-producing with Birmingham Hippodrome.”

Tickets for the autumn Weston Studio season are now on sale. To book or for further information, visit
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