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Gwent Theatre's autumn schedule ....     

Adapted by Martin Riley
Music by Jack Glover

A highly visual adaptation in modern English with live music of Chaucer"s bawdy chronicle of journeying pilgrims on their way to Canterbury.
In a dramatic attempt to bring Geoffrey Chaucer to life, four medieval Alchemists present "The Pardoner"s Tale", "The Wife of Bath" and "The Miller"s Tale" in a high energy production with strong characterisation, physical style and audience interaction performed in knockabout Commedia style. Directed by Mike Rogers who directed Gwent Theatre"s critically acclaimed production of "Mirad, A Boy From Bosnia".
Gwent Theatre is touring this production to Secondary Schools from September 29th to November 14th 2003.
Public performances can be seen at:
Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Cardiff - October 17th at 7.30pm and The Melville Theatre, Abergavenny - October 24th at 7.30pm
Both performances are supported by the Arts Council of Wales "Night Out" touring scheme.

Gwent Theatre provides a high quality professional Theatre in Education service for schools and communities that is creative, diverse and inclusive.Performances and workshop activities create access and participation for young people to experience live theatre and develop an appreciation of literature and the creative arts, provoke discussion of current issues and inspire an interest in the world in which they live. The company also creates opportunities for young people to participate in theatre activities under the direction of professional theatre practitioners through the Gwent Young People"s Theatre. Gwent Theatre is based at the Melville Theatre in Abergavenny, a highly active and well resourced venue for small scale touring companies, films, youth theatre and arts activities.

Forthcoming productions:

A rare appearance by one of the key figures in 20th century drama. Arnold Wesker is the author of 42 plays, 4 volumes of short stories, extensive journalism and poetry. His plays have been translated into 17 languages and performed world-wide.
At The Borough Theatre, Abergavenny on December 5th at 7.30pm
Box Office 01873 850805
On behalf of the Gwent Young People"s Theatre

by Charles Way
The captivating tale of a young Icelandic boy who, with the family"s dog, embarks on a magical journey through the Arctic wasteland to find the family"s missing prize sheep meeting a host of strange creatures on the way.
Touring to Primary Schools for 6 - 9 year olds - December 2003 - March 2004
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