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Theatr Clwyd announces 2017 season

Theatr Clwyd artistic director Tamara Harvey
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A major revival of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice will lead the 2017 season at Theatr Clwyd.

Jim Cartwright’s play, which follows a shy girl with a powerful singing voice, will be directed by Kate Wasserberg, artistic director of the Other Room in Cardiff, and will run in the theatre’s Anthony Hopkins space from October 5 to 28.

The season will also feature the world premiere of BoHo, a devised musical from Hijinx Theatre Company with score and direction by Hannah Noone. The cast will include learning disabled and non-disabled actors. It will run from June 22 to 24.

Theatr Clwyd artistic director Tamara Harvey, who begins her second year in charge of the Welsh venue, will direct Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in a new translation by Peter Gill, running from September 21 to October 14.

Paines Plough will return to the venue with three world premieres in its pop-up Roundabout space, all directed by the company’s co-artistic director James Grieve in co-productions with Theatr Clwyd and the Orange Tree Theatre in London.

Elinor Cook’s Out of Love follows a friendship across thirty years, Sarah McDonald-Hughes’ How to Be a Kid is a children’s play looking at family and fitting in, and Black Mountain by Brad Birch is psychological thriller about betrayal.

Harvey said: “Celebrating homegrown talent is at the forefront of what we do at Theatr Clwyd and we are privileged, in this forthcoming season, to be working with world renowned and emerging Welsh and Wales-based artists, including playwrights Peter Gill and Brad Birch and director Kate Wasserberg.

“As I begin my second year in the role of artistic director, I’m looking forward to building on the inspiring relationships we’ve formed with some of the UK’s most creative individuals and companies.”

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