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On the Edge archive

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Archive listings for On the Edge

Work type: Play.

The Pity of War - T180661237

A season of script-in-hand performances of plays by great and new Welsh writers and writers living in Wales. Poems and reflective narrative from the young soldier/poet.Author Gwynne Edwards.
4 Mar 14Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L111323204

Sex and Power at the Beau Rivage - T95733478

First produced by Theatr Y Byd, a company founded by Ian Rowlands, in 2003. An exotic look at the life of D.H. Lawrence and his wife Frieda.
16 May 13The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L1482673817

The Way of Water - T051591521

Michael Kelligan's widely acclaimed On The Edge project of script-held performances of plays by mainly Welsh and Wales-based authors. The Way of Water deals with the after effects of the oil spill in Mexico Bay in 2010 and the way it has impinged on the lives of people living on the coastline.
21 Mar 13The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L0445845034

A Nice Drink - T761694739

The play won the Drama Association of Wales best One Act play 2012 competition and the judge was Ian Rowlands. It has been developed into a full-length play by the Welsh Fargo Stage Company.Author Jude Garner.
14 Feb 13The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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Too Easy Luv! - T02015590816

Richard Burton meets Noel Coward outside the Pearly Gates!Director Hugh Thomass.
13 Dec 12The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L1436262971

MOG - T02121452411

One boy goes off to Drama College, his cousin stays at home the family drama that ensues tries to capture the real world but the surreal keeps bursting its way in!Author Aled Roberts.
8 Nov 12The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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Mog - T546632038

Mog is a bright lad soon off to college. His cousin Alyn is a bit of an idler. There's friction between the families. Alyn's Ma is very fond of Mog but she's given up on her son though is still seeking a girl with a sturdy frame for him. Da and Ma's conversations are a continual war of words, their weapons are chicken legs and turkey twizzlers. Come and join this furious romp through family life in Brynmawr! The latest of Michael Kelligan's script-in-hand readings.Author Aled Roberts. Director James Ashton.
6 Nov 12Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L77706009

Moist - T0559542794

"I had all the coke I could get up my nose, all the women that my hot tub would hold and more money than I'd ever be able to spend, and do you know what? I don't miss any of it. But I'd give my right arm to have one more chance to stand up there and make people laugh again. And then, just maybe she'd come back to me".Performer Nathan Sussex.
11 Oct 12The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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The Road to Port of Barry - T02053338621

Kelly is lying low in Billy's caravan, the comedy banter between them challenges some of our best known double acts and when the man in a suit comes along to tell them an ostrich has been killed the mayhem rises to a full crescendo.Author Robert Gould.
13 Sep 12The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L1222354250

The Road to Port of Barry - T1443188624

September marks the eighth anniversary of Michael Kelligan's highly regarded programme of script-in-hand readings of plays by Welsh and Wales-based writers. Robert Gould and Christopher Orton's play centres on the comedy banter between caravan-dwelling Billy and his mate Kelly. When the man in a suit comes along and tells them an ostrich has been killed the mayhem rises to a full crescendo!
11 Sep 12Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
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Downtown Paradise - T1481922938

"Is there such a thing as a tale without a moral?" Inspirational young lawyer Rachel Bloom is determined to fight oppression but will the world inside the notorious Santanero prison be more than a match for her firebrand determination? Michael Kelligan directs this script-in-hand performance of the play by Mark Jenkins, author of the internationally acclaimed Playing Burton.Author Mark Jenkins. Director Michael Jenkins. Performer Clare Cage. Performer Sule Rimi.
31 May 12The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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29 May 12Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
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On the Edge - T1598504590

Saddened by the death of his parents in a car crash, Harold has moved into their house which he has encased in plastic. The recurring memory of the delight he experienced wearing a plastic space suit they had given him for his eighth birthday brings him out of his melancholy. He falls in love with an actress he sees in a TV commercial and ventures into the outside world to find her. A script-in-hand performance.Author Ian Rowlands. Director Julie Barclay.
10 Apr 12Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L0871344671

Free Folk - T247809728

Gary Owen is the most successful playwright working in Wales today. The folk begin not to feel so free when a 'charming' intruder enters their midst. A script-held performance directed by Michael Kelligan.
15 Dec 11The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L1136721947

Free Folk - T1580382648

it's ten years since Gary Owen's first play Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco burst onto the chapter stage, introducing us to a storyteller with great humanity, emotion and humour. since then, his plays have been performed and acclaimed across the world. Free Folk is a joyful and witty exploration of what it is to live in the rural britain of today. the play was commissioned and first performed by the forest forge theatre company, based in the new forest where the play is set. a script-held performanceAuthor Gary Owen. Director Elise Davison.
13 Dec 11Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L0799780365

T251491809

Two Kardiff Boyos set up their own 'Guantanamo Bay'. Alan Harris' play 'A Good Night In The Valleys' was the first production from National Theatre Wales. A script-held performance directed by Michael Kelligan.Director Michael Kelligan.
24 Nov 11The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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On The Edge Presents Where Does The Laughter Come From. Following the acclaimed success of the NTW's The Dark Philosophers, here the playwright himself, Gwyn Thomas , gives us the secrets of his life and laughter.
26 May 11The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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Burning the Curtain - T1643554979

Michael Kelligan returns with his On The Edge project of script-held performances of new and well known plays from Wales under the title The Great and The Good. Burning The Curtain A new comedy from Gwynne Edwards, the translator of Lorca’s The Houses of Bernada Alba, the first production from Theatr Pena at The Riverfront in 2009 Horror, violence, bombings and torture - All during a rehearsal of A Midsummer Nights Dream in which you might find yourself taking part!Author Gwynne Edwards.
28 Apr 11The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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The Perplexing Puzzle of the Pedigree Pet and the Policeman - T01974231499

The third production in Michael Kelligan’s Back To The Boys season of script-in-hand performances is a broad comedy taking a sideways look at Conan Doyle’s arch detective Sherlock Holmes. See sleuth and sidekick in female attire and not for any reason you might guess!Author Terry Victor. Director Terry Victor.
26 Apr 11Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L1803357060

Nine Suitcases - T0813975275

Arrested by fascists in 1944, the Hungarian writer Béla Zsolt and his wife were sent to the ghetto of Nagyvárad to await deportation, with little hope of survival. By the end of the Second World War, 19,000 Jews, including the couple’s daughter, had been deported from Nagyvárad to Auschwitz. But Béla and Agnes Zsolt managed to escape their captors and find safety in Switzerland.Author Bela Zsolt. Adapted by David Prince.
8 Mar 11Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L166608356

Night Horse - T0508954954

The final production in Michael Kelligan’s popular ‘Deadlier Than The Male’ season of script-held plays by women with female directors. Lynn Hunter directs this very successful radio play for the stage. It’s a tense and moving drama set on a housing estate in Cardiff where innocent children play, happily unaware that the war in Afghanistan is about to impinge on their lives. Catrin Clarke is a Bafta award-winning radio and television writer. She has worked on Belonging, Mistresses, Casualty and The Bill.Author Catrin Clarke.
7 Dec 10Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L862384041

An Absent Look - T435517039

Like many writers in Wales the award winning Catalonian playwright Mercãš Sarrias writes much of the time for television but she remains one of Spain’s most controversial playwrights. She is a part of Projecte Vaca supporting and promoting the work of female dramatists. In An Absent Look she experiments with the notions of relativity, a cutting-edge and exciting challenge to the Hispanic textual theatre tradition.
28 Oct 10The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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Deadlier than the Male!: Don't Breathe a Word - T983851301

A dreamer and a realist thrash things out. Susan Richardson is the resident poet on Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 and was poet-in-residence at last year’s Chelsea Flower Show on BBC2.Author Susan Richardson.
29 Apr 10The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L02056249292

Deadlier than the Male!: Gryfhead - T1567884310

A haunting and savagely funny re-working of Keats’ macabre tale, Isabella or A Pot of Basil, features Ella who lives on a bleak modern estate. Lucy Gough achieved an MA in Playwriting at Birmingham UniversityAuthor Lucy Gough.
11 Mar 10The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L814214793

Gryfhead - T01133950980

Michael Kelligan continues his Deadlier Than The Male season of script-held performances of plays by female writers and directors with this remarkable story by Lucy Gough. Gryfhead is not only a highly imaginative and inventive piece of theatre but it’s also anexceptionally dark and humorous one. It takes its inspiration from a tale first told by Boccaccio and later by John Keats, in which an overprotective man deems thathis sister’s lover is not good enough for her, and murders him.
9 Mar 10Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L1785440199

Paying the Full Whack - T01924481536

Michael Kelligan opens his season of plays by women writers and directors with this play by actor, singer, comedian, writer and linguist, Gwenno Dafydd. Written shortly after the Falklands war, the play is a sad but timely reminder of human conflict and futility. The global picture is seen through the eyes of two young Welsh Families. The play came second in the Main Drama Competition in the National Eisteddfod in 2002.Author Gwenno Dafydd.
9 Feb 10Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L666639451

A Marriage of Convenience - T1609517248

From Chapter Cardiff, Michael Kelligan presents a series of staged, script-held performances of Plays from Wales.Author Ian Rowlands.
10 Dec 09The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L713443867

Straight Talk - T213717349

From Chapter Cardiff, Michael Kelligan presents a series of staged, script-held performances of Plays from Wales.Author Dan Anthony.
19 Nov 09The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L02078279308

Burton - T0379658060

Wales’ best known actor, Richard Burton died twenty five years ago. Not long before that, a few miles from Burton’s birthplace, actor Rhodri Miles was born. They never met, but by the time young Rhodri was ten years old Burton had become his hero. Now he lives his dream, as he plays the ‘Lion of the Welsh’ in this one man play by Gwynne Edwards.Author Gwynne Edwards. Director Hugh Thomas. Performer Rhodri Miles.
27 Oct 09Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L1767837279

Dandelion - T0274008893

Rachel, Mary and old Mrs Hartson are content to let their lives slip away gently... but it's not that simple. Earnest is determined to go down fighting. In fact he's determined not to go down at all and his rumbustious 'carryings on' begin to cause mayhem in the Hospice!Author Patrick Jones. Director Allan Cook. Performer Michael Kelligan (Earnest). Performer Sharon Morgan. Performer Christine Pritchard.
10 Sep 09The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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8 Sep 09Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
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A Pair of Cardiff Pants - T637166677

Script-held performances of Plays from WalesAuthor Alan Osborne.
11 Jun 09The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L01863690353

A Pair of Cardiff Shorts - T124736194

The last production in Michael Kelligan’s spring season of scriptheld productions from leading Welsh dramatists. For his iconic Merthyr Trilogy, Alan Osborne drew on the influences of his home town. In these two shorts plays he fixes his perceptive and twinkling eye on the city where he has lived for over twenty years. Among other ‘Kardiff karacters’ he introduces us to a boxer who takes an extraordinary attitude to his challenging fights.Director Russell Gomer.
9 Jun 09Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L1652780901

Asylum - T01851126087

Script-held performances of Plays from Wales. A play by Mark Ryan based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson.Author Mark Ryan.
16 Apr 09The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L01203145576

Caribbean Angels - T0237384883

Michael Kelligan’s ‘Look Who’s Talking Now’ season continues with a script-held performance of a play by Cardiff’s Tony Etoria. Joy has reached that stage in mid-life where she feels she has to do something before time passes her by. Change comes from a most unexpected quarter, as she learns that there is a little bit of magic in all of usAuthor Tony Etoria.
17 Mar 09Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L0730500100

Solitude - T0690804481

Michael Kelligan’s Look Who’s Talking Now season kicks off with a script-held performance from another Welsh contemporary playwright. This often surreal play finds the blocked writer Trecci (Loosely based on the Scottish 20th century ‘avant-garde’ novelist Alexander Trocchi) alone on his barge, only stepping out for riotous visits to the pub and occasional sexual encounters with his neighbour’s one-legged wife. An attractive young man who turns out to be an attractive young woman steps into his life and Trecci is unwilling to be drawn back into the world outside...Author Dic Edwards.
19 Feb 09The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L928852698
17 Feb 09Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
listing details L0670130519

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