UP POMPEII - A COMEDY BY MILES TREDINNICK DIRECTED BY ANDREW PIPPEN
Theatre Adhoc return to perform this outrageous comedy based on the original characters in the Frankie Howerd BBC comedy, this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii brings back all the television favourites in this full-length play.
Tuesday 21st January
Wednesday 22nd January
Thursday 23rd January
Friday 24th January
Saturday 25th January
A riot from start to finish.
DODGY RECEPTION - A COMEDY WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JULIA SWAIN
When Candice and Darren tie the knot in the sleepy Welsh village of Pant-y-Gusset they expect the reception to go without a hitch - but fate has other plans. The vicar isn't quite sure why she's there, the mother of bride is waiting for her call to baking stardom and the man eating bridesmaid is too busy chasing the bewildered best man. To top that, the groom's gone missing! What else could possibly go wrong?
Saturday 15th February 2020 at 7:30pm
Abertillery Salvation Army Hall
MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD - A PLAY BY CHARLOTTE KEATLEY DIRECTED BY JONATHAN HALL
My Mother Said I Never Should, by Charlotte Keatley, is a bitter sweet story looking at four generations of women from the same family and their interactions with each other over a 70 year period.
We meet each character at different stages of their life and come to understand how they made the decisions they did in the light of the age in which they were living.
Resentment simmers under the surface between mother and daughter. It is the perfect storm for a thought provoking series of events that bring to light the destructive nature of lies and deceit.
From the same team that brought you Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Theatre Adhoc present another classic and iconic play that is guaranteed to provide you with an evening of dynamic and engaging theatre.
Tuesday 17th March 2020 at 7:15pm
Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 7:15pm
Thursday 2nd April 2020 at 7:15pm
Friday 3rd April 2020 at 7:15pm
Saturday 4th April 2020 at 2pm
MORE ABOUT US
The AdHoc Family
Theatre AdHoc has been delighting audiences across Greater Gwent for many years.
The company was originally formed to sponsor small troupes in the annual Gwent One Act Play festival. Performances progressed to short plays within theatrical cabaret evenings in community venues across the borough of Torfaen and then, in 2011, the company performed "The Best End of Lamb" followed by "What's For Pudding?" and "Heroes" in small local tours. AdHoc’s first full length community collaborative production of "A Christmas Carol" was met with great critical success, propelling the company on to larger venues and longer tours.
Theatre AdHoc has continued to play to sold out audiences with productions of "The Vicar of Dibley", "Allo, Allo!", "Gasping", "Don't Get Your Vicars in a Twist" and in 2018 "Blackadder Goes Forth". The company recently returned to Dibley with a specially adapted script, touring across five full scale theatre venues in South Wales.
Another first for Theatre AdHoc in 2018 was their “Evening of New Writing”, providing an opportunity for members of the company to showcase their own writing, a successful event being repeated in 2019. A small team of AdHoccers have also taken their first steps into serious drama, with a studio production of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" at The Congress Theatre, Cwmbran, - a production that was met with critical acclaim.
In the wake of this success, a partnership was established with The Blaenavon Workmen's Hall, founding its first resident theatre company in over 30 years. Aptly named AdHoc @ The Workmen's, their first production in 2018 was "Keeping up Appearances" followed by a collaborative production of "A Christmas Carol" (featuring members of the Blaenavon Town Brass Band, Dawnsio Blaenafon and a specially formed choir of carollers). AdHoc Children's Theatre (ACT), also based at the Workmen’s, provides performance training and theatrical opportunities for younger members of the community.
And the Theatre AdHoc Family continues to grow!
AdHoc @ Tyleri will be launched in Abertillery in early 2019 and the newly formed Theatre AdHoc Education and Training will be providing drama provision in schools and youth organisations throughout the country. In addition to theatre-based productions, the company also form small troupes of community performers when required to take part in local events - such as The Man Engine Tour of Wales and The Bevan Festival in Tredegar.
Theatre AdHoc is dedicated to providing opportunities for members of the South Wales valley communities to participate in theatre, whether as a performer or as a spectator. The AdHoc family is always looking to recruit new members and to continue to provide opportunities for performers, writers and back stage crew. So, whether you are highly experienced, a compete novice or just looking to add to your theatrical CV - get in touch!
THE ADHOC FAMILY
An extended support network
If you are interested in becoming a member of Theatre AdHoc please use the contact form at the bottom of this website.
THEATRE ADHOC ON TOUR
The original incarnation of Theatre AdHoc responsible for productions such as 'Allo 'Allo, Gasping, Don't Get Your Vicars in a Twist and Blackadder Goes Forth toured around venues in Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent.
THEATRE ADHOC @ THE WORKMEN'S
The resident theatre company at Blaenavon Workmen's Hall performing two productions per year in April and December.
ADHOC CHILDREN'S THEATRE
AdHoc Children's Theatre which provides theatre training and performance opportunities for children between 8-18 years of age. The group meets on a Tuesday at Blaenavon Workmen's Hall.
THEATRE ADHOC @ TYLERI
The newest incarnation of Theatre AdHoc serving Abertillery and the surrounding area!
ADHOC EDUCATION AND TRAINING
The education based arm of Theatre AdHoc. Taking advantage of the wealth of professional educators and examiners within the company drama groups, schools and colleges can book one off workshops or a series of workshops based upon the bespoke requirements of the course embarked upon by the cohort. Simply get in touch and let us know your requirements sand we will come back to you with a quote.
Theatre AdHoc's sets are built to the finest quality based upon the requirements of the production. However once a production is over the sets are available to hire! We have individual wooden flats, flats with doors and flats with windows. Our solid wood dugout set has already been hired out to several companies and schools to help with their 2018 Armistice productions. See something you like? Or need something bespoke? Get in touch.