The fourth annual charity event when Theatre Adhoc aim to entertain in order to support international, national and local charities.
Wednesday 24th June 7:30pm
Thursday 25th June 7:30pm
OF MICE AND MEN BY JOHN STEINBECK
John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is one of the best loved novellas of all time. Two drifters - shrewd George and huge, simple-minded Lennie - get work on a ranch, planning to raise enough money to get a place of their own and live off the land, if George can save his childlike, bull-strong friend from getting into trouble. A powerfully moving story of friendship, Of Mice and Men is a simply told masterpiece.
BLACKADDER THE TUDOR YEARS BASED ON THE HIT BBC TV SERIES AND ADAPTED BY JULIA SWAIN. DIRECTED BY ANDREW PIPPEN
AGATHA CRUSTY AND THE VILLAGE HALL MURDERS A COMEDY BY DEREK WEBB DIRECTED BY ANDREW PIPPEN
Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist. She's also pretty adept at solving crimes. And when her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her in the village of Chortelby, it's not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the All Saints Village Hall committee.
From Toby, the Vicar, and Eleanor, Chair of the committee, to Harry Knott the caretaker and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects. And with an investigating officer as incompetent as D.I. Twigg, there are plenty of laughs as the murders begin to pile up.
But, while packed full of wit and very funny scenes, this is also a genuine murder mystery with an ingenious plot which will tax the little grey cells of the audience at the same time!
TUESDAY 25th MAY 2021
CONGRESS THEATRE, CWMBRAN
WEDNESDAY 26th MAY 2021
THE METROPOLE, ABERTILLERY
THURSDAY 27th MAY 2021
ST CADOC'S CHURCH, TREVETHIN
FRIDAY 28th MAY 2021
LLANFOIST VILLAGE HALL, ABERGAVENNY
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", “Blackadder Goes Forth" and many more since! The company touring arm of the company tours twice a year in January and May entertaining audiences across South Wales.
Theatre AdHoc prides itself with developing new talent and in 2018 held the first “Evening of New Writing”, providing an opportunity for members of the company to showcase their own plays, a successful event which has become an annual occurrence. Adhoc performers 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 including an hilarious annual pantomime!
And the Theatre AdHoc Family continues to grow!
AdHoc @ Tyleri now resides in Abertillery and the newly formed Theatre AdHoc Education and Training tour GCSE set texts for 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.