Lightspeed, Coming Clean, Titanic, Midsummer Night’s Dream
Lightspeed From Pembroke Dock – tour starts 4 April
The story of Lightspeed From Pembroke Dock is based on the real-life construction of the spaceship used in the film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back at Pembroke Dock shipyard. The action takes place in 1979 and 2014.
It is written by Mark Williams and presented on tour by award winning new writing theatre company Dirty Protest. The cast is made up of Keiron Self, Jack Hammett, Sian Davies and Dick Bradnum.
Throughout the tour, this production provides increased access for D/deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences through closed captioning via iPad.
Lightspeed From Pembroke Dock visits Chapter Cardiff, Penygraig, Llanelli, Swansea, Newport, Carmarthen, Pontardawe, Abergavenny, Blackwood, Caernarfon, Aberystwyth, Brecon and Torch Theatre Milford Haven.
Coming Clean: Life As A Naked House Cleaner – tour starts 6 April
Ethan Mechare's Coming Clean: Life As A Naked House Cleaner is a one-man show which reveals what a year as a naked house cleaner can teach you about desire and fantasy and why we’re so shy about sex.
An immersive theatrical experience that opens a conversation about sexual fantasy and desire, the show is being performed by Ethan Mechare in site-specific venues including private homes, offices, cafes and bars. For performances that take place in secret locations, ticketholders will be e-mailed with address details the day before the show.
Coming Clean: Life As A Naked House Cleaner visits Clerkenwell London, Pigeon Hole Café London, a cosy home Brixton London, Bermondsey Fayre London, a cosy home Lisburn Belfast, The Pheasant Hillsborough, The Barracks Belfast, Mar Mar Margate, LIMBO Margate, a cosy home Margate and The Glory London.
Titanic The Musical - tour starts 12 April
The Tony Award-winning Titanic The Musical, based on real people aboard the infamous ship which sank in 1912 killing over 1,500 people, tours the UK and Ireland for the first time.
Thom Southerland, who directed the original UK production in 2013 at London's Southwark Playhouse, now directs a cast that includes Alistair Barron, Kieran Brown, Greg Castiglioni, Lewis Cornay, Alexander Evans, Simon Green, Emma Harrold, Devon-Elise Johnson, Claire Machin, Claire Marlowe, Oliver Marshall as Bride, Matthew McDonald, Chris McGuigan, Matthew McKenna, Gemma McMeel, Janet Mooney, Joel Parnis, Timothy Quinlan, Philip Rham, Dudley Rogers, Victoria Serra, Niall Sheehy, Judith Street and Stephen Webb.
Titanic The Musical has music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone. It is produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy and Vaughan Williams, in association with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.
Titanic The Musical visits Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Grand Opera House Belfast, Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff, The Lowry Salford, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin, Sheffield Theatres, King's Theatre Glasgow, Birmingham Hippodrome, Edinburgh Playhouse, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Northampton Derngate, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Winter Gardens Blackpool, Churchill Theatre Bromley and Liverpool Empire Theatre.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – tour starts 13 April
A reinterpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream starts a seven-week tour at London's Lyric Hammersmith.
The cast and band includes Allyson Ava-Brown, George Fouracres, Daniel Fraser, David Ganly, Harry Jardine, Matt King Smith, Amy Marchant, Kayla Meikle, Alan Pagan, Michael Palmer and Dharmesh Patel.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is presented by Lyric Hammersmith and Filter and directed by Sean Holmes. Sound design and original music is by Chris Branch and Tom Haines.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream visits Lyric Hammersmith, Hull Truck Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, Cast in Doncaster and Cambridge Arts Theatre.