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The smash hit success from last year – It’s A Wonderful Life Radio Play – returns with an audio performance for one day only!

This performance is a recording of the production. It will be audio only. Access to the stream will be available on the day until 11pm. A booking email is required in order to receive a link to the stream. Access to the booking page will available until Wednesday the 20th of May, at midday, after which the event will be closed to the public.

Y perfformiad hon yw recordiad o’r cynhyrchiad. Bydd e’n audio yn unig. Bydd mynediad ar gael ar y diwrnod tan 11yp. Mae angen e-bost archebu er mwyn derbyn dolen i’r ffrydio. Bydd mynediad i’r dudalen archebu ar gael tan ddydd Mercher yr 20fed o Fai, am hanner dydd, ac ar ôl hynny bydd y digwyddiad ar gau i’r cyhoedd.

 

The film script of It’s A Wonderful Life was written in 1946 by Frank Kapra based of a short story The Greatest Gift, by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film became one of the most beloved in American cinema, and has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season.  It tells the story of George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born.

Joe Landry wrote this staged radio play adaptation of the film script in 2006, and it has performed to great acclaim in the USA and UK. In Joe Landry’s version, which stays faithful to Kapra’s original, we see the story told by a company of radio actors in a live studio broadcast, complete with live foley sound effects.

 

Cast

Kieran Bailey

Sonia Beck

Melagnell Dolma

James Ifan

Daniel Llewelyn-Williams

Joanna Lucas

Adrian Metcalfe

 

Creative Team

Joe Harmston                Director

Sean Cavanagh            Set Designer

Rob Singer                    Composer

Angharad Evans            Lighting Designer

Tony Davies                   Sound Designer

 

“Wonderful show last night – funny, moving, authentic and innovative. It was cold when I walked home afterwards but I had a warm glow!”

John Puzey, Head of Shelter Cymru, Twitter, 8th Nov

 

‘Absolutely wonderful production. A brilliant idea, brilliantly executed. We absolutely loved every second. Thank you so much. Merry Xmas to all.”

Jerry Windler, FeedBack Form, 7th Dec

 

“We watched this performance at the Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea – what a treat! Thoroughly fantastic and superbly performed by all the actors. It was so enjoyable from start to finish and I could have happily sat there for hours on end watching it. Well done to all – the time, skill and effort you put in paid off. Congratulations on a ‘wonderful’ show. Thanks for doing such brilliant shows. We’ve been to several of now and we have loved every one.”

Emma Daniels, FaceBook, 29th Nov

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