05 September 2012>
Blackwood Miners' Institute is pleased to announce that the highly acclaimed must-see production 'Neville's Island' by Tim Firth is coming to town from 9 - 11 October.
Following highly successful tours of Bouncers in 2010 and Up 'n' Under: The Welsh Tour in 2011, Black Rat Productions are back with this wickedly funny play, co-produced with Blackwood Miners' Institute in association with RCT Theatres.
Writer Tim Firth, is no stranger to stage and screen, with 'Neville's Island' originally transferred to the West End and seen in translation all round the world in almost continuous production since its premier ten years ago. Movie fans may be more familiar with his first feature film 'Calendar Girls', starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, of which the stage musical adaptation broke the all time British box office record for a play. Firth's 'The Wedding Video' starring Rufus Hound and Robert Webb, is currently enjoying national success in cinemas.
This hilarious Laurence Olivier Award nominated comedy also boasts a talented cast featuring some of Wales' finest actors; Kieron Self (My Family, High Hopes), Jams Thomas (Being Human, Stella, Belonging), Gareth Bale (Indian Doctor, Y Pris, High Hopes) and Peter Brad- Leigh (Dinnerladies by Victoria Wood).
The play centres on four out-of-condition, middle-aged Welsh businessmen who are sent on a team building exercise in the Lake District where they find themselves shipwrecked on an island on Derwentwater. Bound in fog, menaced by wildlife and cut off from civilisation, tempers soon fray and what should have been a bonding process turns into a hilarious, muddy fight for survival.
Wickedly funny with some naughty one-liners, 'Neville's Island' infuses comedy with genuine drama whilst poking fun at management, masculinity and middle-age.
The new season at the Blackwood Miners' Institute offers a mouth-watering array of music, theatre, comedy, live music, children's theatre, family entertainment and more.
Concession tickets for 'Neville's Island' are available at £11.00 with full priced tickets at £13.00. To book tickets or to find out more about other events, contact the Box Office at Blackwood Miners' Institute on 01495 227 206 or visit www.blackwoodminersinstitute.com.
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