The Girl With Incredibly Long Hair Returns To South Wales Theatres

The Girl With Incredibly Long Hair Returns To South Wales Theatres

We Made This production of The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair, a reimagining of the classic tale Rapunzel will be returning to South Wales theatres this Spring. An ambitious and immersive theatre production for young audiences, The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair played to a sell-out and delighted audience in Blackwood and Cardiff in 2018. 

Families are invited to join Rapunzel, her Mam, and her new friend Daf as they set off on an adventure to the heart of the forest and be immersed in its sights, sounds and smells, with the story unfolding all around the audience.  The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair is a show from We Made This which reimagines the story of Rapunzel for modern times and promises an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

“The show grew out of conversations about the bedtime stories we read our children.” Says Director, Matt Ball, “It frustrated us that in the 21st century so many children's books still have a very old-fashioned view of the world. How many stories have a Princess waiting to be saved by Prince or a girl who likes sparkly dresses and a boy who gets muddy?

“Out of these discussions The Girl with an Incredibly Long Hair was born; a reimagining of Rapunzel, where she doesn’t need to be saved by the prince. It's the kind of show we want our own kids to see.

The production also features a new Welsh version on its extended tour, Y Ferch gyda’r Gwallt Hynod Hir.

Matt continues,“This year we’re adding a Welsh language version of the show, so that out rebel girl Rapunzel and baker boy Daf can be enjoyed in both of our nations’ languages.  We can’t wait to share this story with young audiences and their families in across Wales this Spring.”

The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair will open in Blackwood Miners’ Institute on April 10th and 11th, before travelling to Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff, Theatr Brycheiniog, Memo Arts Centre in Barry, Pontardawe Arts Centre, Riverfront Arts Centre, finishing in Theatr Clwyd May 23-25th.  Each venue of the tour will offer performances in both Welsh and English.

Relaxed performances will be offered in Cardiff which are open to anyone but are intended to cater for people with special needs who may find going to the theatre challenging, in particular people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorder. There will be two BSL interpreted performances during the tour, at Chapter Arts Centre and Barry Memo Arts Centre.

We Made This - The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair          

Blackwood Miners Institute/Sefydliad y Glowyr Coed Duon

  • Ebrill / April 10  10am (English)

  •                          1.30pm (English)

  •                          4.30pm(English)

  • Ebrill / April 11  10am (Cymraeg)

  •                          1.30pm (Cymraeg)

  • blackwoodminersinstitute.com / 01495 227206 

Chapter, Caerdydd/Cardiff

  • Ebrill / April 13 11am (English) & 2pm (Cymraeg)

  • Ebrill / April 14* 11am ( Cymraeg) & 2pm ( English)

  • *Relaxed Performances

  • Ebrill / April 16 11am (English) & 2pm** (English)

  • ** BSL Interpreted Performance

  • Ebrill / April 17 11am (Cymraeg) & 2pm (Cymraeg)

  • Ebrill / April 18 11am ( English) & 2pm (English)

  • chapter.org / 029 2030 4400

Theatr Brycheiniog

  • Ebrill / April 26 6pm (English)

  • Ebrill / April 27 11am (Cymraeg) & 2pm (English)

  • brycheiniog.co uk / 01874 611622

Canolfan y Celfyddydau Memo Arts Centre, Y Barri / Barry

  • Mai / May 7 5pm (English)

  • Mai / May 8 10am** ( English) & 1.30pm (Cymraeg)

  • memoartscentre.co.uk / 01446 738622

  • ** BSL Interpreted Performance

Pontardawe Arts Centre

  • Mai / May 15 5.30pm (English)

  • Mai / May 16 10am ( English) & 1pm ( Welsh)

  • npttheatres.co.uk / 01792 863722

Riverfront, Casnewydd/Newport

  • Mai / May 17 5.30pm (English)

  • Mai / May 18 11.30am (Cymraeg)

  •                      2.30pm (English)

  • newportlive.co.uk/riverfront / 01633 656679

Theatr Clwyd, Yr Wyddgrug/ Mold

  • Mai / May 23 4.30pm (English)

  • Mai / May 24 10.30am (Cymraeg) & 4.30pm( English)

  • Mai / May 25 10.30am (English) & 1.30pm (Cymraeg)

  • www.theatrclwyd.com / 01352 701521

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