Adrian Metcalfe
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Aug 29
Adrian Metcalfe commented on Alison Atkinson's blog post Lengths of fabrics from theatrical productions to donate
"Hi Alison. Where are you based? We have a number of shows coming up that long fabric could well be of GREAT use to us. I'd be more than happy to take them off your hands. Thank you very much indeed. We are Lighthouse in Swansea.…"
Aug 10
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Life in a Small-Scale Theatre - Hard Times (Producer's Blog)

Now, what I want is..FACTS!That's almost the first line of Stephen Jeffreys' adaptation of Charles Dickens' Hard Times. It is a masterful adaptation of a masterful novel. And in these times, it seems entirely appropriate. We've loved this version for years and have always wanted to do it, and now with the collaboration of Pontardawe Arts Centre, the Arts Council and Ty Cerdd, we're giving it a go.We're lucky enough to have on board the lovely Joe Harmston as director. Joe and we have worked…See More
Aug 10
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Life in a Small-Scale Theatre - DSM Wanted

We are looking for a Stage Manager to work with us on our forthcoming autumn projects.We are doing a schools project for the Swansea International Festival from August 25th to September 15th and then an autumn tour from October 16th to December 2nd.These are paid projects.If you are based in South Wales and are interested in working with us this autumn, please send us your CV to and we will give you more information.Adrian and Sonia See More
Jul 12
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Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Actor Wanted

We are looking for a younger actor (roughly 20-35) to play the role of Hugh Lombard in Noel Coward's short one-act play Mild Oats for a one-off performance in August. Hugh is a slightly naive young man, let loose in the big city with big plans, but he is a little surprised with what greets him...Experience in performing Coward advantageous and a base in Swansea preferable.Dates required: August 19th - 26thThis is a paid opportunity.If you are interested in knowing more, please email your CV and…See More
May 17
Adrian Metcalfe left a comment for zoe mills
"Hi Zoe, Thank you SO much for inviting us. Sadly on that day we will be working in Paris. Good luck to you and your mum and hopefully we can catch up soon. Love, Ade x"
Jan 23
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Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Return Journey

Fancy something different this weekend? Why not download Dylan Thomas' Return Journey for an app with a difference?Performance, Walking Tour and History Lesson, our promenade (2 miles!) Return Journey in the DT100 year was chosen by BBC Wales as one of the three shows of the festival, and was described as 'a sublime re-telling of the wordsmith's work' by the Evening Post. Now you can have it on your mobile phone.…See More
Oct 26, 2016
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Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Aberystwyth Mon Amour

Got back from Greece to see this lovely article by Mark Rees in the South Wales Evening Post about Aberystwyth Mon Amour and our colleagues at October Sixty Six and Fluellen. An altogether pleasant surprise! Thanks to the Grand for helping us get it on.See More
Oct 19, 2016
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Hi there. We are struggling to connect with the website, ;Is it just us?Adrian See More
Oct 11, 2016
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Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Aberystwyth Mon Amour

After ten years, we have done it! Aberystwyth Mon Amour is over but it was worth every minute. How lucky are we to have worked with all of these people? it over? Who knows? Watch this space....See More
Oct 9, 2016
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Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Aberystwyth Mon Amour

How did a Latin American revolutionary make it into this play?! To find you you will have to come to see Aberystwyth Mon Amour! Opening at the Swansea Grand on Wednesday 21st September 7.45 pm.Comrades the fight isn't over.....SEVEN DAYS TO GO ON OUR CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN!…See More
Sep 18, 2016
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Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Aberystwyth Mon Amour

We have just over a week to go and everyone is beginning to take shape.No-one more frighteningly than the Old-Time Games Teacher of your nightmares, Herod Jenkins...Just remember: 'there are no notes from your Ma on the rugby pitch of life'...See More
Sep 12, 2016
Adrian Metcalfe posted a blog post

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Aberystwyth Mon Amour

Well, the countdown begins:Yesterday, we had our first publicity event in Aberystwyth. A question and answer session hosted by the Museum, assisted by the Tourist Office and helped along by the public of Aber afterwards with a rather splendid walking tour along the Prom investigating Louie Knight's Aberystwyth.People were fascinated by the process of converting a novel to a play, and Malcolm talked very eloquently about the influences and ideas that led to the creation of Louie, Calamity and…See More
Aug 28, 2016
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Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Aberystwyth Mon Amour

Louie Knight is in town. Aberystwyth's finest gumshoe detective....Check out the trailer on YouTube. Aberystwyth Mon Amour by Malcolm Pryce. opens in the Swansea Grand on the 21st of September and is on tour until the 8th of October. Keep an eye out for our crowd-funding campaign coming soon...See More
Jul 28, 2016
Adrian Metcalfe left a comment for Bethan Johns
"Hi Bethan - it's Adrian here. Is your mobile number still 07974 896525? "
Jun 5, 2016

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What I do:
I am an actor of twenty years' experience in national, subsidised, commercial and touring theatre. I have been lucky enough to work all over the country and I also run a small-scale touring company called Lighthouse Theatre, based in Swansea.
A little more about me:
In Wales, I have worked for a number of companies, including Frank Vickery's Grassroots, Fluellen Theatre Co., The Torch in Milford and at Theatr Clwyd. Our small-scale touring company, Lighthouse Theatre, benefits from Arts Council backing in a number of ways, and we have over the years, presented new plays, adaptations of classics and workshops all over the country. A few years ago, we toured a new piece about the blitz' on Swansea called 'Goat Street Runners'. Our adaptation of Noel Coward's 'Still Life' toured Wales, England and South America in 2011 and we returned there in 2013 with a four-person version of 'She Stoops to Conquer'.
Projects I’m working on:
In 2014, we are working on our contribution to the Dylan Thomas Centenary celebrations - a promenade production of 'Return Journey' through the streets of Swansea, supported by DT100, the National Waterfront Museum and the DTCentre. I will be performing our own tribute to DT's youth, 'Reminiscences of Childhood' in venues all over Britain and I have been making an interactive website with Telesgop called, Bardd Roc a Roll. It's not all Dylan though...
We are working with the Swansea Grand and Malcolm Pryce on adapting his novel, 'Aberystwyth Mon Amour', for the stage. We are presenting the wonderful one-act play about Wilfred Owen, 'On Scarborough Front', for schools in Wales and we are adapting Dickens' 'The Chimes' for the our Christmas tour.
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Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Hard Times

This is the first time that I have attempted to produce two shows at the same time. It has its own challenges.

Hard Times is - obviously - a show on a larger scale than Bells of Santiago (which is ironic in itself, as its charm is its seeming off the cuff theatricality) but even then it has been great just getting people together.

Since last we posted, we have got our team of creatives together, we have cast the show, we have printed the posters and are putting the finishing…


Posted on September 1, 2017 at 13:54

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Bells of Santiago

We are approaching the end of the first week and it is amazing how much work this bunch have got through already. 

It is a little odd for me as it is the first time I have not been 'in' one of our schools' projects; when I'm in the room, I'm desperate to get involved but am also shocked by how much appears to get done when I'm not around! there a reason for this...

A weekend to let things bed in beckons.

Well done team. Adrian x

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 13:42

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Bells of Santiago (a request!)

Here's a request: does anyone have an old wooden ladder or step-ladder that we can borrow for this schools' project that ends on September the 15th? Adrian and Sonia x

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 12:44

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Bells of Santiago

In conjunction with Swansea Arts and Education, The Swansea Festival and The Welfare in Ystradgynlais, we are working on a new theatre piece aimed at Key Stage Two pupils charting the history of the famous Bells of Santiago - brought to Swansea after tragedy in 1863 and returned after tragedy in 2011. This is a new piece in our continued relationship with Swansea's Theatre-In-Education Programme. As well as a public performance in The Welfare, we will be visiting Pontlliw, The Hafod,…


Posted on August 29, 2017 at 12:42

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At 7:26 on June 1, 2016, Rebecca Knowles said…

Hi Adrian, I'm in Swansea tomorrow with our new show Miramar.  Be great if you and Sonia are free and can join us .

Hope all is well.

At 15:35 on May 12, 2014, Rob Stradling said…

I think we warmed them up for you! My first time there; nice little venue.

At 16:16 on July 3, 2013, Sarah Buchan-Terrey said…

Sounds fab anyway, Honestly? nope they're in my living room and I keep looking at them and meaning to do something with them, I promise they will get done eventually though S x

At 21:59 on July 2, 2013, Sarah Buchan-Terrey said…

Hello, Sorry I didn't even realise I has a friend request on here. How was South America? It sounds awesome from your blog posts.....

Sarah x

At 12:39 on May 13, 2013, Edward Llewelyn said…

Hi Adrian, sorry for the long delayed response. I'm currently prepping for a play I've developed back in Feb 2012, just sent the link actually for an invite.

I've just done a spate of Voiceovers actually one for Aardman Animation, one for Global Radio in Cardiff Bay & one for Footstep Productions in London for a Children's Illustrated Dictionary. Am also about to shoot a film with Gareth J. Lewis who is a 3rd A.D. in the UK Film Industry and that's happening this weekend.

How are things with you? How's Sonia getting on?

Hope you're both well and keeping busy.


At 9:55 on March 18, 2013, Rebecca Knowles said…

Yes Polly and I will be there  Will be nice to see you both x

At 10:44 on February 27, 2013, zoe mills said…

Ha! hello:)... yes it did make me laugh! How dit go? did you have any painful flashbacks- horrible back twinges whilst being violently manhandled onto bed -that kind of thing?..

I just moved to london town so have been busy getting every plague going, seeing millions of plays, trying not to get stabbed, worrying about money , the usual.. and writing LOTS so alls good. am currently over in the snowy svenska trying to learn swedish n seeing the boyo. its all going on. Hope you are well luv?


At 12:00 on December 21, 2012, Nia Trussler Jones said…
Hi Adrian, I'd be delighted to be your friend!! X
At 9:58 on December 21, 2012, R Garnault said…

Great to hear from you. Did Andrew say that we're working together on a community opera in Merthyr? I'm coordinating the project based on the 10th Century history of the Llangorse Crannog working with H4A, the Museum, Cardiff Uni. Will have an exhibition 19th & 20th Jan at Theatr Soar if you can come.  Then the opera based on the historical research will be performed in April.

Best wishes


At 19:06 on July 7, 2011, Zoe Davies said…

Hi Adrian,

Many thanks for your comments on 'Spanish Lies',iam really glad you enjoyed.

Hope all goes well for 'Biting the bullet'. I will come along to catch it in the autumn. 



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