Laurence Allan's Blog (8)

Welsh Gladiators

Welsh drama is having boom time. Four shows from four welsh writers from four generations at the same time.

Ed Thomas up in Merthyr, Gary Owen and Alun Saunders in Cardiff and amazingly me in my sixty first year still on tour with my latest play GLADIATOR. You've got to see the others but give us a break - touring is hard. I did my first thirty years ago and they've closed all those venues.…


Added by Laurence Allan on May 13, 2015 at 10:13 — No Comments

Gladiator by Laurence Allan -

ChainWorks Productions first full Welsh tour of GLADIATOR  has hit the road at the Coliseum, Aberdare and is now at the Gates of the City and ready to unleash hell. Chapter Arts Centre welcomes the Valleys on 29th and 30th April at 8.00pm. 

We bring with us cliches, stereotypes and a bloody big skip to bury them in. We bring with us a stellar cast and a bloody good story and of course a couple of tracks by the Stereophonics and a load of T shirts and tattoos.

We are…


Added by Laurence Allan on April 27, 2015 at 14:34 — No Comments

Gladiator by Laurence Allan -

Don't miss: Gladiator - funny inspiring play, written & directed by Larry Allan, opening at The Coliseum, Aberdare  23 & 24 April

Check out the trailer and book a ticket to see it near you. Gladiator Trailer - by Like an Egg Productions

In 1895, before the Tour De France and before the Modern Olympics, Wales and Aberdare could claim its first cycling world champion when…


Added by Laurence Allan on April 18, 2015 at 8:48 — No Comments

Chainworks Productions presents MORE THAN JUST A GAME

Added by Laurence Allan on July 3, 2014 at 8:37 — No Comments

Gladiator - A script in hand performance

Added by Laurence Allan on January 8, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Introducing Chainworks Productions

Added by Laurence Allan on January 7, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments


In July at the Millennium Centre, it played to three thousand people, two hundred performers played in it and NOBODY reviewed it. But TORCHBEARERS  lived and lives on and over the next two weeks welsh performers travel to South Africa for the return leg at Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. Anyone who missed it - including reviewers - Cape Town in the spring is the place to be.

Added by Laurence Allan on October 19, 2012 at 19:01 — No Comments

Flowers From Tunisia by Laurence Allan

Torch Theatre Company presents Flowers From Tunisia, the award winning play by Laurence Allan.

Directed by Simon Harris

Tour dates as follows...

Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd: Wed 18th May @ 1pm and 7.30pm 

Blackwood Miners Institute: Thurs 19th May @ 7.30pm

Swansea Grand Theatre: Mon 23rd & Tues 24th May @ 7.15pm

Chapter Arts Centre,…


Added by Laurence Allan on May 14, 2011 at 13:06 — 1 Comment

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