SHOW ARCHIVE

SINCE 1977

As of December 2017, The Torch Theatre Company will have produced 170 productions since its opening in 1977:

November 1977

Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Graham Watkins

 

December 1977

Nelson & Emma by Robert Furnival; Directed by Graham Watkins

December 1977 – January 1978

Simple Simon Directed by Graham Watkins


January - February 1978

The Bear & In the Shadow of the Glen by Anton Chekhov; Directed by Graham Watkins

 
March – April 1978

Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton; Directed by Joanna Field

May 1978

The Blue Stones of Preseli - devised by The Torch Theatre Company; Directed by Graham Watkins

July 1978

Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Graham Watkins

July 1978

Dracula by Annie Pearson; Directed by Graham Watkins

September - October 1978

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw; Directed by Graham Watkins

November 1978

Maria Marten - devised by The Torch Theatre Company; Directed by Graham Watkins

December 1978 – January 1979

Oh! Merlin by Joanna Field; Directed by Graham Watkins

 

April 1979

An Inspector Calls by J.B.Priestley; Directed by Annie Pearson

May – June 1979

Never Laugh at Live Dragons - devised by The Torch Theatre Company; Directed by Graham Watkins

Sponsored by Barclays Bank Plc

July 1979

Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Graham Watkins

July 1979

Sweeney Todd by Chris Bond; Directed by Graham Watkins

November 1979

Private Lives by Noel Coward; Directed by Joanna Field

February 1979

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde; Directed by Graham Watkins

October 1979

Arms & the Man by George Bernard Shaw; Directed by Graham Watkins

December 1979 – January 1980

Pinocchio by Annie Pearson; Directed by Graham Watkins

February 1980

The Late Christopher Bean by Emlyn Williams; Directed by Graham Watkins

First Night Sponsored by Hydralift Wales Ltd

February 1980

Gotcha by Barrie Keeffe; Directed by Tony Crean and Peter Doran

 

March1980

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen; Directed by Graham Watkins

April 1980

The Starving of Sarah by Christine Furnival; Directed by Graham Watkins

May 1980

The Treasure of the White Swallow by Ian Taylor; Directed by Graham Watkins

July 1980

Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas; Directed by Graham Watkins

Rope by Patrick Hamilton; Directed by Graham Watkins

 

November 1980

Godspell Directed by Graham Watkins; Sponsored by Gulf Oil Refinery

September 1980

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens; Directed by Graham Watkins

 

December 1980 – January 1981

Owlglass & the Pigheaded Giant by Ian Taylor; Directed by Graham Watkins

Sponsored by Amoco

February 1981

Candida by George Bernard Shaw; Directed by Graham Watkins

First night Sponsored by O.J. Williams

 

April 1981

Stage Struck by Simon Gray; Directed by Tim Harris

May 1981

Joking Apart by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Jon Tarlton

August – September 1981

The Gingerbread Man by David Wood; Directed by Andrew Manley

August – September 1981

Treble Chance (one act plays)

September – October 1981

John, Paul, George, Ringo & Bert by Willy Russell; Directed by Andrew Manley

October – November 1981

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer; Directed by Andrew Manley

December 1981 – January 1982

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum; Directed by Andrew Manley

Sponsored by Amoco

April 1982

The Daughter-in-Law by D H Lawrence; Directed by Andrew Manley

May – June 1982

The Fosdyke Saga by Bill Tidy & Alan Plater; Directed by Andrew Manley

July – Aug 1982

There was an Old Woman by David Wood; Directed by Andrew Manley

July – August 1982

Dracula – Or a Pain in the Neck by Phil Woods; Directed by Andrew Manley

September 1982

Wait until Dark by Frederick Knott; Directed by Andrew Manley

October 1982

Arabian Nights by Phil Woods; Directed by Andrew Manley

November 1992

Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee; Directed by Andrew Manley

December 1982 – January 1983

Jack & the Beanstalk by Andrew Manley; Directed by Andrew Manley

Sponsored by Amoco

February – March 1983

Laurel & Hardy by Tom McGrath; Directed by Andrew Manley

March – April 1983

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown by Charles McShuby; Directed by Andrew Manley

April – May 1983

A Touch of The Sun by Ken Jago; Directed by Andrew Manley

May – June 1983

Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Andrew Manley

July – August 1983

Old Time Music Hall Directed by Andrew Manley

July – August 1983

The Nutcracker Suite by David Wood; Directed by Andrew Manley

September 1983

The Glass Menagerie by Tenessee Williams; Directed by Andrew Manley

October 1983

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare; Directed by Andrew Manley

 

November 1983

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; Directed by Andrew Manley

December 1983 – January 1984

Aladdin by Jennifer Granville & Andrew Manley; Directed by Andrew Manley

Sponsored by Amoco

 

April 1984

Educating Rita by Willy Russell; Directed by Andrew Manley

May – June 1984

The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank; Directed by Andrew Manley

July – September 1984

Time & Time Again by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Andrew Manley

July – August 1984

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; Directed by Andrew Manley

June 1984

The Hollow Crown by John Barton; Directed by Andrew Manley

September – October 1984

The Harvester’s Feast by Denise Deegan; Directed by Andrew Manley

October – November 1984

A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas; Directed by Andrew Manley

Sponsored by Barclays Bank Plc

October 1984

Falkland Sound

December – January 1985

Cinderella Directed by Andrew Manley

Sponsored by Amoco

April – May 1985

Hay Fever by Noel Coward; Directed by Les Miller

May – June 1985

The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomeranic; Directed by Les Miller

July – August 1985

Schools for Clowns by F.K. Wechter & Ken Campbell; Directed by Les Miller

 

July – August 1985

Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay by Dario Fo; Directed by Les Miller

September – October 1985

The Hiring Fair by Denise Deegan; Directed by Andrew Manley

Sponsored by Marks & Spencers

October – November 1985

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare; Directed by Les Miller

Sponsored by Amoco

December 1985 – January 1986

Dick Whittington by Les Miller; Directed by Les Miller


April – May 1986

The Dresser by Ronald Harwood; Directed by Les Miller

June 1986

Not Quite Jerusalem by Paul Kamber; Directed by Les Miller

July – August 1986

Trafford Tanzi by John Kamber; Directed by David Milne

 

September – October 1986

Piaf by Pam Combs; Directed by Les Miller

October – November 1986

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

December 1986 – January 1987

Mother Goose by Les Miller; Directed by Les Miller

April 1987

Little Yankee (Torch commissioned play) by Dick Edwards; Directed by Les Miller

Sponsored by South Wales Electricity

 

July – Aug 1987

Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Ian Granville Bell

August 1987

Crippen by Richard Crane; Directed by Ian Granville Bell

September – October 1987

Blood Brothers by Willy Russell; Directed by Ian Granville Bell

October 1987

Animal Farm by George Orwell; Directed by Graham Watkins

November 1987

The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard; Directed by Ian Granville Bell

December 1987 – January 1988

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson; Directed by Ian Granville Bell

  

January 1988

Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer; Directed by Denise Newton

February1988

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe; Directed by Ian Granville Bell

August – September 1988

Gigi by Alan J. Lerner; Directed by Ian Granville Bell

Sponsored by Lloyds Bank

 

September – October 1988

Playboy of the Western World by J.M.Synge; Directed by Ian Granville Bell

Sponsored by Nationwide Anglia

October – November 1988

Affairs in a Tent & A Pageant (Intimate Exchanges) by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Kit Thacker

Sponsored by South Wales Electricity

December 1988 – January 1989

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl; Directed by Ian Granville Bell

January – February 1989

Turn the Old Year Go by Denise Deegan; Directed by Andrew Manley

 

February – March 1989

Hard Times by Charles Dickens; Directed by Ian Granville Bell

 

August – September 1989

Something’s Afoot by McDonald & Gerbach

Directed by Ian Granville Bell

August – September 1989

Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett; Directed by Ian Granville Bell

 

 

September 1989

Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashmen; Directed by Mark Clements

October 1989

Widower’s Houses by George Bernard Shaw; Directed by Mark Clements

 

November 1989

Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell; Directed by Ian Granville Bell


December 1989 – January 1990

The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner by David Wood; Directed by Mark Clements

January – February 1990

Teechers by John Godber; Directed by Mark Clements

August – September 1990

Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas; Directed by Mike James

 

August – September 1990

Mr Polly by H.G.Wells; Directed by Mike James

September – October 1990

Cluedo by Robert Duncan; Directed by Kit Thacker

October 1990

Lovers by Brian Friel; Directed by Kit Thacker

November 1990

Same Time, Next Year by Bernard Slade; Directed by Gareth Armstrong

December 1990 – January 1991

Merlins Return by Kjartan Poskitt; Directed by Christopher Pilkington

January 1991

Master Harold & the Boys by Athol Fugard; Directed by Kit Thacker

 

June – July 1991

Hiawatha by Michael Bogdanov; Directed by Kit Thacker

Sponsored by South Wales Electricity

July – August 1991

Farndale Murder/Mystery by David McGillivray; Directed by David McGillivray

Sponsored by Welsh Water

August – September 1991

Stepping Out by Richard Harries; Directed by Kit Thacker

Sponsored by Milford Haven Port Authority


November – December 1991

Mr Biff the Boxer by Allan & Janet Ahlberg; Directed by Anthea Dobry

December 1991 – January 1992

Mother Goose by Colin Wakefield & Kit Thacker; Directed by Kate Edgar

January – February 1992

Up ‘n’ Under by John Godber; Directed by Andrew Powrie

Sponsored by Milford Haven Port Authority


February 1992

Anthony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare; Directed by Kit Thacker

August 1992

Dial ‘M’ for Murder by Frederick Knott; Directed by Kit Thacker

October 1992

The Final Appearance of Miss Maimie Stewart by Phillip Michell; Directed by Mike James

November 1992

Season’s Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Kit Thacker

December 1992 – January 1993

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis adapted by Glyn Robbins; Directed by Kit Thacker

Sponsored by Elf Oil Refinery

 

August – September 1993

Inside Job by Brian Clemens; Directed by Kit Thacker

September – October 1993

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy adapted by Sally Hedges; Directed by Mike James

December 1993 – January 1994

Oz by Mike James; Directed by Mike James

October 1994

School for Wives by Moliere; Directed by Mike James

Sponsored by Lloyds Bank

December 1994 – January 1995

Pied Piper by Robert Browning; Directed by Mike James

Sponsored by Gulf Oil Refinery

February 1995

Frankie & Tommy by Garry Lyons; Directed by Mike James

September – October 1995

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams; Directed by Mike James

December 1995 – January 1996

The Amazing Mr Toad by Mike James; Directed by Mike James

February – March 1996

Duet for One by Tom Kempinski; Directed by Mike James

 

October 1996

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright; Directed by Mike James

December 1996 – January 1997

The Emperor’s New Clothes by Mike James; Directed by Mike James

October 1997

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde; Directed by Mike James

December 1997 – January 1998

Hansel & Gretel by Mike James; Directed by Mike James

Februrary 1998

Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel; Directed by Mike James

October 1998

Neville’s Island by Tim Firth; Directed by Peter Doran

 

December 1998 – January 1999

Christmas Cat & The Pudding Pirates by Christopher Lillycrap; Directed by Peter Doran

February 1999

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill adapted by Stephen Mallatrat; Directed by Peter Doran

October 1999

Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh; Directed by Peter Doran

November 1999

Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Peter Doran

December 1999

Aladdin by Peter Doran and James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

October 2000

Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter; Directed by Peter Doran

December 2000

Pinocchio by Peter Doran & James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

February – March 2001

A Prayer for Wings by Sean Mathias; Directed by Peter Doran

October – November 2001

Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken; Directed by Peter Doran

 

November – December 2001

Jack & the Beanstalk by Peter Doran & James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

February 2002

The Caretaker by Harold Pinter; Directed by Dave Bond

October - November 2002

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman; Directed by Peter Doran

November – December 2002

Danny, the Donkey Man & The Search for Merlin’s Crystal by Peter Doran & James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

Sponsored by Texaco

January - February 2003

One For The Road by Willy Russell; Directed by Peter Doran

October 2003

Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck; Directed by Peter Doran

November – December 2003

The Christmas Cuckoos Cooking by Peter Doran and James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

February 2004

Educating Rita by Willy Russell; Directed by Peter Doran

October 2004

Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Peter Doran & Kate Dove

November - December 2004

Santa’s Missing Trousers by Peter Doran & James Williams; Directed by James Williams

October 2005

Dead Funny by Terry Johnson; Directed by Peter Doran

November - December 2005

Aladdin by Peter Doran & James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

 

February 2006

Only a Matter of Time by Alan Plater; Directed by Peter Doran


October 2006

Noises Off by Michael Frayn; Directed by Peter Doran

November - December 2006

The Snow Queen by James Williams;  Directed by James Williams

October 2007

Flora’s War (tour) by Tim Baker; Directed by Peter Doran

March 2008

The Hired Man by Melvyn Bragg & Howard Goodall; Directed by Peter Doran

Official Launch sponsored by Dragon LNG

 

October 2008

Neville's Island by Tim Firth; Directed by Peter Doran

 

November 2008 - January 2009

Cinderella by Peter Doran and James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

 

July - August 2009

The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Peter Doran

 

She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith; Directed by Peter Doran

A co-production with Theatre Mwldan and Mappa Mundi

 

April - May  2009: Wales Tour

September 2009: Greenwich Theatre, London

October 2009: Torch Theatre followed by tour of England

 

November 2009 - January 2010

Pinocchio by Peter Doran and James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

 

July - August 2010

Intimate Exchanges by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Rhys Thomas

 

October 2010

An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley; Directed by Peter Doran

 

November - December 2010

Jack & The Beanstalk by Peter Doran and James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

 

May 2011 (plus Wales tour)

Flowers From Tunisia by Laurence Allan; Directed by Simon Harris

 

October - November 2011 (plus Wales tour)

Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo; Directed by Peter Doran

 

November - December 2011

The Christmas Cuckoo's Cooking; Written & Directed by Peter Doran

 

April-May 2012

Who's Afraid of Rachel Roberts? Written by Helen Griffin & Dave Ainsworth; Directed by Peter Doran

 

October 2012

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Directed by Peter Doran

 

December 2012

Dick Whittington by Peter Doran and James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

 

August 2013 (Edinburgh)

Who's Afraid of Rachel Roberts? by Helen Griffin and Dave Ainsworth; Directed by Peter Doran

 

October 2013

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James; Directed by Peter Doran

 

December 2013

Aladdin by Peter Doran and James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

 

October 2014

How the Other Half Loves by Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Peter Doran

 

December 2015

Cinderella by Peter Doran and James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

 

January – February 2015

Grav by Owen Thomas; Directed by Peter Doran

 

July – August 2015 (Edinburgh)

Oh, Hello by Dave Ainsworth; Directed by Peter Doran

Grav by Owen Thomas; Directed by Peter Doran

 

October 2015

Brief Encounter by Emma Rice; Directed by Peter Doran

 

December 2015

Jack and the Beanstalk by Peter Doran and James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

 

May 2016

Belonging by Karen Diamond; Directed by Peter Doran

 

July - September 2016

Oh, Hello by Dave Ainsworth (Edinburgh); Directed by Peter Doran

October 2016

Woman in Black by Stephen Malatratt; Directed by Peter Doran

 

December 2016

Sleeping Beauty by Peter Doran and James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

 

October 2017

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman; Directed by Peter Doran

 

December 2017

Dick Whittington by Peter Doran and James Williams; Directed by Peter Doran

 

Coming in 2018…

The Wood by Owen Thomas; Directed by Peter Doran

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