A unique way of enjoying theatre and drama will take place on Friday, October 26 at Cardiff Central Library. Going Up – a promenade performance will see the audience moving around the library to watch extracts of different famous plays.
Working with event partner Drama Association Wales the audience will meet in the foyer of Central Library, which, for the night will become an airport. “Airport workers” will mingle with the guests, checking tickets, assisting with check in, scanning luggage etc
The audience will then travel around the library following the various scenes as it plays up the escalators and through the rest of the library. Extracts from the following plays will be performed, Departures by John Godber, Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett,, A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller, Private Lives by Noel Coward, The Helper by Stephen James Quantick, Oh, What A Lovely War! by Charles Chirlton, Assassins by Stephen Sondheim/ John Weidman
Cabinet Member for Education and Life Long Learning, Cllr Julia Magill said,” Central Library has never been used in this way before and the event will bring a new dimension to the library and how we use it as a community space bringing many parts of the library to life with well renowned literature and plays.
“The event is also a fantastic opportunity to showcase local talent from the Drama Association Wales and deliver a unique and exciting performance.”
Tickets, which cost £5, are available at the library
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