We are delighted to announce that, following on from the sell-out success of ‘The Revlon Girl’ across Wales last year, Pontardawe Arts Centre has been awarded a grant from The Arts Council of Wales to take this critically acclaimed production, written by Neil Anthony Docking and directed by Maxine Evans, to the Edinburgh Festival this August.
Set eight months following the death of 116 children during the Aberfan Disaster of 1966, The Revlon Girl tells the real life story of a group of bereaved mothers who met every week above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh without feeling guilty. At one of their meetings, the women looked at each other and admitted how much they felt they’d let themselves go. So afraid that people would think them frivolous, they secretly arranged for a representative from Revlon to come and give them a talk on beauty tips.
Special Preview shows will be held at Pontardawe Arts Centre on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July. If you haven’t already seen it but even if you have it’s a chance to come along and show your support before this outstanding production heads to Edinburgh.
“I feel I have just been so privileged to experience this fantastic, heart breaking, and funny play. It hit you in your heart, brilliant isn’t a strong enough word but this play will live with me forever” Sarah Young
“OMG – amazing, moving, emotional, funny and very real relatable characters. I’m rarely moved to tears but I most definitely was watching this – cannot recommend this enough” Ceri Beckett
“Absolutely brilliant!!! I cried – almost the ugly cry too! I burst out laughing. Perfectly written, directed and the acting was sublime. To think that a man wrote this play – showing the rawness of what a mother goes through ……..You will stand, cheer and applaud – just like we did tonight” Dawn Evans
Who is it for?All ages – Family
Tickets : How to get tickets?
At the door: If available. – call & check if available
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 19:30 PM to Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 21:00 PM
Venue & Address : Pontardawe Arts Centre & Herbert Street, Pontardawe, SA8 4ED United Kingdom
Pontardawe Arts Centre
Herbert Street, Pontardawe, SA8 4ED United Kingdom
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