Theatr Colwyn



Subtitled screening May 24 TBC

Director: Matthew Brown
Starring: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry
Running time: TBC

Colonial India, 1913.  Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) is a 25-year-old shipping clerk and self-taught genius, who failed out of college due to his near-obsessive, solitary study of mathematics.  Determined to pursue his passion despite rejection and derision from his peers, Ramanujan writes a letter to G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), an eminent British mathematics professor at Trinity College, Cambridge.  Hardy recognizes the originality and brilliance of Ramanujan’s raw talent and despite the skepticism of his colleagues, undertakes bringing him to Cambridge so that his theories can be explored.

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Show Dates Start Times Price
May 23rd 2016 7.30pm £5 | £4 U15s | £4.50 F-P
May 24th 2016 7.30pm £5 | £4 U15s | £4.50 F-P
May 25th 2016 7.30pm £5 | £4 U15s | £4.50 F-P
May 26th 2016 7.30pm £5 | £4 U15s | £4.50 F-P


Running time: 83mins

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen; Mark Strong;  Rebel Wilson, Gabourey Sidibe

Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen), a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, reunites with his long-lost brother Sebastian (Mark Strong), a deadly MI6 agent, to prevent a massive global terror attack and prove that behind every great spy is an embarrassing sibling.

Nobby has everything a man from Grimsby could want, including 11 children and the most gorgeous girlfriend in the northeast of England (Rebel Wilson). There’s only one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian, who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for after they were separated as kids. Nobby sets off to reunite with Sebastian, unaware that not only is his brother MI6’s deadliest assassin, but he’s just uncovered plans for an imminent global terrorist attack.

On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.


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Show Dates Start Times Price
May 27th 2016 7.30pm £5 | £4 U15s | £4.50 F-P
May 28th 2016 7.30pm £5 | £4 U15s | £4.50 F-P


Presented by Bombastic

Imagination is the key that reveals the secrets behind these doors!

Bombastic specialise in creating humorous, fantastical theatrical productions for young people combining dance and animation. 
Join Penny, Olly and Max as they travel under water, down creepy corridors and battle hurricanes. Here they discover that play and friendship reveals the most important secret of all:  even the strange and scary boy in the street can be their friend.

There’s more enjoyment to be had with our Magic Doors digital puzzle games.  Play the games for free on

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Show Dates Start Times Price
May 28th 2016 2.30pm £8.50 | £7.50 con | £5.50 children


Based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless story and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure, telling the story of Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.

But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.

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Show Dates Start Times Price
May 31st 2016 2.30pm £5 | £4 U15s | £4.50 F-P
June 01st 2016 2.30pm £5 | £4 U15s | £4.50 F-P
June 02nd 2016 2.30pm £5 | £4 U15s | £4.50 F-P


Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams
Running time: 151 minutes

From director Zack Snyder (“Man of Steel”) comes “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”) as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs.  And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.


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Show Dates Start Times Price
May 31st 2016 7.30pm £5 | £4 U15s | £4.50 F-P
June 01st 2016 7.30pm £5 | £4 U15s | £4.50 F-P

Wales Final Festival of One Act Plays 2016

Conwy Drama Association in Association with Theatr Colwyn and DAW
Present Wales Final Festival of One Act Plays 2016. The adjudicator will be Jennifer Scott-Reid GoDA

Discount available when you book in advance for both nights


Friday 3rd June, 2016

The Unknown OUTCasts Contractions - Glamorgan
Telstars Theatre Company Tryst - Glamorgan
Blackwood Little Theatre Suspension of Disbelief - Gwent

Saturday, 4th June, 2016

Phoenix Players The Actor’s Nightmare - Conwy
The Unknown OUTCasts Not Talking - Glamorgan
Players’ Theatre A Night Out - Glamorgan

At the end of May/beginning of June, the six productions awarded the highest marks across Wales in the regional rounds are invited to perform at the Wales Final. The winner of the final goes on to represent Wales at the British Final which follows a month later.
The Welsh Final moves around the country: recent finals have been held in Milford Haven, Blackwood, Newtown and Mold.

This years’ festival will take place at Theatr Colwyn and will be adjudicated by Jennifer Scott-Reid GoDA
Jennifer is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
She has been active in local theatre for many years, and has been a member of her local group ‘Clavering Players’ for over twenty five years, as a performer, director, writer, choreographer and stage manager. She has extensive Festival experience and has directed several winning plays; including performing at the All Winners Festivals in 2014 and 2015.
Jennifer has directed, acted and produced several plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is a founder member of ‘Act Too’ which offers drama workshops for all abilities and the theatre group ‘Drama Queens’ which is self-explanatory!
Jennifer joined GoDA in 2011 and in 2015 became a member of GoDA Council. She has adjudicated drama festivals all over the United Kingdom and is very much looking forward to adjudicating the DAW Wales Final.
Crawshay Cup – Best Original Script receiving its premiere in the regional rounds
The Crawshay Cup competition exists to encourage the writing of new material for the stage and to encourage amateur groups to perform new work.
It is awarded annually to an original one act play receiving its premier in the (in Wales) of the United Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation – otherwise known as the regional one act festivals.
Bob McTurk Bursary – Awarded to the Most Promising Actor aged 18-25 in the regional rounds, introudced 2008
In memory of the late Bob McTurk, who was a former DAW Chair (1984-2004), the DAW Executive Committee elected to invest in the future of amateur theatre by creating a bursary for young people to attend DAW’s week-long Summer School.
Angela Tidswell Lifetime Achievement Award – Awarded for services to theatre in Wales, introduced 2012
Chris Tidswell whose mother Angela was a long-standing member of drama groups throughout the Clwyd Community Theatre Association area, made a decision to donate the collection taken at Angela’s funeral to DAW.
As a strong supporter of all productions and festivals – not only in the county but throughout Wales – Angela participated, as many people involved in amateur drama do, in a voluntary capacity.
It was decided unanimously that DAW will acknowledge Angela’s commitment and significant contribution to amateur theatre by bestowing ‘a Lifetime Achievement Award in honour of Angela Tidswell’ at the Wales Final Festival of One Act Plays.
Elf Oil Trophy – Best Individual Performance
Bernleigh Award – Best Presentation, introduced 2000
Robert Fowler Unsung Hero Award – Awarded for backstage work, introduced 2015

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Show Dates Start Times Price
June 03rd 2016 7pm £8 | £14 for both nights
June 04th 2016 7pm £8 | £14 ar gyfer y ddwy noson

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