“Before I Leave” is a funny, moving & uplifting production written by Tredegar-born poet and playwright Patrick Jones featuring versions of songs made famous by the likes of Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Gerry & the Pacemakers and more. The play will also feature brand new songs written for the show by internationally famous Blackwood band, Manic Street Preachers.
The play is a joint production between National Theatre Wales and Wales Millennium Centre, presented as part of the Festival of the Voice and will play at The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.
Directed by Matthew Dunster, Before I Leave tells the story of a choir of Men and Women living with dementia and the incredible bonding power of music. It will feature a Chorus of singers on stage performing key songs alongside our cast of professional actors.
You don’t need to have acting experience to take part, just a love of singing, a good voice and the ability to learn harmonies. If you can read music too, that would be great, but not essential.
If you have a curiosity to try new things, meet new people, sing some wonderful songs and have fun as part of the creative team bringing a brand new piece of life affirming Theatre to life, then they’d love to hear from you.
The commitment will include these key dates:
Initial Meeting – Mid March (Exact Date & Time tbc).
From w/c 28th March – One rehearsal per week (Times & days tbc).
From w/c 25th April – Two rehearsals per week(Times & days tbc).
23rd – 26th May – Evenings (Tech & Dress rehearsals).
27th May – 11th June (excluding Sundays) – Performances.
There will also be Matinee performances on 9th & 11th June.
All times tbc.
This is a voluntary opportunity to participate in a National Theatre Wales production though we will meet reasonable out of pocket expenses.
We appreciate that joining our Chorus will take some time commitment, especially during the run of the show. Please bear in mind that the show rehearses and plays in Cardiff, so this opportunity may be most suited to people who live in the Cardiff area.
It promises to be a lot of fun & a great opportunity to perform onstage in a major theatrical production.
Please get in touch if you’d like to be involved, or if you have any questions:
Tel: 07572 893 053