FLINTSHIRE'S Theatr Clwyd is set to host an array of unmissable performances this month. 

Ballet Cymru, an international touring ballet company for Wales, presents a sparkling evening of the finest dance this week with not one but two pieces.

Cerys Matthews’ iconic album of Welsh Folk Music is the inspiration for 'TIR', and choreographers Darius James OBE and Amy Doughty have used 11 of the songs from the album to create a unique work especially for the dancers of Ballet Cymru.

The Leader: Ballet Cymru Resident Choreographer Marcus J Willis brings to the stage the reimagining of his choreographic work 'Stream of Consciousness' first premiered by Ailey II in 2016.

'Stream of Consciousness' gives physical life to our inner thoughts. Willis weaves six simple gestures into “the stream,” the tumultuous monologue within each person’s mind. Set to a contemporary reimagining of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Max Richter, this work echoes the tension and poignancy of the music’s ever-changing tides.

Ballet Cymru is committed to inclusion and innovation in dance and classical ballet and to the highest standard of collaboration. Its extensive access and outreach programme is committed to breaking down barriers to accessing the arts.

Ballet Cymru come to Theatr Mix, Theatr Clwyd on Friday, October 13 until Saturday, October 14.


Later in the month Mid Wales Opera bring their show, Beatrice & Benedict (based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing), sung in English. Beatrice and Benedict are determined to stay single.

Beatrice hates men (especially Benedict) and Benedict can’t abide women (notably Beatrice). But when their friends ensure they both hear whispers of the other’s unrequited passion, a spark ignites. Berlioz’s last opera is filled with fun and sunshine, set to music the madness of falling in love.

Mid Wales Opera come to Theatr Mix, Theatr Clwyd on Wednesday, October 25.