Thats right, Cardiff has a brand shiney new company on the scene ready to shake things up, and On in 5 Productions will be hitting Llanover Hall and The Gate Arts Centre as of next week!
On in 5 Productions was created by actor, producer and all-round theatre lover Phillipa Burt who moved to Cardiff five years ago and has truly embraced the beauty of the Welsh spirit. The company aims to create innovative, fresh productions which push boundaries for audience members, both young and old: “On In 5 is about celebrating smaller scale work and the abundance of talent on offer today.”
Their first production, Me and My Friend, debuts on 25th September at Llanover Hall, Cardiff before moving on to The Gate Arts Centre in Roath, Cardiff (Full dates below). Written by Gillian Plowman, the play features four odd characters who are thrown together under the same roof after being prematurely released from a rehabilitation centre. Following their turbulent stories, the narrative revolves around the two couples and the heartbreak and humour in their everyday lives.
Phillipa sums up the production by adding: “I wanted to explore a poignant subject matter in a refreshing way. Whilst the play does deal with the very real and serious issue of mental health, it does so with a comedic twist. It’s thought provoking without being overwhelming.”
Each performance will be dedicated to a specific charity, and Me and My Friend aims to raise awareness and money for Mind Cymru: a brilliant charity which sets out to campaign and increase support for individuals suffering with mental health problems.
Sure to be a heartfelt and humorous production from this exciting new company: On in 5 Productions are definitely one to watch out for in the future!
Llanover Hall, Cardiff: 25th – 27th September. The Gate Arts Centre, Roath: 2nd – 4th October. Tickets available direct from the venues or online here.