Circle of Fifths - National Theatre Wales

Circle of Fifths

18 - 26 June | Dance House, Cardiff

About Circle of Fifths

“we’re returning to stardust”

Friends and families gather on the street outside a home. Sometimes with boots and shovels. Together they share small talk and offer condolences before bidding their Butetown farewell. 

Later, stories, memories and music mingle with their grief. A song cuts through. The volume is turned up and they dance. 

Loss creates a feeling of disharmony. A fracture in life’s rhythm. In times like this, music can be the thing that makes us feel. 

Film and theatre maker Gavin Porter and a collective of artists bring us together to celebrate life in death. A live documentary performance, told through real life stories, rooted in tradition, music and memory.

Trailer

Venue and ticket information

Run time: 70 minutes, plus 30 minute post show gathering
Saturday
18th June
6pm
£8
Dance House, Cardiff
Sunday
19th June
5pm
£8, £12, £16
Dance House, Cardiff
Tuesday
21st June
8pm
£8, £12, £16
Dance House, Cardiff
Wednesday
22nd June
8pm
£8, £12, £16
Dance House, Cardiff
Thursday
23rd June
6pm
£8, £12, £16
Dance House, Cardiff
Audio Description
Thursday
23rd June
9.30pm
£8, £12, £16
Dance House, Cardiff
Friday
24th June
8pm
£8, £12, £16
Dance House, Cardiff
Sign Language
Saturday
25th June
6pm
£8, £12, £16
Dance House, Cardiff
Closed Caption
Saturday
25th June
9.30pm
£8, £12, £16
Dance House, Cardiff
Sunday
26th June
5pm
£8, £12, £16
Dance House, Cardiff

Ticketing info

Pay What You Feel

For all performances of Circle of Fifths, you can choose to pay a price that works for you. There are multiple prices to choose from. We know price is a barrier for some, so those who can afford to pay a little more for their ticket, will help us to support those who can’t.

Tickets can be booked online, on the phone or in person via our Ticketing Partner, Sherman Theatre. Full T&C’s can be found here.

Tickets can also be bought on the night of each performance from our starting point on Pierhead Street, outside the Senedd. You’ll find us there 1 hour before the start of the show. Subject to availability, of course.

Access

Listen to the audio flyer

Thursday 23 June, 6pm – Audio Described performance by Alastair Sill.
Friday 24 June, 8pm – BSL Performance by Sami Dunn.
Saturday 25 June, 6pm – Live captioning by Sheryll Holley

There’ll be an audio note available to download here and at the Dance House before the show.

The Dance House is fully accessible throughout. Lifts are located front of house to each level and to each space.

Venue info

Venue: Dance House, Pierhead Street, Cardiff, CF10 4PH

You can find the Dance House behind the Wales Millenium Centre on Pierhead Street, opposite the Senedd.

The show will start on the street outside the entrance to the Senedd.

Latecomers will not be permitted more than 15 minutes after the start of a performance.

There are no refreshment facilities inside the Dance House but there are plenty of refreshments available in the Wales Millennium Centre or at numerous places in local area.

Promo shots

Rehearsal photos

Cast

Musician

Anthony 'Drumtan' Ward

Musician

Kiddus Murrell

Performer

Maureen Blades

Performer

Francesca Dimech

Performer

Wella

Performer

Rose Beecraft Music

Creative team

Director

Gavin Porter

Set and Costume Designer

Jacob Hughes

Lighting Designer

Jane Lalljee

Assistant Director

Bianca Ali

Associate Artist

Kyle Legall

Naomi's story

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