Possible by Shon Dale-Jones - National Theatre Wales

Possible

6th Aug 2021 - 30th Aug 2021

Online

About Possible by Shôn Dale-Jones

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Shôn’s new show was going to be all about love. But what do you do when you’re writing a show all about love, and everything goes dark? You find a new story. A story with scones after midnight, family WhatsApp groups, and Grandmaster Flash.

Possible is a playful, honest and heartfelt piece of storytelling that blurs reality with a kaleidoscopic dreamscape of animation and film (by Bear Thompson), underscored with original music performed live by John Biddle. It’s a show about love, creativity and finding the courage to explore the past, in order to shape the future.

“As intimate as livestreamed theatre can be” ★★★★ The Guardian

Watch Possible on demand as part of Pleasance Online at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 6 – 30 August. The show is also available to watch with BSL.

Just because you can’t make it to Edinburgh, doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Get your festival fix from home.

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Watch the Trailer

Content guidance

Please note, this play contains strong language and content that some audience members may find triggering. For a full list of content warnings, please click here.

If you require any further guidance or assistance, please email boxoffice@nationaltheatrewales.org.

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Production photos

Reviews and responses

As intimate as livestreamed theatre can be… Perfectly judged, unabashedly authentic and vulnerably autobiographical★★★★ The Guardian

captures a precise moment with sharp clarity… Dale-Jones make us consider more deeply what the last year has been like for usLyn Gardner

If ever there was a production ‘for our times’ it’s this… this show climbs through the pixels to create an immersive theatre experience that hikes powerfully from the performer’s home on stage to your own and straight to your heartTheatreJam

Dale-Jones is an exceptional storyteller, delicately weaving together multiple narratives… charming, relatable and authentic” – Exeunt Magazine

“experimental, layered and what Welsh fringe theatre is really about” Get the Chance

Possible has the energy of a production full of hope… [Dale-Jones’] smile captures us from the beginning, and he leads us deftly by the handBuzz Magazine

By using the best elements of live performance, digital tech and the cinematic possibilities this form provides it shows how and why digital theatre should exist beyond the pandemic.” Jeremy Linnell

Genuine and honest.” Mehdi Razi

A beautiful show about love, a fab exploration of live/digital hybrid theatre making… Highly recommended.” @amycleach

a real show in true vulnerability, and the beauty in the everyday magic of life, plus totally gorgeous design from all angles. definitely the best digital piece i’ve seen. what a show.” @AliceYarr

bonkers, brilliant & brave.” @RosieMS

Beautiful stories are filled with anxiety, vulnerability & love. A reminder what we have been through in lockdown & those challenges we have faced.” @JonnyCotsen

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Behind the Scenes

About Shôn Dale-Jones

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Shôn Dale-Jones

Shôn is a producer, director, performer and writer. He was Artistic Director of Hoipolloi from 1994 to 2020. Over this 25 year period he created 24 stage plays, 5 BBC radio dramas, 3 site-specific pieces, a few short films, a TV pilot and various online projects. His work has been presented in over 200 UK venues, 9 London theatres, in 20 countries across 6 continents and has been translated into 7 languages. Most recently Shôn created The Loose Change Trilogy - The Duke, Me & Robin Hood, The Ladder - which raised almost £100,000 for vulnerable children, supporting the work of Save The Children and Street Child United. He is currently working with Ontroerend Goed in Belgium; writing a show for teenagers, Straight Face, for Brageteatret in Norway; collaborating with Metis Arts on Love Letters to a Liveable Future. Possible will be his second show for NTW following Things I Forgot I Remembered (2013).

Team

Created and performed by

Shôn Dale-Jones

Co-directed and designed by

Stefanie Mueller

Composer and Collaborator

John Biddle

Filmmaker and Director of Photography

Bear Thompson

Lighting Designer

Katy Morison

Sound Designer

Sam Jones

Sound Technician

Jon Cox

Lighting Programmer and Operator

Josie Allen

Video System Engineer

Dan Trenchard

Video Assistant

Llyr Parri

Broadcast video production/streaming

Red90

Creative Placement

Carmen Diana Almeida

Company Stage Manager

Kate Schofield

Deputy Stage Manager

Vicky Aston

Production and rehearsal photography by

Jorge Lizalde

Rehearsal photos

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