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National Theatre Wales
3-28 August, 2016


Gagglebabble & National Theatre Wales with
Wales Millennium Centre

Adapted from

stories for adults

Script and lyrics by Daf James
Music by Lucy Rivers
Conceived by Daf James, Hannah McPake and Lucy Rivers

Underbelly Potterrow
Venue #358

Following their 2013 Edinburgh smash hit The Bloody Ballad, multi-award-winning theatre company Gagglebabble are back in an exciting collaboration with National Theatre Wales.

Wonderman is a unique gig-theatre take on Roald Dahl’s short stories for adults, combining a sizzling hot score of original live music, macabre characters, soaring imaginings and thrilling twists and turns, all injected with a wicked sense of dark humour. A celebration of the wonder of one of Britain’s best loved storytellers for his centenary year.

Prepare to expect the unexpected.

3-5 August: £6 
6-28 August: £10-£12 
(No Monday Performances)

6.05pm (1hr 15min)

Box Office:
0844 545 8252
The Fringe Box Office - 180 High Street, EH1 1QS

Click here for Wonderman: Cardiff






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Creative Team

Adapted from Roald Dahl's Stories for adults

Script and lyrics by Daf James

Music by Lucy Rivers

Conceived by Daf James, Hannah McPake and Lucy Rivers 

Director Amy Leach

Designer Hayley Grindle

Lighting Designer Josh Carr

Sound Designer Dan Lawrence


James Clark

Pete Komor

Hannah McPake

Mark O’Connor

Adam Redmore

Lucy Rivers

Joe Shire

Made in Wales

As well as Wonderman, National Theatre Wales and Wales Millennium Centre will be presenting two more shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.

A Good Clean Heart 

Fresh from winning the Wales Theatre Award 2016 for Best Playwright in the English Language, Alun Saunders' funny and moving play, A Good Clean Heart, marks an Edinburgh Fringe debut for his newly-formed theatre company, Neontopia, alongside Director, Mared Swain.

A Good Clean Heart is a moving coming-of-age story about two brothers raised by different families, and who speak different languages, and is performed with animated surtitles in both English and Welsh. It’s a co-production between Wales Millennium Centre and Neontopia in association with The Other Room and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, with National Theatre Wales and British Council Wales, and was originally produced by and premiered at Cardiff's pub theatre The Other Room.

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One of Wales’ leading theatre companies, August 012, will be making its Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut (with Chapter Arts Centre) in 2016 with Yuri; a high-pitched, absurd yet sobering farce by French playwright Fabrice Melquiot that examines the conflict between an infertile couple desperately struggling to make sense of the world around them.

Melquiot published the original play, Youri, in 2011. In 2015, it was adapted into Welsh and English by award-winning Welsh writer Daf James. It will be performed at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff as part of its Edinburgh Preview Festival, 26th-30th July, and will be performed in Edinburgh in English (with flashes of Welsh) by the same cast, and directed by Mathilde Lopez.

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Wonderman at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016