mid wales live theatre

Dance Centre LIVE: Fio presents The Island

Picture yourself….. It’s a cold October evening in Mid Wales and you’re inside a warm studio enjoying a TONY award winning play brought to life by stunning theatre company Fio……..

Well on the 20th October, you won’t have to dream it you can come and experience it because we are so excited to welcome Fio back to the Dance Centre this Autumn with their new show, The Island.

Our intimate venue in Llandrindod Wells gives you a unique space in which to enjoy and experience live theatre, feel immersed in what promises to be a humorous and touching performance that will be both entertaining and thought provoking.

The Island

The Island is a politically visceral piece of theatre based on a true story.

Set in the same prison where Nelson Mandela was held this universal story attacks our ability to passively accept immoral laws.

How much pain does a state need to inflict before you fight it? 

2018 marks Nelson Mandela’s centenary year and Fio want to celebrate an influential historical icon and ask .

Do we ever learn from those who came before us?

The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona

Two men, political prisoners and unlikely friends, stagger through days of pointless, back-breaking labour, coping with vicious beatings from the guards and spending their nights remembering a life outside their current misery. They prepare for a performance of Antigone in front of the other inmates and guards – an act of defiance from people who have lost everything...

This soaring, award-winning drama draws on the stories that linger from the notorious prison on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.