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Porter’s presents Christmas play

The Other Room at Porter’s is all set to present its first Christmas play from 1-19 December.

difficult|stage, the theatre- pub’s new resident company, will perform Alix in Wundergarten, an alternative take on Lewis Carroll’s most celebrated book.

Image credit: Aenne Pallasca Actors Louisa Marie Lorey and Arthur Hughes in rehearsal for Alix in Wundergarten, The Other Room's first Christmas play

Image credit: Aenne Pallasca
Actors Louisa Marie Lorey and Arthur Hughes in rehearsal for Alix in Wundergarten, The Other Room’s first Christmas play – with a twist

Set in a radio-recording studio, the play is a departure from traditional Christmas fare, promising a witty, offbeat perspective that is characteristic of difficult|stage’s oeuvre.

The company, founded by three young dramatists, is committed to bringing bold, experimental pieces to audiences in Wales.

“I hope this piece rocks the boat and divides people. It would be great if audiences either love it or hate it,” says Franςois Pandolfo, its writer and co-founder of difficult|stage.

Image credit: Aenne Pallasca The play touches upon themes of absurdity, identity and time, all within a radio-recording studio

Image credit: Aenne Pallasca
The play touches upon themes of absurdity, identity and time, all within a radio-recording studio

The Other Room’s artistic director, Kate Fasserberg, is confident it will make an impact.

“Both satirising and celebrating the British tradition of the Christmas radio play, this piece will bite as it charms, and provoke our audience even as it makes them laugh until they cry,” she says.

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