A brand new ballet by award-winning Welsh Dance company Ballet Cymru, narrated by Cerys Matthews.

Ballet Cymru presents a timeless interpretation of the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas In Wales with music by Mason Neely and Wales’ own icon Cerys Matthews. Step into the imagination of a genius and follow us on a journey through snow, cats and melancholy.  Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and Amy Doughty, and evocative, eloquent costumes Ballet Cymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.

Ballet Cymru, nominated Best Independent Company by the Critics Circle UK National Dance Awards, and winners of the Best Dance Production 2017 at the Wales Theatre Awards, present a sparkling and refreshing ballet.

“Engaging, imaginative ballet adaptations”
– Anna Winter, The Stage

“These young dancers created a taut, committed atmosphere on stage, and the audience, comprised of every age group from 5 to 95, were gripped from start to finish. Ballet Cymru, I salute you!”
– Amanda Jennings, Dance Europe

“Not too short, and not too long, the evening was a complete delight from start to finish”
– Jonathan Gray, Dancing Times

A Child’s Christmas & Poems by Dylan Thomas is a co-production between Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront Theatre.

About Ballet Cymru

Ballet Cymru are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet. Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in literature.

Ballet Cymru is a chamber ballet for Wales, committed to inclusion and innovation in dance and classical ballet, and to the highest standard of collaboration with dancers, choreographers, designers, composers and musicians.

Poems by Dylan Thomas © The Trustees for the Copyrights of the Dylan Thomas Estate

Music and arrangements by Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely from the album Dylan Thomas – A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs. www.cerysmatthews.co.uk © Cerys Matthews

© Sleepy Robot Photography

IMPORTANT – PARKING: Please note that the public Coal Orchard car park, adjacent to the Brewhouse, will be closed from Mon 1st Oct – Fri 23 Nov for the demolition of the old swimming baths.  We recommend alternative car parking in either Wood Street Car Park (TA1 1UR) or Canon Street Car Park (TA1 1SN).  Both are approx. 10 mins walk from the theatre.


23 November 7:30PM

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Ticket Prices

Full Price from £21.00 Child (U14) from £16.00 Family (2+2) from £69.00
Suitable for Suggested 8+

Running Time

65 min +interval