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49 Entertainment Torch show record-breaking musical New play says ‘Enough is Enough’ RAISING awareness about

sexual violence and promoting the importance of discussing the issue, a new play from exiled Turkish artists tours Wales for the first time through January and February. While on tour, the production will

be performed at The Queen’s Hall in Narberth on February 11. A play which laughs in the face

of violence, the gritty production is formed as a gig and tells the stories of real people about sexual violence through song and dark humour. ‘Enough is Enough’ is written by

Meltem Arikan and directed by Memet Ali Alabora, with music by Maddie Jones, and includes four female cast members who act as members of a band. The cast includes Maddie Jones, Pınar Öğün, Francesca Dimech and Emma Daman Thomas. Following each performance, a

‘La La Land’: Tuck into some popcorn at The Torch AFTER a record-breaking time

at the Golden Globes, Hollywood musical ‘La La Land’ is being shown at The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven. The musical has broken the

record for winning the most Golden Globe Awards for the past year for a single film, by being awarded seven prizes. It won every award it was

nominated for - including best musical or comedy film, best director, screenplay, score and song. Ryan Gosling was awarded Best Actor and Best Actress went to Emma Stone. ‘La La Land’ received widespread

acclaim from critics and has grossed $85 million worldwide. It was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the top 10 films of 2016 and follows the entwined stories of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress who serves coffee between auditions, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz

pianist confined to playing the hits in dingy bars. A breathless,


romance begins between the two of them, and they’re happy for the first time in a long time. But as they finally find success, the dreams they’ve pursued for so long threaten to tear them apart. From the director of ‘Whiplash’,

‘La La Land’ is a glorious Hollywood musical that received universal adoration on the festival circuit. The music and score were composed and orchestrated by Justin Hurwitz, who has also worked on two prior films. The film will be showing up until

January 26 at a cost of £6.40 full price, concessions £5 and family £20. For tickets, visit the Torch Theatre

website on or call 01646 695267. Customers can now print their own tickets at home, so there will be no need to queue at the Box Office.

Shout It All Out Session will be held, where the audience will have a chance to respond to the play’s themes and questioned raised, and discuss how to take action themselves. ‘Enough is Enough’ aims to start

a national conversation about sexual violence and the issues raised in the production. The ‘Enough is Enough’ band have

also released a self-titled debut single from the show, which is available to buy from the show website at Author Meltem Arikan said:

“Despite all the measure and precautions around the world, abuse, rape and incest cannot be stopped. No matter how hard the states, institutions and organisations try to implement sanctions, no matter how many awareness campaigns are run, individuals often ignore the pains caused by these incidents. “The aim of this production is to

show audiences how these issues are part of each and every one of our lives and that these things can happen to

Druidstone treated to Gwyneth Herbert performance

shared stages with Boy George, Amy Winehouse and John Cooper Clarke. She has spent the past 12 weeks in

Bristol helping create and performing in ‘The Snow Queen’ in her role as composer, lyricist, musical director and voice of the title role. 2016 also saw a 10-date festival

tour of North America for Gwyneth, as well as numerous shows around the UK and Europe, including a new collaboration with the London Sinfonietta at a sold out Kings Place, London.

Drawing on influences from

Coming to Pembrokeshire next month: Gwyneth Herbert GWYNETH HERBERT returns

to Pembrokeshire during the first weekend of February to perform a special concert at the Druidstone Hotel.

Following a run in the Bristol Old

Vic’s hugely successful production of ‘The Snow Queen’, Gwyneth Herbert

will be taking to the Druidstone’s stage on Sunday, February 5. With one foot in the jazz world

and the other somewhere in the future, Gwyneth has released six critically- acclaimed albums (including the first UK Blue Note release in 30 years), toured across the world and

the worlds of folk, jazz, art pop, contemporary classical, avant-garde music and storytelling, she performs with a variety of instruments and a ‘casually commanding voice – whether softly nuanced as confiding speech or at full soaring-contralto stretch’ (The Guardian). 2017 promises the recording of

a much-anticipated new album, the development of two new theatrical productions, a children’s opera and numerous other projects.

‘Enough is Enough’: Catch it at The Queen’s Hall

anyone. “Using the means of theatre,

music, dance, humour and surprise, we want to create at least a small feeling of awareness, a ‘what if’ moment in the audience that these issues are not far from all of us, and that we often, rather unconsciously, ignore the traumas being experienced around us.” Be Aware Productions Limited was

founded in January 2015 by actress and director Pınar Öğün to create innovative performing and audio-visual art works. The company aims to produce

works with an international dimension and appeal that explore, challenge and expand the limits of the discipline in which they are produced. The company has been selected for Chapter’s new Associate Artist Programme, Peilot, and this production will be the first supported tour from the scheme. Meltem Arikan (Writer), Memet

Ali Alabora (Director and Actor) and Pınar Öğün have worked together on various projects in Turkey since 2009. This is the first play by the main creative team in Wales.

Their last play, ‘Mi Minor’, was

accused by Turkish government officials and pro-government media of being the rehearsal for the 2013 Gezi Park protests in Istanbul. The resulting smear campaign forced them to leave the country and start living in Wales. Director of Be Aware Productions

and performer in ‘Enough is Enough’, Pınar Öğün said; “It’s a real pleasure for us as a company to be travelling Wales with this production. Since arriving in Cardiff over three years ago, we have had such a warm welcome and we have met a great deal of wonderful people. We are really excited about this production - it’s challenging and it’s daring but it’s also fun and will make the audience think differently we hope. We can’t wait to get going!” The company’s first production

was a short film entitled ‘Exhibit’, which has won several awards and has been selected to be shown at festivals around the world. Tickets for Enough is Enough

can be found online at www.

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