We've put together our list of some amazing online theatre, spoken word and comedy delights coming up in February, March and April. Some are free, others are low cost, all promise to be something special and a perfect helping hand in passing the time while lockdowns continue.
#1 - In Conversation With Richard Schiff
Free Event | 27 Feb
Acclaimed actor Richard Schiff is best-known for playing Toby in The West Wing and Dr. Aaron Glassman in The Good Doctor. His filmography includes roles in The Bodyguard, Speed, Se7en, Deep Impact, Ray and Man Of Steel. An hour in the company of one of the USA's most prolific stage and screen actors. All for free. Click here to book
#2 - In Conversation With Tamzin Outhwaite
Free Event | 15 Mar
Tamzin Outhwaite shot to fame in 1998 when she joined EastEnders as Mel Healy and quickly established herself as one of the soap's most iconic characters. Her career across stage and screen has seen her appear in the West End and appear in shows as diverse as Doctor Who and Hotel Babylon. Click here to book.
#3 - Dorian Gray (starring Fionn Whitehead)
16 - 31 Mar | £12
An all-star cast (in the process of being announced!), an Olivier-award winning director and an acclaimed writer combine for this online production. Fionn Whitehead famously played the lead in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster hit Dunkirk and plays the eponymous anti-hero in this new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic play. Click here to book.
#4 - Brennan Reece
27 Mar | £10
One of the new big-hitters in British comedy, Brennan has appeared on Live At The Apollo and was nominated for the prestigious Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He combines a storytelling style with an eye for a killer punchline. Click here to book.
#5 - Jan Blake: The Zebu
Free Event | 26 Mar
Manchester's Jan Blake is one of Europe's leading storytellers who has been performing worldwide since 1986. The storyteller-in-residence for Hay Festival her dynamic and generous style brings alive her stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and Arabia. Click here to book.
#6 - Daliso Chaponda
20 Mar | £10
Daliso shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent and has gone on to amass over 100 million YouTube views, write and star in his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere, and appear on The Apprentice: You’re Fired, News Quiz and The Now Show. Click here to book.
#7 - Kiri Pritchard-McLean
6 Apr | £5
The digital comedy club returns with Wales' multi-award-winning Kiri Pritchard-McLean who's appeared on Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You, The News Quiz, The Now Show and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown headlining. It's a steal at just £5. Click here to book.
#8 - Dan Nightingale
2 Mar | £5
One of comedy's most exciting secrets, Dan is comedy at its best - genuine, creative, honest, unpredictable, original and funny as hell. If you've caught his outrageously funny Have A Word Podcast or seen him on John Bishop's Only Joking you know how great he is. If you haven't then you're in for a treat. Click here to book.
#9 - Everything is Absolutely Fine
15 May | £5
Missed your fix of musicals during lockdown? Watched Hamilton a million and one times? Want to see something a little musically-different? This highly rated comedy musical about anxiety, caring and keeping going might just be the perfect antidote. Click here to book.
#10 - Secret Shows
Free Events | 11 Feb & 11 Mar
If you're missing a regular hit of drama then these secret show readings are the perfect remedy. Past shows have include work by Caryl Churchill, Kaite O'Reilly and Alan Harris with the best in Welsh and UK acting talent bringing the shows to life. They're free, but with limited availability - the show on the 11 March is in Welsh too!
Click here to book 11 Feb | Click here to book 11 Mar.
#11 - Mererid Hopwood
Free Event | 4 Mar
One of the biggest names in Welsh literature Mererid Hopwood is an award-winning poet and writer. She's been the Children's Laureate for Wales and written in collaboration with artists areound the globe. Tickets are already selling fast - Click here to book.
#12 - Allan Finnegan & Lou Conran
2 Mar & 6 Apr | £5
Supporting the comedy club's amazing headline acts are some hidden gems - acts who you'll scramble to tell your friends about after the gig. From Lou Conran, one of the UK's best (if not THE BEST) comperes hosting the April gig and Allan Finnegan who shot to fame as the vicar turned comedian on Britain's Got Talent, to deadpan World One-Liner Champion Stephen Cookson and musical comedy genius Amy Webber, dissecting musical genres with sharp comic wit - arrive for the headliners, leave being able to say "I saw them at Theatr Clwyd". Click here to book.