Following an incredible tour of Wales and the USA in 2018, including performances in New York and Washington DC, the Torch Theatre Company is delighted to once again bring the story of ‘Grav’ to the stage for 2019. The show is about to embark on its 5th national tour and the tour will close in Wales at Theatr Felinfach on Friday, 15 March at 7:30pm, exactly four years since its first visit.
Gareth J Bale reprises the role of ‘Grav’ in this remarkable one-man show exploring the life and times of one of Wales’ most loved sons, and said, “I’m thrilled to be back on the road with Grav. The show is very close to my heart and although I’ve performed it so many times, it’s always an honour to be able to portray Ray. West is Best!”
Peter Doran, the Torch Theatre’s Artistic Director and Director of the production said, “The show that refuses to go away! This tour will see us give our hundredth performance and although I’ve not gone through the figures, it must’ve been seen by at least 10,000 people. In my forty years of working in the theatre I’ve never worked on a show with such an appeal across the board. If you’ve not seen it, come and see what all the fuss is about - you won’t regret it I can assure you.”
During the tour, Grav will receive its 100th ‘cap’ marking an amazing achievement in the history of this remarkable show. Known to millions for his legendary exploits on the rugby field, Grav was and is so much more than that. An actor, a cultural icon, a father, a husband, a man with a life packed full of stories that deserve to be heard once more.
Grav is an inspirational and warm hearted one man show that has enjoyed praise and recognition for this wonderful production and is a fitting tribute to such a rugby legend. The play was the recipient of the Audience Award at the Wales Theatre Awards in 2016 where Owen Thomas was also nominated for Best Playwright in the English Language, Gareth John Bale was nominated for Best Actor and Peter Doran was nominated for Best Director.
The play will be at Theatr Felinfach on Friday, 15 March at 7:30pm. Tickets are £12 for adults, £11 for members and pensioners and £10 for children and students.