Vale and Valley Community Arts and the Arts Council of Wales ‘Young Promoters Scheme’ work together to bring an exciting new theatrical production to Blaengarw Workmen’s Hall
Huw Irranca-Davies, MP for Ogmore, has praised Vale and Valley Community Arts and local schoolchildren for bringing an exciting theatre production of ‘Two Punks and a Tandem’ to Blaengarw Workmen’s Hall.
The play was produced with the help of The Arts Council of Wales Young Promoters Scheme. Local school children from the Garw valley took part in the scheme to experience the process of becoming the promoters for an event in their own community.
The scheme aims to give practical skills to children and young people and improve the relationship between young people, their schools and the local community. It also aims to get high quality live arts performances out into communities to be experienced by as wide an audience as possible.
‘Two Punks and a Tandem’ is a two-man production by the Silly Boys Theatre Company. It is the story of two friends from the seaside town of Penzance, who decide to embark upon an epic cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End. This is a story crammed full of comedy, drama, music, anger, fear, friendship and love.
Huw was lucky enough to attend the show and congratulated all those involved in putting on such a successful and entertaining production.
Speaking after the show, Huw said, ‘What a great night of entertainment, with exciting new drama and writing being brought to an iconic valleys venue.’
‘I look forward to the next touring production, and congratulate Valley and Vale Arts and the local schoolchildren who did a superb job promoting the show. I’d urge anyone interested in exciting new live theatre to check out forthcoming events at the Blaengarw Workmen’s Hall.’