City Stories

City Stories

We put an advert in the local paper - The South Wales Echo - looking for older people in Cardiff who wanted to share their stories of life in this city with a theatre audience.

30 people squeezed into a circle at Chapter Arts Centre for our taster session. We facilitated a lively debate on Cardiff past and present.

The stories that emerged were funny as well as tragic, heroic and life changing. We discovered a real passion for Cardiff and a yearning for these stories to be heard and not forgotten.

City Stories culminated in 3 performances at Chapter Theatre, Cardiff which sold out quickly, with a high demand for extra performances.

“ Pure magic! How wonderful to see real people on stage re-telling their stories”
Audience member

Company: Vera Shields, Norman Berg, Elaine Adams, Cynthia Pulford, Les Godwin, Bronwen Wizzard, Albert Hawkins, Cliff James.