Published on: Tuesday January 11, 2022

We are back in Sophia Gardens next summer with another exciting programme of theatre for all the family. 

This summer we were thrilled to be on tour, but in 2022 we are returning to Sophia Gardens in central Cardiff from 23rd June – 30th July. Our full programme will be announced soon, with productions including Blackadder Goes Forth directed by Simon H West, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night directed by David Mercatali, and Little Shop of Horrors with the creative team of Rich Tunley and Rob Thorne Jr. 

Also heading to the stage is the family production of Disney’s High School Musical produced by Go Theatre, and Everyman Youth Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. 

Many of our cast and crew from our planned 2020 festival will be returning to these productions, but keep an eye out on our social media pages and website for information soon about casting and volunteering opportunities. Tickets will be released for the 2022 festival in March next year. 

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Credit notes

Disney’s High School Musical on stage!

The production of Disney’s High School Musical on stage is an amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe –

Book by David Simpatico

Songs by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil;  Ray Cham, Greg Cham and Andrew  Seeley; Randy Petersen and Kevin  Quinn; Andy Dodd and Adam Watts;  Bryan Louiselle; David N. Lawrence  and Faye Greenberg; Jamie Houston

Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan Louiselle

Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie Written by Peter Barsocchini 


Little Shop of Horrors


was originally  

Directed by Howard Ashman  


Musical Staging by Edie Cowan 

Book and Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN


Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith    

Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)   

Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA 

Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization  

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International 

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI – 

Vocal Arrangements by Robert Billig 

Orchestrations by Robert Merkin

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