7.30pm, Saturday 20 February 2016 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
In October 2007 Ray Gravell, a man who for many embodied what it is to be Welsh, passed away after succumbing to complications resulting from contracting diabetes. He was 56 years old.
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.
The Torch Theatre Company presents Gareth Bale as ‘Grav’ in a play written by Owen Thomas that celebrates the man and the legend. With the blessing of Mari, Ray’s widow, and contributions from his Welsh and British Lions team mates, this one man show will explore the life of a man who was as fascinating away from the rugby field as he was on it. Directed by the Torch Theatre’s Artistic Director Peter Doran, ‘Grav’ will remind the world once more of a unique life well lived and of a man who did so much more than eat soft centres.
Grav won the New Audience Award at the Wales Theatre Awards 2016. Wales Theatre Awards director Mike Smith said, “The new Audience Award as voted online by audiences across Wales was presented to the Torch Theatre Company’s play Grav.”
“Voting for Grav demonstrated how this one-man show really connected with audiences when it toured Wales.”
To book please contact the ticket office on 01970 62 32 32 or go online www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk