Wales Millennium Centre to stage new adaptation of the cult horror movie ‘PONTYPOOL’ this Halloween!

Don’t. Breathe. A word.

Wales Millennium Centre has announced a brand new stage adaptation of the cult horror movie, PONTYPOOL, based on the best-selling 1995 horror novel Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess.

Set originally in the Pontypool of Ontario, Canada, this new adaptation by Welsh writer Hefin Robinson sees terror unfold through the eyes and ears of radio broadcasters in the eponymous Torfaen town.

Arriving just in time for Halloween, PONTYPOOL will play a strictly limited run at Wales Millennium Centre’s Weston Studio from 30 October to 9 November 2024. 

Radio DJ Grant Mazzy was once king of the airwaves, but his big mouth and even bigger ego have reduced him to a washed-up star. Forced to leave the national stations behind, he finds himself at Beacon Radio, Pontypool’s little-known station in the South Wales valleys.

On a snowy St Dwynwen’s Day, Mazzy and his team settle in for another breakfast show of news, weather, traffic and call-ins. But things take a disturbing turn when muddled reports come in of an outbreak of riots and babbling crowds in the town.

Panic spreads. Terror closes in. Can Mazzy remain on air to make sense of it all, or will Pontypool fall silent?

PONTYPOOL is directed by Dan Phillips with immersive sound design by Ben Samuels, and produced for Wales Millennium Centre by Pádraig Cusack. The company also includes set and costume designer Cory Shipp, lighting designer Simisola Majekodunmi, composer Nicola T Chang, movement and intimacy director Lucy Glassbrook, and casting director Hannah Miller CDG.

Cast and further company to be announced.

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