Crash Test Leaves Gadael Dail

CRASH TEST oers writers and performers the chance to share work in development in a supportive environment. It includes work from Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s Writing for Performance Group along with other writing groups and individuals from Aberystwyth and invited guests. Previous scratch nights have included comedy sketches, cabaret, plays, short film scripts, storytelling, poetry, performance art and stand-up comedy.

The work this time deals with a wide range of themes, including, the roots of forced migration, family relationships, dystopian futures, bereavement, mothers, sons, daughters and ghosts!  They are from the pens of local writers, Sandra Bendelow, Roger Boyle, Carmel George, Catrin Fflur Huws, Tom O’Malley and Caroline Stockford .

The evening  takes the form of rehearsed readings  Directed by  Richard Hogger and  performed by local actors, including Patrick Kavanagh, Milly Jackdaw, Sue Jenkins,  Sian Taylor and Denise Williams – all of whom bring a wealth of acting experience to the task.

Crash Test is hosted by performance artist, writer and stand-up comedian James Baker who brings a very innovative style to the evening creating a fun, hilarious and unique experience for audience.  It is  curated by  the writer and producer Sandra Bendelow from Scriptography Productions.

Sandra Bendelow comments:

Crash Test allows writers and performers to try out new ideas, assisted by skilled direction and performed by talented local performers.  It is a stimulating way of developing new work. 

After the readings we invite the audience to give writers and performers feedback as part of what we hope will be an entertaining, stimulating and challenging evening for all.’

Noson sgratch yw Crash Test sydd yn cynnig cyfle i awduron a pherfformwyr i rannu gwaith ar waith mewn amgylchedd ddiogel. Mae’n cynnwys gwaith gan Grwp Sgwennu Llwyfan Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth, ynghyd a grwpiau ac unigolion eraill o Aberystwyth, a gwahoddedigion. Y mae nosweithiau blaenorol wedi cynnwys perfformiadau comedi, cabaret, dramau, sgriptiau byrion ar gyfer ffilm, adrodd straeon, barddoniaeth, a chelfyddyd perfformiadol.

Arweinir y noswaith gan James Baker, sydd yn artist perfformio, awdur a digrifwr sydd, drwy ei steil gwreiddiol, yn rhoi stamp hwyliog, doniol ac unigryw ar y noson, ac fe’i trefnir gan yr awdur a’r cynhyrchydd Sandra Bendelow o Scriptography Productions.

Mae’r gwaith, gan awduron lleol Sandra Bendelow, Roger Boyle, Carmel George, Catrin Fflur Huws, Tom O Malley a Caroline Stockford, yn ymdrin ag ystod eang o themau, gan gynnwys gwreiddiau ymdudo gorfodedig, perthnasau teuluol, dyfodol brawychus, colled, mamau, meibion, merched a bwganod.

Y mae’r noson sgratch hon yn cynnwys gwaith gan Sandra Bendelow, Roger Boyle Catrin Fflur Huws, Carmel George, Tom O Malley a Caroline Stockford.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 7.45pm, Thursday 10th November 2016; tickets: £3 to £5 available at:   or tel:  01970 623 232

Canolfan y Celfyddydau 7.45YH Iau 10 Tachwedd 2016