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Castaway Community Theatre: Aberystwyth Arts Centre's adult community drama group.

Geoffrey Walker
15th September 2012

It is with great sadness that we must report that Geoffrey Walker, who appeared as Badger in Wind in the Willows and Mr Micawber in David Copperfield, passed away in Bronglais Hospital on Tuesday, 11th September. There will be a memorial service at St. Michael's Church in Aberystwyth on Monday, 17th of December. His wife, Megan, has requested that we do not wear black.

Normal service now resumed
20th June 2012

Apologies for the recent problems with the website - apparently trying to view details of any production would always show the page for Our Day Out. While this was a excellent show, it's probably not what you wanted to see if you clicked on Crave. It's fixed now.

Rehearsals under way
16th June 2012

Rehearsals are now well under way for An Evening of "Round the Horne" so it's probably a little late to consider joining this production. Remember, the show opens on the 31st of August, so book your tickets soon!

Rehearsals start next Monday!
5th June 2012

Rehearsals for An Evening of "Round the Horne" start on Monday 11th June, so if you want to take part, buy your tickets from the Arts Centre Box Office and turn up in the Round Studio (next to the Arts Centre bar) on Monday at 7pm!

For more details, see Join Us.

New production: "An Evening of Round the Horne"
14 May 2012

We are now looking for cast members for our new production, which on a lighter note will be An Evening of "Round the Horne", a revue show consisting of sketches from the famous radio comedy series.

The show opens on 31st August, running for two nights. If you would like to take part, rehearsals start at 7pm on Monday 11th of June in the Arts Centre studio. Castaway is run as an Arts Centre course, tickets for which are available from the box office.

4.48 Psychosis done and dusted!
8 May 2012

Our production of 4.48 Psychosis is now complete, and was a great success, selling out on all three nights! We all found it an exhausting production to perform, although many of us noticed that it had a remarkably stress-free rehearsal process compared to many plays we've done with a much lighter tone!

Look here for more information, and some pictures kindly provided by Damian Dyl.

New web site
12th May 2012

The website has been completely overhauled, as you can see. We hope you like it! There's still a lot of work to be done, particularly making the pages for the productions look better. Please send any comments to to help us iron out any problems.

Rehearsals for 4.48 Psychosis begin
19 March 2012

Work has started on rehearsals for Sarah Kane's harrowing swan-song, 4.48 Psychosis. An intense study of clinical depression, written by Kane shortly before she took her own life at the age of 28, it presents quite a challenge for us.

The production opens on Thursday, May the 3rd, and runs for three nights in the Arts Centre studio. Tickets are available from the box office and online.

More recent news

Then and Now... and Something Else,
25th-26th August 2016

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A celebratory anniversary revue including excerpts from some of Castaway's best-loved shows over the years, some well-loved favourites and a few surprises. Join us for a cheerful evening of memories and memorable performances. In memory of David Blumfield.

Oliver Twist,
5th-7th February 2015

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This production marries the dark with the comic and truly affirms Castaway\u2019s excellent reputation for vibrant ensemble playing and storytelling. Live music by John Sylvester!

An Evening of Coarse Acting,
28-30th August 2014

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A hilarious exploration of the art of coarse acting - performances designed to be horrifically bad on every level! Based on the works of Michael Green, with extra material by James Lawbuary.

Rain of Blood, 30-31st August 2013

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Our Summer production: Catrin Fflûr Huws' Rain of Blood, inspired by both Shakespeare and the Hammer horror films.

The Skriker, 25-27th April 2013

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Our Spring production will be Caryl Churchill's dark fairytale, The Skriker.

Hi-de-Hi, 24-26th January 2013

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Upcoming production - Hi-de-Hi! Lots of laughs in this adaptation of the hit sitcom!

4.48 Psychosis, 3rd-5th May 2012

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Our production of Sarah Kane's harrowing final piece was a great success. Click on the image for more details and images.

'Allo 'Allo, 23rd-25th February 2012

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'Allo 'Allo sold out the Arts Centre Theatre for three nights in February. Click on the image for details and rehearsal pictures.

Shakespeare Show, 26th-27th August 2011

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Our first revue show - we'll be doing another with Round the Horne!