THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF
This February half term, the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, welcomes the Three Billy Goats Gruff to its stage. With not one, but two fun-filled performances for children and their families, audience members are in for a bleating treat.
One of the Three Billy Goats Gruff is played by Elizabeth Chadwick. Originally from Huddersfield in Yorkshire, this will be Elizabeth’s first time at the Torch Theatre and also her first time in Pembrokeshire.
“It’s a good mix of fun and audience participation,” said Elizabeth who plays the confident and brave big Billy Goat. “The show makes people laugh, and being the coolest, bravest and most confident Goat, I try and help the Troll become a better person and to make more friends.”
This will be Elizabeth’s third time on tour performing the Three Billy Goats Gruff for Lost The Plot Theatrical Ltd having just finished a stint performing in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Radlett Centre, St Albans, and although she knows the script inside out, performing at new venues always brings its challenges.
“We have a short rehearsal period of a week. It’s rather intense and I have to be on it, but I love Wales and I’m looking forward to visiting,” said Elizabeth who has appeared in a UK tour of Pirates of Penzance and Jerry Springer the Opera in Manchester.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff, a Norwegian fairy tale is well-known throughout the world and never ceases to delight children and adults alike as Elizabeth explains.
“It’s a really nice story, having to be brave and kind. We will appear as humans dressed in character with helmets. It’s full of silliness but has a serious element and is educational.”
Elizabeth studied Musical Theatre at University where she played a variety of roles and encourages anyone who wants to be an actor to aim for the stars.
“Go for it. Not everyone who becomes an actor has formal training. Have fun, because that’s what I’m having,” concluded Elizabeth.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff will be performed at the Torch Theatre on Wednesday 22 February at 11.30am and 2pm. Tickets are £12.50 adult / £10 for concessions and £40 for a family. Tickets are selling fast and can be booked here
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