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Home / Latest News / Igam Ogam steps out of her cave for Cardiff debut

Igam Ogam steps out of her cave for Cardiff debut

She is the bubbly cave girl, with crazy hair and a cute smile and this summer she is taking to the stage for the first time.

The star of Igam Ogam, the popular S4C and Five’s Milkshake programme, features in her very own action-packed stage show that combines real-life performers with puppets, a colourful, interactive set and plenty of singing and dancing that will enchant young audiences.

A Coreo Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre production in association with Calon TV, The Igam Ogam Show marks a new direction for Wales Millennium Centre, as the landmark Cardiff theatre moves into producing its own theatre shows, as well as hosting them.

The production – which is suitable for children aged two to six and their families – follows the mischievous little cave girl who likes nothing more than hanging out with her friend Roly.

As the pair bounce and tumble around the cave, Igam discovers a new friend one day – and that’s her shadow.

Carole Blade, creative producer for Welsh dance organisation Coreo Cymru, was inspired to create The Igam Ogam Show by her two lively sons, Conor, five, and four-year-old Jake.

“I take my children to the theatre as often as possible. It sparks their imagination and I love seeing how engaged they get with the whole experience,” says the Llandaff mum.

“The interaction between live performers and the audience is especially obvious with children’s theatre – when the performers start to move so do they.

“It’s magical and that’s one of the reasons I wanted to produce a funny and highly physical show for little ones.”

Igam Ogam, played by Pontypool dancer Lauren Lee Jones, and her sidekick Roly, played by Orris Gordon, will be joined on the stage by puppets of other favourite characters from the Igam Ogam show, under the guidance of puppeteer Rachel Canning, a former student of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

The tour will feature both Welsh and English versions of the show. A fun and catchy soundtrack will come from composer Julian Martin, who also wrote the music for the animation.

The striking and visual set, which resembles a multi-levelled pre-historic obstacle course, has been designed by Abergavenny’s Sean Cavanagh.

He has worked on high profile West End productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Louise Miles-Crust, head of programming at Wales Millennium Centre, said: “Theatre is a magical experience for young children, introducing them to live entertainment and creating happy memories.

“Having hosted countless excellent children’s theatre productions over the last nine years, the Wales Millennium Centre is delighted to now be co-creating its own family-friendly shows. We look forward to welcoming Wales’ youngest theatre-goers to what promises to be a fun and energetic show and we are delighted to be working with Coreo Cymru.”

The Igam Ogam Show is at the Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, from Thursday, August 1 to Saturday, August 3. Call 029 2063 6464 or visit www.wmc.org.uk . Tickets are £6

 

Other family shows on this summer include…         

Here Be Monsters

Where? Blackwood Miners’ Institute

When? August 1

What? A magical tale of fantasy and adventure

Tickets? £7 for adults and £6 for  children

More? 01495 227206

 

Gruffalo’s Child

Where? New Theatre, Cardiff

When? August 2-4

What? The story comes to life in a magical, musical stage adaptation. Does the bad mouse really exist?

Tickets? From  £8.50 to £12.50

More? www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/ 029 2087 8889

 

Chris and Pui’s Roadshow 

Where? St David’s Hall, Cardiff

When? August 3

What? Take your teddies and favourite toys along for this roadshow with the Cbeebies stars

Tickets? £12 for adults and £10 for children

More? www.chrisandpui.com

 

Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show

Where? Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

When? August 9

What? Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald head off on a very special road trip in Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show. Ideal for children aged two to eight

Tickets? Between £19 and £24

More? 029 2063 6464/ www.wmc.org.uk

 

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Where? Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

When? August 13-17

What? Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colours with lots of unforgettable songs

Tickets? £16-£29

More? 029 2063 6464/ www.wmc.org.uk

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