The Actors Theatre Workshop is pleased to welcome the UK-based, Torch Theatre Company
on March 16th and 17th, 2018

where they will present their award winning production

In October 2007 Ray Gravell, a man who for many embodied what it is to be Welsh, passed away after succumbing to complications resulting from contracting diabetes. He was 56 years old.

Known to millions for his legendary exploits on the rugby field, ‘Grav’ was and is so much more than that. An actor, a cultural icon, a father, a husband, a man with a life packed full of stories that deserve to be heard once more…

The Torch Theatre Company presents Gareth J Bale as ‘Grav’ in this remarkable one-man show exploring the life & times of one of Wales’ most loved sons, Ray Gravell, written by Owen Thomas.

With the blessing of Mari, Ray’s widow, and contributions from his Welsh and British Lions team mates, this one man show will explore the life of a man who was as fascinating away from the rugby field as he was on it.

Whether you are a Rugby fan or not, only the hardest of hearts would fail to enjoy this production…

Directed by the Torch Theatre’s Artistic Director Peter Doran, ‘Grav’ will remind the world of a unique life well lived and of a man who did so much more than eat soft centres.

“…an unashamed crowd-pleaser, pushing the audience’s patriotic buttons whilst retaining a genial tone throughout… with a central performance which will engage even non-rugby fans, this is robust and charming entertainment.” British Theatre Guide

“Gareth Bale’s performance is brilliant, and he holds the audience right up until the last word.” Buzz Magazine


Dates & Times
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:30pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:30pm

Thank you to the Torch Theatre Co. for supporting ATW’s 22 years of award-winning after-school theater arts community programs with NYC homeless children by renting with ATW.

Learn more about Torch Theatre Company and The Actors Theatre Workshop.