Vincent River by Philip Ridley

by Isabelle Paige in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

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On 14th September 2018 we successfully raised £700 with 37 supporters in 28 days

We aim to mount the first production of 'Vincent River' in Cardiff; a play about grief, and the realities of Homophobia in modern Britain.

by Isabelle Paige in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

No Boundaries Theatre

Who we are...

Bringing the best of theatre from beyond Wales, to Wales and beyond!

We founded in 2016, and initially oversaw a slew of new writing projects, platforming no less than 16 Welsh or Wales-based writers by way of semi staged productions, scratch nights, rehearsed readings, and small scale Fringe level productions. Of the 39 artists that No Boundaries have worked with since our conception, over 80% are Welsh.

This production of multi-award winning writer Philip Ridley’s Vincent River will be the first by No Boundaries since Summer 2017, seeing a major refocus for the company, with the mission of bringing the best of theatre from beyond Wales, to Wales and beyond!

Vincent River

by Philip Ridley

Davey has seen something he can never forget. Anita is hiding from the truth. 

Tonight they come face to face, and devastating realisations will be unearthed. 

Vincent River is a contemporary tale of heartache, sexual identity and grief as a destructive and palpable weapon. This modern masterpiece by acclaimed writer Philip Ridley is in turns darkly comic and deeply moving, and promises to stay with you, long after you leave. 


It is hard to ignore that although Vincent River was first produced in 2000, the issues of hate crime that are addressed are still painfully relevant eighteen years later. More insidious though, are the subtle, everyday attitudes that don't make the headlines, but that are complicit in maintaining a society where hate crime will happen. We want to make a little bit of noise about it with this production.

An extract from the foreword of LGBT In Wales: Hate Crime and Discrimination, the findings of an extensive study by Stonewall Cymru in 2017:

"The study also finds that anti-LGBT abuse extends far beyond acts of hate and violence on our streets. Many LGBT people still endure poor treatment while using public services and going about their lives, whether in their local shop, gym, school or place of worship. A third of LGBT people avoid particular streets because they do not feel safe there as an LGBT person, and one in five have been discriminated against when visiting a café, bar or nightclub. Meanwhile, anti-LGBT abuse online is endemic: in the last month alone, one in ten LGBT people – including more than one in four trans people – have been the direct target of homophobic, biphobic, or transphobic abuse online.

While we have come so far in the past 25 years, it is clear that much must still be done before all LGBT people can feel safe, included and free to be themselves in Wales today. These findings warn against complacency, and stand as a call to action. Building on the achievements of the past and working together as we look ahead, we can all play a role in bringing forward the day when every LGBT person, everywhere, is accepted without exception." Read the full report from Stonewall Cymru here.


Basement of Jacob's Market, West Canal Wharf, Cardiff


19th - 21st September 2018, 7pm. Tickets available to buy HERE


The team are made up of some of Wales' most exciting emerging and established artists...


Anita Victoria Pugh 

Victoria is a seasoned actress whose theatre credits include numerous productions for Clwyd Theatre Cymru. Recent TV work includes BBC drama Hidden, and Y Gwyll/Hinterland.

Davey Aly Cruickshank

A recent graduate of RWCMD, Aly appeared in the critically acclaimed Five Green Bottles at the Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival this summer.


Director Luke Hereford

Producer Isabelle Paige 

Sound Design Josh Bowles

Lighting Design Garrin Clarke

How will the money be spent?

Performance rights [£270]

Venue hire [£150]

Props & Costume [£70]

Lighting [£40]

Sound [£40]

Marketing [£74]

Crowdfunder fee [£56]

What will the money from ticket sales be spent on?

All the money from ticket sales will be split equally between the six people working on the project (two actors, director, producer, sound designer, lighting designer). If we sell every available seat (which we will try very hard to do), each of these people will receive £200 as a token of thanks for their time and hard work. This is far less than they're worth as professionals, but they all believe very strongly in the social and artistic worth of the project and as such will treat part of their contribution as a donation.

What if we surpass the target?

Any extra funds raised will be put directly towards the actors and creatives involved, to ensure further payment for their services towards this profit share production.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Programme Perk

Your name printed as a supporter in the programme

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-A "thank you"to you on social media. (Please give us your social media link or follow us on FB and Twitter so we can find you!) -Your name printed as a supporter in the programme.

£15 or more

High Flyer

-A flyer of the show, signed by the cast and team to you personally. -A "thank you"to you on social media. (Please give us your social media link or follow us on FB and Twitter so we can find you!) -Your name printed as a supporter in the programme.

£30 or more

Sneak Preview

All of the above! Plus... -You will be invited to come and watch a rehearsal, and have a coffee with the director and cast during the break - on us! This is your chance to ask any burning questions about the play and the process, or just have a natter!

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Plus One Fun

All of the above! Plus... - Bring a FREE plus one to any performance of Vincent River, valid with any ticket purchased in advance. - Also, receive a personal video message from the cast and crew, as a thank you for your generous support to the arts.

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All of the above! EXCEPT... -Instead of receiving a free plus one, you will receive two complimentary tickets to any performance of your choice. -You will also be treated to two complimentary pre-show drinks at the bar, of your choice. With all of this, plus your peek into the process, personal video message, a signed flyer, social media mention and listing as a supporter, this one really is the motherlode!

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