Viv Perry, Mayor of the Bay of Colwyn

I was so pleased that Jay Gatling agreed to take part in a young peoples’ variety show “Shine” at Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay on Nov 30th 2012.

The act formed the finale of the show and was lively, colourful and clever. It left the audience completely spellbound and wondering “How on earth did they do that?”

I would not hesitate to ask them back if I put on another show, and will certainly recommend them to others.

Viv Perry, Mayor of the Bay of Colwyn


Shine at Theatr Colwyn

shine-logoWe were delighted to be asked by Viv Perry, the Mayor of the Bay of Colwyn, to take part in Shine recently. Theatr Colwyn is a special place for us, as it’s where Elemental’s first public performance took place.



theatr-colwyn-lightsThe show was a celebration of the talents of young people in the Colwyn Bay area, and featured lot of local acts, including dancers The Unknown, Hallam Cleverley, Bryn Ellian School, Alaw Tastig and  Kieran Eastwood-Mulvaney, with Mr Dilwyn Price as the compere. All proceeds from the show went to McMillan Cancer Support and Action for Children (Young Carers).



I couldn’t resist taking this photograph of our dressing room door – we’ve never had a star on the door before! Oddly enough, this was the same dressing room as our first performance here in 2009.

It was lovely to be back at Theatr Colwyn, and we hope we’ll be back again soon!

Aladdin Pantomime at Theatr Colwyn

We’ve just got our tickets to see Aladdin at Theatr Colwyn later in December. We had a great time watching Jack & The Beanstalk last year, and this year’s pantomime looks like it will be even better.

Starring Stuart and Jayne Loughland, Marc Whincup, Steve Bloor, Neill Scullard, Libby Edwards and Ian Wilson, the show also features Safire’s Magic Light Puppets and the Pearl Shaw School of Performing Arts.

This years family pantomime comes complete with brand new scenery and costumes, and stunning special effects. Safire Illusionists will  be helping the princess to fly away on her magic carpet, and they also have a spectacular illusion in the Cave of Wonders.

Aladdin is written, staged and directed by Stuart and Jayne Loughland of Magic Light Productions.

The cast of Aladdin also took part in Llandudno’s Christmas parade last week:
Aladdin runs from the 22nd of December to the 5th of January at Theatr Colwyn, and tickets can be purchased from the theatre website or from the Venue Cymru box office on 01492 872000.

Backstage at Llandudno Summer Shows (part two)

This is part two of our behind the scenes look at the shows we took part in over the summer at Llandundo town hall. Part one is here.

Jay had a lot of different costumes this year, with a grand total of nine costume changes in all. I’ve put together a selection of photographs which show you just some of the different outfits that he wore.

Here he is, taking a chance to relax before the start of the show.


Left to Right: Ready for the pub scene, in character for the Box Sketch, and the two costumes he wore for our 1940s themed magic routine.

And finally, the pictures that I’ve been waiting all year to put on the blog! We’ve been keeping quiet about this, so as not to spoil the surprise for our audiences, but now that the shows are over, I can show you the photographs:

Yes, that’s a photograph of Jay in a wig and high heels, dressed up as one of the Andrews Sisters! The three guys did a brilliant job of miming along to Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, complete with dance routine.


All the shows that we did in Llandudno town hall were with Happy Faces Children’s Charity – a local charity which raises funds for disabled and disadvantaged children all over North Wales.