A TOURING theatre company is coming to Penarth – for one night only.

Riding Lights Theatre Company, which was founded in York but aims to get theatre everywhere, is bringing their latest play My Place to Penarth on June 22.

The story focuses on four young people with no place to call home:

  • An individual child;
  • A pair of siblings;
  • An unaccompanied child refugee.


A young girl hitchhikes through the night. A brother and sister fight to stay together. A teenager risks his life on a perilous sea crossing.

Bounced between social workers and different homes, can they find somewhere to be themselves?

The journeys of these lively, resourceful children unfolds through story and song in My Place.

Penarth Times:

The play is suitable for adults and secondary school aged children and is an ideal opportunity to learn more about fostering and adoption and how to support families that foster and adapt

The tour

Riding Theatre Company has partnered with Home for Good – a charity dedicated to finding a home for every child who needs one – for the three-month tour of My Place which includes 40 towns and cities from across the UK.

This includes three parts of Wales:

  • Penarth;
  • Abergavenny;
  • Llanelli.

My Place will be performed at Tabernacle Baptist Church, on Plassey Street in Penarth, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Wednesday, June 22.

Tickets – which are £8 for children and £10 for adults – are available online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ridinglights