Circle of Fifths

17 January-20 January

Circle of Fifths is an immersive theatre experience celebrating life in death.

National Theatre Wales, in association with Brixton House present


Circle of Fifths is an immersive theatre experience celebrating life in death.

The show explores what connects us in times of grief and loss, using film, music and real-life stories from Butetown, Wales’ oldest multicultural community, and beyond.

Director Gavin Porter, a film and theatre-maker from Butetown, created this show with musicians and artists from his community. Together, they offer us a moment of collective reflection and celebration.

Join us for music, stories, samosas and Welsh cakes.

Important Show Information

Circle of Fifths is a standing show. If you’d like to arrange seating in advance, let us know in the ‘access requirements’ field of the ‘additional details’ section when booking, or let us know via email at [email protected] or phone on 020 7582 7680 from Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm.

★ ★ ★ ★ 
“[A] beautiful and moving portrait of a place and its people.”

“Life in all its diversity; death in all its universality.
Institute of Welsh Affairs

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

“You feel you are part of something real and stark and spiritual.”
Buzz Magazine

Photo by © Jorge Lizadle


Shakeera Ahmun
Francesca Dimech
Anthony Ward
Rose Beecraft Music

Creative Team

Director Gavin Porter 
Set and Costume Designer Ruth Stringer
Lighting Designer Jane Lalljee


Tickets: £22, £18
Recommended age: Age 14+ References to death and dying. There is artificial fog throughout the performance.
Duration: 1 hours 15 minutes
Wed 17 Jan 7:30pm
Thu 18 Jan 7:30pm
Fri 19 Jan 7:30pm
Sat 20 Jan 2:30pm
Sat 20 Jan 7:30pm