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Torchwood star in Gwent Theatre film against cuts

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Torchwood star Gareth David-Lloyd appears in a film made in support of a theatre group facing closure due to funding cuts.

Gwent Theatre, a theatre in education group based in Abergavenny, has launched a public campaign against a decision by the Arts Council of Wales to end its annual grant of £250,000.

Managers say the organisation will be wound up in December unless there is a last minute change of heart by the ACW or they find alternative sources of funding.

Gareth, who played Ianto in the BBC Wales sci-fi drama, says he was a lonely child who found friendship and a career through his involvement with Gwent Theatre.

This film and a series of five adverts have been published on YouTube as part of the campaign to save the theatre.

(Film by Robert Hancock and Paris Palmer of the University of Wales, Newport)

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