NEW plans have been unveiled as the UK’s smallest theatre approaches its second anniversary.

The Small Space, in Island Road, Barry, founded by local magicians Jasper Blakeley and Bryan Gunton, is restructuring following Mr Gunton’s 's decision to leave the business at the end of the month (January 31).

More than 3000 people have visited the 20-seater venue since it opened.

Mr Gunton said: "We both achieved more than we could have hoped for our theatre over the past two years, but I'm looking for new challenges and have several business opportunities lined up.

"Jasper's got some fantastic things planned and I look forward to visiting regularly."

Mr Blakeley, who is taking on the business alone, said he was excited to reveal plays, more live music, comedy, international performers and magicians are just part of this year's line-up.

He said: "I've managed to secure some great folk and jazz music acts from all over the UK, some international magicians and a touring play whose film rights have just been sold.

“I'm also planning to open up the venue for the Six Nations, where people can watch the matches on our amazing 92-inch screen whilst enjoying a drink from our upstairs bar."

He added: “Our twice weekly resident magician shows will continue as usual with myself performing, interspersed on other weeks with world-class visiting Magicians from the UK and Abroad.

“I'll always be grateful to Bryan for the huge efforts we made together to create The Small Space, and I know his other business will be hugely successful."

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