Caitlin was the wife of poet Dylan Thomas. At the start of the 1970s, twenty years after he died, she started going to Alcoholics Anonymous.
In a circle of chairs, set out for an AA meeting Caitlin makes a determined effort to deal with her tempestuous past. The audience sits in the circle with Caitlin as she revisits her life with Dylan. It is a relationship fuelled by love, addiction, jealousy and infidelity. As Caitlin and Dylan drink, fight, love and leave each other the unoccupied chairs become part of the action in this physical and powerful duet.
Winner of Best Dance Production – Wales Theatre Awards 2015
Commissioned by National Library of Wales for DT100/ Dylan Thomas centenary in 2014. Funded by Arts Council of Wales Lottery funding & Wales In Edinburgh funding. Supported by Chapter, Volcano, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Borough Theatre Abergavenny.
CAITLIN has toured several times from 2014 till now, including a run at Dance Base for Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and a week at Battersea Arts Centre for #ANationsTheatre. It is part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017.
It is available for touring in the future. Laura Drane: email@example.com & +44(0)7957622623.
Caitlin Eddie Ladd
Dylan Gwyn Emberton
Director Deborah Light
Soundscore Thighpaulsandra and Sound Sion Orgon
Costumes by Neil Davies
Producer Laura Drane
Promotional Images Warren Orchard
Production Images Noel Dacey