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 touring March-May 2017, and available for touring in the future.
Directed by Deborah Light
Devised with and performed by Eddie Ladd and Gwyn Emberton
Sound Sion Orgon
Costumes by Neil Davies
Producer Laura Drane
Promotional Images Warren Orchard
Production Images Noel Dacey
Image by Warren Orchard
CROESI traeth|CROSSING A BEACH
Sleep came and locked my eyes
And then I dreamed a marvellous world
A dance performance on Harlech beach.
Margaret Morris was a dancer and she came to Harlech in 1919 to hold a summer school. Others join her in the beach-dream, amongst them film director Roman Polanski, who shot Macbeth on Black Rock sands; Meibion Glyndŵr’s incendiaries; the archangel Michael and other flying objects; and Ellis Wynne, the sleeping poet himself.
From the sands, you will see a new world, with the help of headphones and...a spying glass.
Supported by Arts Council of Wales National Lottery funding, Creu Cymru, Theatr Ardudwy and Gregynog Festival.
Friday 30th June (preview performance: high tide) 12noon - 1pm (and post show Q&A/talk)
Saturday 1st July 9-10pm (performance: low tide)
Sunday 2nd July, 2.30-3.30pm (performance: high tide)
Starts from Min-y-Don car park, Ffordd Glan Môr/Beach Road, Harlech.
Image by Laura Drane
Image by Gywn Emberton