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: firstname.lastname@example.org & +44(0)7957622623.
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
01 & 02 /07/2017
Sleep came and locked my eyes
And then I dreamed a marvellous world
A dance theatre 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, Ty Cerdd, Snowdonia Partnership Fund, Theatr Ardudwy and Gregynog Festival.
Image by Laura Drane
Image by Warren Orchard
OWAIN GLYNDWR Silent disco
One legend. Two teams. Headphones. Now dance.
Owain Glyndŵr, the legendary rebel Prince of Wales, has disappeared without a trace. Discover his destiny on the dancefloor.
Dance the rebellion to a DJ mixing club classics and original tunes, inside his rivals’ castles.
Experience the high and lows of the uprising, with fierce twmpath, strategy games, dance-offs, sieges, betrayals, and defections. Suitable for all ages.
Come and immerse yourself in Welsh history but with a twist, in the World Heritage Site Castles. Performances take place on the dates below and tickets are available through Eventbrite at a price of £3 each or £10 for a family.
Beaumaris Castle 27 & 28/ 07: 18.30 & 20.00
Conwy Castle 30/ 07: 18.30 & 20.00
Harlech Castle 01/ 08: 18.30 & 20.00
Caernarfon Castle 03/ 08: 18.30 & 20.00
TICKETS/ T&Cs: http://www.visitsnowdonia.info/owain_glyndr-297.aspx