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Overview

A partnership between the Arts Council of Wales, British Council Wales and Wales Arts International, Wales in Edinburgh 2017 is a curated programme of eight diverse productions. It encompasses theatre, new writing, site-specific work and contemporary dance by some of Wales’ leading artists and companies.

In the press

"Seanmhair is a hauntingly lyrical tale about love, fate, violence, and growing up, told by a captivating, energetic, and capable cast." The Wee Review

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Current productions

CAITLIN

Artist: Light, Ladd & Emberton

A dance production based on the life of Caitlin, wife of Dylan Thomas. The audience members seated in a circle of chairs are witness to her account of her history, re-living it as she dances with her husband, drink, bicker, fight and make love.

F.E.A.R.

Artist: Mr & Mrs Clark supported by Chapter

A one-man show about constructed fear that asks directly if the world wants us to feel safe. A rollercoaster of dark humour and powerful storytelling that becomes ever more fevered when discussing the uncertainties of Brexit, state security and dysfunctional ageing.

FOLK and PROFUNDIS

Artist: National Dance Company Wales

Inspired by 17th and 18th century European oil paintings, Folk – choreographed by Caroline Finn - presents a mix of surreal and familiar scenes.

Profundis, by Roy Assaf, is a provocative and sensual ensemble piece, featuring whimsical wordplay, vintage bathing costumes and an exotic soundtrack by Umm Kultum, Leonard Bernstein and Alva Noto.

NOT ABOUT HEROES

Artist: Flying Bridge Theatre and Seabright Productions in association with Pleasance

Stephen Macdonald's Fringe First-winning play about the unique friendship between celebrated WWI poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, who met in hospital and bonded over a mutual hatred of war and love of poetry.

SEAGULLS

Artist: Volcano Theatre

A design-led, physically energetic performance of Chekhov's The Seagull. Performed in the nave of St James’ Church in Leith – renamed The Leith Volcano during this year’s Fringe – this radical production will feature a flooded channel, breathtaking choreography and an eclectic soundtrack including Arvo Pärt, The Clash and Frank Sinatra.

SEANMHAIR

Artist: The Other Room

A chance meeting between two children on the streets of Edinburgh unleashes a terrible reckoning, leaving them forever bound together by blood and fate. Hywel John's new play fuses romance with guttural urban poetry to tell the story of a secret generational legacy of love, violence and fury.

SUGAR BABY

Artist: Dirty Protest

Being a small-time drug dealer in Cardiff and living up to your family’s expectations is tough. A new, one-man comedy from critically-acclaimed writer Alan Harris (Love, Lies And Taxidermy, Paines Plough; How My Light Is Spent, Manchester Royal Exchange) and award-winning Welsh company Dirty Protest.

THE REVLON GIRL

Artist: Pontardawe Arts Centre

Aberfan, 1966… 144 people – most of them children – were killed after a landslide slipped onto its primary school. In the aftermath, bereaved mothers would meet to talk, cry and sometimes laugh. One night, they invite a representative from Revlon to come in to give them beauty tips…