The Keep is about family- the little words in which customs, traditions and habits become entrenched over many years. ‘Mam’ is long dead when the play opens but her portrait gazes down on her five sons and one daughter who continue to live at home with their elderly father; the action concerns their response to an opportunity that could change the way of life they’ve fallen into.
Directed by Simon West.
The house of the title is the family ( and the family home) of an ageing and increasingly mentally-fragile mother and her three adult unemployed children – Sid, Boyo and Gwenny – who enjoy playing American music. House of America has been translated into French, Galician, Catalan and Croatian, and as such seems to resonate with many cultures. This script-held performance is directed by Dean Damjanovski, a director from Macedonia.
Directed by Dean Damjanovski.
Everything Must Go is mainly set in Blackwood, where five friends explore what modern Britain, and the abandonment of Bevanite socialism, has done to their generation.
Directed by Michael Kelligan.
Francis was one of Wales’ first professional and most popular dramatists who more or less invented Welsh ‘kitchen drama’. Sarah Argent casts a beady Scot eye on a radical play that’s nearly a century old.
Directed by Sarah Argent.
The story of Eileen, one of life’s survivors. An emotional soap about a lonely woman or an allegory of Wales?
Directed by David Britton
In the 1920s and 1930s Evans’ work was savagely attacked by Welsh critics – he was known for a while in the Welsh press as ‘the best hated man in Wales’ – but he can now be seen as perhaps the first genuine exponent of ‘Anglo-Welsh literature’.
Directed by Steve Fisher