Category Archives: State of the Nation 2006

Autumn 2006 season. Theatre ‘classics’ that question ideas of Welshness. Plays that span the twentieth century. Some famous, some that have been forgotten. Some that once caused rioting in London and outrage at home. Some that you may not think are about national identity. Do they stand up to the test of time? Do they speak to us today in post-devolution Wales? Michael Kelligan’s new On the Edge season offers a unique chance to rediscover plays that might just form the basis of a Welsh canon of work. Curated by critic David Adams, State of the nation is a season of rehearsed readings of texts that negotiate national identity.

The Keep by Gwyn Thomas


Chapter, Cardiff, Wed 13 Dec 2006, 8pm, £3 on the door.


Ben Morton- Owen Garmon

Con Morton – Gareth Potter

Miriam Morton – Olwen Medi

Russell Morton – Dean Rehman

Wallace Morton – John Norton

Oswald Morton – Arwel Gruffydd

Mr Wilmot/ Caradoc Slee – Michael Kelligan


Simon West


House of America by Ed Thomas


Chapter, Cardiff, Wed 6 Dec 2006, 8pm, £3 on the door.


Mam – Lynn Hunter

Gwenny – Lisa Zahra

Boyo – Gareth Richards

Sid – Richard Shackley

Labourer – Gwyn Vaughan Jones


Dean Damjanovski



Everything Must Go by Patrick Jones


Chapter, Cardiff, Wed 22 Nov 2006, 8pm, £3 on the door.


A – Gareth John Bale

Pip – Lee Mengo

Cindy – Alice Thomas

Jim – Richard Shackley

Curtis- Dean Rehman

Worthington – Emyr Bell

Narrator – Sara Beer


Michael Kelligan