Sean Mathias Directs All Welsh Cast in London Revival of A Prayer For Wings

A Prayer for Wings at Kings Head Theatre
A Prayer for Wings at Kings Head Theatre

Bill Kenwright Ltd, Swansea Grand and Alex Turner Productions present the London transfer of A Prayer For Wings, the award-winning play by internationally acclaimed Welsh-born director Sean Mathias.

Starring an all-Welsh cast, comprising Llinos Daniel, Alis Wyn Davies and Luke Rhodri, London audiences will now have a rare chance to see Sean Mathias direct his own work. This compelling production plays at the King’s Head Theatre for a strictly limited season from 30 October to 23 November 2019.

A Prayer For Wings tells the story of a mother and daughter, Mam and Rita, who have no other family and live in a disused church in central Swansea. Mam suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS) and Rita is her daughter, minder and keeper. She’s been caring for her mother since she was ten years old. Weary of the responsibility, Rita dreams of a better life, with a wonderful man, in another country, so she sells sexual favours for cash. Alarmingly relevant, Sean Mathias’ debut play explores the conflict and burden of caring responsibilities, interdependence and family, set against an individual’s hopes and dreams.

Sean Mathias said of the revival: “I am thrilled to bring A Prayer For Wings to this special London venue which so passionately supported me at the start of my career as an emerging artist. The King’s Head Theatre has been a hugely iconic venue on the UK theatre scene for many years and I am so happy to return here before it takes up residence in its important new home. This revival of A PRAYER FOR WINGS premiered in Swansea, where it is set, and after 35 years it was joyous to finally bring it home for the very first time.”

This revival production was first performed in summer 2019 at Volcano Theatre, Swansea as one of three plays co-produced by Swansea Grand Theatre to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Swansea achieving city status.

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