With the world première of Emily White’s Pavilion running at the theatre, and the company’s large-scale promenade show Mold Riots about to take to the streets, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd Tamara Harvey and Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford today announces the company’s new season, which centres on two world premières by Seiriol Davies and Alan Harris.
The season opens with Milky Peaks – a fiercely hilarious new musical written and composed by Seiriol Davies, which opens at Theatr Clwyd on 30 March, with previews from 20 March, runs until 11 April, and then embarks on a tour across Wales; followed by a brand new comedy from award-winning Welsh playwright Alan Harris, For The Grace of You Go I, which opens on 30 April, with previews from 27 April, and runs until 9 May.
Tamara Harvey said today, “We’re properly proud of the extraordinary talent here in Wales, and delighted to share their unique voices with audiences across the nation. Following Emily White’s brilliant debut with Pavilion and the forthcoming Mold Riots by Bethan Marlow we stage Seiriol Davies’ new musical Milky Peaks – lyrically nimble and musically exhilarating, his songs and stories are rich, nuanced and intensely funny. We then welcome Alan Harris, one of the best comedic playwrights of his generation, with his new play For The Grace Of You Go I, exploring humanity in its most personal and intimate moments while still finding light, and laughter, in darkness.”
Highlights of the visiting season include the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, Kate Wasserberg’s production of Richard Cameron’s The Glee Club, The Croft with Gwen Taylor, and Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art with Matthew Kelly; as well as dance from Rambert and National Dance Company Wales, and the hit new musical SIX.
Milky Peaks: 20th March – 11th April 2020
An edgy and extremely funny musical comedy. Nestled in the heart of Snowdonia, the small town of Milky Peaks is nominated for ‘Britain’s Best Town’. The award brings with it a dark right-wing agenda, threatening the heart and soul of the town. Can the community club together to save the identity of their beloved Milky Peaks?
Milky Peaks reunites Davies with collaborators Matthew Blake, Alex Swift, Dylan Townley and Áine Flanagan Productions.
For The Grace of You Go I: 27th April – 9th May 2020
Jimmy’s writing messages. In pepperoni. On top of pizzas. Adding meats to “handmade” artisan pizzas, Jim’s life is going nowhere. But after watching the ﬁlm I Hired A Contract Killer, he’s found a solution – he puts out a hit on himself. A darkly funny, quick witted, fastmoving new comedy by acclaimed writer Alan Harris.