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 FOOL'S GOLD AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL There are not many actors who would feel comfortable making their stage entrance wearing nothing but a huge zebra-print phallus strapped over their undies, but that is exactly what Welsh actor Rhys Miles Thomas will be doing when he makes his Edinburgh Festival debut next month.

The successful young actor who has notched up a string of Film and TV credits since graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (including "Jason & The Argonauts", "Very Annie Mary", "Casualty" and "Border Café") will be appearing in "Fool's Gold", a drama he has co-written with prominent Welsh writer and director Gruffudd Jones. The piece mixes drama, dialogue, dance, visuals, music, soundscape and lighting to paint a moving portrait of unrequited love, sprinkled with comical anecdotes and bittersweet memories of growing up.

"Fool's Gold" marks the talented young Welshman's second outing as a playwright, after he wrote the successful "50 Ways to Kill Your Lover" which toured South Wales a few years ago. He also co-wrote and starred in the eight-part drama series "Y Ty" for S4C (the Welsh Channel 4)  and is currently putting the finishing touches to his novel "Intersection #69" winner of the Welsh Academy Mentoring Scheme.
Not bad for a country boy from the darkest depths of West Wales. And he can be seen, complete with over-sized phallus, in "Fool's Gold" by Maverick Cymru at Venue 13, Edinburgh Fringe from 14th - 28th August 2005. Tel: 029 20 39 1345.
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