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“MY LAND’S SHORE” - the musical Wales has been waiting for     

“MY LAND’S SHORE” - the musical Wales has been waiting for In the aftermath of the Merthyr Rising of 1831, Richard Lewis (aka Dic Penderyn), an ordinary man of conviction and integrity carried along by the wheels of history in extraordinary times, became the first martyr of the Welsh working class. Now he becomes the central character in a new musical with a beautiful and powerful score by Christopher J. Orton (composer of the critically acclaimed 2006 concept album musical “Dracula”, starring “Les Miserables” veteran Michael McCarthy).

From August 3 to 5, 2007, “My Land’s Shore”, a new dramatically driven and musically breath-taking theatrical production will receive its world concert premiere at “The Gate” theatre in Cardiff, staged by Christopher J. Orton and guest director, Craig Revel-Horwood (Olivier award nominated choreographer of “Spend, Spend, Spend” and "My One and Only"; director of "The Hot Mikado" and "Martin Guerre" at the Watermill theatre; director of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester; director/choreographer of “The Lion King” at Euro Disney - and resident judge on the hit BBC Television series, “Strictly Come Dancing”.)

Set against the back-drop of the turbulent social conflict of early nineteenth century Wales, this musical deals with themes as relevant today as they were in 1831. “My Land’s Shore” is a tale of conflict, social injustice, moral dilemmas, love, guilt and heartbreak - an epic musical gift from the musical nation of Wales to the world.

Tickets now on sale. Box Office: 029 2048 3344
Friday August 3 @ 7.30 pm
Saturday August 4 @ 7.30 pm
Sunday August 5 @ 2.30 pm

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