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Ill Met by Moonight     

From September to December, 2001 Hijinx Theatre will be touring their new production of Ill Met By Moonlight, written by Charles Way. The tour opens on Tuesday 25th September at Whitchurch High School, Cardiff then proceeds to visit 48 other art centres and community venues throughout Wales and England, including three nights at the Sherman Theatre. ( Thursday, 27th - Saturday, 29th September.)

This beautiful, lyrical and imaginative play was first toured by Hijinx in 1994 and received outstanding audience and critical response. Ill Met By Moonlight was also part of a portfolio of work that won Hijinx the BBC Wales Theatre Company of the Year Award in 1994.

With a cast of four, this new production reunites the undoubted talents of Charles Way and acclaimed jazz musician, Paula Gardiner, working alongside renowned director Kevin Lewis, with an inspiring design from Andrew Harrison.

Ill Met By Moonlight is set on the border of Wales and England at a time, not so long ago, when country people believed in fairie-folk. A descendant of Puck still roams the countryside causing mayhem and madness wherever he goes. By his shape-changing interference he attempts to thwart the course of true love between two country folk. The results of his malicious meddling are often hilarious and sometimes tragic. This is a rich and layered play. Lurking underneath the comedy and humour of the central story, is a darker, malevolent tale.
Will he be triumphant or will true love shine through?

"The play explores cultural borders, national borders, the border between reality and fantasy, between the old and the new and between life and death."
Charles Way

With the usual trademarks of a fascinating story, uplifting music and a stunning set, Ill Met By Moonlight promises to be another great night out that everyone has come to expect from Hijinx.

Tues 25 Sept 7.30pm
Drama Studio, Whitchurch High School
Glan y Nant Terrace, Cardiff
029 20 629700

Wed 26 Sept 7.30pm
Beaufort Theatre, Ebbw Vale
01495 302112

Thurs - Sat 27 - 29 8pm
Sherman Theatre
Senghennydd Road, Cardiff
029 20 646900 / Minicom 029 20 646909

Tues 2 Oct 11am
Llanishen High School (Closed Performance)
029 20 680800

Wed 3 Oct 7.30pm Y Bont Theatre, Uni. Of Glamorgan
01443 482561 / 483653

Thurs 4 Oct 7.30pm
Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan
01239 621200

Friday 5 Oct 7.30pm
Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard
01348 873421

Sat 6 Oct 7.30pm
Pennard Parish Hall, Swansea
01792 233467

Mon 8 Oct 7.30pm
Llanigon Village Hall, nr. Hay on Wye
01497 820283

Tues 9 Oct 7.30pm
Highley Welfare Hall, Bridgnorth
Thurs 11 Oct 7.30pm
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
01874 611622

Friday 12 Oct 7.30pm
The Welfare, Ystradgynlais
01639 843163

Sat 13 Oct 7.30pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
01970 623232

Tues 16 Oct 7.30pm
Halliwell Theatre, Trinity College,
01267 676669

Wed 17 Oct 7.30pm
Ammanford Miner's Theatre
01269 593467

Thurs 18 Oct 7.30pm
Woolfenden Hall, Rugby College.
01788 338632

Friday 19 Oct 7.30pm
Pattingham Village Hall, Staffs.
01902 700037

Sat 20 Oct 7.30pm Lion Ballroom, Leominster
01544 267418
Wed 31 Oct 7.30pm Llanbedr Village Hall, Nr. Crickhowell
01873 810239
Hijinx Theatre  
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Emma Routledge
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