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Invertigo presents the UK Tour and English premiere of Y Tŵr (The Tower)     

Invertigo presents the UK Tour and English premiere of Y Tŵr (The Tower) Touring: 26 January - 8 February 2015

Award-winning Invertigo Theatre Company reunites the critically-acclaimed team behind their 2013 sell-out production of Saer Doliau / Doll Mender at the Finborough Theatre, to present another of Gwenlyn Parry’s timeless modern classics - Y Tŵr (The Tower).

For the first time on stage for more than 15 years, Invertigo breathes new life into this stirring drama, touring the UK for a limited run from Monday 26th January - Sunday 8th February (Press Night in Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff on 28th January).

Y Tŵr / The Tower will be performed in Welsh, with English surtitles.

‘caru nes bod o'n brifo ... brifo nes bod o'n garu’ (‘loving ‘til it hurts ... hurting ‘til it’s love’)
Two people, trapped in love, ascend an isolated Tower.

Torn between desire and resentment, a tender patchwork of their life together - both real and imagined - emerges.

An expansive study of relationships, memory and the limits of love by one of Wales' most important playwrights.

Running time: 80 minutes with no interval Suitable for ages: 12+
www.invertigotheatre.co.uk/ytwr | @invertigoco | #YTwr


Cast
Catherine Ayers (Pobl y Cwm, Rownd a Rownd, Teulu, Tir - S4C)
Steffan Donnelly (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Director
Aled Pedrick (Cyfarwyddwr Cyswllt Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru)


Invertigo Theatre Company
Established by four 2012 graduates of Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Invertigo strive to present audiences with work seldom seen on the stage, by producing new writing, using unique ways of storytelling and adapting unfamiliar European work. They were recipients of both the Commendation Prize by the Scottish Daily Mail Award (2013) and the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve award by the Pleasance (2013) for their production of Wolfgang Borchert’s Outside On The Street (Draussen vor der Tuer) at Pleasance Edinburgh and Arcola Theatres. They won the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises (2012). The company’s previous credits include sell- out shows Miscellany at RichMix London (commissioned by IdeasTap and Shoreditch Festival), Saer Doliau at the Finborough Theatre, and an appointment as Resident Company at the 2013 HighTide Festival Theatre. This production is supported by Arts Council Wales.

Gwenlyn Parry
Playwright Gwenlyn Parry (1932-1991) was one of the most prominent figures of twentieth- century Welsh-language literature. He wrote several key Welsh plays including Y Tŵr, Saer Doliau, Tŷ ar y Tywod, Panto and Sal. Described by Saunders Lewis as a 'master of extended images and a poet of pictures', Parry became a favourite with Welsh audiences for his unsettling style, fearless characterisation and black humour. His television work included helping establish the scripts department of BBC Wales and long-running series Pobl y Cwm, while his plays – inspired by Ionesco and Brecht – heralded a new, exciting era in Welsh theatre writing.
Tour Dates

Monday 26 January 2015, 7.30pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, SY23 3DE 01970 623232 | www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

Tuesday 27 - Saturday 31 January, 8pm and 2pm (Friday matinee) Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff, Market Rd, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF5 1QE 029 2030 4400 | www.chapter.org

Monday 2 February, 8pm
Carmarthen Lyric, 8 King St, Carmarthen SA31 1BD 0845 226 3510 | www.theatrausirgar.co.uk
Tuesday 3 - Wednesday 4 February, 7.30pm
Galeri Caernarfon, Doc Victoria, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1SQ 01286 685 250 | www.galericaernarfon.com
Thursday 5 - Friday 6 February, 7.30pm
Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Raikes Ln, Mold, Clwyd CH7 1YA 0845 330 3565 | www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk
Sunday 8 February, 7.30pm
Arcola Theatre, Studio 2, 24 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL 020 7503 1646 | www.arcolatheatre.com
 
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