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Award-winning Dirty Protest announce first ever Welsh-tour with Parallel Lines     

Award-winning Dirty Protest announce first ever Welsh-tour with Parallel Lines Dirty Protest, in partnership with Chapter present the 2012 Wales Drama Award winning play Parallel Lines. The tour will begin in Chapter on 21 October 2015 and will play five other venues around Wales.

Parallel Lines: extending in the same direction, equidistant at all points and never converging or diverging.

Steph is 15 years old. Simon is her teacher. Both live in Cardiff but their parallel lives couldn't be more different. When an accusation is made and their worlds collide, things aren't as simple as they might seem. 

Parallel Lines is an award-winning play from an award-winning playwright, but it is also a contemporary drama that reflects vividly contemporary life in Wales. The play centres on Steph, a bright 15-year-old schoolgirl, and her teacher Simon. She is working-class and lives with her single mother Melissa. He enjoys a cosy middle-class lifestyle with his wife Julia. This piece of new-writing explores truth, power, class and teenage rites of passage and is a gripping and uncompromising drama. The cast are Lowri Palfrey (Steph), Jan Anderson (Melissa), Gareth Pierce (Simon), Sara Lloyd Gregory (Julia).

Dirty Protest is Cardiff's leading fringe theatre company. Launched in 2007 the company has worked with over a 100 Welsh writers, staging new plays in alternative venues, from pubs and clubs, to kebab shops, hairdressers and a forest!

Catherine Paskell is the Director of Parallel Lines and Director of Dirty Protest. ‘We are thrilled to be heading off on our first ever national tour with Parallel Lines. This award-winning play by Katherine Chandler, one of Wales' premier playwrights, has been reimagined for 2015 and bursts off the page onto some amazing stages. Dirty Protest has ambitious plans for audiences and artists across Wales over the next year, and this is our kick start project. Not content with just touring a full production, we also have a parallel tour of our well-loved short play nights touring to some venues. Writers across Wales are invited to be part of Dirty Protest through these short play nights: write your own play to be developed and performed that night in true Dirty style by our crack team of professional Dirty Protest writers, directors and actors. This is the start of a new chapter for us at Dirty Protest, and we hope as many people as possible can come on this adventure with us.’

Tickets will be available from individual venue websites. For more information please visit

Tour Schedule

Chapter Arts Centre – 21-24 October 2015
Pontardawe Arts Centre – 28 October 2015
Aberystwyth Arts Centre – 30 October 2015
Galeri, Caernarfon – 31 October 2015
Soar Centre, Valleys Kids – 2 November 2015
Ffwrnes Llanelli – 4 November 2015
Theatr Hafren, Newtown – 6 November 2015
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