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NATIONAL THEATRE WALES’ THE STICK MAKER TALES TOURS VENUES ACROSS WALES     

NATIONAL THEATRE WALES’ 
THE STICK MAKER TALES TOURS VENUES ACROSS WALES
PETER COX’S TENDER TRIBUTE TO HILL-FARMING COMMUNITIES, PERFORMED BY LLION WILLIAMS, WILL TOUR 10 THEATRES AND ARTS VENUES APRIL-MAY 2019

National Theatre Wales’ The Stick Maker Tales, an evocative one-man show about the unforgiving environment of a hill farm and the very human emotions of its ageing farmer, will be performed to audiences the length and breadth of Wales this Spring.

Written by Peter Cox and directed by the company’s Artistic Director, Kully Thiarai, it introduces audiences to a hardy and weathered mid-Wales hill farmer nearing retirement, who reflects on a lifetime’s work on the farm and his memories of life before the National Health Service came to being.

Award-winning actor Llion Williams reprises his role as Geth in this three-week tour, for which tickets are now on sale.high in the Elan Valley above the market town of Rhayader.

He is a born storyteller who has spent his whole life working his wild and windswept farm, hidden away in the timeless Cambrian Mountains beneath the awesome beauty of the Elan night skies.

But now Geth faces his greatest ever challenge: his sight is failing and if he can't see then his life has no purpose - he can't work the farm, look after his beloved dog or carve the exquisite Shepherd's Crooks for which he's famous.

Award-winning actor Llion Williams reprises his role as Geth in this three-week tour, for which tickets are now on saleAward-winning actor Llion Williams reprises his role as Geth in this three-week tour, for which tickets are now on sale.

Director Kully Thiarai said: “We really enjoyed working on this beautiful and poetic show written by Peter Cox and performed by the wonderful Llion Williams last year, and can’t wait to share it with a wider audience across Wales. It pays tribute to, and captures the spirit of, some of the hill farmers we met. Generations have worked this land and their traditions have been passed on. The Stick Maker Tales celebrates both the people and the place and makes you consider what the future might hold for the next generation of hill farmers.”

The Stick Maker Tales was originally performed in Llandrindod Wells and Welshpool in July 2018; one of five monologues or Love Letters to the National Health Service that formed part of NTW’s NHS70 Festival, celebrating the Service’s 70th birthday.


Listings Information
Dates: Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 April 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Galeri, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Box Office: www.galericaernarfon.com
Tel: 01286 685 222

Date: Thursday 25 April 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
Box Office: www.neuadddwyfor.com
Tel: 01758 704 088

Dates: Friday 26 & Saturday 27 April 2019
Time: 7.45pm
Venue: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
Box Office: www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
Tel: 01970 623 232

Dates: Monday 29 & Tuesday 30 April 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Borough Theatre, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
Box Office: boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk
Tel: 01873 850 805

Dates: Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 May 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
Box Office: www.torchtheatre.co.uk
Tel: 01646 695 267

Date: Friday 3 May 2019
Time: 7.45pm
Venue: The Hafren, Newtown, Powys
Box Office: www.thehafren.co.uk
Tel: 01686 614 555

Date: Saturday 4 May 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
Box Office: www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk
Tel: 01792 602 060

Date: Tuesday 7 May 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, Powys
Box Office: www.brycheiniog.co.uk
Tel: 01874 611 622

Dates: Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 May 2019
Time: 7.45pm
Venue: Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire
Box Office: www.theatrclwyd.com
Tel: 01352 701 521

Dates: Friday 10 & Saturday 11 May 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: CARAD, Rhayader, Powys
Box Office: nationaltheatrewales.org
Tel: 01597 810 561

Age guidance: 14+

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