Theatre in Wales

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Patrick Jones

 

We have information on 6 plays by Patrick Jones . Click on the play name to access any reviews in out archive. Click on the company's name to read their details on this web site

 

Dandylion First presented in 2010
by On the Edge

synopsis:
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of his On The Edge project Michael Kelligan will be presenting a new play ‘Dandelion’ by Blackwood-based poet and writer Patrick Jones. Many of Jones’ plays have been strong and challenging and whilst there is an underling questioning of the system, this play has a great deal of gentleness and beauty as we observe Rachel, Ernest, Mary and Mrs Hartson enjoying and depending on each other’s company as their days begin to draw to an end. Of course a Patrick Jones’ play has to have a rebel and Ernest, played by Kelligan fights the establishment determined to retain his individualism and dignity come what may.  

Joining Kelligan in the cast will be three of Wales’ finest and best loved award winning actors, Sharon Morgan, best actress BAFTA Cymru 2008, Christine Pritchard, following two highly acclaimed performances, as the Nurse in The Wales Theatre Company’s Romeo and Juliet and in Pena Theatre’s highly regarded production of The House of Bernada Alba, also in that cast was Olwen Rees who plays the cantankerous Mrs Hartson. Olwen also appeared in The Almond and the Seahorse by Kate O’Reily, one of the first smash hits by Sherman Cymru.

The play will be directed by former BBC director  Allan Cook best known for his work on the long running Welsh Soap  Pobol Y Cwm,


Dandelion opens at Chapter, Cardiff Tues 8 September. The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Wed 9 and The Riverfront Newport Thurs 10

Dandelion First presented in 2009
by On the Edge

synopsis:

A Lament for Moths First presented in 2009
by Gwent Young People’s Theatre (formerly Gwent Theatre)

synopsis:
Poet and playwright Patrick Jones has written a new drama for Gwent Theatre directed by Gary Meredith, performed by Jain Boon, Lizzie Rogan and Daniel Wallace with design by Georgina Miles.
A Lament for Moths is a roller-coaster ride through the journey of two children growing up in a world where the moths (gentle, sensitive people) are trampled by mammoths (the brazen and manipulative).

It is told through the eyes of Joe and looks at what and who creates violence and its effect on young people.

He and his young friend Ruby are friends since childhood and the action follows their lives against a background of family breakdown and how adults can, unwittingly, scar their children by the effects of their own emotional conflict.

Patrick says: “The title is from a Tennessee Williams’ poem and one of the earliest poems I loved.  When we talked about the development of the play its metaphor seemed perfect.”

Patrick says the style of the drama is expressionistic with musical montages from James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers providing beautiful sound tracks to the quickly changing scenes.

The war is dead long live the war First presented in 2003
by Professional Company outside Wales

synopsis:
black and white white and black - 2 men brought together in no man's land - a strange meeting in the arena of shock and awe - they are from different wars but the battle's the same - ghosts of ww1 poets rise like atom bombs - bush's soundbites grate against history's dignity and despair

There's only one winner in this war of wills and he's not even in the war- the absurdity and tragedy of war is echoed through 2 men's stark sadness and experiences - they take you on a journey tommy franks never dares take - black and white white and black any man this man your man my man their man - no man

original music by James Dean Bradfield
directed by Sally Ann Gritton

Presented by Sorted Productions

Paul Amos plays BLACK
Chris Lennard plays WHITE

Unprotected Sex First presented in 1999
by Sherman Theatre Company
Everything Must Go First presented in 1999
by Sherman Theatre Company

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