Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
we have 6 plays by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in our database . Click on the name of the play to read reviews we have in our database.
- The Miracle [ 2010]
author: Firenza Guidi
July 1789. The eve of the revolution, 237 women, locked up in prisons all over Britain and convicted for prostitution and minor crimes are sentenced to seven years’ transportation beyond the Seas. Their ship is known as the floating brothel. The city that grew from their labour and offspring will be called Sidney, Australia. This is the story of an extraordinary group of women and their voyage half way around the world. The piece takes its inspiration from personal research and from Sian Rees’s book The Floating Brothel- The Extraordinary True Story of An Eighteenth-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts
- Hedfan Drwy’r Machlud [ 2006]
author: Sion Eirian
- Dysgu Hedfan [ 2005]
author: Geraint Lewis
College days are the best of your life, or so they say. Indeed, Catrin and Helen live their lives to the full whilst studying. Helen has flying lessons whilst Catrin develops a taste for speed dating. When another student, Catrin’s cousin Lowri, comes to live with them, surely there are even more fun times on the horizon? This is not the case, however, as Lowri has a different outlook on life. And more importantly she harbours a secret that will eventually shatter all three of the women’s lives... Dyddiau coleg, dyddiau gorau eich bywyd, meddai nhw. Yn wir, mae Catrin a Helen yn mwynhau bywyd i'r eithaf tra'n y coleg. Mae Helen yn cael gwersi hedfan, tra bod Catrin wedi cael blas ar frys-ddetio. Pan ddaw Lowri, myfyrwraig arall sy'n gyfnither i Catrin, i fyw gyda nhw does bosib bod yna hyd yn oed fwy o hwyl ar y gorwel? I'r gwrthwyneb, oherwydd mae gan Lowri olwg hollol wahanol ar fywyd. Ac yn bwysicach mae ganddi gyfrinach fydd yn chwalu bywydau'r tair ohonynt yn ddeilchion.. A Welsh Language play commissioned in 2004 in collaboration with Script Cymru.
- The Same Boat [ 2003]
author: Phil Bowen
This one-woman show is about the life of Caitlin Thomas, wife of the Welsh legend Dylan Thomas. Performed on the 50th anniversary of Dylan Thomas' death, this is one of two shows coming from Wales about the life of Caitlin, the other being the Sherman Theatre Company's 'Caitlin' - first performed in June 2003 to great commendation. This deeply affectionate piece portrays the huge difficulties in their stormy marriage, displaying their lifes from young and youthful to old and bitter. Caitlin Thomas was an alcoholic who, after the death of her husband in 1953, turned to writing about her life and marriage to Dylan Thomas. Her alcoholism grew with the desperation of her writing until she met her second husband, Giuseppe Fazio. This moving story is portrayed in Bowen's writing. Phil Bowen, the writer and director of this production, has previously written 'A Handful of Rain', a production which imagines a meeting between Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas. Angela Colderick, who plays Caitlin, has previously appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe in 'Shiva - Abuse of a Young Woman', a highly successful show about abusive relationships.
- Amser Canser [ 2003]
author: Gary Owen
The Welsh Language play for 2003 has been commissioned from Gary Owen, whose recent work in English, The Shadow of a Boy, opened in London at the National Theatre in June 2002. Gary Owen was the joint winner of the 2002 George Devine Award. He has already received international acclaim for his play Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco which will premier in translation in Germany in February 2003. Amser Canser, his first play in Welsh, has been commissioned by RWCMD in collaboration with Sgript Cymru. Theatr Elli, Llanelli. Dydd Llun 17 Chwefror @ 7.30 Theatr Y Werin, Aberystwyth. Dydd Mercher 19 Chwefror@ 7.30 Theatr Colwyn, Bae Colwyn. Dydd Gwener 21 Chwefror @ 7.30
- Speakeasy [ 2003]
author: Michael Bogdanov
Written and directed by Michael Bogdanov based on Moliere's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Music by John Gould. It's Christmas 1933 in Al Capone's Chicago and prohibition is drawing to an end. So is this the right time for small-time crook Giovanni Jordani to swap the Mafia for Mozart and get the gang singing like canaries? This joint is going to be jumping in a musical like you ain't ever seen before. We open on St Valentine's Day - be there or the boys are comin' round for a massacre!