The Land of my Fathers and Mothers and some other People

Date: Wednesday, Feb 26 - Thursday, Feb 27
Venue: The Wardrobe Theatre

Award-winning Rhys Slade-Jones presents an all-singing, all-dancing re-enactment of Mam’s diary – a frenzied solo cabaret mixing stand-up, dance and good ol’ fashioned singalong, bringing 1977 Treherbert Rugby Club back to life.

In Treherbert Rugby Club amongst the fag smoke and the singing, Rhys’s parents fell in love. Rhys has never fallen in love but heard it’s a nice thing to do because that’s what his Mam said. It’s in her diary. And Rhys has read it all.

Award-winning performance artist Rhys Slade-Jones takes their audience to the hot sweaty summer of 1977. By reading his Mam’s diary, Rhys explores the claustrophobic, nosey, loving, loud, beautiful community of the Rhondda Valley, and tells us why dancing in the same spot your parents met is pretty bloody cool. Expect great legs, a one-man pantomime horse and a good ol’ fashioned singalong.

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“Natural performer and adept storyteller… Raw, at times aggressive, but always heartfelt.”
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festival magazine

“Truthful, friendly, authentic.. Land of My Fathers is a tender and communal experience which definitely shouldn’t be missed.”
★★★★★ Voice magazine

Feb 26-27, 7.30pm, £10.

Pic: Matt Austin

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By steve wright, Monday, Feb 10 2020

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