My People

By Caradoc Evans
Adapted by Steffan Donnelly

Available from 6pm on Friday 19th June 2020 for 2 weeks / Sioe Gyflawn ar gael o Gwener 5ed Mehefin am bythefnos.

‘Theatrically nonconformist’   Arts Scene Wales  ★★★★  ‘Acid-sharp, biting humour…entertaining and shocking’  The Observer


Exposing the hypocrisy, austerity, and brutality of a Nonconformist community in rural West Wales, these searing stories are powerful, poignant, and unsettlingly funny.





Published in 1915, My People was denounced as ‘the literature of the sewer’, Evans was branded a national traitor and his books were burned in the street. Elsewhere, he was compared with Zola, Gorky, and Joyce, with Dylan Thomas citing ‘the great Caradoc Evans’ as a powerful influence.








Caradoc Evans, the ‘best hated man in Wales’, weaves journalistic integrity and social fury through a close-knit network of characters and settings, exploring community, religious purity, and injustice.






In the centenary year of one of the most vilified books in Welsh history, Invertigo’s contemporary reimagining in a co-production with Theatr Clwyd brings the wild imagination of My People to the stage… now available online!

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Trailer / Treilyr:

❝an uncategorisable production ... funny and thought-provoking❞



Western Mail (My People)

❝frenetic, startling ... theatrically nonconformist❞



Arts Scene Wales (My People)

❝acid-sharp prose, biting humour ... entertaining and shocking❞

The Observer (My People)

❝biblically bad behaviour❞

The Stage (My People)

❝a landmark ... powerful and beautifully staged❞



The Daily Post (Y Tŵr)


What the press said:

‘An uncategorisable production…with real power to move’ ★★★★
Wales Online

‘Monty Python frenetic quality…theatrically nonconformist’ ★★★★ 
Arts Scene Wales

‘dark themes at break-neck speed…maintains the controversial spirit of the original’
British Theatre Guide




‘acid-sharp prose, biting humour…clever adaptation…entertaining and shocking’
The Observer

‘Biblically bad behaviour’
The Stage

‘nightmarish, collective hallucination …. a carnival of the grotesque that might make Evans as many new enemies as converts.’
The Guardian

Team / Tîm:


Sion Alun Davies

Michael Geary

Valmai Jones

Roanna Lewis

Rhys Meredith

Hugh Thomas

Original stories by / Straeon gwreiddiol gan: Caradoc Evans

Adapted by / Addasiad: Steffan Donnelly

Directors / Cyfarwyddwyr: Aled Pedrick & Steffan Donnelly

Designer / Dylunio: Cécile Tremolieres

Lighting / Goleuo: Malcolm Rippeth

Composer / Cyfansoddwr: Tom Recknell

Sound Design / Dylunio Sain: Dyfan Jones

Movement Direction / Cyfarwyddo Corfforol: Siân Williams

Fight Director: Rachel Bown-Williams at RC Annie

Dialect Coach: Kat Hicks

Production Manager: Hannah Lobb

Company Stage Manager: Louise Martin

Deputy Stage Manager: Cassey Driver

Costume Supervisor: Fi Carrington

Wigs, Hair and Make-up Supervisor: Deb Kenton

Produced by / Cynhyrchwyr: Theatr Clwyd & Invertigo

Creative Support by / Cefnogaeth Greadigol gan: Tim Baker

Film by  / Ffilm gan: Savannah Photographic

With thanks to the team at Theatr Clwyd!

Interview with Nicola Heywood-Thomas

on BBC Radio Wales’ Arts Show

Special thanks to Tim Baker.