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.
This stream has now ended /
Mae’r dangosiad yma wedi gorffen
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❞
❝biblically bad behaviour❞
❝a landmark ... powerful and beautifully staged❞
The Daily Post (Y Tŵr)
‘acid-sharp prose, biting humour…clever adaptation…entertaining and shocking’
‘Biblically bad behaviour’
‘nightmarish, collective hallucination …. a carnival of the grotesque that might make Evans as many new enemies as converts.’
Team / Tîm:
Sion Alun Davies
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
Sgwrs efo Nia Roberts
ar raglen Stiwdio BBC Radio Cymru
Special thanks to Tim Baker.