Theatr Clwyd’s latest show Curtain Up celebrates the best writers in Wales with 15 new short plays being performed over a three-week run by a cast of 30.
The run (August 18-September 4) – the concept of Theatr Clwyd artistic director Tamara Harvey – showcases the best in Welsh talent. Each week five of the 15 new plays will be performed together by ten actors – but in a twist, the audience decides which actor plays each part, what costumes they wear and which props they use.
The plays are wide-ranging, from absurdist comedy set in space and hilarious romantic first dates to dramas about doctors in the NHS and a story about a father coming to terms with his daughter leaving home.
The writers include Jennifer Lunn, whose play Stop The Drop is set on a Mold allotment; Alun Saunders, whose Beginnings is a smart comedy about national identity, and Tracy Harris, whose In The End marks the challenges of being in a long term relationship.
Performing the shows is a cast drawn from across Wales, mixing recent drama school graduates with established actors and including Line Of Duty actor Sian Reese-Williams, Four Weddings and a Funeral’s David Bower, Twin Town’s Llyr Evans, Rownd A Rownd regular Meilir Rhys Williams, and Theatr Clwyd regulars Sion Pritchard and Sian Howard.