Curtain Up at Theatr Clwyd


The performers taking part in the three weeks of Curtain Up
The performers taking part in the three weeks of Curtain Up

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.

See the full first week programme here, the second here and the third here