The Riverfront, Newport, Thurs 7 + Fri 8 Nov; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Fri 15 Nov
Drudwen is no normal theatre performance, but a dark twisted play that fuses dance and spoken word. The show, which started a tour in October continuing to November across south Wales, binds together circus, live music and physical comedy to create a dark and magical modern-day fairytale.
Performed in both Welsh and English, the theatrical circus production follows the sorceress Drudwen, as she stumbles through the forest and finds that not everyone she encounters has quite the same heart as her. Written by Kate Driver Jones – whose goal was partly to see how to combine spoken language with the physical storytelling of circus – and produced by Cimera CBC, this original production uses captivating aerial circus, acrobatics and dramatic theatrics to take the audience on an enchanted journey to save the dying forest.
With original music from composer Dan Lawrence tying the show together, we follow our unlikely heroine protagonist as she battles to save the forest and its mystical residents from evil forces. The question is, who can you trust when your whole world is turned upside down? Theatre-goers of all ages can expect friendships, battles and mischief in this spellbinding new show. KD
Tickets: £9-£12. Info: www.theatr.cymru