Artistic Director Tamara Harvey has announced plans for Theatr Clwyd’s 2019 season.
The theatre will host a revival of Tennessee Williams’ ORPHEUS DESCENDING in a co-production with London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. Set in America’s deep South, it tells the story of Lady, trapped in a loveless marriage, and the arrival of a mysterious stranger. The production is directed by Tamara Harvey and runs at Theatr Clwyd 15th April to 27th April. It then runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 9th May to 6th July.
From 23rd April, the Mold venue presents Emma Reeves’ adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s WAVE ME GOODBYE. Reeves returns to Clwyd following her time as a member of the Theatr Clwyd Youth Theatre. The show is based on the life of 10 year old Shirley, who’s evacuated from her home as WW2 begins. WAVE ME GOODBYE is directed by Christian Patterson and runs until 4th May.
Katie Posner will direct the premiere of Bethan Marlow’s THE MOLD RIOTS. Reflecting on the 1869 riots that took place in the theatre’s locale, more information on the project is still to be announced. THE MOLD RIOTS runs from 21st to 26th October.
Theatr Clwyd will also present the return of its successful export HOME, I’M DARLING. Having premiered at the venue this past Summer, the piece went on to a sell out run at London’s National Theatre and has announced a West End season in the new year. HOME, I’M DARLING returns to Clwyd 30th April to 4th May with the return of star Katherine Parkinson.
Elsewhere in the season are Sabrina Mahfouz’s adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s NOUGHTS AND CROSSES, Dan Gordon’s adaptation of RAIN MAN, Marie Jones’ STONES IN HIS POCKETS and Jon Brittain’s ROTTERDAM. Ian McKellen will also bring his 80th birthday touring show to Mold on 18th and 19th March.
Tickets for the new season are on sale now.