Invertigo presents Welsh language premiere of An Oak Tree – Derwen

October 18, 2018 by

Award-winning Invertigo Theatre Company, present the world premiere of Derwen, a Welsh translation of Tim Crouch’s seminal An Oak Tree. Co-produced by Pontio Arts Centre, where Invertigo are Associate Company, Derwen will tour between 26 October – 3 November 2018.

A father loses his daughter to a car. It’s like he’s in a play – but he doesn’t know the words or the moves. The man who was driving the car is a stage hypnotist. Since the accident, his act’s a disaster, he’s lost the power of suggestion. Tonight, for the first time since the accident, these two people meet when the Father volunteers for the Hypnotist’s act.

Two actors. Steffan Donnelly plays the hypnotist, but the Father is a different actor each night, who walks on stage having neither seen nor read a word of the play they’re in.

Derwen (An Oak Tree) is a breath-taking exploration of grief, forgiveness, and the power of suggestion, which has thrilled audiences across the world. It contains a dazzling balance of gripping story, rich theatricality and shocking humour.

A chance to see this award-winning play by one of Britain’s prominent theatremakers, Tim Crouchin a Welsh translation by Mared Llywelyn Williams (Drama Medal Winner at the Urdd Eisteddfod 2017) and Invertigo Theatre Company (Y Tŵr, My Body Welsh). Directed by Andrew Whyment (Associate Director of Connections, National Theatre).


By Tim Crouch, translated by Mared Llywelyn Williams

26 Oct 2018 Pontio, Bangor with Wyn Bowen Harries (Hinterland, BBC)

27 Oct 2018 Galeri, Caernarfon with Morfudd Hughes (Branwen, S4C)

29 Oct 2018 Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli with Mali Ann Rees (Craith/Hidden; Tourist Trap, BBC)

1 Nov 2018 The Riverfront, Newport

2 Nov 2018 Chapter Arts, Cardiff (Relaxed) with Alexander Vlahos (Versailles, BBC)

3 Nov 2018 Chapter Arts, Cardiff with Sian Reese-Williams (Craith/Hidden, BBC)

All performances start at 8pm, running time is 1 hour.


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