Theatr Clwyd team up with the Royal Court to Co-Produce Isla, a dark new comedy, written by award-winning Welsh writer and theatre board member Tim Price.
Isla explores the relationship with technology and digital assistants.
The play introduces us to the very relatable and lonely Roger, who needs company during lockdown. When his daughter Erin buys him the latest Isla digital assistant, an unexpected relationship between man and technology emerges. But who’s really in control?
Tim Price said, “I think sometimes we can be too keen to punish people for not having had the enlightening experiences we have had. I wanted to make a drama about having those difficult conversations with loved ones.”
Directing this new piece is Theatr Clwyd’s Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, who described the show as,”A painfully funny look at our relationship with our parents, with our children and with the technology that’s supposed to make our lives easier.”
The title role is played by Catrin Aaron who has been performing in the theatre’s production Missing Julie, and who appeared in Orpheus Descending and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.
Lisa Zahra, previously seen in Theatr Clwyd’s The Voyage, returns as Erin and Mark Lambert plays Roger.
The production will premiere on Saturday 16th October in the Emlyn Williams Theatre.
Isla runs from 16 October to 6 November at Theatr Clwyd. Tickets are from £10. Booking available at Theatr Clwyd’s website theatrclwyd.com or by calling 01352 344101.