NTW off to the seaside to kick off 2017

January 19, 2017 by

National Theatre Wales is off to the seaside for the first production of 2017, inspired by and performed in Rhyl.

Lifted By Beauty: Adventures In Dreaming will be created by artist Mark Storor, and performed in locations across the town centre.

The Company says it has been getting to know Rhyl and many of its residents over several months; from coffee shops to council offices, from book groups to food banks, from the high street to the beach – gathering stories from those who know the town best, and promises to be a vivid portrait of the real Rhyl, a town on the cusp of regeneration.

The team will be working from a shop at 66 High Street, Rhyl between now and the performances, and the Company has invited anyone curious to know more about the production is welcome to pop in for a chat. The website will carry opening times.



National Theatre Wales’ Artistic Director, Kully Thiarai, said: “At a time of great uncertainty, when it would be easy to shut ourselves behind closed doors, the act of coming together in a shared experience seems more important than ever. This production will, we hope, serve as an act of collective defiance – a celebration of the human spirit made with the multitude of voices in Rhyl, harnessing our capacity to imagine and dream.”

Mark said: “This is an odyssey, an antidote to the darkness and the fear. A hymn to the unremarkable, daily acts of heroism made by people who offer a lifeline to others who may have lost their way. We consider the fragility of resilience, the generosity of the human spirit and the power of hope and possibility.”

Performance Dates:

Friday 31st March 2017

Saturday 1st April 2017

Sunday 2nd April 2017



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