Tue 30 May - Sat 3 June
Born in Ogmore, Dorothy Edwards was the author of two texts – Rhapsody and Winter Sonata – now little known but highly regarded in her lifetime. Both describe the marginalisation of women in the inter-war period. Welsh, working class and independent, Edwards was a survivor of a societal intolerance of women who refused to obey the moral and social codes of the day. Written by Gary Raymond and directed by Chris Durnall, the show’s live score celebrates how Edwards’ writing follows musical notation, capturing the sonata form.
Friday 2 June at 8pm will be BSL interpreted.
Audio description available for the matinee performance on Saturday 3 June.
Critical acclaim of Company of Sirens:
“Transcends acting… soul-deep communication” Western Mail
“Profound: a level of emotional authenticity that sets a new standard for what theatre can achieve” Get The Chance
Company of Sirens premieres challenging and innovative new drama in theatre and non-theatre venues throughout Wales. They believe that theatre should invoke reaction and facilitate change. Developed with Wales-based professionals delivering practical workshops with the people connected to the contemporary themes and issues within each production, their projects are underpinned by partnerships with Welsh artists, contemporary writers, charities and organisations. Over 16 years, they’ve presented many plays exploring pertinent social issues, most recently two groundbreaking productions with blind and partially sighted members of Sightlife, Wales.
£15 / £12
Duration: 1 hr 30 min + 15 min interval
Post-show discussion with writer, director, cast and musicians on 30 May.
British Sign Language
For patrons using sign language, this service usually involves one interpreter standing on or in front of the stage to sign the dialogue.
Audio Description Available
An additional audio track for audiences with sight loss, explaining what’s happening on screen or on stage during gaps in the dialogue and sound effects.