In addition to the previously announced world premières of Milky Peaks and For The Grace of You Go I, Tamara Harvey and Liam Evans-Ford, Artistic Director and Executive Director of Theatr Clwyd announce further programming for their 2020 season, which will include a major revival of Steve Waters’ The Contingency Plan – in a co-production with the Donmar Warehouse, the world première ofProject Hush, and Beauty and the Beast, the company’s twenty-third annual rock ‘n’ roll pantomime, which sees Harvey make her pantomime directorial debut. The company today also announces the full cast and tour dates for Seiriol Davies’ Milky Peaks.
The Contingency Plan, Steve Waters’ critically acclaimed double bill of plays about the climate crisis has been updated by Waters for a timely revival, and opens at Theatr Clwyd on 4 June, with previews from 19 May, and runs until 6 June, before a London run at the Donmar Warehouse. Following the hugely successful Mold Riots, Project Hush, by Matthew Bulgo with Manon Wyn Jones andYasuro Ito, explores the impact of the atomic bomb on the local community of Rhydymwyn Valley during its development stages at the local munitions’ factory in a large-scale community production. The production opens on 24 September, with previews from 20 September and runs until 4 October.
In the world première of Milky Peaks, Alex Swift directs Matthew Blake (Pariah), Lisa Jên Brown (The Mother), Seiriol Davies(Dewi), Kate Galston (Rhombus), Dylan Townley (A Wall/Bar), Sophie Winter (Linda Maria), and Isabel Adomakoh Young (Alun John). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd, 20 March – 11 April, before touring to Theatr Brycheiniog Brecon, 14-15 April; Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea, 17-18 April; Pontio Bangor, 21-22 April; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 24-25 April; Torch Theatre Milford Haven, 28-29 April; Hafren Newtown, 1-2 May; and Sherman Theatre Cardiff, 6-9 May.
An edgy and extremely funny musical comedy. Nestled in the heart of Snowdonia, the small town of Milky Peaks is nominated for ‘Britain’s Best Town’. The award brings with it a dark right-wing agenda, threatening the heart and soul of the town. Can the community club together to save the identity of their beloved Milky Peaks?
The country is threatened by a catastrophic flood. What can we do to stop it?
ON THE BEACH
Glaciologist Will Paxton returns from Antarctica to his parents’ home in Norfolk. He’s looking for reconciliation but he also has news: a flood is coming. This will be the Big One. Is it the one his father predicted all those years ago?
In the heart of Westminster, newly appointed political advisor Will Paxton finds himself in a world tired of experts. It’s an emergency and, with infighting Ministers demanding answers, he has to tell them the truth they won’t want to hear.
Steve Waters updates his critically acclaimed double-bill of plays about the climate crisis, in a timely co-production by Theatr Clwyd and the Donmar Warehouse.
Originally written for the stage, Waters has also adapted The Contingency Plan for radio.
The Contingency Plan comes in two parts – On the Beach and Resilience. Audiences can book the two over multiple evenings or see both plays in one day. For the full schedule, please see the website.