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18 April – 04 May 2013

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

By: Tim Price
Director: Kate Wasserberg
Designer: Ruth Hall

Part of the Celtic Festival




Clwyd Theatr Cymru

You like, you like jam and she likes marmalade. Um. You can’t tie balloons because of your fat fingers and she hasn’t got any puff so, you blow the balloons and she ties them. She likes the sun, you always get too hot. You wanted children and she had me. She cries at weddings even though she says she won’t, and you’ve always got hankies. You used to go to each other’s houses on laundry days to help. And we’d all make the beds together.

Olivier nominated for Best New Play, Salt, Root and Roe receives its Welsh première in a new Clwyd Theatr Cymru production.

Iola and Anest are identical-twin sisters living in isolation. Iola is struggling with a brain tumour and Anest finds it increasingly difficult to care for her. When the sisters reach a momentous decision, Anest’s daughter Menna is determined to put a stop to their schemes.

Fresh from his success with The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning (National Theatre Wales), playwright Tim Price’s funny, lyrical play about love, loss and the power of belief is set against the backdrop of the North Pembrokeshire coast.

Directed by Clwyd Theatr Cymru Associate Director Kate Wasserberg, following her acclaimed productions of Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet and Bruised by Matthew Trevannion.

Saturday matinees 2.45pm

Talkback: 2 May

Pay What You Can and Teen Tickets available.


Described Performances

2 May 7.45pm

4 May 2.45pm

7 – 11 May

029 2064 6900

  • Cast

  • Menna Catrin Aaron
  • Gareth Brendan Charleson
  • Iola Sara Harris-Davies
  • Anest Betsan Llwyd
  • Creative

  • Writer Tim Price
  • Director Kate Wasserberg
  • Designer Ruth Hall
  • Composer Colin Towns
  • Lighting Designer Nick Beadle
  • Sound Designer Matthew Williams
  • Voice Coach Sally Hague
  • Fights Rachel Bown-Williams

“hugely atmospheric, enigmatic and rewarding” – Virtual Shropshire

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“It’s a magical and moving production.” – THE STAGE

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“The rhythm of the sea pulses through Tim Price’s moving and thoughtful play,” – Wales Online

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“Director Kate Wasserburg directs Tim Price’s production to life in an authoritative and sensitive way,” – The Public Reviews

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