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National Theatre Wales
October/November 2011
In Village Halls across Wales

The Village Social

After unfortunate recent events, the village hall will play host to a much-needed fundraising evening of fun and jollity as the winter nights draw in. Enjoy music and entertainment from local talent before we welcome our main attraction - a clairvoyant who promises to put us in touch with spirits from beyond the grave.

The evening’s delights include entry into the raffle, a refreshment of your choice and a depraved orgy of blood.

About the Production

In October and November 2011, National Theatre Wales took its first musical on the road to village halls across Wales.

After unfortunate recent events, the village hall played host to a much-needed fundraising evening of fun and jollity as the winter nights drew in. Music and entertainment from local talent preceded the main attraction - a clairvoyant who promised to put the villagers in touch with spirits from beyond the grave.

Loosely inspired by Euripides' The Bacchae, and created by Ben Lewis and Dafydd James, the evening's delights included entry into the raffle, a refreshment of your choice and a depraved orgy of blood.

Photographs of the audience were taken across the whole tour. You can view the albums on our Facebook page.

a rampaging musical
Startling and enjoyable and a counterblast to high art
Isn't this what a national theatre should do: scoop you up and surprise you with the variety of its productions?

*****

a deliciously dark oddball hit
[a] truly inventive, enjoyable piece of musical theatre from two of our rising stars

joyously bonkers… so daft, it's almost sane
the theatrical equivalent of Tourette syndrome
good dirty fun, smartly delivered

Cast & Creative Team

Created by
DAFYDD JAMES and BEN LEWIS

Designed by
CAI DYFAN

Lighting Design by
COLIN GRENFELL

Sound Design by
ELENA PEÑA

Cast
CARYS ELERI
REBECCA HARRIES
DARREN LAWRENCE
GWYDION RHYS
SUE RODERICK
OLIVER WOOD