Light, Ladd & Emberton: CAITLIN

Monday 3 August - Thursday 6 August


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Light, Ladd & Emberton: CAITLIN

Winner of Best Dance Production in Wales Theatre Awards 2015 & on its way to Edinbugh Fringe 2015.

Caitlin was the wife of poet Dylan Thomas. At the start of the 70s, 20 years after he died, she started going to Alcoholics Anonymous.

In a circle of chairs, set out for an AA meeting Caitlin makes a determined effort to deal with her tempestuous past. The audience sits in the circle with Caitlin as she re- visits her life with Dylan. It is a relationship fuelled by love, addiction, jealousy and infidelity.

As Caitlin and Dylan drink, fight, love and leave each other the unoccupied chairs become part of the action in this physical and powerful duet.

  • Directed by Deborah Light
  • Devised with and performed by Eddie Ladd and Gwyn Emberton
  • Soundscore by Thighpaulsandra
  • Sound by Siôn Orgon
  • Costume by Neil Davies
  • Images by Warren Orchard

CAITLIN was conceived by Eddie Ladd and commissioned by the National Library of Wales as part of 2014 centenary celebrations of Dylan Thomas’ birth.


Supported by Arts Council Wales, Wales in Edinburgh funding.

"a wonderful, movingly truthful ending to a peerless and revelatory performance"
Cath Barton, Wales Arts Review
"this show defied anyone from not being captivated, totally engrossed and at times shocked with its veracity"
Wales Theatre Awards 2014
"a multi-textured roller-coaster of humour and pathos, sexuality and innocence, violence and interdependency"
Mike Smith, Western Mail

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