EXODUS – HELLUVA DAY FOR FLYING
Welsh theatre company Motherlode in co-production with RCT Theatres bring their brand new production Exodus to the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven on 25 October. Blisteringly funny, this heart-warming and uniquely Welsh story is touring selected venues across Wales before heading off to London.
Motherlode pride themselves on telling relevant new drama that is inspired by real life stories and this brand new production, written and directed by Rachael Boulton, is no exception.
Set in south Wales on the eve that the last factory in the town closes, four neighbours hatch a plan that is literally pie in the sky.
Boulton says; “Four neighbours gather in an abandoned warehouse and decide to build a plane. They take off down the high street, past the butchers, past the curry house and above the chapel in search of a life free from politics and the grind of everyday life. It’s a tragic comedy that I was very lucky to develop with a great team of people and I really hope audiences across Wales will enjoy it.”
Boulton’s last production with her company Motherlode, The Good Earth, which was also co-produced by RCT Theatres, told the story of a Valleys community torn apart by their council and big business and was so successful it played on the New York stage with The Stage newspaper describing the work as ‘giving a voice to the voiceless’.
A talented group of some of Wales’s finest actors make up the cast. The company is delighted to welcome back Gwenllian Higginson and Mike Humphreys, they will be joined by Motherlode newcomers Berwyn Pearce, Liam Tobin and Karim Bedda.
This brand-new production is accompanied by a live original score by David Grubb with choreography from Emma Vickery culminating in a new adventure that makes anything seem possible.
Motherlode’s production of Exodus is at Torch Theatre, Milford Haven on Thursday 25 October. Tickets cost £15 (Full)/£13 (Concession)/£8.50 (Under 26) and are available from the Box Office on 01646 695267 or online at torchtheatre.co.uk. This production has an age suitability of 12+.