The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker One
  • 14:15
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Wales
  • Group: Rhys Slade-Jones in association with the Pleasance and COMMON
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People is an all-singing, all-dancing re-enactment of what Rhys's Mam wrote down 40 years ago. This frenzied one-man cabaret mixes stand-up, dance and good old-fashioned singalong to breathe life into his Mam's stories, and bring Treherbert rugby club back to life.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Access via driveway off main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Conor Hunt 89 days ago

Such a beautiful show. Heartfelt, witty, fun and such a complete sense of community running through the show.

One not to miss it's a little bit of theatre magic

Harriet 91 days ago

I really loved this show. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I was soon swept up in Rhys' storytelling; I felt like I'd been transported to the town he grew up in. Blending extracts from his mam's diary, old photos and song (he has a fab voice), it's a beautiful and funny show. I think you'd be hard pressed not to come away feeling both moved and uplifted. Go see!


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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 79 days ago

With the aid of just an overhead projector, his mum’s diary, and a series of increasingly revealing costume changes, it is remarkable how effectively Rhys Slade-Jones is able to transport you to the Welsh vill...

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Voice Mag (5/5 stars) 85 days ago

Drawing from a deep well of truthfulness, friendliness and authenticity, Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Other People is a tender and communal experience which definitely shouldn’t be missed.

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British Theatre.com (4/5 stars) 86 days ago

It’s a deeply personal piece that will speak to many, Welsh or not, and this is a highly enjoyable hour in the company of a very funny man.

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The Stage [paywall] (4/5 stars) 89 days ago

Rhys Slade-Jones is extremely Welsh. He grew up in Treherbert, a small town in The Valleys, just like his parents before him, and their parents before them. In The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People, Slade-Jones introduces us to Treherbet and its people, and traces the...

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An Organised Mess 90 days ago

Rhys Slade-Jones takes people on his journey with a generous spirit. Tears of laughter and sadness perhaps. And whilst there is sadness, there’s a story of kindness, not of halcyon days but of a community which made families better.

So yes, so if you can. You should. The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People just is everything people should seek out.

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