The Wrong Ffion Jones

Theatre (comedy)

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  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Once famed for coal, copper and steel production, Wales's industry has now ground to a halt. All that's left to sell is Welsh pride, and even that is quickly drying up at the hands of business tycoons Bevan, Bevan, Bevan and co. Will Ffion sell her soul to be the 'face of Walesland', or will she summon the courage to revolt for the strange trouser-less child that appears in her dreams? A comedy about identity, capitalism and an accidental rebel.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 25 steps into this venue from the cow gate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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r williams 80 days ago

Mesmerising solo performance.
One of those shows where you leave thinking you'll be able to say in years to come that you saw her getting started and it was clear that she was capable of going a very long way.

Elin 82 days ago

An entertaining afternoon

Dai Lowe 85 days ago

As a 'fake Welshman' from the small mining valley of Nottinghamshire, I was taken by the idea of 'Walesland' and keen to see this. I know enough of 'yr hen iaith' and Catatonia and Bonnie Tyler's back catalogues to get the (few) in-jokes, but I think it holds up anyway.
Not only the specific idea of small country reduced to a theme park, but also the deeper questions of selling-out v rebellion are explored with a lightness of touch and great, gutsy charm. If I have any negatives, it would be that a few parts dragged a little and would benefit from a bit of cutting or just re-pacing, but overall a fun hour with serious, thought-provoking undertones, and what more can we ask of art?
Diolch yn fawr, cariad.

Tony 87 days ago

Strong comedic storytelling with oodles of Welsh references.

Laura Packwood 89 days ago

An entertaining hour. Ffion tells a comedic story all about Welshness. More story than comedy but very well told and acted. Worth a watch.

Alexander Dilley 91 days ago

Ffion captivates her tour group with razor-sharp wit and charisma - (almost) no need to rely on tired Welsh gags! National identity, pride, labour rights and the instinct of self-preservation are all laid bare in the threatening face of rampant capitalism.

Charming, hilarious and unstoppably frenetic, The Wrong Ffion Jones will not only entertain but edify too. See it, right now!

Kathryn Wright 91 days ago

Go see this show with all haste!

I saw it at the Vaults in London and it was just as funny the second time around in Edinburgh. It's funny, touching, and a little bit crazy. All the things needed for an hour well spent!

Colin Darra 94 days ago

Brilliant, thoroughly enjoyable hour of good quality comedy theatre. (The right) Ffion Jones has written a great play which manages to make you think, laugh and cry, but mostly laugh.


I loved it when I saw it earlier this year in London, and loved it again today. Really, it is very good and Ffion truly shines.

Andrew Wallis 98 days ago

Being married to a Welsh girl, much of the sentiment and phrasing meant a lot to me. Very witty and utterly charming. A lot of work and rehearsal has gone into this so go and see it.

Andy Marsh 99 days ago

Really enjoyed this. Seems a bit quirky and offbeat, but the craft and quality of the writing are top notch.


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Within Her Words (4/5 stars) 76 days ago

Absurd and brilliant, Ffion Jones has honed in on her knowledge of her homeland and created this bleak, futuristic world. A clever observation on the capitalist market, Jones brings humour to the dark realties of our world to the stage.

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An Organised Mess 80 days ago

The Wrong Ffion Jones cleverly explores the stereotypes which come with a country’s identity, owning those which are there as strengths. The charm, wit and pace which underpins this performance creates a memorable performance

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Daily Business Magazine (4/5 stars) 87 days ago

The story is a bit lightweight in spite of a mixture of amusing observations and accurate political commentary. What lifts it above many other one-person plays is the performance of Ffion Jones, playing a version of herself alongside a host of characters who rise above being stereotypes and come together to create a village that is feisty but frustrated, resistant but resigned to the reduction of history to a tourist attraction.

The Wrong Ffion Jones serves as a great showcase for the real Ffion Jones and sets her up as someone to watch out for

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