BEFORE I LEAVE
A brand new, musical play by Tredegar-born poet and playwright Patrick Jones. A choir of men and women with dementia find themselves clashing, and bonding, over one of the defining stories of south Wales – the 1984 miners' strike – while also struggling to keep the choir alive amidst all the challenges of today's Britain. A moving and ultimately uplifting new work featuring covers of well-known songs by artists ranging from Tom Jones to the Sex Pistols, and a new, title track by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers.
With NATIONAL THEATRE WALES & WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE
Friday 27 May – Saturday 11 June 2016
EVERYTHING MUST GO
The 1999 play was re-imagined in August 2015 with a young cast directed by Rhiannon White. It will be developed over the next year.
The rehearsal process was very intense for the 2009 play based on interviews with male victims of domestic violence. Nathan Sussex played Steve and Stacey Daly cast as Dionne.