About Feral Monster

4 Stars

Original and smart... The hope, angst and anger will appeal to anyone who is, or has ever been, adolescent.

The Stage

A banging new musical about an unremarkable teenager.

Expelled from school and not even able to get a job at the chippy, Jax (she/they/whatever) is a cocky, loveable teen living with her Nan in a tiny, boring village.

When Jax meets Ffion, with her smart talk and loud looks, sparks fly. Queer teenage lust brings together this unlikely match in all its messy, clumsy and awesome glory.

Feral Monster follows Jax and her noisy, opinionated brain as they navigate love, identity, class and family.

Mashing up grime, R&B, soul, pop and rap, the soundtrack takes us from the high highs to low lows of the hormonal rollercoaster of adolescence.

"We're trying to tell a story that is queer, that is Welsh, that is rural." - Bethan Marlow

Feral Monster is made by an all-LGBT+ creative team. This musical is written by Bethan Marlow and directed by Izzy Rabey, with music by Nicola T. Chang.

The cast features Lily Beau, Carys Eleri, Geraint Rhys Edwards, Rebecca Hayes, Nathaniel Leacock and Leila Navabi.

4 Stars

A roaring success.

Buzz Magazine

Entertaining but also thought-provoking… with an impressive cast.

LGBTQymru

Theatre at its most challenging and best.

Ents South Wales

From the onset, you just know you’re watching something significant, important and groundbreaking.

Cardiff Mummy Says

Feral Monster is sponsored by the Principality Building Society and supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund, John Ellerman Foundation, as part of NTWs’ Dramaturg programme, Jack Arts and by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which is being administered by Cardiff Council.

Our work with young people

Additional information

Accessibility

BSL

All BSL performances are interpreted by Nikki Champagnie Harris on stage left.

Watch the BSL trailer

Audio description and touch tours

Audio described performances and touch tours are provided by Owen Pugh.

Listen to the audio described flyer for information on the show and listen to our audio introduction to hear descriptions of the characters, stage and props with accompanying images.

Touch Tours offer an opportunity for blind or partially-sighted audiences to familiarise themselves with the set, props and costumes ahead of the performance. Book in advance below.

Relaxed performance

There is a relaxed performance on 22 February.

  • Audiences can move around, talk and vocalise as needed
  • The outer doors into the foyer are open throughout the show
  • The auditorium house lights are switched on during the show at a low level
  • Ear defenders are available to loan for free from the Box Office team and Ushers in the auditorium
  • A ‘chill out zone’ (the Camerados Public Living Room) in the foyer is available to use whenever needed.

Sherman Theatre

Here’s the venue’s access information.

There will be:

  • a touch tour and audio described performance on 20 and 21 February
  • BSL interpretation on 20 and 24 February
  • a relaxed performance on 22 February.

Book a touch tour on 20 February or 21 February.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Here’s the venue’s access information.

There will be a touch tour and audio described performance on 29 February.

Book a touch tour.

Pontio, Bangor

Here’s the venue’s access information.

There will be:

  • a touch tour and audio-described performance on 6 March
  • BSL interpretation on 7 March.

Book a touch tour.

Ffwrnes, Llanelli

Here’s the venue’s access information.

There will be BSL interpretation on 13 March.

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

Here’s the venue’s access information.

Content information

Feral Monster is recommended for 14+. It contains strong language as well as:

References to: exploration of gender identity and sexuality, pornography, sex, death, self harm, childhood trauma, mental ill health, poverty and drugs.

Depictions of: alcoholism, violence, knife crime, sexual activity.

Theatrical representation of: suicide

With thanks to Ayesha Rees Khan, a counsellor who read through the script and gave advice on the content information.

Audience care

There will be gender-neutral toilets in each venue.

This show contains themes that might affect people in different ways. So, we’re hosting Camerados Public Living Rooms at each tour venue, which has been designed in collaboration with Cara Evans, Feral Monster’s Set and Costume Designer. These living rooms are welcoming spaces designed for human connection – or at the least a paned (cuppa) and a chat! We’re here for anyone who wants to chat, either about the show or just generally, to join us before and after the performance – you'll find us on the comfy sofa.

Camerados is a social movement made up of people who think being a bit more human is a good idea. Their Public Living Rooms are welcoming, no-agenda places for folks to sit down with a cuppa, have a chat, and feel more human.

Mental health support

There are many brilliant mental health services out there, including Papyrus, who we’ve consulted with on the project. PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. They believe that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide.

Production team

Company Stage Manager
Becca Moore
Deputy Stage Manager
Emily Behague
Assistant Production Manager
Mikey Pritchard
Assistant Stage Manager
Olwen Archer
Co-Sound Designer & Production Sound Engineer
Josh Bowles
Lighting Technician and Relights
James O'Neil
LX Programmer
Cara Hood
Costume Supervisor
Amy Barrett
Costume Maker / Wardrobe
Nikita Verboon
Design Assistant
Elliot Ditton
Wellbeing Coordinator
Ndidi John
BSL interpreter
Nikki Harris
Audio Describer
Owen Pugh

Choose dates and book

  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre

    Post-show talk with cast and creative team

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  • Pontio, Bangor

    Audio description and touch tour by Owen Pugh
    Pre-show Feral Fest gig
    Post-show talk with writer Bethan Marlow and Osian Gwynn, Director of Pontio

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  • Pontio, Bangor

    BSL interpretation by Nikki Champagnie Harris
    Pre and post-show Feral Fest gigs

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  • Ffwrnes, Llanelli

    BSL interpretation by Nikki Champagnie Harris
    Pre-show Feral Fest gig

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  • Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

    Pre-show Feral Fest gig

    Book now
  • Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

    Pre-show Feral Fest gig

    Book now