“I was doing something nobody had done before, and if you’re the first to do something, you have to be prepared to take the sh*t for it.”
About the show
19 February - 20 June 2015 / Wales
CROUCH, TOUCH, PAUSE, ENGAGE
National Theatre Wales, Out of Joint & Arcola Theatre with Sherman Cymru
Written by Robin Soans
Directed by Max Stafford-Clark
On the eve of one of the most important games of his career, Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas received a warning: The Sun newspaper was going to “out” him as gay.
This is the story of two Welsh names bruised, but not beaten, by media speculation; Gareth “Alfie” Thomas, 100 caps for Wales, once its captain, now the world’s most prominent gay sportsman; and his hometown, Bridgend.
Working with Alfie himself, and young people in Bridgend, two of the UK’s most exciting theatre companies – National Theatre Wales and Out of Joint – teamed up to tell a great Welsh story about sport, politics, secrets, life and learning to be yourself.