Created by Jon Tregenna, this psychedelic fusion of live music, dance and video, will take you on a riotous journey to celebrate the life of one of Wales’ most visionary radicals – Dr William Price
About the show
Newbridge Memo, Newbridge
Hail Cremation! [Cancelled]
In light of the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel all performances of Hail Cremation! The health and wellbeing of our cast, crew, staff and audiences is our central focus and in the light of current public health guidance we feel it is no longer feasible to go ahead with the run of performances.
National Theatre Wales
Newbridge Memo, Newbridge
Writer Jon Tregenna
Director Adele Thomas
Father of modern cremation
Madman just like his father
Almost totally forgotten.
Hail Cremation! is a musical odyssey through the life of cremation pioneer, Dr William Price – a complex and extraordinary Welshman.
Created by Jon Tregenna, this psychedelic fusion of live music, dance and video, will take you on a riotous journey to celebrate the life of one of Wales’ most visionary radicals.
Come with us on the strange and wonderful journey into the life of Dr William Price.
Age guidance 14+
Here’s the Hail Cremation! programme; a small way to acknowledge the brilliance of the team & the extraordinary work that went into making the show. It is painful and sad not to be able to share it with you – we hope our programme gives a flavour.
Take a look:
Set and Costume Designer
Jac Ifan Moore
Jon Tregenna created Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited with artist Marc Rees for NTW in 2014.
Jon has written two further plays – Buggerall and The Prince Of Wales. Away from the stage Jon wrote the BBC ebook, Dylan Thomas: The Road to Milk Wood; has several TV credits, including The Bench (BBC) and Cowbois Ac Injans (S4C); produced the Youtube comedy channel David Garland Jones; and records music as The Mams. Jon is from Llanelli and now lives in Laugharne.
Adele Thomas worked with NTW as Project Associate for The Passion (2011) and The Passion: One Year On (2012).
Adele is an award-winning opera and theatre director from Port Talbot. Opera includes: Berenice (Royal Opera House/International); Cosi Fan Tutte (Northern Ireland Opera). Theatre includes: The Memory of Water (Nottingham Playhouse); The Weir (ETT); Eyam, The Oreseia, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Thomas Tallis (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Golden Hours (Royal Court); The Bloody Ballad (Gagglebabble); and various work for RWCMD. Adele was an RTYDS director and was Associate Director for Connections 2015/2016 (National Theatre).