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
National Theatre Wales
Newbridge Memo, Newbridge
23 March – 4 April 2020
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+ – Please see what to expect for more information
Closed Captioning – 1 – 4 April (all performances)
What to Expect
The show will take place at Newbridge Memo.
Running time is approximately 2 hours, including an interval.
Tickets are currently standing only. Seating will be available for those who need it, with further seated tickets released soon.
The age guidance is 14+. The show contains strong language and themes of an adult nature.
For further trigger warnings, please click here.
This production will be captioned (dates tbc), and is fully accessible to wheelchairs and those with mobility issues.
Closed Captioning available from 1 – 4 April (all performances)
Set and Costume Designer
Musical Director and Arranger
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).