The first of five new, solo shows by five writers, performed the length and breadth of Wales. These monologues will be intimate, heartfelt love letters to an institution with which all of us have had – or will have – a relationship, at some stage of our lives.
About the Show
4-5 July 2018 / Aberaeron & 7 July 2018 / Haverfordwest
NHS70: COTTON FINGERS
A LOVE LETTER TO THE NHS
PART OF THE NHS70 FESTIVAL
National Theatre Wales
Written by Rachel Trezise
Directed by Julia Thomas
Aberaeron Memorial Hall, South Road, Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA46 0DP
4-5 July 2018, 8pm
Merlin Theatre, Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1SZ
7 July 2018, 5pm & 8pm
Aoife is a young woman growing up on a West Belfast estate, figuring out what she wants from the world, but first, she has a big decision to make. About her body and about her future and whether she makes a trip to Wales…
Smart and funny, Aoife knows there’s more out there for her. She just doesn’t know what it is yet.
Cotton Fingers is a coming of age story about cycles of secrecy and the power young women hold over their futures.
Please Note: Wheelchair spaces are unavailable to book online – please call the box office on 029 2037 1689 to book
All performances will be captioned
Age guidance: 14+
NHS Employees Ticket Offer
As NTW’s small way of saying ‘thank you’ to all NHS staff, we’re offering you the chance to buy £10 concession rate tickets for the following shows: Cotton Fingers, Peggy’s Song, The Stick Maker Tales, For All I Care, Come Back Tomorrow and As Long As The Heart Beats.
To take advantage of the offer
Online – book tickets as normal, selecting the ‘NHS offer’ option
By phone or in person – quote ‘NHS Offer’ when booking
Then simply bring your NHS Staff ID card or similar with you to the performance.
Please note offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Click here to book online, or call the box office on 029 2037 1689.
On performance days, there will be a box office located at the venue. This will open approximately 45 minutes prior to the performance start time, so you can purchase any unsold tickets (cash only).
Director Julia Thomas
Writer Rachel Trezise
Performer Louisa Harland
Set & Costume Designer Jennifer Lee
Lighting Designer Joe Fletcher
Composer and Sound Designer Tasha Taylor Johnson
Cotton Fingers – Aberaeron Memorial Hall
Aberaeron Memorial Hall
There is limited parking at the Memorial Hall, which you can find using google maps and the postcode – SA46 0DP
Additional parking is available in the centre of Aberaeron, at the Pwllcam car park (SA46 0AS), which is clearly signposted. The venue is a 10 minute walk from there.
By Public Transport
Aberaeron can be reached by bus on the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth route on the Traws Cymru T1 – see the Traws Cymru website for more info and schedules http://www.trawscymru.info/t1/
The nearest train station is Aberystwyth and you can then catch the T5 bus connection to Aberaeron
The closest taxi service is MTL cars based in Aberaeron – 07540 367004
Cotton Fingers – Merlin Theatre Haverfordwest
The Merlin Theatre is part of Pembrokeshire College, which has parking on site. If using google maps, the postcode is SA61 1SZ
By Public Transport
You can reach Haverfordwest by train via Swansea. For up to date train times and to plan your journey, please visit – thetrainline.com
Please note however that the venue is a 40 minute walk from the station, so you may wish to book a taxi. Local taxi services include Matt’s Cabs (07512 209960) and Preseli Taxis Haverfordwest (01437 764050)