The third 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
11-12 July 2018 / Llandrindod Wells & 14 July 2018 / Welshpool
NHS70: THE STICK MAKER TALES
A LOVE LETTER TO THE NHS
PART OF THE NHS70 FESTIVAL
National Theatre Wales
Written by Peter Cox
Directed by Kully Thiarai
Pavilion Mid Wales, Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5EY
11-12 July 2018, 8pm
Welshpool Town Hall, Broad Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7JQ
14 July 2018, 5pm & 8pm
Shepherd Geth Roberts might be getting on in years, but he still lives alone, high in the Elan Valley above the market town of Rhayader. He is a born story-teller who has spent his whole life working his wild and windswept farm, hidden away in the timeless Cambrian Mountains beneath the awesome beauty of the Elan night skies, unpolluted by city lights.
But now Geth faces his greatest ever challenge: his sight is failing and if he can’t see then his life has no purpose – he can’t work the farm or carve the exquisite Shepherd’s Crooks for which he’s famous.
Peter Cox’s new one-man show, performed by Llion Williams, is a heart-warming and heart-breaking tribute to hill-farming communities across Wales and their strength, endurance and determination to survive, even when the odds against them seem impossible.
All performances will be captioned
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Please Note: Wheelchair spaces are unavailable to book online – please call the box office on 029 2037 1689 to book
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: Kully Thiarai
Writer: Peter Cox
Performer: Llion Williams
Set & Costume Designer: Jennifer Lee
Lighting Designer: Joe Fletcher
Sound Designer: Ben Harrison
The Stick Maker Tales – Llandrindod Wells –
Pavilion Mid Wales,
Pavilion Mid Wales has a car park on site at the venue. If using google maps, the postcode is LD1 5EY.
By Public Transport
Llandrindod train station is within a 5 minute walk of the venue. To plan your trip visit https://www.thetrainline.com/
Buses run locally between Builth Wells and to Newtown. To plan your trip visit https://bustimes.org/localities/llandrindod-wells
The Stick Maker Tales – Welshpool
Welshpool Town Hall,
Welshpool town hall is situated directly in the centre of Welshpool on the main street Broad Street.
The closest car park is Berriew Street, which is a short from the venue. If using google maps the post code is SY21 7SS.
By Public Transport
Welshpool train station is a 10 minute walk along Broad Street to the Town Hall. To plan your trip visit https://www.thetrainline.com/