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.
Director: Kully Thiarai
Writer: Peter Cox
Performer: Llion Williams
Set & Costume Designer: Jennifer Lee
Lighting Designer: Joe Fletcher
Sound Designer: Ben Harrison