About the show
August 2011 / At Edinburgh Festival
THE DARK PHILOSOPHERS TOUR
Based on the works of Gwyn Thomas
A co-production with TOLD BY AN IDIOT
In August 2011, National Theatre Wales and Told by an Idiot revived The Dark Philosophers, one of National Theatre Wales’ inaugural year shows, venturing outside of Wales for the very first time.
Inspired by the dark comedic style of Gwyn Thomas, this adaptation brought out the bleak, wild humour in tales laced with sex, murder and Thomas’ devastating Valleys wit. Fist fights, murderous plots, raucous nights out, and something lurking in the cabbage patch, all strung together by the backdrop of Angela Davies’ design.
The show won critical acclaim during the sell-out festival run.