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About the show
August 2010 / Brecon Beacons
By AESCHYLUS. In a new version by KAITE O’REILLY
In August 2010, National Theatre Wales took one of Europe’s first recorded plays to the heart of the Brecon Beacons. In a collaboration between director Mike Pearson and artist Mike Brookes, and with a new version of the text from writer Kaite O’Reilly, National Theatre Wales’ sixth production brought Greek tragedy onto the modern-day stage.
Set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, The Persians took audiences onto a mock German village rarely seen by the public. The Ministry of Defence allowed us access to a unique part of their facility, of which the German village was its centre point. Audiences were thrust into the elements to experience a once in a lifetime, multimedia retelling of a lost battle and its aftermath.
Production sponsors: Windpower Wales, Brecon Carreg