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National Theatre Wales
15 - 17 February 2018
Pontrhydfendigaid, Ceredigion


National Theatre Wales

Created by Mike Pearson & Mike Brookes

A series of six productions conceived, designed and directed by Pearson and Brookes, creators of some of the company’s most critically-acclaimed work to date (The PersiansCoriolan/usIliad). These multimedia works will be performed at different locations across Wales, at a variety of scales and sizes, exploring two key themes; truth and testimony. They will culminate in 2020 with the creation of a major, new, large-scale production for NTW's 10th anniversary programme.

There is a storm coming…
We live in tempestuous times: an era of climatic and environmental 
uncertainty and 
social and political upheaval. Perhaps it was always so.
But what new forms can theatre develop and adopt: to engage with and to reflect the
temper of our times?
An urgent theatre: fit for purpose, addressing and expressing our present realities
Of living in the eye of the storm


Part 1 of The Storm Cycle, created by Mike Pearson & Mike Brookes

Music: John Hardy Music

Sound Designer: Mike Beer

A poetic, cinematic reimagining of the first two books of Roman author Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

In his epic narrative, completed just before his exile in 8AD, Ovid links together “into one artistically harmonious whole, all the stories of classical mythology”. Above all, he tells of extraordinary and miraculous changes and transformations, in the nature of people and of things.

In a theatrically thrilling combinations of word, sound and unexpected occurrences, STORM.1: Nothing Remains The Same takes up two of Ovid’s early stories.

In the first part, Chaos & Creation narrated by Mike Pearson, a disordered universe is brought into harmony, and then put at risk through the faults, frailties and violent acts of successive races of humanity.

In the second, Ignition & Eclipse narrated by Aimee-Ffion Edwards, the foolhardy Pha√ęthon insists on driving his father Phoebus’s fiery chariot – the sun – to prove he’s his divine son. But his reckless exploits lead to tragedy…

Pafiliwn Bont, Bridge Street, Pontrhydfendigaid, Ceredigion SY25 6BB

15-17 February 2018, 8pm

£10 / £7.50 (Concessions)  
£5 preview (15 February) 
Hynt scheme applies to all Disabled tickets - bookable on 029 2037 1689

Age guidance: 14+

Accessible Performances
All performances are wheelchair accessible.
Audio Description option available at all performances
Please contact if you have any questions.

What to expect


This will be a seated, indoor performance, much of which will be in total darkness. However, the performance does contain an outdoor element, so please come dressed for the Welsh weather in February.

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 collect pre-booked tickets and purchase any unsold tickets (cash only).

Getting There

Though we encourage our audiences to use public transport when possible, in this case the best way by far to reach the location is by car. There is a large, free car park on site. The postcode for this car park is SY25 6BB.

(Using public transport, the T-21 bus goes from Aberystwyth to Pontrhydfendigaid, as does the T-29 from Tregaron, but it will not possible to return to Aberystwyth nor to Tregaron by bus the same night.)

There is accommodation in the village, at both the Red Lion and Black Lion hotels.

Please note 
This production is recommended for anyone aged 14+. We strongly recommend that children under the age of eight do not attend.

Dogs are strictly prohibited, apart from assistance dogs.

The running time will be approximately 75 minutes, with no interval.

Due to the nature of the performance, latecomers cannot be admitted.

The performance contains the use of pyrotechnics.

There are toilet facilities at the venue.

Please do not bring any alcohol or food to the performance. Bottled water is permitted.

Please contact if you have any questions.