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National Theatre Wales

About the Production

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