One tall, skinny Welshman with an agenda of national importance: there’s a truth behind every good story.
Jones and Davis are fighting.
There's a skeleton in the well.
There’s more to being Welsh than having the accent, isn't there?
Accompanied by a live soundscape artist creating a river of sounds in front of you, join performer Steffan Donnelly on a watery lyrical thriller as he guides you through Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrob-wllllantysiliogogogoch and into his world of slippery small-town myth-making.
Pontio’s new associate company, the award-winning Invertigo Theatre (Y Tŵr, My People), and The Conker Group’s Tara Robinson, present My Body Welsh - a vibrant, part-bilingual piece of contemporary theatre that investigates the role storytelling plays in constructing national identity.
my body welsh
by Tara Robinson & Steffan Donnelly
co-produced by Pontio, Invertigo Theatre Company & The Conker Group
A Mythstery of Skeletal Proportions
Tir-gelwch o Gyfrannau Sgerbydol
"steeped in folklore... laugh-out-loud lines...
intelligent stuff presented in a light, idiosyncratic way"
"a pearl of a night out"
"Tightly scripted... brought guffaws of laughter from the audience"
“sheer innovation…a charmingly universal tale"
Selected for Top Ten Welsh Theatre 2017
Supported by Arts Council Wales, London Welsh Centre, and Pontio.
10 Jan 2017 - Pontio, Bangor
11 Jan 2017 - Pontio, Bangor
12 Jan 2017 - Y Ganolfan, Porthmadog
13 Jan 2017 - Chapter Arts, Cardiff
14 Jan 2017 - Chapter Arts, Cardiff
24 Jan 2017 - Riverfront, Newport
25 Jan 2017 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre
26 Jan 2017 - Galeri, Caenarfon
27 Jan 2017 - Theatr Clwyd, Mold
28 Jan 2017 - Theatr Clwyd, Mold
24 Jan 2018 - International Theatre Festival In Kerala (India)
The playtext for My Body Welsh is published by Methuen, Bloomsbury. Click on the cover image above for a preview, or to buy it.
Collaborators Tara Robinson & Steffan Donnelly feature on BBC Radio Wales' The Arts Show, talking about the show and their partnership (in English
Steffan Donnelly speaks to Nia Roberts on BBC Radio Cymru about My Body Welsh (in Welsh)