New drama will be part of celebrations
A NEW drama will have its premiere at The Coliseum Theatre in Aberdare early next month,
Exodus is penned by Cardiffbased writer, director and producer Rachel Boulton and will head out on tour across Wales.
The premiere will form part of celebrations marking the 80th birthday of the beautiful theatre, which still boasts an authentic 1930s art-deco style.
Angela Gould of RCT Theatres called Exodus “an integral part of our 80th birthday celebrations”.
Set in South Wales, on the eve of the closure of the last factory left in town, Exodus sees four friends hatch a pie in the sky plan to build a plane and escape the daily grind of their lives.
Boulton describes the drama as a “tragic comedy”, hopeful that Welsh communities will enjoy it.
The Welsh theatre company Motherlode is set to present the drama in a co-production with RCT Theatres.
After the success of its first production, The Good Earth, said by The Stage to give “a voice to the voiceless” in 2016, Motherlode have become known for producing vibrant theatre inspired by real-life stories.
Aberdare’s Coliseum Theatre will open its doors for Exodus on Friday, October 5, for two nights.
Tickets are on sale now for the Aberdare date at rct-theatres.co.uk or by calling 03000 040 444.