New drama will be part of cel­e­bra­tions

Cynon Valley - - NEWS -

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.

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