During our last Patron's Reception we were privilaged to welcome award winning actor Llion Williams - the solo performer of The Stick Maker Tales - who joined Patrons in the gallery for drinks, nibbles and a Q&A session following the performance of the show on Tuesday, May 7th.
National Theatre Wales’ The Stick Maker Tales, was an evocative one man show about the unforgiving environment of a Welsh hill farm and the very human emotions of its ageing farmer. Written by Peter Cox and directed by the company’s Artistic Director, Kully Thiarai, The Stick Maker Tales, introduced audiences to a hardy and weathered mid-Wales hill farmer nearing retirement, who reflects on a lifetime’s work on the farm and his memories of life before the National Health Service came into being.
Here's what some of our patron's thought of the event:
“The Stick Makers Tales was just beautiful; moving, funny and nostalgic. Having the oppotunity to meet Llion Williams really brought the play to life and gave us a deeper understanding of what went into the performance.”
"This was one of the best pieces of theatre I have seen. There was no point at which anything felt disingenuous. Really moving & utterly captivating. I could have watched for another couple of hours!"
"We really enjoyed the performance - fantastic acting! We really appricated Llion taking the time to meet with us - while speaking with him it was clear how much he cared about the performance and how much work had gone into making the language and accents just right!."
"A fantastic evening!"
We are currently working on organising our next Patrons event so watch this space!