Time: July 5, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Caerleon Town Hall
Street: Church Street
City/Town: Caerleon, NP18 1AW
Event Type: play, performance, one-man, show
Organized By: Celf Caereon Arts Festival
Latest Activity: May 14, 2014
£10.00 + £1.00 fee if booked online
A brand new one-man play written and performed by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams.
Features music by Newport based Celtic fiddler Meg Cox.
Set in Newport docks between 1905 and 1913. A young boy from Pill, grows from boy to man. He is obsessed with Houdini and Magic. Houdini visited Wales twice in the Edwardian period sparking huge controversy with his cunning self-promotion stunts. On both occasions, run-ins with Newport police eventually lead to arrest and a court appearance in Newport. We see the eight years, book ended by Houdini’s two visits, through the young boy’s eyes. He lives through and tells of the massive industrial growth of South wales, the building of the transporter bridge, The Newport dock disaster of 1909, which killed 39 people. Growing to adulthood, measuring himself against the real working class heroes in his family, he holds on to the ultimate dream of emulating his fantasy hero, Houdini. A moving, fantastical story of the imagination and spirit of youth, versus the cynicism of adulthood in a ruthless, industrial Britain.
This show is accessible to people of all ages, particularly ten years and above. There are magic tricks and fantastical stories of monsters and Cyclopes and even an appearance by Houdini himself.
Written and performed by Daniel LLewelyn-Williams.
Directed by Joshua Richards – Edinburgh Fringe First winner and winner of Best of the Festival Award for Playing Burton and Rosebud.
‘This delightful monologue is a story-telling play full of incident and excitement and it ends with one of the simplest yet most satisfying transformations I’ve ever seen.’ Victor Hallett – Theatre Wales reviews.
Tickets are also available in person from:
Caerleon Tourist Information Office
5 High St, Caerleon NP18 1AE
Telephone : 01633 422656
The Fwrwm, High St, Caerleon NP18 1AG
Telephone : 01633 430271
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