Newport based theatre company, Flying Bridge Theatre have returned from a triumphant month at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and are now set to take their show, Not About Heroes, to several theatres across Wales.
The recently formed company whose previous productions include A Regular Little Houdini and Between the Crosses consists of well-known names from the Welsh Theatre scene. Tim Baker, of Theatr Clwyd historically directs the company in its latest production and Daniel Llewellyn Williams, also artistic director, stars as Siegfried Sassoon.
Not About Heroes launched its world tour with a month long run at Edinburgh, on the centenary of the meeting it depicts between celebrated WWI poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.
Stephen MacDonald’s play is set at Craiglockhart Hospital in 1917, where two poets bonded over a mutual hatred of war and love of poetry. When staged by the same director at Theatr Clwyd, the production won Best Actor at the Wales Theatre Awards for Daniel Llewelyn Williams, who reprises his role as Sassoon alongside Iestyn Arwel as Owen.
The tour is set to visit 30 venues in England and Wales this year and will commence at Blackwood Miners Institute on September 20 before visiting Monmouth Savoy on September 21, Abergavenny Borough theatre on September 21, Pontardawe Arts Centre on September 26, Newport Riverfront from September 28 to 30, Treorchy’s Park and Dare on October 3 and Swansea’s Tallesin from October 5-6.
Visit local venues websites for times and ticket details and http://www.flyingbridgetheatre.co.uk for more details about the company.