The Welsh theatre company Motherlode in co-production with RCT Theatres are back on the road with a world premiere of a uniquely Welsh story which sees them this time heading to London following an autumn Welsh tour.
Motherlode pride themselves on telling relevant new drama that is inspired by real life stories and their new production Exodus, which visits Newport Riverfront in October, is no exception.
Set in South Wales on the eve that the last factory in the town closes, four neighbours hatch a plan that is literally pie in the sky.
“Four neighbours gather in an allotment, decide to build a plane, and take off down the high street. Past the butchers, past the curry house and above the chapel in search of a life free from politics and the grind” says writer, Rachael Boulton.
“It’s a tragic comedy that I was very lucky to develop with a great team of people and I really hope communities across Wales will enjoy it.”
Rachael’s last production with her company Motherlode, The Good Earth, which was also co-produced by RCT Theatres, told the story of a Valleys community torn apart by their council and big business and its success found it performing on the New York stage with The Stage newspaper describing the work as ‘giving a voice to the voiceless’.
Rachael continues: “The play is a lot of fun but contains real stories about real people with real challenges. I think that’s why Motherlode’s work might resonate with audiences inside and outside of Wales. We were very fortunate to have a strong response when taking The Good Earth to New York and we’re delighted to have been invited to take Exodus to London in November too”.
The production, which will tour to 12 venues across Wales this October. The heart-warming drama is accompanied by a live original score by David Grubb with choreography from Emma Vickery culminating in a new adventure that makes anything seem possible.
- Exodus, comes to Newport Riverfront on Tuesday 23 October. For further information about booking tickets visit tickets.newportlive.co.uk