Daniel Llewelyn Williams Returns To Newport Stage in Comedy, Horse Country

Newport actor Daniel Llewelyn Williams is to return to the Riverfront Theatre in Horse Country, a play directed by Mark Bell, known for his work on The Play That Goes Wrong and Cluedo. The presentation will be co-produced by Flying Bridge Theatre Company with Rive Productions.

Horse Country, a euphemism for the United States, is a play about, Bob and Sam, two average men, attempting to solve the problem of seals, western culture, fish, genocide and the American Dream across a table, while endlessly drinking Bourbon and searching for the elusive nine of diamonds. They appear to have been at the table for some time, perhaps forever. 

This comedy uses Beckett in a Vaudeville-esque, absurdist love affair with words and meaning. A hilariously provocative take on early 21st Century American culture, tHorse Country is a piece on behaviour, values and beliefs.

“It was such a thrill to get back on the stage in front of an audience last year, following a long time in lockdown,” says Daniel Llewelyn Williams. “Sadly, theatres have found themselves in a similar position with Christmas seasons being cut short because of COVID again in December. We chose this piece because it has a lot of humour with a high tempo and will offer audiences a night out which will get them thinking and laughing after too long of being sat at home in front of the TV”.

Director Mark Bell continues: “It’s such a great time to do a piece like this. Where we are, politically, people are starting to ask questions, trying to make sense of a changing world. 

“In the play, Bob and Sam attempt to put the world to rights at breakneck speed in the best way that two clowns, stuck in a perpetual time loop can. We’ve been having a lot of fun in the rehearsal room with actors Daniel Llewelyn-Williams and Michael Edwards and we really can’t wait to put the show in front of an audience again”.

  • Horse Country plays The Riverfront, Newport for one-night only on Thursday March 31st at 8pm. This date has been rescheduled from the previously announced March 17th. Tickets can be purchased at www.newportlive.co.uk or by calling 01633 656757.

Published by Thomas Howells

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