Film: CAITLIN by Light Ladd & Emberton
Streaming 24th Sept till 25 October 2019.
Filmed for BBC #DancePassion in 2019. Commissioned by National Library of Wales for Dylan Thomas centenary in 2014.
Caitlin was the wife of poet Dylan Thomas. At the start of the 1970s, twenty years after he died, she started going to Alcoholics Anonymous.
In a circle of chairs, set out for an AA meeting Caitlin makes a determined effort to deal with her tempestuous past. The audience sits in the circle with Caitlin as she revisits her life with Dylan. It is a relationship fuelled by love, addiction, jealousy and infidelity. As Caitlin and Dylan drink, fight, love and leave each other the unoccupied chairs become part of the action in this physical and powerful duet.
CAITLIN has toured several times from 2014 till now, including a run at Dance Base for Edinburgh Fringe 2015, a week at Battersea Arts Centre for #ANationsTheatre, and as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017.
Caitlin Eddie Ladd
Dylan Gwyn Emberton
Direction Deborah Light
Choreography Light, Ladd & Emberton
Sound Siôn Orgon
Costumes Neil Davies
Images Warren Orchard
Producer Laura H Drane
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