Hysterical oracles, historical chronicles, and a question of territory.
A salmon of truth. And a drowning druid!
By Tara Robinson & Steffan Donnelly
Invertigo release their internationally-acclaimed, bilingual production online. Available from 6pm on Friday 22nd May 2020 for 2 weeks.
One tall, skinny Welshman with an agenda of national importance: there’s a truth behind every good story.
Jones and Davis are fighting.
There’s a skeleton in the well.
There’s more to being Welsh than having the accent, isn’t there?
Accompanied by a live soundscape artist creating a river of sounds in front of you, join performer Steffan Donnelly on a watery lyrical thriller as he guides you through Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and into his world of slippery small-town myth-making.
The award-winning Invertigo Theatre (Y Tŵr, My People), Pontio, and The Conker Group’s Tara Robinson, present My Body Welsh (nominated for 2 Wales Theatre Awards 2018) – a vibrant, part-bilingual piece of contemporary theatre that investigates storytelling's role in constructing national identity. Enjoyed by audiences across Wales, India, and Japan - and now, online!
What the press said:
'steeped in folklore ... laugh-out-loud lines' - Arts Scene Wales
'sheer innovation ... a charmingly universal tale' - Arts Review Wales
'a thoroughly engrossing meditation on myth and folklore' - British Theatre Guide
'tightly scripted...brought guffaws from the audience' - Daily Post ★★★★
'ingenious...myth and mystery combine to present a portrait of Wales which is humorous, ironic, and reflective' - Mumbai Theatre Guide ★★★★★