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Ed Thomas is an award-winning writer for screen and theatre.
He co-created the television drama Hinterland and his plays include House of America and Gas Station Angel, which premiered at the Royal Court.
Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone and Ed Thomas will co-direct On Bear Ridge.
“One minute we had customers, the next minute there was no-one.”
In a lost village, blurred by redrawn borders, hidden under a crumb on the map, Bear Ridge Stores still stands.
After a hundred years, the family butchers and grocers - a place for odds and ends, contraband goods, and the last petrol pump for 30 miles - is now silent.
But owners John Daniel and Noni are not leaving.
They are defiantly drinking the remaining whiskey and remembering good times, when everyone was on the same side and the old language shone.
Outside in the dark, a figure is making their way towards them.
A semi-autobiographical story about the places we leave behind, the indelible marks they make on us, and the unreliable memories we hold onto.
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Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
(except 28 Oct 7pm)
Thursday - 3-30pm
Saturday - 3-30pm
Captioned: Wed 6, 13, 20 & Fri 22 Nov 7.30pm
Audio Described: Sat 23 Nov 2.30pm (Touch tour 1pm)
Relaxed Environment: Sat 16 Nov 2.30pm
Rakie Ayola - NONI
Jason Hughes - THE CAPTAIN
Rhys Ifans - JOHN DANIEL
Sion Daniel Young - IFAN WILLIAM
Author: Ed Thomas
Composer: John Hardy
Director: Ed Thomas, Vicky Featherstone
Designer: Cai Dyfan
Sound: Mike Beer
Production: National Theatre Wales and Royal Court Theatre