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Hiraeth archiveIn the summer of 1989, a farmer's wife gave birth to a baby girl. In this moment Buddug James Jones became heir to her family's three hundred year old farming dynasty. Now as a modern young woman, Bud is desperate to change her destiny. Leaving five generations of tradition behind, she sets out alone into the big smoke encountering men, heartbreak, drama and hilarity along the way accompanied by live music and Welsh cakes. Hiraeth is a Welsh word with no direct English translation; it is a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness and desire - a pride you feel for your roots and a sadness for the loss of a way of life. The show rejoices in this universal emotion with which everyone can empathise even as Bud wrestles with the knowledge that her departure marks a time of change and sounds the death knell for the family farm. Through one woman's struggle to escape and let go, Hiraeth explores the decline of Welsh identity and tradition.

Cast/Performers

Buddug James Jones, Max Mackintosh, David Grubb

Creatives/Company

Author(s): Jesse Briton, Buddug James Jones, Max Mackintosh
Producer: Sarah Jane Leigh
Lighting: Seth Rook Williams
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Hiraeth

Hiraeth (Play) production archive for QTIX code T425051489. Details of all Hiraeth archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0906953999

Archive Listings

6 Jun 15Sherman Theatre
Cardiff
Glamorgan
29 May 15Hafren (formerly Theatre Hafren)
Newtown
Powys
21 May 15
to
23 May 15
General
Brighton
East Sussex
27 Apr 15The Bike Shed Theatre
Exeter
Devon
18 Mar 15
to
21 Mar 15
Soho Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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