Ad not shown


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. Running time: 1hr. Age 12+


Buddug James Jones, Max Macintosh


Author(s): Jesse Briton, Buddug James Jones, Max Mackintosh
Producer: Sarah Jane Leigh
Director: Jesse Briton


Hiraeth (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0938433954. Details of all Hiraeth archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0906953999

Archive Listings

12 Nov 14The Dragon Theatre and Barmouth Community Centre
Barmouth, Gwynedd
Performance Details => Venue archive
6 Nov 14Theatr Soar
Merthyr Tydfil, Torfaen
Performance Details => Venue archive
5 Nov 14William Aston Hall
Performance Details => Venue archive
3 Nov 14The Little Theatre
Wells, Somerset
Performance Details => Venue archive
31 Oct 14Torch Theatre
Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
30 Oct 14Arts Centre
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
Performance Details => Venue archive
26 Oct 14
27 Oct 14
Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff, Glamorgan
Performance Details => Venue archive
31 Jul 14
24 Aug 14
Underbelly at Cowgate
Performance Details => Venue archive


No UKTW or User reviews available.
Ad not shown
CORONAVIRUS: All venues in the UK were shut down on March 16, 2020, and the restrictions were finally lifted on July 19, 2021. It is important to mention that the UK Theatre Web archive listings (iUKTDb) from March 2020 to July 2021 might not be accurate due to the lack of information regarding rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Mastodon X - Twitter © Dynamic Listing Ltd, UK. 1995-2024