Time for some theatre news for you today folks, as we bring you the news that Theatr Colwyn in Colwyn Bay is having some great shows this coming February with Lady Chatterley’s Lover and a Welsh language version of the classic, Macbeth.
Lady Chatterley at Theatr Colwyn
On the 4th February, a stage version of a book which scandalised the nation upon its release will be at Theatr Colwyn in Colwyn Bay. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, adapted for the stage by Blue Orange Theatre, follows Connie Reid, a cultured, independent thinker who marries the emotionally distant Sir Clifford Chatterley. Connie turns to the bed of the lowborn gamekeeper Mellors and experiences true passion and genuine intimacy for the first time. This however begins to lead to a dramatic love triangle and public scandal.
When the full book of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by DH Lawrence, was published in the UK in the 1960s, it caused a huge scandal because of the frank description of sex. This scandal ended with the publisher, Penguin Books, in court charged with obscenity.
D.H. Lawrence. 'A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.'
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No one aged under 18 will be allowed in to watch the performance of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, as the show contains full frontal nudity and scenes of an explicit sexual nature.
Macbeth at Theatr Colwyn
On the 14th February, a LIVE performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’, performed in Welsh, will be shown at Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay.
The production, a new Welsh translation by the late Gwyn Thomas, will be performed at Caerphilly Castle by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in partnership with Cadw and with support from Chapter, Cardiff.
A version with English subtitles will be shown at Theatr Colwyn on February 28.
Cast includes Richard Lynch (Pobol y Cwm, Hinterland) as Macbeth and Ffion Dafis (Byw Celwydd, Rownd a Rownd) as his merciless wife. The director is Arwel Gruffydd. Macbeth is The King of Scotland’s brightest warrior. But supernatural beings have predicted for Macbeth a far greater honour. When his merciless wife is captivated by the promise of infinite power, fuelling her husband’s fiendish ambition, he is doomed, and their devilish plans turn to a bloody massacre.
Macbeth has a 12a certificate and tickets are £10. Tickets for Lady Chatterley’s Lover are available from www.theatrcolwyn.co.uk | 01492 577888.
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