Out of Joint, National Theatre Wales & Arcola Theatre, with Sherman Cymru, present

Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

Photos of rugby player Gareth Thomas, split in half, one being in a Wales rugby shirt, and the other topless both with his arms crossed.

This is the story of two Welsh names bruised, but not beaten, by media speculation: Gareth Thomas, 100 caps for Wales, now the world’s most prominent gay sportsman; and his hometown, Bridgend, itself a victim of tabloid intrusion following the deaths of several young residents.

Working with Gareth himself, and young people in Bridgend, Out of Joint and National Theatre Wales teamed up to tell a great story about sport, politics, secrets, life and learning to be yourself.

REVIEWS

“Brilliant. It wrenches the gut and makes the soul sing… Staggeringly moving”
-The Times ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Riveting… A cracking, heartfelt evening”
-Mail on Sunday ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Joyful”
-Time Out ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ORIGINAL TRAILER

AUDIENCE REACTION

CAST & CREATIVES

Cast: Rhys Ap William, Patrick Brennan, Katie Elin-Salt, Daniel Hawksford, Lauren Roberts, Bethan Witcomb

Directed by Max Stafford-Clark
Designer Angela Davies
Lighting Designer Katy Morison
Sound designer Dyfan Jones
Movement Director Scott Graham

PERFORMANCES

19 Feb – 7 March
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

10-14 March
Aberystwyth Arts Centre

17-20 March
Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda

24-25 March
The Coliseum, Aberdare

26-28 March
Bridgend College Sony Theatre, Bridgend

31 March – 4 April
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

8-11 April
Watford Palace Theatre, Watford

14-18 April
Gulbenkian Centre, University of Hull

21-25 April
Liverpool Playhouse

27 April
Felsted School, Essex

28-29 April
Stahl Theatre, Oundle School, Peterborough

30 April
The Leys School, Cambridge

1 May
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

5-9 May
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

20 May – 20 June
Arcola Theatre, London

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