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One-off Theatrical Event

Three drama students meet in a field in Llancarfan in the Vale of Glamorgan to research and discuss a piece of theatre they have been tasked to devise. As they explore their subject, they find themselves drawn into an ancient struggle that is also their own.

Based on an episode from the 11th-Century Life of Saint Cadoc, Cadoc and the Drowned Boys is a new play by multi-award-winning playwright, Vic Mills. Drawing on research by Professor Kevin Mills of University of South Wales, and including poems from Kevin’s short collection Stations of the Boar, the play explores the art of storytelling, the nature of theatre, and the relationship between the past and the present.

‘Very impressive. Ambitious and complex exploring the nature of story-telling and the impact of myth and belief’ (Mike Winn).

‘Stunning! Incredible performances all around. This was thoroughly enjoyable on many levels… an intelligent piece of theatre’ (Clare Potter).

The production is funded by Humanities Research at the University of South Wales