Sun 1 May 6pm & 8pm
Caitlin was the wife of poet Dylan Thomas. Twenty years after he died, she started going to Alcoholics Anonymous…
In a circle of chairs the audience sits at the heart of a physical and powerful duet with Caitlin and Dylan, witnessing her account of a tempestuous relationship fuelled by love, addiction, jealousy and infidelity.
Winner of Best Dance Production – Wales Theatre Awards 2015
In her autobiography Caitlin recounts: “Ours was not a love story proper. It was more of a drink story. In those long-ago … absolutely unpardonable days, our primary aim was to get ourselves noticed at any cost … We knew it is much easier and quicker to get oneself noticed in a bad light.”
This compelling theatre piece sees Caitlin and Dylan drink, fight, love and leave each other. The unoccupied chairs come into their own as the significant objects of their lives: a baby’s crib, a highchair, a straightjacket and Dylan’s deathbed. The duelling duo find themselves on all fours, flat on their backs, buried under a tottering pile of folding chairs and manuscripts and perhaps most disturbingly, him staggering around with her wrapped about his head.
CAITLIN was commissioned by the National Library of Wales as part of the 2014 centenary celebration of Dylan Thomas’ birth.
Age guidance: 14 years+