A Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Theatr Iolo production, in association with Pontio
Based on the novel ‘Pigeon’ by Alys Conran
Adapted for the stage by Bethan Marlow
Directed by Lee Lyford
A bilingual production
Pigeon is one in a million. At least that’s what his best friend Iola thinks. Brave, funny and a bit dangerous, there’s no one else she’d rather spend time with. But life is far from sweet.
Pigeon is desperate to escape the life that awaits him at home every night. Imagination, stories and words are the only ways he can survive. But one day, words are no longer enough. His walls come crashing down and life changes forever.
Set in the shadow of the north Wales slate quarries in the early ’90s, this is a gripping tale about growing up, the power of words, friendship and just how far people will go for love.
Based on the best-selling novel Pigeon by author Alys Conran, and adapted for the stage by Bethan Marlow. Welsh and English are subtly woven together, and every performance will use integrated captioning in both Welsh and English.
Age Guidance: 13+ (Contains strong language and themes of domestic violence)
27 Feb 202319:30RhagddangosiadPontio
28 Feb 202319:30RhagddangosiadPontio
01 Mar 202319:30Live performancePontio
02 Mar 202319:30Live performancePontio
03 Mar 202319:30Live performancePontio
07 Mar 202319:30Live performanceTheatr y Sherman
08 Mar 202319:30Live performanceTheatr y Sherman
09 Mar 202314:00Live performanceTheatr y Sherman
09 Mar 202319:30Live performanceTheatr y Sherman
10 Mar 202319:30Live performanceTheatr y Sherman
14 Mar 202319:30Live performanceFfwrnes, Llanelli
15 Mar 202319:30Live performanceFfwrnes, Llanelli
17 Mar 202319:30Live performanceTheatr Mwldan, Aberteifi
18 Mar 202319:30Live performanceTheatr Mwldan, Aberteifi
21 Mar 202319:30Live performanceCanolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth
22 Mar 202319:30Live performanceCanolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth
24 Mar 202319:30Live performanceGaleri, Caernarfon
25 Mar 202319:30Live performanceGaleri, Caernarfon
Pijin Owen Alun
Iola Elin Gruffydd
Cher Nia Gandhi
Gwyn/Him/Elfyn (and other ensemble characters) Carwyn Jones
Mam/Efa (and other ensemble characters) Lisa Jên Brown
Author of the novel Alys Conran
Adapted for stage Bethan Marlow
Director Lee Lyford
Set and Costume Designer Carl Davies
Video Designer Hayley Egan
Lighting Designer Ace McCarron
Sound Designer & Composer Tic Ashfield
Assistant Director Melangell Dolma
Assistant Designer Ola Klos
Movement Director Eddie Ladd
Voice Director Marged Sion
Fight Director Kev McCurdy
BSL Interpreter Cathryn McShane
To reduce our environmental impact, we made our programme digital. Click here to read!
Script Workshop – From Page to Stage
The tour may be over, but we're still offering creative workshops based on the play!
Age guide: KS4 +. We will tailor the workshop depending on age.
A great opportunity for pupils and students to explore the script and have a creative workshop with the author of the stage adaptation, Bethan Marlow. It can take place at your school/university, or at the performance venue, or online, depending on availability.
E-mail Sian.Elin@theatr.com for more information.
The tour may be over, but you can still get in touch with us to organise creative workshops based on the play!
Age guide - KS4 +. We will tailor the workshop depending on age.
Workshops with artists from the creative team including the Director, Set and Costume Designer, Light, Sound and Stage Management alongside members of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Theatr Iolo. We can also facilitate a set trip, subject to availability. This is a great opportunity to experience theatre work - from the green room to the stage. Come and get a taste of behind the scenes.
Audio Introduction for Pontio
Building navigation for Pontio
Audio Introduction for Sherman
Building navigation for Sherman