Woman of Flowers

The Glass Menagerie
September 12, 2002

Woman of Flowers

I’ll create mayhem in men’s dreams And sunder the foundations of your ordered world.

Woman of Flowers

WOMAN OF FLOWERS is a short but epic drama by the award-winning Welsh dramatist Siôn Eirian.

Taking his inspiration from the classic 1948 verse drama “Blodeuwedd” by Saunders Lewis, in his reimagining of the ancient Mabinogi  myth of the woman made from flowers Siôn Eirian skilfully crafted his own English language, poetic drama around Saunders Lewis’s most famous and iconic speeches to create a dark fantasy of contemporary relevance.

Theatr Pena’s resolutely modern production, the Company’s first co-production with Taliesin Arts Centre, toured Wales in spring 2018.

“An exceptional script and a performance that was beautifully staged and directed.”
Janett Morgan (Arts Scene in Wales)

“A masterpiece”
Sioned Williams (Dewi Llwyd a’r Fore Sul, Radio Cymru)

THEATR PENA | TALIESIN ARTS CENTRE Co-Production

Supported by the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales through the National Performing Arts Touring Scheme. With additional support from Curo Advisers Limited and their strategic partners.

Cast:
Blodeuwedd: Sara Gregory
Arianrhod: Betsan Llwyd
Gwydion: Eiry Thomas
Llew: Oliver Morgan-Thomas
Rhagnell: Olwen Rees
Gronw: Rhys Meredith


Writer: Siôn Eirian
Director: Erica Eirian
Composer: Peter Knight
Movement Director: Caroline Lamb
Designer: Holly McCarthy
Lighting Designer: Kay Haynes 
Video Editor: Ceri James
Cameraman: Peter Firth
Costume Supervisor: Deryn Tudor
Assistant Designer: James Horne
Assistant Designer: Jessica Jones

Production Manager: Richard Balshaw
Stage Manager: Brenda Knight
Technician and Re-Lighter: Jon Cox
Set Construction: Telgwen

Marketing Officer: Megan Merrett

Audio Describer: Alastair Sill
Captioner and Caption Operator [RWCMD]: Erika James
Caption Operator [Theatr Clwyd]: Stevie Burrows

Producer: Ceri James

October 2016 Woman of Flowers Research and Development

Theatr Pena is grateful to the following actors for their invaluable contribution to the development of the Woman of Flowers:

Kathryn Dimery
Isabella Marshall
Tom Mumford
Olwen Rees
Eiry Thomas