Woman of Flowers by Siôn Eirian after Saunders Lewis

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

The Woman of Flowers

Theatr Pena’s first co-production with Taliesin Arts Centre is WOMAN OF FLOWERS, a specially commissioned new play by the award-winning Welsh writer Siôn Eirian.

Based on the ancient Mabinogi legend of Blodeuwedd, Siôn Eirian skilfully combines Saunders Lewis’s Welsh language verse drama of the same name with original material to create a new version of this ancient tale of love, betrayal and retribution for a 21st century audience.

Theatr Pena’s dynamic production of this strikingly poetic reimagining of the ancient myth of the woman created from wild flowers offers audiences the opportunity to experience something of the earliest prose literature of Britain, the poetry of Saunders Lewis and the craft of a contemporary Welsh dramatist.

Director: Erica Eirian
Composer: Peter Knight
Movement Director: Caroline Lamb
Designer: Holly McCarthy
Lighting Designer: Kay Haynes
Creative Producer: Ceri James

Marketing Officer: Megan Merrett

The cast of 6 has yet to be confirmed.


Running Time: Approx. 1 hours 20 minutes [no interval]

Age Suitability: 12+

Supported by the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales through the National Performing Arts Touring Scheme.

October 2016 Research and Development

Theatr Pena is grateful to the following actors for participating in the Research and Development project and for their invaluable contribution to the development of the Company’s spring 2018 production:

 Kathryn Dimery

Isabella Marshall

Tom Mumford

Olwen Rees

Eiry Thomas 

Images of Performance of Work in Progress (exploration of music, movement, projection, video, costume colours and shapes)