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

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.

Reviews

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

Creative Producer: Ceri James
Director: Erica Eirian
Composer: Peter Knight
Movement Director: Caroline Lamb
Designer: Holly McCarthy
Lighting Designer: Kay Haynes 
Cameraman: Peter Firth
Video Editor: Dafydd Hunt
Assistant Designer: James Horne
Costume Supervisor: Deryn Tudor
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

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.
With additional support from Curo Advisers Limited and their strategic partners.

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)