New dates for Cadoc and the Drowned Boys

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The play is based on research by Professor Kevin Mills

Three drama students meet in a field in Llancarfan in the Vale of Glamorgan to research and discuss a piece of theatre they have been tasked to devise. As they explore their subject, they find themselves drawn into an ancient struggle that is also their own.

Based on an episode from the 11th-Century Life of Saint Cadoc, Cadoc and the Drowned Boys is a new play by multi-award-winning playwright, Vic Mills.

Drawing on research by English Professor Kevin Mills, and including poems from Kevin’s short collection Stations of the Boar, the play explores the art of storytelling, the nature of theatre, and the relationship between the past and the present.

Performance dates

  • Tuesday 3rd September – St Cadoc’s Chuch, Cadoxton, Barry
  • Wednesday 4th September  –  St Catwg's Church, Gelligaer
  • Friday 6th September - St Cadoc's Church, Caerleon
  • Thursday 12th September - St Cadoc's Church, Glynneath
  • Friday 13th Steptember – St Cadoc’s Church, Raglan
  • Monday 16th September - University of South Wales, Treforest Campus
  • Further dates at St Cadoc's Church, Llangattock Lingoed TBC

 All performances begin at 7.30 pm.

Admission is free, but donations to respective venues would be gratefully received.

The production is funded by Humanities Research at the University of South Wales.

‘Very impressive. Ambitious and complex exploring the nature of story-telling and the impact of myth and belief’ (Mike Winn).

‘Stunning! Incredible performances all around. This was thoroughly enjoyable on many levels… an intelligent piece of theatre’ (Clare Potter).