The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People
Thu 01 Jan 1970
16+ | Running time: 60 mins
£7 or 3 shows for £15
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In Treherbert rugby club, amongst the fag smoke and the singing, Rhys parents fell in love.
Rhys has never fallen in love, but he thinks its a nice thing to do because thats what his Mam said. Its all in her diary. Rhys has read it all.
In 1977, while listening to David Cassidy in a bedroom decorated with Jackie posters, Rhyss Mam wrote about a first date, a first kiss and a first weekend away. This diary is Rhyss history from a small town in the Rhondda Valley.
The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People is an all-singing, all-dancing re-enactment of what Rhyss Mam wrote down 40 years ago. This frenzied one-man cabaret mixes stand-up, dance and good old-fashioned singalong to breathe life into his Mams stories, and bring Treherbert rugby club back to life.
This show about valley life celebrates the best bits of being part of small, claustrophobic, meddling, loving, nosey community in South Wales. Rhys catapults his audience back to the hot summer of 1977 where everyone was wearing polyester and dancing to Donna Summer. This show transports you to a time and place where Rhys isnt from, and neither are you, so its kinda a fairytale, but set in a rugby club.
‘Slade-Jones style is nearly impossible to pin down. Its a deconstructed drag show, drawing on Vaudeville, autobiographical theatre and stand-up comedy. It is energetic, bold, with a high physical energy.’