Two exciting nights of theatrical writing at the Dylan Thomas Centre

ROUGH DIAMONDS performances of dramatic writing by Swansea University's Creative Writing students take to the stage once more on 8 and 9 May 2013.

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From New-Age belly dancers to Scandinavian love-triangles. From mysterious strangers to the camping holiday from hell. From the pain of a disaffected schoolboy to the financial difficulties of a disabled mother. This year's Rough Diamonds shine a probing light on modern society. Sometimes comic, sometimes thoughtful and moving, these two nights of ambitious new drama are drawn from the work of students on Swansea University's prestigious Creative Writing programme.

Now in its seventh year, Rough Diamonds has developed a reputation for theatrical fireworks, giving a first professional presentation to Swansea's aspiring writers. As always, the bulk of the work on show will be extracts from new plays by the university's MA students but this year, as a special feature, the programme will also showcase three specially selected undergraduate pieces.

The performances are introduced and directed by playwright D.J.Britton, Associate Professor in Dramatic Writing at Swansea University. The works will be performed by Swansea's outstanding Fluellen Theatre Company.

Writers include: Teresa Chambers, Joe Downes, Sabiha Hussain, Jean James, Anne-Mette Lassessen, Elli Martin, Jan Newton, Benjamin Palmer, Glynn Scott, Tobin Snelling, Ricky Stevenson and James Taylor.  The undergraduate writers are Emily Vint, Harry Thurston and Hazel Monaghan.

Performances will be held on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 May 2013 at the Dylan Thomas Centre.  For further information, including details on how to purchase your ticket, go to:  http://www.dylanthomas.com/index.cfm?articleid=44227 or telephone  01792 463980.