Swansea University celebrates famous Welsh politician’s birth

On the 150th anniversary of David Lloyd George’s birth Swansea University is proud to announce that a play about the famous Welsh politician, written by the playwright D.J.Britton, has been short-listed for three awards by young theatre critics.

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Richard Elfyn

The fictional one-man show, The Wizard the Goat and the Man Who Won the War, was written and directed by David Britton, a senior lecturer who leads the dramatic writing courses on the Creative Writing programme at Swansea University.

David is delighted that, what he calls ‘his small-scale show’ has been short-listed for three  English-language prizes in the very first Theatre Critics of Wales Awards. They are: Best Male Actor (Richard Elfyn), Best Production and the Writer’s Guild playwright award (D J Britton). The winners will be announced at a special event at Sherman Cymru, Cardiff, on January 26th. 

David said: “ I’m absolutely delighted that we have been nominated and short-listed for this exciting award by young people as we need to encourage our very talented youngsters to explore and participate in the exciting world of theatre.

“We're up against some excellent shows in each category, most of them bigger and more spectacular -- but to get onto three shortlists is very pleasing”.

The production, which premiered at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University before going on national tour, recently returned from Singapore where it received a standing ovation and an excellent review.