The Taliesin Arts Centre presents the staging of 'Pink Mist' – a stage adaptation of the radio play written by Swansea University’s Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers. Performances of this live production take place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th March, 7.30 pm. Owen Sheers will join us for a Q&A session following the Friday performance.
Three young Bristol lads enlist in the army, in search of a life away from their homes and dead-end jobs. Deployed to Afghanistan, what they find is a world away from what they imagined. And as they return home to their mothers, wives and girlfriends, Pink Mist portrays the harsh reality of war and its aftermath.
Initially written for BBC Radio 4, Pink Mist is adapted from Welsh novelist and poet Owen Sheers’ award-winning verse drama into a powerful contemporary production, with strong elements of movement and physical theatre. Pink Mist thrilled critics in Bristol and London in 2015 and was nominated in the Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliated Theatre category at the 2016 Olivier Awards. Nick Williams presents a Bristol Old Vic production, on tour in the UK for the first time.
‘An emotion-wrenching piece. Not to be missed.’ The Independent ****
‘John Retallack’s fluid, dream-like production physically matches the plays verve. Sends you reeling, misty-eyed, into the night’ The Telegraph
Tickets for Pink Mist are available now from the Taliesin box office on 01792 60 20 60 priced £15, £12 concession, and also online from the website at www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk.
This performance is recommended for anyone age 12 years old and over.
Notes from the writer, Owen Sheers:
‘[...]The characters of Pink Mist (with the exception of Ken) are my inventions. Many of their experiences, however, are echoes of real events experienced by those I interviewed for my research. I am incredibly grateful for the generosity with which these people, all of them still raw with aftermath, shared their thoughts and observations. I hope, in writing Pink Mist, I’ve managed to protect the authenticity of their witness, while also heightening their voices in such a way that their stories might continue to resonate long after an audience has left the theatre.’
- Thursday 16 March 2017 11.44 GMT
- Thursday 16 March 2017 11.52 GMT
- RIAH, Swansea University