Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd in Mold, has today announced her second season at the North Wales producing house. The Spring Season runs from February to May 2017 and includes three world premières, two classic revivals, and one new adaptation.
Starting off the new season will be a new revival of David Hare’s thrilling drama Skylight (9th Feb – 4th Mar) directed by Harvey. The month of March will see the season present three new world premieres which are; Sinners Club (2 – 18 Mar), a new play with music by Welsh writer, composer and actor Lucy Rivers. Inspired by the story of the last woman to be hanged, Ruth Ellis.
Junkyard (29 Mar – 15 Apr) is a witty new musical from BAFTA Award-winning writer Jack Thorne and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Warbeck. This a co-production with Headlong, Bristol Old Vic and the Rose Theatre, Kingston and directed by Jeremy Herrin. “Set in 1979. Rick remembers what it’s like to be a teenager. So when he decides to build a junk playground in Bristol, he’s pretty sure he has the charisma to get a bunch of reluctant kids involved. He’s wrong.”
The final of the three new productions will be Scarlett (28 Mar – 15 Apr) described as an “uplifting and tender new comedy” by the award-winning writer, Colette Kane and directed by Mel Hillyard. “Forty year old Scarlett sets off from London for a weekend in Wales, in search of the perfect holiday home. A week later she’s still there, about to buy a dilapidated chapel. When her mother and daughter turn up to take her home she tells them she’s going nowhere.”
Rounding up the season will be The Importance of Being Earnest (4 – 27 May) by Oscar Wilde. directed by Richard Fitch and Harvey will round of the season by directing a new adaptation by Peter Gill of Anton Chekov’s Uncle Vanya.