By Light, Ladd and Emberton. Commissioned by National Library of Wales.

Winner of Best Dance Production – Wales Theatre Awards 2014


Caitlin was the wife of poet Dylan Thomas. At the start of the 70’s, 20 years after he died, she started going to Alcoholics Anonymous.

In a circle of chairs, set out for an AA meeting Caitlin makes a determined effort to deal with her tempestuous past. The audience sits in the circle with Caitlin as she re- visits her life with Dylan. It is a relationship fuelled by love, addiction, jealousy and infidelity. As Caitlin and Dylan drink, fight, love and leave each other the unoccupied chairs become part of the action in this physical and powerful duet.

Commissioned by National Library of Wales.
Funded by Arts Council Wales & Wales in Edinburgh funding.
Supported by Chapter, Volcano,  Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Borough Theatre Abergavenny.

CAITLIN premiered at the National Library of Wales in July 2014 and is available for touring 2015 – 18

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