By Light/Ladd/Emberton. Commissioned by National Library of Wales.

A Light/Ladd/Emberton production Commissioned by National Library of Wales for DT100

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.

Caitlin premiered at the National Library of Wales in July 2014 as part of DT100. It toured village halls and arts centres in Wales, UK and Internationally between 2014-2019 including A Nations theatre’ at BAC 2017, British Council Showcase and Wales Dance Strand at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 & Edinburgh Fringe 2015. British Council tour to India as part of Wales in Calcutta 2019. Filmed for BBC Dance Passion 2019.

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