Tŷ ar y Tywod
‘Tŷ ar y Tywod’ is an absurdist piece. It is a modern rendition
of the story of David and Goliath. During the battle, David loses
sight of the very principles he has been fighting to defend;
finally, he steps fully into the shoes of the tyrant he strove to
The play was written during the 1960s and had subsequently been
controversially deconstructed. Whilst some aspects of the play had
dated, I felt that there was, at its core, a persuasive text and a
strong, dramatic tale. I started editing, and worked with the
designers, Laura Hopkins and Jenny Kagan, to create a setting that
would challenge preconceived ideas.
The production focused upon the relationship which is at the
heart of the play and upon the central character’s journey. It was
an act of faith : others had chosen to deconstruct; I chose to trust
in the play.
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