Y mae’ Cama’rDdrama yn rhan o brosiect blynyddol ledled Aberystwyth i ganfod a chefnogi awduron sy’n awyddus i sgriptio gwaith ar gyfer y theatr ac ar gyfer perfformiad. Anoga awduron i gyrchu ysbrydoliaeth yn rhai o ofodau mwyaf diddorol Aberystwyth gan gynnwys y Llyfrgell Genedlaethol. Bydd y noswaith hon yn cyflwyno detholiad o waith gan awduron rydym yn gefnogi i ysgrifennu drama lawn newydd.
“I’ve set myself a number of challenges in this play to do the exact opposite of what I did with Just Things – it’s a comedy, with an ensemble cast of women, and it’s driven by action and plot and character. In many ways it’s about what all my plays are about – the importance of friendship triumphing – or not over restriction and impediment. And it’s about integrity, being true to your own strengths. It’s based…at multiple abstractions…on a true story…or two. The Lie Censor is trying to close down the Cage aux Follies. They disguise themselves as a circus troupe – the Cabaret Sauvignon, with hopefully amusing consequences.” Catrin Fflur Huws
‘No More White Feathers’ is set just after WW1, inspired by first-hand accounts of how White Feather girls targeted any man not in uniform, shaming them to enlist. In the play, a young soldier returns to his home town looking for the girl who gave him a white feather. Thoughts of revenge kept him alive in the trenches but will he go through with it?
‘No More White Feathers’ is written by Rebecca Pyne who volunteers with the ‘Aberystwyth at War 1914-19’ project, researching local stories in Ceredigion Archives and the National Library of Wales. On a more personal level, the play commemorates a relative who did not come back: Private Francis Joseph Curtis, 17th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment, died 10th December 1916, aged 26.
Although new to scriptwriting Rebecca is prolific in the horror, fantasy, Gothic and historical genres, with at least sixty short stories published in magazines including Aurora Wolf, Mad Scientist Journal, Hungur, Phantaxis, Bards and Sages Quarterly, Neo-Opsis and Bête Noire. Four novels [Johnny Onions and the Vampire Queen; Johnny Onions and the Evil Laverbread; Sword of the Horse Chieftain; Wulfwaru and the Hag Child] are available on Amazon in paperback and e-book format.
Brickell Avenue written by Roger Boyle, directed by Caroline Clark and performed by Denise Williams, Katerina Williams, Tom O’Malley and Huldah Knox Thomas.
Coincidence brings three related individuals to a stranger’s house in close succession. They tell radically different stories about the histories of each other. Which, if any, is true? The householder is caught in the crossfire … what should and shouldn’t be said to these visitors?
Brickell Avenue is written by Roger Boyle a retired professor of Computer Science who has written a number of pieces for Scriptography and Playpen. Brickell Avenue is his second full length play.
Tickets Tocynnau £6