Buddug James Jones Collective presents Hiraeth

Desperate to leave, Bud wrestles with the knowledge that her departure sounds the death knell for the family farm. Leaving five generations of tradition behind her as she sets out alone into the big smoke... 

With live music and Welsh cakes, award-winning lo-fi comedy Hiraeth explores the decline of Welsh tradition and identity through one woman's struggle to escape and let go. Hiraeth is a Welsh word with no direct translation. It’s a mixture of homesickness and an intense form of longing or nostalgia. 

After an interval, finish the night by dancing it away with the Hiraeth Twmpath Band! Join Buddug, David, Max and Tom for an evening of folk music from across the British Isles. Strip the Willow, dance the Ffarmers Jig, Buddug will teach you Cylch Y Cymry and polka to Gay Gordon's. Twmpath is a Welsh word literally meaning a hump or tump, once applied to the mound or village green upon which the musicians sat and played for the community to dance. It is the Welsh equivalent to a Scottish Ceilidh.

Winner of 'Best Production in the English Language' at the Wales Theatre Awards 2015. Winner of the IdeasTap Underbelly Award 2014. Tour presented by house: www.housetheatre.org.uk 

“It's a show of real charm on a universal theme that explores the things that hold us together but sometimes also tear us apart.” The Guardian

Age guide 11+

Tickets £12 available from Bridport Arts Centre: 01308 424204 / www.bridport-arts.com and Box Office Coffee. Doors and bar open from 7pm. 


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9 Barrack Street
Phone: 01308 424204

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