The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People

Dates and Times

Sun 11 March at 8.30pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

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Part of Sprint 2018, CPT’s annual festival of adventurous new performance. The festival runs from Mon 5 – Sat 24 March. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets to your basket and we’ll do the rest.

Presented by Rhys Slade-Jones

In Treherbert rugby club, amongst the fag smoke and the singing, Rhys’ parents fell in love.

Rhys has never fallen in love, but he thinks it’s a nice thing to do because thats what his Mam said. It’s all in her diary. Rhys has read it all.

In 1977, while listening to David Cassidy in a bedroom decorated with Jackie posters, Rhys’s Mam wrote about a first date, a first kiss and a first weekend away. This diary is Rhys’s history from a small town in the Rhondda Valley™.

The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People is an all-singing, all-dancing re-enactment of what Rhys’s Mam wrote down 40 years ago. This frenzied one-man cabaret mixes stand-up, dance and good old-fashioned singalong to breathe life into his Mam’s stories, and bring Treherbert rugby club back to life.

This show about valley life celebrates the best bits of being part of small, claustrophobic, meddling, loving, nosey community in South Wales. Rhys catapults his audience back to the hot summer of 1977 – where everyone was wearing polyester and dancing to Donna Summer. This show transports you to a time and place where Rhys isn’t from, and neither are you, so it’s kinda a fairytale, but set in a rugby club. 

If you’d like to read more about the inspiration for the show, take a look at the blog post by Rhys Slade-Jones.


About the company

Rhys Slade-Jones is a performance maker who enjoys making art that’s fun, silly and messy and engages with issues that affect them as a Welsh, working-class queer artist. Their practice is based on their desire to be Michael Ball but with none of his God-given showmanship. 

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Image Credit: (c) Matt Austin

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