The Land of My Fathers and Mothers

Rhys Slade-Jones

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.

Rhys SladeJones 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.

The Land of My Fathers and Mothers (extract) was part of PUG#5 at Tyneside Irish Centre 26 April 2018.

PUG#7 Saturday 4th May

PUG, performance cabaret night is back at GIFT Festival 2019. PUG is an evening of comedy, dance, art and all the glorious things in between. Highly political, soulful and surprising, PUG presents performances by visual artists, dancers, poets, theatre-makers and people who work across all these art forms. And there’s a cheeky disco. Hosted by… Continue Reading

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE

+44 (0) 77577 39643

info@pugnight.co.uk

Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

PUG#7 Saturday 4th May

PUG, performance cabaret night is back at GIFT Festival 2019.

PUG is an evening of comedy, dance, art and all the glorious things in between. Highly political, soulful and surprising, PUG presents performances by visual artists, dancers, poets, theatre-makers and people who work across all these art forms.

And there’s a cheeky disco.

Hosted by Hannah Walker, Rosa Postlethwaite and Jamie Cook.

Line-up to be announced!

 

When: Saturday 4th May, 7:30pm

Where: GIFT Festival, Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Central Library NE8 4LN

Tickets: PUG tickets are Pay What You Decide.
When you arrive at PUG you will be given an envelope in which you can anonymously pay an amount of your choice for your ticket. Please leave this at the front desk during or after the show.

Suitability: 18+

Content and Trigger Warning: to be confirmed. Please check two weeks before performance for details.

Please contact PUG Producer, Rosa at rosa@pugnight.co.uk if you have any questions.

Travel and Access information here.

Book tickets here.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE | +44 (0) 77577 39643 | info@pugnight.co.uk | Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

All images on PUG website by Chris Bishop www.picturesbybish.com