Following their acclaimed production of Fawlty Towers in November last year, which Wrexham.com called ‘one of the best local productions we’ve seen for many years‘, the Llangollen Twenty Club turn their talents to Tennessee Williams’ gripping portrayal of a post-depression family in crisis. This emotionally devastating portrait of hope is an American classic; a memory play that is seen to be the most touching, tender and painful of Tennessee’s works.
This show sees the Directorial debut of Natalie Evans who has previously acted with the club and also welcomes Rachel Glass onto the Twenty Club stage for the first time – and she has an intriguing Llangollen backstory.
Rachel’s paternal Grandmother, Morfydd ‘Mom’ Mathias, grew up in Carrog and lived in Llangollen – she kept a shoe shop on Chapel Street for a time – so Rachel spent many a happy summer’s day in the town, playing in ‘the Dell’ and helping at the Eisteddfod, until her family moved to Canada. After living and working in 10 countries and visiting 18 more, she has settled down in Llangollen for good; she was homesick for 37 years and finally figured out where she was homesick for last summer. She also happens to have played Laura Wingfield in a high school workshop of ‘The Glass Menagerie’, so playing the mother character now makes her feel old!
Performances will take place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March at 7.30pm at Llangollen Town Hall. Admission £6, Concessions £5.