Dafydd writes for the third series of Crackanory….. Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? These are 21st Century bedtime stories for the big kids in all of us… So make yourself comfortable and prepare to laugh and be entranced by a dose of Crackanory. Each episode contains two 15 minute tales – intercut with live action and occasionally animation – and is narrated by a well- known face from the world of film and television. They are a master class in storytelling and combine some of the UK’s best comedy writers and performers. Dafydd’s story ‘Abattnoir’…


YuriCymraeg Yuri By Fabrice Melquiot Adapted by Dafydd James Directed by Mathilde Lopez October 8th-17th, Chapter Arts Centre, 2015   ‘A surreal night of deranged fun not to be missed.’ Arts Scene in Wales ‘This is comedy at its most entertainingly confusing.’ British Theatre Guide ‘The closest to jazz I’ve experienced in Welsh theatre…Dafydd James’ dazzling adaptation.’ Lowri Haf Cooke   Patrick and Adele can’t have children. And then Yuri appears. But who is Yuri? Why is he here? Is he dangerous? Is he Russian? This is a play about infertility, scrabble, supermarkets, sex, the strangeness of our world and the stranger in your living room. It’s also about love.…

NTW’S Mother Courage and Sue at Machynlleth Comedy Festival.

Dafydd is currently working in Merthyr on National Theatre Wales’ production of Mother Courage And Her Children by Bertolt Brecht. Dafydd is composer and musical director on the production and has also translated the lyrics with Ed Thomas. Tickets are now on sale and performances will be May 7-22.

Sue will also be appearing in Machynlleth Comedy Festival on May 3rd.

Come along! Sue would love to see you.


Mother Courage

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht in a translation by John Willett Revised by Ed Thomas Lyrics revised by Dafydd James and Ed Thomas Sound Production by Dan Lawrence Directed by John E McGrath Merthyr Labour Club, Merthyr Tydfil   ‘Imaginatively conceived and coherently realised – not to mention bracingly rude.’ The Independent ‘Best work of theatre of the year, so far?! Gut-wrenching, hilarious and alert. There is absolutely no excuse not to see Mother Courage in Merthyr’ The Sprout ‘It’s as though Brecht’s polemic…has sprung directly from the fabric of the very building…The tension in the room is palpable.’ The Daily Telegraph   National Theatre Wales returned to…