‘a rampaging musical…Startling and enjoyable and a counterblast to high art. Isn’t this what a national theatre should do?’ The Observer

‘A highly original piece of work’ The Sunday Times

‘A truly inventive, enjoyable piece of musical theatre from two of our rising starts’ The Stage

Joyously bonkers…the theatrical equivalent of Tourette Syndrome’ The Guardian

‘It deserves to be seen by the world’ Theatre in Wales

 

In 2011, Dafydd and Ben Lewis created and wrote The Village Social, National Theatre Wales’ first musical, which toured to village halls across Wales.

Dafydd also composed the music for the show.

After unfortunate recent events, the village hall will play host to a much-needed fundraising evening of fun and jollity as the winter nights draw in. enjoy music and entertainment from local talent before we welcome our main attraction – a clairvoyant who promises to put us in touch with spirits from beyond the grave.

The evening’s delights include entry into the raffle, a refreshment of your choice and a depraved orgy of blood.

Set in the fictitious village of ‘Cae Bach’, an audience was invited to participate in an evening with ‘Madam Isis’, organised by the Village Hall Committee.

Loosely inspired by Euripides’ The Bacchae, however, things do not go according to plan and soon an ancient evil is unleashed; and as the committee become possessed with spirits seeking revenge, the evening takes a turn for the worst…

Dafydd and Ben have since been re-developing the show with NTW for a larger, theatrical stage.

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2011/oct/24/bacchanalia-welsh-village-hall-theatre