A Prayer for Wings

A Prayer for Wings

London audiences have a rare chance to see Sean Mathias direct his own work


With the transfer of his award-winning play A Prayer For Wings, following its run at Volcano Theatre in Swansea in summer 2019, produced by Bill Kenwright Ltd, Swansea Grand and Alex Turner Productions. This compelling production features an all-Welsh cast, comprising of Llinos Daniel, Alis Wyn Davies and Luke Rhodri. Alarmingly relevant, Sean Mathias’ debut play explores the conflict and burden of caring responsibilities, interdependence and family, set against an individual’s hopes and dreams. A Prayer For Wings tells the story of a mother and daughter, who have no other family and live in a disused church in central Swansea. With her mother suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS), Rita has been her minder and keeper since she was ten years old. Weary of the responsibility, Rita dreams of a better life, with a wonderful man, in another country, so she sells sexual favours for cash.

Critic reviews

A young carer and her mother movingly portrayed in Sean Mathias's 1985 drama

The Arts Desk

The story is told with such honesty, it is undoubtedly a remarkable piece of theatre

Theatre Weekly

A tough watch that is justified by a skillful cast, and a shameful relevance that has sustained for over thirty years. I would recommend you to go with eyes wide open

London Box Office

Trapped by rage and a carer's burden

Evening Standard

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Wed 30 Oct - Sat 23 Nov, 3pm & 7pm


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