Award-winning Rhys Slade-Jones presents an all-singing, all-dancing re-enactment of Mam’s diary, bringing 1977 Treherbert Rugby Club back to life.
In Treherbert Rugby Club amongst the fag smoke and the singing, Rhys’s parents fell in love. Rhys has never fallen in love but heard it’s a nice thing to do because that’s what his Mam said. It’s in her diary. And Rhys has read it all.
Award-winning performance artist Rhys Slade-Jones takes their audience to the hot sweaty summer of 1977. By reading his Mam’s diary, Rhys explores the claustrophobic, nosey, loving, loud, beautiful community of the Rhondda Valley, and tells us why dancing in the same spot your parents met is pretty bloody cool. Expect great legs, a one-man pantomime horse and a good ol’ fashioned singalong.
Age Recommendation: 16+
Truthful, friendly, authentic.. Land of My Fathers is a tender and communal experience which definitely shouldn’t be missed
Natural performer and adept storyteller... raw, at times aggressive, but always heartfelt
He’s an easy-going performer, always ready with a raised eyebrow and a knowing look
A highly enjoyable hour in the company of a very funny man