The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People

The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People

Frenzied solo cabaret mixing stand-up, dance and good ol’ fashioned singalong


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+

Critic reviews

Truthful, friendly, authentic.. Land of My Fathers is a tender and communal experience which definitely shouldn’t be missed

· Voice Magazine (From 2019 run)

Natural performer and adept storyteller... raw, at times aggressive, but always heartfelt

· Edinburgh Festival Mag (From 2019 run)

He’s an easy-going performer, always ready with a raised eyebrow and a knowing look

· The Stage (From 2019 run)

A highly enjoyable hour in the company of a very funny man

· British Theatre (From 2019 run)


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Date & time

Show ended
Sat 31 Jul, 2021, 7pm


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