Pontardawe Arts Centre


By Emily Hinshelwood

Director Louise Osborn

Design Becky Davies

How do you know when you have crossed the line?

​Mick Evans has a problem. Well, a few problems really.

His childhood imaginary friend, Cavelle, has become an inner voice that torments him at every turn.

If that wasn’t enough, his professional life is in tatters as a result of his attachment to Stewart, an unruly pupil. The system doesn’t suit people like Mick, people who don’t conform, people who don’t toe the line… people like Stewart Skinner.

But how did it get this bad? And how do you get back when you have hit rock bottom?

Cracked is a moving, thought-provoking play about vulnerability, mental well-being and the universal need for love.

Features adult themes/strong language. Suitable for age 14+

Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery

Tour Dates:


5 Park & Dare Theatre Treorchy   03000 040 444 rct-theatres.co.uk

6 Ffwrnes, Llanelli 0345 226 3510 theatrausirgar.co.uk

9 Ucheldre Centre Anglesey 01407 763 361 ucheldre.org  Audio Described Performance

12 Blackwood Miners’ Institute  01495 227 206 blackwoodminersinstitute.com

13 SPAN Arts, Merlin Theatre, Haverfordwest  01834 869323 span-arts.org.uk

15 Pontardawe Arts Centre 01792 863722 pontardaweartscentre.co.uk  Audio Described Performance

16 Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 029 2039 1391 rwcmd.ac.uk  Audio Described Performance


Performances start at 7.30pm except: SPAN: 8pm  Pontardawe: 1pm & 7.30pm

​Touch Tours available at every venue except SPAN. Touch tours start at 6.30pm

Workshops throughout the tour. Please contact your local venue for details.

Light, Ladd and Emberton


CaitlinDance performance – Wales Tour

Monday 27th March – Tuesday 28th  Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Sunday 2nd April – Laugharne, Millennium Memorial Hall
Wednesday 5th April – Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog
Saturday 8th April – Harlech, Theatr Ardudwy
Tuesday 11th April – Saturday 15th Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre
Friday 21st April – Llanelli, Ffwrnes
Sunday 23rd April – Llandrindod Wells, Dawns Powys Dance
Tuesday 25th April – Barry, Memo
Friday 28th April –  Saturday 29th Caernarfon, Galeri
Thursday 4th May – Swansea, Taliesin

Caitlin was the wife of poet Dylan Thomas. At the start of the 70s, twenty years after he died, she started going to Alcoholics Anonymous. In a circle of 20 chairs, set out for an AA meeting Caitlin makes a determined effort to deal with her tempestuous past. The audience of just 16-20 sits with Caitlin in the circle as she revisits her life with Dylan. The unoccupied chairs become part of the action in this physical and powerful duet. The audience are placed at the heart of action and are witness to Caitlin’s recounting of a relationship that was fuelled by love, addiction, jealousy and infidelity. The work is brutal and tender, physically powerful and at times grotesque.

Directed by Deborah Light. Devised with and performed by Eddie Ladd and Gwyn Emberton.

For further details please go to: http://deborahlight.com/work/caitlin/