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LOCAL THEATRE: Brand new stage play ‘Merthyr Stigmatist’ premiers this week!

LOCAL THEATRE: Brand new stage play ‘Merthyr Stigmatist’ premiers this week!

Image: Sherman Theatre

The Merthyr Stigmatist launches it's world premiere on Thursday 27th May 2021. 

Written by Lisa Parry, this fierce new play is an exhilarating contemporary drama and a hymn to community and the power of young people.

Synopsis: 

"Why shouldn't god send a miracle to Merthyr Tydfil?"

Is something incredible happening in Merthyr? Carys, a sixteen-year-old school student claims to have received the stigmata: Christ’s wounds from the Cross. Are her wounds a sign from God? Carys thinks so, she wants to tell the world and demands to be heard. Sian, Carys’s teacher is not so sure. Filled with doubt, Sian believes silencing Carys will keep her safe, but can she make sense of what is happening to her young pupil?

Cast and Team:

Carys: Bethan McLean

Siân: Bethan Mary-James

Writer: Lisa Parry

Director: Emma Callander

Designer: Elin Steele

Composer: Eädyth Crawford

Sound Designer: Ian Barnard

Lighting Designer: Andy Pike

Assistant Director: Carli De'La Hughes (Supported by Ashley Family Foundation)

Fight Director: Kev McCurdy

 

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