National Theatre Wales

Feral Monster


Written by Bethan Marlow

Directed by Izzy Rabey



15 - 24 Feb 2024

Further details

  • Duration: Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes with no interval
  • Space: Main House
Important Information

This show contains very strong language, sexual scenes, adult themes and topics some audience members may find upsetting. Please note that there is haze and there are short periods of flashing lights which may affect those with photosensitivity. To find out more, click here.

A banging new musical about an unremarkable teenager.

Expelled from school and not even able to get a job at the chippy, Jax (she/they/whatever) is a cocky, loveable teen living with her Nan in a tiny, boring village.

When Jax meets Ffion, with her smart talk and loud looks, sparks fly. Queer teenage lust brings together this unlikely match in all its messy, clumsy and awesome glory.

Feral Monster follows Jax and her noisy, opinionated brain as they navigate love, identity, class and family.

Mashing up grime, R&B, soul, pop and rap, the soundtrack takes us from the high highs to low lows of the hormonal rollercoaster of adolescence.

Feral Monster is written by Bethan Marlow and directed by Izzy Rabey, with music by Nicola T. Chang. The cast features Lily Beau, Carys Eleri, Geraint Rhys Edwards, Rebecca Hayes, Nathaniel Leacock and Leila Navabi.

“We’re trying to tell a story that is queer, that is Welsh, that is rural.” Bethan Marlow

Audio Description and Touch Tours by Owen Pugh.

BSL interpretation by Nikki Champagnie Harris.

The performance on 22 February will be a Relaxed Performance:
• Audiences can move around, talk and vocalise as needed
• The outer doors into the foyer are open throughout the show
• The auditorium house lights are switched on during the show at a low level
• Ear defenders are available to loan for free from the Box Office team and Ushers in the auditorium
• A ‘chill out zone’ (the Camerados Public Living Room) in the foyer is available to use whenever needed.

Feral Monster is sponsored by the Principality Building Society and supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund, John Ellerman Foundation, as part of NTWs’ Dramaturg programme, and Jack Arts.

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