12 - 19 Mar 2022

Further details

  • Space: Main House
  • Duration: 90 minutes with no interval
Important Information

Please note that Petula contains a scene of mild violence and discreet references to sex. There will be smoke and flashing lights.

An unforgettable and surreal mix of dark comedy and adventure. A visual feast about relationships, language and love. Petula will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before!

National Theatre Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and August012 are joining forces to bring you a brand-new production of Fabrice Melquiot’s extraordinary play. Directed by Mathilde Lopez with a script by Daf James that mixes Welsh, English and a little French.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH Unfortunately due to a Covid case in the company, this evening’s performance of Petula has been cancelled. This decision has been taken with the safety of audiences, artists and staff in mind. All ticketholders are in the process of being contacted. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

How the hell do you grow up when the world around you is falling apart?

Pwdin Evans is on a mission. There’s so much in this world he can no longer deal with; his ridiculous parents, step-parents, the weight of his teenage worries, gravity, all of it. So, he launches himself into space, in search of answers and his missing cousin Petula.

By Fabrice Melquiot
Adapted and Translated by Daf James
Concept and Direction by Mathilde López

All performances of Petula are fully captioned.
National Theatre Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and August012 have confirmed how the different languages in the show will be displayed:

As you look at the stage from your seat:
One of the two screens on your left will show the dialogue in English and Welsh with no translation.
Screens on both your left and right will show the dialogue in English and the Welsh dialogue translated into English.
A little of the dialogue is in French. This is captioned on both screens but not translated.

Audio Description in Welsh – 18 March
Audio Description in English – 19 March
English Audio Description accompanied by live Welsh to English audio translation of the script. Be part of this new trial for just £10 – book by calling the Box Office (029 2064 6900).


2 for 1 tickets available for Lottery players. Find out more here.

Please note that audience members are no longer required to show an NHS Covid pass to gain entry to a performance.

Please wear a mask throughout your visit.
All audience members and visitors must wear a mask (or masks) for the duration of their visit including during performances, unless you are exempt (except when eating and drinking in the auditorium). Café Bar customers are not expected to wear a mask whilst seated at a table. Find out more about the steps we are taking to keep our audiences and our staff safe.

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