National Theatre Wales, Out of Joint & Arcola Theatre

Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage (at Bridgend College)


26 & 28 March, 7.30pm
Matinee: 28 March, 1.30pm


Concessions: £10
Schools: £6

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Written by Robin Soans
Directed by Max Stafford-Clark
Stalls and balcony seating
No wheelchair access on balcony

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"I was doing something nobody had done before, and if you’re the first to do something, you have to be prepared to take the sh*t for it."

On the eve of one of the most important games of his career, Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas received a warning: The Sun newspaper was going to "out" him as gay.

This is the story of two Welsh names bruised, but not beaten, by media speculation; Gareth "Alfie" Thomas, 100 caps for Wales, once its captain, now the world’s most prominent gay sportsman; and his hometown, Bridgend.

Working with Alfie himself, and young people in Bridgend, two of the UK's most exciting theatre companies - National Theatre Wales and Out of Joint - have teamed up to tell a great Welsh story about sport, politics, secrets, life and learning to be yourself.

Show Times

Thursday, 26 March 7.30pm
Saturday, 28 March 1.30pm & 7.30pm


**** The Western Mail

" uplifting story of hope and there is an over-riding message about the importance of being true to yourself.” ***** The Public Reviews

"This may be a moving story with some real dark times, but it is told with a wonderful and realistic sense of humour." ***** The Times

Cast & Team

Written by Robin Soans

Directed by Max Stafford-Clark

Cast Patrick Brennan, Katie Elin-Salt, Daniel Hawksford, Lauren Roberts, Rhys ap William, Bethan Witcomb

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