National Theatre Wales and Royal Court Theatre

On Bear Ridge


20 Sept - 5 Oct 2019

24 Sept

3 & 5 Oct


£20 (Previews £15)
Concessions £2 off
Under 25 half price

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World Premiere

Main House
Performed in English

Contains strong language, scenes of an adult nature, loud noises & gun shots

Running time: Approx. 95m (no interval)

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“One minute we had customers, the next minute there was no-one.”

In a lost village, blurred by redrawn borders, hidden under a crumb on the map, Bear Ridge Stores still stands. After a hundred years, the family butchers and grocers - a place for odds and ends, contraband goods, and the last petrol pump for 30 miles - is now silent. But owners John Daniel and Noni are going nowhere. They are defiantly drinking the remaining whiskey and remembering good times, when everyone was on the same side and the old language shone. Outside in the dark, a figure is making their way towards them...

One of Wales’ most celebrated writers, Ed Thomas (co-creator of Hinterland) makes a momentous return to the stage with this semi-autobiographical story about the places we leave behind, the indelible marks they make on us, and the unreliable memories we hold onto.


Show Times

Friday 20 September 7.30pm Preview
Saturday 21 September 7.30pm Preview
Monday 23 September 7.30pm Preview
Tuesday 24 September 7.00pm  
Wednesday 25 September 7.30pm  
Thursday 26 September 7.30pm  
Friday 27 September 7.30pm  
Saturday 28 September 7.30pm  
Monday 30 September 7.30pm Closed Captions
Tuesday 1 October 7.30pm Closed Captions
Wednesday 2 October 7.30pm Closed Captions
Thursday 3 October 2.00pm Closed Captions
Thursday 3 October 7.30pm Closed Captions
Friday 4 October 7.30pm Closed Captions, Audio Described, Touch Tour and BSL
Saturday 5 October 2.00pm Closed  Captions, Audio Described, Touch Tour and BSL
Saturday 5 October 7.30pm Closed Captions


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Cast & Team

Writer Ed Thomas

Co-directors Vicky Featherstone & Ed Thomas

Designer Cai Dyfan

Composer John Hardy

Sound Designer Mike Beer

Cast Rakie Ayola, Jason Hughes, Rhys Ifans & Sion Daniel Young


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