Once you buy your ticket for The Merthyr Stigmatist you can watch the show at any time from 7.30pm on 27 May to midnight on 26 June. From the moment you start watching the play you will have five days to complete viewing.
If you are watching alone you may consider the use of headphones.
Please note that this play discusses adult themes, includes scenes which some audience members may find upsetting and contains strong language. If you require any further guidance or assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
“THEATRICAL MAGIC” ★★★★ The Guardian
“SEARING” ★★★★ The Stage
“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?
Lisa Parry’s fierce new play, like Carys, cries out to be heard. The Merthyr Stigmatist is an exhilarating contemporary drama and a hymn to community and the power of young people. Available to watch online, on demand from late May 2021.
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“Theatrical magic from the Valleys…Lisa Parry’s taut and stirring two-hander about faith and community in Merthyr Tydfil…Skilfully paced with direction by Emma Callander…As Carys, Bethan McLean makes a strikingly assured professional debut….Also excellent is Bethan Mary-James as Siân, bristling with nervousness and doubt….It is deeply moving” ★★★★ The Guardian
“Lisa Parry’s searing two-hander examines a community’s bruised but proud identity… Parry’s text and Emma Callander’s stripped-back direction provide a tense, taut 55 minutes.” ★★★★ The Stage
“Parry’s wonderfully humane and human play” Lyn Gardner, Stage Door
“Bethan McLean, making a striking professional debut as Carys, and Bethan Mary-James’ Siân,
are an electrifying duo… There is real theatrical talent on display” Mark Lawson, The Tablet
“…an affectionate, witty, warts and all hymn to Merthyr Tydfil and its community…” Philip Fisher, British Theatre Guide
“There’s a piercing authenticity to Lisa Parry’s The Merthyr Stigmatist, a clear-eyed and compelling dissection of where religion meets politics” Exeunt
"The Merthyr Stigmatist is suffused with a tension quite subtle in performance, yet lingering in contemplation" ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly
“… a thought-provoking and startling play, delicately performed.” The Upcoming
Cast & Team
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)
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