‘West’ is the brand-new play from the award-winning writer of ‘Grav’ and ‘The Wood’. Starring Gareth John Bale and Gwenllian Higginson, the play explores the lives of two Welsh people who fall in love and decide to leave Wales in order to build a new life in the New World.
It details the hardships and adventures they faced, focusing primarily on the theme of immigration. The play is written in a lyrical, poetic style and presented using minimal set and a physicalised performance style. It is directed by Gareth John Bale, the hugely successful Welsh actor and director whose credits include ‘Grav’ and ‘Nye and Jennie’ and introduces Gwenllian Higginson, best known to Welsh theatre audiences for ‘Miss Julie’, ‘Exodus’ and ‘Merched Caerdydd’.
‘West’ was commissioned by the North American Festival of Wales and received its first public performance in the Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday 30th August 2019. The first American performances received standing ovations from an enthusiastic American audience.