Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage
“It wrenches the gut and makes the soul sing... Staggeringly moving” - The Times
Currently touring Wales and England, our acclaimed new show reaches London's Arcola Theatre in May and June.
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 Thomas, 100 caps for Wales, now the world’s most prominent gay sportsman; and his hometown, Bridgend, itself a victim of tabloid intrusion following the deaths of several young residents.
Working with Gareth himself, and young people in Bridgend, two of the UK’s most exciting theatre companies – Out of Joint and National Theatre Wales – have teamed up to tell a great story about sport, politics, secrets, life and learning to be yourself.
Written by Robin Soans
Directed by Max Stafford-Clark
Designed by Angela Davies
Lighting by Katy Morison
Sound by Dyfan Jones
Movement by Scott Graham