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Gwym Emberton



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Dyan Thomas and wife Caitlin explore their inner anti-hero in this intimate dance production. The year is 1973. Within a circle of chairs, 60-year-old Caitlin Thomas is confronting head on her drink-addled and destructive marriage to the poet Dylan. Twenty audience members sit open-mouthed in this uncomfortable but compulsive AA meeting as tumultuous scenes from a 16 year relationship fuelled by love, addiction, jealousy and infidelity begin to flood out of her. Hello my name is Caitlin and Im an alcoholic, she introduces herself. A woman of few words  her husband had all the words  she nevertheless continues: My husband was a very famous poet. I was going to be a very famous dancer. We were supposed to be equal but it wasnt like that. As Caitlin and Dylan drink, fight, love and leave each other, the unoccupied chairs come into their own as the significant objects of their lives: a babys crib, a highchair, a straightjacket and Dylans deathbed. The duelling duo find themselves on all fours, flat on their backs, buried under a tottering pile of folding chairs and manuscripts and perhaps most disturbingly, him staggering around with her wrapped about his head. But which partner is predator and which is prey? The dischordant soundtrack (empty, eerie, tolling bells, lots of screeching feedback) is written by experimental Welsh musician Thighpaulsandra and live manipulated by Sion Orgon. Caitlin and Dylan are a prototype Sid and Nancy  or Kurt and Courtney. Two creative people bound together by love and addiction, living out their chaotic private lives for all to see. Both switch seamlessly between self-obsessive introversion and manic exhibitionism. Writing in her 1982 autobiography, Caitlin recounts: Ours was not a love story proper. It was more of a drink story.

Devised with and performed by Eddie Ladd and Gwyn Emberton

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