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Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage
On from 20 May 2015 till 20 Jun 2015
Arcola Theatre
by Robin Soans
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £12 - £19 / (£15 concessions) - Pay What You Can Tuesdays (tickets in person from 6pm – limited and subject to availability)

About: Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

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 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.

Reviews

★★★★★
“Brilliant. It wrenches the gut and makes the soul sing… Staggeringly moving”
The Times

★★★★
“Out of Joint aims to develop ‘entertaining theatre that broadens horizons and investigates our times’. Here, it does just that”
The Observer

★★★★
“Eye-opening and heartening"
The Independent

★★★★★
“A moving story with some real dark times, told with a wonderful and realistic sense of humour... Thoroughly enjoyable for anyone"
The Public Reviews

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