This summer we’ll be touring a brand-new production to theatres all over Wales, and now we know which actors will be part of this adventure!
Jemima, by Jeremy Turner, is a new play full of song, history and mischief for children aged 7+ about one of the most important women in Welsh history – Jemima Nicholas. Arad Goch is known for its touring stage productions for young audiences that draw on Welsh history, legends and characters – productions such as Guto Nyth Brân, Twm Siôn Cati and Beca. Next, we’ll be putting the spotlight on the legend from Pembrokeshire – the woman who forced twelve French soldiers to surrender during the 1797 Battle of Fishguard armed with only her pitchfork!
Jemima will be touring to 19 theatres all over Wales between May 23rd and July 8th a great opportunity for a school trip to the theatre, or an outing for the family! The tour – which starts in Aberystwyth Arts Centre and finishes in the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff – will be heading to Theatr Gwaun in Pembrokeshire, the county where Jemima’s story took place.
The cast is full of new faces, with Nia Elin Rees, Leigh Alexandra and Catrin Mai Edwards performing with Arad Goch for the first time. Gwern Phillips and Niamh Moulton, two actors who have performed in recent Arad Goch productions, complete the line-up; Gwern is currently on tour with Arad Goch, in Where the Leaves Blow and Niamh was in the cast of Inside Outside.
Leigh Alexandra, from Pontarddulais will be playing the role of Jemima herself.
“I’m very excited to start rehearsals and to play the part of Jemima and find out more about her story. It’s a special feeling knowing I’ll be working with such a great cast under Jeremy Turner’s direction, and that we’ll be touring to so many magnificent theatres all over Wales, what an honour!” – Leigh Alexandra.
To book tickets, contact the theatres directly (Apart from performances at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. For Aberystwyth tickets, contact Arad Goch) and keep an eye on our socials and the Arad Goch website www.aradgoch.cymru.