Dreaming the Night Field: a legend of Wales

Dreaming the Night Field: a legend of Wales
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Chester Literature Festival
Storyhouse Hunter Street
CH1 2LE Chester

Adverse Camber productions presents

Dreaming the Night Field: a legend of Wales

Embrace the Celtic passion of magic, music and myths from the Mabinogion 

Immerse yourself in glorious living landscapes and the brilliant night sky to discover a world that’s bristling with life, filled with animals, people and constellations caught between creation and destruction.

Gwydion, nephew to the King, a magician and master storyteller, provokes a war between North and South Wales and unleashes a chaos of consequences. Blodeuwedd, an intoxicatingly beautiful woman conjured from flowers, is torn between desire and duty, with fateful results. 

Honour, justice, magic and transformation collide in a story as relevant today as it ever was, where people seek to spin, manipulate and control, and nature reveals its deep power.  By turns, thrilling, funny, powerful and poetic, this spellbinding new performance vividly evokes the ancient Celtic legend of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion. 

Brought to you by Adverse Camber productions - one of the UK’s most celebrated storytelling companies, Dreaming the Night Field features one of Wales’ most engaging storytellers alongside exquisitely haunting live music. English and Welsh are artfully woven together to make these ancient voices and living landscapes come alive for a truly exhilarating performance.

“The highlight of the festival… a well-deserved standing ovation."

Wales Arts Review

“We left the theatre spellbound.”

New Welsh Review


Comments made by audience members:

“The time is right for this show!”

“You never quite know what’s going to happen next.”

“It was brilliant, magical, I loved it!”

Suitable for ages 12+