Over the last twelve years, Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre has been staging professional productions for local residents to enjoy – without the journey up to London and those West End prices!
Next month, the pop up theatre will welcome Welsh play Hiraeth to the stage, which if recent rave reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and numerous theatre-goers across the country, are to go by, is a must-see event.
Hiraeth has no direct English translation, but is thought to mean homesickness, mixed with longing and nostalgic yearning for Wales’ past and this award-winning play explores the decline of Welsh tradition and one woman’s struggle to escape and let go. The production also features live music and Welsh cakes!
“We are delighted to welcome Hiraeth to Lingfield on Sunday 28th February at 7.30pm,” Richard Holroyd from the Community Centre, said. “This was a huge success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has since been touring the UK and New Zealand. Hiraeth is about finding one’s spiritual home. It describes what true home feels like, wherever.”
“To enable our audience to fully appreciate this Welsh cultural experience the company will be performing a Twmpath after the show – a bit like a Ceilidh!” Richard adds.
“This promises to be an evening full of high emotion, laughter and music, not to be missed and I expect a sell out, so buy your tickets early”.
Tickets for the Hiraeth performance on Sunday 28th February cost £10.00 for adults and £5.00 for children and are available to purchase from Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre’s office on: 01342 833893.