a tale of conflict, social injustice, moral dilemmas, guilt, love and heartbreakMy Land's Shore tells the story of Dic Penderyn, a Welsh labourer and coal miner who lived in Merthyr Tydfil who was involved with the Merthyr Rising of 3 June 1831. In the course of the riot he was arrested alongside Lewis Lewis, one of the primary figures in the uprising, and charged with stabbing a soldier with a bayonet. The people of Merthyr Tydfil doubted his guilt, and signed a petition for his release. However, he was found guilty and hanged on 13 August. After his death he was treated as a martyr in Merthyr and across Britain.
My Land's Shore has been in development since 2002 and has undergone several workshops and even a studio cast recording. For its first staged production, the Creative Team is headed by Director Brendan Matthew, Musical Director Aaron Clingham and Choreographer Charlotte Tooth, all of which were nominated for Off West End Awards for their work on The Kissing Dance.
Director: Brendan Matthew
Musical Director / Orchestrations: Aaron Clingham
Choreographer: Charlotte Tooth
Casting: Benjamin Newsome
Producer: Andrew Yon
Music and Lyrics by Christopher J Orton
Book and Lyrics by Robert Gould
Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.