During the lockdown of the pandemic, we have continued to develop a new one-person show about Swansea's famous suffragist, novelist and industrialist, cigar-smoking Amy Dillwyn.

The Many Lives of Amy Dillwyn

Our first few performances were rehearsed readings at the Pontardawe Heritage Centre on the 31st of August in 2019. Since then we have continued to develop the piece and we are hoping to tour the show early in 2022.

Created, written and devised by Derek Cobley and Sonia Beck, the show will feature Sonia Beck as the inimitable Amy.

The costumes have been designed and made by Ari Bosch (www.aribosch.com) a recent graduate of the Royal Welsh College. It is deigned by Derek Cobley, with sound design by Tony Davies of South Wales Audio, and we have benefited from the invaluable help of academic Kirsti Bohata.

This piece is a co-production with The Welfare, Ystradgynlais and has been made possible due to a Welsh Government and Arts Council Wales Covid Recovery Grant.

Come along to our showings in Ystradgynlais – we would love to hear your thoughts.