Pay what you like as theatre returns to Hastings Pier

Hastings Pier offers a pay-what-you-like theatre performance on Sunday, September 13 at 4pm, with audience members asked to make a contribution at the end.

Friday, 11th September 2020, 7:00 am
Gwenllian Higginson and Gareth John Bale
Gwenllian Higginson and Gareth John Bale

West is the brand-new play from the award-winning writer of Grav and The Wood. The performers are Gareth John Bale and Gwenllian Higginson.

Gareth explains: “The play explores the lives of two people who fall in love and decide to leave home in order to build a new life in the New World. It details the hardships and adventures they faced, focusing primarily on the theme of immigration. The play is written in a lyrical, poetic style and presented using minimal set and a physicalised performance style.”

Gareth, a Welsh actor and director whose credits include Grav and Nye and Jennie, also directs. Gwenllian Higginson is best known to theatre audiences for Miss Julie, Exodus and Merched Caerdydd.

West was commissioned by the North American Festival of Wales and received its first public performance in the Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday, August 30 2019. The first American performances received standing ovations from an enthusiastic American audience.