Latest theatre premiere for Cardiff Creative writer
30 March 2022
Eco parable that hit big screens with Terence Stamp makes theatre debut
The original stage version of a thriller by Creative Writing’s Tim Rhys has had its theatrical premiere in the capital.
An eco-parable for our times, Stone the Crows is a powerful depiction of the plight of marginalised groups and of the dangers of forcing people - and nature - into an ever smaller, dirtier corner until something has to give. It follows two people who both seek the peace of the countryside in very different ways - and in the same place, setting them on a collision course.
Powerful and uncompromising in trademark Rhys style, Stone the Crows has been produced by Wales-based company Winterlight, in association with Company of Sirens.
The theatre production is directed by Company of Sirens’ Chris Durnall, featuring Boo Golding and Oliver Morgan Thomas, with specially composed live music from Eren Anderson. Winterlight has produced two of Rhys’ latest plays, Touch Blue Touch Yellow and Quiet Hands, also premiering at Chapter.
The film version Crow first hit screens as one of the few British films selected for the UK’s biggest genre film festival FrightFest in 2016.
Adapted for the screen by the Welsh writer, with producer-director Wyndham Price and actor Nick Moran (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels), the film featured Nick Moran, Tom Rhys Harries, Andrew Howard (Taken 3), Elen Rhys (The Mallorca Files, Hidden), Danny Webb (Alien 3) and iconic actor Terence Stamp.
Dr Tim Rhys teaches Creative Writing alongside fellow published writers at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. His recent theatre work includes Quiet Hands and Touch Blue Touch Yellow.
Stone the Crows premiered at the Seligman Theatre, Chapter Arts Centre on 28 March, running for one week until 1 April 2022.