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Bwystfilod Aflan – Unclean Beasts

Monday 5 August 2024 - Thursday 17 October 2024

Edward Prosser Rhys’s crown-winning poem, ‘ATGOF’, sparked outrage in 1924 for its depiction of lust and same-sex romance. Revisited through opera, dance and film, and using verbatim text, ‘Bwystfilod Aflan’ (‘Unclean Beasts’) confronts these reactions with a fresh perspective.

Composed by Conor Mitchell, featuring performances by Elgan Llŷr Thomas and Eddie Ladd, and directed by Jac Ifan Moore. Performed in Welsh with English surtitles.

Commissioned by Music Theatre Wales, Music@Aber and the National Eisteddfod, performed in partnership with Sinfonia Cymru.

“Better suited to Sodom and Gomorrah than to Wales.”

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