Taliesin Live - National Theatre Wales: The Stick Maker Tales


National Theatre Wales presents:

The Stick Maker Tales

Written by Peter Cox | Directed by Kully Thiarai

Shepherd Geth Roberts might be getting on in years, but he still lives alone, high in the Elan Valley above the market town of Rhayader. He is a born story-teller who has spent his whole life working his wild and windswept farm, hidden away in the timeless Cambrian Mountains beneath the awesome beauty of the Elan night skies, unpolluted by city lights.

But now Geth faces his greatest ever challenge: his sight is failing and if he can’t see then his life has no purpose – he can’t work the farm or carve the exquisite Shepherd’s Crooks for which he’s famous.

Peter Cox’s one-man show is an emotive, tender tribute to hill-farming communities across Wales and their strength, endurance and determination to survive, even when the odds against them seem impossible.


Saturday 4 May 7.30pm

Prices and Times:

Sat 4th May


Pricing Information:

Full price:£ 12
Under 18's:£ 10
Full time students:£ 10
Senr.Citizens:£ 10
Other Conc.:£ 10

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Performer – Llion Williams

Llion is from Dyffryn Conwy and is an Associate of Theatr Clwyd.

In 2017 he achieved the double at the Wales Theatre Awards; Best Actor in English for Belonging Re-Live and best actor in Welsh for Chwalfa (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru). He also received an Honorary Degree from Coleg Prifysgol Bangor.

Other theatre includes: Iliad (National Theatre Wales), Ghosts, A Doll’s House, Abigail’s Party, The Herbal Bed, The Journey of Mary Kelly, A Christmas Carol, Rape of the Fair Country, Gaslight, A Small Family Business (Theatr Clwyd) and Porth y Byddar (Theatr Clwyd/Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru).

His television work includes: Hinterland, Keeping Faith, Craith, Outside Time, A Mind to Kill, The Mystery Files, Death of Liberty, C’mon Midffîld, Blodeuwedd, Ac Eto Nid Myfi and Gwaith Cartref.