House of America

House of America

Explosive and passionate, House of America received international acclaim when first staged in Cardiff in 1988. It later transferred to the Royal Court Theatre in 1989 winning the Time Out award for best new play in London before being made into a feature film in 1996.

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This is Wales. This is the Lewis Family. This is the House of America. Abandoned by their father for a new life in California, siblings Sid, Gwenny and Boyo are left to care for their mysterious Mammy and her growing eccentricities. With the new mine encroaching in on the family home, their secrets are unearthed and dreams of America soon unravel. As tragedy unfolds, was reality ever what it seemed?

By:
Ed Thomas
Producer:
Free Fall Productions and Ysbryd London
Director:
James O’Donnell
Lighting:
Jamie Platt
Sound:
Rachel Murray
Design:
Mary Sankey

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