The Dark Philosophers
09 aug, 2011 - 28 aug, 2011

The Dark Philosophers

09 aug, 2011 - 28 aug, 2011

National Theatre Wales, and Told by an Idiot, celebrated one of Wales' most distinctive voices of the last century. Taking as its inspiration the ink-black comic tales of Gwyn Thomas, the great Welsh storyteller and dark, hilarious chronicler of the Valleys, The Dark Philosophers was a funny, violent, and passionate depiction of a community teetering on the brink of humanity.

Reviews

★★★★

'An impressive piece'

The Guardian , 14 sep, 2010
★★★★

'Wickedly funny snapshot of life in the Rhondda Valley!'

The Metro , 12 aug, 2011
★★★★★

'Ferocious, hilarious, terrifying, beautiful, violent'

Edinburgh Guide , 18 aug, 2011
 

'It's performed with Told by an Idiot's distinctive innovative-and-physical style...absorbing and frequently funny...wonderful design!'

The Sunday Telegraph , 16 aug, 2011