With live music and welsh cakes, Hiraeth explores the decline of Welsh tradition and identity through one woman’s struggle to escape and let go.
In the summer of 1989, a farmer’s wife gives birth to a baby girl named Buddug James Jones. In this moment she became heir to the family’s three hundred year old farming dynasty.
Desperate to leave, Bud wrestles with the knowledge that her departure sounds the death knell for the family farm. Leaving five generations of tradition behind her as she sets out alone into the big smoke…
Hiraeth was premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 after winning the Underbelly IdeasTap Award 2014, to great success:
Created by Jesse Briton, Buddug James Jones and Max Mackintosh.
‘Sweetly hilarious lo-fi comedy.’
★★★★ Time Out
‘It’s a real charmer.’
★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Hiraeth, for all its pretence at amateurism, is rather cleverer than it looks.’
‘Undoubtedly this year’s find.’
★★★★ Evening Standard
‘It’s a show of real charm on a universal theme that explores the things that hold us together but sometimes also tear us apart.’