Ruins of Talgarth by Blackwood Little Theatre
This play is based on a true story. Jean has been committed at the age of 18 to the lunatic asylum in Talgarth ( known as ‘The Bin’) at the insistence of her husband, William. We try to understand what that experience might have been like for Jean and the reasons that her husband “put her in the bin”.
Blackwood Little Theatre was formed in 1929 and has been serving its patrons with high quality theatre ever since. It has its own premises in the town, which it owns and maintains itself. Blackwood Little Theatre produces at least 5 productions a year, as well as competing in One Act Festivals. Over the past 10 years, the theatre has been the proud recipient of 35 awards, including the Gwent Festival of One Act Plays, The IATA Liverpool (Nova Scotia) International Festival award for best new play (Fancying Sheep) and the 2008 Wales Final for Last Tango in Blackwood and the again in 2012 with Biscuits. BLT has represented Wales at International Festivals in Canada on 3 occasions and is pleased to be taking part in this festival raising awareness of mental health and women's issues.