“I was doing something nobody had done before, and if you’re the first to do something, you have to be prepared to take the sh*t for it.”
On the eve of one of the most important games of his career, Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas received a warning: The Sun newspaper was going to “out” him as gay.
This is the story of two Welsh names bruised, but not beaten, by media speculation: Gareth Thomas, 100 caps for Wales, now the world’s most prominent gay sportsman; and his hometown, Bridgend, itself a victim of intrusion following the deaths of several young residents.
Working with Gareth himself, and young people in Bridgend, two of the UK’s most exciting theatre companies – Out of Joint and National Theatre Wales – have teamed up to tell a great story about sport, politics, secrets, life and learning to be yourself.
Reviews are from Sherman Cymru, Cardiff.
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“Brilliantly... constructs around [Thomas] a narrative as much about his Bridgend community as... the sportsman’s personality. ”
“Cleverly organised... Stafford-Clark... doesn't miss a trick, or a sly forward pass, and his cast do him and Thomas proud. ”