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Exodus, a new Welsh play comes to London's Finborough Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING a Welsh tour, the world premiere production of Exodus comes to the Finborough Theatre.

Written by Rachael Boulton and presented by acclaimed new Welsh theatre company Motherlode in their London debut, it runs for nine Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from November 4 to November 20, 2018.

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Set in South Wales on the eve that the last factory in the town closes, four neighbours hatch a plan that is literally pie in the sky…

Mary, Ray, Mike and Timmy gather in an allotment, decide to build a plane, and take off down the high street. Past the butchers, past the curry house and above the Chapel in search of a life free from politics and the grind.

Described as blisteringly funny, this heart-warming new drama is accompanied by a live original score by David Grubb with choreography from Emma Vickery culminating in a new adventure that makes anything seem possible.

Exodus is also directed by Rachael Boulton and is performed by Karim Bedda, Gwenllian Higginson, Berwyn Pierce, Liam Tobin and Mike Humphreys.

Motherlode’s last production, The Good Earth, created and directed by Rachael Boulton, told the story of a Valleys community torn apart by their council and big business. Following a successful tour of Wales, it transferred to the Flea Theatre in New York City for an acclaimed run.

Presented by Motherlode in co-production with RCT Theatres, and in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre, Exodus has lighting design by Katy Morison.

Prior to the Finborough run, Exodus will tour to twelve venues across Wales this October from Milford Haven in the west to Newport in the east and Mold in the North.

Tickets are on sale now for performances at The Coliseum Aberdare (October 5 and 6), Theatr Clwyd (October 9 and 10), Llandinam Village Hall (October 11), Redhouse Cymru Merthyr Tydfil (October 12), Taliesin Swansea (October 13), Chapter Cardiff (October 17–20), Riverfront Newport (October 23), Gwynfe Village Hall (October 24), Torch Theatre Milford Haven (October 25), Blackwood Miners’ Institute (October 26), Theatr Brycheiniog Brecon (October 27), and Cwmavon Village Hall (October 30).

Tickets (The Finborough): £20, £18 concessions – available from the box office on 01223 357851 or online at

Times: Sunday and Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Tuesday matinees at 2pm.

Performance Length: Approximately two hours including one interval of fifteen minutes.

Also at the Finborough Theatre: Vibrant 2018 (Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays from October 7 to October 25) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City (October 2 to October 27, 2018).