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29/11/2020

Hugh’s tales of a family childhood


When Hugh Hughes returned to his childhood home in Llangefni to help his mum move house, a tapestry of memories from his past began to unfold. Presented by Hugh, with his sister Delyth and brother Derwyn, Stories from an Invisible Town is an unpredictable, playful and engaging evening of family stories.

The live show is presented alongside www.invisibletownstories.co.uk where visitors can get lost in a collection of reminiscences manifested as short films, photographs, animations, maps, diagrams, audio clips and poems.

Hugh Hughes has become a global phenomenon since leaving his small home town Llangefni. Since 2004, Hoipolloi has developed and presented his work. His three deeply personal yet highly imaginative shows, Floating, Story of a Rabbit and 360, opened to acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and have enjoyed worldwide success, including a sold-out run at the Sydney Opera House and visits to festivals in the USA, Colombia, Finland, Singapore and Russia. The trilogy was presented in its entirety as The Wonderful World of Hugh Hughes at the Barbican and then touring in autumn 2010, alongside screenings of the film Hugh Hughes: How I Got Here. Floating was also produced as a radio play for BBC Radio 4 in 2011, which won Best Scripted Comedy Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.

Stories from an Invisible Town is produced by Hoipolloi in association with The Junction, Cambridge. Research and development supported by the Barbican and the National Theatre Studio. Hoipolloi is supported by Arts Council England.

• Hugh Hughes: Stories from an Invisible Town is at the New Wolsey Theatre,
on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th November. Tickets can be booked
online at www.wolseytheatre.co.uk or by calling the New Wolsey Box Office
on 01473 2959900

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