Nye & Jennie – Enjoy a virtual screening from the comfort of your own home
Theatr na nÓg and Aneurin Leisure present a screening of their co-production NYE & JENNIE filmed at The Metropole in Abertillery in October 2017.
Premiering on Sunday 5 July at 7.30pm, the anniversary of the creation of the NHS.
Followed by a live Q&A on Zoom with the writer Meredydd Barker, director Geinor Styles and actors Gareth John Bale and Louise Collins.
Aneurin Bevan and Jennie Lee were comrades and flatmates who together fought and preached for socialism as they saw it; he the Tredegar firebrand on the Labour backbenches, she the miner’s daughter from Fife who became a Socialist MP before she was old enough to vote.
Then they were married; he deeply in love with her; she on the rebound from a tragic love affair. Both of them were loved and loathed by their fellow MPs; he the Bollinger Bolshevik; she his Lady Macbeth, the dark angel at his shoulder. Life together unfolded through the desolate war years, the trials of founding the NHS, and the vicious internal feuds of the 1950’s. But as it did so their love deepened and matured.
This is the story of a partnership that became one of the outstanding political marriages of the twentieth century.
This is the story of NYE & JENNIE.
Shortlisted for Best Playwright in the English Language for Nye & Jennie – Wales Theatre Awards.
Book to watch the show for free: https://nyeandjennie.eventbrite.co.uk
Book your place at the live Q&A immediately after the screening: https://nyeandjennieqanda.eventbrite.co.uk
The events are free but are asking for donations to support the venues that took the tour of Nye & Jennie in October 2018 and have now lost their income due to Covid 19.
Click here to make a donation to the Grand Pavilion.