MY LAND'S SHORE
Welsh Premiere | Theatr Soar| Merthyr Tydfil.

This passionate new musical from Wales is a tale of conflict, social injustice, moral dilemmas, guilt, love and heartbreak, with Music & Lyrics by Christopher J Orton and Book & Lyrics by Robert Gould.

My Land’s Shore tells the story of Dic Penderyn an ordinary man of conviction and integrity borne along by the wheels of history in extraordinary times became the first martyr of the Welsh working class.

Dic Penderyn (1808 – 1831), also known as Richard Lewis, was a Welsh labourer and coal miner who lived in Merthyr Tydfil who was involved with the Merthyr Rising of 3 June 1831. In the course of the riot he was arrested alongside Lewis Lewis, one of the primary figures in the uprising, and charged with stabbing a soldier with a bayonet. The people of Merthyr Tydfil doubted his guilt, and signed a petition for his release; however, he was found guilty and hanged on 13 August 1831. After his death he was treated as a martyr in Merthyr and across Britain.

My Land’s Shore is currently nominated in the Off West End Theatre Awards for Best New Musical with its London Production securing a number of 4 and 5 Star Reviews across the board, the show was also one of the 12 finalist in the Stiles and Drewe MTI Mentorship Award back in 2016.

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