Re-Imagining Llanbedrog is a hilarious one woman show about holiday-making habits, attachment to place, and a yearning to connect with those no longer in reach. Llanbedrog, a village in North Wales has been a holiday destination for Rebecca Louise Collins’s family since the 1950’s, yet until recently, she had never been.
‘Family holidays as I was growing up were usually camping trips to the South of France, though we also spent time at Butlins in Skegness. We generally went anywhere we could find a week of uninterrupted sunshine yet still be able to buy a bottle of ketchup to put on our bacon sandwiches.’
Dressed as the epitome of an eighties holiday rep in gold hot pants and glitter jelly shoes, Rebecca takes the audience on a ‘tour’ of Llanbedrog that combines personal autobiographical memories with wider more poignant political insights that cleverly capture the changing character of a small community.
This project has been developed with the kind support of WalesLab, a National Theatre Wales initiative and in partnership with Aberystwyth Arts Centre. It has been awarded a grant from the Arts Council Wales for research and development.