Steffan Donnelly

Plays by Steffan Donnelly

My Body Welsh  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Written for a single performer, Tara Robinson and Steffan Donnelly's My Body Welsh is a lyrical thriller which guides the audience through Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch and into a world of slippery small-town myth-making.

My Body Welsh is a vibrant, part-bilingual piece of contemporary theatre that investigates the role storytelling plays in constructing national identity.

My Body Welsh was published to coincide with Invertigo Theatre's tour of the play in January 2017. 

Steffan Donnelly is an actor, writer and artistic director of Invertigo Theatre Company. As an actor, his theatre credits include Shakespeare's Globe (including a world tour), Barbican Centre, Theatr Clwyd, HighTide Festival Theatre (Nominated Off West End Award 2017 for Best Male Performance in Pilgrims), and screen credits include Darkest Hour and BBC's London Spy. He is a creative associate of the National Youth Theatre and Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre. His productions with Invertigo have toured the UK to great acclaim winning the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises, Scottish Daily Mail Award, Charlie Hartill Special Reserve, as well as three Wales Theatre Award 2016 nominations. His 2015 adaptation of Caradoc Evans's My People (“acid-sharp prose, biting humour … clever adaptation”, Observer) and My Body Welsh (2016), which he co-authored with Tara Robinson, are both published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.