Receivers of the Wreck

A survivor is stranded on the shores of the near future.

In a world drowning in plastic messages are collected in bottles. 

Stories cannot be told in solitude.

Wreck Receivers, Storyline Weavers.

Messages received and understood.

Inspired by stories of wreckers, rescues, and un-drownable sailors from the coastlines of Wales, “Shipwrecks – Receivers of The Wreck” is a post-industrial world of broken ships, scavenging, and survival where long-abandoned nets are trapping the stories and messages of those lost at sea. 

A highly physical show combining circus with dance and drama to tell a universal story of our desire for solitude against the need for collective action for the greater good. 

To our great  delight, this outdoor production's  premiere was very close to home as a part of the cultural program for the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover at Cardiff,  May 2018.



Performers: Hannah Darby, Mim Wheeler, Simon Abel and Valentina Solari 

Director - James Doyle-Roberts
Choreographer - Bridie Doyle-Roberts
Composer - Craig Byrne
Set Design and Construction - Will Datson

Costume Design - Rhiannon Matthews

Audio Description - Kate Kavanagh

Production Management - Ashling Deeks

Stage Management - Derw Robertson-Jacob
Crew boss - Ali Williams
Producer - Zoe Munn

2017 Research and development collaborators:
Dramaturgy - Mark Williams
Costume Design - Ruth Stringer
Props - Ami Marsden
Design concept - Anne-Marie Hainsworth
Performers: Augusts Dakteris & Josh Scott

Photography by:

Dan Rowlands , 2019 Tour


Two Cats in the Yard. 2018 Tour

Created with support from: