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31 August 2017
Mullum crew meet Cardiff’s Lord Mayor
The cast and crew from the Drill Hall Theatre Mullumbimby met the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Bob Derbyshire, with their colleagues of The Everyman Theatre at a reception at his official residence.
The Lord Mayor spoke of the relevance of the play Do Not Go Gentle being produced jointly by both companies in addressing aging in both communities. In reply Gregory Aitken of the Drill Hall Theatre Company spoke of the Welsh influence in Patricia Cornelius’ play beginning with the title being borrowed from the the Dylan Thomas poem and some poetic rhythms in the play that have the flavour of Under Milk Wood. The Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott who left Cardiff on his ill fated expedition in 1912 is also pivotal to the plays narrative.