Clwyd Theatr Cymru’s first offering of the season is, as always, a classy affair.
Aristocrats , by Brian Friel, may not be to everybody’s taste, but there’s no denying the talent of the actors, the beauty of the stage or the intimacy of the performance.
Along the same vein as Friel’s more famous Dancing at Lughnasa, Aristocrats catalogues the emotional and financial struggles of a rural Irish family.
However, the O’Donnells are landed gentry, and as we see them congregate at their ancestral home over one weekend in the 1970s, it’s clear that money can’t buy you happiness.
It’s bleak and heavy going at times as each family member wrestles with their own demons, but it’s interesting and well done and worth a watch for those interested in Irish history and family politics.
The stand out performance of the production goes to Christian Patterson, who plays the gentle but confused Casimir.
The show runs until October 12.
Call the Box Office on 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk to book tickets.