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Thursday, 7 November 2019

REVIEW: A Prayer for Wings at the King’s Head Theatre

Inside the small theatre within the King’s Head pub, we enter the house (within a disused church) of Rita (Alis Wyn Davies) and her Mam, Mrs. Kelly (Llinos Daniel). Written and directed by Sean Mathias in 1985, we see 20 year-old Welsh girl Rita care for her mother, who is quickly deteriorating from multiple sclerosis. After years of caring, Rita feels trapped in this life, resents her mother and craves a world where she meets a man to sweep her off her feet and take her far away to America. The play is repetitive to emphasise the same day-to-day of: waking up, Mrs. Kelly calling out for help, making tea and toast, taking her to the ‘lav’ then going out to let the ‘dirty boys’ (Luke Rhodri) touch her for money while her mother naps. 
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