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Motherlode presents in co production with rCT Theatres


by Rachael Boulton


South Wales. The night the last factory closed. Four neighbours build a plane and take off down the high street, past the butchers, past the curry house, and above the chapel in search of a life free from politics and the grind.

Blisteringly funny, this heartwarming drama accompanied by live original score by David Grubb and choreography by Emma Vickery is a new adventure from the valleys that makes anything seem possible.


Wales and London Tour


Co-produced by RCT Theatres as part of the Coliseum Theatre’s 80th birthday celebrations.


In association with Creu Cymru

Supported by Arts Council Wales, Bristol Old Vic & Chapter

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what people are saying

★ ★ ★ ★
“It’s unlikely that a play exploring such diverse themes as unemployment, suicide, deprivation and Brexit will ever evoke as much as joy as this new work by writer/director Rachael Boulton”
The Stage


★ ★ ★ ★
“Hope springs eternal”

Close up Culture


★ ★ ★ ★
“Energy positively bounces
off the walls.”

View from the Cheap Seat


★ ★ ★ ★
“A subtly political piece that has much to say about the failings of modern society”
Reviews Hub


★ ★ ★ ★
“Genuinely engaging characters”
Get the Chance

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Exodus is polemic,
a rage against the dying
of the light”

The Morning Star


“Beautifully choreographed dance sequences are peppered throughout the piece, giving the production a somewhat ethereal quality”
Wales Arts Review


★ ★ ★ ★
“Gloriously freewheeling, very funny and thought provoking”
Reviews Gate


“This is a very real piece of writing, sensitively played by an excellent cast giving us some real moments of great laughter”
Theatre Wales


★ ★ ★ ★
“Despite the grim undertones there is a spring in the step of this play: this bunch has the grim resilience of South Wales in their blood”
London Pub Theatres

★ ★ ★ ★
“Explores themes such as austerity, immigration, suicide and depression in a sensitive,
thought-provoking way”
Spy in the Stalls


“It’s both funny and touching in turn, and animated by a spirit of defiance that is truly political”
Arts Scene in Wales


★ ★ ★ ★
“This is a seductive fantasy with a subtle, vicious bite of awareness.”
UK Theatre Web


★ ★ ★ ★
“Bittersweet, Exodus works its magic by encouraging optimism alongside the idea that the plot is to be taken at face value”
Buzz Magazine

October 2018

5-6th The Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare

9-10th Theatr Clwyd, Mold

11th Llandinam Village Hall

12th Redhouse Cymru, Merthyr Tydfil

17-20th Chapter, Cardiff

23th Riverfront, Newport

24th Gwynfe Village Hall

25th Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

26th Blackwood Miners’ Institute

27th Theatr Brycheiniog Brecon

30th Cwmavon Village Hall

November 2018

4-20th Finborough Theatre, London