A new musical celebrating teenagers and queer Wales will take to Theatr Brycheiniog’s stage this spring. 

National Theatre Wales’ Feral Monster comes to Brecon on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22.

Feral Monster is the story of unremarkable teen, Jax, as she/they/whatever navigates love, sexuality, identity, family, and the many parts of her loud, opinionated brain.

Expelled from school and not even able to get a job at the chippy, Jax is a ‘cheeky, loveable teenage street rat’ living with her Nan in a ‘tiny, boring village’. Against a backdrop of neurons and axons singing in their head, Jax’s brain gives a running commentary on everything they do, don't do, or shouldn’t do. When Jax spots Ffion coming out of the chippy, with their unapologetically loud hair and clothes, sparks fly and queer teenage lust brings together this unlikely match in all its messy, clumsy and awesome glory.

Feral Monster celebrates all teenagers by choosing to spotlight the most mundane teenager in Jax. Anyone who’s ever been a teen will see themselves in this story, as writer Bethan Marlow’s script takes us from the high highs to low lows of the hormonal rollercoaster of adolescence. Alongside identity, sexuality and family, Feral Monster explores friendship, mental health, living in rural Wales, middle-class queerness versus working-class queerness, the impact of being abandoned by parents, and second chances.

Thursday, March 21 welcomes Feral Fest pre and post show. Please visit the link below for further information: https://www.nationaltheatrewales.org/collaborate/young-people/feral-fest

For further information and to book tickets, please contact a member of the theatre’s experience team on 01874 611 622 where they will be more than happy to help. You can also book online and keep up with all the latest news and events at www.brycheiniog.co.uk 

Content info: Feral Monster is recommended for 14+. It contains strong language as well as references to exploration of gender identity and sexuality, pornography, sex, death, self-harm, childhood trauma, mental ill health, poverty and drugs, depictions of alcoholism, violence, knife crime, sexual activity and theatrical representation of suicide.