Song From a Forgotten City

Ed Thomas

Ed Thomas


The first of several collaborations between John Hardy and writer Ed Thomas.

This ain’t heaven man, this is Cardiff

One man’s journey into the heart of the imagination, to a metropolis where love, sex, revenge and murder play a deadly part in the soul of a lost nation.

Winner of the Barclay’s New Stages Award, it played in June 1995 at the Royal Court Theatre, London then the Donmar Warehouse in March 1996, touring the UK, Bonn, Bucharest and Australia.

A grand slam triumph, buzzing steaming dialogue delivered to a spell-bound audience.
— Sunday Times
Unsentimental, urban, madly imaginative and lyrical… brilliant.
— The Independant
A post-modern theatrical car crash, a mind blowing evening, a fierce elaborate brilliant stream of consciousness. This strange and powerful piece of theatre manages to say more in two hours than many writers manage in a lifetime; and it is also at the same time extremely funny. The actors gave great performances – unforgettable, witty, heroic, right on the edge of theatre and its possibilities.
— Scotland on Sunday