Done and dusted.

About Hiraeth

In the summer of 1989, in a quiet corner of Glan Gwili hospital, a farmer's wife gave birth to a baby girl named Buddug James Jones. In this moment Buddug or ‘Bud’ became heir to the families three hundred year old farming dynasty, a questionable fringe and a set of emotions untamable by human hands.

23 years later and Bud is restless. Desperate to leave the James Jones’ historic home - Blaengwyddon Fawr- she wrestles with the knowledge that her departure will sound the death knell for the family business. Leaving generations of James Jones tradition behind her she sets out alone for the big smoke...

With live music, welsh cakes and “English subtitles”, Hiraeth explores the decline of Welsh tradition and identity through the story of one woman’s struggle to escape and let go.


Wales Theatre Awards 'Best Production in the English Language' 2015

Brighton Argus Angel Award 2015

IdeasTap Underbelly Fringe Award 2014

The Team

Creators  Jesse Briton, Buddug James Jones & Max Mackintosh    

Performers Buddug James Jones, Max Mackintosh, David Grubb, Aled Wyn Thomas

Director  Jesse Briton   

Music Composers Max Mackintosh & David Grubb     

Lighting Designer Seth Rook Williams

Producer Sarah Jane Leigh

Production Managers Tom Ayres & Caroline Sheard


HIRAETH would not have been possible with the endless support from the following. Thanks for trusting in a bunch of hooligans!

Arts Council Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, National Theatre Wales, Night Out, Lyric Hammersmith, IdeasTap, Underbelly, Hijinx Theatre, Wales Arts International, British Council New Zealand, house, LightTrap Films, Jorge Lizalde, Gareth Lloyd Roberts, Simon Coates, Bud's parents, everyone we stayed with on tour, and all of our Kickstarter supporters.