Hugh Hughes

Stories from an Invisible Town

28 November 2012 - 8 December 2012 / 19:45
The Pit


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When Hugh Hughes returned to his childhood home in Llangefni to help him mum pack and move house, a rich tapestry of memories from his past, his family and the town he once called home began to unfold.

Join Hugh, his brother Derwyn and sister Delyth as they delve into their childhood memories, as skeletons leave their closets in this unpredictable and hilarious collection of family stories. Each night, the Hughes family will tell us about the good times, the not so good times and everything in between.

The playful, theatrical and funny Hoipolloi has previously staged three award-winning Hugh Hughes shows at the Barbican: 360, Floating and Story of a Rabbit. The radio adaptation of Floating earned him the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Scripted Comedy Drama earlier this year.
As well as joining Hugh at the Barbican, you can also visit his world at for a unique opportunity to explore and engage with the memories online.

'You’d be hard-pressed to find a more instantly friendly performer. An enormously endearing creation' Times

‘A highly intelligent, beautifully performed piece that tugs the heartstrings’ Time Out ★★★★

‘Celebrates the suspension of disbelief, myth-making, family and the slippery boundaries between fiction and reality. A touching piece’ Guardian

'An inspiring, entertaining evening, full of underlying truths about what it is to be human` Telegraph ★★★★

'Gentle, engaging storytelling. An on-point glimpse of family life’ ★★★★

120 mins/plus interval

Age guidance 12+ (contains occasional strong language)

Created by Hugh Hughes with Delyth & Derwyn Hughes

Installation: The World of Hugh Hughes
Barbican foyer (Mezzanine level)
Until 8 Dec
Come into Hugh’s living room, pull up a chair, grab some headphones and listen to his stories. Explore the online relics of his childhood and help us generate a digital museum of memories, inspired by Hugh’s past and your own.

1 & 2 Dec
Weekend Lab: Hoipolloi
A two-day workshop with Hoipolloi.

Tweet #InvisibleTown

Listen to Hugh Hughes's stories via his radio player!

This event is part of:
Theatre & Dance Sep - Dec 2012


Produced by Hoipolloi

In association with The Junction, Cambridge

Research and development supported by the Barbican and the National Theatre Studio

Hoipolloi is supported by Arts Council England


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