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Merch yr Eog/Merc’h an Eog review – a salmon man’s upstream struggle

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth This Welsh/Breton co-production has a fine cast but suffers from prosaic writing and a dramatically challenged translation app “The past is another country, they do things differently there.” For Mair (sympathetically portrayed by singer/songwriter Lleuwen Steffan) this is a literal statement. At the opening of the play, she has returned from Brittany, where she is based with her Breton partner Loeiza (a bright Loeiza Beauvir), to the family farm in her native Wales for the funeral of her aunt.
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