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The Reunion – The Passion of Port Talbot

On Easter weekend in 2011, a 72-hour non-stop theatrical performance took place across Michael Sheen’s hometown of Port Talbot, Wales. Michael played The Teacher in a play inspired by the passion of Christ, where the focus is on the town itself and its people. The play was based on a novel by Owen Sheers, who wrote the script, and was co-directed by Michael Sheen and Bill Mitchell. Michael was also creative director of the play, which he worked on for several years before the one-off performance.

The BBC Radio 4 programme The Reunion brings together some of the people involved in the production and performance of the play. Kirsty Wark interviews Michael Sheen, Di Botcher, Sarah Hemsley-Cole, Mydd Pharo, Mercedes Kemp and Michael’s school drama teacher Ken Tucker.

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