Hugh Hughes in...Floating

WINNER Total Theatre Award
WINNER M-ie Best Live Theatre Award
NOMINEE Best Actor, The Stage Awards

The incredible story of the day when the Isle of Anglesey floated away from mainland Wales.

Created and performed by Sioned Rowlands and I (Hugh Hughes)

With help from Shon Dale-Jones, Jill Norman, Stefanie Muller, Alex Byrne and Guy Myhill

Sioned and I first performed Floating at the Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast on 12 September 2005.

I’m really excited that Floating will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 9 Sept 2011

Produced by Hoipolloi

An award for Floating

Sioned and I, Hugh Hughes, are very humbled to announce that our radio version of Floating has won an award.

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See me, Hugh Hughes, live!

Hugh Hughes here. I’m doing some live performances over the next couple of weeks, it would be fantastic to see you at one (or more!) of them.

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A welcome to anyone who listened to Floating

A special welcome to the website for anyone who has been listening to Floating on BBC Radio 4. Have a good look around the website. This blog has a bit more info that you might find useful!

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A little more about Floating on BBC Radio 4

Those of you who have seen my production of Hugh Hughes in…Floating will know that on 1 April 1982, the Isle of Angelsey separated from the mainland of Wales and floated out into the North Atlantic.

As I’ve mentioned before, there’s now a chance for others to hear about this remarkable event because I, Hugh Hughes have been working with BBC Radio 4 to tell the story as an afternoon play.

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Floating on BBC Radio 4 – Sioned and the producer, James

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This is Sioned and our Producer, James, in the recording studio.

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Floating on BBC Radio 4 – Menai Bridge reconstruction

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Here you can see the reconstruction of the Menai Bridge.

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Floating on BBC Radio 4 – recording the choir

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The choir that my Aunty Glenys belongs to came and helped out with some of the recording.

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Floating on BBC Radio 4 – an empty chair

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Floating on BBC Radio 4 – crossing the Menai Bridge

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Here am I (Hugh Hughes) crossing the Menai Bridge after it had been reconstructed.

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An interview on BBC 6 Music

Shon from Hoipolloi went on BBC Radio 6 Music’s breakfast show (with Shaun Keaveny) to chat about Floating, the first Hugh Hughes production on BBC Radio 4.

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