July 2015 // Commissioned by National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

Wales’ two national theatre companies – National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – united for the very first time, with one of the country’s leading artists, Marc Rees, and broadcaster S4C to create ‚Äča visual and storytelling feast akin to an immersive documentary/installation.

Performed in English, Welsh and Spanish, {150} brought to life key moments in the story of the 150 Welsh men, women and children who settled in Patagonia in 1865, and the lives of their descendants today.


This multi-platform production, combined  live performance in Wales with a specially commissioned film from Patagonia by JOIO, was staged at the Royal Opera House stores near Aberdare – a vast building not normally open to the public, close to the homes of many of the original settlers.

An astonishing work of cultural memory, weaving together, archive recordings, oral histories and traditional song in the bilingual celebration of what it means to be a nation…savage and beautiful…this is installation theatre at its best.

Kate Maltby, The Times