West Bale and Thomas ‘West’ is the brand-new play from Owen Thomas, the award-winning writer of ‘Grav’. Starring Gareth John Bale and Gwenllian Higginson, the play explores the lives of two Welsh people who fall in love and decide to leave Wales in order to build a new life in the New World. Set in the 19th century, the play details the hardships and adventures they faced as well as the characters they encountered along the way. The play is written in a lyrical, poetic style and presented using minimal set and a physicalised performance style. It was commissioned by the North American Festival of Wales and received its first public performance in the Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday 30th August 2019. ABOUT THE PERFORMER Gareth Bales & Owen Thomas: Bale and Thomas have an impressive body of work between them as artists. Owen Thomas is an award-winning Playwright originally from Mid Wales. His previous writing work includes The Wood and Grav for the Torch Theatre where he is also proud to be an Associate Artist. His breakthrough play, Richard Parker, won Best International Show at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles in 2012. Gareth John Bale is an established actor and director This year he has seen his stock rise with performances in 30 Awr on S4C, 'Art', 'Richard Parker', and Grav.