‘Unsentimental, urban, madly imaginative and lyrical...’ The Independent
A new edition of House of America, playwright Ed Thomas’s obliquely structured account of a dysfunctional Welsh Valleys family living on the edge of an open-cast mine whose loss of self-worth and sanity is fatally accelerated by the imported dreams they fill their lives and bury their past with.
House of America has made an impact internationally through stage and film, debuting at the Royal Court and has toured widely in the UK, Europe and Australia, becoming a film in 1997.
‘Coal, the dole and heaps of soul. House of America is an honest triumph’ NME
Ed Thomas's work in theatre has earned numerous awards: including, Time Out/01 For London, BBC Wales Writer of the Year, Arts Foundation Fellowship Award, and Celtic Film Festival and BAFTA Cymru Awards.