Aneurin Bevan and Jennie Lee were comrades and flatmates who together fought and preached for socialism as they saw it; he the Tredegar firebrand on the Labour backbenches, she the miner’s daughter from Fife who became a Socialist MP before she was old enough to vote.
Then they were married; he deeply in love with her; she on the rebound from a tragic love affair. Both of them were loved and loathed by their fellow MP’s; he the Bollinger Bolshevik; she his Lady Macbeth, the dark angel at his shoulder. Life together unfolded through the desolate war years, the trials of founding the NHS, and the vicious internal feuds of the 1950’s. But as it did so their love deepened and matured. This is the story of a partnership that became one of the outstanding political marriages of the twentieth century.
This is the story of NYE & JENNIE.
Written by MEREDYDD BARKER
Shortlisted for Best Playwright in the English
Language for Nye & Jennie -
Wales Theatre Awards.
Directed by GEINOR STYLES
Produced by Aneurin Leisure and
Theater na nÓg / Cynhyrchiadau TNN Productions.
Theatr na nÓg and Aneurin Leisure present a screening of our co-production
NYE & JENNIE
filmed at The Metropole in Abertillery in October 2017.
Premiering on Sunday 5 July at 7.30pm, the anniversary of the creation of the NHS.
Followed by a live Q&A on Zoom with the writer Meredydd Barker, director Geinor Styles and actors Gareth John Bale and Louise Collins.
The events are free but we will be asking for donations to support the venues that took the tour of Nye & Jennie in October 2018 and have now lost their income
due to Covid 19.
Book here to watch the show.
Book here for your place at the live Q&A immediately after the screening
Once booked, the show is available to watch again anytime until
Sunday 19 July at 10pm