A re-imagining of a WW1 Victory Ball that was held at Oakdale Workmen’s Institute for returning veterans in 1919.

The Return/ Y Dychweliad will be an immersive life story theatre performance featuring ex-service personnel, their families, actors and community members.
Oakdale Workmen’s Institute is a public building originally erected at Oakdale, Caerphilly in 1917 and now located at St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff.

There will be 3 performances at Oakdale Workmen’s Institute at St Fagans National Museum of History on March 14th, 15th and 16th 2019, marking the centenary of the original Victory Ball being held.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 13th February at 12pm. Tickets are free*
*A refundable deposit of £5 will be required to secure the booking of each ticket – this will be refunded to your bank account within 5 working days of check in for the event.


The performance will interweave the Welsh and English languages. It will not be bilingual as such (there will be no subtitles or simultaneous translation), but both languages will be heard throughout the performance to varying degrees and the story will be clear to audience members throughout.

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