Literally translated as Pure Heart, 'Calon Lân' tells the epic and remarkable true story of Evan Roberts, a 26 year-old miner from Swansea. In 1904 Evan started having nightly visitations from God. The reason for the visitations soon became clear. Evan's mission was to lead a worldwide revival. His goal? Was to save a hundred thousand souls!
This is a tale of passion and love, family and jealousy, sacrifice and pride. His betrayal was brutal.
With a broken heart how can you save the world? People thought him crazy; his family all but disowned him and scandal dogged him, but in only a matter of a few short years Evan's Revival would save over half a million souls across the world.
But at what cost to Evan?
Set against the hardship and struggles of industrial Wales in 1904, Evan Roberts finds himself fighting mine owners, union leaders and pillars of the Church and society, armed only with his faith, his Bible and a group of teenage girls known as 'The Singers of Dawn'.
When you threaten the establishment, it's only a matter of time before the establishment will threaten you.
Drawing on a rich Welsh heritage of hymns and arias, Mal Pope has written a scintillating score, which will fill Swansea Grand Theatre this summer. With a cast including some of the finest Welsh West End performers this all-new production will be the perfect celebration for Swansea's 50th Birthday this year.
Directed by Maxine Evans (director of The Revlon Girl, Olivier Nominee 2018).
Words and music by Mal Pope.