WELSH legends from the Fourth Branch of The Mabinogion are brought to life as Shakespeare Link’s Willow Globe theatre, near Rhayader, ends a a busy 25th anniversary season with its final production this Saturday, September 1.

Starting at 7pm, 'Dreaming the Night Field – A Legend of Wales' sees the acclaimed storyteller Michael Harvey paying his third visit to the theatre, this time with singer Lynne Denman and musician/composer Stacey Blythe on harp, in this Adverse Camber co-production with Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Felin Uchaf and Cardiff University School of Welsh.

This magical retelling from Wales’ oldest and most revered book of legends has already proved a huge success all over the UK and now steps in for just one performance in Mid Wales.

Immerse yourself in a glorious living landscapes and the brilliant night sky to discover a world that’s bristling with life, filled with animals, people and constellations caught between creation and destruction.

It tells of Gwydion, nephew to the King, a magician and master storyteller, who provokes a war between North and South Wales and unleashes a chaos of consequences. Blodeuwedd, an intoxicatingly beautiful woman conjured from flowers, is torn between desire and duty, with fateful results.

Honour, justice, magic and transformation collide in a story as relevant today as it ever was, where people seek to spin, manipulate and control, and nature reveals its deep power. By turns, thrilling, funny, powerful and poetic, this spellbinding new performance vividly evokes the ancient Celtic legend presented by one of the UK’s most celebrated storytelling companies, with one of Wales’ most engaging storytellers alongside exquisitely haunting live music.

English and Welsh are artfully woven together to make these ancient voices and living landscapes come alive for a truly exhilarating performance.

It is from the team that staged 'Hunting The Giant’s Daughter' at the Willow Theatre in 2016 and Shakespeare Link artistic director Phil Bowen said: “All three of these performers are incredible. Michael’s storytelling is so skillfull, just spellbinding. Experience a world that’s bristling with life and filled with animals, people and constellations, caught in stories of creation and destruction. Thrilling, funny, powerful and poetic - an intoxicating performance making ancient voices and landscapes come alive.”

The Willow Globe has had an incredible season this year with six different Shakespeare productions, nine bespoke workshops and many other one person shows, events and residencies. The venue has been described by the Sunday Times as “Perhaps Britain’s most enchanting outdoor drama experience” and has developed a fantastic reputation locally and nationally!

There is wet weather cover in the hay barn or in a circus tent so Saturday’s show will go on whatever the weather. Tickets can be booked online at www.shakespearelink.org.uk or reserved via 01597 811487.