After the last performance in a play in 2006, the Wales Actress has appeared as a principal performer in The Nightingales in Cardiff. Ruth Jones expressed her fear of forgetting her lines during her comeback to the stage. Jones of 52 years informed that in order to know the script she had to apply techniques along with setting lines to music. The star of Stella and Gavin and Stacey last presented the play on the stage 12 years ago with a production of Education Rita in Cardiff.
The Nightingales initiates New Theater in Cardiff’s until 24th November as a part of the tour which has been already in Bath and Cambridge. The show is also supposed to continue in the West End.
In a response, of the queries about her nervousness before returning on the stage, Ruth Jones said, “Completely terrified, I can’t tell you. I was completely terrified. And I think because I kept, in my head, going: ‘You are going to forget your lines! You are going to forget your lines! Obviously, with TV you have got the luxury of doing it in small segments. You do five minutes of the script every day, and you can go back and do it again if you make a mistake. Of course, you can’t do that when you are on the stage”.
Jones has been cast as Maggie in the play. Maggie is the character of a single mother of Welsh, who is also a newcomer in the village as a cappella choir who generates conspiracy and suspicion to the comfortable group of the middle-Englanders.
Jones lives in Cardiff and she expects to bring The Nightingales there. She said, “I have been to the New Theatre loads of times but I have never performed there, so I really am genuinely hugely excited. Apart from the fact it will be lovely that a lot of my friends and family can come to see it, there is a nice poetic sense about going back to Cardiff 12 years after being on stage last time.”