“It’s chaos out there. Not that I’m complaining. Lotta profit in chaos.”

High above New York City, the super-rich wine and dine in sky-line restaurants dreaming of bigger and better cities. In a military bunker deep in the heart of an American wasteland, the poor compete for food and preferment in a programme with more than sinister ends. What happens when the rift between haves and the have-nots becomes unassailable?

Matthew Bulgo returns to The Other Room once again with this intellectual thriller. Directed by one of Wales’ most established directors, Sara Lloyd, American Nightmare dissects the battle lines that exist within the eponymous ‘American Dream’.

Cast & Creatives



Lowri Izzard


Ruth Ollman


Gwydion Rhys


Christopher Gordon

The Program

Richard Harrington



Matthew Bulgo


Sara Lloyd


Delyth Evans

Lighting Designer

Katy Morison

Sound Designer / Composer

Tic Ashfield

Video Designer

Simon Clode

Production Manager

Rhys Williams

Stage Manager

Hattie Wheeler

Fight Director

Kevin McCurdy

Associate Director

Matthew Holmquist

Assistant Director

Duncan Hallis

Casting Director

Nicola Reynolds

BSL Interpreter

Sami Thorpe

Set Builder

Will Goad


American Nightmare at The Other Room 10/09 - 29/09

Previews: £5 - 10/09, 11/09

Week 1: £8 - 13/09, 15/09

Week 2: £10 - 17/09, 22/09

Week 3: £12 - 23/09, 29/09



BSL Interpreted Performance & 'TOR presents...' event - 19/09


This production is made possible by the generous support of the Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council England, The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Leche Trust & The Carne Trust. 

With Special Thanks also to Prysg, Hayley Burns, RWCMD, University of South Wales, Wales Millenium Centre, Theatre 503, Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Arad Goch, Theatrau Sir Gâr, Theatr Clwyd and Theatre Genedlaethol Cymru.

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