Pantglas Junior School, scene of the Aberfan disaster
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Call to cancel Aberfan play at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

A survivor of the Aberfan disaster has called for a controversial play about the event at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe next month to be cancelled.

Children of Mine tell the story of the October 1966 disaster in which 144 people, mostly children, died.

Bernard Thomas, who was among the pupils to escape but who lost two relatives, said survivors had not been consulted.

Writer and director Mark Jermin said the play was a "fitting tribute".

Arts and media correspondent, Huw Thomas, reports.

Cancel Aberfan play, says survivor

  • 25 Jul 2013