When Mostyn, an ageing Pembrokeshire farmer on the brink of bankruptcy, runs into Jethro, a young raver, his fortunes appear to take a positive turn. The pair secretly mobilise the locals of the village pub to help put on the greatest money-spinning event in the history of Little Emlyn: Lewistock. But things do not go to plan. Moneylenders, drug dealers, the county council and the bank all set a collision course with Mostyn and Jethro. As the clock ticks down to the August bank holiday rave and the young revellers begin to pour in from all corners of the county, the tension ramps up. It’s not clear who exactly will get out alive. Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave pits a struggling Welsh farming community steeped in centuries of religion and tradition against the unstoppable rave movement of the early 1990s, with often poignant and riotous consequences.
Richard will be in conversation with Jamie Owen