A THEATRE production inspired by the old mental hospital is searching for people to share their stories of the site that closed in 1995.

Following a request by psychiatric doctors in Bangor, Frân Wen theatre company used medical records from the former Victorian asylum as inspiration for a live theatre production.

Fast forward six years, and that story - Anweledig - is set to hit Wales' largest theatres early next year and the theatre company is seeking anyone with friends or relatives who may have been patients to come forward.

"We're looking for personal stories from families and individuals who have in some way been affected by the hospital," said Carl Owen from Frân Wen.

"All these personal stories will be included as part of an art exhibition which will tour alongside Anweledig and will give the audiences a better insight into the effects of the hospital."

The North Wales Hospital site has recently been purchased by Denbighshire Council, who are set to transform it into a housing-based development.

"Anweledig has been inspired by old patient medical records, but it would help us get a fuller picture if we could hear from others who have experiences from the former Grade II listed asylum," added Carl.

"We'll share these stories with Anweledig's visual artist Mirain Haf, who'll then transform these words into artwork for the exhibition which will run alongside every show."

Written by acclaimed author Aled Jones WIlliams, Anweledig follows the journey of Glenda, played by Ffion Dafis, as she struggles to deal with depression.

"In this powerful and harrowing play we get to follow Glenda’s fiercely personal anguish as she confronts the illness and faces life outside of hospital." said the show's director Sara Lloyd.

"How will she, her family and friends deal with the traumatic reality of recovery and will she find light at the end of the tunnel?

"The ultimate aim is to give a stage to this illness that is often hidden and kept out of sight."

To share your North Wales Hospital stories contact Carl Owen from Frân Wen on carl@franwen.com, by calling 01248 715048 or through Frân Wen's Facebook page.

The exhibition and production will take place at Bangor's Theatr Pontio from Tuesday, February 19 until Friday 22, at Aberystwyth Arts Centre Tuesday, March 5 until Friday 8, Sherman Theatre in Cardiff on Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday 13 March, Ffwrnes Llanelli from Monday, March 18 to Friday 21 March and Stiwt Rhosllanerchrugog on Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday 27.