We are extending a very warm welcome to you to join us as we rehearse and prepare for the opening of our spring show, Estron, at the Miners’ Theatre, Ammanford, before it embarks on a national tour throughout Wales.
A happy new year to you all! And what better time than the beginning of January to sow the seeds of the Backstage Club, especially organised for young people by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru!
Ever since I was very young, drama has been an important part of my everyday life, and now I really enjoy giving children in the community a taste of the world of drama. They are given an opportunity to experience and discover creativity, and a way of expressing themselves, through drama, improvisation and creating new characters.
An invitation for the residents of Anglesey: come and enjoy Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s latest production at Galeri Caernarfon!
- A special offer for residents of Anglesey – a coach, completely free of charge, has been arranged to take residents of Anglesey to Galeri Caernarfon, for the opening night of Hollti’s national tour.
- A new play based on plans for a new atomic power station on the island, and the response of the local community.
Young people of Anglesey enjoying writing and being creative
Meeting some pupils from Ysgol Bodedern, Anglesey, recently was an unique experience – they were full of ideas and very happy to chat.
I started the day by getting to know the pupils before encouraging them to create a work of art on the theme “What is special about being a young person on the island today, and tomorrow?” – and how do they see the future of the island within ten years if Wylfa Newydd sees the light of day?
They came up with some great and colourful responses. I soon realised that these young people’s roots in the island are very deep, and that they are fiercely proud of their area, their school and their community.
Manon Wyn Williams, the author of Hollti, joined us in the afternoon for a session of learning how to create a verbatim play, as she did with Hollti. The sixth form crew were a lively bunch, and eager to learn, and it was great to be in the company of young people who obviously loved drama.
The crew will, over the next few weeks, be creating their own short verbatim play, and it will be possible to hear their work being read in Caffi’r Theatrau on the National Eisteddfod field at 12:30 pm on the Friday. A warm welcome is extended to all to join us to hear this new work written by several young people from Anglesey.
I would like to thank everyone for the welcome, and for being willing to voice an opinion. I’m looking forward immensely to seeing every member of the crew on the Eisteddfod field in the near future!