13 November 2018
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr run a weekly drama club at Y Llwyfan, Carmarthen. The drama club provides the opportunity to build confidence, develop skills and teach children and young people about the theatre.
Prior to the performance of Nyrsys on Saturday 10 November at The Lyric, Carmarthen, the drama club performed Tudur Dylan’s action song ‘Hedfan’. This was a great opportunity for the children to perform in front of an audience and be part of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s wider work.
Images: Andrew James
13 November 2018
We had a great time at the Public Health Wales Conference at the end of last week. It was an excellent opportunity for us to promote and share information about Nyrsys with staff members at the different health boards, in addition to those working for other institutions and organisations.
Here are a few photographs of our time at the conference, with many thanks to Public Health Wales for the invitation to take part.
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.
I was thrillled when Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru got in touch to ask if I’d like to light their latest production, Hollti, for them. The last time I lit a show for the company was Chwalfa last year at Pontio. This will also be the second verbatim show I’ve lit for the company, Sgint being the other a few years back. Continue Reading…
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!
The final days in the rehearsal room
The final week in the rehearsal room is always fascinating, especially with a new piece – pulling the whole thing together, remembering what we did (not always easy when there is so much detail), remembering every word and every note (ditto) and shaping it all into a continuous flowing drama. Continue Reading…
Mae wythnos gyntaf ymarferion Y Tŵr wedi bod yn gyfnod cyffrous iawn.
Mae’r broses o gymryd opera newydd o’r dudalen i’r llwyfan am y tro cyntaf yn gallu bod yn un llawn pryder: a fydd hi’n gweithio ar y llwyfan, y tu hwnt i weledigaeth y cyfansoddwr, yr awdur a’r comisiynydd? A fydd y gerddoriaeth yn dod â’r testun yn fyw mewn ffordd ddeinamig, ystyrlon? A fydd y syniadau cynhyrchu a’r dylunio’n gweithio gyda darn nad oes neb eto wedi’i glywed? Ac yn y blaen . . . Continue Reading…
I’m Ffion, and I’ve been looking after the ‘Macbeth’ production team at Caerphilly Castle. My job at Cadw is to create a public programme of extraordinary experiences for visitors across our sites in Wales, from art exhibitions to open-air cinemas and spectacular outdoor art projects, like Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s new production of Macbeth at Caerphilly Castle. Continue Reading…
For our production of Dawns Ysbrydion / Ghost Dance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Y Pencadlys, one of Wales’ most exciting electronic artists will be playing live on stage during the production. For a chance to hear a brilliant DJ set he did for C2 BBC Radio Cymru click HERE. You’re in for a treat!
As another week passes by, the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, its’ iconic pink pavilion and all of it’s proceedings are now but a distant memory…and a fantastic one at that. I had the pleasure of working with Theatr Genedaethol Cymru through-out the week of the festival and it was a week full of great experiences.