We are delighted to announce that due to popular demand, an additional performance of Chwalfa will take place on Monday, 22nd February at 7.30pm.
The Welsh-language drama production, which brings to the stage the Great Strike of the Penrhyn Quarry, Wales’ longest running industrial dispute, has already sold out for the ten previously-announced performances between 17-27 February.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru brings to life the popular novel by T Rowland Hughes with a professional cast of twelve, accompanied by a sixty strong community chorus. Chwalfa portrays the devastating effects of the strike on the community, which lasted from 1900 to 1903, as told from the perspective of one fictitious family. The novel of the same name has been adapted by Gareth Miles, and will be directed by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s Artistic Director, Arwel Gruffydd.
The cast includes; Lisa Jên Brown, Sion Emyr, Dyfrig Evans, Mark Flanagan, Robin Griffith, Gwenno Hodgkins, Morfudd Hughes, Elain Lloyd, Ceri Murphy, Emyr Roberts, Rhodri Trefor and Llion Williams. There will also be a community cast which includes over sixty members performing in the production,
many of whom have family members that were directly affected by the strike, and whose forefathers were among the striking quarrymen.
The set designer is Cai Dyfan and the Composer, Designer and Musical Director is Dyfan Jones. The lighting designer is Elanor Higgins. Louise Rhoades-Brown and Ethan Forde are the Video designers and Erin Maddocks the Costume Designer.
The production will be performed in Welsh and translated for non-Welsh speakers by way of the company’s own smartphone app, Sibrwd, developed with tech firm Galactig. Sibrwd is an app that provides a little voice that whispers in the users ear in their own language during the theatre performance, and is available to use during all the performances.
Tickets are available from 10am Wednesday 10th February online at www.pontio.co.uk, by phoning the Box
Office on 01248 38 28 28 or by calling in at Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Deiniol Road, Bangor.
PRESS NIGHT: Friday, February 19th 2016, 7.30pm
For more information contact Gwen Siôn, Pontio Arts Marketing Manager 01248 388 421 firstname.lastname@example.org or Lowri Johnston, Theatr
Genedlaethol Cymru’s Head of Marketing and Communication: email@example.com / 01267 245617 / 07903
@TheatrGenCymru | #Chwalfa | theatr.cymru
Running Time: Approx 2hrs
30 mins (inc interval) |
Suitable for ages 11+
Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio, College Road, Bangor LL57 2TQ
17 to 27 February 2016, Tues – Sat
7.30pm, Sat 27 matinee 2.30pm
£15 (£12 concs, £30 family
of four) | www.pontio.co.uk | 01248 382828
Supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales, sponsored by Welsh Government.