We’re proud to announce that Enfys by Melangell Dolma is the first play in our Dramâu Micro [Micro Plays] series with BBC Cymru Fyw and BBC Radio Cymru.
In this first partnership, we are working together with BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Cymru Fyw to develop theatrical experiences for our audiences to enjoy on digital platforms during this time. The short plays have been written by members of our Grŵp Dramodwyr Newydd [New Playwrights’ Group] and created under social distancing conditions.
Playwright Melangell Dolma is originally from Llanfrothen in Merionethshire. Previously a member of Theatr Clwyd’s Writers in Residence, Melangell is currently a member of our Grŵp Dramodwyr Newydd [New Playwrights’ Group]. Her first play, Bachu, was performed at the Conwy County National Eisteddfod 2019. Melangell is also an actress and has appeared in a number of theatre productions and television series.
This is the second project that Rhian Blythe has directed as part of our Awenau mentorship scheme. Rhian’s recent television work as an actress includes Morfydd, Deian a Loli and Un Bore Mercher for S4C. Her theatre work includes our production of Blodeuwedd, Dros y Top for Theatr Bara Caws, and Deep Cut for Sherman Theatre.
Richard Nichols is an actor from Porthcawl. He has appeared in a number of theatre productions including Penblwydd Poenus Pete (Theatr Iolo) and An Enemy of the People (Theatr Clwyd) and he’s also a familiar face on television with appearances in Dr Who (BBC), Byw Celwydd and Pobol y Cwm (S4C) to name but a few.
This project is part of Creu Ar-lein, our new programme in response to the coronavirus emergency and the challenge of creating original dramatic work during lockdown. More information about Enfys can be found here.
Melangell Dolma, Richard Nichols, Rhian Blythe
9 June 2020