This week (4 – 8 July 2016), Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru have held workshops in schools across Monmouthshire as part of the preperation for the arrival of Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod.
Actress Lynwen Haf Roberts has been leading the fun sessions for 250 primary school pupils. Pupils are given the opportunity to create their own presentation led by Lynwen, and try creating their own plan of the Eisteddfod.
Fflur Thomas, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru Associate Producer said; “These workshops are a fun addition to the excitement of the preparation work being undertaken to host the festival in the area. Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru are very proud of this opportunity to work with Monmouthshire and meeting so many prospective performers and young people that will be a part of Eisteddfod’s future.”
The drama village will once again be sponsored by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and the programme includes theatrical performances for all ages, panel discussions films, competitions, lectures and street theatre.
The main drama of the week, a co-production between Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and the National Eisteddfod, will be the winner of the Drama Medal at last year’s Eisteddfod, Rhith Gân by Wyn Mason. Sara Lloyd will direct the play, based on The Gentle Good’s album – Y Bardd Anfarwol.
It will be performed at the Cwt Drama from Monday to Friday at 18:00. Tickets are priced at £5 + normal field admission. Tickets go on sale on 1 July and will be available online from the Eisteddfod website.