The film Macbeth by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is now available to education establishments and Welsh learners. In February 2017, Gwyn Thomas’s Welsh adaptation of Macbeth was performed by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru at Caerphilly Castle. The cast included Richard Lynch (Macbeth), Ffion Dafis (Lady Macbeth), Gareth John Bale, Siôn Eifion, Owain Gwynn, Phylip Harries, Gwenllian Higginson, Aled Pugh, Martin Thomas, Llion Williams and Tomos Wyn.
“Every part of this production was of the highest standard – it is truly worth seeing.”
(Lowri Cooke in her review of Macbeth.)
As a part of Theatr Gen Byw – our new, exciting enterprise – the performance of Macbeth on 14 February 2017 was broadcast live to centres throughout Wales, including Chapter (Cardiff), Pontio (Bangor), Galeri (Caernarfon), Theatr Colwyn (Colwyn Bay), Torch Theatre (Milford Haven), Riverside (Newport), Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall, Neuadd Dwyfor (Pwllheli), Taliesin Arts Centre (Swansea) and Theatr Clwyd (Mold). Repeat screenings were also held at several centres, as well as in some additional venues, throughout the months of March and April.
As a result of this enterprise, there is now an opportunity for education establishments – in particular secondary schools, further education colleges and higher education establishments – to watch and use the film of Macbeth for educational purposes until the end of 2017. Two versions are available – a Welsh-language version and a subtitled Welsh-language version.
An Education Pack, to accompany the film, is available here.
Said Rhian A. Davies, Executive Producer of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru:
“The film Macbeth by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is of the highest standard and certainly worth seeing. We are delighted to be able to share it with the education sector. This is part of our wider participation strategy to create a digital legacy to accompany our productions for educational use. It also enables those pupils or students who were unable to see the production at Caerphilly, or in a live broadcast or repeat showing, to enjoy this excellent film.”
In order to watch the film, the establishment showing it will be required to sign and return a consent form to declare that they are willing to comply with the conditions noted. They will then receive a login password to gain access to the film. Anyone using the film for educational purposes will be required to submit a viewing report to Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. Please find the consent form here.
For further information please contact Llinos Jones, Participation and Marketing Officer, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Llinos.firstname.lastname@example.org / 01267 245612.