Merch yr Eog / Merc’h an Eog
5 October – 24 November, 2016
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Teatr Piba in partnership with Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Mair is called home to a funeral, and feelings of guilt and responsibility are brought to the surface. She starts to question her values and the happiness she thought she had found in Brittany with her partner Loeiza. All of a sudden, she has never felt so far from Wales.
But can a friendly neighbour, who brings a strange gift to her door, calm her troubled mind?
A new, contemporary and multilingual play (Welsh/Breton/French) that explores the close relationship between Wales and Brittany, and the eternal dilemma of the immigrant.
The play is performed in Welsh, Breton and French, with a translation available in all three languages – as well as in English – via Sibrwd. Please download the Sibrwd app before arriving at the theatre; it’s free to download from iTunes and Google Play. Don’t have a smartphone? Don’t worry, we’ll have many devices to borrow at the theatre and a team of people to help set you up!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Merch yr Eog is a production by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Teatr Piba (a company from Brittany) and in partnership with Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
This play will be performed in three languages – Welsh, Breton and French, but there will be a way to understand all languages by using the Sibrwd app which offers a translation to all three languages plus in English.
To follow the whole dialogue in the play, every audience member will have to use the Sibrwd app, which will offer a translation through headphones or on the phone screen.
You can download Sibrwd for free on smart phones through iTunes and Googleplay. Please download this app before coming to the theatre, and bring headphones with you. If you don’t have headphones, you’ll be able to purchase a pair before going in to the theatre for £2.
If you do not have a mobile phone, we will have many devices available to borrow during the performance.
Sibrwd will offer translation in Welsh, Breton, French and English.
When you arrive at the theatre, select the wi-fi option ‘Sibrwd’ and then turn your phone on ‘airplane mode,’ but make sure that the wi-fi is still connected. This will ensure that you won’t have any incoming calls that will interrupt you during the performance.
Open the Sibrwd app and click on ‘Performance.’ Once the play starts, the text and audio will start automatically.
Things to note:
Make sure that you don’t pull the earphones out of the device during the performance.
If the device is locked, the app will stop working until you unlock it.
DURATION OF THE PLAY: Tbc. There will be no interval.
SUITABLE FOR: 12+ (not suitable for young children)
DISABLED ACCESS: There will be disabled access in every venue. Please contact the venue directly for more information.
For further information or if you have any questions about Sibrwd, please contact Lowri Johnston, Head of Marketing and Communications; 01267 245617 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on original work by Owen Martell and Aziliz Bourgès
Directed by: Sara Lloyd, Thomas Cloarec
Designer: Nadège Renard
Lighting Designer: Ceri James
AV Designer: Louise Rhoades-Brown
Sound Designer: Steve Shehan
Cast includes: Lleuwen Steffan, Rhian Morgan, Dyfan Roberts, Dyfan Dwyfor, Loeiza Beauvir, Steeve Brudey, Mai Lincoln.