14 February 2017 + repeat screenings
Venues across Wales
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in partnership with Cadw and with support from Chapter
Couldn’t make it to Caerphilly Castle to see Macbeth? Don’t worry, with our new venture, Theatr Gen Byw, you can enjoy this spectacular production in your local cinema / arts centre. The production was broadcast live on the 14th of February 2017, and there will be repeat screenings (including English subtitles) on various dates in the venues. Full details can be found below.
“Fair is foul and foul is fair;
Hover through the fog and filthy air.”
The King of Scotland has generously rewarded his brightest warrior. But supernatural beings have predicted for Macbeth a far greater honour. When his merciless wife is captivated by the promise of infinite power, fuelling her husband’s fiendish ambition, he is doomed, and their devilish plans turn to bloody massacre.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s site-specific production – live from Caerphilly Castle – of Shakespeare’s brutal tragedy in a new Welsh translation by the late Gwyn Thomas.
Cast includes Richard Lynch (Pobol y Cwm, Hinterland) as Macbeth and Ffion Dafis (Byw Celwydd, Rownd a Rownd) as his merciless wife.
Director: Arwel Gruffydd.
“Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.”
Age guidance: 11+.
Access – Hynt Scheme
Hynt is a new national access scheme that works with theatres and arts centres in Wales to make sure there is a consistent offer available for visitors with an impairment or specific access requirement, and their Carers or Personal Assistants. The Hynt website will tell you all you need to know about the scheme: who it’s for; what it provides; and how to become a member. Many of the venues screening Macbeth are members of the Hynt scheme. For full details please visit the website of your local venue and for details of Hynt visit:
- Lowri Cooke
- Eryl Crump, Daily Post 4*
- Laura Edwards, Art Scene in Wales
Translation by the late Gwyn Thomas
Director: Arwel Gruffydd
Creative Team: Designer: Ruth Hall
Sound Designer: Dyfan Jones
Lighting Designer: Joe Fletcher
Assistant Director: Aled Pedrick
Cast includes: Richard Lynch (Macbeth), Ffion Dafis (Lady Macbeth), Gareth John Bale, Sion Eifion, Owain Gwynn, Gwenllian Higginson, Phylip Harries, Aled Pugh, Martin Thomas, Tomos Wyn, Llion Williams