Y Tad (The Father)
THEATR GENEDLAETHOL CYMRU IN ASSOCIATION WITH PONTIO
21 February – 16 March 2018
by Florian Zeller
Welsh translation by Geraint Løvgreen
“There are strange things happening around us. Haven’t you noticed?”
The father’s world is topsy-turvy. Who are these strangers in his house? Is it his house at all?
This is a heart-rending story about a man who is failing to understand what is happening to him as his memory crumbles, and a daughter who is struggling to come to terms with her father’s illness.
A new Welsh translation of Le Père, winner of the Molière Award 2014 for the Best Play, and winner of the competition to Translate a Play into Welsh at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, 2016.
“I’m in my own house, aren’t I? Am I? . . . No? . . . This is my house, isn’t it?”
Director: Arwel Gruffydd.
Cast: Dyfan Roberts, Catrin Mara, Dafydd Emyr, Fflur Medi Owen, Rhodri Siôn, Mirain Fflur
This is a Welsh-language production. The Sibrwd app provides a live audio translation for non Welsh-speakers and Welsh beginners. Full information available here.
Age guidance 11+
Includes a scene with an element of violence which some might find disturbing.
Y Tad will be touring to seven venues across Wales, and there will be a rich participation programme to coincide with the tour. Full dates below.
Pontio, Bangor: 21 February 7.30pm (Preview) / 22 February 7.30pm / 23 February 2.00pm and 7.30pm
Pre-show talk for Welsh learners February 21 at 6.30pm. Chair: Eirian Conlon
The talk will be in conducted in welsh. Tickets are free to this event but must be reserved beforehand.
Post show talk 22 February
Pontardawe Arts Centre: 27 February 7.30pm / 28 February 11am
Post-show talk, 27 February
Theatr Felinfach, Aeron Valley: 2 March 1pm and 7.30pm / 3 March 7.30pm
Post-show talk, 2 March (evening performance)
Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen: 6 March 1pm and 7.30pm
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff: 8 March 7.30pm / 9 March 1.30pm and 7.30pm
Post-show talk, 8 March
Theatr Clwyd, Mold: 13 March 7.45pm / 14 March 1.30pm and 7.45pm
Post-show talk, 13 March
Garth Olwg Centre, Church Village, Pontypridd: 16 March 1pm and 7.30pm
Pre-show talk for Welsh learners (matinee performance). Talk begins at 12.15pm and chaired by Helen Prosser.