Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru prepares packs to accompany various productions. We offer the following:
Resource pack to accompany the production (education establishments and Welsh learners)
Special offer on tickets for groups
Workshops with specialists in the theatre industry
Pre-show talk with the Director
Work experience on a production
If you would like further information, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Y Tŵr Resources
The director Michael McCarthy discusses the final few days of rehearsals before the world premiere of Y Tŵr at Sherman Theatre, 19 May 2017.
The writer, poet and musician Gwyneth Glyn discusses writing the libretto for Y Tŵr, setting the words of Gwenlyn Parry to music.
Here’s the conductor, Richard Baker, discussing the role of the conductor and working on an opera in the Welsh language Y Tŵr
Here are the singers, Caryl Hughes (Female) and Gwion Thomas (Male) discussing Y Tŵr
Here’s the designer, Samal Blak, discussing the design concept of Y Tŵr
Michael McCarthy, Director of Y Tŵr and Artistic Director, Music Theatre Wales and Arwel Gruffydd, Artistic Director, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru discuss working together on Y Tŵr, a new opera based on the seminal play by Gwenlyn Parry.
The composer Guto Puw talks about creating Y Tŵr – the opera.
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), Glan yr Afon (Newport), Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall, Neuadd Dwyfor (Pwllheli), Taliesin Arts Centre (Swansea) and Theatr Clwyd (Mold).
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 a 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.
Before being allowed to use the film, the consent form must be signed and returned, stating that you are willing to comply with the conditions noted.
Education Pack: Macbeth
This Education Pack was developed by Shakespeare School Festival and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.
Ressources for Welsh Learners
These resources were developed by Nant Gwrtheyrn Language Centre, supported by Y Ganolfan Dysgu Cymraeg Genedlaethol and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. These resources are only available in Welsh.
Into Film Cymru are a film education organisation, supported by the BFI with Lottery funding, who work with 1,000 schools in Wales, providing resources, teacher training, support for film clubs and networking within the film industry. To coincide with Macbeth and to promote Shakespeare Week 20–27 March, Into Film Cymru have a bilingual resource available for secondary schools which aims to engage youngsters with the recent film adaptation of Macbeth. The resource can be used to compare and contrast the film and stage versions of Macbeth.
Throughout the year, we organise a programme of workshops with various groups. The workshops can be tailored to suit your needs, and they could include fields such as Directing, Acting, Writing and Marketing. If you’re interested in organising a workshop, please contact email@example.com
Over the next few weeks, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s Drama Club and Menter Iaith Gorllewin Sir Gâr (West Carmarthenshire Language Initiative) will tour primary schools in the area and present theatre workshops led by Siân Elin Williams, one of the leaders of the Club. We look forward to meeting the county’s schoolchildren and bringing the world of the theatre into the classroom. Schools in the area are welcome to contact Gwawr Williams, the scheme’s Development Officer, if they would like to arrange a workshop.
The Drama Club meets every Wednesday evening between 6 and 7 pm in Y Llwyfan, Carmarthen – the home of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. The aim is to develop confidence in children by teaching them new performance skills and nurturing their interest in the theatre. The Club will run for the second year in 2018/19, and will open its doors to new members.
We offer a work experience programme which is aimed at year 11 secondary school pupils, sixth form pupils, university students, or individuals over the age of 16. We can offer work experience in specific areas within the company, depending on your interests.
If you’re interested in the theatre, why not get in touch with us to see what’s possible? We can usually offer between 5 and 10 days of work experience, but please note that no remuneration will be given.
Blog by Sarah Burge
Sarah Burge is a local artist and is on work experience with the costume department of Macbeth. She’s been keeping a diary of her time on the production on her blog. Read about her experiences here.