Productions: Plays by new writers
Milwr yn y Meddwl
During the National Eisteddfod Cardiff 2018, we presented Milwr yn y Meddwl by Heiddwen Tomos, the play that won the Drama Medal at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod 2017. This is a hard-hitting work that throws light on the experience of a soldier who is returning to his family and his community after serving his country in the Iraq War. Milwr yn y Meddwl is a co-production between Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Sherman Theatre, in partnership with the National Eisteddfod of Wales. For full details click here.
Estron, an alternative and contemporary play by Hefin Robinson, toured Wales during April and May 2018. This mischievous yet heart-rending work won the Drama Medal at the 2016 National Eisteddfod, and the production at the Cwt Drama on the Maes of the 2017 National Eisteddfod was extremely well received by reviewers and audiences alike. Lowri Cooke said that the play was “one that must be experienced” and “… fresh and funny, causing a veritable explosion of memories in the viewer’s head.” Read her full review here.
The team that brought the play to life in 2017 remained in place for the tour – with Janet Aethwy directing a cast that included Gareth Elis, Ceri Elen and Elin Llwyd. Estron toured Wales and was available to a wide range of venues by way of the Night Out scheme. This scheme, run by the Arts Council of Wales, works in partnership with Local Authorities to help groups of volunteers throughout Wales bring professional productions to community venues. Estron was presented in association with the National Eisteddfod of Wales and Carmarthenshire Theatres. For full details click here.