Presentations of works in progress
Theatr Gen Creu yn y Steddfod (Theatr Gen Creu at the Eisteddfod)
We will be continuing our partnership with the National Eisteddfod of Wales and providing a feast of theatre as part of the festival at the Pentref Drama (Drama Village). As part of the programme for the Pentref Drama we will be presenting Theatr Gen Creu yn y Steddfod (Theatr Gen Creu at the Eisteddfod), a series of readings and presentations of new works that are currently under development by the company, and written by a variety of writers – some at the start of their careers, and others who are experienced or emerging writers. This programme will offer these writers an opportunity to take risks and to be bold and playful with their craft. In addition, it will provide a stage for the company to give a glimpse of some of the works that are currently under development. For full details of the programme click here.
Nyrsys and Dwy
As part of Wales Millennium Centre’s season ‘Performances for the Curious’* during April 2018, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru presented two evenings of readings of works-in-progress, starting with a presentation of Nyrsys by Bethan Marlow on 17 April. This first public presentation was a rare opportunity to enjoy a taster of the full production that will follow in November 2018. Full details of Nyrsys available here.
The second of our presentations (Dwy) was a presentation of two winning dramas from the National Urdd Eisteddfod’s Drama Medal Competition. ‘Ansh’ by Lois Llywelyn Williams (2016) and ‘Lôn Terfyn’ by Mared Llywelyn Williams (2017). Full archive details here.
* ‘Performances for the Curious’ at Wales Millennium Centre – a season of exciting, compelling and critically-lauded new work from the very best in contemporary theatre and performance, together with a witty programme of comedy, cabaret, music, spoken word and scratch nights. Presented for the first time in 2018.
As a national company, we’re very pleased to support creative projects across Wales and beyond. At the moment, we’re supporting the following projects:
The Fox / Y Cadno
“He thought he was the master of both of us and he still thinks he’s the master of you.”
The Fox / Y Cadno places D. H. Lawrence’s tense and intimate tale in the desolate hills of the Welsh farmlands at the end of the First World War. Food is scarce and the harsh winter is coming. Jill Banford and Ellen March are two young farmers happily managing their own livelihoods, even when a young English soldier returns home to lodge with them through the winter. This bilingual Welsh and English play, fuses language, movement and music, in a story of power and isolation.
By Chris Harris
Director: Luke Hereford
Performers: Gwenllian Higginson, Kate Elis, Jack Ronan
We’re pleased to support the Research and Development work on The Fox / Y Cadno.
This Research and Development is generously funded and supported by the Arts Council of Wales with support from Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. This adaptation is reproduced by permission of Paper Lion Ltd. & the estate of Frieda Lawrence Ravagli.
This Research and Development work is being undertaken during July 2019.