In this first digital performance of its kind in the Welsh language, we’re proud to present Er Cofid 19 by Er Cof – a marathon piece of performance theatre that will explore our lives in lockdown with an audacious six hours of messing around, killing time and putting the world to rights. Megan Cynllo, Meleri Morgan, Nannon Evans and Naomi Nicholas make up Er Cof – a company formed by the foursome during their final year at Aberystwyth University. The four friends will perform live from their homes in Canton, Whitchurch, Llanllwch and Pontsian. More information to follow.
Created by Anna Poole and Kelly Jones, Room to Escape will see six families turn their homes from isolated spaces into a magical theatrical world. And finally, Humans Move, by Jessie Brett, sees dancers of all abilities coming together to find each other through the language of the body by using technology.
We will mainly focus on presenting Er Cof’s project, with National Theatre Wales primarily responsible for the other two projects.
In April, the two companies – in partnership with BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Arts – made a call-out for Wales’ theatre artists to respond creatively to the current situation and create new and innovative dramatic work for digital platforms. We have already created new work by the first three artists – Eddie Ladd, Emily Laurens and Justin Teddy Cliffe – and we are pleased to be working the artists in the second round to present new work.
More information will be available soon on where you can watch these new exciting commissions. This project is part of Creu Ar-lein, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s new programme in response to the coronavirus emergency and the challenge of creating original dramatic work during lockdown. More information about Creu Ar-lein available here.
28 May 2020