News 22/05/2024

Parti Priodas Playtext | Now available

Poster image of Mared Llywelyn and Mark Henry for parti priodas. They are dressed formally in a suit and bridesmaid dress, but Mared has muddy wellingtons on. Around them, balloons, confetti, roses and other party decorations are strewn. Both look directly in front of them and neither are smiling

2 actors at the top of their game, 20 performances across 11 theatres, 1 comedy festival, and 1 rugby club…Add to that over 2,300 watching in the audience, and you’ve got yourself a Parti Priodas national tour.

Yes, the end has sadly come, and, on the weekend, we headed to Pwllheli for the final performances of Parti Priodas, a rich comedy-drama that captured the hearts of audiences all over Wales. It was a pleasure to finish the tour within the landscape of Gruffudd Owen’s play, on the Welsh coastline in Pen Llŷn.

We may have seen the final curtain, but you can still enjoy this special play. We partnered with Sebra in April to publish the Parti Priodas script, in conjunction with the national tour. It has since been picked as May Book of the Month by Books Council of Wales.

The playwright, Gruffudd Owen, said:
"I love that Sebra have published the script to coincide with Theatr Genedlaethol’s tour. I hope readers will treasure this comedy-drama about love, belonging, and dancing on tables."

Mared Llywelyn and Mark Henry Davies in Parti Priodas. Mared is a young white woman with brown hair. She wears a pink bridesmaid dress. Mark is a young white, bald man wearing a black suit and tie. The set consists of a white drape background, and stacked crates topped with wedding paraphernalia with objects and there is an archway decorated with flowers. Mark is throwing confetti. He smiles and looking at the confetti. Mared is looking up at the confetti with eyes wide, smiling.

We’re excited to be working with Sebra, a company that is committed to publishing contemporary and entertaining literature. Gwennan Evans, Sebra’s Creative Editor and Publication Programme Manager, shares our excitement for the collaboration:
"Collaborating on this project brings me such pride. The script will serve as an important resource for producers and actors of the future and will ensure that the work lives on long after the final curtain call."

So, if you missed the show on tour (or want to revisit the play after seeing the stage production), join in the fun and get your copy now from Sebra’s website.

We can’t wait to see excerpts of the play performed in 'ymgom' and monologue competitions at the Eisteddfod for years to come!