July 2022: the Met Office records the highest ever UK temperature.


Prosiect 40°C is an ambitious long-term project from Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru responding to this critical moment in the climate crisis.

As we battle for a better world for future generations, we must challenge the old ways of responding to disasters in the natural world. We must look beyond the mainstream, rooting our ideas in the realities of contemporary Wales – in our land and our diverse communities.

The big question? How can live theatre help us to deepen our understanding of the climate crisis, to understand it not as something that exists not solely in a distant time or place, but as an intrinsic part of life in Wales today?

Gwreiddioli Residency

28 - 31 August 2023

In August 2023, Prosiect 40°C began with the Gwreiddioli residency, supported by Natural Resources Wales.

Guided by lead artist and curator Dylan Huw, 5 artists came together at the Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth to listen, challenge, co-imagine and develop creative ideas.

Gwreiddioli” is a newly coined word which describes the process of creating original ideas with the ethos of deep rooting: in our land, our history and our community.

During the 4 day residency, the artists - Leo Drayton, Richard Huw Morgan, Steffan Phillips, clare e. potter a Talulah Thomas - were inspired to consider diverse perspectives on how the climate crisis intersects with everything else that defines life today.