The 1900 – 1903 Great Strike of Penrhyn Quarry is still the longest running industrial dispute in UK history. It tore apart a community, bringing untold hardship and suffering. But through it all there was brotherhood, a coming together in the name of justice and fainress, and remarkably, there was laughter and song.
This adaptation of T Rowland Hughes’ famous novel will put the quarrymen – who gave from their meagre wages so that their children would not suffer as they did – centre stage to celebrate the opening of a great new theatre at the foot of the very centre of learning that they built.
17 – 27 February, 2016
Lisa Jên Brown
Based on the novel by- T Rowland Hughes
Adapted by- Gareth Miles
Director- Arwel Gruffydd
Designer- Cai Dyfan
Composer, Sound Designer and Musical Director- Dyfan Jones
Lighting Designer- Elanor Higgins
Video Designer- Louise Rhoades-Brown
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in partnership with Pontio and Cwmni’r Frân Wen
An adaptation by Gareth Miles of ‘Chwalfa’ by T Rowland Hughes
Director: Arwel Gruffydd