Gwlad yr Asyn

Ari is not your usual donkey; she was raised in a cosy home by a kind old lady. Now living in a donkey sanctuary somewhere in West Wales, she yearns for a life once more among humans.

Gwlad yr Asyn

by Wyn Mason

 

Ari is not your usual donkey; she was raised in a cosy home by a kind old lady. Now living in a donkey sanctuary somewhere in West Wales, she yearns for a life once more among humans. After being bought by a new owner, an unexpected friendship grows between her and an unruly, rebellious donkey, and she suddenly becomes aware of her captivity.

Faced with a chance to escape, will Ari choose freedom beyond the open gate? Or will years of being conditioned by human beings hold her back?

Directed by Steffan Donnelly, with live music, this new production – brimming with humour, satire and song – will charm and provoke audiences this summer.

Tour Dates 2021

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
10 + 11 August, 8.30pm
BSL performance on 11 August

Theatr Clwyd, Mold
14 August, 7pm (open air)

Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli
16 + 17 August, 7pm (open air)
BSL performance on 16 August

Pontio, Bangor
20 + 21 August, 7.30pm (open air)

Pembrey Country Park, Llanelli (Carmarthenshire Theatre)
23 + 24 August, 7pm (open air)

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
25 + 26 August, 7.30pm (open air)

Cast

Ari Gwenllian Higginson

Musicians  Bethan Rhiannon

                  Sam Humphreys

Creative team

Writer: Wyn Mason

Director: Steffan Donnelly

Composers + Sound Designers: Sam Humphreys + Bethan Rhiannon

Set + Costume Designer: Carl Davies

Lighting Designer: Jasmine Williams

Assistant Director: Rhian Blythe

Movement Director: Matthew Gough

Dramaturg: Mary Davies

Sibrwd Author: Chris Harris

Sibrwd Operator: Martha Davies

Voice of Sibrwd: Annes Elwy

Production Manager: Dyfan Rhys

Stage Manager: Lisa Briddon

Deputy Stage Manager: Ffion Rebecca Evans

Technical Stage Manager + Sound Engineer: Dan Jones

Touring Technician: Carwyn Williams

Set Construction: Carl Davies + Laurah Martin

BSL Interpreter: Cathryn McShane

Additional Information

Age guidance: 13+

Credits

A Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Os Nad Nawr production, in association with the National Eisteddfod of Wales, with support from Wales Millennium Centre and University of South Wales.

Gwlad yr Asyn | Interviews and more

Listen to the music from the show.

Udishido Records have released an EP which includes 5 songs from Gwlad yr Asyn.

Listen on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, YouTube Music, Deezer, Soundcloud, Amazon Music, Tidal, Napster, Yandex, iTunes and Amazon.