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Theatr na nÓg are once again igniting the imagination of the nation

news imageThe Amazing Adventures of Wallace & Bates

Theatr na nÓg are once again igniting the imagination of the nation with their show The Amazing Adventures of Wallace & Bates.
Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter Bates were intrepid explorers of the Victorian Age. Think Bear Grylls and Indiana Jones. They were famous for their sense of adventure and their quest to discover the origin of species. This show tells the story of their journey to the Amazon where they collected new and previously undiscovered species.

These two Victorian Scientists arrive at National Museum Cardiff and at the National Eisteddfod to prepare for their expedition of discovery to the unexplored Amazon.
In their telling of tales of adventure, children will have an opportunity to venture out on their own expedition to discover something new and wondrous for themselves.
This live and interactive storytelling event, with original music, will give children an opportunity to share their experiences with peers and give them a greater understanding of the natural world around them.

Alfred Russel Wallace was born in Monmouthshire in 1823, in Llanbadoc, which is very close to Abergavenny where the show will be performed this year at the Eisteddfod!
Theatr na nÓg will bring you another wonderful story to enchant young audiences and inspire young minds.

Geinor Styles, Artistic Director of Theatr na nÓg

For more information, please visit www.theatrnanog.co.uk

Tour Dates

NATIONAL MUSEUM WALES, CARDIFF
Tuesday 12th of July 2016 -10.30am and 12.30pm (Schools Performances in English)
Wednesday 13th of July 2016 -10.30am and 12.30pm (Schools Performances in English)
Thursday 14th of July 2016 - 10.30am and 12.30pm (Schools Performances in English)
Saturday 23rd of July 2016 - 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Family Performances in English)
Sunday 24th of July 2016 - 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Family Performances in English)
Tuesday 26th of July 2016 - 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Family Performances in English)
Wednesday 27th of July 2016 - 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Family Performances in English)
Thursday 28th of July 2016 - 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Family Performances in English)
Friday 29th of July 2016 - 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Family Performances in Welsh)

CWT DRAMA, EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL SIR FYNWY
Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 - 11am (Welsh Performance)
Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 - 11am (Welsh Performance)
Friday 5th of August 2016 - 11am (Welsh Performance)
Saturday 6th of August 2016 - 11am (Welsh Performance)

Company Biog
Theatr na nÓg is on a mission to ignite the imagination of the nation. They believe in the power of outstanding theatre to inspire life-long change, and enrich the lives of people of all ages. Rooted in the Welsh Valleys, Theatr na nÓg create original theatre in English and Welsh that inspires and engages audiences of all ages across Wales and beyond.
Theatr na nÓg means ‘theatre of eternal youth,’ and they bring this energy and passion to creating excellent shows that truly connect with audiences from Swansea to Singapore. The company love bringing to life the stories of ordinary people who achieve extraordinary things.

Theatr na nÓg work with, and create original productions for, young audiences and schools and regularly provide main stage work with appeal for a wide range of ages.
Theatr na nÓg was founded over 30 years ago to meet the needs of the community in West Glamorgan. We’ve come a long way since then, but our ethos has remained the same. We believe that people of all ages and backgrounds should be able to experience accessible, live theatre of the highest quality.
As a registered charity, Theatr na nÓg are supported by the Arts Council of Wales, private companies and other funders to make our work possible. Every year more than 16,000 young people and their families attend our educational performances.

As an associate company to Wales Millennium Centre, Theatr na nÓg enjoy dreaming up exciting collaborations outside of the theatre world. Their growing list of collaborators includes the Natural History Museum (London), National Museum Wales, The National Botanic Gardens of Wales, and Singapore Science Centre.
Theatr na nÓg were the company behind the recent tour of Tom The Musical.

Cast and Crew
Cast
Wallace - Tom Gwynfryn Evans
Tom decided to pursue his love of acting which is where his passion lies and has since had a very busy year with Regan Management. With numerous music video appearances and walk on roles at the beginning of the year there is no sign of him stopping. A Henry V monologue shot as part of the celebratory year of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary and a short film he appeared in as the lead last year has just won 'Best Comedy' at Cardiff Mini Film Festival 2016 - the future seems bright for this passionate young actor. With a second recall for RADA, LARCA Workshops and Royal Welsh Workshop training under his belt he is looking to strengthen his abilities as an actor. A passion for the arts, theatre and in particular the film industry, the ultimate goal for Tom would be to play the lead in an RSC production in one of the many Shakespearean Classics. He's excited to be taking part in his first theatre role and is looking forward to performing with theatre Na Nôg over the next few weeks.

Bates - Tom Blumberg
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (Acting)

Theatre work: 'Shelley and the Ratman' (RWCMD, Puppetry in Performance), Mimosa (Clwyd Theatre Cymru), Somewhere in England (Clwyd Theatre Cymru), The Big City (Cockpit Theatre), Happy Bobiday (Arad Goch), Can I Be a Milwr Mam? (Sherman Cymru, Script Slam)
Television : American Monster (Discovery Channel ID US), Rownd a Rownd (Rondo/S4C)
Radio: Emanuel (BBC Radio Cymru)
Tom is also looking forward to moving to New York at the end of this year to complete a short course at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan.

Production Team
Stage Manager - Lisa Briddon
Composer - Jak Poore
Production Manager - Geraint Chinnock
Designer - Kitty Callister
Writer - Geinor Styles
Director - Sara Lewis


Anturiaethau Anhygoel Wallace a Bates

Unwaith yn rhagor mae Theatr na nÓg yn tanio dychymyg y genedl gyda’i gynhyrchiad Anturiaethau Anhygoel Wallace a Bates.

Gwyddonwyr dewr or oes Fictoria oedd Alfred Russel Wallace a Henry Walter Bates. Meddyliwch amdanyn nhw fel Bear Grylls a Indiana Jones. Roedd y ddau yn enwog am fod yn Anturiaethwyr o fri a’u hymgais oedd i ddarganfod y tarddiad o rhywogaethau (origin of species). Maer ddrama hon yn olrhain hanes y ddau wrth iddyn nhw ddarganfod a chasglu rhywogaethau newydd yn yr Amazon.

Bydd y ddau Gwyddonydd Ficorianaidd yn cyrraedd Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru, Caerdydd ac Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Sir Fynwy wrth baratoi am eu hantur i’r Amazon. Wrth iddynt adrodd eu hanes hudolus, mi fydd cynulleidfaeodd hefyd yn cael cyfle i fentro ar daith eu hunain er mwyn darganfod rhywbeth newydd a rhyfeddol! Bydd y digwyddiad byw a rhyngweithiol yma yn rhoi cyfle i blant i rannu eu profiadau gyda’u cyfoedion, a rhoi gwell dealltwriaeth iddyn nhw o’r bywyd naturiol sydd o’u hamgylch.

Ganwyd Alfred Russel Wallace yn Sir Fynwy ym 1823, yn Llanbadoc, sydd yn agos iawn i’r Fenni lle bydd y sioe yn cael eu perfformio yn yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol eleni.

Bydd Theatr na nÓg yn dod â stori ryfeddol arall i swyno cynulleidfaoedd ifanc ac ysbrydoli eu meddyliau.

Geinor Styles, Cyfarwyddydd Artistig Theatr na nÓg

Am fwy o wybodaeth - www.theatrnanog.co.uk

Dyddiadau Perfformiadau

AMGUEDDFA GENEDLAETHOL CYMRU, CAERDYDD
Dydd Mawrth 12fed o Orfennaf 2016 -10.30am and 12.30pm (Perfformiadau Saeneg i Ysgolion)
Dydd Mercher 13eg o Orfennaf 2016 -10.30am and 12.30pm (Perfformiadau Saeneg i Ysgolion)
Dydd Iau 14eg o Orffenaf 2016 - 10.30am and 12.30pm (Perfformiadau Saeneg i Ysgolion)
Dydd Sadwrn 23ain o Orffennaf 2016 - 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Perfformiadau Saeneg i Ysgolion)
Dydd Sul 24ain o Orffennaf 2016 - 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Perfformiadau Saeneg i Ysgolion)
Dydd Mawrth 26ain o Orffennaf 2016 - 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Perfformiadau Saesneg i Deuluoedd)
Dydd Mercher 27ain o Orffennaf 2016 - 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Perfformiadau Saesneg i Deuluoedd)
Dydd Iau 28ain o Orffennaf 2016 - 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Perfformiadau Saesneg i Deuluoedd)
Dydd Gwener 29ain o Orffennaf 2016 - 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Perfformiadau Cymraeg i Deuluoedd)

CWT DRAMA, EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL SIR FYNWY
Dydd Mawrth 2il o Awst 2016 - 11am (Perfformiad Cymraeg)
Dydd Mercher 3ydd o Awst 2016 - 11am (Perfformiad Cymraeg)
Dydd Gwener 5ed o Awst 2016 - 11am a 3pm (Perfformiad Cymraeg)
Dydd Sadwrn 6ed o Awst 2016 - 11am (Perfformiad Cymraeg)

Company Biog
Sefydlwyd Theatr na nÓg ym 1982 i gynhyrchu theatr ar gyfer cynulleidfaoedd sbectrwm llydan drwy Gymru mewn ystod eang o fannau cyfarfod a lleoliadau yn y ddwy iaith.

Ystyr Theatr na nÓg yn llythrennol wedi ei gyfieithu, yw ieuenctid tragwyddol ac mae hyn yn mewngapsiwleiddio ethos y Cwmni drwy greu theatr sydd â'r pŵer i gyffroi ac i weithio'n agos gyda chynulleidfaoedd o bob oedran.

Mae Theatr na nÓg wedi parhau i dderbyn cyllid i gyflawni'r amcan craidd yma drwy Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru. Mae'r gefnogaeth barhaol yma, a rhanddeiliaid eraill, wedi sicrhau bod rhaglen theatr o ansawdd uchel yn cael ei ddarparu yn gyson i gynulleidfaoedd ar draws Cymru.

Mae'r Cwmni yn ddarparwr rheolaidd o brif waith llwyfan drwy'r wlad ac mae'n parhau i ehangu ei bortffolio o fannau cyfarfod.

Mae Theatr na nÓg bellach yn Gwmni Cysylltiol i Ganolfan Mileniwm Cymru. Mae
hyn wedi caniatáu i'r Cwmni i gynhyrchu gwaith newydd ar gyfer cynulleidfa o ystod eang ac i godi ei broffil ar lwyfan rhyngwladol.
Mae Theatr na nÓg yn parhau i ddatblygu o fod yn gwmni sy'n cynhyrchu gwaith yn unig ar gyfer ysgolion i gael ei gydnabod gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru fel un o'r cwmnïau theatr sy'n cael ei annog i gynhyrchu gwaith ar gyfer amryw o gynulleidfaoedd drwy Gymru a thu hwnt.

Mae cydweithio gyda sefydliadau sbesiffig di – gelfyddyd, megis Amgueddfa Hanes Naturiol yn Llundain, Amgueddfa Abertawe, Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru, Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol Cymru, Canolfan Gwyddoniaeth Singapore wedi caniatáu i Theatr na nÓg i ymestyn at gynulleidfa ehangach gyda phynciau mwy amrywiol, a defnyddio theatr i amlygu pwysigrwydd themâu hanesyddol a gwyddonol.

Roedd Theatr na nÓg hefyd yn gyfrifaol am y cynhyrchiad Tom A Story f Tom Jones. A Musical a bu mas ar daith eleni led led Prydain.


Cast
Wallace - Tom Gwynfryn Evans
Yn ifanc iawn, penderfynodd Tom i ddilyn gyrfa yn actio ac ers hynny, mae e wedi cael blwyddyn prysur gyda Regan Management. Ar ol ymddangos mewn sawl fideo cerddoriaeth ar ddechrau'r flwyddyn mae ei yrfa eleni wedi symud o nerth i nerth. Cafodd ei fonalog o Henry V a recrdiwyd, ei ddarlledu fel rhan o ddathluadau Shakespeare yn 400 a fe wnaeth ffilm fer lle bu Tom yn actio y brif rhan, ennill gwobr 'Comedy Gorau' yn y Cardiff Mini Film Festival 2016. Mae ei brofiad o gael clyweliadau gyda RADA, gweithdai gyda LARCA a Coleg Cerdd a Drama Frenhinol Cymru wedi helpu Tom i honi ei sgiliau fel actor. Brif nod Tom yw i warae'r brif rhan mewn ddrama Shakespeare i'r RSC. Mae Tom yn edrych mlaen i actio rhan Wallace, ei rhan theatr cyntaf i Theatr na nÓg..

Bates - Tom Blumberg
Hyfforddiant: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (Acting)
Theatr: 'Shelley and the Ratman' (RWCMD, Puppetry in Performance), Mimosa (Clwyd Theatre Cymru), Somewhere in England (Clwyd Theatre Cymru), The Big City (Cockpit Theatre), Happy Bobiday (Arad Goch), Can I Be a Milwr Mam? (Sherman Cymru, Script Slam)
Teledu: American Monster (Discovery Channel ID US), Rownd a Rownd (Rondo/S4C)
Radio: Emanuel (BBC Radio Cymru)
Mae Tom hefyd yn edrych ymlaen i symud i Efrog Newydd ar ddiwedd y flwyddyn i gwblhau cwrs gyda’r Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.


Tim Cynhyrchu
Rheolwr Llwyfan - Lisa Briddon
Cyfansoddwr - Jak Poore
Rheolwr Cynhyrchu - Geraint Chinnock
Cynllunydd - Kitty Callister
Awdur - Geinor Styles
Cyfarwyddydd - Sara Lewis














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