Y Negesydd: Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru begin residency in Felinfach
At Theatr Mwldan, Aberteifi | Cardigan
Dydd Mawrth 6 Mai & Dydd Mercher 7 Mai, 7.30yh
Tuesday 6 May & Wednesday 7 May, 7.30pm
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru has begun its first residency in the Vale of Aeron whilst preparing the company’s next production, Y Negesydd. Whilst rehearsals are in full swing at Theatr Felinfach, the whole company will relocate to the area for three weeks and will hold a variety of activities locally for the whole community, before opening Y Negesydd, Caryl Lewis’ new play at Theatr Felinfach.
Y Negesydd will be performed at Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 May at 7.30pm, with a pre-show talk from author Caryl Lewis on Tuesday 6 May. The show is suitable for Welsh Learners, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Theatr Mwldan hope that you will make the most of this opportunity.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru will be organising events as part of ‘Crëwyd yn Felinfach’ including theatre performance workshops, a celebration of new writing with Dirty Protest at the Vale of Aeron, a 50s theme night at Dihewyd Village Hall and talks with the Artistic Director, Arwel Gruffydd and Y Negesydd author, Caryl Lewis. The whole community will have the chance to enjoy the various events, and Theatr Felinfach’s doors will be open for locals to visit the company and any of the staff during their time there.
Mike Salmon, Associate Producer at Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru said;
“We’ve organised events here in Felinfach in the hope that there will be something for everyone. Theatr Felinfach does great work in the community already, and it’s a brilliant opportunity to share resources and information, and develop strong contacts. Our hope is that this partnership will continue to develop into the future. We are really looking forward to moving to the area for three weeks and urge the whole community to come and take part.”
Y Negesydd will preview on the 30th April at Theatr Felinfach and will run there until the 2nd of May before going on a tour of Wales. Y Negesydd is a new work by the popular author Caryl Lewis. Caryl Lewis comes from the area and often writes about the place in her novels, but this is the first time she has written a full length play for the stage.
Dwynwen Lloyd Llywelyn, Head of Felinfach Theatre and Campus said;
“Theatr Felinfach are very pleased to be developing the active partnership with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru on its first residency, and the fact that it’s a play by local author Caryl Lewis is just icing on the cake!”
BAFTA winner for best actress in 2013, Sara Lloyd-Greogory will be playing the lead role in the play, which is set in the Ceredigion countryside, with popular actress Ffion Dafis directing a full production for the company for the first time. Y Negesydd tells the story of Elsi, and the ghosts that haunt her country community. Elsi talks to the dead and this unnerves the villagers. Is Elsi’s unusual talent a gift or a curse? This is the messenger’s chilling tale as she relives not only her own past, but her family’s and neighbours’ secrets too.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is also celebrating its tenth birthday this year and a programme of events to celebrate will be launched during its residency at Felinfach. The first of these events will be an evening with the company’s Artistic Director, Arwel Gruffydd together with a reading of the company’s very first production, Yn Debyg Iawn i Ti a Fi, by Meic Povey, with a community cast from the Felinfach area (which will stem from the performance workshops) – this, nearly ten years to the day the comapny began its very first tour. The company will continue to celebrate its tenth anniversary with various events in the coming months.
Tickets for Y Negesydd at Theatr Mwldan on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 May at 7.30pm are £11 (£10) £8 Schools and £3 (Mwldan Mates Rates Scheme 11-18yrs) and are available to book from Theatr Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200, online at www.mwldan.co.uk, or via smart phone by visiting mwldan.ticketsolve.com/mobile. The pre-show talk is free to attend.