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North Wales Stage Widen Their Theatrical Horizons.     

Following the success of their recent multi lingual production “Frongoch”
Llwyfan Gogledd Cymru / North Wales Stage have been invited to perform at
the Hradec Králové international festival ‘Theatre of European Regions’ in
the Czech Republic at the end of June. Artistic Director Ian Rowlands said
“ This is an exciting development for us as one of the company’s objectives
is to take Welsh language productions to an International stage giving them
an insight to our language and culture. “ The venture will be funded by
Wales Arts International and The British Council.

The play, originaly performed in Welsh, English and Irish with sub titles
throughout, will now be adapted for a Czech speaking audience. Mr Rowlands
added “We have also decided to arrange another Wales and Ireland tour of
‘Frongoch’ giving a wider audience a chance to see Ifor ap Glyn’s highly
acclaimed play.” Caernarfon based film company Cwmni Da have been filming
the making of ‘Frongoch’, together with audience reactions, for transmission
on S4C next month.

This news comes at the end of a successful year for the company with nearly
10 000 people having attended their shows. Mr Nic Parry, chairman of the
governing board said “We are delighted with the figures for last year and
hope the varied and exciting productions in the pipeline will draw in an
even bigger audience during the next year”.

The company’s next production , in collaboration with Cynefin Sensory
Labyrinth Theatre is a community arts project called Caerdroia. It involves
creating a mile long labyrinth in the Gwydyr Forrest above Llanrwst in the
Conwy Valley. Local people will be working with artists, poets and
storytellers to create unique performances during the month of July to
celebrate the area’s natural and linguistic heritage. More information can
be obtained by phoning 01248 370088 or by visiting the website

Llwyfan Gogledd Cymru is based in Bangor but will shortly be moving to
Galeri, Caernarfon’s new Creative Enterprise Centre
web site

Tuesday, April 19, 2005back

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