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Cast Announced for Welsh Children’s classic     

Cast Announced for Welsh Children’s classic Some of Wales most popular actors will appear in a production by Theatr Bara Caws, in partnership with Theatr Gwynedd and Galeri – performing the classic tale by Jenny Thomas and JO Williams, Llyfr Mawr y Plant, that opens this Autumn 2008.

There has been some speculation in the press as to who would play some of the most famous parts – such as Siôn Blewyn Coch, Wil Cwac Cwac, Ifan Twrci Tenau and the other memorable characters from the original volume.

We can now confirm that Eilir Jones, one of Bara Caws’ most prolific actors and one of Wales’ most revered comedians will play the part of, the old man of the woods, Twm Larwm. Eilir said, “I’m really looking forward to being part of this production. Llyfr Mawr y Plant played a big part in my childhood, as it has been to many children in Wales, since it was published back in 1931, so I’m also looking forward to going back in time with this production!”

The Clwyd valley actor Iwan Charles takes the part of many a childhood favourite, Wil Cwac Cwac. Iwan said, “It’s really exciting, but I’m also a bit nervous. The character of Wil Cwac Cwac is a bit of a national icon isn’t he? So I’m just hoping I can do the character justice, or everyone will be baying for my blood!”

Other actors, well known as singers who will be lending their musical skills to the production are Sian James, Siwan Llynor and Neil ‘Maffia’ Williams.

Other members of the cast include Delyth Eirwyn, Catrin Jane Evans, Carys Gwilym, Merfyn Pierce Jones, Arwel Wyn Roberts and Darren Stokes.

The director Tony Llywelyn, said, “Catrin Edwards has composed an excellent score for the show that works wonderfully with the words of Gareth F Williams, so when casting we had to consider and chose actors with strong vocal ability along with acting talent. I’m very happy with the cast. We have a broad range of personalities, exactly like the characters in the book.”

The show has received grant aid by the Arts Council of Wales to promote theatre outside Cardiff, and they will begin the tour as Theatr Gwynedd’s last professional tour on the 4th of October, then travelling to destinations across Wales, including The Pavilion, Rhyl, Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan, The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff and the Arts Centre, Aberystwyth.


For more information contact your local destination or go to www.sioegerddllyfrmawryplant.co.uk.



Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor
Saturday 4 October 2008 7.30pm
Monday 6 October 2008 7.30pm
Tuesday 7 October 2008 7.30pm
Wednesday 8 October 2008 10.30am & 7.30pm
Thursday 9 October 2008 10.30am & 7.30pm
Friday 10 October 2008 7.30pm
Saturday 11 October 2008 7.30pm

Box Office: 01248 351 708

Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl
Wednesday 15 October 2008 7.00pm
Thursday 16 October 2008 10.00am & 1.15pm
Friday 17 October 2008 10.00am & 1.15pm
Saturday 18 October 2008 2.00pm & 7.00pm

Box Office: 01745 330 000

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan
Wednesday 22 October 2008 10.00am & 1.15pm
Thursday 23 October 2008 10.00am
Friday 24 October 2008 1.00pm & 7.00pm
Saturday 25 October 2008 2.00pm

Box Office: 01239 621 200

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Tuesday 4 November 2008 (1.30pm & 7.30pm)

Box Office: 08700 402000

Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Thursday 6 November 2008 1.00pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7 November 2008 10.00am & 1.30pm
Saturday 8 November 20008 10.00am & 7.00pm

Box Office: 01970 623232
 
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