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Theatr Genedlaethol to hold residency in the Aeron Valley     

Theatr Genedlaethol to hold residency in the Aeron Valley
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is proud to announce their partnership with Theatr Felinfach for their next production, Y Negesydd. The company is currently preparing for a three week residency in the Aeron Valley in April, creating a full programme of various activities in the area.

Y Negesydd is a new play by the popular author Caryl Lewis and will be directed by the well-known actor Ffion Dafis. Ffion recently completed a year-long director development programme run by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Sherman Cymru and Living Pictures Productions, at the end of which she directed an early and short version of Caryl’s play which was staged at the Sherman Theatre in September last year, before working with Caryl to develop the play further for this full length, full scale version. This will be Ffion’s first full length production as a director, and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru are proud to be giving her this opportunity, having played such an important role in her development as a theatre director.

BAFTA Cymru winner for best female actor in 2013, Sara Lloyd-Gregory, will be playing the lead role in the play which is situated in the Ceredigion countryside. Originally from the area, Caryl Lewis often writes about her patch in her novels, but this is the first time she has written a full length play for the stage.

Y Negesydd tells the story of Elsi, and the ghosts that haunt her country community. Elsi talks to the dead and this unnerves the conservative community. But is her strange talent a gift or a curse? This is the messenger’s story as she relives not only her own past, but the whole neighbourhood’s pain and distress.

Caryl Lewis, the play’s author said;
“It’s a poignant play about the age-old tension between the young and old. There are themes of difference and guilt and a study of the creative process itself. There will be chilling scenes that will raise the hairs on the back of your neck but also scenes of pathos whilst witnessing a small community in bewilderment in the face of huge changes.”

During the rehearsal period Thetr Genedlaethol Cymru will relocate to Theatr Felinfach for three weeks to hold a residency in the area and create an exciting programme of events and workshops.

Mike Salmon, Associate Producer at Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru said;

“We are really looking forward to collaborating with Theatr Felinfach. The work has already begun in preparing a full programme of events for the whole area. Theatr Felinfach does outstanding work in the community, and we are looking forward to sharing resources with them in order to try and reach as many people as possible with events which will develop skills and be lots of fun.”

Y Negesydd will open in Theatr Felinfach on May 1st (with a preview on April 30th). The show will go on a tour of Wales in May.

Y Negesydd will be on tour at the end of April and in May 2014. Press night will be on 2nd May in Theatr Felinfach.

30 April (preview) – 2 May, 19:30
Theatr Felinfach / 01570 470697

6 & 7 May, 19:30
Theatr y Mwldan, Cardigan / 01239 621200

13 Mai, 19:30
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff / 029 2064 6900

16 & 17 May, 19:45
Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold / 0845 330 3565

19 & 20 May, 19:30
Galeri, Caernarfon / 01286 685222

24 May, 19:30
Aberystwyth Arts Centre / 01970 623232

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru was formed in 2003. Its aim is to offer a variety of theatre productions which are wide in their appeal, and that enrich Wales’ theatre culture in all its forms, especially through the medium of Welsh. The company is based in Carmarthen, and is a registered charity;
Charity number: 110603.
Registered company: 4784488

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru  
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