Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

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Overview

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru reflects the dynamic culture of Wales through theatre in the Welsh language – at traditional theatre venues and unexpected locations throughout Wales and beyond. Its recent site specific Welsh-language production of Macbeth was broadcast live to venues across Wales from the Medieval castle at Caerphilly.

The company has won Wales Theatre Awards’ Best Welsh-language Production three times in recent years, most recently in 2016 for Chwalfa. Its latest production, Y Tŵr, a co-production with Music Theatre Wales, represents a significant moment, as the company ventures into the world of contemporary opera for the first time.

In the press

“This is without doubt the best production of Macbeth I have seen in any language”
Arts Scene in Wales

“…expertly choreographed…an engaging, and understandable, impression of the emotional attachment a community may feel to its homeland”
The Stage (on Dawns Ysbrydion/Ghost Dance)

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Current productions

Dawns Ysbrydion/Ghost Dance

A dance theatre production by Welsh artist Eddie Ladd and Montreal choreographer Sarah Williams, with live techno score by electro artist, Y Pencadlys, exploring the subjugation of minority indigenous cultures, and looking specifically at parallels between Welsh-language culture and North American First Nations.

Available from January 2018

Y Tŵr

A new opera for two voices and twelve piece ensemble by Guto Puw, based on the iconic Welsh-language play by Gwenlyn Parry, in co-production with Music Theatre Wales. It receives its world premiere at Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, 19 May, 2017.

Available from January 2018