The Ghost of Morfa Colliery, Theatr na nOg re-imagine their popular production in Swansea

September 9, 2016 by

Head for Swansea   ………Theatr na nÓg aim to inspire young audiences with their annual production for schools at Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea this Autumn with one of their most popular productions ‘The Ghost of Morfa Colliery’. With the entire 10 week run fully booked, this unique collaboration with Swansea Museum and the National Waterfront will begin with two performances for families at The British Science Festival.

The British Science Festival 2016, hosted by Swansea University, taking place between Tuesday 6 and Friday 9 September , featuring a diverse programme of talks, debates and performances on campus and across the city.

The festival will be immediately followed by a Family Weekend, on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September, of activities, workshops and hands-on family fun at Swansea’s Waterfront Museum, including public performances of The Ghost of Morfa Colliery.

“We are thrilled to be part of this prestigious national event. to experience at first hand what thousands of children throughout South Wales are fortunate to experience every year.  Set in Taibach, Port Talbot at the end of the 19th century this original play tells the story of the pit explosion that killed 87 miners. Commented Geinor Styles who is the Director of the show and Artistic Director of Theatr na nÓg.

We’re delighted that Theatr na Nog is kicking off their run with public performances at the British Science Festival Family Weekend. The Ghost of Morfa Colliery is a powerful story, but it also brings what are essentially scientific ideas – linking gas, health and the realities of human life – alive for young visitors. There’s much much more at the Family Weekend, so make a day of it and head over the Waterfront Museum for some interactive hands-on fun afterwards – it’s all free!” Sharon Bishop, Family Weekend Project Manager from Swansea University

On March 10th 1890, 450 men should have been at work but something kept 200 of them at home, and their lives were saved while others perished. In the inquest, there were accounts of ghostly apparitions and unearthly voices heard weeks before the explosion. No-one knows the true facts from this disaster.


Performance Dates and Times:

Saturday 10th of September, 2016 at 11.30am

Sunday 11th of September, 2016 at 2.30pm

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