National Eisteddfod Evening plays
Anweledig by Aled Jones Williams
Step down the narrow stairs to the coldness of Portland House’s underground rooms on Bute Street, to experience a new interpretation of Anweledig by Aled Jones Williams. The nightmare of Glenda’s existence and condition is brought alive in front of the audience.
Not suitable for the weak-hearted. Ffion Dafis is Glenda in this production by Frân Wen (Monday – Friday, 20:00)
Sieiloc by Gareth Armstrong
A new Welsh one-man show by the team which brought Burtonand Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moonto the stage, with Rhodri Miles. Winner of the 2018 Best Touring Production in Welsh at the Wales Theatre Awards.
Is Shylock the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant of Venice a villain or victim? Gareth Armstrong’s award-winning solo play confronts these Jewish stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend – and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare – Tubal.
Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare’s language and conjuring up a whole cast of characters from Portia to Pontius Pilate, from Romeo to Max Reinhardt, and from Barabbas to Richard Burbage, this dazzling, moving, often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people. Performances held at the Literary Pavilion, Wales Millennium Centre (Sunday – Tuesday, 20:00)
Milwr yn y Meddwl by Heiddwen Tomos
Ned has arrived home in west Wales from the battlefield. But his recent experiences in the Iraq war have left deep scars; some visible, and others – the deepest – invisible.
This is a new, heart-rending play examining the effects of traumatic events on a Welsh soldier, as he and his family try to come to terms with horrific events from his past and the new challenges facing him. In an eternal story about love and belonging, will the bonds of love and family overcome the bullet and the bomb?
The winner of the Drama Medal Competition at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod 2017, is a Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Sherman Theatre production, in partnership with the National Eisteddfod of Wales with support from the Gwenlyn Parry Literary Estate. Performances held at Theatr y Maes, Wales Millennium Centre (Monday – Friday 18:00)
Performances held at Theatr y Maes, Wales Millennium Centre (Monday – Friday 18:00)
Mynd a Dod – Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr
Mynd a Dodis Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr’s response to an innovative National Eisteddfod commission. A fresh new script written by a group of pupils from the school, and music by Wigwam a vibrant new young band who are also pupils in the school.
A deep but funny exploration which asks, in a world governed by images, social media, parents and teachers, can we truly be honest about who we are as young people?
Whether you are from “Upper” or “Lower” In Education, employment, training or not. Everyone is the same when borders are closed and nobody is free to come and go.
Performances held at Theatr y Maes, Wales Millennium Centre (Monday, Thursday 20:00)