Welsh-language comedy musical at WMC

January 17, 2022 by


Wales Millennium Centre’s is to produce a Welsh-language comedy musical Anthem about the final of a television singing competition.

The musical’s author Llinos Mai has co-composed the songs and music with Dan Lawrence; Alice Eklund is directing and Roger Williams as a dramatist.

WMC is describing Anthem, which will be performed in the Weston Studio (30 March-10 April 2022), as a love letter to the land of song, but with a tongue tight in its cheek.

Anthem is designed to be  suitable for Welsh learners and fluent Welsh speakers alike, and there will be two performances with additional English-language captions.

Anthem author Llinos Mai said, “Anthem is a show full of comedy, songs and a love of Welsh culture and music. Quite simply, I’ve created the kind of show we’d love to see in the theatre!  I am delighted to work with Wales Millennium Centre to create Anthem, which is such an ambitious Welsh show. It’s going to be a fun evening and we all deserve that at the moment.”

Director Alice Eklund said, “I’m really excited to be staging Anthem – there will be many elements coming together to create this show; original songs and script, film and digital work, together with the traditional elements of theatre with a shiny and flashy twist! It’s been a privilege to work with Llinos on this piece, it’s a great opportunity to show how important Welsh voices are and not to underestimate the caliber of the Welsh scene. It’s ambitious and fresh, and it promises to be a night to remember.”


30 March-10 April 2022

8pm (and matinees every Sat and Sun at 2.30pm)

Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre


Tickets: £15 (£10 on Wednesday 30 March, £12 concessions)



Age guidance: 16+


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