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Month: May 2015

Marc Rees & Roger Williams

National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in association with S4CCreator & Director Marc Rees​Royal Opera House Stores, Abercwmboi, Aberdare Wales’ two national theatre companies – National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – team up for the very first time, with one of the country’s leading artists, Marc Rees, and broadcaster S4C to create ​a visual and storytelling feast. Performed in English, Welsh and Spanish, {150} will bring to life key moments in the story of the 150 Welsh men, women and children who settled in Patagonia in 1865, and the lives of their descendants today. This multi-platform production, combining live performance in Wales with a specially commissioned film from...

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National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in association with S4CCreator & Director Marc Rees​Royal Opera House Stores, Abercwmboi, Aberdare Wales’ two national theatre companies – National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – team up for the very first time, with one of the country’s leading artists, Marc Rees, and broadcaster S4C to create ​a visual and storytelling feast. Performed in English, Welsh and Spanish, {150} will bring to life key moments in the story of the 150 Welsh men, women and children who settled in Patagonia in 1865, and the lives of their descendants today. This multi-platform production, combining live performance in Wales with a specially commissioned film from...

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(l-r) Sara McGaughey & Rhian Morgan

by Bertolt Brechtin a translation by John WillettRevised by Ed ThomasLyrics revised by Dafydd James and Ed ThomasDirector: John E McGrath Merthyr Labour Club, Merthyr Tydfil National Theatre Wales returns to its birthplace in the south Wales valleys for the first production in its fifth season – a bold, anarchic  new version of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 anti-war play performed in and around the Merthyr Labour Club. Hinterland creator Ed Thomas returns to the stage to adapt, NTW artistic director John McGrath will direct and My Name is Sue composer Dafydd James will write original music, mixing Brecht’s world with the Saturday-night spirit of Merthyr.  Mother Courage has been described as the greatest play of the twentieth century. Performed by a cast of nine great Welsh actresses, in the gutsy English of the South Wales Valleys, and in the context of our own unending wars, this will be a defiantly twenty-first century version. Suitable for ages 14+ – Contains some strong...

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The audience join in the fun

by Bertolt Brechtin a translation by John WillettRevised by Ed ThomasLyrics revised by Dafydd James and Ed ThomasDirector: John E McGrath Merthyr Labour Club, Merthyr Tydfil National Theatre Wales returns to its birthplace in the south Wales valleys for the first production in its fifth season – a bold, anarchic  new version of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 anti-war play performed in and around the Merthyr Labour Club. Hinterland creator Ed Thomas returns to the stage to adapt, NTW artistic director John McGrath will direct and My Name is Sue composer Dafydd James will write original music, mixing Brecht’s world with the Saturday-night spirit of Merthyr.  Mother Courage has been described as the greatest play of the twentieth century. Performed by a cast of nine great Welsh actresses, in the gutsy English of the South Wales Valleys, and in the context of our own unending wars, this will be a defiantly twenty-first century version. Suitable for ages 14+ – Contains some strong...

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Rhian Morgan

by Bertolt Brechtin a translation by John WillettRevised by Ed ThomasLyrics revised by Dafydd James and Ed ThomasDirector: John E McGrath Merthyr Labour Club, Merthyr Tydfil National Theatre Wales returns to its birthplace in the south Wales valleys for the first production in its fifth season – a bold, anarchic  new version of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 anti-war play performed in and around the Merthyr Labour Club. Hinterland creator Ed Thomas returns to the stage to adapt, NTW artistic director John McGrath will direct and My Name is Sue composer Dafydd James will write original music, mixing Brecht’s world with the Saturday-night spirit of Merthyr.  Mother Courage has been described as the greatest play of the twentieth century. Performed by a cast of nine great Welsh actresses, in the gutsy English of the South Wales Valleys, and in the context of our own unending wars, this will be a defiantly twenty-first century version. Suitable for ages 14+ – Contains some strong...

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