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Drama Medal winner and translation app for pop-up theatre!

We are delighted to announce that we will be bringing Estron (Alien) by Hefin Robinson to Maenclochog Village Hall on Friday 11th May as part of a national tour by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in co-operation with the National Eisteddfod of Wales and Carmarthenshire Theatres. This is a rare opportunity to see a Welsh language Drama Medal winner on a national tour in Pembrokeshire; plus it’s a chance to trial an exciting new audio translation app, making this a perfect piece for non-welsh speakers and learners too!

A laptop, a tin of Quality Streets, and an author searching for his play in an infinite universe. Recent devastating events have turned Alun’s world upside down, but in the darkness he seeks solace in a visitor from another world.

This mischievous and heart-rending welsh language play by Hefin Robinson won the Drama Medal at the 2016 National Eisteddfod, and was performed on stage for the first time in the Drama Hut at the 2017 Anglesey National Eisteddfod. The performances at the Drama Hut were enthusiastically received by reviewers and audiences alike. Lowri Cooke said that the play was “one that must be experienced” and “. . . fresh and funny, causing a veritable explosion of memories in the viewer’s mind.” Hefin was nominated for the award for the Best Author in the Welsh Language at the Wales Theatre Awards 2018 for this play. Janet Aethwy will be directing a cast that includes Gareth Elis, Ceri Elen and the voice of Elin Llwyd.

Estron is part of Span Arts commitment to bringing high quality theatre to Pembrokeshire and we will be trialing Theatre Genedlaethol Cymru’s live audio translation app Sibrwd during the performance, which means that its perfect for Welsh beginners and learners too. To find out more visit their website.

Estron is also part of Theatr Gen Creu – Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s new initiative that affirms the company’s commitment to developing new writing and nurturing new talent for Welsh-medium theatre.

Rhian A. Davies, Executive Producer of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, said:

“We are delighted to be able to take this rare opportunity to tour the work that won the Drama Medal to audiences outside the Eisteddfod Maes (field). With this national tour, we are not only giving a platform once again to new writing, but also continuing to develop a new author at the start of his career.”

Age: 11+ (features strong language)



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