Chwalfa archiveFrom the Welsh-language national theatre of Wales comes a production based on a real life strike in 1900 featuring a community chorus from the village and surrounding area. The Penrhyn Quarry's Great Strike, Wales' longest running industrial dispute, is brought to the stage as part of the opening season of new arts centre Pontio, Bangor University's Arts and Innovation Centre. The Welsh-language national theatre of Wales brings to life the popular novel by T Rowland Hughes with a professional cast of twelve accompanied by a fifty strong community chorus. Chwalfa (meaning ?dispersal' or ?upheaval') portrays the devastating effects of the strike on the community, which lasted from 1900 to 1903, as told from the perspective of one fictitious family. The novel of the same name has been adapted by Gareth Miles, also a noted Welsh language novelist and playwright, and will be directed by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru's artistic director Arwel Gruffydd. Performed in Welsh and translated for non-Welsh speakers by the company's own smartphone app, Sibrwd.


Lisa Jen Brown, Sion Emyr, Dyfrig Evans, Mark Flanagan, Robin Griffith, Gwenno Hodgkins, Morfudd Hughes, Elain Lloyd, Ceri Murphy, Emyr Roberts, Rhodri Trefor, Llion Williams


Book by: T Rowland Hughes
Design(s): Gareth Miles, Cai Dyfan, Ethan Forde (video)
Producer: Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru (in partnership with Pontio and Cwmni'r Fran Wen)
Director(s): Arwel Gruffydd, Ffion Haf (associate director), Martin Thomas (associate director), RC Annie (fight)
Lighting: Elanor Higgins
Other: Nia Lynn (voice coach)
Music: Dyfan Jones
Sound: Dyfan Jones
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Chwalfa (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01342863057. Details of all Chwalfa archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S680945830

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