CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
In a Welsh-Breton collaboration, Merch yr Eog (The Salmon's Daughter) considers one immigrant's feelings of responsibility and belonging. The play will be performed in Welsh and Breton, two closely related Celtic minority languages, and French, and will be translated by Theatr Genedlaethol Cyrmu's app Sibrwd (Welsh for "whisper"). The app enables the audience to follow the elements of the play that are in languages that they don't speak - the first time that the app will be translating from a language other than Welsh and so the first time also that Sibrwd will be used by the company's Welsh-speaking audiences. Merch yr Eog is Theatr Genedlaethol Cyrmu's first co-production on an international tour, with both French and Welsh actors and directors from Wales and Brittany. Mair is called home to a funeral, and feelings of guilt and responsibility are brought to the surface. She starts to question her values and the happiness she thought she had found in Brittany with her partner Loeiza. All of a sudden, she has never felt so far from rural Wales. But can a friendly neighbour, who brings a strange gift to her door, calm her troubled mind? Based on a play by Owen Martell and Aziliz Bourges. Additional material by the company. Performers Lleuwen Steffan, Loezia Beauvir, Steeve Brudy, Mai Lincoln, Rhian Morgan, Dyfan Roberts. ProducerTheatr Genedlaethol Cyrmu.ProducerTeatr Piba Brittany (in partnership with Aberystwyth Arts).DirectorThomas Cloarec.DirectorSara Lloyd.DesignNadege Renard.LightingCeri James.DesignLouise Rhoades-Brown (AV design).SoundSteve Shehan.