CORONAVIRUS: currently, all theatres and related venues are closed. Shows are either being cancelled, postponed or rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with all the changes. There are currently few changes after May 2020 and many shows that were due for April have been pushed back towards the end of Autumn. Pantomimes are looking like a safe bet at the moment ;-)
Easter 1230, an uneasy truce exists between a divided Wales and England and at the court of the charismatic Prince of North Wales a catastrophe is about to unfold and dreams of a united Wales will crumble... At the centre of Saunders Lewis's play is Siwan, illegitimate daughter of King John and passionate, outspoken and politically astute wife of Llywelyn the Great. Set in Medieval Wales, the play tells the story of her adulterous affair with the young Marcher Lord, Gwilyn Brewys, and the terrible revenge exacted by her enraged husband when he discovers the lovers in the royal bed, the consequences of which reverberate down the centuries to contemporary Wales. Theatr Pena's third co-production with The Riverfront in association with the Torch Theatre Milford Haven is a classic Welsh story. The Royal Bed by Sion Eirian, an English language adaptation of Siwan by Saunders Lewis. Performers Eiry Thomas (Siwan), Hannah O'Leary (Alis), Francois Pandolfo (Gwilym Brewys), Russell Gomer (Llywelyn), Buddug Verona James (mezzo soprano), Delyth Jenkins (Celtic Harp). AuthorSion Eirian.ProducerCeri James.Presented byThe Riverfront (in association with The Torch Theatre).CompanyTheatr Pena.Adapted bySaunders Lewis (adapted from Siwan).DirectorErica Eirian.DesignHolly McCarthy.LightingKay Haynes.SoundMike Beer.