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The Royal Bed

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.
Author Sion Eirian

Archive :: production:T01911837476, play:S02090300377, venue:V195

Production details

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.


VenueTheatr Felinfach
From28th March 2015
To28th March 2015
What is currently on at Theatr Felinfach (V195)


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Producer Ceri James
Presented byThe Riverfront (in association with The Torch Theatre)
Company Theatr Pena
Adapted by Saunders Lewis (adapted from Siwan)
Director Erica Eirian
Design Holly McCarthy
Lighting Kay Haynes
Sound Mike Beer
Performer Eiry Thomas (Siwan)
Performer Hannah O'Leary (Alis)
Performer Francois Pandolfo (Gwilym Brewys)
Performer Russell Gomer (Llywelyn)
Performer Buddug Verona James (mezzo soprano)
Performer Delyth Jenkins (Celtic Harp)
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