Nyrsys – Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

As this year sees the NHS turn 70, we take a look behind the scenes of a busy cancer ward in a hospital in Wales today, with a script and songs created from interviews with real nurses. This new play shines a light on nurses’ experiences — the challenges they face in their day-today work and the mischief, sisterhood and sense of vocation that sustains them. A heartfelt depiction of the life and work of these real-life heroes who care for us and our loved ones within a healthcare system that’s under perpetual strain.

This is a Welsh-language production. The Sibrwd app provides a live audio synopsis for non-Welsh speakers and Welsh beginners. Full information available here.

Age guidance: 11+

As this production is an integral part of the company’s exploration of the theme Care and Community, and comes at the end of a special year in the history of the National Health Service, a special offer is available of concession price or 10% off ticket price for all NHS staff. NHS staff are kindly asked to show their ID card and quote ‘NyrsysGIG’ when buying tickets.
On Tuesday 17 April, we presented the first public presentation of Nyrsys as a work in progress at Wales Millennium Centre, as part of their season ‘Performances for the Curious’.
Click here to see a video  promoting the BSL performances  on 17th November and 20th November : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1hLroO6eA&feature=youtu.be

Details of pre- and post-show talks along the tour:

Pontio, Bangor 06/11/2018:  18.30 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, PL2  Post-show talk in the theatre.
Lyric, Carmarthen 09/11/2018:     Post-show talk in the theatre.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth 13/11/2018:    Post-show talk in the theatre.
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff 16/11/2018:   19.00 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, meeting room. 
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff 17/11/2018:   19.30   BSL Interpreted performance.
Theatr Clwyd, Mold 20/11/2018:    18.30 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, Haydn Rees room;   Post-show talk in the theatre.
Theatr Clwyd, Mold 21/11/2018  19.45   BSL Interpreted performance.
Borough Theatre, Abergavenny 27/11/2018:  18.30 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, Council Chamber Room.
Mwldan, Cardigan 04/12/2018:   19.00 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, Mwldan Café.
Galeri, Caernarfon 07/12/2018:    Post-show talk in the theatre

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru


Macbeth banner_2At Caerphilly Castle from 7th – 18th February

“Fair is foul and foul is fair;

Hover through the fog and filthy air.”

The King of Scotland has generously rewarded his brightest warrior. But supernatural beings have predicted for Macbeth a far greater honour. When his merciless wife is captivated by the promise of infinite power, fuelling her husband’s fiendish ambition, he is doomed, and their devilish plans turn to bloody massacre.

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s site-specific production – at Caerphilly Castle – of Shakespeare’s brutal tragedy in a new Welsh translation by the late Gwyn Thomas.

Cast includes Richard Lynch (Pobol y Cwm, Hinterland) as Macbeth and Ffion Dafis (Byw Celwydd, Rownd a Rownd) as his merciless wife. Director: Arwel Gruffydd.

“Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.”


Tue 7 & Wed 8 : £14/£11 (preview performances)

Thu 9 – Sat 18: £15/£12 (no performance on Sun 12)

Fri 10 + Tue 14: £14/£11 (these performances will be filmed)

Wed 15: Pay what you decide 

For group bookings of 10+, please contact our box office for a special offer of £10 per ticket on 029 2030 4400 (£9 for preview performances) 

Age: 11+ (The production includes a reference to murder)

Running time: approx. 2 hours, 15 mins + interval

The production will be broadcast live to cinemas and venues around Wales on Tuesday 14 February. For full details and to book tickets for the live broadcast here at Chapter click here.

This is a Welsh language production. Sibrwd, a language app will be available to non-Welsh speakers. This app provides a synopsis of the dialogue, providing access to the production to non-Welsh speakers. For more information, please see www.sibrwd.com 

Venues screening the production on Tuesday 14th February are – Theatr Colwyn, Torch Theatre Milford Haven, Riverfront Newport, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Chapter, The Welfare Ystradgynlais, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pontio, Taliesin Swansea, Theatr Clwyd.

Click here for access guidance.

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

‘Macbeth’ in Caerphilly Castle

Call out for community performers

Message from Theatr Genedlaethol –

‘In February 2017 we will be staging a new Welsh translation of Macbeth in Caerphilly Castle from 7th February 2017 – 18th Feb 2017. One of these performances will be broadcast live to venues throughout Wales.
We are looking for members of the community to form a community cast that will perform in the play. These are non –speaking parts. Would you be kind enough to let members of Drama Association of Wales  know about this call out for community cast members please? We are looking for men and women, aged 18- 65, Welsh and non- Welsh speakers.
A drop in session will be held next Thursday, 1st Dec at Ysgol Cwm Rhymni, Pontgwindy Rd, Caerphilly, CF83 3HG  between 6-8pm to meet those interested and to give them some information regarding this ambitious project.’
It would be great to see some members involved so if you are interested, please go along on Thursday, 1st December and find out more.