Welsh theatre company Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru will broadcast Macbeth – its latest production – live from Caerphilly Castle to venues across Wales on February 14.
For the first time ever audiences the length and breadth of Wales will be able to enjoy the company’s latest production – Macbeth – live from the spectacular Caerphilly Castle, as the National Welsh-language Theatre Company broadcasts live to venues across Wales.
The live broadcast takes place on Tuesday February 14 at 7.15pm, and will launch formally the same evening at Chapter, Cardiff. This will be followed by a series of repeat screenings, with English subtitles.
The company will broadcast live to: Chapter (Cardiff), Pontio (Bangor), Galeri Caernarfon, Theatr Colwyn (Colwyn Bay), Torch Theatre (Milford Haven), Riverfront (Newport), Aberystwyth Arts Centre, The Welfare, Ystradgynlais, Neuadd Dwyfor (Pwllheli), Taliesin Arts Centre (Swansea) and Theatr Clwyd (Mold). All live broadcasts will be in Welsh only, with no subtitles.
There will also be a repeat screening at many of the venues, and a repeat screening only at a further four venues – Theatr Mwldan (Cardigan), Theatr Ardudwy (Harlech), MEMO Arts Centre (Barry) and CellB (Blaenau Ffestiniog). All repeat screenings will feature English subtitles.
This venture provides a unique opportunity to bring the magic and drama of Caerphilly Castle live to a wider audience, and provides a new experience of watching a Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru production on the big screen. Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru have worked with Injan on this exciting project.
Arwel Gruffydd, Artistic Director of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru said of the venture: “The first Theatr Gen Byw live broadcast on February 14 is a milestone in Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s history. By now, live broadcasts of theatre productions, such as NTLive by the National Theatre and broadcasts by the Royal Opera House are very popular with audiences throughout the world. This is the first time that a company from Wales has ventured into this field.
“It is an exciting venture which allows Theatr Genedlaethol to stay true to our mission of presenting ambitious and imaginative theatre productions in unexpected and unique locations, whilst also remaining committed to our theatre venues and to giving access to our productions to audiences across Wales.
“Not everyone can come along to the Caerphilly Castle, but by broadcasting live, we will be taking the castle to every part of Wales, and bring this site-specific production of Macbeth – as it happens – live to audiences at various venues across the country. The repeat screenings at many of the venues will provide another opportunity to see the production, and this time with English subtitles, so further expanding access to our work.”
Repeat screenings (with English subtitles)
28 February 2017: Theatr Colwyn (13.30)
28 February 2017: Neuadd Dwyfor (13.15)
1 March 2017: Galeri Caernarfon (13.00)
1 March 2017: MEMO Arts Centre (Barry) (19.00)
3 March 2017: Theatr Clwyd (16.00)
3 March 2017: Pontio (20.15)
28 March 2017: CellB, Blaenau Ffestiniog (19.30)
28 March 2017: Aberystwyth Arts Centre (10.00)
30 March 2017: The Riverfront (Newport) (time TBC)
19 April 2017: Theatr Mwldan (Cardigan) (19.30)
23 April 2017: Chapter (Cardiff) (13.30)
23 April 2017: Theatr Ardudwy (Harlech) (15.00)