Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in co-production with Volcano


Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in co-production with Volcano

Fri 10 Aug 2018 @Theatr y Maes, National Eisteddfod, Cardiff Bay

Inspired by the later short stories of KATE ROBERTS, this is a work in progress that captures fragments of Roberts’s meticulously observed landscape. Her sometimes poetic depiction of life in the slate-mining villages of north Wales stands in the tradition of social realism. This landscape of suffering and labour is rarely playful, but in our research and performance we hope to develop a new way of seeing this familiar past. Honouring Kate Roberts’s brilliance, we aim to present a performance language that might be aesthetic, outrageous, beautiful and even playful.

Presentation of a work-in-progress.

Post show discussion with the artists.


KATE is performed in Welsh.

Iwan Garmon
Chris Hoskins
Eben James
Rebecca Smith-Williams
Manon Wilkinson

Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh
Pat Thomas

Catherine Bennett (Choreographer)
Branwen Davies (Dramaturg)
Paul Davies (Director)
Rhodri Davies (Composer)
Cadi Lane (Costume)
Dili Pitt (Mannequins)

A Theatr Gen Creu yn Y Steddfod production, supported by a Research & Development Grant from Arts Council of Wales.