Theatr Pena To Tour Wales With Woman In Flowers

Theatr Pena To Tour Wales With Woman In Flowers

Theatr Pena are set to tour Wales with Woman in Flowers, a dynamic and visually rich production of a very ancient tale of betrayal and retribution. The play will be the Company’s first co-production with Taliesin Arts Centre,

Woman of Flowers is a strikingly poetic reimagining of the Mabinogi myth of Blodeuwedd by award-winning Welsh writer Siôn Eirian in which he skilfully combines Saunders Lewis’s Welsh language verse drama of the same name with original material to create a captivating dark fantasy.  

Sara Lloyd-Gregory as Blodeuwedd in rehearsals for Theatr Pena's  Woman In Flowers  (photo: Holly McCarthy)

Sara Lloyd-Gregory as Blodeuwedd in rehearsals for Theatr Pena's Woman In Flowers (photo: Holly McCarthy)

The cast includes Theatr Pena Company Members, the award-winning actresses Betsan Llwyd as the embittered goddess Arianrhod and Eiry Thomas as the malevolent wizard Gwydion and veteran Welsh actress and singer Olwen Rees as Blodeuwedd’s loyal maid Rhagnell. 

Rhys Meredith, who played Tom Wingfield in Theatr Pena’s acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie, returns to the Company to play the treacherous Lord Gronw. Appearing with Theatr Pena for the first time is award winning actress Sara Gregory as the woman of flowers Blodeuwedd and Oliver Morgan-Thomas as the betrayed warrior prince Llew.  

The creative team behind Theatr Pena’s previous production, The Glass Menagerie, Director Erica Eirian, Composer Peter Knight, Movement Director Caroline Lamb, Designer Holly McCarthy, Lighting Designer Kay Haynes and Creative Producer Ceri James are joined by Cameraman Peter Firth and the BAFTA winning Film Editor Dafydd Hunt.

Sara Lloyd-Gregory as Blodeuwedd in rehearsals for Theatr Pena's  Woman In Flowers  (photo: Holly McCarthy)

Sara Lloyd-Gregory as Blodeuwedd in rehearsals for Theatr Pena's Woman In Flowers (photo: Holly McCarthy)

Together they have created a very different production from the Company’s previous work which imaginatively fuses poetic text, film, movement and music to create for audiences an exciting, performance experience.  

Woman of Flowers opens in Taliesin Arts Centre for a run of three performances on Thursday February 1 through to February 3 before beginning its tour of Wales.

Theatr Pena Woman Of Flowers Welsh Tour 2018

  • Feb 1-3 Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea 7.30pm Tickets: 01792 602060 / taliesinartscentre.co.uk 
  • Feb 6 Torch Theatre, Milford Haven 7.30pm Tickets: 01646 695267 / torchtheatre.co.uk 
  • Feb 8 Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan 7,30pm Tickets: 01239 621200 / mwldan.co.uk 
  • Feb 10 Pentre’r Eglwys, Church Village 7.30pm Tickets: 01443 570075 / gartholwg.org
  • Feb 13 Blackwood Miners’ Institute, Blackwood 7.30pm Tickets: 01495 227206 / blackwoodminersinstitute.com
  • Feb 15 The Riverfront, Newport, 7.30pm Tickets: 01633 656757 / tickets.newportlive.co.uk
  • Feb 16-17 Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 7.45pm Tickets: 029 2039 1391 / boxoffice@rwcmd.ac.uk 
  • Feb 20 Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 7.30pm.  Tickets: 01874 611622 / brycheiniog.co.uk 
  • Feb 23 -24 Theatr Clwyd, Mold, 7.45pm Tickets: 01352 701521 / theatrclwyd.com
  • Feb 27 Aberystwyth, Arts Centre, 7.30pm Tickets: 01970 623232 / aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
  • Mar 1 The Lyric, Carmarthen, 7.30pm Tickets 0845 226 3510 / theatrausirgar.co.uk
  • Mar 3 The Hafren, Newtown, 7.45pm Tickets: 01686 614555 / thehafren.co.uk
  • Mar 7 Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 7.30pmTickets:  01758 704088 / neuadddwyfor.com
  • Mar 9 Galeri, Caernarfon 1pm, 7.30pm  Tickets: 01286 685222 / galericaernarfon.com
     
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