Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
Y Cylch Sialc
Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (The Caucasian Chalk Circle) by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Mererid Hopwood
with original live music by Gwenno
In association with Theatrau Sir Gâr
Revolution is in the air and a city burns. A baby is abandoned in the chaos.
A young woman risks everything to save the child. With the country torn apart by war and soldiers hot on their heels, she resolves to protect him at all costs. But in a corrupt world, is love enough?
For the first time, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru takes on Bertolt Brecht in a new Welsh-language adaptation by Mererid Hopwood with original music performed live by Gwenno. Boldly staged, this twentieth-century classic bursts with music, dark humour and larger-than-life characters; an epic story of doing the right thing when the world goes wrong.
Age Guidance: 11+
Contains strong language, a loud bang, flashing lights and the use of haze.
Early bird price (£12) available until July 13th (or first 50 tickets).
Run time including interval approximately 2 hours 40 minutes.
Talks to accompany the show:
Monday, October 21st: post-show talk with crew and cast
Tuesday, October 22nd: Pre-show talk at 6:30pm for Welsh Learners (higher proficiency level) // Post-show talk with crew and cast
In each performance, Sibrwd – our language access app – will be available to guide the audience through the story, whatever their level of fluency in Welsh. By means of a voice in the ear, the app conveys in English what is being said on the stage, and is available for the audience to use either on their mobile phones or by borrowing a device from the company before the start of the show. In addition, discussions will be held throughout the tour to support Welsh-learners who are attending the performance.