Free entry to play with cutting edge technology


Staff reporter (Denbighshire Free)

THE Welsh language national theatre for Wales is opening up Welsh language drama to a new audience.

The company will be trialling a new translation service at Theatr Clwyd in Mold this Saturday and is looking for people to try it out.

The new Sibewd system will used for a chilling play set in 1950s Ceredigion, by one of Wales’ favourite authors, Caryl Lewis.

The play will be on May 17 at Theatr Clwyd in Mold at 7pm.

Sibrwd is a ground breaking idea that will give audiences the ability to fully appreciate a performance in any language.

In the future, audiences will download the Sibrwd app to their smartphone and whilst watching a performance will hear a synopsis through earphones, giving everyone the chance to follow a performance, whatever language they speak.

Sibrwd is being researched and developed by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Galactig with the support of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts in Wales - Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council of Wales.

We are now looking for people to help us trial the app.

You don't need to be a technology whizzkid, have a gift for languages or have attended a welsh theatre production before to be part of the fun.

The tests will take place during a performance of Y Negesydd (The Messenger).

In return for a free evening’s entertainment and the chance to influence a cutting edge project you will be expected to:

- Fill in the short survey (can be found on ) before attending the performance for about 10 minutes.

People can attend the performance on the dates noted above free of charge, the performance will last 90 minutes.

Give your opinion after the performance over a drink from the bar.

The group discussions will be led by researchers from Aberystwyth University.

If you are interested in being a member of the focus group, please take part in the survey at and you will be contacted with more details or contact

Clwyd Theatr Cymru are very pleased to welcome Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru back with their new play, Y Negesydd.

Y Negesydd is a new play by the popular author Caryl Lewis, with the well-known actres Ffion Dafis directing. Ffion recently completed a one year training programme for directors with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Sherman Cymru and Living Pictures Productions and this is her first directing role for a full-length play.

BAFTA winner for best actress in 2013, Sara Lloyd-Greogory (Hinterland, Alys) will be playing the lead role in the play, which is set in the Ceredigion countryside, with Lisa Marged (Y Storm), Geraint Morgan (Pobol y Cwm, Teulu) and Aled Pedrick (Deffro’r Gwanwyn) completing the cast.

There will be a pre-show talk for learners, 7pm, 16 May.

Tickets: are available from or 0845 330 3565

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