Press Releases 2016

Canolfan Befformio Cymru BA Students present 2-4-1

19.05.2016

Canolfan Berfformio Cymru BA Students are presenting ‘2-4-1’, 2 Nights 4 Plays, 1 Ticket on Wednesday and Thursday night 25th, 26th May 2016 in the Gate Theatre, Cardiff.

2-4-1 is an opportunity to see four classic plays by three of Wales’ most influential playwrights.

The plays view the discussion of the role of women in society; racial prejudice; mental sickness and sexuality. The four plays ask a question, if we ignore the issue there, perhaps it will resolve itself?

The characters pf the four plays are represented by students from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David as part of the new, cutting-edge BA Performance course. The performers will give an insight into the challenges the characters face though it might be argued that root of their encounters still exist in today’s society.

Wednesaday Evening 25th May:  

Tair, Meic Povey:

Three women, three generations, three very different lives… but how different are the three really?

However much they wish to shirk their responsibilities, blood is thicker than water and ensures that all three are an integral part of each other’s past and future, and will be so throughout their lives. Saer Doliau, Gwenlyn Parry: This Welsh classic from 1966 is a fascinating study of our obsession with modernisation, the role of women in society and racial prejudice, as well as asking questions which search our conscience and existence itself.

Thursday Evening 26th May:

Bobi a Sami:

A play with comic elements but also mixed with tragedy. The characters are trapped in hopeless situations and are forced to repeat and redo the same things using dialogue packed with clichés and wordplay.

Wyneb yn Wyneb:

Tom and Steff's relationship is ‘unconventional’ but it is no less passionate than the love between Tom and Laura, the love of mother and son. The crux of the play is Laura’s challenge to come to terms with the love of both boys, as a member of a tightly-knit village community.

TICKETS: £7 (half price if under 25.) To order tickets go to: www.thegate.org.uk                              

Strong language is used in the performances.

Actors: Anna Williams, Anwen Dixon, Heledd Roberts, Lois Jones, Jemima Nicholas, Lleucu Gwawr, Sion Emlyn Parry, Gruffydd Wyn Jones, Lloyd Macey, Josh Morgan, Euros Morgan and Lewis Pugh.

The fundamental ethos of Canolfan Befformio Cymru is to provide a solid technique along with a broad understanding of the creative industries in Wales and beyond.

Established by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the BA Performance course. which is currently recruiting for September 2016, is an innovative and progressive course taught intensively over a period of two years by a combination of staff from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and experts working professionally in the areas of television, dance, entertainment, musicals and theatre. Because of the intensity of the course and the specialist training associated with it, places on the course are limited.

The prime focus is developing the voice and body, and around these modules there is an opportunity to focus on such areas as the art of the actor, acting for film and television, work experience and a period of study overseas. The course is extremely practical with regular opportunities to perform and show progress.  We will offer targeted training that will give specific attention to the individual artist’s progress and development by focussing on four aspects: the Voice, the Body, the Mind and Career.

During the two year course, the students will have an opportunity to develop a range of skills as well as an understanding of the industry which they will need to foster in order to be able to work professionally and to take advantage of the increasing demand for skilled, versatile and reliable performers who can combine acting and/or musical talent at the highest level.

For more information about Canolfan Befformio Cymru go to: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/cy/cbc/

Prospective students can also follow the course accounts by searching for Perfformio PCDDS on Facebook and @Perfformio_PCDDS on Twitter

Coordinator: Eilir Owen Griffiths, Drama Director: Dave Taylor, Designer: Becky Davies.

Note to Editor

1. For more information please contact Sara Jones, PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 225 108 / 07449 998 478 or via email atsara.f.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk