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Petula: a brand new bilingual play

Petula: a brand new bilingual play

Learners will have the opportunity to enjoy a brand new bilingual play called Petula when it goes on tour around Wales’ theatres in March. The show has been developed by National Theatre Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and August012, and is a new adaption of Fabrice Melquiot’s work.

The play follows Pwdin Evans’ character as he goes on an adventure into space to try and find his lost cousin, Petula, and an answer to the question: How the hell do you grow up when the world around you is falling apart?

Learners at every learning level will be able to enjoy Petula as it is a bilingual play and also includes uptitling throughout.  Also, learners will have the opportunity to listen to bilingual talks which will be held after two performances. These will be held by Helen Prosser, Director of Teaching and Learning at the National Centre for Learning Welsh, at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff on Friday, 18 March, and by Eirian Conlon, the Centre’s Learner Support Officer, at the Pontio arts centre in Bangor on Friday, 25 March. 

There will be a £1 reduction on tickets for people taking part in the Centre’s Siarad scheme, which matches Welsh learners at Canolradd/Intermediate level with Welsh speakers.

Tour dates

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff 12, 14–19 March
029 2064 6900 |
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre 22–23 March
01970 62 32 32 |
Pontio, Bangor 25–26 March
01248 382828 |
Ffwrnes, Llanelli 29–30 March
0345 2263510 |

Theatr y Torch, Aberdaugleddau 1–2 April
01646 695267 |
Glanyrafon/Riverside, Casnewydd 5 April
01633 656757 |
Theatr Brycheiniog 8 April
01874 611622 |