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Supporting Welsh learners to enjoy new production of Macbeth

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru has announced that a pack for Welsh learners is available, based on their next production, namely Macbeth.

The pack for Welsh learners was compiled by Nant Gwrtheyrn, in cooperation with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and with support from The National Centre for Learning Welsh.

The pack contains information and games for Welsh learners, together with a separate guide for tutors. The material is suitable for Higher and Proficiency classes, and includes activities to complete – some before seeing the play and others following the performance.


Helen Prosser, Director of Strategy at The National Centre for Learning Welsh, said: “It is very important that every aspect of our contemporary culture is open to those who are learning Welsh.  That is why the National Centre for Learning Welsh is very keen to work in partnership with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.  The work of compiling packs in order to help learners enjoy productions opens another door for our Welsh learners.”

Mair Saunders, General Manager of Canolfan Nant Gwrtheyrn, said: “We are very proud of the partnership we have built up over a period of time with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru here at Nant Gwrtheyrn by holding lessons for Welsh learners and compiling packs to support the productions. It is a pleasure to cooperate on a scheme that enables those who are learning Welsh to enjoy Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s provision.”

Rhian A. Davies, Executive Producer at Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, added: “Working in cooperation with partners who are experts in their field is very important to us. We look forward to continuing the collaboration with Nant Gwrtheyrn, and embarking on a long-term partnership with the National Centre for Learning Welsh, in order to ensure that our productions are relevant to everyone.”

Live performances of Macbeth will be held in Caerphilly Castle 7 – 18 February and also, by means of the new, exciting enterprise Theatr Gen Byw, the production will be broadcast live to venues across Wales on 14 February, and repeat screening  performances with English subtitles will follow until the end of April.

Further Information:

Full details:

Macbeth: 7–18 February 2017, Caerphilly Castle

16.00: 16 + 18 February
19.30: 8*/9/10/13/14**/15/17 February
20.00: 7*/11/16/18 February
**live broadcast

Tickets:  / 029 2030 4400

Live Broadcast: 14.02.2017 to venues across Wales

Repeat screenings (with English subtitles): various dates between 28.02.2017 and 23.04.2017 in venues across Wales.

Translation: Gwyn Thomas |
Director: Arwel Gruffydd

@TheatrGenCymru | #MacbethThGC

For more information about the pack and the participation activities in connection with Macbeth, please contact Llinos Jones: 01267 245 612 │07903 842 612 or Fflur Thomas 01267 245603 │ 07903842613