Theatre opening delay scuppers Chwalfa premiere

Chwalfa at Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio. Credit Departures.

The Welsh mining drama, Chwalfa, about the country’s longest running industrial dispute, has had to be postponed after it was revealed this week that new Theatr Bryn Terfel at Bangor University has yet to be finished.

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru said they were “extremely disappointed” to learn that the builders were still on site.

Arwel Gruffydd, artistic director of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru said: “An important part of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s vision is to work with communities to create a powerful and suitable piece of theatre.

“Artists and professional theatre workers, in addition to the local community, have worked tirelessly to create this incredible production over several months.

“On behalf of the company, I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved in this project for their enthusiasm and of course for the welcome we’ve received in this area.

“The buzz created around the production has been very evident and while it is disappointing that we won’t be able to stage the production later this month, I am extremely pleased that we will be able to stage the production in the New Year.

“What’s important for us now is that this production gets to see the light of day in the future.”

Everyone who has bought a ticket will be contacted.

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