Blodeuwedd at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

First published in What's on

Saunders Lewis’ revered interpretation of the old Welsh folk tale Blodeuwedd will be at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on February 14 and 15, 7.30pm.

Completing the work soon after the Second World War, Lewis reminds us that nature is a dangerous weapon in the hands of man.

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru have announced the cast of Blodeuwedd by Saunders Lewis, which will be on tour during February this year.

Rhian Blythe will play Blodeuwedd, and as one of the original core actors of the company, she’ll be returning to work with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru who in 2014 are celebrating ten years since their first ever performance.

She said: “Since reading Blodeuwedd as a teenager and being charmed by the words and story, I’ve been secretly hoping that I would, one day, have the chance to play the main part, and I just hope I can do it justice.”

Playing the part of Llew, Blodeuwedd’s unfortunate husband, is Carwyn Jones who has worked for the company on many an occasion. Carwyn has just finished performing in Dim Diolch by Cwmni’r Frân Wen, and has been nominated as the best male actor in 2013 in the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards.

The play will once again be in the very capable hands of Arwel Gruffydd as director, who was nominated as Director of the year in the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards for the production of Blodeuwedd in 2013.

For more information visit Aberystwythartscentre.co.uk or call 01970 623232.

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