THEATR Genedlaethol Cymru have announced that Anfamol, a new play by Rhiannon Boyle, will be coming to Cardigan’s Theatr Mwldan on October 12.

Following on from the open-air tour of Gwlad yr Asyn in August, this will be the first play since the beginning of the pandemic for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru to tour to indoor venues.

There will be a performance in Theatr Mwldan on 12/10/21,

Anfamol is a new, tender and mischievous play about Ani – a highly successful lawyer who decides to use a sperm bank to have a baby.

She thinks this might be what’s needed to reunite her complicated, and sometimes dysfunctional, family. But when the pandemic strikes, Ani’s life grinds to a halt.

As a new, single parent, she’s suddenly confined to her home with a baby who cries constantly. Being a mother isn’t what she expected at all. Why did no-one warn her?

Anfamol, a one woman show, will be presented by Bethan Ellis Owen, who is a familiar face as Ffion in Pobol y Cwm.

With Sara Lloyd as director, this will be the first play by the playwright Rhiannon Boyle to be presented professionally in Welsh.

Rhiannon was BBC Cymru and National Theatre Wales’s first resident author in 2019, and her first play for radio, Safe from Harm, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 earlier this year.

“I wrote Anfamol after hearing of someone who used a sperm bank to have a baby, and I was full of admiration for her,” said Rhiannon.

“This, and my experience as a new mother when I had my own children – as well as thinking of new mothers during the pandemic – inspired me to write this play.

“People rarely mention how difficult the first few days after having a baby are – we’re familiar with the perfect photos that appear on social media, but the loneliness that comes from being home with your new baby is something that I, and every mother I know, can identify with.”