Woman of Flowers by Siôn Eirian after Saunders Lewis

I’ll create mayhem in men’s dreams
and sunder the foundations of your ordered world.

The Woman of Flowers

Theatr Pena’s first co-production with Taliesin Arts Centre is WOMAN OF FLOWERS, a specially commissioned new play by the award-winning Welsh writer Siôn Eirian.

Based on the ancient Mabinogi legend of Blodeuwedd, Siôn Eirian skilfully combines Saunders Lewis’s Welsh language verse drama of the same name with original material to create a new version of this ancient tale of love, betrayal and retribution for a 21st century audience.

Theatr Pena’s dynamic production of this strikingly poetic reimagining of the ancient myth of the woman created from wild flowers offers audiences the opportunity to experience something of the earliest prose literature of Britain, the poetry of Saunders Lewis and the craft of a contemporary Welsh dramatist.

TOUR SCHEDULE

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Swansea / Abertawe

Taliesin Arts Centre / Canolfan y Celfyddydau Taliesin

Date: 01.02.18, 02.02.18, 03.02.18

Time: 7.30pm

01792 602060 / taliesinartscentre.co.uk

Milford Haven / Aberdaugleddau

Torch Theatre / Theatr y Torch

Date: 06.02.18

Time: 7.30pm

01646 695267 / torchtheatre.co.uk

Cardigan / Aberteifi

Theatr Mwldan

Date: 08.02.18

Time: 7.30pm

01239 621200 / mwldan.co.uk

Church Village / Pentre’r Eglwys

Canolfan Gartholwg Centre

Date: 10.02.18

Time: 7.30pm

01443 570075 / gartholwg.org

Blackwood / Coed Duon

Blackwood Miners’ Institute / Sefydliad y Glowyr Coed Duon

Date: 13.02.18

Time: 7.30pm

01495 227206 / blackwoodminersinstitute.com

Newport / Casnewydd

The Riverfront / Glan yr Afon

Date: 15.02.18

Time: 7.30pm

01633 656757 / tickets.newportlive.co.uk

Cardiff / Caerdydd

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama /Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru

Date: 16.02.17, 17.02.18

Time: 7.45pm

029 2039 1391 / boxoffice@rwcmd.ac.uk

Brecon / Aberhonddu

Theatr Brycheiniog

Date: 20.02.18

Time: 7.30pm

01874 611622 / brycheiniog.co.uk

Mold / Yr Wyddgrug

Theatr Clwyd

Date: 23.02.18, 24.02.18

Time: 7.45pm

01352 701521 / theatrclwyd.com

Aberystwyth

Arts Centre / Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth

Date: 27.02.18

Time: 7.30pm

01970 623232 / aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

Carmarthen / Caerfyrddin

The Lyric / Y Lyric

Date: 01.03.18

Time: 7.30pm

0845 226 3510 / theatrausirgar.co.uk

Newtown / Y Drenewydd

The Hafren / Y Hafren

Date: 03.03.18

Time: 7.45pm

01686 614555 / thehafren.co.uk

Pwllheli

Neuadd Dwyfor

Date: 06.03.18

Time: 7.30pm

01758 704088 / neuadddwyfor.com

Caernarfon

Galeri

Date: 09.03.18

Time: 1pm, 7.30pm

01286 685222 / galericaernarfon.com

Audio Described: 03.02.18 Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea / Canolfan y Celfyddydau Taliesin, Abertawe

Captioned: 17.02.18 Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff /Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru, Caerdydd

Captioned: 23.02.18 Theatr Clwyd, Mold/Yr Wyddgrug

Cast:
Arianrhod: Betsan Llwyd
Blodeuwedd: Sara Gregory
Gwydion: Eiry Thomas
Llew: Oliver Morgan-Thomas
Rhagnell: Olwen Rees
Gronw: Rhys Meredith

Creative Producer: Ceri James
Director: Erica Eirian
Composer: Peter Knight
Movement Director: Caroline Lamb
Designer: Holly McCarthy
Lighting Designer: Kay Haynes 
Cameraman: Peter Firth
Film Editor: Dafydd Hunt
Production Manager: Richard Balshaw
Stage Manager: Brenda Knight
Technician and Re-Lighter: Jon Cox
Marketing Officer: Megan Merrett
Audio Describer: Alastair Sills
Captioner and Caption Operator [RWCMD]: Erika James
Caption Operator [Theatr Clwyd]: Stevie Burrows

Running Time: Approx. 1 hours 20 minutes [no interval]

Age Suitability: 12+
Supported by the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales through the National Performing Arts Touring Scheme.
With additional support from Curo Advisers Limited and their strategic partners.

October 2016 Research and Development

Theatr Pena is grateful to the following actors for participating in the Research and Development project and for their invaluable contribution to the development of the Company’s spring 2018 production:

 Kathryn Dimery

Isabella Marshall

Tom Mumford

Olwen Rees

Eiry Thomas 

Images of Performance of Work in Progress (exploration of music, movement, projection, video, costume colours and shapes)