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Y Gwr Cadarn: First Performance in 426 Years (more or less)


One of the earliest know plays in Welsh, Y Gŵr Cadarn (The Strong Man), is being revived to instruct and delight audiences once again.

Fulbright Scholar Dr Sarah Campbell and Ceri Elen, Welsh playwright and Creative Writing Tutor in the School of Welsh, are recreating the dramatic artefact so that today’s audience might share some of the experience with those play-goers 400 years ago. Sponsored by Cardiff University’s School of Welsh and St Fagans: National History Museum, Y Gŵr Cadarn will be presented in Welsh by the School of Welsh’s Drama Company in the churchyard of St. Teilo’s at St Fagans Museum on 26 June 2010. There will be an opportunity for non-Welsh speaking spectators to attend an introductory talk which will help them understand the performance.


For more information, contact the School of Welsh or St Fagans Museum. or