R&D Phase 2 | December 2021
Funded and supported by Theatrau Sir Gar and the Arts Council of Wales.
Chris Harris has written and directed a brand new, Welsh language, Black Death comedy - GOLYGFEYDD O’R PLA DU (‘Scenes from a Plague’).
It’s 1348 in Pentreufargirec and a new chaos has come to town – Plague. God has betrayed the people, and a frenzy of finger-pointing, cat-hunting and heretic-burning has drowned the town in the toilet. But to stranger and quack Twm, everything is ripe for the picking. With people dying, there’s land to grab and a social ladder to climb. But with the Tax Collectors trying to alter a hated reputation on his back, and a revolutionary manuer-sellers spreading free-thinking amongst the working peasantry, even Twm will realise that the climb to power has its obstacles just ready to trip him up.
This is a mischievious, black death comedy in Welsh about those who gain from crisis, and those who empower change in the system. The piece was first researched and developed in November 2020, with thanks to Theatrau Sir Gar & Arts Council Wales.
The second sharing of this R&D is produced by Carmarthenshire Theatres and funded by the Arts Council of Wales.
An informal sharing of Golygfeydd o’r Pla Du will be on Friday 17th December 2-3.30pm at Theatrau Sir Gâr: Ffwrnes. The performance will be in Welsh but simultaneous translations in English will be available. Until then; soothe those sores, watch the rats. . .and welcome to the Black Death: there’s nothing funnier.