Actors Adam Redmore and Hannah McPake in Wonderman
Actors Adam Redmore and Hannah McPake in National Theatre Wales' production Wonderman ©

National Theatre Wales

This year’s Edinburgh Festival saw some exciting new performances fresh from Wales. 

The British Council supported three Welsh companies who had brand new shows produced in Edinburgh by National Theatre Wales and Wales Millennium Centre:

Wonderman by Daf James and Gagglebabble 

Following their 2013 Edinburgh hit The Bloody Ballad, multi-award-winning theatre company Gagglebabble are back. Wonderman is a unique gig-theatre take on Roald Dahl's short stories for adults. It will be coming back to Cardiff in September as part of the Dahl centenary celebrations.

A Good Clean Heart by Alun Saunders 

The Other Room and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. 

Award-winning playwright Alun Saunders tells the story of two brothers, raised apart in different families and languages. Produced at The Other Room: a small space that encourages young artists to take big risks,it recently won the Stage Fringe Theatre of the Year award. ToR have teamed up with Theatre Genedlaethol, the Welsh-language National Theatre, to bring the show to the Edinburgh Fringe. There are animated surtitles in both languages.

Yuri directed by Matilde Lopez

A play about infertility, scrabble, supermarkets, sex, nationalism, the stranger in your living room and the absurdity of wanting to bring children into our deranged world. It’s also about love. Produced by award-winning August 012, in association with Chapter Arts Centre and National Theatre Wales, this is the British premiere of  Fabrice Melquiot's absurd comedy.

And there's more:

Here is a full list of the many excellent Welsh shows in Edinburgh this year. 

http://www.wai.org.uk/wales-in-edinburgh

 

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