Mared Swain directs Trwy’r Ddinas Hon

Date - 21 May, 2013, All News Theatre
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Mared Swain directs a series of short plays to be performed at Sherman Cymru in Cardiff. The trio, entitled Trwy’r Ddinas Hon (Through the City) includes three plays about power, belonging and independence, inspired by the dark corners and open spaces of the Capital.

Llwch O’r Pileri By Dyfed Edwards

The Swastika is flying above and the jackboot is pounding the pavements. Welcome to Wales in 1958, shining star of the Reich and World Cup Winners. But the Führer is on his way to Cardiff to celebrate and a teacher has just hours to save the souls of her pupils. But how do you succeed in a world where friends are enemies and everyone’s a traitor?

Myfanwy Yn Y Moorlands By Sharon Morgan

When a woman finds herself on Cardiff’s shapeshifting streets, she meets a young stranger intent on taking her on a fantastic journey. But can she tell the difference between reality and illusion?

Traed Bach Concrit By Marged Parry

Lowri and Fflur are enjoying the best seats to witness Cardiff’s destruction. But will protecting the past prove more important than starting again?

Trwy’r Ddinas Hon runs at Sherman Cymru in Cardiff from 25-29 June.

Overview

Since graduating from RWCMD, Mared has worked extensively as an actress in theatre, television and radio. She has written two short films, and was part of a writing team for Dominos for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, and has storylined the series Caerdydd with Fiction Factory for S4C.

Since 2007 she has been straddling both acting and directing and is the co-producer of Dirty Protest Theatre Company and associate director at the Sherman Cymru. Her most notable credits include the lead role of Cez in Cowboys and Indians and the role of Cerys Jenkins in Pobol y Cwm for BBC Wales. She is currently filming Hinterland for Fiction Factory.

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