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NTW Artistic Director John McGrath

For its 2015/16 season NTW have announced five new productions and five projects. Combining the talents of some distinctive voices and partnerships with former and new collaborators, the programme travels from Ancient Greece to Patagonia via the imaginary land of Candylion and the very real world of the Valleys during the Miners Strike. From Homerto Brecht, with music from, amongst others, The Super Furry Animals and The Manic Street Preachers, the programme is the fizziest yet.

NTW s artistic Director, John McGrath directs Bertholt Brecht s classic Mother Courage and her Children, adapted by Ed Thomas, performed by an all-female cast and with music by Dafydd James.


Marc Rees, Image Warren Orchard Marc Rees, Image Warren Orchard

In 150 NTW joins forces with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru to tell the story, in English, Welsh and Spanish of the 150 men and women who set sail for Patagonia in a show created by Marc Rees.

Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes

Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, who brought us The Persians and Corialanus, return to create an epic version of Homer s Iliad, based on Christopher Logue s adaptation. The show is in four distinct parts, with two omnibus versions (one overnight).

Tim Price, image Warren Orchard Tim Price, image Warren Orchard

Wils Wilson, Image Drew Farrell Wils Wilson, Image Drew Farrell









Gruff Rhys of The Super Furries, working with writer Tim Price and director Wils Wilson, offers a festival theatre show, The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion. This family-friendly production starts its run for the festive season.



Poet and writer, Patrick Jones Before I Leave sees a choir of dementia sufferers at loggerheads over their shared history during the Miners Strike. With familiar tracks and some new music from Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield, the production sees adversity vanquished through common bonds.

Patrick Jones Patrick Jones

In addition to the five productions, NTW will also be involved in five new projects:

The Democracy Project, The Karen Project, Transition, The Shops and The Bangor Residency. The first, The Democracy Project launches on 13 March (please follow link for details and to sign up)