Bangor University’s English Drama Society present Saunders Lewis’ Iconic historical tragedy, Siwan

Translated by Joseph P Clancy

BEDS, Bangor’ University’s English Drama Society, will stage a production of the tragedy Siwan by Saunders Lewis on the 23rd and 24th of November at 7.30pm, in Pontio’s Theatr Bryn Terfel.

Ryan Neil Proudlove, who plays Llywelyn, said “Having no knowledge of the play prior to the production, my eyes have been opened to the eloquent and poetic nature of Saunders Lewis’ work. This performance perfectly presents each characters desires and struggles. Llywelyn is a tragic character whth whom the audience can empathise. However, his undying love for Siwan can affect his temperament.”

The director, Jessica Lauren Foster, said “I am thrilled to be putting on an English translation of Siwan with BEDS. It has been a pleasure to work with such a talented cast on what, in my eyes, is the greatest Welsh drama. Set in the Royal Kingdom of Gwynedd, on Mayday eve in 1230, Siwan, the illegitimate daughter of King John and wife of Llywelyn Fawr makes a grave mistake which costs her her freedom and love for the sake of Marcher lord, Guillame de Barose. This historical play explores themes such as love, lust, forgiveness and loneliness.”

Wednesday 23rd/ Thursday 24th November, 7.30pm

Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio, Bangor

£5/£6

Tickets from www.pontio.co.uk or 01248 38 28 28

Publication date: 15 November 2016