The Royal Bed - Opening Night

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The Royal Bed - Opening Night

Time: February 11, 2015 from 7:45pm to 9pm
Location: The Riverfront, Newport
Street: Kingsway
City/Town: Newport
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Phone: 01633 656757
Event Type: theatre
Organized By: Theatr Pena
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2015

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Theatr Pena’s third co-production with The Riverfront in association with the Torch Theatre Milford Haven is a classic Welsh story. The Royal Bed by Sion Eirian, an English language adaptation of Siwan by Saunders Lewis, will premiere at The Riverfront on Wednesday 11th February, play there until the weekend, and tour to 18 other theatres throughout Wales in the following weeks.

Easter 1230 and an uneasy truce exists between a divided Wales and England. At the court of the charismatic Prince of North Wales, a catastrophe is about to unfold and dreams of a united Wales will crumble


The Royal Bed is Siôn Eirian’s masterful English language adaptation of the Welsh classic, Siwan, by renowned Welsh playwright Saunders Lewis. Set in medieval Wales, it is a heartbreaking tale of the disintegration of a marriage played out against a backdrop of political intrigue.


With live music and BAFTA Cymru Best Actress winner Eiry Thomas as Siwan this world stage premiere of The Royal Bed is an unmissable opportunity for an English language audience to experience a powerful Welsh classic.


The Royal Bed yw addasiad Saesneg meistrolgar Siôn Eirian o'r clasur Cymraeg Siwan gan Saunders Lewis, dramodydd enwocaf yr iaith Gymraeg. Wedi ei gosod yng Nghymru'r oesoedd canol mae hi'n stori ddirdynnol am chwalfa priodas ynghanol cyfnod o gynllwynio a berw gwleidyddol.


Supported by the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales through the National Performing Arts Touring scheme.

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