theatr peña

At the heart of Theatr Pena’s work is the play and our desire to put women centre stage.

"Theatr Pena is a unique artistic venture, not just in Wales but within Britain as a whole. The artistic mission is to re-present classic drama with an emphasis on women." 

Adam Somerset, Reviewer, Theatre in Wales/Wales Arts Review

Location: Cardiff/Newport
Members: 70
Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2014


Supported by Arts Council Wales, The Riverfront, Newport and the Borough Theatre, Abergavenny


The Royal Bed by Siôn Eirian

an English language adaptation of

Siwan by Saunders Lewis


In preparation for the company’s proposed spring 2015 touring production, Theatr Pena began production development in autumn 2013. 

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Comment by Rowena Louise Bernice Scurlock on March 10, 2014 at 1:38
Hi I,ve joined because I like the use of Spanish in your name. Let me know of anything
Comment by Adam Timms on January 3, 2012 at 9:37
2011 - 2012

Our next production THE MAIDS by JEAN GENET is planned for June 2012
and will be a co-production with The Riverfront, Newport
and staged in association with The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven.

Profile and Fund Raisers 2012
In order to start building an audience for The Maids, we will be staging a series of 
profile and fund raisers in The Riverfront Studio between next February and May 

Wednesday 15th February at 1pm:
 “theatre is poetry that rises from the book and becomes human enough to
 talk and shout, weep and despair.” (Lorca 1936) 
Directed by Hannah O’Leary,
Kathryn Dimery, Erica Eirian, Hannah O'Leary, Lisabeth Miles and Olwen Rees
will perform readings from Lorca’s plays and poetry and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Buddug Verona James will perform the words and music of Lorca and Manuel de Falla 
Wednesday 14th March at 1pm:
From the carnage, grief and despair of war, the human spirit emerges.
  In what promises to be a moving musical celebration of the human spirit,  
Rosamund Shelley, accompanied by Christopher Littlewood,  
 will perform the words and music of
Boubil and Schonberg 
Brecht, Eisler, Euripides, Kipling,
Novello, Sassoon, Schumann and Kurt Weil
Wednesday 9th May at 1pm
“What else do we share, but being women?” (from Marged by Gillian Clark)
Directed by Betsan Llwyd,
Betsan Llwyd, Olwen Rees, Christine Pritchard and Eiry Thomas 
will perform readings from the poetry, prose and plays of 
Welsh Women Writers

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