Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Until Sat 4 Aug
For nine-year-old Bili, doing a bronco – standing on a swing, working it up as high as he can before kicking it up over the bar as he jumps off – is the best feeling ever.
Wales Millennium Centre is proud to announce their first national tour with a Welsh language production called Ma’ Bili’n Bwrw’r Bronco (Bili Does A Bronco). A production of Douglas Maxwell’s iconic piece, Decky Does A Bronco, this production has been adapted by Jeremi Cockram and directed by Geinor Styles, artistic airector of Theatr na n’Óg.
Ma’ Bili’n Bwrw’r Bronco is a vivid tale of childhood innocence leading into adulthood. In the summer of 1983 on a housing estate in the Swansea valley, five boys are acting out their dreams and fears in their local park. It’s a summer of play-fighting, Star Wars and their new obsession with broncoing, but one day their playful banter is cut short by an unimaginable event.
“It is a privilege to be working on a play which will enthral audiences” says Geinor.
The production was premiered by Grid Iron at the 2000 Edinburgh Festival and most recently completed a three month tour of Scotland and England in 2010. The production runs until Sat 4 Aug in Cardiff before touring South Wales and beyond.
Tickets: £12. Info: 02920 636464 / www.wmc.org.uk
National Eisteddfod, The Vale of Glamorgan
Location: On the ‘Maes’, Old Llandow Airfield, Nr Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan
6 – 11 Aug ’12 | Tue, Thu, Sat 1pm. Mon, Wed, Fri 4pm
0845 4090 800 | eisteddfod.org.uk
The Welfare, Ystradgynlais, Swansea
Location: The Welfare grounds, Off Ynyscedwyn Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, SA9 1AP
14 & 15 Aug ’12 | 7.30pm
01639 843163 | thewelfare.co.uk
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
Location: National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3RD
16 & 17 Aug ’12 | 7pm
01792 60 20 60 | taliesinartscentre.co.uk
Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
Location: Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1YA
20 & 21 Aug ’12 | 7pm (plus 2.30pm on 21 Aug)
0845 330 3565 | clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk
Location: Caernarfon Rugby Club, Y Morfa, Lon Parc, Caernarfon, LL55 2UR
22 & 23 Aug ’12 | 6pm
01286 685 222 | galericaernarfon.com
Theatre Elli, Llanelli
Location: Llanelli Leisure Centre, Park Crescent, Llanelli, SA15 3AE
24 Aug ’12 | 7.30pm
0845 226 3510 | carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
Location: Chapel Court at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus
Aberystwyth, SY23 3DE
25 Aug ’12 | 6pm
01970 623232 | aberystwythartscentre.co.uk