Flying Bridge Theatre Company announce new online repertory company with a series of ‘Cymru-noir’ plays for voices
Covid-19 has come and gone. Wales is a republic, has won the Rugby World Cup, and Astrid Price is a woman on a mission…
Arts Council Wales have funded a new online theatre company based in Newport, South Wales, called Flying Bridge Online Repertory Company / Cwmni Sefydlog Ar-lein Flying Bridge.
Co-Director of Flying Bridge Tim Baker and co-writer and producer Daniel Llewelyn-Williams are thrilled to be launching a series of online plays. The company’s first online drama will launch next month.
It will be a brand new series of ‘Cymru-Noir’ plays entitled Astrid Investigates performed in English and Welsh. Its set in a post-Covid19 Wales where the Welsh Women’s Rugby Team have won the Rugby World.
Adapted from a book of short stories by Alan Roderick, Astrid Investigates follows the fortunes of Astrid Price, an urban gumshoe detective who prowls the mean streets of a South Wales in the not-too-distant future.
In this brave new world, Wales has become a republic and the art of espionage between Old England and the newly formed Republic of Cymru is alive and drop-kicking.
Recorded live in one take with each company member performing remotely from different locations across Wales, the plays will be performed in English and in Welsh and produced under the banner of Flying Bridge Online Repertory Company.
Astrid Investigates will open next month with a live online stream of the pilot play in the series, Where are you Nero?
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Words: Jasper Haze
Image: Flying Bridge