A dispersed kingdom. A corrupt monarchy. A new generation desperate for change.
Branwen: Dadeni is an epic Welsh language musical which brings one of our most well-known legends into the contemporary world.
'A SIGNIFICANT LEAP FOR WELSH-LANGUAGE THEATRE'
'A SMASH HIT'
After a bloody civil war, the Llŷr family controls Cedyrn. Branwen, the charismatic young princess who has won the people’s hearts, is eager to move her country forward, but her brother, the king, won’t listen.
During an unexpected visit by the King of Ireland, she sees her opportunity: escape to a progressive and prosperous country where her voice will count and she’ll have the power to change things. But, as her star rises, every bargain, betrayal and body leads her deeper into the darkness, until, on the brink of ruin, the price becomes clear.
What would you sacrifice to create a just world?
A new musical by Wales Millennium Centre and Frân Wen which reimagines the iconic story, with Gethin Evans directing an outstanding cast of performers and musicians.
Book by Hanna Jarman, Elgan Rhys and Seiriol Davies; lyrics and music by Seiriol Davies.
Branwen Mared Williams
Efnisien Caitlin Drake
Matholwch Rithvik Andugula
Bendigeidfran Tomos Eames
Ena Gillian Elisa
Picell Ioan Hefin
Gwern/Child Mali Grooms + Tegwen Velios
Octet Lisa Angharad, Huw Euron, Steffan Hughes, Miriam Isaac, Elan Meirion, Niamh Moulton, Cedron Sion, Adam Vaughan
MD on Keys Geraint Owen
Harp Ruby Aspinall
Bass Guitar and Double Bass Callum Duggan
Violin Ruth Elder
Deputy Violin Chrissie Mavron
Drum Kit, Bass Drum and Keyboard (percussion effects) Iori Haugen
Cello Rhian Porter
Deputy Cello Lowri Preston
Co-Writer Hanna Jarman
Co-Writer Elgan Rhys
Co-Writer Seiriol Davies
Music and Lyrics Seiriol Davies
Director Gethin Evans
Music Director and Musical Supervisor Geraint Owen
Set and Costume Designer Elin Steele
Lighting Designer Bretta Gerecke
Sound Designer Sebastian Frost
Movement Co-Director Nia Lynn
Movement Co-Director Owain Gwynn
Intimacy Coordinator Sarita Piotrowski
Orchestrator Owain Gruffudd Roberts
Costume Supervisor Llinos Griffiths Gough
Assistant Director Carys Jones
Assistant Musical Director Gwenno Morgan
Wellbeing Associate Ndidi John
Casting Director Hannah Marie Williams (HMW Casting)
Production Manager (Wales Millennium Centre) Ed Wilson
Production Manager (Frân Wen) Lewis Williams
Company Stage Manager Julia Carson Sims
Company Stage Manager Roger Richardson
Deputy Company Stage Manager Alys Robinson
Assistant Stage Manager and Book Cover Vikki Chandler
Assistant Stage Manager Emma Mace
Assistant Stage Manager Emma Peace
Production Carpenter Andy Humphreys
Head of Wardrobe Sacha van Zutphen
Wardrobe 2 Ariana Marafini
Production Sound Mark Adams
Sound 1 Ellis Griffiths
Sound 1 Cover Andy Collins
Sound 2 Lowri Jones
LX Programmer Claire Gerrens
LX 1 James Thomas
LX 2 Sophie Moore
Captioner Mary Davies
Lead Chaperone Isabel Vander
Tutor Chaperone Jenni Tarr
Chaperone Tracey Cogan
Producer Branwen Jones
Assistant Producer Frankie-Rose Taylor
Assistant Producer Abigail Fitzgerald
Arts and Creative Project Assistant Catrin Nicholas
Arts and Creative Manager: Events & Compliance Fay Coles
Marketing Manager Jodi Voyle
Communications Manager Cadan Ap Thomas
Digital Editor Craig Bates
Senior Production & Design Manager Sophie Williams
Social Media Editor Cerys Rhys
Senior Bilingual Copywriter Angharad C. Lewis
Head of Marketing Beth Meade
Head of Creative Experiences Emma Evans
Artistic Director (Frân Wen) Gethin Evans
Executive Director (Frân Wen) Nia Jones
Production Manager (Frân Wen) Lewis Williams
Marketing Manager (Frân Wen) Carl Owen
Administrator (Frân Wen) Olwen Williams
Community Director (Frân Wen) Elis Pari
With thanks to Roger Beaumont, Aleks Carlyon, Graeme Clint, Carys Edwards, Dom Elias, Angharad Griffin, John Hill, Rhys Iorwerth, Tafsila Khan, Aran Jones and the team from Say Something in Welsh, Cardiff Theatrical Services + Welsh National Opera
Start time: 7.30pm
Age guidance: 13+
Contains strong language, adult themes, violence, loud music, flashing lights, strobe lights, haze and smoke effects.
This production contains references to: abuse, animal cruelty, depression, grief, manipulation, sexual assault
This production depicts: blood, death, incarceration and kidnapping, pregnancy, sexual intimacy, violence against a child, war
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Captions: All performances are captioned in Welsh and English
Audio Description: 11 November (Touch Tour: 6.10pm for up to 30 munutes)
£12 tickets. One free teacher's seat with every 10 pupils. Call 029 2063 6464.
Groups of 10+ £3 off. Organise a group visit.
£5 off opening night. Become a member.
DISABLED, STUDENTS OVER 30 + UNWAGED
Hynt Scheme available for this production. Find out more.
All offers subject to allocations and availability.
We are extremely grateful to Peter and Janet Swinburn, Dyfrig and Heather John and Carol Bell for supporting Branwen: Dadeni.