Bwystfilod - a performance by Theatr Bara Caws

A colourful image of three performers carrying bags and wheeled contraptions

Are you ready to sing, dance, clap, boo, scream, laugh, and hiss at the monsters?

Bwystfilod is a Welsh language production by the renowned community theatre company , Theatr Bara Caws.  In this their 40th year, the company have put together a street theatre type performance with live action and movable sets, suitable for children of all ages using puppets and only two actors to create a show full of magical myth and mayhem centred around the local legends of North Wales.

Created by Angela Roberts, the stories involve a lonely little water serpent, an ugly and selfish mermaid and a very cheeky gnome who knocks on the quarry walls to scare the miners!

The show uses puppets to encourage young audiences to join in with the singing, dancing, clapping and generally get involved and be as vocal as possible during the performance.  Of course, there is nothing to stop the grown ups getting involved too!   Told through the medium of Welsh, it can also be enjoyed by non-Welsh speakers as it uses traditional dramatic and narrative methods from Japan to tell the stories and involve the audience.  There will also be an English precis for those who require one.

Children watching a live performance at Penrhyn Castle
Children enthralled by a performance of a puppet show at Penrhyn Castle
Children watching a live performance at Penrhyn Castle

As 2017 is the Year of Legends in Wales, here at Penrhyn Castle we are pleased to be able to offer two performances of this exciting show on Saturday 15 July 2017, at 12.30pm and 2.30pm with puppet making workshops in the stablau (next to the Railway Museum) to follow each 20 minute performance.

Come along and take advantage of this free performance for National Trust members, normal admission price to the castle and grounds for non-members.