Show brings William Morgan's story to life

Actor in character as Bishop William Morgans during performance for school group at Ty Mawr Wybrnant, near Penmachno
Published : 19 Aug 2016 Last update : 26 Aug 2016

As part of the ‘Children’s Festival of Welsh history’ the National Trust are hosting a special performance by Bishop William Morgan at his birthplace, Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant in Snowdonia, Sunday 25 September.

Bishop William Morgan’s story is brought to life through an interactive hour-long performance by renowned Welsh actor, Llion Williams. The setting for the play is actually William’s first home, on the drover’s road at Wybrnant. Follow his story from Tŷ Mawr to his promotion as Bishop of St Asaph Cathedral and learn about how and why he got given the task of translating the Bible to Welsh. 

" It’s vital that we enthuse children about our history and what better way, than by bringing the history to life through a fun and interactive performance, which is hosted at such an important place in the story. "
- Gerwyn Edwards, Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant Custodian

Learn about how this talented man mastered 9 languages before going on to translate the Bible into Welsh. He may have died a poor man in 1604, but find out why the nation is all the richer after his endeavour to translate the Bible.

Take a tour of Tŷ Mawr

Following the performance you can step back in time by taking a look around Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant, the 16th century farmhouse where William spent the first 10 years of his life. Hear about the hardship of Tudor times and see an original copy of the very first Welsh Bible, printed in 1588 through new eyes as you fully appreciate the cultural significance of this book.

Experience the show

In addition to a series of performances being held for schools, there are also two one-hour performances available to book onto Sunday, 25 Septemberat at Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant. 

  • Welsh performance: 12 – 1pm
  • English performance: 2 – 3pm.

The performance costs £2 per child and £4 per adult. (Normal addmission fees apply)

Places are limited, please call 01766 510120 or email eryri@nationaltrust.org.uk to book a place.