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image for Play item typeNow the Hero / Nawr yr Arwr at Swansea

Play, Tue 25 - Sat 29 Sep 2018

Now the Hero / Nawr yr Arwr

Now the Hero / Nawr yr Arwr


Nawr yr Arwr / Now the Hero is an epic, large-scale site-specific performance intertwining stories of conflict via a military offensive, a raucous wedding party, a protest dance and an ancient wake. This theatrical experience will take audiences on an extraordinary journey through three narratives of war; from the beautiful Swansea Bay beach to discovering artistic treasures in the city’s iconic Brangwyn Hall.
Pre-eminent Welsh interdisciplinary artist Marc Rees will transform the city of Swansea for the five days in an immersive two and half hour production, working with a stellar creative team including Jóhann Jóhannsson, Owen Sheers and Polyphony.
This ambitious project will be a highlight in Wales of the programme for the final year of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. Nawr Yr Arwr/ Now The Hero will be the opening event of the 2018 Swansea International Festival and a major event for Visit Wales’ Year of the Sea. It has been part funded via the Visit Wales Tourism Product Innovation Fund.

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Tue 25 - Sat 29 Sep 2018


Ticket costs TBC but the fringe events ‘ Now for More’ will be free of charge

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Sat 22 Sep - Sun 7 Oct Swansea International Festival
Tue 25 - Sat 29 Sep Now the Hero / Nawr yr Arwr
Tue 6 - Wed 7 Aug Wales Airshow


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Map reference: SS 653928  Lat: 51.61837 Long: -3.94672

By Car: Leave M4 at Junction 45. Keep in left hand lane and take A4067 towards the City Centre.

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