GOLYGFEYDD O'R PLA DU

Drama Heintus am Dirfeddianwyr, Trethiant

a'r Pla Bubonig

R&D Phase 2 | December 2021

Funded and supported by Theatrau Sir Gar and the Arts Council of Wales.

It’s 1348 in Pentreufargirec and a new chaos has come to town – Plague. God has betrayed the people, and a frenzy of finger-pointing, cat-hunting and heretic-burning has drowned the town in the toilet. But to stranger and quack Twm, everything is ripe for the picking. With people dying, there’s land to grab and a social ladder to climb. But with the Tax Collectors trying to alter a hated reputation on his back, and a revolutionary manuer-sellers spreading free-thinking amongst the working peasantry, even Twm will realise that the climb to power has its obstacles just ready to trip him up.

 

This is a mischievious, black (death) comedy in Welsh about those who gain from crisis, and those who empower change in the system. Very misbehaving in its storytelling, we welcome you to the Black Death – there’s nothing funnier.

First researched and developed in November 2020, with thanks to Theatrau Sir Gar & Arts Council Wales.

Graphic by Guy Jarman