TRWBWL MAWR YN TREMYGLYD
Comedi Cynyddol â Caneuon
Commissioned by Blackwood Miners Institute (2021)
There's a lot going on outside the valleys town of Tremyglyd in 1960, but none of its citizens need the world to come to them.
In fact, Alan Elis has bigger problems. No one thinks he'll amount to much, given his bad stammer and lack of confidence to speak.
But re-instating the canteen's famous cottage pie by standing up to the Conservative Board Members makes Alan somewhat of a local hero. Before long, Alan will be at the centre of a feud between his fellow steelworkers, his young crush, and a West German businessman. No one thinks he would be responsible for seeing that his community doesn't transform into the setting for a nuclear holocaust.
‘Trwbwl Mawr yn Tremyglyd’ is a black comedy about industry, community, cottage pie and nuclear weapons. In a world of fake news, social media and crisis, it asks the question – who exactly are we listening to?