12 - 14 SEPTEMBER
The Gathering / Yr Helfa
National Theatre Wales with Migrations & Louise Ann Wilson Company
Created by Louise Ann Wilson
Written by Gillian Clarke
the mountain deep in animal mind,
hefting the weight, treading the shape of it,
the knowledge, cynefin
in their bones, nerves, blood A powerful exploration of the annual cycle of sheep-farming, The Gathering/Yr Helfa is the culmination of three years’ observation of life at Hafod Y Llan, a working hill farm on Snowdon. Join National Theatre Wales for a remarkable journey on foot through installations and performances, inspired by this iconic location, its day-to-day workings, its history and its people. Created and directed by Louise Ann Wilson, this production will feature new poetry by Wales’ national poet, Gillian Clarke, with sound, film, and movement.
In association with National Trust
Supported by Snowdonia National Park’s Sustainable Development Fund
Suitable for ages 10+
Wales Millennium Centre
www.wmc.org.uk / By phone: 029 2063 6464
National Trust’s Tŷ Isaf shop, Beddgelert, LL55 4YA
Tel: 01766 890 545
Ticket Prices: £15, £12 conc
This is a piece that makes you look and listen hard
It’s lyrical but unsentimental, bloody and brutal. It makes the mountain sing.
Created, Directed and Designed by
LOUISE ANN WILSON
Music and Sound by
JOHN HARDY MUSIC
LOUISE ANN WILSON
GWYN VAUGHAN JONES
GWION ALED WILLIAMS
MEILIR RHYS WILLIAMS
SEINDORF ARIAN DEINIOLEN SILVER BAND
YSGOL BEDDGELERT SCHOOL
BRYN GRIFFITHS, ROGER HUGHES, ELGAN JONES, TREFOR JONES, ARWYN OWEN, TUDUR PARRY, ANDREW ROBERTS, ARTHUR WILLIAMS
Company Stage Manager
Assistant Production Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
RUBY SPENCER PUGH, PHOEBE TONKIN
SAM IRVING, TOM BOOTH & LOUIS WEINZWEIG
Front of House Manager
Front Of House Assistant
JANE LLOYD FRANCIS
Aerial Performance Rigger
SAM JONES C.D.G
What to expect
Please read the audience information very carefully: we want you to have the best experience at Snowdonia and this vital information will tell you what you can expect and what you need to bring in order to ensure your full enjoyment, safety and comfort while at The Gathering/Yr Helfa.
The Gathering/Yr Helfa will be performed on the farm and at the foot-hills of Snowdon, and will take place outdoors on the mountain, rain or shine.
You will be going on a six-kilometer journey on foot. Please be aware that this means walking and standing for a lot of the show, and that the route is challenging at times and includes some steady ascent, uneven terrain and a steep section.
Unfortunately, the route is not accessible by wheelchair or suitable for pushchairs, and the production is not suitable for babies in arms or small children due to the challenging nature of the production journey.
We will provide guidance on accessible options for people with access requirements. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Please be aware that audience members must be prepared for the mountain. Sturdy walking boots are essential, as are waterproofs and suitable clothing for all weather, bottled water and sunscreen. Please travel lightly, with a small rucksack containing everything you need for the day, including water. Light refreshments will be provided during the show.
Management reserve the right to refuse entry to the performance to anyone not prepared for being on the mountain. Those without necessary clothing and footwear will not be allowed to take part in the performance.