Theatr Bara Caws
Rahm Emmanuel was the White House Chief of Staff during Barack Obama’s first term, and he coined the maxim, “never let a good crisis go to waste”. He urged that an unexpected crisis should be seen as a chance to implement solutions which would previously not have been possible.
That’s the thesis of this new play, dealing with the political make-up of the Welsh Assembly following the 2016 elections. The government is thrown into crisis when the majority Labour group is unable to pass its annual budget. The fragile consensus in the Bay fragments. Gwyn Davies, the new leader of Plaid Cymru, returns from an overseas visit to take advantage of the ensuing chaos. In the course of one tempestuous night he and his artful and fiery wife, Ellie, plan a new departure for their party and for Welsh politics. But there are two unexpected visitors to their apartment in the Bay, both threatening to destroy the political and personal futures of Gwyn and Ellie.
Theatr Bara Caws is a Professional Welsh Language Theatr CompanyFrom their home in Caernarfon Bara Caws have been taking productions designed and performed especially for Welsh audiences, to their communities, for over 30 years.
Theatr Bara Caws is a co-operative company, with a core of 5 full-time members. They receive financial support from ACW, the Councils of Gwynedd, Môn and Conway, as well as a number of Community Councils. It has been a registered charity since 1977. Though based in Gwynedd the company tours nationally, whenever possible, playing in village halls, community centres, theatres, schools and clubs, taking their productions to areas often deprived of live professional theatre.
For a reasonable fee, we offer performances to all societies who wish to invite Bara Caws to their community. The societies are then expected to play their part by selling tickets and promoting the production locally. All profit made during these productions then go towards local good causes. Over the years Bara Caws has nurtured a strong network of organizers throughout Wales, and we welcome all enquiries by any individual who wishes to join this successful system.
Bara Caws present at least three productions a year, ranging from comedies and plays suitable for the entire family, to new and challenging work, and of course our infamous ‘club shows’.
We aim to present original and relevant work to the largest cross-section of society possible, and believe that we offer the very best in theatre, offering excitement, entertainment, ingenuity and relevance to the heart of all communities throughout Wales.