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National Theatre Wales climbs high for sheep farm show

An unusual theatrical performance is underway on the slopes of Snowdon, where the audience is invited on a 6km (3.7 miles) hike to see the work of sheep farmers interpreted in music, poetry and dance.

It is the latest outdoor production from the National Theatre of Wales which has brought The Passion to the streets of Port Talbot and recently the Battle of the Somme to a wood in Monmouthshire.

Director Louise Ann Wilson spent three years following the ups and downs of Hafod Y Llan farm near Beddgelert in the foothills of Snowdon and has created Yr Helfa or The Gathering to reveal the annual cycle of birth life and death there.

Matthew Richards reports.

  • 12 Sep 2014
  • From the section Wales
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