S4C will stream three Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru productions on S4C Clic in 2024 as part of a new partnership between the two organisations.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, the Welsh language national theatre company, will announce their partnership with S4C as part of a launch event to be held at the National Eisteddfod on Tuesday 8th of August.
The streaming service will be a co-production between the two institutions. It will give people who are unable to attend theatres access to performances, opening the arts to everyone. The partnership will also work on the development of a sequel to the popular 1985 S4C film, Y Dyn Nath Ddwyn y ’Dolig.
Y Dyn Nath Ddwyn y ’Dolig 2 will take inspiration from the original version to create a new musical to entertain the whole family. The original film was created by Caryl Parry Jones and Hywel Gwynfryn, and produced by Endaf Emlyn.
This comes as S4C prepares to broadcast new series Anfamol in September, based on the original production by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru of the same name. Anfamol is a dark comedy drama adapted from the stage play by Rhiannon Boyle.
S4C is also looking to develop other television adaptations of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru productions in future.
Steffan Donnelly, Artistic Director and Co Chief Executive of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru praised the collaboration involved in the partnership, saying, “Our mission is to tour our performances as close to people’s doorsteps as possible. This is an opportunity to go beyond that, taking theatre directly into people’s living rooms!”
The partnership will be launched at S4C’s stand at the National Eisteddfod at 10:30 on Tuesday August 8th. You can watch Y Dyn Nath Ddwyn y ‘Dolig on S4C during August.