Tim Faust

Faust + Greta team

Young ensemble set to star on stage and screen.

We, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Pontio are thrilled to share the names of the members of the young ensemble, the cast and the creative team who are busy creating their new co-production, Faust + Greta.

This digital theatre performance – that offers a totally unique viewing experience – will be streamed live from Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio, on 18–20 June 2021.

Since November 2020, an ensemble of young people aged between 18 and 25 from north-west Wales have been working together to devise and perform this new production.

The ensemble members are: Cai Dickinson, Lleucu Gwawr, Christie Hallam-Rudd, Carwyn Healy, Elliw Jones, Ifan Pritchard, Beth Robinson, Cedron Sion, Amy Warrington and Rebecca Naiga Williams. The members have been involved with every aspect of Faust + Greta, as they undertake the task of staging a performance that will be streamed live under the leadership of the production’s directors, Nia Lynn and Gethin Evans.

Joining the ensemble on stage are the actors Llion Williams and Sian Owens.

Llion – who joins the cast in the role of Old Faust – is a familiar face on Welsh television and theatre. In 2017, he won the ‘double’ in the Welsh Theatre Awards, winning the Best Actor Award in English for Belonging (Re-live) and the Best Actor Award in Welsh for Chwalfa (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru). Sian has previously has worked with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Theatr Iolo, National Theatre Wales and Theatr Clwyd.

Sian is working closely with Amy Warrington – a Deaf member of the ensemble – to integrate their British Sign Language knowledge and ability into the production.

In addition to enjoying the opportunity to work with the excellent actors and directors, the young ensemble are also working side by side with an experienced creative team that includes Elin Steele (Set and Costume Designer); Ceri James (Lighting Designer); Sam Jones (Composer and Sound Designer) and Nico Dafydd (Video Director).

Taking its inspiration from T. Gwynn Jones’s Welsh translation of Goethe’s classic, Faust + Greta will embrace social distancing restrictions to offer an innovative digital theatre experience, with a combination of different camera angles being shown on the screen at the same time, giving the audience an opportunity to immerse themselves in every aspect of the story.

Tickets for this digital experience are now available online: pontio.ticketco.events

*Pictures by Kristina Banholzer.