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Branwen: Dadeni

Epic Welsh language musical

A shattered kingdom. A corrupt monarchy. A new generation desperate for change.

Branwen: Dadeni is an epic Welsh language musical which brings one of our most well-known legends into the contemporary world.

After a bloody civil war, the Llŷr family controls Cedyrn. Branwen, the charismatic young princess who has won the people’s hearts, is eager to move her country forward, but her brother, the king, won’t listen.

During an unexpected visit by the King of Ireland, she sees her opportunity: escape to a progressive and prosperous country where her voice will count and she’ll have the power to change things. But, as her star rises, every bargain, betrayal and body leads her deeper into the darkness, until, on the brink of ruin, the price becomes clear.

What would you sacrifice to create a just world?

A new musical by Wales Millennium Centre and Frân Wen which reimagines the iconic story, with Gethin Evans directing an outstanding cast of performers and musicians.

Age guidance: 13+

Supported by funding from the Arts Council of Wales through the National Lottery.

8-11 Nov 2023Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
15-17 Nov 2023Aberystwyth Arts Centre
22-25 Nov 2023Pontio, Bangor

Book by Hanna Jarman, Elgan Rhys and Seiriol Davies

Music and lyrics by Seiriol Davies

Cast: Mared Williams, Caitlin Drake, Rithvik Andugula, Tomos Eames, Ioan Hefin

Mared Williams copy
Tomos Eames copy
Rithvik Andugula copy
Caitlin Drake copy
Seiriol Davies
Hanna Jarman
Elgan Rhys2
Gethin Evans

Age guidance



All performances creatively captioned in Welsh

All performances surtitled in English

The performance on Saturday 11 November (Wales Milenium Centre, Cardiff) will be audio described in Welsh.