Since re-launching the Urdd Youth Theatre Company in September 2022, we have offered a variety of valuable experiences to young people all over Wales. Recently, Y Cwmni performed their first production, Deffro'r Gwanwyn. The production included a cast of 27 young people between the ages of 16-25 with a mix of professional performers along with those who ventured onto the stage to perform for the first time. With a production and creative team, and a backstage crew, the opportunities to take part in the production were extremely varied!
It was also nice to have the voice of Y Cwmni's young people as a focal point when re-examining and developing the Urdd Eisteddfod ceremonies. As they shared their ideas and as we listened to their opinions, we had unique, exciting and contemporary ceremonies for the Carmarthenshire Urdd Eisteddfod and future Eisteddfods.
Y Cwmni has also been holding skills sessions in different areas of Wales, which gave young people the opportunity to experiment with different aspects of theatre in the company of experienced individuals in the field. We hope to hold similar sessions again soon!
Following a successful year since relaunching, the Urdd Youth Theatre Company are looking forward to the year ahead, and are excited to continue to offer valuable and varied experiences to its members. If you’d like to be part of Y Cwmni or if you are interested in hearing more, fill in the interest form on this page!