FALA’ SURION / Feb 2012


Cwmni’r Frân Wen presents Fala’ Surion Welsh stage adaptation by Catrin Dafydd and Manon Eames of the award wining EDS Dylan Thomas collection of short stories ‘Fresh Apples’ by Rachel Trezise.

A COLLECTION of emotional, powerful and sharp short stories based on teenage life in contemporary Wales is being brought to the stage in spring by three faces from Welsh TV.

Fala Surion is a theatre production of Rachel Trezise’s award-winning novel Fresh Apples, which was won the prestigious EDS Dylan Thomas Prize in 2006.The show, which tours in February and March.

The includes Mold’s Rhodri Meilir – who is  S4C’s  Rapsgaliwn and also  appeared in the BBC smash hit comedy My Family – Llanuwchlyn’s Catrin Mara from  Pobol y Cwm and Rownd a Rownd actor Lowri Gwynne from Caernarfon.

“The raw emotional power and directness of the book had a profound effect on me,” recalls the 33-year-old Meilir, who also starred in Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather on Sky One.

“It’s a moving exploration of adolescent innocence with a dark comedy vein running through.

“There are laugh out loud moments in the book that only serves to heighten the tenderness of the stories.

“It’s humour that the Welsh will appreciate and associate with,” added Rhodri.

Reviews

Os yw eu cynhyrchiad diweddaraf (Fala’ Surion) yn rhagflas o’r math o gynyrchiadau sydd i ddod, y mae cyfnod cyffrous a chreadigol yn agor i’r cwmni theatr yma…

Elen Mai Nefydd, Cylchgrawn Barn (rhif 591, Ebrill 2012).