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Cysgod y Cryman

Cysgod y Cryman
  • Production: Cysgod y Cryman (The Shaow of the Sickle)
  • Company: Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
  • Venue: Theatr Gwynedd and Tour
  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Sion Eirean from the novel by Emyr Humphreys
  • Directed by: Cefin Roberts
  • Lighting Design by: Sion Williams
  • Projection Design by: Martin Morley and Sion Williams
  • Costume Design by: Martin Morley
  • Set designed by: Martin Morley
  • Design © Martin Morley
This was a very challenging play to design, containing as it did so many scenes ranging from two farms in Mid Wales to Bangor University. Flying scenery was not an option as at least one venue was with out a fly tower. A 20’ revolve was settled on which worked a dream, being surprisingly quick to install and was completely silent. On it was built a stepped spiral ramp. On either side of the stage were structures representing the opposing worlds of the play: The farm and the university.