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Ty ar y Tywod

Ty ar y Tywod
  • Production: Ty ar y Tywod
  • Company: Theatr Cymru
  • Venue: Theatr Gwynedd and Welsh tour
  • Year: 1983
  • Author: Gwenlyn Parry
  • Directed by: Ceri Sherlock
  • Lighting Design by: Shangara Singh
  • Set designed by: Martin Morley
  • Design © Martin Morley
Model of the set. This was a very controversial revival of a classic Welsh text. The title literally translates as House on the Sand, and in the stage directions this is indeed where it is set. But it is also a very surreal play and the director approached it from a theatrical/ psychological point of view and devised the idea that the set should suggest a museum cum mental assylum.