Polyphony - Wales

25 September 2018 - 7:00pm

25th - 29th September

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

Nawr Yr Awr /Now The Hero - An Immersive Requiem

Nawr yr Arwr/Now the Hero will be performed across a number of sites around Swansea Bay. The wider project blends three periods of war: Celtic - represented by the epic War poem ‘Y Gododdin'. WWI - represented by Brangwyn’s British Empire Panels and the Contemporary - represented by a serving soldier from Swansea who provides the narrative arc for the performance.

A musical element forms the core of this site-responsive theatre project.  This will be an immersive requiem, scored by twice Oscar-nominated Icelandic composer Johann Jóhannsson (‘The Theory of Everything’, ‘Sicario' and ‘Arrival’) in collaboration with budding Welsh composer Owen Morgan Roberts. The libretto will be written by BAFTA Cymru winning writer Owen Sheers (‘Mametz’ and 'The Passion') and sung by Polyphony – Stephen Layton’s world famous Grammy winning choir.


Artist Information: 
Stephen Layton
Programme Information: 
Johann Jóhannsson and Owen Morgan Roberts
A Requiem