If you’re a frequent visitor to the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl you may well have come across CHRIS HARRIS, who is one of the dedicated, hard-working team there. What you may not know (but we’re about to put that right) is that Chris has also written Welsh language play Golygfeydd o’r Pla Du, which took to the Pavilion stage for one night only. If you missed that, the show is going on the road, with dates across South Wales.

This is a mischievous, black (death) comedy in Welsh about those who gain from crisis, and those who empower change in the system. Very misbehaving in its storytelling, we welcome you to the Black Death – there’s nothing funnier.

1348, Pentreufargirec. A new chaos has arrived – Plague. God has betrayed the people, and a frenzy of finger-pointing, cat-hunting and heretic-burning has drowned the village in the toilet. To con-artist Twm, everything is ripe for the picking.

With people dying, there’s a social ladder to climb. But under the rule of a Tax Collector desperately searching for love, and a revolutionary manure-seller spreading free-thinking amongst the peasantry, Twm will realise that the climb to power has its obstacles.

Here’s Chris guiding us through the recent performance in Porthcawl……

This is the first full in-house production for THEATRAU SIR GÂR which is touring venues for the rest of this month.

The show is designed by LUNED GWAWR EVANS who’s worked extensively in theatre and TV and film design since graduating from RWCMD in Cardiff. Mold-based composer and musical director, LYNWEN HAF ROBERTS has created the music.

The play’s producers, FFION GLYN and SHARON CASEY have been with the project pretty much from the start and helped it develop over the past two years.

Chris is taking the show on the road, calling into place like Barry, Blackwood, Brecon and more. Head to his website HERE for details. or click on the links below for each of the venues.


  • Tuesday 16th, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon – HERE
  • Wednesday 17th, Pontardawe Art Centre – HERE
  • Thursday 18th, Blackwood Miners’ Institute – HERE
  • Friday 19th, Memo, Barry – HERE
  • Tuesday 13rd, Pontio, Bangor – HERE
  • Wednesday 24th, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli – HERE
  • Thursday 25th, Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan – HERE
  • Friday 26th, Lyric, Carmarthen – HERE

Golygfeydd o’r Pla Du’ is a Welsh language production, suitable for ages 14+ (contains strong language, themes of death, illness, comic gore, sarcastic humour and very fluffy puppets). Theatr Genedlathol Cymru’s Welsh language access app, Sibrwd, will be available at every performance, meaning you can enjoy this performance regardless of your level of fluency in Welsh.