Tuesday 3 August 2010, 12:35
Welsh actor and director Daniel Evans has spoken on the importance of engaging both Welsh and non-Welsh speakers in bilingual theatre in Wales.
Daniel Evans © Claire Newman-Williams
The actor has called on the Welsh language national theatre, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, to reach out to English speaking audiences if it is to thrive, saying that contemporary drama offered by the company should be a truly bilingual experience.
""In the past, all of the shows have had surtitles but they need to provide a truly bilingual experience, which I'm sure would reach non-Welsh speakers as much as Welsh speakers," he says.
"It's great to put on a piece by Saunders Lewis, but you're in danger of ignoring an entire part of the sector in Wales - non-Welsh speakers."
Evans, a winner of two prestigious Olivier Awards, is acting as the honorary president at this week's National Eisteddfod. A discussion on the future of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is set to be held at the Eisteddfod this afternoon.
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