Nawr yr Arwr / Now the Hero is an epic, large-scale site-specific performance intertwining stories of conflict via a military offensive, a raucous wedding party, a protest dance and an ancient wake. This theatrical experience will take audiences on an extraordinary journey through three narratives of war; from the beautiful Swansea Bay beach to discovering artistic treasures in the city’s iconic Brangwyn Hall.
Pre-eminent Welsh interdisciplinary artist Marc Rees will transform the city of Swansea for the five days in an immersive two and half hour production, working with a stellar creative team including Jóhann Jóhannsson, Owen Sheers and Polyphony.
This ambitious project will be a highlight in Wales of the programme for the final year of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. Nawr Yr Arwr/ Now The Hero will be the opening event of the 2018 Swansea International Festival and a major event for Visit Wales’ Year of the Sea. It has been part funded via the Visit Wales Tourism Product Innovation Fund.