The Other Room yn nol am y blwyddyn newydd, gyda eu Tymor Fringe nhw! Kickstarted with a co-production from Theatr Genedlaethol a Criw Brwd, the cosy space in Porters is the perfect remedy away from the tywydd drycinog raging away outside! Pryd Mae’r Haf? see’s a group of three teenagers as they grow up and apart in Merthyr, o jôcs i ddadleuon.
We’re introduced to ffrindiau gorau, Christie and Luke, camping outside near their houses, taking the mick, ofn siarad â ferched… the usual! However, when Christie and Julie get closer, and relationships gyda eu teulu nhw deteriorate, Luke joins the army as a way to escape yr dre ac yr pobl sy’n byw yno. Proving the point that growing up isn’t hawdd trwy’r amser, and testing long term friendships, the performances from the three young actors take the audience on their rollercoaster ride with them.
While the stilted movements in between scenes can sometimes drag as the set moves from tent to bedroom, and the pace could be picked up a little at times, the story has been brilliantly translated and adapted to the Valleys yn Dde Cymru and the on stage relationships between the cast yn wych i wylio.
Fel dysgwr gymraeg, I decided to brave it without any translation help, despite the brilliant sibwrd app being available to any non-Welsh speakers or learners, and lost my way a little in the middle OND ro’n i’n nol gyda’r stori cyn y diwedd luckily!
Gyda perfformiadau cryf a stori diddorol iawn, Pryd Mae’r Haf yn sioe gwerth wylio a dw i’n edrych ymalen i weld beth sy’n nesaf o cwmni hwn!