Gwlad Yr Asyn

A Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Os Nad Nawr production, in association with the National Eisteddfod of Wales, with support from Wales Millennium Centre and University of South Wales. 

Gwlad yr Asyn by Wyn Mason 

Ari is not your usual donkey; she was raised in a cosy home by a kind old lady. Now living in a donkey farm somewhere in West Wales, she yearns for a life once more among humans. After being bought by a new owner, an unexpected friendship grows between her and an unruly, rebellious donkey, and Ari is suddenly aware of her captivity. Faced with a chance to escape, will Ari choose freedom beyond the open gate? Or will years of servitude and the comfort allowed to her by her oppressors hold her back? Directed by Steffan Donnelly, with live music, this new outdoor production - brimming with humour, satire and song – will charm and provoke audiences this summer. 

Age Guidance: 13+ 

Sibrwd In each performance, Sibrwd – our language access app – will be available to guide the audience through the story, whatever their level of fluency in Welsh. By means of a voice in the ear, the app conveys in English what is being said on the stage, and is available for the audience to use on their smart phones.


Key information

  • This event takes place outdoors at Pembrey Country Park. 
  •  No seating is provided. You are welcome to bring outdoor chairs or a blanket to sit on. 
  • As this event takes place outdoors, please keep a close eye on the weather forecast and dress accordingly. 
  • One group of up to 6 people (including children) are permitted per ‘pod’. Each ‘pod’ is a square taped out on the ground to which is allocated to an individual group to maintain social distancing between audience members. 
  • There will be no refreshments available at the outdoor stage, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks and picnics.
  • Parking charges apply. You can pay on-site at any time during your visit.

Quick Info

  • Company: Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
  • Category: Drama

Quick Info

  • Company: Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
  • Category: Drama