In this show, you will meet Mr R. Ben Igwr.
He is a statistician working for the Welsh Government, and is a bit of a genius. The Government have given him a task - to ensure that one million people can speak Welsh by 2050. As he starts to count the members of the audience, he soon realises that this will be a very difficult job indeed! He needs inspiration, and decides to research into the history of the language. He presents 10 important historical events linked to the Welsh language - from the Act of Union, to the translation of the Bible, the treachery of the Blue Books to the Welsh Not.
As the show develops, he becomes more positive as he talks about the formation of Urdd Gobaith Cymru and the growth in Welsh medium education. At the end, full of hope and joy, he encourages the audience to embrace the language, as THEY are the ones who will count in 2050.
Presenting Welsh history with fun and excitement.
A quick note to thank you sincerely for the performance we had today in the hall. Sion was outstanding, and he got the attention of every single pupil throughout the performance. The children had plenty of opportunities to have fun, but they also had time to reflect on the sadness relating to Hedd Wyn's story.
Ysgol Mynydd Bychan, Cardiff
Our pupils are enthusiastic to learn about the Welsh hero Owain Glyndŵr, and already know quite a bit about him. However, to have him come to our school, telling us his story in his own words, was just amazing. He came alive in front of their eyes, and they became part of his incredible story. They felt empathy towards him and his cause, and he became their hero as they came to understand his efforts and sacrifice. We also learnt a lot about the period in history, and we love how the session gives the children different roles, portraying other key characters in Owain Glyndŵr’s life. There is no doubt that there is a much better chance that they will remember the story because of the roles they played. Thank you for preparing and presenting such a valuable resource, enabling children to learn about their own history. They are proud to call themselves Welsh - we can’t ask for more than that.
Tregarth School, Gwynedd
We can’t think of a better way to bring such an important historical character, as Mari Jones, to life in the children’s imagination. The performance was excellent, and all the children loved the interaction. This is the second show by ‘Mewn Cymeriad/In Character' we’ve seen and enjoyed, and the standard once again is high. Thank you for providing something so special, in Welsh, and without having to leave the school. Real value for money!
Abererch School, Gwynedd
A brilliant and unique performance. The history and the reference to the development of the welsh language was very welcome.
Gwaun Gynfi school, Gwynedd
The show was the best we’ve seen. The children are still singing the songs. Diolch!
Llandaf Church in Wales Primary School, Cardiff
The children really enjoyed the show. The character Robert Recorde and how to solve mathematical problems were presented in a fun way that appealed to the children.
Ysgol Gymraeg Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taf
I would recommend a visit. It was an excellent learning opportunity. Very memorable and enjoyable. Diolch!
Litchard Primary School, Bridgend
This is the second time the school has welcomed an 'In Character’ show to the school, and we’ve been absolutely delighted once again. Today, the children and staff had a lot of fun whilst learning about the mathematician, Robert Recorde. Thank you very much! We shall look forward to the next performance.
Ysgol y Dderwen, Sir Gaerfyrddin
Thank you very much! An interactive, exciting and fun performance from 'Boudicca', that involved all the children. We booked the character at the end of our Celts topic. Next time I will make sure to book it at the start of our topic, as the children loved it and it would have been a great way to engage them to begin learning about the Celts and Boudicca.
Llangewydd Junior School - Bridgend
A brilliant show. An amazing performance by ‘Boudicca’- a very effective way to get the children to be part of the workshop. Staff and children enjoyed it very much! Best wishes for the future... and more shows please.
Llangoed School - Anglesey
Thank you very much! The children (and staff) enjoyed it very much. It was a great starting point for our unit of work. The children have been fired up to learn more, and to add to the information they picked up from you.
Ysgol Y Berllan Deg, Caerdydd
It was a great pleasure to welcome In Character to the school. The production, in less than an hour, managed to present history to the pupils that would probably have taken a whole term in individual lessons, and did it in a fun and energetic way, full of humour, and totally suitable for the primary age group. Thank you very much!
Ysgol Cefn Coch, Penrhyndeudraeth
It was a lively show that kept the children’s attention, across the whole age group, from year 3 - 6. We shall look forward with anticipation for the next performance.
Ysgol Bro Pedr, Ceredigion
Fantastic one man show. Very entertaining and all the children thoroughly enjoyed the drama. Highly recommended.
Bro Banw School, Carmarthenshire
A wonderful opportunity for the children to learn about one of the heroes of the Deheubarth in a fun and creative way. It was an exciting workshop, and interactive, bringing history alive in front of their eyes.
Ysgol y Dderi, Ceredigion
An interactive and interesting presentation that brings history to life. Thank you!
Ysgol Melin Gruffydd, Caerdydd