The theatre is a powerful medium to transfer a message to the audience. They can be captivated and mesmerised with a combination of music and words, sounds and special effects - and leave them with something that will stay with them for a long time.
Since its establishment, Cwmni Theatr Mônsŵn has received commissions from various groups, organisations and local authorities to convey important messages to their beneficiaries.
On receiving a commission, Theatr Mônsŵn works closely to create the most effective performance, discussing your needs and desired outcomes for the work- and within your budget. We can project manage the whole production - the script, composing any music and songs, sound, lighting and cast actors. We will also provide all the production staff needed to stage the performance.
In addition, to compliment the production we can record and produce a CD of any songs or messages from the production or we can produce a DVD to support the performance so that there is a long term impact to the project.
Monswn won a commission from Anglesey and Gwynedd Councils Road Safety Departments to create and stage road safety awareness dramas. Both commissions were aimed towards primary school children and have been performed every year since 2008. It is also an opportunity for pupils to enjoy a theatrical performance.
The first commission, Cofia, was performed to over a thousand primary school children about the precautions they need to take when crossing the road. The messages highlighted the dangers of playing with a ball on the pavement, listening to their MP3 players when walking, and texting or phoning whilst crossing the road. It also reminded them where to cross safely- to stop, look and listen.
Following the performance, pupils took part in a question and answer session with the director as well as with the actors who kept in character to answer pupil’s questions.
The second drama commissioned was Dim ond Eiliad which was performed to raise awareness about travelling safely to secondary school and was targeted towards year 5+6 pupils.
The show dealt with the normal fears pupils face when moving to year 7. These included issues such as making new friends, completing homework and finding the classrooms. It also highlighted the safety issues when travelling on a bus, the use of mobile phone when crossing the road, and being safe when riding their bikes.