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Theatr na nÓg celebrate being nominated for three awards for Broadway World UK for their show Tom The Musical

Theatr na nÓg, the producing theatre company based in Neath are proud to be included in this year’s nominations for Broadwayworld U.K. for their show, Tom the Musical.

The show, which was produced by the Welsh company, toured the UK this Spring opening to a sell out audience at Wales Millennium Centre and grossing over £1million at the box office. "We are over the moon and extremely proud not only for the show but also for our Tom - Kit Orton who has been nominated for best actor. It is a huge privilege for a small company whose work is primarily for school audiences to be included on such a prestigious list" Geinor Styles, the show’s director explained. "We are also hugely grateful to the Arts Council of Wales, HSBC and RCT and NPT theatres for their support of the development of this exciting venture.

The show is nominated in three categories, Best New Musical, Best Regional production and Best Actor in a musical for Kit Orton.

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Theatr na nÓg yn dathlu cael eu henwebu am dair gwobr gan Broadway World UK am eu sioe Tom The Musical

Mae Theatr na nÓg, y cwmni cynhyrchu theatr sydd â’i gartref yng Nghastell-nedd, yn falch o gael ei gynnwys yn enwebiadau eleni ar gyfer Broadwayworld U.K. am eu sioe, Tom the Musical.

Fe deithiodd y sioe, a gynhyrchwyd gan y cwmni o Dde Cymru, ar hyd a lled y DU yn ystod y Gwanwyn eleni ac ymddangos o flaen cynulleidfa lawn yng Nghanol Mileniwm Cymru gan wneud dros £1miliwn yn y swyddfa docynnau. "Rydym ar ben ein digon ac yn hynod o falch, nid yn unig dros y sioe, ond hefyd dros ein Tom ni – sef Kit Orton sydd wedi ei enwebu am wobr actor gorau. Mae’n fraint aruthrol i gwmni bychan, sy’n cynhyrchu gwaith ar gyfer cynulleidfaoedd ysgol yn bennaf, i gael ein cynnwys ar restr mor glodfawr," eglurodd Geinor Styles, cyfarwyddwraig y sioe. "Rydym hefyd yn hynod o ddiolchgar i Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, HSBC a theatrau Rhondda Cynon Taf a Chastell-nedd Port Talbot am eu cefnogaeth wrth ddatblygu’r fenter gyffrous yma.”

Mae’r sioe wedi ei henwebu mewn tri chategori, Y Sioe Gerdd Newydd Orau, y Cynhyrchiad Rhanbarthol Gorau ar Actor Gorau mewn Sioe Gerdd ar gyfer Kit Orton.

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Introducing one of our Young Ambassadors, Georgia Warlow!

Hello, lovely people!

I’m Georgia and I’m going to be letting you know a little bit about myself and what I’ve been up to with Theatr na nÓg and beyond. So, grab yourself a cuppa and I won’t keep you for too long, I promise.

For those of you who know that ‘cold clammy hand panic’ you get after graduation, yep. I’ve been there. That was me last year. I packed up my little room in Carmarthen, degree in hand, and pondered (cried) at the thought of what I’d do next.

I moved to Cardiff from the little bubble of Port Talbot, and heard about the Theatr na nÓg Ambassadors scheme through Daisy, one of the other Young Ambassadors. I went along to a meeting one day where I met Geinor and a couple of other Ambassadors. Not only did they feed me and supply me with lots of tea and coffee, but they were so friendly and welcoming. It was a really relaxed and informal day, where we all got to know one another and discussed what our aims were for the future (scary…) It was so reassuring to be chatting to people who were in a similar position as myself, and we were all split up in to groups and had to form our own unique theatre company and ‘pitch’ it to everyone else. I came away from that day with a real sense of ‘I can.’ They took away that post graduation panic and replaced it with a supportive hub with plenty of upcoming opportunities.

From there, I went along to some of the rehearsals for TOM, which was really interesting. Especially as an actor, walking in to a dress rehearsal with a room full of so much talent, I felt like a child in a sweet shop. It was incredible to see the show go from a rehearsal room to the stage at the Welsh Millennium Centre, and to see how much work goes on behind the scenes.

I had loads of fun representing Theatr na nÓg at the show in Cardiff (we had t-shirts and everything.) We mingled and chatted with the audience before and after the show, and there was just a real sense of community from everyone.

Alongside the work I’ve been doing with na nÓg, I also participated in the Young Artist Festival at The Other Room theatre this summer in Cardiff and I am also an usher there. I’m a bit of a geek and you can usually find me with my head in a play, so of course I’m in my element there.

I’m also currently on tour with a new one woman show called ‘Greville’s Whore’ and am playing Lady Emma Hamilton before she met Horatio Nelson. I’m having such a brilliant time on this production and I learn something new every time I do a show!

Okay, enough about me… Theatr na nÓg have a lot of exciting stuff coming up, with lots of practical opportunities for Ambassadors such as directing, acting and stage managing. I’m really excited to be involved with their upcoming projects, and YOU should be too!

Watch this space!

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