A Theatrau Sir Gâr comedy set in the time of the plague will be touring across Wales this Spring.

Golygfeydd o’r Pla Du is described as a mischievous, black (death) comedy, packed with scandal and songs which pokes fun at those who seek to gain from crisis.

This Welsh language comedy – Theatrau Sir Gâr’s first home-grown production - is written and directed by Chris Harris, a dramatist and translator from Cwmbrân, living in Bridgend.

The play has been in development with Theatrau Sir Gâr, part of Carmarthenshire County Council, for the past two years.

Golygfeydd o’r Pla Du will open in the Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli on 4 May before touring to venues across Wales.

The tour will close in another Theatrau Sir Gâr venue, The Lyric in Carmarthen on 26 May. Golygfeydd o’r Pla Du’s writer and director, Chris Harris said: “I’m very excited to be presenting a dark comedy with a subtle underbelly rooted in our changing behaviour during the pandemic.

"But the key argument must not be lost– that when crisis calls, there are individuals that gain from the misfortune of others.

“The play will speak to audiences – figuratively and literally! We will give the audience an outrageous experience - one that takes them to a completely different world in order to reflect – as well as laugh – at ourselves and our changing behaviour over the past two years.”

Golygfeydd o’r Pla Du has received funding from Arts Council Wales and is supported by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.

Auditions are taking place this month with the cast due to be announced in early February.

Golygfeydd o’r Pla Du is a Welsh language production, suitable for ages 14+.

Theatr Genedlathol Cymru’s Welsh language access app, Sibrwd, will be available at every performance, meaning audiences can enjoy this performance regardless their level of fluency in Welsh.

Tickets for all dates on the tour are on sale now, details of all venues on the tour can be found below and by visiting the Theatrau Sir Gâr website.