Sir Bryn Terfel is the star of Hwn yw fy Mrawd: Paul Robeson - Arwr i Gymru, Arwr i’r Byd, a biopic depicting the life of actor and singer, Paul Robeson and his strong links with Wales. We follow Robeson’s life through the eyes of his greatest fan, Mr Jones, played by Sir Bryn Terfel, as he regales Twm, a young man searching for a hero, with stories of Robeson’s fight against oppression.
Twm is portrayed by Steffan Cennydd, and other soloists include former national winners, John Ieuan Jones, Elain Llwyd, Elin Llwyd, Steffan Prys Roberts and Mared Williams. They are joined by renowned Birmingham ensemble, Black Voices, winners of the 2016 National Eisteddfod Festival Choir, Côrdydd, a youth choir from the Eisteddfod area, and dancer, Matthew Gough.
Libretto by Mererid Hopwood and music by Robat Arwyn. Directed by Betsan Llwyd. Friday evening’s performance takes place sixty years to the day since Paul Robeson addressed the Eisteddfod crowd at the 1958 festival in Ebbw Vale.