As the new Richard Burton Company takes to the stage at RWCMD, we’re looking back at what some of last year’s members have been up to since graduating.
Annes Elwy, who joined the College’s Young Actors Studio before gaining a place on the BA Acting programme, is currently appearing in The Crucible at Bristol Old Vic. This revival of Arthur Miller’s play – described by The Telegraph as ‘exemplary’ – returns to the stage of its 1954 British premiere to mark the 100th anniversary of Miller’s birth.
At the beginning of the year, Annes appeared in Anna Jordan’s prize-winning YEN at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. The Guardian described her performance in this hard hitting play as ‘deeply moving’. In 2016, YEN will transfer to the Royal Court Theatre in a co-production with the Royal Exchange.
Annes Elwy as Jenny and Alex Austin as Hench in YEN by Anna Jordan (The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre). Photo – Jonathan Keenan
While on stage in YEN, Annes could be seen on television in S4C’s Lan a Lawr, a Welsh-language drama series which she filmed soon after graduating. Annes also appeared in S4C’s Gwaith Cartref while still at RWCMD.
To her stage and television work, Annes can also add film, with her role in the first ever Welsh-language genre film Yr Ymadawiad (The Passing) recently receiving a US premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. The film, from the creative team behind acclaimed BBC drama series Hinterland (Y Gwyll), also features fellow RWCMD graduates Dyfan Dwyfor and Mark Lewis Jones.