GALWAD is a story set thirty years in the future which will unfold across TV drama, digital platforms and live events in three Welsh locations— Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merthyr Tydfil and Swansea over seven days.


26 September 2022 – an electrical storm breaks dramatically over Wales. The unthinkable happens – time cracks, the future makes contact.

Efa, a 16-year-old girl from Merthyr Tydfil, claims that more than just messages have made it through from 2052 – she has swapped with her 46-year-old self from 2052. As we follow her live journey across Wales over seven days, she and her teenage friends battle with the dilemma of what to do when faced with your own future. What does 2052 have to tell us and will we listen?

How to watch

Follow Efa’s journey as she makes her way across Wales from Swansea, through Merthyr to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Her story will be told through a series of episodes performed, filmed and streamed each day. Watch and listen as the future calls.

Watch GALWAD online, across social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok, from 26 September – 2 October 2022.

You can watch the whole story free on Sky Arts (Freeview Channel 11) on Sunday 2 October (from 4.30pm-9pm) which concludes with a 60-min drama set in 2052.


GALWAD is a story that unfolds in real-time from Monday 26 September to Sunday 2 October. It will be live-streamed on digital channels across the week, culminating in a 4.5-hour broadcast on Sky Arts on Sunday 2 October, with a live broadcast of the finale from Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales, followed by a 60-minute TV drama set in 2052.

​Inspired by the Well Being of Future Generations Act (2015), Wales’ remarkable policy putting the rights of future generations at the heart of decision-making, GALWAD is a story that brings a possible future roaring into the present. It pushes the boundaries of how stories have been told, with characters and story-lines connecting across TV drama, live performance, social media and news.

Part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, co-commissioned with Creative Wales with funding from Welsh Government and UK Government.

Produced by Collective Cymru, a collective of Welsh organisations and individuals led by National Theatre Wales.

26 Sep - 02 Oct
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