Y Syrcas

By FHW Marketing


When a Victorian travelling circus visits Tregaron in Ceredigion, they offer much more than entertainment for Sara, a young girl who is trapped by her grieving father’s strict rules and religion in a village seeped in superstition. Director Kevin Allen (Twin Town) tells this heart-warming and often funny tale about the town’s relationship with the troupe and Jwmbi, an elephant who died and was reputedly laid to rest behind the town’s Talbot Hotel in 1848.

Welsh connections

Welsh director / producer: Kevin Allen

Welsh writer: Helen Griffin

Shot in Wales: Ceredigion

Set in Wales: Ceredigion

Welsh language


Date: 13th December 2013

Running time: 97 minutes

Certificate: PG

Booking Contact

Rights held with Ffatti Films.

Contact - to be confirmed.


Y Syrcas website


Cymru Culture review

Film Hub Wales projects

Y Syrcas was screened at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in partnership with Abergavenny Film Society as part of Sinemaes.