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Mercury Theatre Wales

Mercury Theatre Wales is a Cardiff based theatre company that aims to produce high quality, innovative and thought-provoking work. We commit to developing Welsh talent and bringing to the Welsh stage new pieces of theatre, created to be relevant to contemporary audiences.

Location: Cardiff
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Comment by Bethan Morgan on Tuesday

We have entered our domestic abuse project 35TIMES into the Aviva Community Fund. Please click the link and vote for us. Voting closes this weekend. Thank you.

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-3713

Comment by Bethan Morgan on July 13, 2017 at 9:00

Lat 3 chances to see 35 TIMES - Tonight until Saturday 15th July 7.30pm Chapter Arts Centre.

Here's a lovely review from earlier in the week...

http://www.kellyallenwriter.com/2017/07/lets-talk-about-domestic-ab...

Comment by Bethan Morgan on July 6, 2017 at 10:09

Great reviews coming in for 35 TIMES. Don't miss it!

http://www.theatre-wales.co.uk/reviews/reviews_details.asp?reviewID...

Comment by Bethan Morgan on June 26, 2017 at 20:10
Comment by Bethan Morgan on June 25, 2017 at 19:04

Mercury Theatre Wales's new show 35 TIMES is about to open. Have a read...

http://www.theatre-wales.co.uk/news/newsdetail.asp?newsID=6140

Comment by Kym Bartlett on June 5, 2017 at 15:06

Grants Available for Actor Parents and their Children 

The Actors' Children's Trust (www.actorschildren.org) is in the fortunate position of being able to increase its grants and support a lot more people. We fund actor-parents, where acting has been the main part of your professional career.  Whilst most charities only give grants when you are unable to work, ACT knows that this isn't enough.

 

A depressing number of actors are forced to quit the profession when they become parents, simply because life becomes impossible. Earnings are too low and too unpredictable to organise and fund regular childcare. 'Free hours' barely exist for actors' unsocial work time. Schedules get changed at the last minute, meaning sudden needs for extra childcare.  ACT is delighted that our childcare grants are helping actor-parents stay in the profession they love.  Some parents welcome a monthly payment (e.g. £100 to £400), while others find a lump sum best at the start of a new job such as a tour.

Applications are processed within a month (or a few days in the case of crisis funding), and support can be one-off or continue for some years. Please help us spread the word about this resource for actor families by telling other actors. Also follows us on Twitter @ActorsChildren

ACT can help you with the following costs:

  • CHILDCARE – top-up grants can help actor-parents attend auditions, take jobs and hopefully stay in the profession.  
  • SCHOOL COSTS – activities including music, sport, drama and dance lessons; uniform and kit, transport, lunches and trips.
  • CRISIS – almost every actor-parent faces times of crisis.  ACT is here for you and aims to give quick, useful, confidential support.
  • SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL / MEDICAL NEEDS – ACT aims not to duplicate state provision but, sometimes, when the statutory services are overwhelmed or unwilling, we are pleased to fund urgent assessments and help families achieve appropriate provision through an Education, Health and Care Plan.
  • STUDENT GRANTS – ACT helps in many other ways, including university, college and apprenticeship grants at 18+.  

ACT does not pay for private education or private tutors.

 

Please do get in touch:  robert@actorschildren.org   020 7636 7868    

We first check eligibility (usually just by looking at your CV if you are on Spotlight) and we usually fund people whose household income is under £40,000. 

www.actorschildren.org

Comment by Bethan Morgan on May 15, 2017 at 19:37

Mercury Theatre Wales are looking for a S.Wales based actress, playing age late 60s/early 70s, to join the cast of our new play '35 TIMES' which tackles the issues of Domestic Abuse. Rehearses from 5th June and tours until 15th July 2017. Equity equivalent fees. Please see our website for more information and contact us asap at info@mercurytheatrewales.co.uk

Comment by Bethan Morgan on April 20, 2017 at 11:31

Mercury Theatre Wales would like to hear from S.Asian actresses based in S.Wales for our forthcoming production of '35 Times', which addresses the issues of domestic violence and abuse. Please send CVs to info@mercurytheatrewales.co.uk by 25th April.

Comment by Bethan Morgan on June 22, 2016 at 9:11

Mercury Theatre Wales's production of NINE SUITCASES will be in Swansea TONIGHT - 7.30pm - The Vault, No Sign Bar, Wind St.

Special student discount - half price on the door!

Comment by Bethan Morgan on June 15, 2016 at 19:07

Mercury Theatre Wales would like to invite you to a sharing of the work we have been creating during our Domestic Abuse Research and Development project. This sharing is sponsored by AM Julie Morgan and will take place in the Neuadd of the National Assembly Building in Cardiff Bay on Friday the 17th of June between 14:45 and 16:00. 

The aim of the project is to explore this important topic using the stories gathered from members of Rhondda Cynnon Taf Womens Aid and help those suffering from these crimes find their voice. Later this year we are aiming to fund a touring production that will grow from this work. It’s important to us that we gather feedback and opinions on what’s created in these early stages in order that we make the best work possible.

If you'd like to attend please let us know by emailing 
info@mercurytheatrewales.co.uk 

 

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