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Kelly Jones left a comment for Ace McCarron
"Thanks Ace !!! I am so excited!!"
Dec 18, 2014
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Dec 18, 2014
Ace McCarron is attending Frank Thomas's event

Word4Word Cardiff at Porters

August 14, 2014 from 8pm to 10pm
So hows things going everyone??? well??? I hope so. Well what whatever state you’re in things are about to get a whole lot better cos it’s that time again… yes that’s right another one of NTWTeam’s Word4Word events and we have a wicked treat for you this time!!!!So our headliner will be the most fabulous, loveliness and utter babe that is Jodi Ann Bickley!!!She’s both a wonderful person and poet you can see her talking about her project and book “One Million Lovely Letters” here…See More
Jul 26, 2014
Ace McCarron commented on National Theatre Wales's group Writers
"Picking up on Alan's point number 7, remember that Glasgow is only 43minutes away. It can provide a welcome respite from the deafening blizzard of advertising that is the Fringe. Alan's point number 1 is the most important though. In the…"
Jul 23, 2014
Ace McCarron joined Lisa Wells-Turner's group


National Theatre Wales TEAM Workout first took place in July 2013.  It's an open event where anyone can bring an idea they're working on and find space and people to help them out for a few hours. Blogs with more information can be found below.  Join the group if you'd like to be kept updated.  Hope to see you soon.Supported by NTW TEAMSee More
Jul 1, 2014
Ace McCarron is attending Lisa Wells-Turner's event

NTW TEAM Workout - Session 1 @ WMC at Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre

June 29, 2014 from 10:15am to 4:30pm
TEAM Workout is for theatre-makers of all kinds (actors, writers, directors, designers, technicians, puppeteers, I could keep going for a while…).  It’s an invitation to come and play, meet new people and work practically on ideas. Following several successful individual sessions we're now moving to 3 session blocks where you get to develop an idea over several sessions:The first session of the first block will take place at Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre on Sunday June 29th.The second…See More
Jun 27, 2014
Ace McCarron commented on Ceri James's blog post Artist for the day
"BTW this is what the Ai Media server can do. A."
Jan 17, 2013
Ace McCarron commented on Ceri James's blog post Artist for the day
"Hi. Nofit State have just received a Avolites media server, and they want to take it out for a spin. Also three 'rather nice' projectors. Shall we try to arrange a 'TooManyLD's' event around this? A."
Jan 17, 2013
Ace McCarron commented on Ceri James's blog post Artist for the day
"Above: more lighting design talent than you could possibly ever need. (The trouble with wide-angle lenses, as can be seen above, is in trying to keep your stomach out of shot.) A."
Jan 16, 2013
Ace McCarron commented on National Theatre Wales's group Writers
"Regarding the TMA awards, let's not forget that places like Sheffield Theatres and Chichester are powerhouses with, by Welsh standards, huge resources and generating many productions. The Crucible is also, arguably Welsh-led. Let's also…"
Oct 3, 2012
Ace McCarron is attending National Theatre Wales's event

NTW20 In Water I'm Weightless at Wales Millennium Centre

July 25, 2012 at 8pm to August 4, 2012 at 8pm
ByKAITE O'REILLYDirected byJOHN E McGRATHDesignerPAUL CLAYChoreographyNIGEL CHARNOCKIn Water I’m Weightless takes a provocative look at the body, performed by a cast of six outstanding Deaf and disabled performers.Inspired by the imagination, experiences and attitudes of disabled people across the UK, Kaite O’Reilly’s poetic, poignant, and at times explosively funny texts explore the endless possibilities of human difference.Tickets on sale via Wales Millennium Centre…See More
Jul 19, 2012
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Jul 1, 2012
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Jun 29, 2012
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Jun 28, 2012
Sarah Jane Leigh commented on Ace McCarron's blog post I Saw Myself - Chapter 2
"Stunningly interesting image. "
Jun 28, 2012
Ace McCarron left a comment for Teifi Emerald
"Hey. Are you coming to see 'I Saw Myself' this week? Deep love, Ace."
Jun 27, 2012

Profile Information

What I do:
Lighting designer and librettist.
A little more about me:
I have worked in stage lighting since I was sixteen, and left the Royal Court Theatre to go freelance in 1988. I have lit over 150 operas, and quite a few more plays, specialising in new work. I have enjoyed a long relationship with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' company The Fires of London, Music Theatre Wales and The Wrestling School, a company formed to produce the plays of Howard Barker.
I have studied creative writing, and have, with composer Guy Harries, won the inaugural Flourish Award with an adaptation of Marina Lewycka's novel 'Two Caravans'.
Projects I’m working on:
2014 Projects:'The Gaoler's Ache for the Nearly Dead'(French title, 'Innocence', with Theatre Nojd of Lyon and The Wrestling School, which is scheduled for revival and for presentation in Paris, we think.
'Boheme',for Bang-up Opera of Ghent.
'De Schriver…' for the Nazomer Festival in Zeeland.
'The Trial' for Music Theatre Wales.
I have adapted two European novels by Hermann Hesse and Georges Bataille as opera libretti, and am working to adapt a novel by Alasdair Gray as a play,

Ace McCarron's Blog

I Saw Myself - Chapter Final

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 9:14

I Saw Myself - Chapter 6

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 20:54

I Saw Myself - Chapter 5

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 12:36

I Saw Myself - Chapter 4

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 14:11

I Saw Myself - Chapter 3

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 22:45

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At 20:21 on December 18, 2014, Kelly Jones said…

Thanks Ace !!! I am so excited!!

At 1:24 on July 6, 2011, Rebecca Gould said…
Hi Ace, thanks so much for the info, really helpful. They have been doing a project called imagined cities - not sure if that's the right translation - and they are apparently keen to do it in the UK with Chris and Hannah. I am working with Chris on a new play by a Mumbai based writer, its a co-production between Pritvi in Mumbai and Colchester Mercury. So, I'm trying to persuade them to the imagined cities project in a Welsh town and in Bangalore! I was interested in the slung lo project in Hull, which sadly I couldn't get to but which sounded great. I was at the theatre royal in Plymouth for a while and I did a development project, with local artists and the community around TR2, we asked them to map their immediate locality and then interpret it using dance light and film, after they had done this we threaded in new narratives, mainly written by those who had recently arrived in the city, from afghanistan and Iraq- it wasn't wholly successful, perhaps a little worthy, I realised too late. However, I've been wanting to return to the idea of how we imagine where we live and what surprises us when we really look, or when we look through someone else's eyes. I quite fancy a trip to Ghent too!
Thanks again
At 11:59 on December 9, 2010, Alex Robertson said…
thank god, for a brief minute i was thinking of raising the tone, with some floaty highbrow comment, thank you for showing me the error of my ways!!!!!!

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