Mike Salmon
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What I do:
Freelance Producer, Producer at Waking Exploits, former Company/Executive Assistant at NTW and former Associate Producer at Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
A little more about me:
I love theatre and am keen on new writing, the audience and its relationship with live action. I was part of the team that set up National Theatre Wales in 2009, and loved working there! I know produce on a freelance basis with companies including: Dirty Protest and Waking Exploits as well as with independent artists.

In 2010, I co-founded theatre company Waking Exploits, taking work rarely seen in Wales on tour. http://www.wakingexploits.co.uk

I'm also known for "knowing what I like, and not being afraid of saying it!"
Projects I’m working on:
Playwrights Studio Wales (with Tim Price)
Waking Exploits (www.wakingexploits.co.uk)
Cosy (by Kaite O'Reilly, supported by Unlimited) www.cosytheplay.co.uk
Empty Deck (www.emptydeck.co.uk)
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At 12:37 on December 12, 2012, Ray Thomas said…

Hi, Michael

Am keen to be more involved in NTW. Interested in Stiwdio Weston Studio, TEAM and any other/s you think might be appropriate for me at my age!! Please advise.

At 10:15 on December 12, 2012, Jonathan Holcroft said…

Hi Michael. All good thanks. Pleased to meet you at the producers meeting. Look forward to seeing your next Waking Exploits show.

At 23:34 on May 16, 2012, Dinah Olajire said…

Hi Michael, thanks for the invite and welcome. I am very interested in working with you if anything suitable comes up via NTW so will keep an eye out.

Had a decent audience tonight at Newtown about 30ish but very appreciative I thought of the play. Iain sorted out fab hotels and bought a round which we really appreciated too. Hope you can make it to Aber on Saturday.

At 14:50 on May 4, 2012, Brent Morgan said…

Hi Mike not going to be able to make it tonight really sorry but I'm glad the show has been so well recieved well done again and I'll be sure to see the next show.

At 16:34 on February 22, 2012, Sara Beer said…
Hi Mike, I hope all is good with you. Just to let you know I have finally posted a blog! (Well I think I have!) Apologies for the delay but I have been poorly. Can I have my invite now please?!! Hope to see you soon x
At 18:54 on February 13, 2012, Catrin Angharad Evans said…

Hi Micheal, Yes it's all very exciting really looking forward to the assembly projects. What a great start. :)

At 15:13 on February 3, 2012, Chris Hoskins said…

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the welcome message. I'm just getting the hang of my profile and slowly building up my friends list so I've been slow wih a reply. I never realised how useful being a part of the community would be, I've connected with some people I haven't seen for a while so that's a plus!

All the Best


At 2:25 on February 3, 2012, Gareth Nash said…
Helo Mike.  Ydw, brawd Rhian ydw i!  Neis cwrdd a ti.
At 10:44 on February 2, 2012, Alys Thomas said…

Diolch amy croeso!

At 14:15 on January 11, 2012, Sam Harding said…

Cheers for the welcome m8, actually stumbled acros the site after nosing afound for Sam Jones' NTW castings lol. alrady seen a few familar faces on here that really does prove that its a small world lol.

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Whistleblowers and our right to know

I've been thinking recently about the recent leaks from Edward Snowden, our internet security and who's watching who. George Orwell's 1984 seems all the more predictive of todays Big Brother like society doesn't it? I don't think it is a great revelation that the governments of the world are watching us and what we do online. Deep down though aren't we all aware that this stuff is…


Posted on June 13, 2013 at 12:57 — 1 Comment

National Theatre Wales on Anglesey

We are approaching the end of our first week resident on Anglesey (Ynys Môn), and we couldn't have wished for a better week. The sun has been shining, we've made friends with the locals, and I almost bought a onesie to go with my ice-cream and sweets the other day. 

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Posted on June 6, 2013 at 12:59 — 1 Comment

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

Tomorrow (Friday 24th) marks three years since Bradley was imprisoned amid speculation of Aiding the Enemy. His story continues to develop, with every twist and turn being interrogated by journalists and campaigners alike. The Guardian have produced an running commentary detailing the story so far, click here to read their take on the…


Posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:01

Final Praxis tickets available for Saturday 3pm online or on the door.

We've released one final batch of tickets for Praxis Makes Perfect for Saturday 4th May, for the 3pm afternoon show only. THis is the very last chance to get tickets in Cardiff. You can book online here, or turn up at the venue in plenty of time for any remaining tickets on the door. Details of venue…


Posted on May 3, 2013 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

Calling all actors...

We will be holding general meetings with actors we have never met for National Theatre Wales before.

If you are a Welsh actor or are based in Wales or have trained here and would like to be considered for a meeting, please email your CV and headshot, telling us a bit about yourself, and where you are based to: casting@nationaltheatrewales.org

We will be holding meetings in London on Tuesday 30th April and…


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Rosemary Anne Brown replied to Mike Salmon's discussion Casting Call: Cosy (research & development) in the group Actors
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"Hello Mike,  This project sounds really exciting!  How should i apply?  Also…"
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