November 2009 Blog Posts (60)

Photography/Posters/Marketing in Theatre

Hi a link to an interesting Blog on the Guardian website . If you scroll down it also has a link to another blog discussing the National (England) poster designs.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2009/nov/26/stage-theatre-photography-celebrity

Added by Guy O'Donnell on November 28, 2009 at 7:55 — 7 Comments

Dirty Protest at Camden Roundhouse

Hi all,

If you plan to come, please book ahead as it is selling fast:

https://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/productions/a-night-of-new-writing-4219

Ta,
DPx

Added by Tim Price on November 27, 2009 at 15:11 — No Comments

Final Update: Wardrobe Diaries video link

http://www.youtube.com/user/citrusarts#p/a/u/0/hTjAq2XZtzE" target="_blank">

The tour is now long over, at least it feels that way after 4 weeks.

These clips are from my low budget HD camera, and my edit programme cost me 20 quid.

For those of that couldn't make it to see the show, I hope this gives you a flavour of what we made, this time around.

James Roberts

Added by James Doyle-Roberts on November 26, 2009 at 23:58 — No Comments

Looking for a Sound designer

Likely Story Theatre company are currently developing a new telling of the traditional Hans Christian Anderson tale 'Princess and the Pea'. It is shaping up to be something really special. The show is both physical and visual with a strong text written by Kit Lambert. Simon Harris is directing it and there are four fantastic performers.



The story so far: The traditional tale of the Queen and Prince’s search for a “real” Princess, using a humble garden pea, takes place in the… Continue

Added by Hazel Anderson on November 26, 2009 at 14:08 — No Comments

NTW and Aberystwyth University Collaborative Doctoral Studentship

An exciting opportunity for someone! Please contact Carl (details below) for more info.



The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (TFTS) at Aberystwyth University invites applications for a collaborative doctoral studentship with National Theatre Wales (NTW). Working closely with NTW and its associated artists, the student will contextualise, theorise and document the twelve productions scheduled for the company’s launch year. Particular attention will be paid to the… Continue

Added by Kate Woodward on November 26, 2009 at 13:01 — No Comments

voluntary script reader

Hi, just want to let you know that I am volunteering my services as a script reader.
Yes that is right, you wont have to pay me.
If you are a small or low budget production, in any theatre in Wales, then I would like to help. Look forward to hearing from you and good luck.

Added by Michelle Anne Seymour on November 26, 2009 at 12:38 — No Comments

John McGrath in conversation with Nicola Heyward-Thomas at WMC 25th Nov

John, just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your very interesting and inspiring talk last evening. It was a shame that so few people attended. We are looking forward to becoming a part of the family of National Theatre Wales.
Anwen Williams and Patrick Coffey

Added by Anwen Williams on November 26, 2009 at 12:30 — No Comments

This Wide Night - Nov 24th - Dec 5th at Soho Theatre

Hello all. A bit of plugging for next month's Dirty Protest curator - Chloe Moss.

It truly is a fabulous play - winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prze 2009

http://www.sohotheatre.com/fromhomepage/pl1768.html

Added by Tim Price on November 23, 2009 at 22:56 — 4 Comments

Make It Happen for yourselves and each other!

Make It Happen (Curator: CAI)



Artists, musicians, actors, geeks, media kids, photographers, social networkers if you have an idea CAI want to hear it.



Come to the Cardiff Arts Institute TONIGHT at 8.00pm.



FREE



Whats your big idea? Engage your mind, test your ideas. The Speed Creative Network evening is a fast paced unique monthly networking event designed to spark off creative connections and allow people to share and develop ideas for… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on November 23, 2009 at 13:00 — 3 Comments

Crumbling Walls and Stubborn Halls

The morning after the launch before. November the 9th, 2009. I headed back to the Valleys. With writer Alan, trusty intern Hannah and a band of merry actors (Amy, Jess, JP and Olly), we were rapid-staging and trying out some of the stories that we’d gathered and dreamed up during almost two months of visits and workshops in and around the Valleys Miners Institutes. Alan had been off writing for just around a week, and I got his script just before the launch – I ended up reading it in a radio… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on November 21, 2009 at 19:30 — 3 Comments

A Good Night Out in the Valleys

Well, I just thought I’d write a bit about the process that has been happening for A Good Night Out in the Valleys.

The project has been on-going for a while and started with a tour of South Wales institutes and kind of concluded with a woman in Blaengarw asking “anyone here from Ogmore? If so, would you like to make a lantern?”

It has been an eclectic, fun and largely random experience.

So, from the start, this is what we did:

Myself, John McGrath (director) and Hannah… Continue

Added by Alan Harris on November 20, 2009 at 17:09 — 9 Comments

Gulliver on tour: catch it if you can

Saw the Hijinx Gulliver show last night in Llandrindod Wells. What a very good show. Funny. Entertaining. Moving. Great performances. Lovely concept and writing. Strong and imaginative direction. Excellent design and lighting. A great adventure and a fascinating journey into the human psyche and soul going via madness, creativity, politics, satire, love, paranoia, anxiety and the power of the imagination - all presented with consummate theatrical wit and confidence. A really good night out.

Added by Peter Cox MBE on November 20, 2009 at 7:42 — No Comments

A Nice Moment

I bumped into Neil Beber at On The Edge at the Riverfront tonight. It turned out that we have both finished writing BIG things with BIG themes in the last couple of days and are now both living in that slightly dreamy state that persists while the mundane world comes back into focus. It's the kind of time when you find yourself writing a blog for no reason other than it's that kind of time.
Just wanted to share...

Added by Terry Victor on November 19, 2009 at 23:11 — No Comments

John Fox & Sue Gill- a huge inspiration

A huge thank you to John and Mathilde at NTW for organising todays Creatives talk given by John Fox and Sue Gill from Dead Good Guides, and founders of Welfare State International.



What an immense contribution they have made to their communities through their art. Whilst keeping their 'eyes on stalks' and their feet on the ground, they have created some immensely powerful and transformational performances.



Inspirational role-models for me as a new-comer.



Thanks… Continue

Added by Tracy Evans on November 19, 2009 at 22:45 — 2 Comments

It's Mike Salmon's First Day! Hoorah!


Mike starts today as our brand-spanking-new office assistant!

Welcome him with your messages below! x

Added by Catherine Paskell on November 19, 2009 at 16:58 — 6 Comments

We're at THEATR POWYS tonight with 'GULLIVER' by Kit Lambert

Miss this production and you'll regret it! (an... almost... direct quote from many of our audience members!) If you're trying to avoid the vile weather and fancy drifting off to some 'alternative' worlds of tiny Lilliputians, enormous Brobdingnans, tiresome Yahoos and gentle talking horses.... book your ticket on 01597 824444 (or www.theatrpowys.co.uk). Where else can you be taken on such a journey for under a tenner? (Tickets £6/£4)

Added by Hijinx Theatre on November 19, 2009 at 15:27 — 1 Comment

Eroticake & Tea

A series of 6 saucy poetry writing workshops!





Held in Cardiff's premiere family-run adult shop, Passion



Begins Saturday 21st November, 2.30-4pm



Professional tutor; fun atmosphere; reading opportunities. Includes tea & cake!



All adults, of any ability & gender,…
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Added by Mab Jones on November 19, 2009 at 3:12 — No Comments

Excursionists part II : the pleasure-seekers

Here’s another gem from the 'Caernarvon and Denbigh Herald'.



‘On Friday last the natives of Barmouth were rather astonished by the arrival of excursion trains from Oswesrty, Welshpool, and Newton, bringing between 1000 and 1200 pleasure-seekers. The weather in the morning foreboded rain, but it fortunately cleared off, and the day was quite fine, so that all enjoyed themselves as their inclinations led them; and some betook themselves to the mountains, some to the beach, while others… Continue

Added by Marc Rees on November 17, 2009 at 18:11 — No Comments

Are you a woman with leadership aspirations?

WILLOW is an organisational leadership programme funded by the Cultural Leadership Programme to support women working in the cultural sector in Wales. WILLOW is a partnership between the National Museum, Swansea University and Equal Measures (an Equalities consultancy). There are two elements to WILLOW - research and participation. The research element will look at the policies of cultural organisations to identify how they support women to develop into leadership positions (and where the… Continue

Added by Frances Medley on November 17, 2009 at 16:58 — No Comments

Glafa Gig: BLYSH

Sometimes you just need to pull yourself up out of the winter gloom and inject a little sparkle into your life…

We reckon that this will do the trick. As the evening goes on the acts get a little naughtier, a little saucier and if we haven’t made you blush by the end of it, then we will hang up our glittery cat suits and retire……



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Added by Gareth Lloyd Roberts on November 17, 2009 at 15:29 — No Comments

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