December 2009 Blog Posts (28)

The Arcade Assembly on 20th January 2010!

Hi all,

Before we all disappear under mountains of presents, love and chocolate, Catherine and I thought you should know about our next Assembly test(Picnic and Respond have fused into one)which will take place on 20th of January 7.30 to 8.45.



Its theme: Are shops too archaic a concept to survive the next decade?

We'll have experts and opera singing to help us thinking, reflecting, choosing and maybe find solution or devise… Continue

Added by Mathilde Lopez on December 23, 2009 at 18:00 — 4 Comments

Merry Christmas, Nadolig Llawen and Happy Holidays Everyone!



This is my Christmas Tree! My flatmate Alaw and me put it up whilst watching Gavin and Stacey. We put some chocolate decorations on it and are impressed that there are still a few left as I type.



Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks to all of you who have joined this community over the last year and thanks for working with us through this site to make National Theatre Wales the best company we can truly aspire to… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on December 22, 2009 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

To Bangor and Beyond: Our First Recce to North Wales Beaches





Last week, I went with (above, from left to right) Bethan, Rhiannon and Carl to recce beaches across the North Wales coast. We left Cardiff at 6am and arrived at our first beach, Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon.







We then explored the coast of Anglesey and I had a pot noodle for lunch.… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on December 21, 2009 at 16:34 — 1 Comment

December Weather Report

I'm in Pentir just outside Bangor, in a lovely cottage looking up at the mountains (thanks, Rhian), here to take my first set of weather readings for The Weather Factory. I've been doing a lot of driving, taken a lot of photos, stood in a sudden snowstorm in my T-shirt trying to record a description on a wet dictaphone with chattering teeth, written a lot of notes, and had a brilliant conversation with Twm Elias, a lecturer at the Snowdonia National Park study centre and expert of Welsh weather… Continue

Added by David Harradine on December 19, 2009 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

The Queen's Christmas message


NADOLIG LLAWEN PAWB! MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!

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

Life's a Beach...

Hello all,

Well we started our research for July's beach game with a 2 day recce of North Wales' best beach offerings. December and beaches aren't a natural combination for me but I have to say the shorelines were stunning - if a tad cold! We visited 11 in all but are still undecided about which we'll use - stunning and secluded or on the edge of town? You'll have to wait and see...A very inspirational trip though. This exciting project is underway!

xR

Added by Rhiannon Cousins on December 17, 2009 at 20:17 — 1 Comment

Extraordinary Russian,Korean and Bohemian stories at Chapter.

Join Theatr Iolo at Chapter tonight for an evening of wild, terrifying and wonderful stories plus live music. "AS THE SUN SETS" created and performed by LUCY RIVERS,DAN LAWRENCE and KEVIN LEWIS - stories from places Theatr Iolo have toured to - ONLY OPPORTUNITY to see this show which has been DISTURBING and DELIGHTING children throughout Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan for the last few weeks.

Tickets available from Chapter £5 (£4) - 8pm start - Mince pies and free drink… Continue

Added by Kevin Lewis on December 17, 2009 at 5:05 — No Comments

A Christmas Carol



Of course you should never take any notice of reviews: if you pay attention when they say you've done well, it's hard not to pay attention when they say you just shouldn't bother any more. So it is not because I care, or because I take any joy that we get a four-star review right next to Southwark's three-star, but purely in the interest of helping the Sherman shift the handful of tickets remaining for the run that I draw your attention to… Continue

Added by Gary Owen on December 16, 2009 at 11:30 — 3 Comments

Opportunities for 6 Emerging Directors to be part of our Launch Year Shows

National Theatre Wales is keen to foster new directing talent. We believe that one of the most effective ways to develop as a director is by spending time in the rehearsal room observing and supporting more experienced individuals. Therefore, during our launch year of work, we are offering opportunities for emerging directors to become involved in six of our shows.



Each emerging director will be given an all-in fee of £2,000 (to include any travel and accommodation costs you incur)… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on December 15, 2009 at 20:25 — 10 Comments

Casting Madness

So suddenly we are in the midst of casting three shows! With auditions this week in full swing for The Devil Inside Him, Shelf Life, and A Good Night Out in the Valleys, our upcoming year of productions is starting to feel very real indeed. Very few offers yet, as we in the midst, but I spent the day today with Elen Bowman meeting some fantastic Welsh actors, and felt so exhilarated by the depth and range of talent. We all know there are a lot of good Welsh actors, but to see so many one after… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on December 15, 2009 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Heart of Darkness

heart of darkness from john norton on…

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Added by john norton on December 15, 2009 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

Panto Cabaret- 29th December / Rhagfyr, Llanrwst

Added by megan broadmeadow on December 14, 2009 at 0:30 — No Comments

panto cabaret

Panto cyffredin mohono! It's Panto but not as you know it !



Live arts collective Ffaf

(Jacqui Banks, Megan Broadmeadow, Julia Peat, and Ceri Rimmer) & special invited guest acts present a fun, eclectic mix of performance, comedy, dressing up, and song- all loaded with lashings of Pantomime cheer!



You get your chance to get in on the action too :Vote for your favourite characters as they go head to head in Panto’s got Talent , play the panto pub quiz and pimp your… Continue

Added by megan broadmeadow on December 14, 2009 at 0:22 — 1 Comment

LAST CHANCE TO SEE - Gulliver by Kit Lambert, directed by Louise Osborn

(Photography by Simon Gough).

This is your last chance to catch GULLIVER at Weston Studio, WMC tonight 8pm and tomorrow 12th Dec 8pm!

Added by Hijinx Theatre on December 11, 2009 at 14:43 — No Comments

LAST CHANCE TO SEE 'GULLIVER' - Weston Studio, WMC on 11th & 12th Dec

get your tickets as soon as you can

"...arresting, intelligent theatre, brilliantly written & performed..." (British Theatre Guide)

"...miss it and weep..." (National Theatre Wales website)



Tickets available from WMC box office: 08700 40 2000.



Written by Kit Lambert and directed by Louise Osborn, this is your very last chance to catch this fascinating show... and it would surely be a shame if you did!



Giants, tiny… Continue

Added by Hijinx Theatre on December 8, 2009 at 12:09 — 1 Comment

Dirty Protest play a Kebab shop in Camden

Continuing our efforts to take theatre to non-traditional spaces, we have now added 'Kebab shop' to our role-call of venues. Here's a short clip:



Starring Roger Evans and Alex Beckett, written by Phil… Continue

Added by Tim Price on December 5, 2009 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

A Good Night Out in the Valleys 2

Hello, while researching the play for next March we (myself, director John and intern Hannah) came across a lot of stories of days out - especially to Barry Island and Porthcawl. There was lots of talk of the miners' fortnight (especially at Trecco) and it brought back memories for me of jumping on a train or bus and heading to the coast as a teenager. I remember going to a Radio One roadhsow in Porthcawl and it must have been around 1984. I can't remember much about it, who was on the bill… Continue

Added by Alan Harris on December 5, 2009 at 12:28 — 5 Comments

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