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What a difference a day makes.

Last Thursday I opened my new show "Something's Wrong with Abel" at Chapter, in front of an audience of folk who were kind enough to clap at the end of what I have to say was a rather "baggy" piece of theatre.

I know it’s profoundly unprofessional to talk disparagingly of ones own work but if it’s the truth, it’s the truth. And to be fair there were holes in that fist night big enough to park my Citroen in and that's a big car. It is of course quite normal to have a ropey opening show but… Continue

Added by Gerald Mandy Tyler on October 10, 2009 at 14:00 — 5 Comments

News + 1

A couple of new versions of Cameron's speech to the Constant Pastime Confrontation in Manchester using different types of random noun generation. hope you enjoy this as much as i did!



A brief explanation of how this works - take a text, plug it into a random noun generator - all the nouns are then replaced by the one 7 nouns further on in the dictionary, or 1 further on , or 15 ... etc.



so the first text is an edit from noun +1,noun+7 and noun+9. the second text is noun+15… Continue

Added by john norton on October 8, 2009 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

Slung Low Presents: Beyond The Frontline

Beyond The Frontline is Slung Low's latest extravaganza. It is an immense outdoor installation about fallen soldiers and has now officially kicked off at The Lowry in Salford after some excellent previews. It is press night tonight, so hopefully I'll have some reviews for you soon, but the show runs three performances per night right up until the 17th October. It really is a cracking piece by all… Continue

Added by Matthew David Scott on October 8, 2009 at 12:17 — 3 Comments

Mnemonic

Memory 001: David Boulogne (Script)







Mnemonic is a participative art project that aims to create your first visual memory from shared images and videos' online databases. Our aim is to make your very particular memory by assembling and recomposing everyone’s photos and moving images available on the web, thus recycling and recreating a common memory landscape.



To… Continue

Added by Jorge Lizalde on October 7, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

Drawn In, Drawn Out, Drawn Round g39 Ehibition at NTW Offices

02 October 2009 - 12 October 2009, opening night - 09 October 2009 - 5-6pm



G39 continues its curatorial residency at National Theatre Wales with a group exhibition of new work by three promising young artists.



Drawing and its myriad forms are imbedded in our ability to learn about what we can do. An abstract page completely covered by a child in colouring crayon is made to understand direction and fullness, trajectory and containment. The works in this exhibition, by some… Continue

Added by Sean Edwards on October 7, 2009 at 7:55 — No Comments

1,000 and Rising

Welcome to Jonny Weir, our 1,000th member on the National Theatre Wales online community - and while we're at it to Alwyn James Fletcher, who leads of the next team as number 1001. As we head towards the announcement of our first year's programme on November 5, it's great to have such a grand band of supporters and fellow theatre makers to help us along on this extraordinary adventure.



On November 5, things will change a little. There will be a full website at this address with… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on October 6, 2009 at 23:30 — No Comments

Cappuccino Girls Autumn Tour



Hi



I just wanted to let you know about the first production by Grand Slam Theatre Company. 'Cappuccino Girls' is a new musical written by Mal Pope. It had a short run in Manchester earlier this year and received a 5 Star review from the Manchester Evening News.



The musical tells the story of 3 girls who meet every day for coffee after dropping off the kids. They appear to have perfect lives but when Eddie, the Barzilian… Continue

Added by Mal Pope on October 6, 2009 at 8:32 — No Comments

Update. Wardrobe Diaries on the road in West, North and Mid Wales, with a review from Theatre Wales.





Our arrival at Pontardawe Arts Centre was a test of Bridie, Dai and my forward planning of how we tour our complicated set structure. It took all day and was only just ready in time for our first workshops with local circus company Organised Kaos which was a very busy, funny and energetic session at a lovely venue with very keen staff.



Next was an overnight jaunt up the west coast of Wales to Harlech. It’s such a privilege to be… Continue

Added by James Doyle-Roberts on October 6, 2009 at 0:47 — No Comments

for one performance onlySOFT MURDERS A Dance Theatre Production. exploring the Performance of Self amongst Gay Male Artists

Colleagues



After its smash hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year.

4 X 4 star reviews - and an invitation to perform at the Dublin Gay

Theater Festival for a week in May 2010 in the reconstructed Francis Bacon Studio in the Dublin Museum .

We are staging in Cardiff for one performance only:





SOFT MURDERS A Dance Theatre Production.



exploring the Performance of Self amongst Gay Male… Continue

Added by Sam Boardman-Jacobs on October 5, 2009 at 12:22 — 2 Comments

Filming

Hello everyone just providing my first blog on this site. I am just about to start filming on Silhouette Productions 'Just Teasing' starting on 15th October. So look out for further updates :)

www.edwardllewelyn.co.uk

Oh and I'm off to my weekly Acting Class tonight so Rock On!!

Added by Edward Llewelyn on October 5, 2009 at 12:14 — No Comments

SOFT MURDERS @ ATRium, Adam Street, Cardiff - WEDNESDAY 7th OCTOBER, 7.30 PM









With Angela Colderick, Clay Paulsson, Claudio Laurini, Rhys Owen Bishop, James Wiltshire, Oliver Cross and Josh Griffiths.



The Show:

Gilbert and George – exploiters of ‘Working Class’ young men pictured naked for the rich Gay male gaze? Or revitalizing Art?



Andy Warhol -Amphetamine driven impresario, cynical manipulator of drug dependant young sexualised bodies for his own profit?



Francis… Continue

Added by Claudio Laurini on October 5, 2009 at 11:25 — No Comments

First review for Gulliver - now on tour! Catch it while you can.

British Theatre Guide online

Gulliver

By Kit Lambert

Hijinx Theatre Company

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, and touring



Review by Allison Vale (2009)



Young Welsh playwright, Kit Lambert's latest play, Gulliver, has been written for the inimitable Cardiff-based Hijinx Theatre Company.



Lambert's career was launched in 2005 when he won the Sherman Cymru's inaugural Script Slam competition, since which time he has worked for Paines Plough, Dirty… Continue

Added by Hijinx Theatre on October 5, 2009 at 8:24 — No Comments

Artistic Director in Car Driving Shock

Those of you who know me reasonably well will also know that I have a long-nurtured fear of driving. I passed my test at the age of 21, but in the intervening years lack of practice (exacerbated by 9 years in New York - why drive when you can hail a cab - okay, I couldn't usually afford to take a cab when I lived in New York, but the subway is fab - remind me to tell you the story of when I was locked in jail for jumping a turnstile one day....)



You see how quickly I like to get away… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on October 3, 2009 at 22:00 — 5 Comments

Dirty Protest on the Guardian Blog

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2009/sep/29/experimental-theatre-space

Added by Tim Price on October 2, 2009 at 16:14 — No Comments

GULLIVER - by Kit Lambert, directed by Louise Osborn at Sherman Cymru this Friday and Saturday

Directed by Louise Osborn with music by James Williams & design by Carl Davies

A story of adventures great and small - and of the writer who imagined them all<-b>



Don't miss out on the first week of this new production! We're at Sherman Cymru on 2nd and 3rd October... get your tickets now to avoid disappointment!



A biting newplay from Kit Lambert bringing to life the weird and wonderful world of Gulliver's Travels, with its tiny Lilliputians, giants, mad…
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Added by Hijinx Theatre on September 30, 2009 at 15:14 — No Comments

Nowhere: Now Here - The Second Respond Test



The votes were counted and verified and I can now reveal that the next theme for our Second Respond Test is...



Nowhere: Now Here



With 6 separate suggestions all around ideas of Cardiff development and born out of the opening of John Lewis in Cardiff last week, "where are our modern social spaces" has come out as our theme for this Respond test.





Thanks so… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on September 30, 2009 at 14:12 — 1 Comment

Ymateb - Respond

I've been part of a project at National Museum Wales called Ymateb, or Respond depending on your language of choice.



I invited musicians living and working in Wales to produce an original piece of music inspired by the Museum's collections in an effort to find new ways of engaging new audiences.



The music produced is then made available as free downloads from the Museum website so that visitors to the Museum can listen via their mp3 players (or whatever) to the music… Continue

Added by Ashley McAvoy on September 29, 2009 at 21:14 — No Comments

THE PROJECT / Sun, Oct 4th / 10 Feet Tall / 3pm - 3am



THE PROJECT brought to you by Undeb Theatre

October 4th

3pm - 3am

10 Feet Tall, Cardiff

£4



The mini festival will take over the whole of nightclub 10 Feet Tall; theatre, comedy, poetry and all for the price of a pint! The event is a must see, starting at 3 and going on until late, THE PROJECT will offer a night you will never forget, so get your dancing shoes on & your thinking caps at the… Continue

Added by Alexander Vlahos on September 27, 2009 at 23:06 — 1 Comment

A few words from David Mamet

"The purpose of theater is not to fix the social fabric, not to incite the less perceptive to wake up and smell the coffee, not to preach to the converted about the delights (or the burdens) of a middle-class life. The purpose of theater, like magic, like religion - those three harness mates - is to inspire cleansing awe." From "Three Uses Of The Knife: On The Nature And Purpose Of Drama", by David Mamet.

Added by Othniel Smith on September 27, 2009 at 9:58 — 1 Comment

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