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UndebTheatre wesbite just launched!

Hi all,

UndebTheatre's new wesbite just got launched yesterday:

www.undebtheatre.co.uk

Please feel free and have a browse!

Any feedback would also be nice...

A x

Added by Alexander Vlahos on August 17, 2009 at 12:38 — No Comments

"Wardrobe Diaries" by Citrus Arts, directed by James Roberts to tour Wales this autumn.

Arts Council Wales have given the go-ahead for CITRUS’ production of Wardrobe Diaries to develop, and tour Wales in autumn 2009. Created with support from Nofitstate circus & Arts Council Wales, Wardrobe Diaries has developed from an idea by former Nofitstate Immortal cast member James Roberts into a brand new circus & dance-theatre show, co-produced by The Riverfront & Creu Cymru.



In a rich mix of aerial and acrobatic skills, dance, honest imagination and quirky humour;… Continue

Added by James Doyle-Roberts on August 14, 2009 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Online casting for Submarine, the new Michael Sheen film closes Monday

I read this BBC News article this morning.



It describes how filming for Michael Sheen's new film, Submarine, based on the novel by Swansea writer Joe Dunthorne, is casting its young roles online.



They are using an online auditioning site to ask unknown talent to apply for the roles in the film.



Virginia Heath, creative director… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on August 14, 2009 at 11:29 — 3 Comments

Boxing/wrestling ring for a French Import impro format???

Hey,

Anyone know of a boxing/wrestling ring?

I do know people who could tell me, but I don't tend to bump into them.

Okally.
(This is another format that will take a while to get going, unfortunately.)

Added by Nathan Keates on August 13, 2009 at 17:09 — No Comments

Just Back from Edinburgh

If you're heading up, I would like to whole-heartedly recommend Orphans by Dennis Kelly at the Traverse (though you'll have to fight for a ticket) and My Name is Sue by Dafydd James and Ben Lewis, at the Pleasance Courtyard. My Name is Sue was so good we saw it twice - Orphans was so good that I don't think I could bear seeing it again.

Added by Gary Owen on August 13, 2009 at 12:14 — 4 Comments

Edinburgh Festival

Just got off the train yesterday from Glasgow to Edinburgh and was immediately assaulted by leaflet thrusters !! Took refuge in the Fruitmarket gallery where there is a fab exhibition by Eva Hesse - much more interesting than a hell of a lot of theatre!!

Tried to get tickets for various shows but they were sold out - have to come back another day !! - but I did get taken to a show in the Pleasance courtyard - Francis,the Holy Jester by Dario Fo - performed by Fo's friend and collaborator… Continue

Added by Kevin Lewis on August 13, 2009 at 11:44 — 2 Comments

Wales Graduate Theatre Company

We are now, three weeks before the Launch Project, 'Out of the Goldfish Bowl' on 10th September at the Taliesin Arts Centre. We are delighted that the core 5 actors have today been confirmed as Rhys Matthews, Chris Jared, Rhodri Lewis, Kristian Phillips and Jason Marc-Williams. Graduates from 5 different Specialist Colleges. The ensemble members are also nearly confirmed. Exciting times.

For more information about the Company please look at our Facebook page.

Added by GradCo on August 13, 2009 at 11:14 — No Comments

Improv Musicians

Hello one and all,



As time goes forth, I realise that the vital role that is needed for generally the whole improv community on Cardiff at the moment is one (which this blog will focus on), musicians that imrprovise (ie, Improv Musicians) and two, teccies that improv too.



Personally in my attempt at getting a to the stage where we can do a full musical that is improvised would be great. In order to do so, it is vital to locate some Improv Musicians in… Continue

Added by Nathan Keates on August 12, 2009 at 22:38 — No Comments

Brand New Musical Sells Out Weston Studio So I Have To Queue Around the Mezzanine Level With M&Ms and Rhiannon Davis For Company!



Last Thursday, I was invited to see 'Come Fly With Me', a brand new musical based around Rat Pack Songs, in the Wales Millennium Centre's Weston Studio. I had been to see Rich Tunley's last production, A Midsummer Night's Dream, so… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on August 11, 2009 at 17:30 — 4 Comments

Writer on Fourth Plinth tonight

Many of you will be aware of the Anthony Gormley Fourth Plinth project in Trafalgar Square. One & Other.



None of you will yet be aware that I've been selected to spend one hour on the plinth between 3.00am and 4.00am Wednesday August 12th. (UK time)



To be honest I didn't know myself until lunchtime yesterday when, at 36 hours notice, I was asked if I would take the place of someone who'd had to cancel their hour. (Clearly somebody with a lot more sense than me -… Continue

Added by Peter Cox MBE on August 11, 2009 at 13:21 — 2 Comments

Come Fly With Me Review: Robert Gould

Friday, August 7, 2009; Posted: 05:08 PM - by Robert Gould

Taken from http://www.broadwayworld.com/




Sixties cool, big band swing and quick-fire tongue-in-cheek humour - those are the ingredients that combine to make the hearty musical fare served up for three performances at the Wales Millennium Centre's intimate Weston Studio on August 6-7 - the world premiere of Come Fly With Me, a musical comedy by writers Lee… Continue

Added by Chris Jenkins on August 10, 2009 at 11:57 — No Comments

Weird but Popular...



Travelled over to Newcastle this week to see the new show by Wildworks, the company started recently by Bill Mitchell and Sue Hill, two of the original founders of Cornwall’s Kneehigh. ‘The Beautiful Journey’ was a huge outdoor spectacle set some time in the future where water is scarce, bees have disappeared, cabaret tricks are the… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on August 10, 2009 at 8:30 — 7 Comments

Directors' Week - Workshop with John McGrath

Are you a theatre maker? Sherman Cymru's 'Directors' Week' is offering an opportunity for emerging theatre directors to work with National Theatre Wales' Artistic Director John McGrath. This workshop will offer practical tools and explore different ways of approaching directing. Please send us a paragraph about why you would like to be considered to be part of this one day event, stating your interests and vision as a director, by September 1st to livingpictures@btopenworld.com. The event takes… Continue

Added by Elen Bowman on August 9, 2009 at 14:43 — 1 Comment

G39 in our shop from tonight!

If you're passing Castle Arcade between 5pm and 6pm tonight do pop into our shop. We will be joyfully launching a collaboration with the Cardiff art gallery and collective G39. The three artists involved are Paul Rees, Richard Higlett and Sam Aldridge.

Curated by g39 for National Theatre Wales, the exhibition shows the work of three artists that deal with artifice and fabrication, blurring the line between fiction and… Continue

Added by Lucy Davies on August 7, 2009 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Chasing the elusive connectivity click ... or, what can social media do for the Arts?

Individuals started it. Media moguls saw the opportunity and started buying-up the platforms. And now, organisations smell an untapped market & people are trying to make money out of it. Making money by restricting access. Making money by selling user applications. Making money by telling people how they can use it to make money.

What am I talking about? I'm talking about the proliferation of social media platforms that have burst into our lives in recent years. But now its got to this… Continue

Added by Deborah Powell on August 5, 2009 at 20:00 — 3 Comments

Inc'ling presentation by CITRUS

CITRUS will present a scratch performance of an aerial-theatre work based on blog/twitter posts during the G20 protests. Wednesday 5th Aug, Wales Millennium Centre @ 6.45pm. Book a seat at rsvp@wmc.org

Please come along & apologies for the late posting.

Added by James Doyle-Roberts on August 4, 2009 at 23:08 — No Comments

performers/audience members needed for research period at Sherman

siamberpeople.jpg



If you are interested in taking part in a research and development period on a production called Siamber Wen using folk song, movement and text, have a look at the link above (posted on behalf of Joe Wild and Laura Moy as they are currently not memebers of the site but i am in the process of… Continue

Added by Kylie Ann Smith on August 4, 2009 at 16:07 — No Comments

Does anyone know how to kill seagulls?

No, seriously.

The NTW offices are great and have a huge skylight thing in the ceiling. Consequently we're either deafened by torrential rain or by seagulls that sound more like donkeys.

Now, we can't really do much about the rain, so my question remains: does anyone know who to kill seagulls?

(Legal considerations are optional)

Added by Edith Kirkwood on August 4, 2009 at 12:53 — 9 Comments

"Seven People" the short play becomes "Five People" the short film...

Five People is "premiered" tonight at Chapter Moviemaker. The event starts at 6.15. Would be good to see everybody/anybody/somebody there!

More details here: http://www.chapter.org/16505.html

Thanks!

Neil.

Added by Neil Bebber on August 3, 2009 at 16:20 — No Comments

A Play a Week ... Every Week!

This month, I’m off to direct a play for what is the last surviving Equity standard weekly rep season in the country.

The Frinton Summer Season in Essex is now in its 69th year. Every summer, a company of professional actors and directors arrive in this genteel seaside town to rehearse and stage 8 plays in 9 weeks over the summer months. This is my fourth year and I’m staging a thriller called Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin; other shows in the season include One For The Road,… Continue

Added by Simon H West on August 3, 2009 at 15:49 — No Comments

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