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 —
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 —
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 —
Memory 001: David Boulogne
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.
Added by Jorge Lizalde on October 7, 2009 at 13:00 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 :)
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 —
With Angela Colderick, Clay Paulsson, Claudio Laurini, Rhys Owen Bishop, James Wiltshire, Oliver Cross and Josh Griffiths.
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?
Added by Claudio Laurini on October 5, 2009 at 11:25 —
British Theatre Guide online
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 —
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 —
Added by Tim Price on October 2, 2009 at 16:14 —
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… Continue
Added by Hijinx Theatre on September 30, 2009 at 15:14 —
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 —
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 —
Added by Jorge Lizalde on September 28, 2009 at 20:31 —
brought to you by Undeb Theatre
3pm - 3am
10 Feet Tall, Cardiff
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 —
"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 —