Adrian Metcalfe's Blog (114)

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Aberystwyth Mon Amour

We have been investigating the means streets of Aberystwyth...so much so in fact that we have created a new Walking Tour of the town that spawned Louie Knight, Myfanwy Montez and Calamity Jane..

Here it is:

'Excuse me, Mr Knight, which way do we go for the Aberystwyth Mon Amour Walking Tour?

'This way...'…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on April 21, 2016 at 5:50 — 1 Comment

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Return Journey

We have a special performance of Dylan Thomas' Return Journey coming up at 9.30am on May 14th. From Castle Square in Swansea to Dylan's Birthplace on Cwmdonkin Drive.

This performance is taking place on International Dylan Thomas Day to mark the launch of another new…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on April 21, 2016 at 5:30 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Aberystwyth Mon Amour

So, Finally, it's available.. The reason why God gave us legs and allowed us to crawl out of the sea..

Aberystwyth Mon Amour - The Walking Tour!

Recorded by The King of Welsh Noir himself, Malcolm Pryce, and aided and abetted by me, Adrian Metcalfe, and Matt Addis, all proceeds from the sales go toward the funding of our forthcoming tour, so go on..treat yourself for Easter!

Click here for a sample...…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on March 24, 2016 at 16:11 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - DSM Wanted

We are looking for a South Wales-based DSM to work with us on our exciting autumn project, Aberystwyth Mon Amour.

This is a new play, adapted from the best-selling novel by Malcolm Pryce. The author himself has adapted the novel.

We are touring Wales from the 21st September until the 8th October, and are looking for a DSM to join our team on this world premiere. Experience in supervising rehearsals, making a book, calling a show and company management would be a great…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on March 7, 2016 at 14:49 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Return Journey

We undertook our own sort of Return Journey last week. To New York. Having spent a great deal of my twenties there it was a fascinating insight into how much the city has changed over the last ten years. Amazing. 

Some things, thankfully, haven't changed; and for a Dylanophile like me it was important to visit once again the White Horse, and it was great to see that it simply hasn't changed a jot! And the beer is great too...…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on March 4, 2016 at 17:29 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...Return Journey

On this, the 75th anniversary of the Three Nights' Blitz of Swansea, we have released Dylan Thomas' classic play about the after-effects of those terrible nights on ITunes. To download and listen to his Return Journey...

' a sublime interpretation of the wordsmith's work', South Wales Evening Post…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on February 24, 2016 at 10:06 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...Aberystwyth Mon Amour

We had a lot of fun yesterday recording Aberystwyth Mon Amour - The Walking Tour.
We are producing a Walking Tour of the mean streets of Louie Knight's haunts written and narrated by the King of Welsh Noir himself, Malcolm Pryce.
For fans of the novels, he takes you to the places and streets that inspire many a scene from the pieces, interspersed with pearls of wisdom from…
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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on February 7, 2016 at 7:32 — 1 Comment

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Goat Street Runners

We are breaking into new ground; we're moving into the 21st century! We are developing an online content.

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Three Nights' Blitz on Swansea, Goat Street Runners, an original play with music, is now available online as a download for your computer and mobile. 

Go to …

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on February 3, 2016 at 21:29 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Return Journey

Today was the first day in our Spring Term Schools' Project in Swansea. Dylan Thomas' Return Journey for Key Stage Two students.
We opened the project in Hendrefoilan Primary School, and the students were fantastic. They engaged with DT's words and threw themselves into the workshop with gusto.
Many thanks to the students for a great start.

Added by Adrian Metcalfe on February 1, 2016 at 13:49 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Return Journey

We're getting ready for this term's Schools Project. Return Journey in primary schools in Swansea - we begin in Hendrefoilan on Monday. Very pertinent as it is the 75th anniversary of the Three Nights' Blitz in a few weeks' time. Good luck to all of the commemorative events that are happening.

Added by Adrian Metcalfe on January 30, 2016 at 10:16 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Aberystwyth Mon Amour

One of things that we are putting together in preparation for Aberywtyth Mon Amour in September is a downloadable MP3 walking tour called 'Louie Knight's Aberystwyth'.

We have finished the script and are looking forward to getting over to Chocolate Fox Audio to get the soundtrack down.

It really is happening....

Added by Adrian Metcalfe on January 24, 2016 at 16:48 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Goat Street Runners

Yesterday was our final day of work of the year.

We were recording Goat Street Runners and Return Journey for 'release' to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Three Nights' Blitz on Swansea. It was a great day, and it was good fun meeting up with the old teams again.

With luck, they will be available to download and hear by the end of next month.

Have a wonderful Xmas and New Year - Adrian x…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on December 23, 2015 at 7:36 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Aberystwyth Mon Amour

We're delighted to say that the wait is over.

Aberystwyth Mon Amour, by the King of Welsh Noir, Malcolm Pryce, will be on the road in theatres around Wales in September and October 2016.

We've lots of events planned in Aberystwyth and Swansea.

Follow our progress on …

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on December 17, 2015 at 8:02 — No Comments

Life in a Small-scale Theatre company

On Wednesday, we traveled to Sandhurst Library for what is fast becoming our annual visit. It was a lovely afternoon of Christmas stories, with tea, cakes and chat. And highly respectable Welsh cakes too! See you next year...

Added by Adrian Metcalfe on December 4, 2015 at 8:12 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...

I've spent this afternoon working on the posters for our next couple of shows. A festive Poems and Pints in the Park on the 21st December and On Scarborough Front in the Grand in March next year. Here they are; they aren't finished yet, but I hope you like them. And even if you don't, why don't you come along to the shows anyway?…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on November 22, 2015 at 15:26 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...On Scarborough Front

Our autumn tour has drawn to a close with a final performance of On Scarborough Front at Pontarddulais Comprehensive School. 

What a great school. Thanks very much. 

If you didn't catch OSF this time round, don't worry. We're in The Grand in Swansea on March 10th. See you there.…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on November 19, 2015 at 7:18 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...On Scarborough Front

We have started our autumn schools project now.

On Scarborough Front is a beautiful chamber piece about Wilfred Owen and his time in the Clarence Gardens Hotel in Scarborough before returning to the front in 1918. Written by Stuart Fortey and with music specially composed by Andrew Griffiths, we perform the piece in secondary schools all over Swansea and the district, followed by a Q&A. It is a two-hander with Huw Novelli playing Wilfred and I am playing the…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on November 9, 2015 at 7:25 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...Brief Encounters

So, we're back! 18,000 miles, 3 countries, 2 airlines, over 1,000 audience members at 8 shows, 650 students in 13 workshops and schools' shows, work in English, Welsh and Spanish, 8 lbs of beef, and 30 (ish!) bottles of red wine. A great experience: thanks to everyone that made it possible; all of our friends - old and new - in South America and Wales Arts International. 

Now it's back to a house move and On Scarborough Front in Swansea schools in November...As Myrtle…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on October 23, 2015 at 6:48 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...Brief Encounters in South America

Another workshop today-these students really can say Llanfairpwllgwyngychgogerychllantisiliogogogoch!…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on October 16, 2015 at 12:22 — No Comments

Life in a small-scale theatre company..

Today, as I write, the sun is setting in Santiago in Chile.

We have had a phenomenal week. Two performances of Brief Encounters and two great workshops on Shakespeare and Dylan Thomas. And we also managed to find the bells of Santiago..now there's a play waiting to happen!

Chile is a fabulous country; it's been great to be here.

On Monday, we are off to Patagonia...time to enjoy the weekend...…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on October 10, 2015 at 20:49 — No Comments

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