Adrian Metcalfe's Blog (114)

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

What a great day we had yesterday. Firstly, we had a fab Shakespeare workshop at the Anglo Institute in Montevideo. The commitment, hard work and sense of fun shown by these participants, working in their second language was fabulous. In the evening, we had a lovely, appreciative audience…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on October 4, 2015 at 11:22 — No Comments

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

A huge thank you to everyone who came to see a performance of our autumn tour, Brief Encounters. It has been a great tour and we have loved catching up with our old supporters and new ones. We're off to South America for a bit and will be performing in Uruguay, Chile and Argentina - ending up with schools' workshops in Patagonia: including this one - Ysgol Cymraeg yr Andes..

Watch this space for more news and pictures...…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on September 28, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

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

This review of Brief Encounters was published in the South Wales Evening Post on September 18th.

Brief Encounters, Dylan Thomas Theatre.

Geraint Thomas.

Lovers of great theatre were given a brief taste of the genius of Noel Coward in this excellent one-night only production of Swansea-based Lighthouse Theatre at the Dylan Thomas Theatre.

Two one-act plays exploring the coming together of hearts, Mild Oats and Still Life, were…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on September 20, 2015 at 12:37 — No Comments

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

Ar ôl y perfformiad ym Mwllheli. Yn Morawel. Perffaith. Diolch i Neuadd Dwyfor. Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth,…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on September 18, 2015 at 7:36 — No Comments

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

Ar ôl y perfformiad ym Mwllheli. Yn Morawel. Perffaith. Diolch i Neuadd Dwyfor. Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth,…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on September 18, 2015 at 7:36 — No Comments

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

It's amazing what you can do with two actors, 1 stage manager and a bit of MDF...

A big thank you to everyone at the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth for a great evening last night. Tonight we are in Pwllheli and then Machynlleth…

Added by Adrian Metcalfe on September 17, 2015 at 10:24 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Brief Encounters

We have just had a review on the Theatre Wales website: 

Brief Encounters

Lighthouse Theatre Company , Pontardawe Arts Centre , September-14-15
Brief Encounters by Lighthouse Theatre Company

For a number of years now the…
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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on September 14, 2015 at 20:28 — No Comments

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

Josh loved playing the glorious grand in Maesteg Town Hall tonight. Great venue, great audience, great fun!

Added by Adrian Metcalfe on September 11, 2015 at 23:28 — No Comments

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

So rehearsals are starting next week for Brief Encounters. Once again we are teaming up with the marvellous Pontardawe Arts Centre where we open on the 10th September. Here's the full schedule:

http://www.lighthouse-theatre.co.uk/productions/brief-encounters/

Joining us will be Llinos Daniel, Josh Stokes and Ffion Haf Davies all directed by Maxine Evans.

Should be fun...

It would be great if you…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on August 26, 2015 at 15:04 — No Comments

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

Last week, we re-staged our highly acclaimed promenade production of Return Journey on the streets of Swansea for the Vassar College Alumnae Travel Program, culminating in a visit to the Dylan Thomas Birthplace. It was great to be back on the streets, and we hope to reprise the piece in a number of different guises soon. Kev and Ed were right back in the groove, and we welcomed newbies Sonia and Louisa Lorey who fell into it. As though to the manner born! And you know what - 'Swansea…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on August 23, 2015 at 5:00 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...Life Cycle Of The Bay

Today has been one of those days when you love what you do.

The weather was fantastic and the cycle path from Blackpill to Mumbles Head was packed. The cyclists who came with us on the journey were great and on top of that the passers-by who stopped to listen to the history of the Mumbles Railway were all encapsulated by the story of the railtrack.

The world loves stories and this is a great one, and what's better is that it was great to add to it.

Many thanks to…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on July 19, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...Life Cycle of the Bay

We spent yesterday working on one of our..stranger..projects...

Life Cycle of the Bay is a play on bicycles. We start at the Junction Cafe in Blackpill and cycle down to the Pier in Mumbles. Stopping on the way, we bump into characters from Swansea history, who might have used the Mumbles Railway..

It's strange but it's great fun and the team have been working really hard to put it together.

We've got three performances on the 19th July at 11.30, 1.30 and 3.30. Come…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on July 18, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...Patagonia

We had a great time today in Cardiff. Bright Lights. Big City. John Lewis. Cafe Nero in the centre of town...
Also, we met the fantastic Iwan Jones, who will be helping us organise our schools workshops in Patagonia in October. Diolch yn fawr iawn, Iwan - edrych ymlaen i'r antur...

Added by Adrian Metcalfe on July 4, 2015 at 20:41 — No Comments

Sign Language Interpreter Wanted

We are planning to have a simultaneous sign language interpretation of our forthcoming performance in Pontardawe on September 10th.

We are interested in hearing from any sign language interpreters or any useful contacts that other practitioners may have to help in our search.

Please get in touch with us at lighthousetheatreltd@gmail.com.

Many thanks,

Adrian 

Added by Adrian Metcalfe on June 28, 2015 at 10:57 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...Pianist Wanted...

We are looking for a pianist to accompany our forthcoming tour of Brief Encounters - a double bill of Noel Coward's plays Still Life and Mild Oats. We will be rehearsing in Pontardawe from the 1st September and open there on the 10th. We are touring all over Wales until the the 27th September. The pianist will be part of the show, and although without dialogue, will be an integral part of the performance on stage. If you are interested in accompanying us on a tour all over…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on June 25, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...Life Cycle of the Bay/ June 13th

Over the last few weeks, we have been working on a great project with Sustrans Cymru, called Party on the Path.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the organisation and the creation of the Swansea Bay Cycle Path, we are presenting a new show on bikes about the history of the Mumbles Railway and the Bay, called Life Cycle of the Bay.

It's part of a big day of bike-based activities around the Watersports Cafe on the Oystermouth Road (opposite St. Helen's) - it would be great to…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on June 9, 2015 at 5:55 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...

We have had a greet weekend.

We were lucky enough to be part of the Garnswllt Activity Centre's Weekend of Art.

We were reading and performing poems and offering workshops and generally having a great time. If you've not ventured to Garnswllt Activity Centre before then I strongly advise you to take a trip to the top of Shilling Hill and pop in. It is amazing. It is based in the Old School House which closed in 2006. Now redesigned, developed and run entirely by volunteers, it…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on May 4, 2015 at 11:21 — No Comments

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

On May 20th, in Anthemion Auctions in Cardiff, we are auctioning an Andrew Vicari portrait of Dylan Thomas to raise funds for the company. The Neath-born artist donated the portrait to us with the sole purpose of raising funds to help us stage 'Aberystwyth Mon Amour'. Vicari met Thomas often in his early years in art college in London and says that he has become 'bsessed with him over the last few years'. This article says a great deal about the artist's obsession.…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on April 24, 2015 at 14:43 — No Comments

Life in a Small Scale Theatre Company - New Show on Bikes

We are delighted to announce that we are working on a new show with Sustrans Cymru to celebrate National Bike Day on the 13th June and the development of the Swansea Cycle Way on the old route of the Swansea-Mumbles Railway. It will celebrate the history of the railway, some of the characters you could meet along its route and the great expanse of Swansea Bay - the working title? The Life Cycle of the Bay.

Added by Adrian Metcalfe on April 17, 2015 at 7:34 — No Comments

Actors Wanted - Cycling ones

We are interested in hearing from actors based in Swansea who have their own bicycles and a keen interest in cycling and local history. This is for a paid project in June. Those of you that are interested in this please send your CV, headshot and cycling experience to lighthousetheatreltd@gmail.com.

Added by Adrian Metcalfe on April 15, 2015 at 15:28 — No Comments

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