It was, give or take a few weeks, three years ago I had my first TEAM experience, attending a Leadership training course. This morning I received a letter welcoming me as a National Theatre Wales Board Member as TEAM Representative. It’s been quite a journey!
My experience of attending that Leadership Training day in early 2014 explains a great deal about what TEAM is about, what it means to me & why I’m proud to have been able to represent TEAM for the last three years.
Added by Ben Tinniswood on April 18, 2017 at 15:15 — No Comments
“Community is not a dirty word”
I wrote those words in my notebook whilst en route to the Acta Community Theatre Festival in Bristol last week.
There can be connotations of the words “Community Theatre” that are less than helpful. As a working professional in Theatre I've frequently come across assumptions that…Continue
Added by Ben Tinniswood on June 20, 2016 at 14:19 — No Comments
I came to this show with that anticipation one has when you've absolutely loved a company's previous work. I was a huge fan of “Gym Party”, which may mean I came to this show with unreasonably high expectations.
Of course, they are two different shows & I shouldn't hold them up against each other. But, some of the themes & ideas followed similar lines, so perhaps they do stand up to comparison.
Both shows set out to challenge, both the…Continue
Added by Ben Tinniswood on April 9, 2016 at 10:09 — No Comments
It’s time to get those Cardiff Chins Critically wagging again!
We’ll be watching “Tonight I’m going to be the new me” by the ever excellent Made in China & brought to Cardiff by the equally fantastic Theatr Iolo.
We’ll be going to the performance at 8pm on Friday 8th April at…Continue
Added by Ben Tinniswood on March 23, 2016 at 15:34 — No Comments
Hello again everybody,
We're very pleased to report that the Before I Leave Chorus is sounding really rather good & we are all very much looking forward to taking the stage at the Sherman Theatre in May. Our Men are doing a valiant job, but…Continue
Added by Ben Tinniswood on March 21, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments
We are now on the lookout for Male & Female Singers aged 65+ and aged 20-29 to join the Chorus on our new show “Before I Leave”.
Get in touch. Initial meeting taking place Monday 14th…Continue
Added by Ben Tinniswood on March 8, 2016 at 8:41 — No Comments
We are on the lookout for Male & Female Singers aged 70+ to join the Chorus on our new show “Before I Leave”.
“Before I Leave” is a funny, moving & uplifting production written by Tredegar-born poet and playwright Patrick Jones featuring versions of songs made famous by the likes of Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Gerry, The Sex Pistols and more. The play will also…Continue
Added by Ben Tinniswood on February 17, 2016 at 16:41 — No Comments
In the words of the Dave Clark Five, "I'm... (doof doof) Glad All Over” that I've been invited back onto TEAM Panel for a second year.
The past 12 months have been great. I've been to many new places & met lots of new faces in my role on TEAM Panel & as an active TEAM Member.
Highlights, you ask?
Well, they include my first visit to Wrexham for TEAM Performance Party, meeting lots of very talented folk,…Continue
It's that time again!
How do you fancy coming to see Christopher Brett Bailey's "This is how we die" at Chapter, Cardiff, on Tuesday 23rd June, 7:30pm?
"A motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and…Continue
Added by Ben Tinniswood on June 8, 2015 at 10:22 — No Comments
We're pleased to announce the first TEAM Choir - "The Cardiff Sound Collective" is starting soon.
To join up, read up, or perhaps see how to start up your own TEAM Choir take a look at the event below:
Added by Ben Tinniswood on March 27, 2015 at 10:43 — No Comments
I'm delighted to say I've been asked to be a TEAM Panel member for 2015.
My name is Ben. I have a certificate somewhere that says I have a Degree in Acting. I still do that Acting stuff, but nowadays I do all kinds of other things too, including Composing & performing as a Musician & even, when the wind is right, a bit of Comedy. Well, I call it Comedy…
I’ve just checked the dates & it was exactly 9 months ago to the day (Correct at time…Continue
What should TEAM Choir sound like?
3rd December 5-7pm
National Theatre Wales office
We're putting together a TEAM Choir in Cardiff (Sorry if you're not local, but watch this space...) to start in the New Year.
We'd like it to be an all-comers choir with an emphasis on joining in, expressing ourselves, playing & creating, whilst increasing our musicality, confidence & general wellbeing.
We say you don't need to be an aspiring Jenkins or Terfel to…Continue
Added by Ben Tinniswood on November 26, 2014 at 18:36 — No Comments
So here's the plan,
We're putting together a TEAM Choir in Cardiff (Sorry if you're not local, but watch this space...) to start in the new year.
We'd like it to be an all comers choir with an emphasis on joining in, expressing ourselves, playing & creating, whilst increasing our musicality, confidence & general well being.
We say you don't need to be an aspiring Jenkins or Terfel to join this choir, in fact, you don't even…Continue
Added by Ben Tinniswood on November 18, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments
Greetings from the rehearsal room of "What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?" (Ahem, quick plug - Porter's Bar, Cardiff, 14/15&17th July, 7pm ;)
This has been a whole new adventure for me. I've performed this show MANY times over the last couple of years, getting ever more comfortable with his ways & motivations etc. So it has been fascinating to get into a rehearsal room to re-rehearse for this year's shows with a totally new Director.
Working with Lisa…Continue
Prompted by a conversation with Simon Coates whilst hiding out in the trenches in Usk last friday (As an aside, if you're thinking of going to see Mametz, go. You won't regret it) I'm now writing my first ever blog.
There is an angle to this, of course, I'm promoting a show. But, within that, I'm liking the idea of doing so less formally & I feel I can skirt around the subject too this way (Or do I mean ramble?).
The show in question is "What's the Time, Mr Wolf?".…Continue
Added by Ben Tinniswood on June 26, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments
Just over a month away from Summercamp. I've managed to sneak a message out over the wire...
Added by Ben Tinniswood on June 19, 2014 at 12:31 — No Comments
I’m looking for a Director to help me rehearse a one man show I’m performing at this year’s Cardiff Comedy Festival.
“Conrad Kordover is a man with strange habits; a loner, living by his own unconventional beliefs. When a murder is committed, it isn’t long before the Police come knocking.”
“What’s the Time, Mr Wolf?” by Vincent Cassar. A darkly comic one man play exploring a society where justice must be done, whatever the price. A piece that is…
Added by Ben Tinniswood on May 30, 2014 at 10:51 — No Comments