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The Great Get Together, 16-18 June

Here's a lovely idea to cheer us all up.

On 16-18 June, over 100,000 get-togethers will be held across the UK - in the form of picnics, coffee mornings, BBQs, all sorts - in the spirit of a street party, and with no agenda except to get people together, to get to know each other, or to catch up.

The overall event is called The Great Get Together, and is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June 2016, and…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on June 6, 2017 at 16:48 — No Comments

BBC Wales' Under Milk Wood on BBC Four THIS SUNDAY

In case you missed it earlier this month, BBC Wales' spectacular, all-star television production of Under Milk Wood will be broadcast on BBC Four this Sunday night (1st June) at 22.30, and will be available on iPlayer for 7 days after that.

The cast features Michael Sheen, Ioan Gruffudd, Siân Phillips, Sir Tom Jones Jonathan Pryce, Aneurin Barnard, Owen…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on May 30, 2014 at 14:14 — No Comments

Welsh Language Scheme Public Consultation

We’ve been working hard to develop a draft Welsh Language Scheme, in accordance with guidance from the Welsh Language Commissioner under the Welsh Language Act 1993, and we’d love to hear your feedback.

Below is a link to our proposed scheme - please feel free to read through it, and let us know what you think, by emailing Catrin Rogers on catrinrogers@nationaltheatrewales.orgor calling 029 2035 3077. You can also send your…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on May 9, 2014 at 10:41 — No Comments

Ymgynghoriad ar Gynllun Iaith Gymraeg

Rydym wedi bod wrthi’n paratoi Cynllun Iaith Gymraeg drafft, trwy ddilyn cyngor Comisiynydd y Gymraeg yn ôl Deddf yr Iaith Gymraeg 1993, ac fe hoffwn ni’n fawr gael eich adborth.

Isod mae linc i'n Cynllun arfaethedig - darllennwch drwyddi os gwelwch yn dda, a gadewch i ni wybod eich ymateb, trwy ebostio Catrin Rogers ar catrinrogers@nationaltheatrewales.org neu ffonio 029 2035 3077. Gallwch hefyd anfon eich…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on May 9, 2014 at 10:38 — No Comments

Plans to establish a new hyperlocal news site in Treorchy

My colleague Devinda and I have been inspired recently by the work and ambitions of Cardiff University's new Centre for Community Journalism, and are now embarking on an exciting new project with them - a new, hyperlocal news site in Treorchy.

The CCJ has already created a similar site in Cardiff - Pobl Caerdydd - and National Theatre Wales supported the Port Talbot Magnet when it…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on October 9, 2013 at 9:45 — No Comments

Peter Tatchell 's campaign to free Bradley Manning

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who is hosting the live-chat of tonight's performance of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, has shared some pictures of his ongoing campaign in support of Manning.

Here he is at New York Pride 2011, when the 'I Am Bradley Manning' campaign was in full swing:…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on August 18, 2013 at 17:52 — No Comments

Peter Tatchell to host tonight's live-stream of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

We're very excited to announce that human rights activist Peter Tatchell - who has been campaigning fiercely on behalf of Bradley Manning - will be hosting the live-chat alongside the live-stream of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, tonight at 19:30BST:…
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Added by Catrin Rogers on August 18, 2013 at 9:51 — No Comments

★★★★★ review in the Scotsman!

Hello all!

Thought it was time for a reviews round-up from Edinburgh, where The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning is getting standing ovations and lovely write-ups from the critics...

Let's start with ★★★★★ in today's Scotsman, which names it a Hot Show! "Sometimes a…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on August 14, 2013 at 8:38 — No Comments

TRAVELLING PUPPET SHOW PREPARES FOR SIX-WEEK TOUR OF RURAL WALES

National Theatre Wales and travelling puppet company Heather & Ivan Morison’s Mr Clevver Puppet Company are preparing to take the hit puppet show Nuclear Family on tour across rural Wales this summer. 

Inspired by a character from the 1980, cult,…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on August 7, 2013 at 21:22 — No Comments

Huffington Post to host live-streaming of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

Hello all,

Katherine Jewkes has been working hard on the live-stream of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, which is going extremely well - opening night last night, and over 200 people watched online.

Now we can announce that the Huffington Post will be hosting the livestream on our…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on August 7, 2013 at 12:34 — No Comments

THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING WINS INAUGURAL JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE FOR DRAMA

Tim Price’s The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning has won the James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2013. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony on Monday evening (5th August).   

The James Tait Black Prize is the UK's oldest literary award, but this is its first ever award for Drama, worth £10,000. The shortlist of five productions – including Kaite O’Reilly’s In Water I’m Weightless, another National Theatre Wales production – was chosen from more…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on August 5, 2013 at 22:29 — No Comments

NTW announces its Berlin period

National Theatre Wales’ co-production with DorkyPark and director Constanza Macras, Branches: The Nature of Crisis, is to be restaged at a popular forest in Berlin this August. Renamed Forest: The Nature of Crisis, the show will once again feature an interactive live-stream…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on July 11, 2013 at 10:46 — 1 Comment

TWO NATIONAL THEATRE WALES WRITERS SHORTLISTED FOR JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE FOR DRAMA

Two productions by National Theatre Wales – The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Tim Price and In Water I’m Weightless by Kaite O’Reilly – are among five plays shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2013.

The James Tait Black Prize is the UK's oldest literary award. This will be its first ever award for Drama, worth £10,000. The shortlist of productions was chosen from more than 180 plays.

Written by Tim Price, and directed by our artistic…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on June 11, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Wales Arts Review reports on NTW in Japan

With a grant very kindly given to them by Wales Arts International, Wales Arts Review sent their roving arts writer Gary Raymond to Tokyo earlier this month, to spend a week reporting on out Tokyo residency.

He has, today, published a fantastic bundle of blog posts on his trip, which you can read here.

These include a review of The Opportunity of Efficiency ("National…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on April 19, 2013 at 12:03 — No Comments

NTW wins seven Theatre Critics of Wales Awards

Smiles all round the office (and a few fuzzy heads) after a fantastic night at the inaugural Theatre Critics of Wales Awards, which were created by the Young Critics, who hosted a truly professional and celebratory evening.

National Theatre Wales is thrilled to have won seven awards on the night!

Here's a breakdown of them per…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on January 28, 2013 at 12:06 — 2 Comments

NTW Executive Producer Lucy Davies has been appointed Executive Director at The Royal Court Theatre

Lucy Davies, Executive Producer at National Theatre Wales since its launch, is to leave the company next year to become Executive Director at the Royal Court Theatre, London.

 

She will take up her new post in April 2013, joining Vicky Featherstone as she succeeds the Royal Court’s current Artistic Director Dominic Cooke.

 

Lucy worked alongside NTW Artistic…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on October 24, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

NTW Executive Producer Lucy Davies has been appointed Executive Director at The Royal Court Theatre

Lucy Davies, who has been Executive Producer at National Theatre Wales since its launch, is to leave the company to become Executive Director at the Royal Court Theatre, London.

 

She will take up her new post in April 2013, joining Vicky Featherstone as she succeeds the Royal Court’s current Artistic Director Dominic Cooke.

 

Lucy worked alongside Artistic Director John McGrath on the founding executive team of National Theatre Wales, launching the…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on October 24, 2012 at 13:17 — 4 Comments

Julius Caesar @ Stratford-upon-Avon - two spare tickets for TONIGHT's performance!

Hello all,

Someone I know has two spare tickets to see Julius Caesar at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon tonight, starting at 7.15pm.

It's had fantastic reviews - 5* in the Sunday Times and the Independent on Sunday - and this is its last weekend in Stratford before it moves to London.

The tickets are in Cardiff, and they're all yours - first come, first served!

Give me a ring on 07540 686…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on July 6, 2012 at 11:52 — 1 Comment

Are you interested in working in arts press and PR?

 

National Theatre Wales has a number of opportunities for enthusiastic, budding press and marketing officers to assist with our next three productions.

 

Anyone who’s interesting in lending a hand during opening week, while learning from the team about arts marketing and PR, is invited to send a CV with a covering letter explaining why they are interested in a placement, and how they think they will benefit from one to…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on June 22, 2012 at 15:29 — No Comments

BBC Wales Drama Award Workshops at Bangor, Aberystwyth and Wrexham 27th-30th April

Meet representatives from the BBC Writersroom and members of BBC Cymru Wales Drama and National Theatre Wales for a BBC Wales Drama Award Workshop:

Bangor

Thursday 26th April: 18:30 – 19:45

Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Main Arts Building, Bangor University, College Road, Bangor LL57 2DG 

Aberystwyth

Friday 27th April: 17:30 –…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 13:59 — 2 Comments

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