Hey John! So, so sad I couldn't make it to your celebration tonight - still can't travel that far yet but I'm working on that! I hope you have a fabulous night. I'm sitting here in a very rainy North Wales wishing we could just get beamed-up to the Castle Arcade. Failing that not being possible in the next few hours, we wanted to say that, without you and Devinda and the ethos of NTW behind us, Film Team wouldn't still be going strong. We've got masses of exciting opportunities to take us to the next level next year, and, crucially, we're linked to the incredible Tate Circuit programme at Mostyn now. It's all good! And it's all thanks to you all giving us so many opportunities - and masses of fun along the way. Thank you from the bottom of our Film Team hearts John - see you in Manchester - it's much closer! Have a blast - love ever, Jan, Adam, Euan, Addie, Ameila & Holly xxxxxx
Hey John. I remember chatting to you about NTW casting not long ago, and following up from that I've seen the breakdown Sarah Leigh put out yesterday. Again its a case of ticking boxes, army training, Cardiff base, musical/dance ability, etc. Really hope I get a chance to audition for ou guys this time!
Have been meaning to make contact since NTW began and a conversation with Carl Lavery has pushed me into action - he said 'I must talk to you'. I do find the approaches you have been finding in NTW inspiring and imaginative so its about time I got in touch! I grew up in West Wales and have been active making work as director and performer in the South West and Wales since 1996. For various reasons in the last 6 years I have been more engaged with teaching and research. I think it is time now to make work, be a practitioner again, I have a number of ideas which are perhaps 'at the edges of theatre' that I would like to develop, and am wondering how I might weave something into the NTW net(work). Could we have a chat sometime as I am not sure how my experience and skills best fit into the different channels of development you have at NTW? You can see some information on my profile page and my website is www.ailsarichardson.com Best, Ailsa
Hi John - didn't get a chance to say hello or even goodbye yesterday... we'd had a punishing journey down on the rugby train and were under pressure to shove back on to get home again - 2 carriages! can you believe it??? we survived standing for 2 hours and got seats around Ludlow... despite that, Film Team had an amazing time - thanks again to you all for a fantastic party!
Really interested in getting more involved with NTW, despite my age! Any advice about Group/s to join please? Acting and Directing work to date mainly with schools, Colleges, and some Adult groups, but keen to do more and to network! Have offered to work on a voluntary basis at NTW if appropriate and required.
Thank you John. I'm so pleased to have discovered this community, as living in London has often made me feel so remote from welsh roots and connections. It's great to see such lively creativity being used which I hope I can contribute to, both as an Actress and writer . Here's to a good year ahead for all
Great to see you yesterday. I just tried to send a private message re. poetry stuff, but for some reason it won't send. I have sent you an email instead - I hope that is ok. Please let me know if you don't receive it.
All the best,
Peri and I are in Cardiff on Wed morning if you have any time for a cup of tea and a chat? No worries if not. Let us know if your over this way or we'll try you again next time we are in the big smoke, Sarah
How you doing? Am back from my travels with the Strangers project and was hoping maybe we could meet sometime soon? Am actually in Cardiff tomorrow but am thinking that is too short notice... I could come in to Cardiff on the 2nd of March or if you are over this way doing anything for Passion then let us know or if you fancy a visit to one of our youth theatre sessions Peri could always hold the fort while we chat. Anyway let me know what you think. Hope all is great with you all at NTW, Sarah
just wanted to say thanks so much for the work yesterday - we love having you with us and it as a great way to start the year. I was impressed with the groups reflections on the play it really spoke of its power. I went online to check out Soul Exchange and I am even more gutted not to be coming as i know Kully from years ago when I did a show with Red Ladder - just heard her talking with Tom Payne but couldn't see/find her in the members list. I know how busy you are but please send her my love if she remembers me. Feel free to pass on my contact details as I would love to get in touch with her - though I know she will be very busy at this time. I was so excited when i heard that you had worked with her at Contact. Still there is always Rome... Thanks again John and of course to Hannah Miranda x
Hi John, hope everything is continuing to go well with NTW. Really excited for the upcoming Port Talbot show as that is a key area on our doorstep that we really should do more in and I live in the local authority so be exciting to bring an audience. We have lots going on with MUTM in the next few years and finally a semblance of core funding for the next 3 years so a little more time to breathe rather than write funding applications and hope to deliver the projects afterwards. Really excited about your plans for emerging artists and as a theatre that creates work with and for young audiences and who recruits lots of emerging talent I think it might be good to talk more about this. We have a couple of exciting projects you might like to know more about and we would like to pick your brains on.Am away working on Strangers after Christmas untill early Jan but would love to come say hi in Feb if you have anytime? Hope you are going to get a decent break over Christmas, you must be shattered but thanks for helping to make Wales a really exciting place to make theatre, Sarah Jones Artistic Director MUTM