TEAM Critical Chinwag- The Drowned Girl

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TEAM Critical Chinwag- The Drowned Girl

Time: October 1, 2015 from 7pm to 10:30pm
Location: CHAPTER
Street: Market Road,
City/Town: Canton Cardiff
Phone: http://www.chapter.org/drownedgirl
Event Type: critical, chinwag
Organized By: Laura Fay Thomas
Latest Activity: Oct 2, 2015

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National Theatre Wales TEAM: Critical Chinwag!

CHAPTER

Market Road, Canton

Cardiff

CF5 1QE

At times funny, at times sad, The Drowned Girl is a one-woman play about lost youth, lost loved ones and mermaids. Join Kelly in a world where reality meets fantasy and let her share her stories with you.

Writer and Performer: Kelly Jones.
Director: Anna Poole.
Musician: Chris Young.
Producer: Olivia Harris.

- See more at: http://www.chapter.org/drownedgirl#sthash.hO0KQxo7.dpuf

 In return for a FREE ticket and some lovely after-show refreshments, Critical Chinwag participants agree to meet after the show and have a nice informal chinwag about the production. After that we ask that you tweet and/or blog about the experience and continue the discussion on the Critical Chinwag page: http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/group/critical-chinwag

 

You need to be an NTW TEAM member to apply for a ticket, so if you haven’t already done you can join TEAM here: http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/group/ntwteam

 

To reserve your space email: team@nationaltheatrewales.org 

 

We only have a small number of tickets for this show so it’s first-come, first-served.

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Sophie Herrmann on October 2, 2015 at 9:34

Critical Chinwag:

My first thought about attending NTW TEAM Critical Chinwag was how lovely it was to meet and chat to not only other NTW TEAM members but theatre community members I have lost touch. Also in attendance were some of the Dirty Protest Parallel Lines team. It is nice to see so many familiar faces supporting Chapter and the arts in Wales and especially the Dirty Protest lot. I was surprised to see Jonathan Dunn's name on the Thank you list as it appears this local film maker and cameraman/ director works with everyone and must never sleep! 

The play. I wasn't sure what to expect. This was only my second attendance at a one woman play and Kelly's previous work was not known to me before I sat down. I liked the way it was written. The content was sentimental rather than thrilling but relate-able- I'm sure every one can recall fancy dress costumes made from cereal boxes and maybe even a mermaid tail themselves! The stories of the fake Kellogs were entertaining, along with a few other laugh out loud lines which I won't ruin for you by quoting... 

Now for the critical bit-

Some of the mermaid/ sea metaphors washed over me a little too quickly (poor attempt there at doing a Kelly style ocean reference!) as the pacing was sometimes a little fast for me but the ASDA stories were entertaining and inclusion of other character voices was great. I liked the running section the most! 

Not sure why the technician was on stage as didn't feel like Kelly needed him there but other than that I thought the sound was beautifully subtle. 

Comment by Laura Fay Thomas on October 1, 2015 at 8:50

Hi Sophie,

Tickets have all been snapped up unfortunately, I'll put your name down on the reserve list

Laura

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Comment by Sophie Herrmann on September 30, 2015 at 23:06

Are there any tickets left? x

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