NTW17 - A Provincial Life

One of Wales' greatest writers and directors, Peter Gill, returns to his native city with a portrait of provincial life in 1890s Russia.

Based on Chekhov's poignant short story, A Provincial Life follows one young man's struggle to exchange his privileged position for the life of a worker.  This painful, lyrical play dramatises the search for equality in a way that resonates deeply today.

Location: Sherman Cymru, Cardiff
Members: 76
Latest Activity: Oct 7, 2015

We've Storified the journey of NTW17 A Provincial Life, and collated Tweets and other content to do with the show. It will be updated right through the process and be available after the show to look back on the production. 

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Comment by Anna Poole on March 9, 2012 at 5:05

Here are just a handful of the comments from this weeks run...

Extremely engaging!

Beautiful, beautiful, sad and Glorious. Thank-you.

Wonderful. Full of humor and classic lines.

Comment by Jen Thornton on March 5, 2012 at 3:06

Production Images: 

Comment by Anna Poole on March 4, 2012 at 9:59

Here are some reactions from the audience at A Provincial Life's NTW Social on Friday night .

Comment by Christopher Morgan on March 2, 2012 at 21:18

Simplicity, integrity and a subtle theatricality. Perhaps some will find it over-long and the ending may, as yet, need some tweaking - but trusting the words and trusting the performers, Peter Gill is a Master Craftsman working in his hometown - Magic!

Comment by Anna Poole on February 24, 2012 at 0:58

I had the pleasure of meeting some of the ensemble for A Provincial Life on Wednesday. Here is John Atkinson with how he got invovled and his thoughts on Peter Gill

Comment by Julia Thomas on February 17, 2012 at 12:24

I have written a blog about working on 'A Provincial Life'. Here it is:

Comment by Jen Thornton on February 16, 2012 at 5:20

John, a member of the Ensemble for the show, has written a blog post about the costume fittings this week. Read it here

Comment by Jen Thornton on February 16, 2012 at 4:36

The Ensemble had their second rehearsal last week. Here's Ensemble member John Williams with a little round up: 

Comment by Jen Thornton on February 16, 2012 at 4:33

Nick Shaw (Misail) and Alex Clatworthy (Maria) chat about their characters: 

Comment by National Theatre Wales on February 14, 2012 at 1:23

Great to visit rehearsals yesterday.  Saw the first two big scenes on their feet.  The precision and thought with which each line of the show is explored is inspiring to watch.  This will, I am confident, but a truly fine, and finely-tuned, piece of work.


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