Anna Poole
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  • Cardiff and Birmingham
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What I do:
A little more about me:
I am a freelance theatre director. I am co-founder and director at otherMother, and am an artist on Platform with Theatr Iolo and the Park and Dare Theatre. I was an artist on The Birmingham Rep Foundry programme 2014, and former TEAM Assistant at NTW.
Cardif, Birmingham, London
Projects I’m working on:

Lady Lust performed and devised by Sarah Hamilton Baker, The Birmingham Rep, January 2016

Dare to Reimagine with Theatr Iolo and Park and Dare Theatre, 2016
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{150} TEAM Social

National Theatre Wales are opening the final dress rehearsal to TEAM members for {150}.  Exciting!


TEAM members are invited to join us on Friday 26th June at 7pm near Aberdare for the NTW TEAM Social.  This will be a chance to meet other TEAM members, see the production before anyone else, and have a nice drink whilst…


Posted on June 4, 2015 at 2:47

Opportunity - TEAM at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Would you like to go to the Edinburgh festival this year?  Well you are in luck!

National Theatre Wales are offering the opportunity for two TEAM members to head to the Scottish capital, and see shows on their behalf.  You will be there to support Welsh artists and companies, report back to…


Posted on May 18, 2015 at 23:00

MonologueSlam NEXT WEEK

MonologueSlam is being held on Monday 18th May at The Globe, Albany Rd, Cardiff.  Expect live music, DJ's, and a heated monologue slam with Wales' exciting acting talent. 

MonologueSlam UK is THE industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds and profiles, and is coming to Cardiff next week.  Sponsored by Spotlight and supported by National Theatre Wales TEAM, MonologueSlam is open to everyone. After…


Posted on May 11, 2015 at 4:05

Promoting Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage around Cardiff

Hi NTW Community, 

I am excited to announce I will be the Promoter for the Cardiff leg of Touch, Crouch, Pause, Engage which opens at the Sherman Theatre on 19th February.  Over the next three weeks I will be engaging with individuals and community groups around Cardiff to promote the show.  

A little about the production;

Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage is a new, touring, verbatim play that tells the story of two Welsh names bruised, but…


Posted on January 19, 2015 at 12:23

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At 23:25 on June 15, 2016, Rhoda Lane said…

Thanks Anna, I enjoyed the talk that you and Natasha gave at the DIFAW event on Monday in Swansea, very inspiring!

At 0:42 on December 15, 2015, Ray Thomas said…


My name is Ray Thomas and I am currently co-ordinating the Skills and Development programme for Everyman Theatre, Cardiff. I think we met some time ago, when you were involved with Dirty Protest and "Parallel Lines" We are based in Chapter Arts Centre, where we organise events and workshops, Club Nights, as well as rehearse and stage productions.
For the coming year, we will focus our workshops on Directing and aspects of acting (physical work, voice work, Auditioning skills etc) and now wish to build upon the success of an inspiring session led by John McGrath on 28 September. He talked about his experience as a Director, his approach and  work with National Theatre, Wales, then delivered a practical session with our members.
One of our aims in the programme is to enhance our current skills base - honing current skills of our members, or introducing opportunities for them to develop new skills - with Professional input from current practitioners wherever possible. Further aims include broadening our range of work and activity, which currently includes 3 productions in Chapter's theatre; a Summer Open-Air Theatre Festival in Sophia Gardens; Club Nights held on a Wednesday evening; and Everyman Youth Theatre. Our membership stands at about 140.
I wondered if you would be interested in offering us some paid Workshops on Directing and Acting. We are planning to offer these in our Club Room in 2016, probably on a weekday evening (Directing) for 2 to 2 1/2 hours; and a whole day - Saturday - (Acting) for up to 6 hours, plus a lunch break. We are probably looking at dates in March, April, May and June - depending on availability.
If you are interested in delivering some of this paid work, please get in touch and we can arrange to meet up for further discussion. Please let us know what your fee/s might be for such work and we'll see if our budget can accommodate this!
Past sessions have included work on original script-writing (Mark Jenkins); Stage Management and Lighting (Paul Towson); Directing (John McGrath). We have also arranged sessions on Devising, Podcasts and Radio Drama Techniques, together with some Community Outreach work with a workshop session for a Parents' Group from Ely, all of which were delivered by Company members.
We are keen to build further bridges with local Professional Companies and Practitioners, having been very involved with RSC's Open Stages, RSC's "Dream" Team 2016, and the RNT's Connections Project (Youth Theatre) some of which is ongoing. John McGrath also suggested that we approach NTW, to establish and further develop more effective links.
I look forward to hearing back from you soon.
Best wishes

At 8:06 on June 13, 2015, Hannah Nelms said…

Hi Anna. Thank you for adding me to the team. I have already sent an email applying for the Edinburgh Fringe representative opportunity. I am eager to learn more on that. I have also put 'This is How we Die' in my diary and hope to attend. Thank you again. Hannah

At 4:25 on June 10, 2015, Tobias Manderson-Galvin said…


At 3:42 on May 21, 2015, Jain Boon said…
Thanks Anna!
At 3:56 on May 19, 2015, Jac Ifan Moore said…

Thanks very much Anna, I'll be looking in to these


At 11:03 on February 13, 2014, Dylan JR said…

Hi Anna; I am interested in contributing as a writer to the e-mail I received from TEAM today but was unable to use the link provided . I therefore  thought I'd e-mail you directly to express my interest. I will also speak to Kelly (hopefully over the weekend if she's around) Good luck to you both with "The Drowned Girl" .



At 5:53 on February 13, 2014, Siwan Humphreys said…

Hi Anna,

Tried to email a response to the Team email address in your message re: new project but the email didn't seem to work? Perhaps a slight error in address or my server being useless- 
Is there a better way for me to show my interest in being part of your project?

Hope the urban mermaid is keeping you busy!


At 5:19 on November 26, 2013, Allan Williams said…

Hello Anna,

Glad Khethi enjoyed it. Next production for Loose Cannons will be March 2014 over the border in Ellesmere Port as part of their Arts Festival, again performing our own work.

By the way my new email address is


At 4:09 on November 26, 2013, Emma MacNab said…
Fab. Well maybe Friday? We could meet in Barkers and get a detox smoothie after my inevitable binge eating in the week before shows. That givves a few days after performance to get my head back into Skill Swap mode. If not then Thursday before lunch? X

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