Call for ideas
Deadline 24th February 2011
bloc are extremely excited to announce an open call for ideas for our 2011 online commissions.…Continue
Added by Kathryn Lambert on January 31, 2011 at 15:32 — No Comments
The Soul Exchange
Venue: WMC and The Coal Exchange, Cardiff
Directed by: Kully Thiarai
Dates: 27th-28th Jan 2011
Reviewed by Chelsey Gillard
For their first production of 2011 NTW have created a thought provoking experience that forces you to question the past actions of a community and perhaps even your own…Continue
Although it has dropped out of the headlines Sana'a has also had demonstrations up to ten thousand strong.
One of the first Arabic opposition newspapers was published out of Peel Street, Butetown. Al-Salam was published fortnightly between 1948 and the mid-1950. A high proportion of ships' stokers were traditionally Yemeni so there were plenty of people able to smuggle the newspaper into Yemen.
When the Editor travelled to Aden he addressed a huge rally and…Continue
Added by Adam Somerset on January 30, 2011 at 10:08 — No Comments
The Soul Exchange
The show began as soon as you entered the building. Actors milling around. Mixing in with the audience. They would talk to you and you were swept up straight away in their stories and lives.
After I was given my boarding pass and had my picture taken, I got into a taxi to start my journey. The story was about a man who had come to Cardiff in search of his father, Abdi Mackmood. As the story unfolded I visited all the places that the young man visited while on his…
Hi Passion People,
Who do we contact to get involved in this exciting project? I'm the AD of 'Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company' which is a professional theatre company that creates theatre with and for young people. Our key areas are Carmarthenshire and Neath/Port Talbot. We work with all sorts of groups of young people from diverse groups and would be keen to get involved.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Added by Sarah Jones on January 29, 2011 at 2:56 — No Comments
27th & 28th January 2011
Location: site specific starting at the WMC.
National Theatre Wales have again pulled out the stops to create another piece of original yet extraordinary theatre, exploring another part of Welsh…Continue
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I woke up this morning with that feeling in my tummy. No it wasn’t the start of me getting ill! It was excitement!! It was the start of that adrenaline rush that I look forward to on the opening night of any performance. Tonight is the opening night of National Theatre Wales' The Soul Exchange!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I couldn’t be more excited. I am playing lovable busybody and long time Loudoun flats resident Vera. And what a fun character she is!…Continue
Added by Kelly Jones on January 27, 2011 at 13:03 — No Comments
Added by National Theatre Wales on January 26, 2011 at 12:56 — No Comments
Being AV tech on this production has been very interesting. The technical issues discovered in the R&D week were frustrating to say the least! ironing those issues out, finding workable solutions and having the confidence to move forward into the production period is a great feeling. The lack of sleep and uncountable amounts of swearing at Apple products seemed to do the trick. The biggest ipod problem to overcome was working in a 9:16/portrait aspect ratio. This way of filming left us…Continue
Added by Simon Clode on January 26, 2011 at 0:02 — No Comments
Devinda and I have spent a few days lurking around Aberystwyth in the gorgeous sun, basking in the promise of Spring on the West Wales coast. We had some excellent meetings with Aber locals wanting to get involved in the Aberystwyth Assembly and…Continue
Added by Catherine Paskell on January 25, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments
This week, I'm very busy rehearsing to be in National Theatre Wales's SOUL EXCHANGE, in which I play a 1930s nan from Butetown/Tiger Bay. It's a really interesting exsperience, meeting people from all walks (and runs, and sprints, and -in my case, stumbles - of life)! Specifically, I am working with an actress…Continue
"Following the disproportionate cut in the revenue funding of Hijinx Theatre we call upon the National Assembly of Wales to urge the Welsh Government to ensure sufficient funding is available so that the exemplary and ground breaking work undertaken by Hijinx is not threatened . This unique welsh company has spent 30 years developing opportunities for people with learning difficulties to be included at all levels and this cut will result in a serious reduction in their current…Continue
Added by Kat Jones on January 23, 2011 at 21:16 — No Comments
Hope you might be able to make it!
It's been a very exciting week as our next three shows have all been at crucial points in their development
The Soul Exchange is all set to explore the streets of Butetown in the coming week. It's an extraordinary project - a kind of journey-installation involving a huge range of people and creative elements. It's hard for any of us to know exactly what it will be like to experience for an audience as the elements don't really all come together until the audience is there! …Continue