January 2015 Blog Posts (57)

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters - Touring September 2015

We're planning our autumn tour at the moment. 

We're reviving our highly successful double bill of Noel Coward masterpieces, Mild Oats and Still Life - the play that became the classic film Brief Encounter.…


Added by Adrian Metcalfe on January 31, 2015 at 23:30 — No Comments

Y Tŵr Canolfan Gelfyddydau Chapter Ionawr 30, 2015



Mae'r gofyniad o ddrama un act yw y dylai fod o leiaf yn cael celf ddramatig da. Adfywiad Aled Pedrick o Gwenlyn Parry glasur Y Tŵr yn gampwaith o fynegiant dramatig a llenyddol. Gyfrwys gyr ei fod yn amlwg ennyn diddordeb a fwriadwyd ac ymateb emosiynol gan gynulleidfa a gafodd ei swyno o'r dechrau i'r diwedd.


Catherine Ayers a Steffan Donnelly yn hudol wrth i'r cwpl mynd drwy daith bywyd, ond yr hyn a wnaeth o'n blaenau wrth iddynt…


Added by CHRIS HOWELL on January 30, 2015 at 9:40 — 1 Comment

The Tower Chapter Arts Centre 30 January 2015


The requirement of a one act play is that it should at least be good

dramatic art. Aled Pedrick’s revival of Gwenlyn Parry’s classic The

Tower is a masterpiece of dramatic and literary expression. Cunningly

wrought it visibly provoked the intended interest and emotional response

 from an audience that was captivated from beginning to end.

Catherine Ayers and Steffan Donnelly are mesmerising as the couple going



Added by CHRIS HOWELL on January 30, 2015 at 9:14 — No Comments

Teacher for R&D advisory group?

I am setting up a new R&D for a production this June called Pandora's Locker. 
I'm bringing together an advisory group that will help me shape the production and its main thematics around science/ biomedics, young people and opera/ performance. 
I've managed to identify most of the people I'd like to ask but I'd be keen to add a secondary/ high school teacher to the group, possibly a science teacher. Otherwise it could be someone who has particular expertise and…

Added by Laura H Drane on January 29, 2015 at 22:00 — 3 Comments


National Theatre Wales has been supporting and working with the amazing Blast Theory on the development of their Karen app and we are now able to offer 5 places in the Beta Testing of the project to members of the NTW Community. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an online theatre project in it's early stages. 

What is Karen?

Karen is a new interactive work by Blast Theory for 2015 developed in partnership with National Theatre Wales. Karen is an…


Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on January 28, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments

"If We Must Die" - by Claude McKay

"If We Must Die" by Claude McKay from OTHNIEL SMITH on Vimeo.

A poem from the Harlem Renaissance. 

Added by Othniel Smith on January 27, 2015 at 2:15 — No Comments

Tell A Tale Workshops

Stories inspire

Stories ignite action

Stories build bridges

We are all from stories and therefore we are our own stories. As part of National Theatre Wales community outreach programme, the Tell A Tale workshops aim to promote awareness of arts through drama,…


Added by Bevin Magama on January 27, 2015 at 0:53 — 2 Comments

Auditions for Actors and Extras

Casting calls now on To Be Seen

Added by Martha Shephard on January 27, 2015 at 0:39 — 1 Comment

Moving Rocks - Wales Lab project

I am in the planning stages of my Wales Lab project called 'Moving Rocks'.  

Dinorwig Slate Quarries

The rocky landscape is constantly in motion even if we can’t always see it.  Geographer Doreen Massey remarks that rocks are ‘immigrants’ which are passing through on their way…


Added by Kate Lawrence on January 26, 2015 at 22:31 — 6 Comments

#ntwbackstage - Opportunities to come and work with us...

Closing date is the end of this week!


Come and join National Theatre Wales as we embark on our next production…


Date Rehearsals commence: 7th April

Technical Rehearsals: 6th May

Press Night: 12th May

Final Performance: 23rd May

Location: Merthyr Tydfil




Added by Fiona Curtis on January 26, 2015 at 8:31 — No Comments

Artist Huddle in Aberystwyth

So here we are with our second of four Artist Huddles. These are events, programmed with the input of the NTW community, designed to support the development of administrative and business skills that contribute towards the professional lives of artists making performance work.

The next one will be talking place at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the 11th Feb from…


Added by Simon Coates on January 26, 2015 at 6:53 — 2 Comments

Quiz Master Needed for new TEAM event


As some of you may have read the new TEAM panel had their first meeting this weekend. At the meeting we discussed having more social events so TEAM members can get to know each other.

Some clever clogs came up with the idea of having a monthly TEAM quiz night- Lots of fun, lots of prizes and a chance to meet new TEAM members.

The quiz night will happen in different locations each month

We are looking for a quiz master for our event - It…


Added by Kelly Jones on January 26, 2015 at 5:30 — 2 Comments

Anamnesis Blog 3

I know this is severely late and now out of date - but it seemed a shame to let it go to waste. (I promise to make a resolution to become amore consistent blogger)

So this will be my last blog for Anamnesis 25.12. Firstly I would like to say what an amazing time I’ve had working on this unique show with such a wonderful team and company. We are now in the full swing of performance with only two shows left in the first leg of the tour!! Time has gone so…


Added by Luke Bevan on January 24, 2015 at 6:39 — 3 Comments

Promenade Theatre - a la mode or the theatre of the future?

Since graduating from University where we as all encompassing students where encouraged to look at theatre practices that broke conventions and went against the traditional notion of an end-on, fourth-walled performance, it has been highly appropriate that my first year in the professional world has been predominantly filled with promenade performances. This has struck me as very interesting because I have been working mainly at home in Cardiff, where although a lot of exciting and…


Added by Luke Bevan on January 24, 2015 at 6:30 — 3 Comments

TEAM placements - Training and skill development opportunities

TEAM are offering Placements on our upcoming production NTW40 in April/May in Merthyr Tydfil in these three areas . . .…

Added by Laura Fay Thomas on January 22, 2015 at 1:30 — No Comments

Actors Experience

Added by Life Venture Arts on January 20, 2015 at 22:56 — No Comments

Seeking an Assistant Stage Manager


Come and join National Theatre Wales as we embark on our next production…


Date Rehearsals commence: 7th April

Technical Rehearsals: 6th May

Press Night: 12th May

Final Performance: 23rd May

Location: Merthyr Tydfil


Job Title:

  • Assistant Stage Manager

Responsible to:

  • Production Manager and Company Stage…

Added by Fiona Curtis on January 20, 2015 at 6:01 — No Comments


The Wales Theatre Awards’ shortlist has been announced and there is no place for Tom – A Story of Tom Jones. Have those responsible for deciding the shortlist got it wrong?

All over Wales critics have had their say and our neighbours in England too have had an input. Let’s also not forget the audiences’ feedback which is arguably the most important. Are they all wrong and the caucus of critics that make the decisions right?




Added by CHRIS HOWELL on January 19, 2015 at 22:32 — No Comments

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