February 2012 Blog Posts (56)

Somaliland Independance.

Hi All

Just to update you on an amazing day out, where we had members of the NTW team and Poets from De Gabay Project taking part in…


Added by Salaban Mohamed (known as Yusuf) on February 28, 2012 at 6:19 — No Comments

Young Critics’ scheme leads to career success

A scheme designed to enhance the critical writing skills of local young people has helped a Bridgend resident secure her dream role. Rachel Williams has recently been awarded the post of stage editor at Buzz magazine. Rachel has been attending the Bridgend Young Critics’ Scheme run by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts and Community…


Added by Guy O'Donnell on February 27, 2012 at 23:22 — 1 Comment

Word4Word 'Ideals'

Word4word February 2012 from Jorge Lizalde on Vimeo.

Some pictures from our #ntw17 themed Word4Word. Catch some of these artists performing at the NTW Social night on Friday 2nd March, in the Sherman foyer after the…


Added by Devinda De Silva on February 27, 2012 at 23:13 — No Comments

Want to do a workshop with Complicite, Hoipolloi or Ockham's Razor? Then check out The Hijinx Residencies...

Calling all actors and performers!  Do you want to work with some of the top theatre companies in the UK?  Want to expand the range of skills on your CV?  If so, The Hijinx Residencies are for you.


From March 2012 to April 2013, Hijinx Theatre will be hosting a series of workshops for students & professionals in the performing arts given by some of the UK’s leading theatre companies and practitioners. …


Added by Hijinx Theatre on February 27, 2012 at 22:51 — 7 Comments

As one script closes...

"As one script closes another opens".  Last week I finished an intense 8 week workshop working on The Tempest. It was a great experience and ended with 3 back to back performances to a range of audiences. A short weekend later and and as one script has been 'put to bed' another crisp white, untouched script is to be opened. A children's theatre project is next in line where I will undergo another intense 6 week course devising some of the works of Hans Christian Anderson with the director…


Added by Thomas on February 27, 2012 at 10:57 — No Comments

Call for proposals for Assembly 2 - West Wales

After an exciting first call for proposals and an amazing voting phase, National Theatre Wales are currently accepting submissions for ideas for 'Assembly 2'.

The new ‘Assembly’ is developing into democratically elected projects to be delivered across the breadth & width of Wales.

The process requires local people, companies & groups to suggest project ideas, from which three will be shortlisted.  The shortlisted ideas will then go through a two week online public…


Added by abdul shayek on February 27, 2012 at 6:40 — No Comments

Pop-Up Shop.

Today we opened our TEAM pop-up shop in the food quarter of St. Davids 2 to promote A Provincial Life which kicks off on Thursday at 7.30pm in the Sherman Theatre.

Come along to see interviews with the ensemble of A…


Added by Anna Poole on February 27, 2012 at 6:19 — No Comments

New Products Launched Today

Two new products have arrived in the National Theatre Wales Shop today. 

You can now own your very own copy of our beautiful Year 2 Poster, printed on quality paper with a real high-art feel to…


Added by Jen Thornton on February 24, 2012 at 4:00 — No Comments

National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a Promoter for #NTW18 'The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning'

National Theatre Wales are seeking an individual with experience of events promotion and marketing to support our marketing campaign for NTW18 'The Radicalisation Of Bradley Manning' throughout Wales.

The Promoter will be work closely with National Theatre Wales Communications Director, TEAM Co-ordinator, creative teams and venue staff to develop innovative ways to promote our shows locally and to ensure a unique audience experience in line with National Theatre Wales vision,…


Added by Matt the Hat on February 23, 2012 at 3:58 — No Comments

BBC carries photographs of Welsh performance buildings

Just spotted this and I thought it would be good to share here: Architect Rob Firman, who worked on the Millenium centre in Cardiff has travelled around Wales exploring all the theatres and performance buildings in Wales.

Expecting to to find around 30, he eventually documented 111 still standing, and another 46 which had been demolished!!

The BBC have published a series of photographs on their website - I recommend a…


Added by Tom Beardshaw on February 22, 2012 at 23:07 — 1 Comment

NTW 20 - In Water I'm Weightless

It’s not easy keeping the momentum of a show going when the research and development week is 6 months before rehearsals start. I am so looking forward to working with the fabulous In Water I’m Weightless company again but it’s a challenge to find a way to keep us connected, especially when everyone is so busy working on other projects.  But as my role as assistant…


Added by Sara Beer on February 22, 2012 at 5:32 — No Comments

Volts Artz

Hi every Tuesday I present and produce an arts programme on internet radio called Volts Artz which broadcasts on www.thevoltsshow.com 9 to 10 pm. The programme tries to help unsigned musician, artists, actors and  new authors as well as celebrating the arts in Wales and on the International stage. This weeks guest being well-known bass player Herbie Flower who played with Blue Mink and Sky and is a frequent visitor to Wales, because his brother now…


Added by Wyn Thomas on February 21, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Sgint review

'Sgint' by Bethan Marlow at the Sherman Theatre, Director Arwel Gruffydd, Tour started at the Sherman Theatre between 07-11 of Febuary 2012 before moving onto

  • Galeri, C'ernarfon 21-24 February
  • Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan 28-29 February
  • Theatr Hafren, Newtown 03 March
  • Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen 06-07 March
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre 09-10 March 2012

Bethan Marlow's new verbatim play 'Sgint' about the effects of the current economic…


Added by Sion Meilir on February 20, 2012 at 22:32 — 1 Comment

Are we there yet?

I always look forward to site visits. Even when they are likely to end in disappointment, they are still revealing. The collective decision to step beyond the theoretical that provokes them is always helpful in itself. Looking for somewhere to meet, a place where our intentions might actually happen - in reality - requires a pragmatic engagement with what we might really be doing that can only clarify.

It is always what things are, in their actuality, rather than what they may or may…


Added by Mike Brookes on February 20, 2012 at 3:44 — 1 Comment

Go easy on me, it's my first time...

There truly is a first time for everything – this, for example, is the first time I’ve written a blog.  So please excuse its timid beginnings which will no doubt shift rapidly into my tidal wave - rather than stream - of consciousness.  I’ll get the hang of it, I promise.  Earlier in January it also marked the first time I met with a performance space in Splott, at the Eastmoors Community Centre.  Previously unknown to me and in rather personally unchartered territory within Cardiff –I climb…


Added by Ruth Stringer on February 19, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Working on 'A Provincial Life'.

Rehearsals for a Provincial life have come to the end of the third week and the vibe in the rehearsal room is 'it's a big undertaking!'. I was listening into conversations earlier to hear comments like 'it's a huge play... there's alot of props...it's going to be interesting logistically...'. I walked away from my eavesdropping with a little smile on my face.

The scale and detail in this production is what has made my experience as assistant to Peter so incredible. Or put more…


Added by Julia Thomas on February 17, 2012 at 12:11 — 1 Comment


Hello, here is my first review for young critics... 



Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru


Review by Efa Blosse-Mason

The play ‘Sgint’ is a Welsh language play, written by Bethan Marlow and directed by Arwel Gruffydd, exploring the effect money can have on people’s lives. Concentrating on the working class, it created a gloomy picture of a struggling community in Caernarfon. It was very unusual, for all the…


Added by Efa Grug Blosse-Mason on February 17, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Production opportunity

Hello, I've been asked to pass along the following information (see below). Basically, The Yard theatre in East London has a number of opportunities for productions this year. It's programming its main season at the moment but will also be hosting a couple of short festivals, including The Theatre of Great Britain in which they would particularly like some Welsh representation.

From a personal point of view, I wrote the libretto for a show there last year (Manga Sister with…


Added by Alan Harris on February 17, 2012 at 3:28 — No Comments

Adolygiad 'Sgint' gan Bethan Marlow/ Bethan Marlow's 'Sgint'- A review.

Rwyf eisioes wedi  mynegi’r barn y dylai theatr gofyn cwestiynnau  a chyfleu materion y byd. Un o’r argyfyngau  economaidd ar hyn o bryd yw’r codiad o ddiweithdra, ac felly y problem o dlodi,  a dyma mae Bethan Marlow yn ceisio dangos yn ei gwaith newydd hi, ‘Sgint’.…


Added by Elin Williams on February 17, 2012 at 1:46 — 4 Comments

Performers/Poets/Writers Invited

In celebration of Dickens' 200th birthday, and in conjunction with World Book Day, Jam Bones and Chapter are pleased to present:

Dickensian Twist!…

Added by Mab Jones on February 17, 2012 at 0:41 — No Comments

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