April 2011 Blog Posts (46)

Young Critic's Review - The Passion

The Passion

NTW, Wildworks and Michael Sheen

Script and Novelisation by Owen Sheers

Creative Director Michael Sheen

Co-Directors Bill Mitchell and Michael Sheen

Over the Easter Weekend 2011


Reviewed by Chelsey Gillard

Photos by Chelsey Gillard,

except Beach scene by Scott Dale


Taking a world famous…


Added by Chelsey Gillard on April 30, 2011 at 3:17 — 3 Comments

The Passion - Young Critic Review

There was something different to walking along Aberavon Promenade on Good Friday afternoon: an electric atmosphere was building as hundreds of people headed to the furthest end of the promenade. It was to be the first of a weekend of events as part of The Passion, a play of enormous proportions.


 Conducted over 72 hours The Passion started and ended on…


Added by Rachel Williams on April 29, 2011 at 5:13 — 1 Comment

the passion

Last w/end,s performance of the Passion was absolutly INCREDIBLE;Thank you a million times to all those who were involved in it .

                  Anyone who did not see and experience it will forever have an empty space in their lives


Added by Martin griffiths on April 28, 2011 at 1:41 — No Comments

The Passion - #NTW13 - A transmedia production


What started with an idea to tell the story of 'The Passion' online in real time through-out the weekend, grew into one of the most exciting campaigns I have ever worked on.

Michael and Bill's vision to use the town as a set, with the idea to, use it's radio stations, fly poster sites, graffiti artists and video makers to tell the story allowed us to really push the boat out in terms of our thinking.

This viral campaign made the event unique in many ways constantly…


Added by Matt the Hat on April 26, 2011 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Michael Sheen, Baptism Scene, The Passion.

Added by mongo gushi on April 26, 2011 at 2:57 — 1 Comment


My Mrs, Kirsten Jones, and I saw the opening of Passion on the beach in Port Talbot on Friday afternoon.  What a fantastic experience.  We loved it.  To have got such a large scale production together with of necessity no practical dress runs, well ... what can you say!?  The set up with the town's hierarchy meeting the dark ones was ace, then the bomber, the appearance of christ, the sun beating down, the all round excellence of the acting, it was wonderful.  Michael Sheen is not just a film… Continue

Added by Boyd Clack on April 23, 2011 at 3:40 — 1 Comment

Branwen Starling - Review!


Branwen's Starling poster

Branwen's Starling

Adapted from The Mabinogion by Mark Ryan

Taking Flight Theatre Company

Tintern Abbey, Tintern, Monmouthshire, and touring

Review by Allison Vale (2011)

Cardiff's Taking Flight Theatre Company is an inclusive theatre company dedicated to staging beautifully crafted, accessible, outdoor touring productions. For their new tour,…


Added by Elise Davison on April 22, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Passion Play Promenade Shot of Part 1

Amazing start to the Passion! Family cried from the start haha! Can't wait for the rest. Proud of Port Talbot today :)

Added by Scott Dale on April 22, 2011 at 6:41 — 1 Comment


Following on from an incredibly successful event last year Newport’s Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre becomes the main focus for the annual celebration of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture in Wales in 2011.

The annual celebration on (30th June 2011 from 10am-3pm) is designed to…


Added by Isaac Blake on April 22, 2011 at 0:30 — No Comments

Prestatyn Film Workshop

We set ourselves the task of making a film in 36 hours and we almost completed it. I boarded the trian for Prestatyn at the 5.10 thinking about the two days ahead. I'd been prepping for the workshops but couldn't be too specific because, as is often the case, individuals in the group possessed different skills.


From speaking to the (genuinely…


Added by Gavin Porter on April 21, 2011 at 21:48 — 1 Comment

A Dawn Beginning

The Passion - NTW13 - began at dawn today with an unpublicised - but very well attended - scene on the far end of Port Talbot beach.  For the last week a camp of 'strangers' has been living in the dunes and this morning before dawn they processed to the sea and our story began.  You can find out more about what happened - and follow the events of the weekend as they unfold at our special NTW13 site: port-talbot.com  Bear in mind that - while… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on April 21, 2011 at 21:00 — 3 Comments

eco panto - tickets now on sale

‘A Panto in spring?’

‘Oh yes it is!’

Pantomime has gone green and is finding its roots in the forest.

A handcrafted outdoor performance combining the fun of pantomime with re-cycled goods and materials. Interactive performance, art, music and much more.

Professional artists and community volunteers from Wales, UK and Europe will re-interpret…


Added by megan broadmeadow on April 21, 2011 at 5:00 — No Comments

Passion Tickets available

I have tickets for Friday and Sunday that I can't use due to illness. If you are interested in using them email me



Added by Siân Thomas on April 21, 2011 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

Gavin Porter is amazing!

Final Day filming with Gavin at Talacre Beach AND a master class in editing - thank you Gavin! All the young film-makers had a chance at acting, camera, sound & editing. Weather was absolutely perfect both days and I hope to try and get the finished film done…


Added by Jan Miller on April 21, 2011 at 0:49 — No Comments

Bridgend Young Critics Scheme secures ACW funding.

Bridgend Young Critics’ Scheme secures funding

news image Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts and Community Development  Department has been successful in securing funding from Arts Council Wales to develop the Bridgend Young Critics’ Scheme which aims to develop and showcase the voices of young people, encouraging them to think critically about the theatrical or musical productions they see.

Rachel Williams, a young critic from Bridgend said: “Being a young critic has…


Added by Guy O'Donnell on April 20, 2011 at 23:52 — 2 Comments

Room to Read


Room to Read…


Added by Leona Jones on April 20, 2011 at 22:25 — No Comments

Desire Lines Young Critic Review

Desire Lines actors (pic Desire Lines Gallery)

Ian Rowlands Desire Lines


Desire Lines is a play that pulls open the lives of…


Added by Rachel Williams on April 20, 2011 at 7:43 — No Comments

1st day of filming for TEAM Prestatyn


Added by Jan Miller on April 19, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

One last chance to get tickets for 'The Passion'


We are offering you one last chance to get tickets to experience 'The Passion' this weekend at 12:00PM Wednesday 20th April an extra 50 tickets for each day will be released to the Box Office but do hurry as they will be in demand.

If you don't manage to get a ticket please remember that you can still experience the majority of the episodes across the three days as they take place in large open public spaces with good visibility for those who do not have tickets.…


Added by Matt the Hat on April 19, 2011 at 4:29 — No Comments

What is the role of the writer in creating new work?

This coming Thursday 21 April


Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

#egin2011 Forum Discussion 


This Thursday, National Theatre Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Sherman Cymru will hold an interactive, bilingual discussion about the role of the writer in creating new work.


As we come to the end of our first year of productions: 12 pieces of new theatre, in 12…


Added by Catherine Paskell on April 18, 2011 at 23:19 — No Comments

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