April 2012 Blog Posts (63)

Pornography opens tonight.

So tonight is the opening night and we have been in Tech and prop madness for the past few days.

Pornography is a piece of theatre you will never see done the same way twice. Simon Stephens bravely writes...

'This play can be performed by any number of actors. It can be performed in any order'.

A challenge that Waking…


Added by Anna Poole on April 25, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

The Musician - A New Musical

****AUDITIONS**** for the main band within the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are now taking submissions for the following roles ONLY. 

JEFF SCOTT - Jeff is a tortured but talented songwriter. Playing age is early 20's. Very handsome. He will NOT be playing an instrument. We are looking for a a true rock/pop voice to take on this challenging role and front the band.

SEAN - The quiet one! Tall, thin and …


Added by Richard Burman on April 24, 2012 at 22:02 — 1 Comment


I was just wondering whether there are any productions in Wales heading to the Fringe this year who are looking for volunteers? I'm extremely interested in anything to do with....anything going up there. I can't find anything on the internet so far. Help?!

Added by Elin Williams on April 24, 2012 at 20:56 — 4 Comments

Sherman Cymru’s ‘Clytemnestra’

"When we've killed all the animals 

Men will be next."

I absolutely love Greek Tragedy. Drama based on human suffering often provides fantastic opportunities for powerful, compelling staging, and being promiseddramatic story-telling from the former National Poet of Wales, Gwyneth Lewisand bold direction from Amy…


Added by Elin Williams on April 24, 2012 at 20:36 — No Comments

Incubator Project- Wales Millenium Centre


It's Incubator Project time again!

For you who may not know about the Incubator Project run by the Wales Millenium Centre, it is a fantastic chance for a group of people to play about with any ideas they have and show them all in front of an audience. 

There will be a showing on the 3rd of May at the Weston Studio, WMC of the work produced from the two companies who have been working ont he most recent Incubator…


Added by Buddug James Jones on April 24, 2012 at 20:31 — No Comments

Clytemnestra - Up and Running!


Well, it was 6 weeks ago that we embarked on rehearsals for Sherman Cymru's production of Clytemnestra, adapted by former National Poet of Wales, Gwyneth Lewis.

After our readthrough on the first day, which clocked in at a far-from-mammoth 45 minutes, I think a few of us maybe questioned whether we were going to need 5 and a half week…


Added by Matthew Bulgo on April 24, 2012 at 14:02 — No Comments

BBC Wales Drama Award Workshops at Bangor, Aberystwyth and Wrexham 27th-30th April

Meet representatives from the BBC Writersroom and members of BBC Cymru Wales Drama and National Theatre Wales for a BBC Wales Drama Award Workshop:


Thursday 26th April: 18:30 – 19:45

Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Main Arts Building, Bangor University, College Road, Bangor LL57 2DG 


Friday 27th April: 17:30 –…


Added by Catrin Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 13:59 — 2 Comments

Interested In Working Backstage?

Interested in working backstage?  The National Theatre Wales have a number of opportunities for backstage placements for our next three productions.

People interested in backstage work are invited to send a CV with a covering letter explaining why they are interested in a placement and how they think they will benefit from one to our TEAM Co-ordinator:   devindadesilva@nationaltheatrewales.org

The shows…


Added by David Evans on April 24, 2012 at 11:09 — 4 Comments


CASTING – Angelic Tales' PINK DIESEL. We are currently casting for MALE ACTORS to play 3 roles for a table reading this Sunday 29th April 2012 at Theatre Royal Stratford East (London). CALEB, playing age - 18, cheeky rogue/orphan. TERRY, playing age – 38, ex-con/opportunist, DYLAN, playing age – 38, ambitious/devious politician. Set in Swansea, all characters require WELSH ACCENTS ideally West Wales/Swansea accents. The reading is a submission for Team Angelica’s ‘Angelic Tales’ festival…


Added by matt harris on April 23, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning and Livestream chat with campaigners - Friday April 27th

This Friday, The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning will be performed at Connah's Quay High School. It will also be live-streamed across the globe.

I'll be watching the show online from my in-laws' house in Liverpool, and will be chatting to David House from the US Bradley Manning Support Network and Naomi Colvin from the UK Friends of Bradley Manning.

David is a friend of Bradley's (he features in the play, so it will be a curious experience for all of us watching) and…


Added by Tim Price on April 23, 2012 at 17:55 — 5 Comments

"Welsh gold and African diamonds”…the arch of a rainbow

Cheesy? Perhaps. Poetic? Most definitely. True? I believe so.

My name is Beca Lewis Jones and I am the Project Officer for Mzansi Cymru. Let me explain; I never go anywhere without a notebook and pencil case (my notebook is known in the office as The Bible and my pencil case is overflowing), I write 50 emails a day and receive 10, I am addicted to meetings, I am never far from a kettle and the boot of my car is full of props for school workshops.  All this is in…


Added by Mzansi Cymru on April 23, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Globalisation of NTW18

It's 2.20pm Saturday and I'm logged into the livecast for The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning.  The audio from the preshow is feeding through, while the onscreen message reminds me that the performance starts at 2.30.  The audio feed creates a real tension.  'This is all rather exciting' comments a guy called Rory in the livechat box.  I am incredibly nervous - as nervous as on press night for the show on…


Added by National Theatre Wales on April 21, 2012 at 15:00 — 8 Comments

Torchbearer Auditions

The MZANSI CYMRU project is looking for two professional actors as part of its VALLEYS KIDS/ WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE co- production ‘TORCHBEARERS’


The project is part of the Cultural Olympiad and brings together the communities from the South Wales Valleys and the townships of Cape Town South Africa in an inspiring love story told through drama, music, circus and dance.


This spectacular…


Added by Mzansi Cymru on April 20, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

A Bit of Pornography.

For the last three weeks I have been lucky enough to shadow Mathilde Lopez, director of Waking Exploits whilst she dissects and re-constructs the controversial play Pornography by Simon Stevens.

Here is a few sneaky shots I took early in the process...…


Added by Anna Poole on April 19, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Young Critics Review - The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning: Stunning Storytelling

Talk about different!

The experience starts as soon as you walk through the front doors of Cardiff High School; huddling in the stairwell before a girl with a walkie talkie directs you upstairs in small groups, to experience the journey to the auditorium – a well designed walk, where you are subjected to primarily unnerving sounds of war and army barracks, which contrasts dramatically with the adorned High School walls, proclaiming netball fixtures and displaying the colourful works… Continue

Added by Harriet Hopkins on April 19, 2012 at 7:19 — 1 Comment





Added by Daniel O'Gorman on April 18, 2012 at 18:12 — No Comments

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning: Live-streaming starts again TONIGHT!

The live-streaming of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning starts again tonight. You can catch it at nationaltheatrewales.org/bradleymanning/, at 19.00 BST.

You can also book to receive a reminder by clicking on the same link, but but you don't have to book a…


Added by Catrin Rogers on April 18, 2012 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

NTW TEAM on the Streets for NTW18 - My Personal Experience

Last week myself and other members of the Cardiff NTW TEAM went out on the streets of central Cardiff to ask people: "What would make you protest?"

Some people walked past us and ignored us, others took a flyer and a badge but didn't want to stop and talk and some people really wanted to tell us what would make them protest and hear about the show and National Theatre Wales.

Whilst out and about there were a few things that became apparent to me.…


Added by Sarah Jane Leigh on April 17, 2012 at 11:54 — No Comments

NTW seeks Digital Associate

digital makers, thinkers and visionaries: come and work with us for 1 year



Added by Lucy Davies on April 16, 2012 at 15:11 — No Comments

Call for proposals for Mid Wales Assembly

National Theatre Wales’ Assembly is developing into democratically- elected projects to be delivered across the length and breadth of Wales.

After an exciting first Assembly held in Adamsdown and Splott, Cardiff, and the second to be delivered in Carmarthen suggested…


Added by abdul shayek on April 16, 2012 at 14:33 — No Comments

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