April 2014 Blog Posts (79)

Griff Rowland workshop!

Are you available on the 10th and 11th of May?

Would you like the chance to work the Director of Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Wizards vs Aliens and the Producer of Doctor Who Confidential?

LARCA are holding a workshop with Griff Rowland at our very own LARCA Casting Suite! 

If you would like the chance to work with Griff Rowland, contact us on 07779321954/ 07795667796 for more information or e-mail Gabriella on assistant@larca.co.uk!

This is a workshop you…


Added by LARCA Casting Suite. on April 7, 2014 at 10:36 — No Comments

Favela selfie

Hey everyone, 

so some of you will know that I'm out in Brazil this week working on the #playablecity programme run by Watershed, we've been working over the weekend, getting to know the local area and people, and I wanted to quickly share with you this photo from our trip to one of the Favela's. Rosie, one of the girls in my team, has just had…


Added by Katherine Jewkes on April 7, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments


Room to rent?  House/pet sitting?
A mature,house trained female, looking for a room or flat to rent. Just returned home to Wales, I am a writer, director and trainer.  I am also an experienced house/pet sitter and would take great care of both if you are going away. If you hear of anything please contact me  elainepaton16@gmail.com or  0798 529 6956
Thanks so much Elaine Paton

Added by Elaine Paton on April 7, 2014 at 9:35 — 1 Comment

The Good Earth - In the Rhondda

We've been devising our new show The Good Earth in the heart of the Rhondda for two weeks now. It's been sweaty, gruelling but mostly mad fun, as we improvise our way to creating what will be my first project in Wales since being one of NTW's…


Added by rachael boulton on April 6, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Modern Living is back! 3 nights only - one woman show

For £5/£3 conc. - 25/26/27th April 2014 

Explore the world of the new Angry Young Woman, daring to expose what lies behind the calm, pent-up surface of us all. Modern Living is brutal, barbaric, hating where it should love and loving where it should hate. Meet Sarah, the product of this 'Modern Living'.

If there are any taboos left to conquer in modern theatre, you'll find them here.

Rowena Moreno, writer, producer, director and star of Modern Living will be taking the…


Added by Dean Scurlock on April 6, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Artworks Cymru Energized !

Whew...a two day conference on Developing Practice in Participatory settings, ( Bit of a tongue twister that one) I was invited to attend this event by Devinda as part an NTW TEAM.So off to LLandrindod and the Metropole Hotel, lots of familiar faces. Susanne Burns the Artworks project Director was very welcoming again and has obviously listened to the reflections of artists and organisations had had been aproached by Artworks Cymru over the last couple of years .

Over 50 delegates…


Added by terry chinn on April 4, 2014 at 21:33 — 1 Comment

The Beginning

I've made it to the end of week one.

Starting a new job (and moving house in the same week (just in case I haven't drummed it into you enough) can be intimidating, especially for a drama queen such as me... but I have survived it and i am actually smiling at the end!

What has made this week so exciting and made the new job shock manageable is hearing from the NTW team about the productions I am going to get to be a part of. From RAW Material to Mametz and…


Added by Rhian Richards on April 4, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

new theatre Company Papertrail & its launch show Day to Go

Here's a link to an article about my new company Papertrail & the launch show Day to Go which opens tomorrow.


The show began it's life as a Wales Lab project and its been great to see it blossom. There's still a couple of tickets left for tomorrow's…


Added by bridget keehan on April 4, 2014 at 9:40 — No Comments

Bottled: the story so far...

Here's what we've been getting up to in the first half of our week in Aberystwyth working on Bottled:

Some pics of our process:…


Added by Matt Ball on April 3, 2014 at 10:05 — 1 Comment

Year 4 and beyond...

As I approach the end of my first week here at NTW, I thought I would say hello and introduce myself.

I've just started as Production Coordinator in the office and will be assisting the Production Department in many ways over the coming months to prepare appropriately for each production in Year 4. They are easing me in gently though...

I have been a Company Stage Manager many times for NTW - so walking into the office is not a new thing, but with this new hat…


Added by Fiona Curtis on April 3, 2014 at 9:44 — 1 Comment

Rhuddlan's Acquire Community Choir rehearse for BBC Wales & Mike Peters performance

Members of the Acquire Community Choir attended a special rehearsal tonight with The Alarm's Mike Peters at the Communities First building in Rhyl. We had a brilliant rehearsal and are gearing-up to perform with him at Horizons Sing when we'll sing with the Welsh National Orchestra at the Hoddinot Hall, Cardiff Bay on 11th April. The programme will be broadcast on 25th April at 9pm on BBC Radio Wales as part of the 5th annual BBC…


Added by Jan Miller on April 2, 2014 at 22:26 — No Comments

Young Critics Review: 21st Century Dinosaurs!

Award winning director and filmmaker, Chris Tally Evans brings his latest show 21st Century Dinosaurs to Chapter in Canton Cardiff where I caught it on the 27th of March.

21st Century Dinosaurs follows the story Oliver Jenkins, played by Chris Tally Evans, Edith Temple played by Lyn Street and Bob, played by Nureen Naz. The play follows Edith and Bob who openly discuss their visual impairments and…


Added by Sarah Finch on April 2, 2014 at 16:59 — 1 Comment

Deadline day for Emerging Director on Mametz!

Emerging Director: MAMETZ

This is a brilliant opportunity for new directors to spend some time working side by side with more experienced directors on a NTW show this year. The first emerging director position of 2014 will be alongside Matthew Dunster, working on Mametz.

National Theatre Wales will stage a site-specific…


Added by Simon Coates on April 2, 2014 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

The Very Impressive Cordydd at Carnegie Hall: A Match Made in Heaven for the also Impressive Weather

Prelude to my use of cliché:   Please don’t chop my head off - clichés have gained their status because they are true. Also true that writers are warded off using them directly, but indirectly, they serve as useful points of reference: so, here it…


Added by Leslie Herman Jones on April 2, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Why should I care about the drones? NTW ASSEMBLY CARDIGAN

'for human right'

'for your freedom'.

'for your future'

'you are heartless'

'for your…


Added by Buddug James Jones on April 1, 2014 at 20:55 — No Comments

Old School Coney

Added by Sara Davies on April 1, 2014 at 19:35 — No Comments

Dance for Namibia

Please sponsor me to Dance in Namibia!

I am Rhiannon, a physical theatre director/choreographer based in London. I have never been to Africa and I am not a trained dancer. My training is in theatre and I have produced many physical theatre/dance shows. This experience will develop my own technique and practice as well as allow me a fresh perspective on the uses of dance theatre. Before I go to…


Added by Rhiannon Brace on April 1, 2014 at 18:07 — No Comments

DIY 11: Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists

We're supporting Live Art Development Agency (LADA) with another year of DIY projects.

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.

Last year we supported a project led by Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari called 'Probing Elvis' which took a group of…


Added by Simon Coates on April 1, 2014 at 16:05 — No Comments

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