May 2012 Blog Posts (73)

REVIEW: Minsk 2011 at Sherman Cymru

Hi all,

I have written a review of Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker as part of the Young Critics Scheme. It was performed at Sherman Cymru this week.


Please feel free to take a look at the review here:




Added by Bethan Natalie James on May 31, 2012 at 22:55 — No Comments

Instant Reaction presents Cancer Time by Gary Owen



Instant Reaction in association with Venue 13 presents An Edinburgh Preview of…


Added by Emily Rees on May 31, 2012 at 7:51 — No Comments

Zaraya- Assistant Director

Hi Team,

I am about to embark on the creation of devised piece with and by 4/5 Yemeni young women.

They are very exciting, don't have much theatre experience but an enormous amount of energy and ideas.

We'll work the equivalent of a week time scattered from the 8th June (next week) to 8th July in Cardiff, generally from 4pm to 7pm in Cardiff town centre.

The idea is for them to experience the process of creating a performance from the initial idea to a short…


Added by Mathilde Lopez on May 31, 2012 at 6:36 — 1 Comment

A Review...

Added by Terry Victor on May 31, 2012 at 4:38 — 1 Comment

Fear of Breathing - WalesLab

"I really want someone to deliver the message around the world that we are in a terrible situation here."

So this afternoon I'm in Rhosygilwen watching four actors (Matthew Bulgo, Matthew Aubrey, Gwydion Rhys & Rachel Helena Walsh) work with director, Zoe Lafferty. They're sitting opposite each other in two rows reading texts, tearing them apart, retreading them - pouring over the meaning and interpretation of each line.…


Added by Matt Ball on May 31, 2012 at 3:30 — 2 Comments

Asylum- part 2

Well, part 2 of the ‘Asylum’ project was a huge eye opener for me in so many ways.


Ummm….where do I start!


The main thing that I want audience members/players to experience in this piece is their relationship with their mind. It’s quite an intimate journey really. I wanted to put them in situations where their minds, instinct and response is tested to see how much we can trust our brains, how different we all are and ultimately, how mental health…


Added by Bethan Marlow on May 30, 2012 at 5:42 — No Comments

Show using words of 3 and 4 year olds finds natural home in Arts Centre renowned for experimental theatre!!

Don't know what to do with the kids this weekend! or just intrigued to see a show created using the words of 3 and 4 year olds (natural experimentalists and avant gardists) - then come down to Chapter Arts Centre and catch Theatr Iolo's RUBY RED TELLS TALES created and directed by Sarah Argent. It's suitable for 3-5 year olds and their families and anyone else whose interested in  theatre that is playful, mischievous, gorgeous, hilarious and in places very bizarre !! Following the…


Added by Kevin Lewis on May 30, 2012 at 3:41 — No Comments

Want to be NTW's Company Co-Ordinator?

As well as Finance Assistant, we also advertise this week for a brand new role on the NTW team - Company Co-ordinator - to hold us all together and keep us rolling. Details on our site:

Added by Lucy Davies on May 30, 2012 at 3:02 — No Comments

My Work Based Learning with National Theatre Wales

So are National Theatre Wales really as approachable as they claim to be?

Is the atmosphere really as relaxed as I experience it whenever I pop down to the office for an hour or two?

Is the staff really as friendly and nice as they…


Added by Christina Handke on May 30, 2012 at 2:30 — 2 Comments

NTW seeks a Finance Assistant

Like working with figures? Want to help NTW continue to move forward? Come and join NTW's Finance team, supporting the Finance Manager. For this role, we are seeking someone with relevant experience, who enjoys working as part of an innovative team and is keen to make a positive contribution. This role provides valuable central support to the work of this forward-thinking organisation.

For full information and how to apply please …


Added by Steve Grant on May 30, 2012 at 2:26 — No Comments

The Great Outdoors 2012: Roll up for Wale's First National Conference for Outdoor Performance this Oct: Stellar speakers announced & tickets now on sale..

Calling all Wales based Outdoor Arts Practitioners, Funders, Festivals and Venues - an important date for your diary! This October 12th Articulture Wales presents ‘The Great Outdoors 2012’, Wales’s first National Conference for Outdoor Performance, in Machynlleth, Mid Wales. 

Tickets are now on sale and a stellar speaker line-up confirmed including - John McGrath, Director, National Theatre Wales; Orit Azaz, Independent Creative…


Added by Articulture Wales on May 30, 2012 at 1:24 — No Comments

Political Theatre is important - stunning theatre deserves an audience

The International Committee for Artists' Freedom (ICAF) of Equity campaigns on behalf of overseas artists facing oppression and emergency aid situations.  Since its formation ICAF has taken up the cause of artists from many countries around the world facing hardship, censorship, exile, persecution, imprisonment, torture or even death.  Each case is assessed individually, impartially and apolitically and all decisions are based purely on professional and humanitarian…


Added by Terry Victor on May 30, 2012 at 0:39 — No Comments

Calling all Composers

An invitation from our friends at Rhondda Cynon Taf Cultural Services and Rhondda Cynon Taf Music Service: 



Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC Cultural Services & the RCT Music Service are…


Added by Jen Thornton on May 29, 2012 at 23:23 — No Comments


Last night I went to see the above.

It began with the audience being let into a room, thrust into an unruly world as actors moved around and danced and the music blared. Quickly, audience members realised seating was very, very limited and we all became a little but unnerved.

It was ultimately the sole feeling of othe play. We were constantly disrupting the performance aas the scenes took place around the cleverly designed set of scaffolding and decking. The design… Continue

Added by Cory Anne Shipp on May 29, 2012 at 22:18 — No Comments

Can theatre heal wounds and do soldiers have soul?

We are creating a show with a group of war veterans and their family members. It's a roller coaster. The stories we are hearing range from the terrifying to the ridiculous. American and British commanders squabbling in the Gulf desert, fear and paranoia on the streets of Northern…


Added by Re-live on May 29, 2012 at 18:33 — No Comments

Looking for actors for screenplay reading, Brecon.

I'm looking for two actors, preferably Welsh, to join a group reading my screenplay, The House of the Waters.  It's a rite of passage drama with the solving of an ancient riddle at its core.  I still need:

Mal, man in his seventies, a poet and philosopher, commanding, frail, devious and difficult.

Gethin, man in forties, tradesman, quiet, stoical, hidden depths.

There's no finance in place yet and this is not an audition or…


Added by Lyn Webster Wilde on May 29, 2012 at 5:29 — 1 Comment

hangar 858

The site for Coriolan/us this coming August has officially been announced - Hangar 858 - a decommissioned WW2 aircraft hanger in St Athan, South Wales. Built in the late 1930's, and beautifully directly engineered, the vast open space contained and framed below its sweeping single span cast cement ceiling is providing us with both a place to realise this work, and also a context within which we can start to locate it.

On our latest site visit we were accompanied…


Added by Mike Brookes on May 28, 2012 at 7:25 — No Comments

Fragments of Ash at Chapter Arts Centre

The last two performances of the critically acclaimed play, Fragments of Ash will be at Chapter Arts Centre on 1st & 2nd June. If you haven't booked tickets yet you can book online at: 

or... Phone: 029 2030 4400

It's been a privilege working with such a talented group of people: our performers, Tracey Briggs, Dick…


Added by Liz Gardiner on May 28, 2012 at 5:58 — No Comments

National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a promoter for #NTW20 'In Water I'm Weightless'

National Theatre Wales are seeking an individual with experience of events promotion and marketing to support our marketing campaign for NTW20 'In Water I'm Weightless' in Cardiff.

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, values and…


Added by Matt the Hat on May 28, 2012 at 4:30 — No Comments

A Diamond in the Jubilee Weekend

Two awesome pieces of theatre on in Cardiff this week.

Belarus' Free Theatre doing Minsk 2011 at the Sherman - then a few days later when you've had a chance to get over that - Fragments of Ash is doing two nights at Chapter. It's the end of the tour. Bring tissues.

Try and see both but if push comes to shove we'd really like to see you at Chapter - forget I even mentioned the Sherman.


Added by Terry Victor on May 27, 2012 at 20:40 — No Comments

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