May 2020 Blog Posts (11)

"The dreams are like ancient scripture, we treat them reverently. These are fragments of peoples subconscious" - Emily Laurens

Dream a Little Dream For Me by Emily Laurens

I have been living with dreams for 3 weeks now. Other peoples dreams. I dream about dreams. Other peoples nightmares have given me nightmares. In Wales May is a time when the veil between worlds is thin, Calan Mai, May Day Eve, is ysbryd nos, a spirit night, much like…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on May 28, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments

COVIDEO Episode Two: GAIA Now Online

At the border of a near-future Britain ravaged by climate collapse, a desperate refugee/outlaw/partisan is interrogated over his actions through the early 2020s, accused of Past Crimes Against Contemporary Humanity.

COVIDEO is an anthology web series written and recorded within households under lockdown. 

WATCH HERE:…

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Added by Lawrence Quilty on May 27, 2020 at 11:52 — No Comments

Go Tell The Bees Sunflowers Bloom!

It's been a wonderful week seeing the responses to Go Tell The Bees Mission 1 – our sunflower make!

On Wednesday, Key Stage 3 pupils at Cynffig Comprehensive School in Bridgend celebrated World Bee Day by taking on the mission. Their beautiful creations are displayed in the galleries below! 

They have also kindly shared their PowerPoint - a brilliant resource which gives a handy breakdown of the mission. Huge thanks to all of the pupils and teachers and…

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Added by Sophie Lewis on May 22, 2020 at 17:30 — No Comments

An open letter to our network of freelancers | Llythyr agored i'n rhwydwaith o weithwyr llawrydd

As you may have seen by now, NTW is one of the signatories of an open letter from a network of U.K. theatre companies to the freelancers who are the lifeblood of all our work. To find out more from us or to register your interest, email me at…

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Added by Dylan Huw on May 21, 2020 at 16:27 — No Comments

Launch of COVIDEO: A Socially-Distanced Anthology Web Series

COVIDEO is an anthology web series written and produced from home by Cardiff creatives under lockdown. Each 20-30 minute episode tells a stand-alone story from the indoors, either darkly comedic in feel or just plain dark.

In 'Episode One: Sell the Sooth', an advertising agency's call-out for creatives is answered via video call by a soothsayer. This first story is now live on YouTube with further…

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Added by Lawrence Quilty on May 21, 2020 at 13:32 — No Comments

"I’m really interested to see how the play sits in the current world" Matthew Bulgo - Constellation Street

Please tell us about the play, and what it is about

Constellation Street takes place over the course of one night in Cardiff, between midnight and dawn. It follows the story of four characters - a pub landlady, a taxi driver, a school teacher and a young girl - who are all stuck in their own personal purgatories. Their past actions are weighing on them heavily and they’re desperate to find a way of moving forward. This one particular…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on May 15, 2020 at 12:28 — No Comments

#DylanDay - CAITLIN on the BBC

Happy #DylanDay - you can still catch CAITLIN on the BBC. It’s a physical and powerful duet exploring relationships, addiction, jealousy, and infidelity.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p075mtbz

(photo by Warren Orchard)…

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Added by Laura H Drane on May 14, 2020 at 7:30 — No Comments

The Agency in Lockdown

Just before the lockdown our Agents had been working on their projects for eight weeks. They had developed a plan, budget and schedule for delivering their projects. There were four projects that were about to happen:

Mycelium - enabling young artists from Butetown,…
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Added by Gavin Porter on May 14, 2020 at 6:14 — No Comments

Sovenirs of a KIlling

We at Company of Sirens are excited by the developing online possibilities emerging by sharing the development of our new piece Souvenirs of a Killing. Working with Angharad Matthews in Berlin and members of Sightlife Wales are proving to be unique and thrilling collaborations.
Look out for the online material to appear. The piece is the second of our explorations into the the nature of grief and its connections to art. It follows on from last years…
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Added by chris durnall on May 12, 2020 at 9:54 — No Comments

Front Lawn Fools - Tackling Social Isolation During a Time of Physical Distancing

Devised Educational Theatre on the importance of social distancing as well as supporting those who are isolated and vulnerable.

Suzi MacGregor and Myself, Angharad Tudor. are both multi-disciplinary performers from West Wales, who have found ourselves back in their hometown of St David's during the Covid-19 lockdown. We…

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Added by Angharad Tudor on May 1, 2020 at 11:00 — No Comments

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