June 2016 Blog Posts (54)

Overcoming Disappointment with Moneyless Movements

It is a major factor in the creative industry that we spend hours upon hours developing ideas, calculating budgets and practical necessities and then writing up proposals, only to discover 'there was such a high quality of applicants'. 

Not this time, but 'we encourage you to re-apply next year'. 

This was one such…

Added by Darius Nash on June 8, 2016 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Scratch Sundays: MOIST by Neil Bebber - The Other Room, Cardiff, Sunday 12th June at 4pm

Come see a rehearsed reading of my new play "MOIST" at The Other Room, Cardiff this Sunday 12th June at 4pm. Featuring the brilliant Christian Patterson and Nicola Reynolds and directed by the amazing Chelsey Gillard.

And join us after for a Q&A where you get to decide if the play is spared, or fed to the lions. All for just £5. 

Tickets and further details here:…


Added by Neil Bebber on June 8, 2016 at 9:52 — No Comments

Four Brothers

Hi All, 

Have a performance this Friday the 10th at Carnegie House, Bridgend,  7-8.30 if you can come along,

Its based on true historical account from my Grandfathers memoirs of his time flying the Lancaster Bombers.


Added by carmen medway-stephens on June 7, 2016 at 8:12 — No Comments

Giving and Receiving Ideas

I know creatives tend to keep their ideas to themselves for fear of someone else nicking the idea and running with it. And I know you can't copyright ideas, which is scary when you've come up with something really exciting.

But I went to my first NTW TEAM Workout session yesterday, and in discussing other people's projects and ideas I came away with loads of ideas of my own. These weren't nabbed from other people, they just grew out of conversations about other people's work. And I…


Added by Jarek Adams on June 6, 2016 at 9:38 — 3 Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Aberystwyth Mon Amour

On Friday, we ventured up to Aber to film different shots for the promo of the show. The weather was absolutely fabulous - perfect for Patagonia Day...The sort of day that would make Eeyore worry for Esmerelda's well-being on the beach, and the sort of day that would make Sospan a VERY wealthy man indeed...

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for us this week - what…


Added by Adrian Metcalfe on June 5, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Before I Leave - A View from the Wings 3

Minimini ma minimini ma mini ma

There is a moment before every performance which is almost my favourite.  The whole cast come together on stage to do vocal warm-ups.  For me it is fifteen minutes where any distinction between principals and community chorus fades away. We get our tongues, lips and vocal chords round the sounds, consonants and vowels and a strangely marvellous noise fills the empty auditorium.  NTW sets out to create a community, and this is a time where I can…


Added by Nonn Vaughan on June 4, 2016 at 15:25 — No Comments

Before I Leave - A View from the Wings 2

Our lovely director Matthew Dunster left us after the Previews, his job done, and now ours really starts. 

The mood in the wings has lightened as the lines, moves, reactions and exchanges become embedded.  I know what is coming up and am ready.  In the first Preview I hovered anxiously, pages too early.  Now I wait discretely, tucked away but alert and ready.  The oiled machine, company and stage management, technical crew, actors and singers move smoothly into action.  There…


Added by Nonn Vaughan on June 3, 2016 at 16:10 — 1 Comment

Volunteers Wanted for Hijinx Unity Festival

We are looking for volunteers to help at this year's Hijinx Unity Festival. from publicity to design, stewarding to front of house, we need help with a huge variety of tasks and have opportunities to suit all time availabilities - whether you can give an hour or a week, we'd love to hear from you. More information on the voluntary roles can be found here:


We are in particular need of…


Added by Hijinx Theatre on June 3, 2016 at 12:17 — No Comments

Before I Leave

What a brilliant production! Congratulations to NTW and Patrick Jones for such an entertaining play. Patrick has tapped into so many issues arising out of the subject matter of Dementia. He definitely got the inner voice of all those affected. Though Welsh based this play has definitely got a universal appeal. While the play is truly entertaining I feel Augusto Boal would have been proud of Patrick subtly raising potential political issues i.e. the empathy / no empathy and cutbacks to…


Added by Tony Gallagher on June 3, 2016 at 11:45 — No Comments

Cardiff Scratch night 23rd June: Casting opportunity



I am looking for a mixed ethnic actor (confident to look and play a middle eastern/mediterranean character) preferably aged 30s or playing age; for a script in hand reading of 'The Work Programme' an anti government comedy debuting at Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival's scratch night on the 23rd June at the…


Added by Danielle Fahiya on June 3, 2016 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Feel Good Friday

What is my purpose?

What am I doing?

Those are questions I have found myself pondering over the last few months. As I suspect many others will ask themselves those questions too at some point.

Is it ok to not know what you're doing in life? Damn right it is!

As my nan always says 'Rome wasn't built in a day' and neither will our journeys. It takes time.

That being said I've chosen a quote from George Bernanrd Shaw this week

'Life isn't… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on June 3, 2016 at 10:21 — No Comments


Melanie Wilson and FUEL present, Opera for the Unknown Woman, part of Festival of Voice at Wales Millennium Centre next week. 
£5 tickets are available for NTW TEAM members for the 8th and 9th June. 

You can book on the phone/front desk/website with the promo code SCIFISHOW (the promo code must be written in…


Added by Kelly Barr on June 2, 2016 at 13:34 — 1 Comment

EIGHT MINUTES - A new play by Chris Harris

Newport Playgoers Society


EIGHT MINUTES [Press Release]

--A New Play by Chris Harris--

8th - 10th June (7.15pm) The Studio, Dolman Theatre Newport


'...I'm looking, Staring right into the heart of Friday night. It's pulsating, oozing, bleeding out into…


Added by Chris Harris on June 2, 2016 at 8:01 — No Comments

Summer Retreat with Lilo Baur of Complicite and others in Carmarthenshire: Places for Actors!


Join us for our first theatre makers retreat at Coed Dylan this Summer. Explore your ideas, grow as part of an ensemble and reflect your finding to an invited audience. Using Shakespeare’s themes of existentialism and authenticity as provocation led by Michael Attenborough and voice work with Morwenna Rowe…


Added by Elen Bowman on June 2, 2016 at 7:13 — No Comments

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