July 2009 Blog Posts (59)

Ideal entertainment for the end of the world.

Social acpuncture
interesting stuff.

Added by Phillip Mackenzie on July 29, 2009 at 5:20 — No Comments

Flurry of Florence, Chapter Arts centre THIS FRIDAY and SATURDAY

Ludus Ludius’ Flurry of Florence Improvised Theatre Production

Improvisation at its Bravest: A Full-length play

With the full theatrical experience of a grand story with music, costume, lighting and set that doesn’t normally come with impro. Ludus Ludius creates theatre through improvised playfulness at Chapter Arts Centre on 31st July to 1st August.

Ludus Ludius are an upcoming theatre group that is pure improv to its core. Aspiring to go onstage with… Continue

Added by Nathan Keates on July 28, 2009 at 4:03 — No Comments

NYTW Writing course and WOW on the Waterfront

As I was reading through the blogs I was thinking about what I could possibly contribute? These wonderful stories and reviews and what am I doing at the moment?

What could I tell people about?

After the inital doubt I realised not only do I have quite a bit going on that is interestingly theatre based, (in fact all the interesting things in my life are as it turns out, theatre based) but just today I returned from a fanastic weekend at the Urdd at the Millenium Centre in… Continue

Added by Bethany Seddon on July 26, 2009 at 11:45 — 1 Comment

The Great Welsh Musical?

Spent an enjoyable Saturday evening at Bridgend Youth Theatre's very good production of Gypsy. I have to admit it didn't seem an obvious choice of show for a youth theatre to me - a very American musical featuring a middle aged lead role and a bunch of strippers (the last time I saw it was on Broadway with Tyne Daly in the lead role); but the key to a successful musical comedy production is often sheer discipline and hard work, and Brigend Youth Theatre showed they have the guts and dedication… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on July 26, 2009 at 1:00 — 13 Comments

'Playtime With Us' review, Fair Play festival

They were amazing... It was gob-smacking... and utter filth.

Ok, I'll explain. We got there and they were all in the sun, thus the Main Stage of the Fair Play festival where we took to the stage at 3.15pm to perform 'Playtime with Us' was on dirt and gravel. We often were on the floor on the dusty ground that became our oxygen.

With Bristol Zoo and urination issues to wanting cake and dying from the sun's heat in the Sahara. We sang and improvised our way through the games… Continue

Added by Nathan Keates on July 25, 2009 at 5:18 — No Comments

Education and Participation Officer (The Riverfront, Newport)

I hope Nick and the team at the Riverfront wont mind me posting this.

The forms are on the Newport Council Jobs Page


Education & Participation Officer

(The Riverfront)

SCP 26-28

£22,001 - £23,473 pro rata

The Education & Participation Officer within The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre initiates manages and develops liaison and projects with the formal education sector. You will be required to commence in October 2009.

The… Continue

Added by Guy O'Donnell on July 24, 2009 at 6:15 — No Comments

Butetown from an international mancunian perspective

I'm on a Creative Visit with two other artists from Contact in Manchester. We are looking into a potential project in Butetown.…


Added by borhan mohammadi on July 24, 2009 at 3:00 — 5 Comments

Arts Development Officer, Youth Theatre and Youth Dance

Arts Development Officer

(Youth Theatre & Youth Dance) £24,402 - £26,016

Bridgend County Borough’s Arts & Culture Service seeks a dynamic arts practitioner to manage, co-ordinate and create youth theatre and youth dance activity throughout the borough. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing the award winning Bridgend Youth Theatre and Bridgend Youth Dance in conjunction with the Artistic Director.

For an… Continue

Added by Guy O'Donnell on July 23, 2009 at 10:12 — No Comments


Here we go again, good old Sky Arts 1. Not Theatre Live this time, but Theatreland, starts Sky 1, Thursday 30th July at 8.00pm for half an hour.

Part 1 goes behind the scenes at Waiting for Godot at The Haymarket, inc a peek at rehearsals. It looks like a series on the whole of theatre and the problems and realities of running a place, such as The Haymarket. The Radio Times refers to this as 'another straightforward documentary series'.

For anyone interested in all aspects of… Continue

Added by Stephen Alan Whitehead on July 23, 2009 at 9:40 — 5 Comments

Stanislavsky at Chapter

August 3rd - 15th. Chapter Arts Centre. Living Pictures are hosting a two week workshop with Bella Merlin (Author of Stanislavsky Toolkit - Nick Hern Books) and movement director Liz Ranken plus Robbie and Elen Bowman. Email livingpictures@btopenworld for more details. 2 places remaining. Text for the project will be Wedekind's Spring Awakening. Open to actors and directors.

Added by Elen Bowman on July 23, 2009 at 9:37 — No Comments

We are sending Matthew Scott to PeerGrouP 24h workshop in Holland this summer!

And I'll be going with him!

Added by Mathilde Lopez on July 23, 2009 at 6:41 — 6 Comments

First Day...

Hi, I'm Edith and I'm an intern at NTW. (And I feel like I'm introducing myself at an AA meeting right now!)

Just to clear things up, today is not actually my first day. I just thought it sounded better as a a title than '7th Day at 5.40pm'! Also, it's testament to the fact that I haven't had a moment to post on here since my first day...

I started my 4-week internship here last Tuesday. To be honest, I left the offices on that day thinking that I was in for a really… Continue

Added by Edith Kirkwood on July 23, 2009 at 5:54 — 3 Comments

DIRTY PROTEST: Theatre in the Yurt

Roger Williams' DIRTY PROTEST

Theatre-in-the-yurt, Milgi Bar, Cardiff.

Hard work and cups of strong tea have gone into this by curator Roger Williams, directors Steven Fisher and Lee Haven Jones, cast Lee Mengo, Gareth Pierce, Crisian Emanuel and Iola Hughes.

Our talented writers are Tracy Spottiswoode, Helen Griffin, Angharad Devonald, Catrin Clarke, Jon Tregenna and our CHERRY POPPER is Jamie Rees.

7.30 and 9.00pm,… Continue

Added by Ellie Carter on July 22, 2009 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

Hijinx's Autumn tour of GULLIVER by Kit Lambert, directed by Louise Osborn with music by James Williams

National Tour of Wales & England from Tuesday 29th Sep - Sat 12th Dec

In a unique and delightful style, Hijinx brings to life the weird and wonderful world of Gulliver's Travels, with its tiny Lilliputians, giants, mad scientists and even talking horses! Inspired by Jonathan Swift's fantastical satire, this biting new play explores the relationship between the mysterious Dr Gulliver and his tormented creator Swift, as they travel through the writer's unruly imagination and try… Continue

Added by Hijinx Theatre on July 22, 2009 at 2:45 — 1 Comment

Likely Story Theatre company looking for Director/Writter/actor

Cardiff Based theatre company Likely Story are looking for a Director, Writer/Dramaturge and an unconventional Prince Charming to help them devise a new adaptation of The Princess and the Pea. We are planning an innovative production, combining physical theatre, circus and live music.

The show will be aimed at children ages 7+ and the rehearsal period will include development workshops with 7-11 year olds. We have received funding from Arts Council Wales and John Thaw Foundation for… Continue

Added by Hazel Anderson on July 21, 2009 at 23:57 — No Comments

Dylan Thomas Fringe festival is on its way

Swansea Metropolitan university and Townhill theatre have become major sponsors in this years Fringe festival. Don’t miss this fantastic event!!

Saturday 24th Oct Fringe 2009 Launch

Monday 26th Oct Talent Showcase

Tuesday 27th Oct Comedy Showcase

Thursday 29th Oct Tempus Fugit - Songs from the Waterfront, Owls

Friday 30th Oct Andy Jones Songs from the Waterfront, International Film Night

Saturday 31st Oct Hidden City - Shell Shock Theatre, Glory Box Amy… Continue

Added by Beth Elen Jones on July 21, 2009 at 23:15 — No Comments


Come along and see Toad of Toad Hall this Sat 25th July-1st Aug at St Fagans Open Air Theatre. AA Milne's celebrated adaptation of Wind in the Willows promises to be rollicking good fun with its crazy characters and uproarious comedy. This mad-cap caper featuring foot-tapping songs is guaranteed to provide fun to children of all ages, from 5 to 105!

Performed by Everyman Theatre. Directed by Simon Futty. Music arranged by Alex Joannides.

For more info visit:… Continue

Added by Alex Joannides on July 20, 2009 at 23:46 — No Comments

My Research Trip

I’m in Wales for the week, hoping to pin down an idea. What am I looking for? Not sure. What’s my idea? I don’t know yet. Where am I going? The Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Anglesey, the Pembrokeshire coast. What am I doing here? Looking at the light. Recording the weather. Walking. Thinking. Talking. Hoping to find something. Hoping to pin down an idea.

A forecast:

The week will begin in the Brecon Beacons, somewhere high up. There’ll be flat skies, a cold front (very…

Added by David Harradine on July 20, 2009 at 9:30 — No Comments

Digi Arty Thingy Day

Am spending a day at the 'Do the Arts Speak' Digital seminar at Sadlers Wells in London. I was asked to speak on a panel about how National Theatre Wales is using social networking to develop its community. Some of the usual stuff comes up: 'What about people who just want to watch a show' 'how do we guarantee quality'... Not sure they are very interesting questions, and we quickly move on to discuss what is interesting - and how new things emerge when people collaborate and interact. Someone… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on July 17, 2009 at 3:05 — 18 Comments

"is elvis there?" - a short film by Neil Bebber (showing on Sunday at Latitude Festival)


My first short film "is elvis there?" is showing at Latitude Festival this Sunday as part of Ditto.tv 's presentation. If you're going to be there (and it doesn't clash with Tom Yorke's set) please come and see it!

If you can't make the festival, you can see it in low-res here:


Have a great weekend.


Added by Neil Bebber on July 16, 2009 at 2:08 — No Comments

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