Below is a draft of an open letter from theatre makers in Wales relating to the recent attack on Freedom Theatre in the Jenin refugee camp, where our colleague Jacob Gough is general manager. Please feel free to add your signature through the comment box below, and/or to comment on the draft. The goal is to send this off by the end of next week to key Welsh and UK newspapers, the Welsh Minister for Heritage, and the Israeli Embassy in London. This is a small gesture of solidarity on our…Continue
It is not everyday that you are invited along to a party that begins at 10am. A party that involves a bottle of Cava by early afternoon! That is exactly what National Theatre Wales thought would be a fabulous idea to conclude their first year with all their new and established TEAM MEMBERS!
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month 2011 has come to end and what a month it has been.
The annual celebration event at Newport’s Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre (30th June) was designed to challenge while celebrating the contribution that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people have made to the local…Continue
Over the last year, National Theatre Wales, along with Catherine & Devinda travelled all around Wales asking questions to members of the public about their area. The aim was to to discover/create the ultimate question that could be answered through an organised event called…Continue
Added by Dr Tom Payne on July 27, 2011 at 13:34 — No Comments
Hope your enjoying your week so far.
Just a quick reminder that in Monkey Bar tonight we will be holding the second Scratch That Itch event.
The event is free (although donations are welcome) and will be held upstairs in Monkey Bar Swansea.
Again we have lots of original pieces for you all to take a gander at and the performers are looking for your feedback
in order to help the development of the piece. I've seen the line up and I'm excited to see what people have to…
We just received this news from Jacob Gough (production manager on Outdoors and Village Social, and a member of Freedom Theatre in Jenin):
Last night at 3am in the morning the Freedom Theatre was attacked by the Israeli Army and members of the theatre were arrested from their homes.
Here's one of many…
Taking a break during week 2 of rehearsals, Edinburgh native Iain talks about the process so far...
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Added by Catrin Rogers on July 26, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments
Thanks to everyone who got in touch to put their names in the hat for the spare room in the NTW apartment over the weekend of the Edgelands Flash Conference in Edinburgh.
Edgelands is an event being organised by Forest Fringe - the truly excellent innovators behind the revival of the free strand of the Edinburgh Festival, and general purveyors of good…Continue
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A nice review from Media Wales.
Come and join us. Tickets from www.everymanfestival.co.uk
Added by Simon H West on July 23, 2011 at 9:41 — No Comments
Do you love reading? If so, we want to read with you!
Bring a book you love and want to share aloud and join in with a unique reading aloud event that takes place in public spaces around Cardiff. Everyone welcome!
Added by Leona Jones on July 22, 2011 at 17:46 — No Comments
After hearing about the recent research and development that will be going into the role of the internet within theatre, I came to wonder to what extent the internet can be involved.
Is there scope for back-story to be developed through social media sites, ie. characterised twitter pages (thus proving an elaborate online version of a programme that can simultaneously solidify the idea of character and setting to both the potential audience, and the actors)?
Places available at social media training that is run in Cardiff and Caernarfon next week by our company NativeHQ, which often works with NTW.
Caernarfon (in Cymraeg, with Carl Morris): Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th
Cardiff (in English, with Tom Beardshaw): Thursday 28th & Friday 29thContinue
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ALL SEATS UNDER COVER!
"I see two husbands or mine eyes deceive me ."
Separated at birth by shipwreck, two sets of estranged twins unwittingly cross paths in the same seaside resort.
Hotly pursued by jealous wives, predatory landladies, dodgy salesmen, and even the odd nun or two, the inevitable mistaken…
Added by Simon H West on July 21, 2011 at 15:48 — No Comments
Gypsy Ways is a film made with young people from the Shirenewton Gypsy and Traveller site in Cardiff. It uses a combination of animation and live-action to follow the reminiscences of Laurel Price as she recalls growing up in a traditional Vardo and her life on Leckwith Common in Cardiff in the 1970′s before setting on the permanent site of Rover Way in the docklands of…Continue
Recently the Young Critics were invited to the National Rural Touring Forum and as part of the conference 5 showcases were staged. During these showcases we saw a total of 22 snippets of shows and I've idiotically decided to review EVERY one of them in 100 words or less. See my attempt at:
On the site you can also see my…Continue
It's 2011 and the smell of scandal is in the air.
A 24 hour news cycle is obsessed with the underhand and the corrupt. The tabloids, the politicians, the police, the private investigators - but who is writing the plays about it?
Well, Dirty Protest will be this summer.
Celebrating its fourth birthday the Welsh theatre company returns with a night of new…