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And They're Off... Marc Rees and Sian Thomas start their Road Trip!

Off they go in their little red hired car...

Marc Rees is a fantastic visual artist who produces exciting site-specific projects, curating the work of international and Welsh artists. This week, he is on a 5-day road trip around Welsh coastal towns with his producer, Sian Thomas. Sian is the designated driver. Marc was the designated sandwich buyer.

They are on a Creative Visit for NTW, exploring different places… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on June 15, 2009 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

National Theatre Wales seeks Communications Director

We're advertising this week for a Communications Director to join the NTW team. If you're a visionary marketing strategist and want to communicate our message and our work within Wales and beyond then do apply. Advert hereby. For more info email - deadline is July 3rd.

Added by Lucy Davies on June 15, 2009 at 15:58 — 1 Comment

Get Organised! (And Change Everything)

Do you remember the image of Jesse Jackson during Obama's acceptance speech last year? Tears of pride involuntarily rushing to the face of this now-elder-statesman of the Civil Rights era, as a man he had sometimes disagreed with achieved the dream that Jackson had dared voice - a black man in the White House. Most people, whatever their politics, must have had at least one 'Jesse Jackson moment' during the Obama campaign last year; a moment when tears welled up as the significance of it all… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on June 14, 2009 at 15:30 — 5 Comments

Can artists humanise the global environmental challenge?

Yes they can!

Since 2003, groups of artists, writers, & scientists

have been sailing to the Arctic to experience

the effects of climate change first hand. No doubt the

coolest - in every sense of the word - artistic responses

to the climate challenge today, these expeditions,

intend to 'stimulate the production of art founded in scientific research' and move the cultural, social, and economic problem of climate change beyond scientific… Continue

Added by Deborah Powell on June 12, 2009 at 1:00 — 2 Comments

Dream in the woods

Taking Flight Theatre fast approaches its' rehearsal period for A Midsummer Night's Dream to be performed, first off, at its' "spiritual home" at The Stackpole Estate near Pembroke in West Wales.

As well as running residential drama workshops with physically disabled participants, Taking Flight also creat integrated, accessible performances in rural spaces. The National Trust have supported us, amazingly, and are again providing us with accommodation and, more importantly, access to… Continue

Added by Taking Flight Theatre on June 11, 2009 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

'Lili' at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

New theatre group Teflonstage is premiering 'Lili' at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl on 19th and 20th June at £7.30pm. Tickets £9.50 (concessionary tickets £7.50) Box Office 01656 815995. Director: Jamie Lee of actorsworkshop, Cardiff. Ass't Director: Gary Knowles. Music Dir: Michael Plowman. Choreography: Margaret Lawrence-Waters.

'Lili' relates the story of 'Lili Marlene', a worldwide hit in spite of vigorous opposition from Joseph Goebbels and some from the BBC's Dance Music Policy… Continue

Added by Anthony Childs-Cutler on June 11, 2009 at 11:11 — No Comments


Myself and a few friends at the Sherman are about the embark on a mission to Italy, our aim to bring together Oedipus and Antigone, and create a headache! :o)

This small grain of an idea was created by Phil Mackenzie, and since this little explosion in his head full on many ideas, we have booked our tickets to Italy and are getting ready to perform in a beautiful castle in Bologna. Although we only have 3 weeks till we leave and have not actually started rehearsals yet I have full… Continue

Added by Catherine Capelin on June 10, 2009 at 13:56 — 2 Comments

People are more likely to watch a play if they know somebody in it!

How do you market a new theatre company on a small budget? How do you raise awareness and increase attendance at the opening performance? These are challenges a new theatre company in Australia faced. An independent theatre company called: Spirithouse Theatre Company!

When faced with these challenges they discovered one core insight: People are more likely to watch a play if they know somebody in it!

The concept is really insightful and fresh! It is not about… Continue

Added by Kelly Page on June 9, 2009 at 12:49 — No Comments

New picture in Log

Here is the LINK to Log, my image diary from my mobile phone.

Added by Jorge Lizalde on June 8, 2009 at 20:53 — No Comments

Underwater Thoughts on creating a Diverse Theatre

Thanks to everyone who has joined the 'What Shows Where Debate' (see forums section). It's great to get your ideas, opinions and creative suggestions. We had a very productive away day with the board on Tuesday, looking at the 30 possible projects we have in the mix at the moment, and starting to get a sense of the overall shape of the year's work, if not of individual programming decisions. Lucy and I will be doing a lot of work over the next two months to hammer this input and all your… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on June 7, 2009 at 21:30 — 8 Comments

Reasons to play in the Cardiff Sandpit

Are you interested in playing?

Are you interested in immersive experiences?

Are you interested in completing tasks or solving clues that can win you a prize?

Are you interested in exploring the city in which you live and work in a totally different way?

Are you interested in getting to know and connecting with other people in a shared experience?

If you say yes to any of these, then you should like theatre.

If you say yes to any… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on June 4, 2009 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Seven People - Chatroom (Improvised performances in Ikea, Cardiff - This Saturday)

Hi everyone.

Details of event as follows:

The Chat Room

Saturday 6th June, 11.30am - 2.30pm

IKEA Wales, showrooms

The Chat Room is a story telling exercise. Seven characters will sit and each tell you a three -minute story about their life. You, the IKEA customer, are invited to listen to the story. Just sit down on the sofa, have a cake or a drink and hear what the person has to say. The story may resonate with you, or may bore you. It might make you… Continue

Added by Neil Bebber on June 4, 2009 at 12:06 — 6 Comments


On Sunday 7th June at 7.15pm Theatr Iolo is presenting rehearsed readings of two exciting contemporary German plays in translation.

KLAMM'S WAR by Kai Hensel ( translated by Mario Golden and Andreas Robertz)

Directed by Caroline Bunce. Performed by John Norton.

Klamm enters his classroom and is confronted by a wall of silence. His students have declared war, blaming him for what happened to a fellow pupil. Can Klamm defend himself?This elegant award winning monologue… Continue

Added by Kevin Lewis on June 4, 2009 at 9:32 — 2 Comments

It's Coming...

They Only Come at Night: Resurrection from Slung Low on Vimeo.

They Only Come At Night: Resurrection is the new show from Slung Low. For special offers on tickets and the graphic novel visit…


Added by Matthew David Scott on June 3, 2009 at 16:22 — No Comments

Sunny days

Not wanting to sound too naff - but really am about to...

I love it when the sun shines, not just because of the warmth and the fact people smile at each other but from an LDs perspective, I love the quality of light, the long sharp shadows in the afternoon, the subtle shifts in colours on the leaves in Bute park.

The changing colours on buildings, particularily around the museum. Has anyone else noticed the subtle hues of pink?

As for the sunsets, just joyouss and always… Continue

Added by Elanor Higgins on June 3, 2009 at 15:35 — No Comments

Do you dare to make Kontakt?

Think you know what Youth Theatre is all about?

Think again. Kontakt 2 is a groundbreaking bilingual project which stretches the boundaries of what theatre is and could be.

A table.

A single light bulb.

Two chairs.

Fifty Performers.

A secret.

A confession.

Do you dare make Kontakt?

Until Sat 6 June

7pm and 8.30pm (no performances 2 June)

Developed and Directed Phillip… Continue

Added by Bethan Way on June 2, 2009 at 16:05 — 1 Comment

The Cloak Room

Hiya All,

Just to let you know my new play; 'The cloak room' will be performed on Thursday 4th and Saturday 6th June at 8:45 at The Sherman as part of the Egin: Springboard Festival, before going to the Smithsonian Festival in Washington. Hope you can make it!


'one man, one garage, lots of coats'

The Cloak room by tracy harris

Directed by Amy hodge

Cast: Roger Evans and Siwan Morris

An intriguing… Continue

Added by tracy harris on June 1, 2009 at 18:28 — No Comments

'EMPti' Real Live Theatre Company


I thought I would take this opportunity to say hi and explain what we are up to. I believe that what National Theatre of Wales are proposing to achieve is very exciting and I believe it to be an essential stepping stone to enable Wales’s Theatre and the arts to flourish, In order to make theatre more accessible to everyone.

Real Live Theatre Company (RLT) are a fairly new company which aim to create visually arresting experimental theatre which appeals to a diverse… Continue

Added by Catrin Angharad Evans on June 1, 2009 at 11:50 — 1 Comment

How I was scared twice in the dark at The BAC last week.

During my London visit this week, I spent a day in the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) where I saw 6 shows as part of their BURST Festival.

The theme this year was '51 Reasons for Living', inspired by Barack Obama's presidential acceptance speech and they managed to pack 51 performances into this 16-day festival. Some of these were plays, some were installations, some were performance poetry, some were gigs, some were journeys for one person with a… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on May 31, 2009 at 21:24 — No Comments

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