Recently some people have had problems signing out of the National Theatre Wales community website (or "logging out", same thing). The problem: when you click Sign Out, it just remains signed in. If you have this problem, this post will probably help.
The problem is usually caused by old cookies. These are little text files saved locally on your computer which help to preserve your preferences between visits. To solve the problem, you can delete… Continue
In terms of my relationship to the theatre and performing arts I am a keen audience member as well as a theorist. I have a strong belief that theatre can be used not only as entertainment but also as a form of education and therapy. In my third year of my BA I did a lot of work on T.I.E and formed a group which toured schools for a term, we had a great deal of success with this project which aimed to use theatre as a tool to teach the curriculum, but also I think it had the effect of making… Continue
I have just started a "What's On" website for the arts in Wales ( http:/www.wow-me.co.uk/ ). The idea is to promote the arts in Wales and I need as much help as I can get. If you are involved with any venue or production company that doesn't have it's events listed on the site or if you would like to comment on the website, I would love to hear from you (all contact details are on the website).
Continuing his 5th Anniversary On The Edge season
Michael Kelligan presents a brand new One-Man play.
This time a full production direct from a Four Star performance at the Edinburgh Festival.
By Gwynne Edwards
Directed by Hugh Thomas
"...An excellent performance that struggles to remove itself from the memory"
Chapter, Cardiff Tue 27 Oct 8pm - £3 (on the door)
The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea… Continue
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Cardboard Dad opened at Sherman last week and after going to one of the first performances, I can wholeheartedly recommend it – it’s a beautifully written, funny, quirky piece.
Based around the idea from America, where families can order ‘Flat Daddies’ when their loved ones are away on duty with the army (Google it – the pictures are weirdly fascinating!), Cardboard Dad is the story of Donna, who after receiving her ‘Cardboard Dad’, finds her life turned upside down.
Last Wednesday’s show in the Weston Studio was fantastic, performed with energy and perfection of timing by cast & crew. I had my first experience doing the old post show discussion with the director which was a much easier ride than I had built it up to be. Also, Bridie and I were told that Citrus Arts have been selected to be one of the WMC Incubator companies for new work development, and a… Continue
I don't know if you've found the treasure trove lurking in the writers pages yet. If not, go and have a nose because it's time to ask some questions of the wider community. Whatever your specialism or generality, whether you are [in strictly alphabetical order or remix thereof] an actor, audience, designer, director, etc, style-guru, writer or your-name-here your ideas and opinions are actively sought.
At the NTW on-line community meeting on Saturday there was quite a discussion around the… Continue
In the interest in encouraging shorter Blogs - I wanted to quickly Blog to say thanks to everyone who turned up with such enthusiasm and commitment to our Community Workshop day yesterday. Thanks for giving up your Saturday to feedback on your use of this online community; what your likes are and how you think it could be improved. All your input was invaluable and gives us all food for thought for how we can continue to develop, improve and expand this online community - and provide… Continue
Last Thursday I opened my new show "Something's Wrong with Abel" at Chapter, in front of an audience of folk who were kind enough to clap at the end of what I have to say was a rather "baggy" piece of theatre.
I know it’s profoundly unprofessional to talk disparagingly of ones own work but if it’s the truth, it’s the truth. And to be fair there were holes in that fist night big enough to park my Citroen in and that's a big car. It is of course quite normal to have a ropey opening show but… Continue
A couple of new versions of Cameron's speech to the Constant Pastime Confrontation in Manchester using different types of random noun generation. hope you enjoy this as much as i did!
A brief explanation of how this works - take a text, plug it into a random noun generator - all the nouns are then replaced by the one 7 nouns further on in the dictionary, or 1 further on , or 15 ... etc.
so the first text is an edit from noun +1,noun+7 and noun+9. the second text is noun+15… Continue
Beyond The Frontline is Slung Low's latest extravaganza. It is an immense outdoor installation about fallen soldiers and has now officially kicked off at The Lowry in Salford after some excellent previews. It is press night tonight, so hopefully I'll have some reviews for you soon, but the show runs three performances per night right up until the 17th October. It really is a cracking piece by all… Continue