November 2013 Blog Posts (99)

Returning to Lemons...

... another Lemon compilation :)



by Gucci Mane's "Lemonade" (2012)

Added by Leah on November 29, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments

Castle Hunting - The Macbeth Shakesperience


This is a Blog about Tin Shed Theatre Co. and North Wilts collaborating on an outdoor performance of Macbeth we're hoping to bring to fruition in Summer 2014.

We'd like to keep up to date with all our analytical stuff, so it'd be snazz if you could click the link to read the Blog on it's origin page.…


Added by Justin Teddy Cliffe on November 29, 2013 at 4:21 — No Comments

Christmas is coming - even in November...

We have had a great week, doing our Dylan Thomas Workshops in Primary and Secondary schools in Swansea. Many thanks to all involved and the CCS for their support.

Next week sees our adaptation of A Christmas Carol in schools and on stage in Wales and beyond - all this sandwiched around a performance of 'Reminiscences of Childhood' on Monday evening in the Dylan Thomas…


Added by Adrian Metcalfe on November 28, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

Pitch Radio Writing Commissions...The recipients!

Pitch (on Radio Cardiff) are pleased to announce the recipients of the "Pitch3 (Pitch to the power of three) Commissions", for new writing for the radio. The following writers have been selected to produce new three minutes works for inclusion in the programme in the new year: 

In alphabetical order:- Jon Blake, Freya Dooley/Cinzia Mutigli, Tim Etchells, Florence Gillet, Tracy Harris, Ahmed Hassan, Dave Oprava, Richard Owain Roberts, Ryan Romain,…


Added by John Rowley on November 28, 2013 at 6:37 — No Comments

November '13 YMCA lyric-writing workshops

I've just completed a month of lyric-writing workshops at the YMCA. It was a satisfying set of sessions; in my experience it's generally true that the more streetwise people are, the more they know what they think and what they don't like, which helps the energy of the sessions because you can make more definite decisions with them about what to write rather than essentially putting your words in their mouth.

With lyric workshops I always hope they offer anyone a window into their…


Added by Dan Lloyd (Flameholder) on November 28, 2013 at 5:09 — No Comments




The Conference of the Birds is a Context Oriented Theatre adaptation, by The Republic of the Imagination, of the 12th Century Persian poem by Farid Ud-Din Attar.  The poem describes the journey of a group of birds through seven valleys to the castle of the magical bird called the Simorgh.  But it is also an allegory representing the sufi…


Added by Aleksandra Nikolajev Jones on November 28, 2013 at 3:38 — No Comments

Parallel Lines: Rapid Response - Paul Jenkins . . .

Paul Jenkins is another of our five writers for Friday’s fundraiser: Parallel Lines: Rapid Response. Paul is a bit of a cheeky chappy, this is what he sent us for his bio:


“I was one of the runners-up in the Wales Drama Award so I was very keen to see if I was able to write something better than Kath this time ;)”


Paul on his…


Added by Sarah Jane Leigh on November 28, 2013 at 2:53 — No Comments

WalesLab: Tin Shed Theatre Work in Development

Yesterday we (Tin Shed) met at NTW offices in Cardiff to talk about our upcoming WalesLab project, loosely titled: The Old Man.

We talked about Health & Safety and implementing a safe and danger free work environment, and the joy's of Risk Assessing. We also talked about online communication (that's what this is), tweeting, blogging etc and the like.

Our project is very loose at the moment, in fact we know very little about…


Added by Justin Teddy Cliffe on November 27, 2013 at 23:40 — No Comments

The Need For Roots - Opens Tonight

More information & tickets for THE NEED FOR ROOTS at Chapter Arts Centre can be bought at:

Added by Leah on November 27, 2013 at 22:00 — No Comments

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Actor Headshots by Studio Cano

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Added by Jorge Lizalde on November 27, 2013 at 17:49 — No Comments

Trailer for Re-Imagining Llanbedrog WalesLab Project

Trailer Re-Imagining Llanbedrog WalesLab NTW from Rebecca Collins on Vimeo.

Here is a short trailer about my WalesLab project that I'll be working on over the coming months - take a look!

Added by Rebecca Louise Collins on November 27, 2013 at 5:04 — 4 Comments

Parallel Lines: Rapid Response - Tracy Harris

After the Parallel Lines performance this Friday, Dirty Protest are holding a fundraiser: Parallel Lines: Rapid Response.


Dirty Protest like to cram new writing into all the time and space they can get their Dirty paws on. They have sent five writers to see Katherine Chandler's award winning play, Parallel Lines, and gave them less than a week to pen their responses. Tracy Harris is one of the five . . .


Tracy is a writer, performance artist and filmmaker. Her…


Added by Sarah Jane Leigh on November 27, 2013 at 5:00 — No Comments

Training Opportunity - Minute Taking

Hi All,

We will be running a Minute Taking training course on Friday 17th January 2014, here at the NTW Office between 9.30am and 4pm.  We have a limited number of spaces left, so first come first in.  Cost will be £50 per person (to keep costs down lunch will not be provided but tea, coffee, biscuits, fruit to keep you going during the course will be).

If you are interested in joining us for the day then contact Hannah at

The course will be…


Added by Michelle Carwardine-Palmer on November 27, 2013 at 3:47 — No Comments

Theatrical Hand Gun Workshop with rc-annie

BECTU and NTW are organising a days workshop with rc-annie ( in Cardiff on March 20th.

The course will cover:

- Identifying hand guns. 

- Dangers and Misconceptions about blank firing guns. 

- Playing the part: how to hold, carry and fire a handgun. 

- Working with Blank firing Guns and Replicas in Theatre

- Working with Blank firing Guns and Replicas on Set

- Looking at…


Added by David Evans on November 27, 2013 at 2:58 — No Comments

Cellist and Percussionist required December 18th- 20th

Cellist and Percussionist volunteer players needed for Oliver! production at the RWCMD December 18th- 20th. 

Percussionist- you must have your own drum kit. 

Scores can be provided tonight. Rehearsal times/ days tbc. Please drop me a line if you are interested x

Added by Sophie Herrmann on November 27, 2013 at 1:37 — No Comments

THE NEED FOR ROOTS - by Celtic Radical

A duet created by internationally acclaimed choreographers and performers Siriol Joyner & Ruairí Donovan. Both artists were awarded and met during the prestigious danceWEB scholarship 2011 at ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival and have been working in partnership since under the name CELTIC RADICAL.


Ruairi Donovan…


Added by Leah on November 27, 2013 at 0:00 — No Comments

home-home house-home home-from-home - Rhayader and PeerGroup

Last night I bumped into the wonderful Peter Cox of Rhayader. Where? In Chapter, Cardiff!

Completely unexpected, a waterfall of emotions (yes see what I did there folks!) for Rhayader came rushing back.

And then he asked 'When are you back next Bud?' 

This is a question I get asked every time I leave…


Added by Buddug James Jones on November 26, 2013 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

King Cats

In the run-up to Silly Kings, we've been on a search for the silliest things on the internet to get everyone in the mood. As the internet is pretty much made of cats, it seems only right that we should involve them at some point. So here, now, 10 silly cats dressed as kings. 

Silly Kings is at Cardiff Castle from 19th December 2013 - 4th January 2014 and you can book…


Added by Jen Thornton on November 26, 2013 at 6:05 — No Comments

Silly Kings GBBO - The Ungulate!

So last night was my test run for a festive biscuit recipe and being Silly Kings and all, it had to be an ungulate.

What's an ungulate I hear you ask? Well if you haven't already you should listen to this for an explanation

Or you can take a look at the picture evidence of my attempt at making reindeer biscuits.  Some fine tuning still needs to be done, but not…


Added by Michelle Carwardine-Palmer on November 26, 2013 at 1:58 — 3 Comments

Playpen: Shorts Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th November - Aberystwyth Arts Centre

In the last 3 years Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s Writing for Performance  Group have shared four showcases of new writing including Beginnings, Town with No Traffic Warden, Playpen – 9 Writers, No Rules and EarCandy.

This latest project produced by Scriptography Productions offers the chance to see 3 shorts exploring the impact of death, immigration and…

Added by Sandra Bendelow on November 25, 2013 at 12:47 — No Comments

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