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Call for theatre makers, creatives and artists to help test National Theatre Wales' Respond programme

I am now in the first stages of testing out the RESPOND strand of National Theatre Wales' work and I need some help.

What is the Respond strand?

The respond programme enables us to create new work quickly in response to the urgent, important and interesting news and events that are happening right now. It is also a way that National Theatre Wales can work with a greater and more diverse range of theatre makers whilst providing a space for artistic development for… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on September 2, 2009 at 13:00 — 17 Comments


I'm writing a piece about mental health in young people for Replay Productions, so I spent last week in Belfast, getting to know a group of teenagers at the New Lodge Youth Centre. And had lots of cooked breakfasts from the cafe at the Spires shopping centre, just down the road from the bus station (£2.80 for five items, or £3.50 for seven plus a glass of orange juice, if you're keeping an eye on the old five a…

Added by Gary Owen on September 2, 2009 at 12:50 — 1 Comment

Deadline for applications for Contacting the World 2010 this Sunday 6 September

Call for companies of young theatre makers in Wales......if you are interested in creating new performance work with artists across the world, check out Contacting the World at Contacting the World is Contact's revolutinary project for young theatre makers across the globe. To find out more or download application forms go to Be quick - closing date for applications is this Sunday 6 September.

Added by Julia Turpin on September 2, 2009 at 10:41 — No Comments

Update. 2nd day of Wardrobe Diaries diary. Follow our journey.

A case of the snuffles, or is it Man Flu? A wonky foot left over from graduation at Laban School. 1,000 rather elegantly sexy posters from the printers, that arrived with the promise of a very expensive visit to the post office. A potentially whooping hole in our touring budget. Brilliant management and creative input from Bridie Doyle’s all seeing eye, and a hit the ground running challenge to the cast.

We’re mucking about with an awful lot of second hand clothes, which is… Continue

Added by James Doyle-Roberts on September 2, 2009 at 1:33 — No Comments

Out of the Goldfish Bowl

Wales Graduate Theatre Company:

Rehearsals began today with the core group of actors: Chris Jared (Guildhall Graduate), Rhodri Lewis (RWCMD Graduate), Jason Marc-Williams (GSA Graduate), Rhys Matthews (RADA Graduate) and Kristian Phillips (Bristol Old Vic Graduate)

Day 1 has been really exciting, seeing actors, from a variety of Specialist Colleges, bring different approaches, skills and ideas to the table. Starting to really unpick some of the themes in Thomas’ rich… Continue

Added by GradCo on September 1, 2009 at 21:39 — No Comments

Sandpit: This Thursday! Come and Play!

This Thursday 3rd September we have our Second National Theatre Wales Cardiff Sandpit in partnership with Hide&Seek!

The first one back in July was such a success, we decided to have another one! Only this time, we have 4 games being created and run by Welsh makers; as well as a further 11 games created and run by Sandpit stalwarts. That's… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on September 1, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

Ahaaaa the moon

We Choose the Moon

If you have some time, hope you enjoy this......

Added by Guto Evans on August 30, 2009 at 21:30 — No Comments

Young Theatre Makers - Contact the World!

Call for companies of young theatre makers

Contacting the World 2010 seeks expressions of interest from young performance companies to participate in a pioneering, intercultural project.

Contacting the World is a biennial international performance project developed by Contact in Manchester, one of the UK’s leading organisations creating work by and for young people. It aims to increase the skills, understanding and experience of young people from around the world in… Continue

Added by Aaron Cunningham on August 30, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments

Follow the journey of a new Welsh company as we set out to devise a show & tour Wales.

In 48 hours time we’ll have already started devising a show called Wardrobe Diaries, before setting-off on a tour of Wales.

I’m devising/ directing WD with the help of a great, supportive & creative team:

Bridie Doyle Citrus Arts Manager & Choreographer

Nic Young (Riverfront) Co-producer

Deborah Keyser (Creu Cymru) Co-producer

Phil Mackenzie (Sherman) Dramaturge & Mentor

Dai Mitchell Production/Technical Manager

Carl Davies Designer

The… Continue

Added by James Doyle-Roberts on August 30, 2009 at 1:00 — 4 Comments

Edinburgh, Sue and a bit of sun too

At the end of a manic week in Edinburgh the grand news is that after Deepcut's success last year you g Welsh artist Dafydd James and colaborator Ben lewis have one one of the fringe's major awards as the best music theatre show for their gorgeously deranged, musically masterful and very funny indeed production My Name is Sue at the Total Theare Awards. As one of the judges I wish I could say I fought through Twelve Angry Men style odds to get this righteous result but in fact, despite strong… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on August 28, 2009 at 14:50 — 5 Comments

Uhhuh dance present 'CELL'

26th, 27th September, 22nd November Chapter arts centre 8pm

30th september The Atrium 7.30pm

20th November Aberystwyth University

'Cell' is adance theatre piece that explores the immense human capacity to create and to destroy and asks how people in any time or place can come to embrace what they previously found abhorrent.

Uhhuh are an inclusive dance company dedicated to finding unique movement vocabularies and producing accessible, challenging and thought…

Added by sarah hall on August 28, 2009 at 10:42 — No Comments


Added by FAO on August 26, 2009 at 21:06 — 9 Comments

This will make you smile..................


Added by Phillip Mackenzie on August 26, 2009 at 13:57 — 4 Comments

Linda Khalifa Spam

Hi all,

I have just been notified that a certain lindakhalifa is attempting to contact members of the network asking for email addresses in a rather flirty way.
I am sure you have understood that it is a spam and meanwhile I look into what we can do to discourage her attempts, you shouldn't give any of your details away.
I have to admit that spam mails are progressing, the names generally used were Wendy or Kim but Linda Khalifa rocks!
Still don't answer it.

Added by Mathilde Lopez on August 26, 2009 at 11:02 — 1 Comment

If your passionate about making theatre with young people get in touch!

Mess Up The Mess Youth Theatre Company is a professional theatre company committed to creating theatre with and for young people. From one off workshops to film projects and full length productions Mess Up The Mess is excited about upskilling young people to have their voices heard. We are currently looking for a wide range of theatre professionals to lead master classes/workshops with our core youth company from street performers to clowns, cabaret artists and forum theatre specialists we… Continue

Added by Sarah Jones on August 26, 2009 at 8:58 — No Comments

Junk mail

That Khalifababy/Linda is a flighty piece, spreading misspelt gender-testing seduction willy nilly. How many of us got that mail?
Is it spam? Damn right: it's a meat auction.
Or prankster art? - in which case, yeah, point made, classic. Not.

Added by Terry Victor on August 26, 2009 at 8:00 — No Comments

De Afleiding: A Dutch Distraction

Prologue: No Sleep Till Veenhuizen

It had just gone 03.45 on the morning of Friday 21st August. In just over twelve hours time I would begin the PeerGrouP’s 24 Hour Workshop – De Afleiding. The cab was on time, my flight to Schipol booked, and I even had a breakdown of the… Continue

Added by Matthew David Scott on August 25, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Aber to Aber

They have cancelled the morning lighting session. I did not set my alarm. I climbed out of my bed at 7.47, which as a parent who has been programmed by my daughter to wake at 6.24 no matter how late I went to bed, was a luxury. I got to bed about 1.30, after celebrating the brevity of the post-performance lighting session, by utilising the time saved to buy my board op a drink, (it was his shout, but he has a mate on High School Musical 2, and while he was getting updates on the hilarity of… Continue

Added by Ace McCarron on August 24, 2009 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

Getting Down and Dirty at the Green Man Festival

Last weekend I was at the Green Man Festival, which takes place in the beautiful Brecon Beacons just off the Crickhowell-Brecon A Road. I had gone with Lucy to see one of the loveliest festivals in Wales and to see if there was any way that National Theatre Wales could plug into this activity.

It rained Thursday in fits and starts but was then quite warm and sunny for Friday when the… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on August 24, 2009 at 10:30 — 4 Comments

Trail Blazers! Boris Johnson sends message of support to NTW

If all central London theatres changed their practices so they only switched stage lights on half an hour before each performance,they could collectively save over £100,000 a year in energy costs. So says the Mayor of London’s plan Green Theatre: Taking Action on Climate Change.

When told of NTW's plans to be Carbon Neutral from the outset, Mayor Boris Johnson said… Continue

Added by Deborah Powell on August 22, 2009 at 23:34 — No Comments

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