Dylan Moore and Megan Jones are National Theatre Wales and Academi New Critics. They are both part of a scheme that supports their artistic development as Welsh critics. They both came to see The Beach, our 5th production in Prestatyn in July and this is what they both thought of the show:
Our final show of The Beach on Sunday 1st August. It was a glorious day. The sun peeking out through the clouds on the teams on Prestatyn Central Beach as you all shouted out the names of your hometowns.
Here are the photos of each team, with their allocated billboard, pitching their ideas to bring back the…
Friday was our rainy day but everyone battled against it to make a wonderful show happen. The Teams were total stalwarts - congratulations everyone! Here you are in TJ's leaving pic, shouting out your hometowns...
I'm not quite sure how to say this... Aw! Bugger it! He who dares. I think I've fallen for Mike, when I see him my heart skips a beat I start to sweat and get moist in areas I never thought could get moist. He makes me smile. I can't help acting like a child around him though, can anyone help me and give me some advice? Last time I cruelly mocked his feet, I said they reminded me of hobbits and they were disgusting. Curse my damned mouth.! What I couldn't say is that I wanted to Cuddle up to… Continue
When was the last time you went to the beach? The last time you played a game? Acted like a child? ... escaped the chaos of everyday life, the mess and disorganisation that is the reality of our worlds and had good old childish fun? With a narrative that makes you feel you are part of something much deeper and bigger then yourself ... a focus on 'we' not 'I' ... The Beach hits home!
For me I did this last night, played games on a beach in Prestatyn, and lost myself in the production.… Continue
I WILL get the hang of this YouTube malarky! - me and hols had a great time at the party - over to Holly - she's much better at this than me - Thxs so much 4 makin this a peformance 2 remeber & thank you for putting us in the brocher, we r 4eva greatful, luv Holly… Continue
So after the initial reaction to the huge question, I began to think about the details of my utter cluelessness and realised it wasn't through a lack of knowledge that I couldn't answer this question: it was because there was a full warehouse in my brain with a zillion different answers and I couldn't fathom where the beginning…
A week of retraced journeys. First as I set off for Manchester to catch the last couple of days of Contacting the World – a wonderful initiative which brings together 12 companies of young performers from across the world in a year-long exchange of ideas, inspiration and ways of making theatre. It all culminates in a week long festival at Contact, Manchester, where I was Artistic Director before coming… Continue