Catherine Paskell's Blog – May 2009 Archive (5)

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 10:24 — No Comments

My thoughts on True/Fiction: a Welsh Company with a London Production

I have just come back from spending a wonderful evening watching a fantastic theatre event. It was in London and it was a play by a young Welsh company.

It was True/Fiction's newest show, The Exquisite Corpse at Southwark Playhouse.

I arrived in an atmospheric cavernous space under the railway arches at London… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on May 31, 2009 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Do you want to get involved with NTW? Do you like playing? Call for Hide and Seek Sandpit Participants!

On Thursday 2nd July, we have got one of our first National Theatre Wales events and we would like you to take part.

It's called SANDPIT and it is organised by us, with Hide and Seek, a London-based company run by Alex Fleetwood.

Sandpit, like its name suggests, is a place where people can come together and play games and have… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on May 30, 2009 at 4:17 — 6 Comments

Creative Visit in the Rhondda Valleys

Last Thursday, we had a really exciting creatively-charged day! I went on a Creative Visit to the valleys with John and Renny O'Shea, a really exciting theatremaker who makes up one-third of theatre company Quarantine

A Creative Visit is the first stage in the Research and Development (R & D) of a new project, where we ask artists to explore their ideas for the long and short term. A Creative Visit involves artists spending time with the NTW… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on May 19, 2009 at 6:07 — No Comments


It is 10am on Monday 18 May and National Theatre Wales are learning how to blog. We are sat around a table in our new office, listening to the rain and the clicks of each others' keyboards as we try typing our first tentative paragraphs. I am wondering who will read these and who will respond. I am also looking forward to putting my thoughts down on virtual paper, seeing others' responses and replying to them all!

Added by Catherine Paskell on May 17, 2009 at 22:57 — No Comments

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