National Theatre Wales's Blog – May 2009 Archive (5)

Making Hay

While the sun shines unashamadly down on the borderlands - I'm on the last leg of an early morning train n' bus trip to Hay on Wye - land of books. As a theatre type I'm used to Edinburgh. I've never done Glastonbury as I have a tent phobia (if God had meant us to sleep in tents he would have given us inflatable backsides) though I have promised to do the Green Man in I this year which does look fab and where they have assured me that the tents are actually small bungalows in disguise. Anyway,… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on May 31, 2009 at 11:04 — 3 Comments

on the road (A5 edition)

In a Hire Fiat with Lucy D on the road after a night of Mary Stuart at Clwyd. Good to spend some time looking around the venue and thinking about possibilities. Being a long term urbanite I always find it extraordinary to look out from Theatr Clwyd onto hills and fields and a smallish town where I lived for five barely remembered years. Feel like I am in a Chekhov but with a Fiat on hand to solve the existential travel issues. Lucy D is a mean driver. Schiller's Queen Elizabeth on the road but… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on May 27, 2009 at 22:12 — 5 Comments

Create, Debate, Respond

Tonight we are letting everyone know the ideas behind our first year of activity at National Theatre Wales. We have an office party, a bunch of volunteers - our 'TEAM' members - helping us out, a beautiful 'newspaper' developed by our designers Elfen, and of course this online community to help spread the word behind our plans.



We'll be opening our first show in March next year, and for the whole of the year after we will be creating new theatre across Wales - with three main strands… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on May 21, 2009 at 12:30 — 4 Comments

Thanks to the Pioneers

Well, the social network is semi-live now, with a few friends and family having passed through the gates of Mighty Native HQ (also known as Carl and Tom, our online designers) to become invited members of the network, trying it out before it goes public on Thursday evening. Hello to all of you and thanks for joining up. As founding members you can do all sorts of marvelous creative stuff here, including starting a forum (and Hello but why has no-one replied to my very interesting forum question… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on May 19, 2009 at 22:08 — 2 Comments

Here We Are

We are sitting in a room together in Castle Arcade Cardiff, the rain is beating down on the glass roof above us. Carl says - just write something, your first blog post is going to be embarrassing, but then soon you'll be onto your second and you'll find you have something to say. So here it is! Last week we finally move into our 'shop' in Castle Arcade - a little store next to nail bar just along from the tattoo shop and the pizza store. National Theatre Wales is a theatre without a theatre -… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on May 18, 2009 at 10:02 — No Comments

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