National Theatre Wales's Blog – July 2009 Archive (3)

The Great Welsh Musical?

Spent an enjoyable Saturday evening at Bridgend Youth Theatre's very good production of Gypsy. I have to admit it didn't seem an obvious choice of show for a youth theatre to me - a very American musical featuring a middle aged lead role and a bunch of strippers (the last time I saw it was on Broadway with Tyne Daly in the lead role); but the key to a successful musical comedy production is often sheer discipline and hard work, and Brigend Youth Theatre showed they have the guts and dedication… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on July 26, 2009 at 12:00 — 13 Comments

Digi Arty Thingy Day

Am spending a day at the 'Do the Arts Speak' Digital seminar at Sadlers Wells in London. I was asked to speak on a panel about how National Theatre Wales is using social networking to develop its community. Some of the usual stuff comes up: 'What about people who just want to watch a show' 'how do we guarantee quality'... Not sure they are very interesting questions, and we quickly move on to discuss what is interesting - and how new things emerge when people collaborate and interact. Someone… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on July 17, 2009 at 14:05 — 18 Comments

Visits and Visions

We've had some great visits to National Theatre Wales recently, as well as taking a few trips of our own. One of the highlights has been a day at NTW with David Jubb, Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre along with four of his producers. We discussed the vision of Batthersea Arts Centre (their mission is 'To Invent the Future of Theatre'!) and the ways in which it supports the development of artists, companies and new ideas. BAC are… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on July 9, 2009 at 18:30 — No Comments

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