National Theatre Wales's Blog – July 2013 Archive (3)

Bradley

After a day of rehearsals for The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, a day focussed on the details of props and costumes, ins and outs, we settled down around a laptop at 6pm this evening to hear the verdict being announced in Bradley's case. Ironically in a case about information freedom and state secrets, there are many restrictions on press access to the military courtroom, and in the end it's via the twitter feeds of the heroic journalists who have tracked and championed this case from…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on July 30, 2013 at 22:15 — 2 Comments

Aussie Blog (and a bit more NZ)

The pic here is of a beautiful mural-fountain-staircase-thang commemorating the fact that in 1893 New Zealand was the first country to give the right to vote to all women.  When I first visited New Zealand in the early 2000s it had its first female Prime Minister – the Labor party’s Helen Clarke – who (unlike the UK’s first female Prime Minister) also appointed a…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on July 7, 2013 at 19:23 — 3 Comments

Aotea

I’m sitting in Auckland airport staring out across the runway to a stunning bay surrounded lurking volcanic-looking mountains.  It’s a beautiful place, and I’ve had a very fine week here, talking about NTW’s work and meeting a range of artists, companies and festivals.  I was invited by Creative New Zealand (the equivalent here of Arts Council Wales) to talk about our work at their annual conference. People here seem excited by what we’ve been doing in Wales and keen to hear more about…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on July 3, 2013 at 7:00 — No Comments

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