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

Edinburgh, Sue and a bit of sun too

At the end of a manic week in Edinburgh the grand news is that after Deepcut's success last year you g Welsh artist Dafydd James and colaborator Ben lewis have one one of the fringe's major awards as the best music theatre show for their gorgeously deranged, musically masterful and very funny indeed production My Name is Sue at the Total Theare Awards. As one of the judges I wish I could say I fought through Twelve Angry Men style odds to get this righteous result but in fact, despite strong… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on August 28, 2009 at 14:50 — 5 Comments

Feisty Old Ladies

Two of my most interesting theatre outings in recent weeks have been to shows by theatre legends - featuring some very feisty ladies of a certain age. We often hear about the lack of good parts for older actresses (other than Judi Dench), and it's no doubt true. But in Peter Gill's new play, Another Door Closed at Bath Theatre Royal, and… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on August 22, 2009 at 18:48 — 2 Comments

Weird but Popular...

Travelled over to Newcastle this week to see the new show by Wildworks, the company started recently by Bill Mitchell and Sue Hill, two of the original founders of Cornwall’s Kneehigh. ‘The Beautiful Journey’ was a huge outdoor spectacle set some time in the future where water is scarce, bees have disappeared, cabaret tricks are the… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on August 10, 2009 at 8:30 — 7 Comments

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