National Theatre Wales's Blog – October 2010 Archive (3)

It's not every day you open a show at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg!

But Something Dark, by Lemn Sissay, which I directed back when I was at Contact Theatre, opened at South Africa's legendary theatre (home of Athol Fugard and great anti-apartheid plays like Woza Albert) this week. Of course I was busy with auditions in Port Talbot and visits to Newport, so didn't have time to pop over for opening night, but if any of you happen to be in that part of he world, it's a beautiful show based on an extraordinary man's life story.…


Added by National Theatre Wales on October 27, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

WalesLab - Our New Initiative for Theatre Artists Across Wales

Some of you will have heard me talking or blogging on this site about our search for ways to support emerging artists. I am delighted that today we are announcing a huge success: five-year funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, providing an average of almost £100,000 per year towards the development of Welsh theatre artists.

Whereas all of National Theatre Wales’ core funding is focused on delivery of fully-produced shows, this new…


Added by National Theatre Wales on October 26, 2010 at 13:30 — 19 Comments


If you haven't booked your place at Emergence in Cardiff this Thursday there is still time. Emergence is a one day conference on sustainability and the arts at Chapter Arts Centre on the 28th October, hosted by Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales at Chapter Arts Centre.

The day provides a unique opportunity to get together and see what we in the arts can do to respond to the global challenges we are now facing: from the environmental to the economic and (Fern Smith the organiser tells me) the… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on October 25, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments

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