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

Crumbling Walls and Stubborn Halls

The morning after the launch before. November the 9th, 2009. I headed back to the Valleys. With writer Alan, trusty intern Hannah and a band of merry actors (Amy, Jess, JP and Olly), we were rapid-staging and trying out some of the stories that we’d gathered and dreamed up during almost two months of visits and workshops in and around the Valleys Miners Institutes. Alan had been off writing for just around a week, and I got his script just before the launch – I ended up reading it in a radio… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on November 21, 2009 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

Hurrah! (And Phew!)

Okay, I'll admit it. While I was pretty confident that we had a good programme to announce - which is of course the only thing that REALLY matters - this morning I was wishing I'd never uttered the words, 'Let's do it live online!'

So many things could have gone wrong. But somehow they didn't. We saw Mathilde live from Snowdon (possibly the funniest moment of the day). The young people of Bridgend were inspiring, and Lucy and I managed to get all the shows in the right order. Even… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on November 5, 2009 at 22:51 — 20 Comments

Here We Go!

So, here we are, November the 5th and the launch - online - of the first year's programme for National Theatre Wales. Log on at 12.30 at for news of all the shows from March 2010 to April 2011 (or if you want to chat along too) .

We hope that you will be as excited as we are by this rich and varied programme - it's going to be a lot of work to pull off all these shows - but it's going to be well worth it. There will be new… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on November 4, 2009 at 22:30 — 4 Comments

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