And so this is Christmas
and what have we done?
Another year over.
One of the best things about my 2020 (it’s a short list) is that I’ve managed to start volunteering, in a kitchen for a charity in Cardiff. Beyond my millennial propensity for virtue signalling, I mention this because it really has felt like a shot in the arm in a year in which our industry has been paralysed and purpose and meaning have not been the easiest things to keep a grip…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on December 18, 2020 at 16:04 — No Comments
Hello 2020 graduating actors, (sgroliwch i lawr ar gyfer y Gymraeg!)
I've been loving all the self-tapes, zoom duologues and musical numbers I've seen online. Just this afternoon Showcase 2020 launched, where graduates can upload their work and directors and casting directors can watch them all (it's free). You, and your…
Shakespeare wrote King Lear in plague quaranti... yeah, we know, thanks Twitter!
Of course, Will didn’t have facebook, rolling news, Netflix, Ticktock, Pornhub (who’ve rolled out the faintest of silver linings and made their premium service free in Italy), Instagram, podcasts or any pets that we know of. And there was almost certainly a woman providing the sustenance, housekeeping and encouragement while he settled in to write another play about a king.
So if your social…
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on March 18, 2020 at 11:00 — No Comments
By Jon Tregenna, directed by Adele Thomas
A psychedelic musical about Llantrisant’s most eccentric doctor who became known as the ‘father of cremation’. Staged at Newbridge Memo, HAIL CREMATION! Tells the story of the extraordinary life…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on December 3, 2019 at 16:42 — No Comments
National Theatre Wales is casting an upcoming workshop, which will take place in south Wales between 28th October and 2nd November.
This workshop is for the development of a new musical production, which will be produced in Spring 2020. We are currently engaging performers just for the Autumn ’19 period but are interested to know whether performers currently have availability 10th February –…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on September 10, 2019 at 17:33 — No Comments
Hijinx & National Theatre Wales
Directed by Kully Thiarai & Ben Pettitt-Wade, and created with Seiriol Davies
Half a century on from the first moon landing, join us at an iconic Cardiff location for MISSION CONTROL.
The planet Earth is overheating and under-resourced for the next chapter of…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on August 6, 2019 at 16:06 — No Comments
For All I Care, a one-woman show by Alan Harris
Directed by Jac Ifan Moore
Clara and Nyri. Two very different women. Two complicated lives. Both having a very bad day.
Mental health nurse Nyri’s woken up hungover with a younger man. Meanwhile, Clara has developed a compulsive wink and can’t remember if she’s taken her meds.
Nyri needs to get to Ebbw Vale Hospital via Greggs, and Clara is dodging signs telling her - rather rudely - to kill…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on May 8, 2019 at 13:04 — No Comments
ON BEAR RIDGE
A National Theatre Wales and Royal Court Theatre co-production
Written by Ed Thomas
Co-directed by Vicky Featherstone & Ed Thomas
“One minute we had customers, the next minute there was no-one.”
In a lost village, blurred…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on April 18, 2019 at 17:16 — No Comments
Here’s a list of the 70 conversations that were called on Sunday. Several merged, lots evolved into something different and some never happened because people were pulled in other directions.
If you’ve got notes in your bag, on your phone or in your head, you can still email them to us, until the end of the week,…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on March 5, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments
And we’re off!
We’ve gathered in Portland House with colleagues and friends, and we’re asking WHAT IS OUR DREAM FOR THEATRE IN WALES OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
Everyone here will have a hand in setting the agenda for the day.
We’ll timetable what each person wants to talk about, between now and 5pm, so the big hall here will be abuzz with many conversations at once, for the rest of the afternoon.
People will make notes to capture those…Continue
COTTON FINGERS, a one-woman show by Rachel Trezise
Directed by Julia Thomas
Written by award-winning writer Rachel Trezise at the time of the historic referendum of the 8th amendment in Ireland, Cotton Fingers takes us on journey from Belfast to Wales.
This bold, coming-of-age story was originally commissioned as part of National Theatre Wales’ NHS70…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on February 15, 2019 at 12:59 — No Comments
National Theatre Wales’ Storm Cycle is a series of multimedia works, performed at different locations across Wales, exploring two key themes; truth and testimony.
Following STORM 1: Nothing Remains the Same and…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on November 30, 2018 at 17:45 — No Comments
A large scale site-specific production in Tenby town and harbour, West Wales.
Written by Louise Wallwein / Directed by Kully Thiarai / Designed by Camilla Clark
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Created by Maria Fusco
Skin is an event. Skin is a factory. Skin is a map. Skin is a leaking border. Skin is memory. Skin is time. Skin is global.
Art writer Maria Fusco’s ECZEMA! explores the life of eczema; a skin disease affecting an estimated 15 million people in the UK, including the writer herself. Exploring what it is like to live in…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on May 14, 2018 at 13:43 — No Comments
NHS70: As Long as the Heart Beats
As Long as the Heart Beats will be a site-located, theatrical journey…
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on April 16, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments
National Theatre Wales and Migrations are casting for Touch.
National Theatre Wales will team up with arts organisation Migrations, French choreographer and dancer Julie Nioche and choreographers Filiz Sizanli and Mustafa Kaplan from Turkey, to create Touch, a site-specific, interactive and tactile dance piece about the therapeutic aspects of dance…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on January 31, 2018 at 16:19 — No Comments
Casting Breakdown: ENGLISH
National Theatre Wales and Quarantine
Who we are looking for
We’re looking for someone with direct personal experience of teaching English as a second or other
language (ESOL), to be the sole performer in an upcoming production. This person should appear to be 30 -
55 and could be of any gender.
This person could be a professional performer who has taught ESOL or an ESOL teacher who has…
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on January 17, 2018 at 17:41 — No Comments
National Theatre Wales & Oily Cart are casting for SPLISH SPLASH, a complex needs show.
Oily Cart has an international reputation for its work with young people with complex learning disabilities. We are looking for wonderful performers for a new hydro-pool production. The show will be created in collaboration with National Theatre of Wales as part of NHS70, a month-long festival, inspired by some of the founders, staff and patients of this extraordinary…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on November 28, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments
We're really excited to have announced our 2018 yesterday! It's Artistic Director Kully Thiarai's first full season and the focus is People and Places. You can read all about it here
We are of course looking forward to collaborating with some amazing performers throughout the year. Remember that our casting breakdowns are always shared here first and do get in touch if…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on November 24, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments
Casting Breakdown: A new performance piece from National Theatre Wales and Quarantine
National Theatre Wales (NTW) is collaborating with leading UK contemporary theatre company, Quarantine, to create a new piece of performance for the NTW’s next season.
The production will look at ideas related to language and migration - with a focus on the relationship between ‘voice’ and identity and the…Continue
Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on August 30, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments