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A Provincial Life - Young Critics Review.



Sherman Cymru

5 March 2012

A Provincial Life see’s the return of National Theatre Wales for their…


Added by Rachel Williams on March 9, 2012 at 0:36 — 1 Comment

Young Critic's Review of Utah Bride

Chapter Arts, Cardiff.

Sat 17th December.

Where is home? Somewhere you feel you belong? Or under the love of a parent who will forever disagree with you but with the best of intentions?


Rebecca and Alice: a mother and daughter divided by a generation, religion and men. In the dead of night Alice returns to the maternal home and Rebecca wakes, only for light to be shone on the darkest corners and for truths and…


Added by Rachel Williams on December 21, 2011 at 2:14 — 2 Comments

Review of Dirty Protest’s Office Christmas Party

1st December 2011

Various locations on City Road, Cardiff.



Duncan Macmillan

Beth Granville

Alan Harris

Aled Roberts

Marged Parry

It’s the 1st December, so Christmas has come again, at least it was for Dirty Protest’s curious menagerie of plays last week. Presented with a Christmas card, sweets and tinsel the party atmosphere descends…


Added by Rachel Williams on December 8, 2011 at 1:41 — No Comments

Review of On Stage, Empty Pocket Theatre's newest plays

Last Saturday saw the up and coming new theatre company Empty Pocket, stage their freshest creative imaginings: two one act plays that use and explore the absence of a significant or main character.


Hello Mrs Silverstone by Natalie Stone & A Sunday Roast by Anna Poole


First up was Hello Mrs Silverstone: opening on an ordinary family’s life that quickly descends into the comic and the tragic through the…


Added by Rachel Williams on July 6, 2011 at 23:00 — No Comments

Young Critics response to Y2

NTW Y2 Launch Party.

Location: Castle St Arcade


Midnight on 26th May saw the start of NTW's Y2; an inticing, curious, diverse and daring year ahead working with both the old an new of theater from Shakespearian elements to Katie O'Reilly's In Water I'm Weightless. After an abundance of imaginative, quick witted, emotional and utterly ambitious memorable theatre from their inaugural year, the next 12-18 months of shows are definitely…


Added by Rachel Williams on June 7, 2011 at 2:00 — 3 Comments

Peter and the Wolf adapted by Sea Legs Puppet Theatre - Young Critic Review


In conjunction with the community scheme Night Out, Sea Legs Puppet Theatre brought Peter and the Wold to the Berwyn Centre Nant-y-Moel Bridgend.


A modern take on a traditional form, Puppet Master Rob Ashman had the watching audience enthralled and entertained. It is a puppetry revival and it is very different to the Punch and Judy violence and hilarity many adults would be familiar with, instead focusing on a tale from oral tradition and building…


Added by Rachel Williams on May 9, 2011 at 2:22 — No Comments

Serious Money - Young Critics Review


To Walking Exploits all I can say is well done, a fabulous piece that had me in stitches!


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Paradeisos Gwynfor


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Added by Rachel Williams on May 3, 2011 at 2:03 — No Comments

The Passion - Young Critic Review

There was something different to walking along Aberavon Promenade on Good Friday afternoon: an electric atmosphere was building as hundreds of people headed to the furthest end of the promenade. It was to be the first of a weekend of events as part of The Passion, a play of enormous proportions.


 Conducted over 72 hours The Passion started and ended on…


Added by Rachel Williams on April 29, 2011 at 5:13 — 1 Comment

Desire Lines Young Critic Review

Desire Lines actors (pic Desire Lines Gallery)

Ian Rowlands Desire Lines


Desire Lines is a play that pulls open the lives of…


Added by Rachel Williams on April 20, 2011 at 7:43 — No Comments

#Fly on the Wall Young Critics Review

7th April, Weston Studio WMC


So you don’t have to.


#Fly on the Wall: a Citrus Arts project grown from the support of Wales Millennium Centre as part of their incubator project. It was birthed in the aftermath of the G20 Summit and Iranian protests of 2009, but in its current form it is based more around more recent events examining the real voices in the protests. Citrus Arts…


Added by Rachel Williams on April 17, 2011 at 6:31 — 2 Comments

Death and the Maiden Review

South Wales Theatre Collective’s Adaptation of Death and the Maiden

Chapter Arts Cardiff

24th March 2011


"The time is the present and the place, a country that is probably Chile but could be any country that has given itself a democratic government just after a long period of dictatorship."


What struck me were the stark similarities between events 20 years ago and those of the present day, the play’s content is as…


Added by Rachel Williams on March 30, 2011 at 1:01 — 1 Comment

Review of WNO's Die Fledermaus by Young Critic!

Die Fledermaus


As a young critic I am an avid theatre goer but Opera? It has never evoked enthusiasm or excitement for me and stereotypes abounded: looking at it with untrained eyes and ears it felt a tad out of reach. Then ... The opportunity to see Welsh National Opera’s newest rendition of Die Fledermaus landed in my email, and never one to snub being proved wrong, I saw an intriguing…


Added by Rachel Williams on February 15, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Young Critic's Review of Soul Exchange!

Soul Exchange

27th & 28th January 2011

Location: site specific starting at the WMC.


National Theatre Wales have again pulled out the stops to create another piece of original yet extraordinary theatre, exploring another part of Welsh…


Added by Rachel Williams on January 28, 2011 at 5:35 — 1 Comment

Review of Unprotected


Weston Studio 8th & 9th December

Review by a Young Critic.

Velvet Ensemble were in the WMC’s Weston Studio earlier this week with their first full production: Unprotected written by Bethan…


Added by Rachel Williams on December 11, 2010 at 13:40 — No Comments

Measure for Measure - Sherman Cymru at the Provincial

A Young Critics view of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at the Provincial in Cardiff Bay by Sherman Cymru.



Added by Rachel Williams on November 25, 2010 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Wizard, the Goat and the Man Who Won the War - the Premiere Performance at Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

The Wizard, the Goat and the Man Who Won the War…


Added by Rachel Williams on November 12, 2010 at 4:00 — 1 Comment



Added by Rachel Williams on November 5, 2010 at 13:14 — 2 Comments

My Bay Lit Festival Adventures 2010

Last weekend I scouted out the Bay Lit Festival - something I have been looking forward to…


Added by Rachel Williams on November 4, 2010 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

Reviewing Love Steals Us from Loneliness

Hello everyone, ny name is Rachel Williams. I am a recent graduate of Swansea University’s MA in Creative and Media Writing and part of the 'Young Critic' scheme in Bridgend. Here is my review of Love Steals Us from Loneliness.…


Added by Rachel Williams on October 24, 2010 at 0:04 — 4 Comments

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