I'll be heading up to Edinburgh from the 11th till the 14th and am looking for Welsh shows to review.
I already have a list of shows from Wales to review, and will be setting up a blog to do day by day. I'll then be compiling these blogs into one large piece for Wales Arts Review at the Fringe.
If anybody would like me to review their show, whatever it is, just give me a message via NTW community! If you could also point me in the direction…Continue
Added by Elin Williams on May 20, 2013 at 6:36 — No Comments
"Biographical albums may have been done in the past, but this marks the beginning of the action to these sounds; the beginning of further advancement for National Theatre Wales."
Take a look at my review here!Continue
Added by Elin Williams on May 8, 2013 at 18:49 — No Comments
Mae’n anghyffredin i gwmni cynnal dwy brosiect dilynnol sy’ mor debyg o ran thema a neges, ond sy’n cwbwl wahanol o ran sefydliad ac awyrgylch. Dyma yn union beth mae Theatr Genedlaethol wedi gwneud gyda cynhyrchiad newydd o Dyled Eileen. Yn dilyn llwyddiant ysgubol Y Bont, gynhyrchiad safle sbesiffig yn Aberystwyth mis dwethaf, mae Theatr Genedlaethol yn parhau ar yr un trywydd gyda Dyled Eileen, ond yn ddod a’r gynhyrchiad i theatrau clud o gwmpas…Continue
The evening launched the company's new website and also featured performances by the Unusual Stage School and the musician Dai Sharkey.
Added by Elin Williams on February 28, 2013 at 14:02 — No Comments
Nid 'adolygiad' yw hon, mwy fel 'blog profiadau'r dydd' o safbwynt un beirniad ifanc. Felly co ni de.
Rwy'n ymwybodol bod dweud 'Doeddwn i ddim yn gwybod beth i ddisgwyl!' yn bach o cliché, ond mae'n wir. Doeddwn i ddim yn gwybod beth i ddisgwyl, am y rheswm syml, doeddwn i byth wedi cael y brofiad o weld unrhywbeth o'r fath yn y Gymraeg. Hwn yw'r tro cyntaf mae Theatr Cymraeg wedi plethu dyfeisiau modern megis fideo gyda'r elfennau mwy…Continue
Added by Elin Williams on January 28, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
I hate to use this awful phrase, but these past few months have been crazy.
As an active member of the Young Critics scheme, I somehow found myself on the panel for the upcoming (and first ever) Theatre Critics Of Wales Awards. I've been reviewing for some time, but being a sort of judge for theatre in Wales was certainly challenging. I suppose the inferiority complex was inevitable; sat in a room with renowned critics discussing why I though a specific piece of theatre deserved the…Continue
Removing Mike Bartlett’s adaptation from its ancient Greek origins, this modern script is witty, fast-paced and exciting. When considering however that it’s based on a Euripides classic, the audience’s expectations are naturally heightened and are unfortunately, not necessarily…Continue
Added by Elin Williams on November 17, 2012 at 19:35 — No Comments
More evidence of the voice of Welsh Theatre?
Review of Katherine Chandler's 'Before it Rains' here!
Added by Elin Williams on September 24, 2012 at 17:02 — No Comments
'Tonight, we are Gods. Pob un ohonom. Pob wan jac.'
Un noson wyllt mas wedi gem rhywngwladol yn ein prifdinas. Pedwar dyn hoyw dan arweiniad ein adroddwr egniol a brwdfrydig. Cefnlun er mwyn cloddio’n dyfnach mewn i broblemmau a chyfrinachau y cymeriadau, gan ddilyn llinyn naratif sydd wedi cydbwyso’n perffaith rhwng comedi a difrifoldeb; ar ol pob eiliad teimladwy, mae…Continue
Added by Elin Williams on August 25, 2012 at 16:23 — No Comments
Mae’n gwaith digon annodd i gyfiethu drama o’r Saesneg fel mae, ond mae llwyddo i greu teimlad o le yn penodol i’r wlad a’r iaith priodol yn fwy o sialens. Cyfiethiad o’r gwreiddiol ‘Decky Does a Bronco’ gan Douglas Maxwell yw ‘Ma’ Bili’n Bwrw’r Bronco’ , ond mae’r cyfiethiad mor cysylltiedig gyda Cwm Cymraeg, mi fydde’n digon hawdd i dybio bod y cyfiethiad yn darn gwreiddiol o waith Cymraeg. Wedi ei gyfiethu gan Jeremi Cockram, mae tafodiaeth y cwm o fewn y darn yn pwerus a naturiol, ac…Continue
"Mae uffern yn wag, a’r diafoliaid yma.”
“Wyt ti’n rhan o’r perfformiad?”
Mae’r sioe ar fin cychwyn, a mae’r fenyw drws nesaf yn gofyn y cwestiwm i mi yn eithaf uchel.
“Y...nac ydw. Dwi jest yma i wylio’r sioe.” rwy’n ateb yn ddryslyd.
Does dim gwadu’r ffaith: mae mwyafrif y cynulleidfa cryn lawer yn hynach na fi,…Continue
Added by Elin Williams on August 7, 2012 at 22:34 — No Comments
“We’re talking about it, but what are we doing?”
I hesitate to say that I’m reviewing a piece of theatre; what I saw at Chapter last night wasn’t theatre. I don’t mean to disparage the performance, but it was most definitely a presentation as opposed to a piece of theatre and that’s why I’m finding it so difficult to ‘review’, in the true theatrical sense of the word. I’m not entirely sure from which angle to write…Continue
Added by Elin Williams on June 15, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
“How fucked is it that God creates this moment then offers it as a sin?”
The mating ritual begins. Swansea is our setting, and the Patti Pavillion onContinue
“I’m lucky to have a character name”, says Gwydion Rhys, one of the cast members of a Waking Exploits production of Simon Stephens’ Pornography. Gwydion is playing Jason, a troubled school boy from East London with an unrelenting crush on his teacher Miss Watson. “It gives the character a sense of identity.” Jason’s home life is plagued by domestic abuse; his father…Continue
I was just wondering whether there are any productions in Wales heading to the Fringe this year who are looking for volunteers? I'm extremely interested in anything to do with....anything going up there. I can't find anything on the internet so far. Help?!
Men will be next."
I absolutely love Greek Tragedy. Drama based on human suffering often provides fantastic opportunities for powerful, compelling staging, and being promiseddramatic story-telling from the former National Poet of Wales, Gwyneth Lewisand bold direction from Amy…Continue
Added by Elin Williams on April 24, 2012 at 20:36 — No Comments
Rwyf eisioes wedi mynegi’r barn y dylai theatr gofyn cwestiynnau a chyfleu materion y byd. Un o’r argyfyngau economaidd ar hyn o bryd yw’r codiad o ddiweithdra, ac felly y problem o dlodi, a dyma mae Bethan Marlow yn ceisio dangos yn ei gwaith newydd hi, ‘Sgint’.…Continue
My last blog post was before Christmas. There was a moment when I considered the possibility that this issue may be linked intrinsically to a bout of festive laziness. However, this moment was a brief one, and the thought was quickly dismissed. I then began to wonder whether the lack of blog post was due to a lack of Welsh Theatre, but then I remembered I’d already written that blog, so I couldn’t go down that route for fear of becoming tedious and languorous, repeating the same old…Continue
Added by Elin Williams on January 22, 2012 at 18:17 — No Comments