Elin Williams's Blog (26)

To all Welsh shows up in Edinburgh: Who needs a review?!

Hi!

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…

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Added by Elin Williams on August 2, 2013 at 12:04 — 3 Comments

Young Critics Review 'Praxis Makes Perfect'

"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! 

http://elinmwilliams.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/praxis-makes-perfect-national-theatre-wales/…

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Added by Elin Williams on May 8, 2013 at 18:49 — No Comments

Dylen Eileen-Theatr Genedlaethol

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…

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Added by Elin Williams on March 7, 2013 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Happy 30th Birthday to Disability Arts Cymru!

Last night saw a celebratory evening for Disability Arts Cymru as they reached their 30th Birthday. 

The evening launched the company's new website and also featured performances by the Unusual Stage School and the musician Dai Sharkey.

Held…

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Added by Elin Williams on February 28, 2013 at 14:02 — No Comments

Profiadau Dilynwraig 'Y Bont' gan Theatr Genedlaethol

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…

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Added by Elin Williams on February 4, 2013 at 12:49 — 3 Comments

Adolygiad Cynnau Tan

Mae'r adolygiad ar gael trwy safle newydd 'Wordpress' fi. Cliciwch isod. 

 http://elinmwilliams.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/adolygiad-cynn…-sherman-

Added by Elin Williams on January 28, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Theatre Critic Of Wales Awards/One Man Two Guvnors at Wales Millennium Centre

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…

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Added by Elin Williams on January 23, 2013 at 12:03 — 2 Comments

Medea Review. Adaptation by Mike Bartlett, Headlong Theatre, Sherman Cymru

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…

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Added by Elin Williams on November 17, 2012 at 19:35 — No Comments

Before it Rains-Sherman Cymru

More evidence of the voice of Welsh Theatre? 

Review of Katherine Chandler's 'Before it Rains' here!

http://www.walesartsreview.org/before%20it%20rains%20.html

Added by Elin Williams on September 24, 2012 at 17:02 — No Comments

'Llwyth' gan Dafydd James

'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…

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Added by Elin Williams on August 25, 2012 at 16:23 — No Comments

Adolygiad 'Ma' Bili'n Bwrw'r Bronco'-Cynhyrchiad Canolfan Y Mileniwm ar y cyd gyda Theatr na n’Óg

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…

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Added by Elin Williams on August 15, 2012 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

Adolygiad 'Y Storm' gan Shakespeare (cyfiethiad gan Gwyneth Lewis) Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. / Review of Theatr Genedlaethol's 'Y Storm' by Shakespeare (Translation by Gwyneth Lewis)

"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,…

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Added by Elin Williams on August 7, 2012 at 22:34 — No Comments

Re-Live 'Abandoned Brothers'

“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…

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Added by Elin Williams on June 15, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

'Little Dogs' review.

“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 on

Mumbles road is segregated and transformed into a fragmented Wind Street. The space was effectively utilised…

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Added by Elin Williams on May 13, 2012 at 19:04 — 2 Comments

An interview with Gwydion Rhys, and a review of Waking Exploits’ 'Pornography' by Simon Stephens

“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…

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Added by Elin Williams on May 2, 2012 at 18:21 — 2 Comments

WELSH THEATRE IN EDINBURGH FRINGE

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?!

Added by Elin Williams on April 24, 2012 at 20:56 — 4 Comments

Sherman Cymru’s ‘Clytemnestra’

"When we've killed all the animals 

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…

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Added by Elin Williams on April 24, 2012 at 20:36 — No Comments

Adolygiad 'Sgint' gan Bethan Marlow/ Bethan Marlow's 'Sgint'- A review.

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’.…

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Added by Elin Williams on February 17, 2012 at 12:46 — 4 Comments

A Statue of Dylan Thomas

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…

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Added by Elin Williams on January 22, 2012 at 18:17 — No Comments

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