The last time I went to the theatre every month for a full year, I was 12 years old - and probably slept through a few shows on a Sunday afternoon.
National Theatre Wales have just completed their first year launch, which included 13 productions in 12 months - across Wales. I've been to see them all and can honestly say I've not even been close to falling asleep! I have been amazed, delighted and in awe of such marvelous works. The lines of theatre, reality, magic, and audience members have been blurred, or maybe even erased.
I have been to places in Wales I might've never gone to. I have talked to people I might've never talked to. And I have seen top quality work from my peers and those I admire the most.
Since the beginning they have offered everyone a NTW passport, where you get a stamp at every show you attend. If you attend all shows (and get stamps), NTW will reimburse you for them all! This video is the special day I walked from my home to NTW HQ to hand in my completed passport.
Thank you NTW! The money will go straight back to the arts - it'll go to CuatrOOjos - a collaborative project I'm organising in Colombia this summer... more soon!