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!

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Comment by carmen medway-stephens on June 1, 2011 at 18:17
good luck for Columbia sounds amazing
Comment by Mathilde Lopez on June 1, 2011 at 16:37


Comment by National Theatre Wales on June 1, 2011 at 14:02
Fantastic.  Worth every penny of your refund!!  Would be good to hear online from other successful passport holders (Karen Price published a photo of her passport's in the Western Mail on Saturday!)  There's still a few people with 11 stamps who need to get to Aberystwyth  - don't leave it too late folks, there's limited slots left for that show!  Carolina thanks for a lovely video and good luck for the project in Colombia!  i'm glad our refund is going to such a good cause!

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