twenty five thousand words, spoken one at a time

A day in Cardiff. Mike and I met a cast of fourteen actors, with colleagues from the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre Wales, for an open cold reading of the full unedited text of Coriolanus, amongst an informal gathering within the public space of the Senedd in Caridff Bay. Culminating, as the building closed its doors for the day, out in the last of the afternoon sun, on the building’s steps.

My sincerest thanks to everyone involved. Being able to meet the text, animated so directly, in public space, was even more useful than I had hoped.



The generous readers were: Simon Armstrong, Patrick Brennan, Alex Clatworthy, Tomos Eames, Richard Elis, Roger Evans, Bradley Freegard, Nia Gwynne, Derek Hutchinson, Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, Richard Lynch, Nichola McAuliffe, Steffan Rhodri and David Sibley.


Mike Brookes' blog: less than fragments

Follow @mike_brookes on twitter

Views: 266

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of National Theatre Wales Community to add comments!

Join National Theatre Wales Community

Comment by National Theatre Wales on October 15, 2011 at 16:27
It was indeed a really splendid cast.  And I don't think any of us knew just what a fantastic acoustic there is under the wooden canopy out front of the Senedd building.  Richard Rogers has designed a truly great space for oratory, and we're mainly just using it to scuttle across on the way to the x-ray machines.... Bring back speech-making!
Comment by James O'Donnell on October 13, 2011 at 12:27
I think it's a testament to the great work that the NTW have in the pipeline that so many wonderful actors turn up for a reading. This is a very exciting project!!!
Comment by carmen medway-stephens on October 10, 2011 at 18:36

It was like witnessing a piece of history and was so glad to witness it.

image block identification

© 2022   Created by National Theatre Wales.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service