Ray Thomas
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What I do:
Founder/ Director - A48 THEATRE COMPANY, CARDIFF; Supporting artiste work - Da Vinci's Demons; Casualty; Torchwood; Ironclad; Y Pris; actor and director with Everyman, Cardiff
A little more about me:
Retired teacher (HoD - Secondary) and Lecturer (University of South Wales [Directing] and F.E.) - Drama/ Theatre/ Performing Arts in UK and Singapore; enjoy acting but prefer directing; interested and involved since the age of 16; drummer and backing vocalist in a variety of bands (over 26 years of experience) again in UK and Singapore. Also 18 years working in Community Education, as a Senior Manager, for Somerset County Council. Drama and Theatre Training/ Workshops in UK (Gest Train) and in Singapore. One professional stage appearance - "Hysteria" at The Northcott Theatre, Exeter (Dir. Kate Saxon). First Theatre Director of the school-based 525-seat "Community Theatre" (now Medina Theatre/ Mountbatten Centre) - Newport, Isle of Wight.
Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan.
Projects I’m working on:
Directed near sell-out performances of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town"; (Chapter; for Everyman Theatre, Cardiff 2014; Peter Nichols' "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" (Chapter; for Everyman Theatre, Cardiff 2016); "From Laugharne to ....." (for The Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia 2015; for Everyman Theatre, Cardiff [Various dates and venues]); Patricia Cornelius' "Do Not Go Gentle" (and International collaborative production, in Wales and Australia (with The Drill Hall Theatre and Everyman Theatre). I founded and co-ordinated "Everyman's Theatre Lab - Melting Pot" - an initiative aiming to help re-energise the Company by a programme of skills development, experimenting, creating new work, training - with professional input; built links with RSC's Training programme; built bridges between amateur and professional elements of our business.

Completed M.A.Drama (Distinction) at University of South Wales - 2014. Final Production - "THE THUNDER & LIGHTNING MAN" (Andrew Crosse); invited to lecture on Directing (2015 - 2017); Founded A48 THEATRE COMPANY, CARDIFF - MAY 2018; purpose: International Collaborative Theatre Projects and Productions.
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A48 Theatre Company - "Graveyard Voices"

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Posted on August 2, 2018 at 7:02

Casting Call - A48 Theatre Company


Due entirely to external circumstances beyond our control, our proposed Double-Bill - "ENDGAME"/ "MAMGU" - has has had to be postponed until FEBRUARY 2019.

We will put out another Casting Call in November 2018.

Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Ray Thomas MA MEd


Posted on July 30, 2018 at 21:37 — 1 Comment

Casting Call - A48 Theatre Company

A48 THEATRE COMPANY is a new, Cardiff-based, company with the following purpose:


“to investigate, initiate and develop International collaborative Theatre projects with like-minded Theatre Companies based outside the UK.

This will be achieved by means of:

rehearsing and presenting high quality professional, pro-am, or Community joint productions of appropriate     and agreed plays, in Theatres and venues local to the Companies involved;

and/ or touring…


Posted on July 26, 2018 at 5:21

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At 1:28 on May 1, 2017, Mathilde Lopez said…

Hi Ray, I've just noticed a message from you back in ...2015! I am so sorry I somehow missed it, it was about workshops for everyman theatre, I am sure you have found someone by now! Anyhow, please contact me on my company email if you need anything mathildelopez@august012.co.uk and again I am so sorry M

At 22:54 on December 31, 2015, Sianna Reader said…

Hi Ray. 

Thank you for the replying to my post. I am looking for all kinds of work in theatre, be it professional or amateur. I will look into the companies you suggested. 

All the best for the new year. 


At 4:50 on December 16, 2015, Anna Poole said…

Hi Ray, 

Thank you for getting in touch, it's really lovely to hear from you.  I would love to meet up and chat about this further.  If you send me an email we can sort out when, my email is annapoole88@gmail.com. 

All the best, 


At 4:55 on August 5, 2014, Simon Coates said…

Hi Ray

Really happy to meet about this. Why don't you drop me an email to work out when.

At 22:36 on April 27, 2014, Simon Coates said…

HI Ray

I'm shaping up these ideas at the moment but when i have a better idea of how we will be moving forward I will post info the Community. Happy for you to give me a call to discuss.

Hope that's ok.

At 11:42 on October 23, 2013, Mia Sands said…

I am a Newport Film student currently producing my second year experimental film. I have posted a discussion on the actors group for an open casting and the Director and I have also been looking through the group for actors who fit the brief. 
We are please to inform you that we are interested in you for one of the parts and would like to invite you to a casting this Friday at 5pm in the Newport University city campus NP20 2BP. If you are unavailable for this please let me know as we are aware this isn't much notice and so might possibly be holding another casting next week for those who can't make it. The brief is as follows:
The first brief is for a troubled Young Man having to care for his dying father, He is angry and confused about his father's bizarre, fatalistic behaviour and is, at first, not able to understand what his father is trying to tell him. He numbs himself through his obsession with horror films and alcohol and drug use. He is frightened and has no idea how to deal with what's happening to his dad, with whom he has never been able to communicate.
The second brief is for an Older Man who is suffering with pain, fear and hallucinations related to his oncoming death. He is trying to tell his son that he knows he will die soon and that there is nothing he can do about it but does so in an obtuse, confrontational way involving childish behaviour and too close-to-the-bone humour.
There is a pivotal scene where the 2 come to an understanding after a sort-of fight whilst the father is in the bath but refusing to co-operate. This will be quite physically demanding and require nudity from the Older Man.
Given that this is a student project, unfortunately we are able to pay expenses only but food will be provided on set everyday. It's a 3 day shoot from the 16-18th of November. Although this may be subject to change.
Please contact us if you have any questions. Also if you are able to attend the casting could you provide us with an email so that I can send you a copy of the script.
Many thanks,
Mia Sands

At 1:44 on January 3, 2013, Anna Poole said…

Hi Ray,

Welcome to TEAM!

Have a look around the group to see if there are any opportunities you are interested in and to see what other TEAM members are up to around Wales. If you would like to know more about TEAM please feel free to contact me via the community or send me an e-mail to annapoole@nationaltheatrewales.org.

Happy New Year and I hope to hear from you.



At 10:59 on December 16, 2012, Buddug James Jones said…

Hi Ray! Thanks for your interest! I think I might look for something to do around mid January for the next Critical Chinwag so keep an eye on the group page in the new year as I'll be keeping that updated.



At 9:01 on December 12, 2012, carmen medway-stephens said…

small world, yes, glad you got it back, thanks again

At 8:09 on December 12, 2012, carmen medway-stephens said…

Have had a look but I'll ask now if any of the writers picked it up, Thanks for coming along and supporting, yes a great new writing night


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