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  1. Hijinx Theatre’s new drama pods

    Tuesday 28 January 2014, 13:27

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    Cardiff-based theatre group Hijinx is about to tour two new one-act plays as part of their pop-up pods series.

    The shows are aimed at challenging the audience’s perspective on the world and are each performed by one actor with learning disabilities and one without.

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  2. Young critics shortlist best of 2013 theatre in Wales

    Tuesday 14 January 2014, 15:01

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    Last year marked the first ever Theatre Critics in Wales awards, now organisers are hoping to build on the inaugural event’s success this year and have just published the nominations for 2013.

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  3. Festive season promises treat for culture vultures and slapstick lovers alike

    Monday 2 December 2013, 10:08

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    'Tis once again the season to be jolly, and arts venues across Wales will be serving up an array of Christmas crackers this festive period to entice you in from the cold.

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  4. Sherman celebrates 40 years of theatrical gems

    Friday 22 November 2013, 16:44

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    Last Sunday marked the 40th birthday of the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff and people have been sharing their favourite memories of the venue through an interactive installation.

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  5. Hit play about bourgeois values is reprised for tour of Wales

    Friday 15 November 2013, 11:35

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    Last autumn, theatre company Theatr Bara Caws staged a hit production of Llanast!, a Welsh translation of the award-winning play God of Carnage which sold out completely at both runs in Cardiff and Caernarfon.

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  6. Award-winning play about inappropriate teacher-pupil relationship gets its premiere

    Friday 8 November 2013, 13:44

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    It's not a subject that sits easily with many people, but the taboo relationship between a pupil and her teacher forms the subject of the next play to be staged by Dirty Protest. Parallel Lines was penned by Penarth playwright Katherine Chandler and scooped the inaugural Wales Drama Award in 2012. 

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  7. Radical adaptation of Macbeth weaves four languages in fusion of dance and theatre

    Tuesday 29 October 2013, 14:49

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    A new production of Shakespeare's Scottish play aims to get under the skin of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's toxic relationship and bring their unusual dynamic into sharper focus.

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  8. Dirty, Gifted and Welsh - a celebration of new Welsh theatre writing

    Thursday 17 October 2013, 14:53

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    A host of exciting new writers will be at the Park and Dare theatre in Treorchy this Friday for an event to celebrate emerging Welsh talent.

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  9. Gary Owen on the dramatic power of the deep, dark forest

    Thursday 3 October 2013, 09:26

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    Having grown up in rural Pembrokeshire, playwright Gary Owen is no stranger to the creative pull and potency of the countryside.

    So when Hampshire-based theatre company Forest Forge asked him to write a play that explored life in the New Forest, he jumped at the chance.

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  10. Music Theatre Wales director Michael McCarthy on the company’s 25th anniversary

    Monday 30 September 2013, 14:39

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    When Michael McCarthy and Michael Rafferty co-founded Music Theatre Wales 25 years ago, it was a gem of an idea, a glimmer of hope that a company producing contemporary opera could one day become a pioneering international force.

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  11. Hilarious sixties farce to tour Wales’ smaller venues

    Friday 27 September 2013, 14:13

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    Penarth-based company Black Rat Productions has teamed up with the Blackwood Miners' Institute for its next production, which starts a whistle-stop tour of Wales next week.

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  12. Dark comedy about the dysfunctions of families to tour Wales

    Wednesday 25 September 2013, 10:29

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    We've all felt the pressure cooker effect of a family Christmas, when we're cooped up together for far longer than is decent and old behaviour patterns die hard.

    Now a new comedy which plays on the tensions and difficulties most families encounter is to tour Wales ahead of the festive season.

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  13. New play by Patrick Jones hopes to provoke debate about death

    Friday 13 September 2013, 09:24

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    A hospice may seem a grim and cheerless setting for a drama, but according to playwright and poet Patrick Jones such places can be full of laughter and heartening fortitude in the face of fate.

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  14. Play sheds new light on strange friendship of Rhys Davies and Anna Kavan

    Tuesday 10 September 2013, 10:08

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    The team behind the acclaimed play about Lloyd George - The Wizard, The Goat and the Man Who Won the War - is to offer a new insight into the mysterious friendship between Valleys writer Rhys Davies and cult literary figure Anna Kavan.

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  15. Stalking John Barrowman - the musical

    Thursday 29 August 2013, 12:34

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    It may be an unsettling title for a production, but something about Stalking John Barrowman seems to have captured the public imagination, as each of its premiere shows in Cardiff this week will play to a sell-out audience.

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  16. Mysterious travelling puppet show could be coming to a village near you

    Friday 9 August 2013, 15:29

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    Since medieval times puppets have been popping up in temporary booths to delight and horrify crowds in equal measure.

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  17. Arctic-inspired show explores strange magnetism of North Pole

    Tuesday 30 July 2013, 13:48

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    For many of us, travelling to the Arctic to gaze upon the awe-inspiring Northern Lights is one for the bucket list, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the wonders of the night sky at close range.

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  18. Helen Griffin to reprise role of tragic Hollywood star Rachel Roberts

    Friday 26 July 2013, 09:56

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    A show which catalogues the spectacular fall from grace of the outrageous Welsh actress Rachel Roberts is to return to Wales. The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven will stage Who's Afraid Of Rachel Roberts for one night only next week before the one-woman show starring Helen Griffin moves to the Edinburgh...

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  19. Dark comedy Richard Parker returns to Cardiff with new sequel

    Thursday 25 July 2013, 15:56

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    A play that has proved a hit across the pond will be returning to Cardiff next week as part of a double bill with its sequel. The dark comedy Richard Parker, written by Owen Thomas, scooped Best International Show at last year's Hollywood Fringe Awards and is due to be staged in Chicago in November...

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  20. Summer blockbuster brings monsters to life

    Friday 19 July 2013, 15:13

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    For those keen to keep the kids enthused this summer, the Cardiff-based children's theatre company Theatr Iolo is promising a true family treat - a blockbuster film style production featuring monsters.

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