186 posts about Theatre on this blog
Monday 11 March 2013, 16:51
The son of a miner, Ivor Emmanuel was orphaned during World War Two when a stray German bomb killed his father, mother, grandfather and sister.
Friday 8 March 2013, 16:43
At the moment it seems very fashionable for organisations to have their own artists in residence. Everywhere from airports, hotels and businesses to the Welsh Rugby Union are doing it, and now National Theatre Wales has appointed its own creative talent to produce visual art for the company throughout...
Friday 1 March 2013, 14:57
For many of us, Easter weekend usually goes by in a flurry of family commitments and visits to DIY superstores. But if you fancy doing something edifying and entirely different this year, a new music venture is being put on at a stunning location near Cardigan in Pembrokeshire.
Thursday 31 January 2013, 12:22
A decade ago members of Sherman Cymru's youth theatre devised an idea for Dressing Up, a theatrical show staged on a 10 metre catwalk. The format enabled the group to intersperse the trademark catwalk strutting with more intimate pieces of theatre.
Monday 28 January 2013, 11:17
Nearly half a century ago, a group of people passionate about their mother tongue staged a sit-down protest on a bridge in Aberystwyth to highlight their desire for Welsh to live on and be given official status.
Thursday 24 January 2013, 11:08
One highlight of its upcoming season has already been announced and now the agonising wait is over as National Theatre Wales is at last lifting the lid on what else it has in store for audiences in 2013.
Monday 21 January 2013, 12:27
Next month the Aberystwyth Arts Centre is to present the latest showcase of work by a group of aspiring playwrights and the line-up of offerings is looking pretty intriguing.
Friday 21 December 2012, 11:23
Sherman Cymru's 2013 programme for emerging writers will kick off promptly in the New Year with a piece that attracted praise at the 2011 National Eisteddfod: Cynnau Tân by Rhian Staples.
Wednesday 12 December 2012, 10:09
Not every performer would be prepared to open up their own house to the public for several nights at one of the busiest times of year. But for dancer Caroline Sabin, Christmas is a fascinating time.
Friday 7 December 2012, 12:12
From his makeshift radio workshop at Gelligroes Mill, amateur radio enthusiast Artie Moore picked up a distress signal from the stricken Titanic after it hit an iceberg. Now, 100 years on, this story has inspired a new play about eavesdropping and listening to the voices of the past.
Friday 7 December 2012, 10:52
Since its inception in November 2009, National Theatre Wales has vowed to engage people from all walks of life and all corners of Wales in its performances.
But alongside its main productions the theatre has also been running an inclusive assembly programme.
Tuesday 20 November 2012, 16:26
Audiences worldwide will be invited to share in a special production focusing on the Somali community in Butetown, Cardiff next year as National Theatre Wales will launch its third jam-packed season with the three-day venture, De Gabay (The Poem) in early March.
Thursday 15 November 2012, 16:01
He meant many things to different people - hero, showman, womaniser, statesman - but there is no doubt David Lloyd George was one of Wales' best known icons.
Thursday 15 November 2012, 11:59
Alan Turing, a pioneer celebrated for deciphering the messages encrypted by the German Enigma machine at Bletchley Park during World War Two, knew much more than many the truly harsh meaning of falling "from hero to zero".
Friday 9 November 2012, 15:24
It's been a busy 18 months for Mared Swain, the Sherman Cymru's Welsh language associate director. Within 12 weeks of her first child's birth, she had been offered her dream job commissioning and developing Welsh language work and finding new writers for the Cardiff theatre.
Thursday 8 November 2012, 15:34
When they set out in 2007, the Dirty Protest theatre collective agreed that one of their chief aspirations was to stage a new play by an emerging Welsh writer. Now five years on, the group is set to achieve that aim with their new Christmas show from Matthew Bulgo.
Wednesday 24 October 2012, 16:27
If you love reggae and ska and would jump at the chance to take a trip back in time to 1980s Cardiff, then visit the Rockin' Chair Caribbean Restaurant in Riverside, Cardiff over the next 10 days as it's transformed into a theatrical venue for the revival of ska musical Rude.
Thursday 11 October 2012, 15:16
MTV's The Valleys has caused a bit of a stink in Wales, with what many feel is a total misrepresentation of people from the area. Such is the disgust among a group of local writers, they plan to present a night of theatre in response to the show.
Monday 8 October 2012, 12:11
When so many arts groups and smaller theatres are struggling, it's always pleasing to hear about the ones that are thriving, despite the tough financial climate. This year marks Cardiff-based Theatr Iolo's 25th birthday.
Thursday 20 September 2012, 16:44
Next month the Afrovibes Festival comes to Wales, and will showcase contemporary South African performance in an exciting array of theatre, music, spoken word and dance.
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