186 posts about theatre on this blog
Wednesday 10 November 2010, 13:40
A fledgling Welsh theatre company will present their new production in an empty shop space in Swansea this weekend, marking another theatrical performance in the Swansea Creative Hub.
The recently-established The Anatomical Theatre will stage the imaginatively-titled The Play That Ate Your Face in a...
Wednesday 3 November 2010, 14:20
Blackthorn, Owen's first play for the Mold-based theatre company, tells the story of Kate and Tom who together with their daughter Evie have retreated from the London rat race to Wales...
Thursday 21 October 2010, 18:25
The inaugural year of National Theatre Wales' productions continues apace, and their eighth offering brings alive the dark comic tales of Gwyn Thomas, the great Welsh storyteller and chronicler of the valleys.
Wednesday 20 October 2010, 12:50
Ahead of this, Sheen presents a programme on the great Dane on BBC Radio Four this Saturday, in which he looks back at classic productions of the play and the many...
Thursday 14 October 2010, 13:20
Theatr Colwyn has closed its doors in readiness for a £700,000 revamp that will transform the Victorian building.
The theatre will benefit from a new box office, toilets, community room, office space and an open cafe/bar on the ground floor. The refurbishment will also give disabled access to all floors...
Monday 11 October 2010, 12:10
Wednesday 6 October 2010, 15:40
We've recently been sent word of some exciting news about burgeoning plans for a new creative hub for the centre of Swansea, which hopes to attract artists, designers and others from a whole host of creative industries to the city.
Now, I will admit that I've been rather slow on the uptake here, as earlier...
Tuesday 21 September 2010, 12:30
Hijinx Theatre are about to embark on what is likely to be their last autumn tour with a production inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Ill Met By Moonlight was written almost 20 years ago, and toured in 1994...
Wednesday 15 September 2010, 17:50
Grant, a trained actor, plans to take on the role of the First Voice - the role once occupied...
Friday 3 September 2010, 13:30
Following our previous blog post about Gwent Theatre losing its appeal against the Arts Council of Wales' decision to withdraw its funding, the theatre is planning a public campaign to save itself from closure.
The theatre group says that unless there's a sudden change of heart by the Arts Council of...
Wednesday 1 September 2010, 15:20
Some of the events have now been successfully completed, but this week sees the National Youth Theatre of Wales (NYTW) begin their touring production of new play...
Thursday 26 August 2010, 17:44
Gwent Theatre has lost its appeal against the Arts Council of Wales' decision to withdraw its funding.
The decision to end the annual funding of £250,000 was announced in June, and is likely to spell the end of the Abergavenny-based organisation. Michael Sheen was among those pledging their support...
Friday 13 August 2010, 13:34
It has to be one of my most surreal experiences to date - the oldest existing European drama performed in the open air where the army do their training.
Yes, it's National Theatre Wales' new production. The play is a newly worked version of The Persians by the ancient Greek dramatist Aeschylus. The...
Friday 6 August 2010, 13:10
Sherman Cymru take their latest production Speechless to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a powerful portrayal on the secret world of twin sisters who refused to communicate with the adult world and talked only to each other in their own language.
Demi Oyediran (June), Natasha Gordon (Jennifer) and Emma...
Tuesday 3 August 2010, 16:30
Rhodri Miles in character as Richard Burton (images © Kirsten McTernan)
Burton is a one-man show, written by Gwynne Edwards and directed by Hugh Thomas...
Tuesday 3 August 2010, 12:35
Welsh actor and director Daniel Evans has spoken on the importance of engaging both Welsh and non-Welsh speakers in bilingual theatre in Wales.
Daniel Evans © Claire Newman-Williams
The actor has called on the Welsh language national theatre, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, to reach out to English speaking...
Monday 2 August 2010, 19:55
Filming off the Maes this afternoon and when you're at the Eisteddfod it always feels a bit strange leaving when there's so much going on.
Still gives me the chance to tell you that Theatr Genedlaethol (the National Theatre) are hard at work at the Met Theatre in Abertillery. Just poked my head round...
Friday 23 July 2010, 11:35
Welsh star of stage and screen Daniel Evans will act as this year's Honorary President at the Blaenau Gwent and Heads of the Valleys National Eisteddfod.
Evans trained at London's Guildhall School of Music and has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company and British National Theatre. He has won two prestigious...
Wednesday 21 July 2010, 11:35
National Youth Arts Wales celebrates its 10th anniversary year in 2010 and has an extensive programme of dance, theatre and music events planned for the summer and autumn.
Over 400 talented Welsh youngsters will perform in venues right across Wales, in addition to shows planned in Malvern and Manchester...
Tuesday 20 July 2010, 14:40
The Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea launches its summer programme of lunchtime theatre this weekend.
The Fluellen Theatre company will present their production One State of Happiness on Saturday 24 July. The title of the production is a quotation from Dylan Thomas, of how he described living in the Boat...
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