wed 15/07/2020

National Theatre Wales

National Theatre Wales announces its second season

NTW's 'The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning' will ask questions about the imprisoned Wikileaks fall guy, who spent his teenage years in West Wales

The inaugural year of National Theatre Wales included an immensely ambitious body of work which tested to the limit the definition of what a national theatre can and should be. In new venues and old, found spaces and open spaces, it staged several...

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The Passion of Port Talbot, NTW/WildWorks

To begin at the end, this was an astonishing creation, a piece of street theatre of transcendental power which no one who was there at the death last night could or will ever forget. Those witnesses included what felt like the whole population of...

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In the Beginning Was the Word: The King James Bible 400th

The King James Bible, that great monument in the biography of the English language, is 400 years old this year. To use its own wording, it is as old as the hills, as old as Methuselah. Contemporaneous with Shakespeare, it has given us as many of the...

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theartsdesk Q&A: Actor Michael Sheen

Either it’s a bizarre accident. Or there’s something in the water. Port Talbot, the unlovely steel town in Wales where smoke stacks belch fumes into the cloudy coastal sky, has been sending its sons to work in Hollywood for decades now. Richard...

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theartsdesk in Cardiff: Birth of a National Theatre

From seat 17 of Row 8, Block M35, Stair 14, Level 4, in a gathering of 75,000 spectators, almost all of them Welsh, it’s difficult to argue with the idea that Wales already has a national theatre. It’s called the Millennium Stadium (picture below)....

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