An Interview with Des George, winner of the Best Promoter, Rural Touring Awards.

Photographic credits Keith Morris www.artswebwales.com Hi Des great to meet you, can you give our readers some background information on yourself please? Hi my name is Des and I am based at Neuadd Dyfi a venue in West Wales. The venue you support is called Neuadd Dyfi and is in West Wales. how is the … Continue reading An Interview with Des George, winner of the Best Promoter, Rural Touring Awards.

Review George’s Marvellous Medicine, The New Theatre, Cardiff by Sarah Debnam

This year marks the 100th Birthday of the literary legend Roald Dahl but I’m sure you knew that already? If you live anywhere near Cardiff you would have seen the spectacular celebrations across the City Centre from National Theatre Wales and if not there would have been something nearby to mark the event no doubt. … Continue reading Review George’s Marvellous Medicine, The New Theatre, Cardiff by Sarah Debnam

An Interview with Sam Pullan Nominee for Young Person of the Year, National Rural Touring Awards 2019.

Hi Sam great to meet you, can you give our readers some background information on yourself please? I am a 15-year-old who is very interested in the technical side of theatre. I do a lot in the hall which is closest to me which is Neuadd Dyfi in Aberdyfi . I help out with all … Continue reading An Interview with Sam Pullan Nominee for Young Person of the Year, National Rural Touring Awards 2019.

Dance and Audiences at Neuadd Dyfi with Sarah Verity

Hi Sarah great to meet you, can you give our readers some background information on yourself please? I have been dancing since the age of 3 and have trained in many dance styles such as ballet, modern, jazz, street dance, freestyle and Cheerleading. I completed the IDTA Dance Teaching Diploma in Freestyle and Modern Jazz with Distinction … Continue reading Dance and Audiences at Neuadd Dyfi with Sarah Verity

Review Blue Stockings, Storyhouse, Chester By Simon Kensdale

 I wasn’t exactly disappointed but I wasn’t satisfied either – for several reasons.  This puts me in a minority of one, as it seems both the play and this production have been universally well-received: – A must see – a talented young cast – terrific energy as the fight goes on – so good all … Continue reading Review Blue Stockings, Storyhouse, Chester By Simon Kensdale

Review: The Kite Runner, Theatr Clwyd by Beth Armstrong

⭐⭐⭐ (Please note this review contains detailed discussion of the play’s plot) Based on the hugely popular novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler, had a lot to prove. Despite enjoying two runs in the West End in 2016 and ’17, I wasn’t as enamoured with the piece … Continue reading Review: The Kite Runner, Theatr Clwyd by Beth Armstrong

Review Carmen, WNO by Barbara Michaels.

CARMEN Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Opera: Georges Bizet Libretto: Henri Melham and Ludovic Haley Director: Jo Davies Reviewer: Barbara Michaels ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Opera aficionados are fortunate to have seen Jo Davies new production of Carmen for WNO when it was first staged here in the Donald Gordon theatre last year.  Now there is another chance to see this production again, with different … Continue reading Review Carmen, WNO by Barbara Michaels.

Review Bang, Bang, Dermot McLaughlin Productions Charles H Duggan & Brian Zucker In association with Farces Galore Exeter Northcott Theatre by Richard Evans

Written by John Cleese, directed by Daniel Buckroyd, Theatr Clwyd, February 18th 2020 Was this a farce or was it farcical? With big names come many expectations and in the world of comedy in the UK, they do not come much bigger than John Cleese, from whom have come some of our seminal comic experiences.  … Continue reading Review Bang, Bang, Dermot McLaughlin Productions Charles H Duggan & Brian Zucker In association with Farces Galore Exeter Northcott Theatre by Richard Evans

Review Hedda Gabler, Sherman Theatre by Eva Marloes

I couldn’t take it any longer and I left at the interval. I know I should have stayed but I couldn’t. Hedda Gabler was awful. The reviews are all ecstatic, but I only saw incongruous old-fashioned theatre. There is nothing of Ibsen, there is nothing of bourgeois anxiety, and nothing of women’s suppressed individuality in … Continue reading Review Hedda Gabler, Sherman Theatre by Eva Marloes

REVIEW Hedda Gabler, Sherman Theatre by Barbara Hughes-Moore

Hedda Gabler will not be coerced. It’s the mantra of a general’s daughter, the battle cry of a woman so enmeshed in the art of war that she keeps loaded pistols in her living room. Henrik Ibsen’s convention-demolishing heroine raised eyebrows (and tensions) when she first stormed onstage in 1891, and the Sherman Theatre’s bold … Continue reading REVIEW Hedda Gabler, Sherman Theatre by Barbara Hughes-Moore