An Interview with playwright Mark Williams

Get the Chance values the role playwrights living and working in Wales bring to the cultural life of our nation. Here is our third interview in this series with playwright Mark Williams. Hi Mark great to meet you, so what got you interested in writing? I’ve always loved stories, and was a big reader of … Continue reading An Interview with playwright Mark Williams

An Interview with playwright Kelly Jones

Playwright Kelly Jones Get the Chance values the role playwrights living and working in Wales bring to the cultural life of our nation. Here is our second interview in this series with  playwright Kelly Jones. Hi Kelly great to meet you, can you give our readers some background information on yourself please? I’m Kelly, a … Continue reading An Interview with playwright Kelly Jones

Welsh Playwrights, An interview with Tony Wright

Get the Chance values the role playwrights living and working in Wales bring to the cultural life of our nation.  Here is our first interview in this series with Welsh playwright Tony Wright. Hi Tony great to meet you, can you give our readers some background information on yourself please? Sure, so my name is … Continue reading Welsh Playwrights, An interview with Tony Wright

Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2014: Selecting the Best Playwright in the English Language Category

Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2014: Selecting the Best Playwright in the English Language Category by Phil Morris The Wales Arts Review readily acknowledges the importance of Guy O’Donnell’s development work with young and ‘third-age’ critics, through his Bridgend-based projects, as we believe that creativity thrives and standards of practice improve in a climate of … Continue reading Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2014: Selecting the Best Playwright in the English Language Category

Award wining writer Rachel Trezise supports Bridgend Young Playwrights.

Dylan Thomas prize wining author Rachel Trezise ran the first Writing Squad playwriting workshop in the Zone in Bridgend last Saturday. Bridgend Writing Squad are being supported by Rachel to create a series of ‘plays for voices’ which will be performed at the Park and Dare theatre Treorchy. The Writing Squads plays will form part … Continue reading Award wining writer Rachel Trezise supports Bridgend Young Playwrights.

REVIEW A Christmas Carol, Sherman Theatre by Barbara Hughes-Moore

It’s Christmastime again at the Sherman, and after 18 months, they’re back – both in the studio and at the cutting edge of theatre. Their ‘Back in Play’ season brought us the stage, and their new version of Charles Dickens’ festive classic has brought us the spectacle. The first full-length production directed by Sherman AD … Continue reading REVIEW A Christmas Carol, Sherman Theatre by Barbara Hughes-Moore

Review, Miss Margarida’s Way, 5Go Theatre Company, Drayton Arms Theatre, By Hannah Goslin

In this small upstairs theatre, we are taken back to childhood and enter the classroom of Miss Margarida. Based on the original play by Brazilian playwright Roberto Athayde in 1971, the play sees us degraded, bullied, bombarded by two Miss Margarida’s who, are not by any stretch of the imagination, model teachers. There is a … Continue reading Review, Miss Margarida’s Way, 5Go Theatre Company, Drayton Arms Theatre, By Hannah Goslin

Review, Small Change, Peter Gill, Both Barrels Theatre, Omnibus Theatre By Hannah Goslin

A blanket white stage. Some old, red colour metal scupltures. I hear someone describe them as artwork much like Barbara Hepworth. Very old city feel. A set design, perfect for such a play. Small Change is set in Cardiff – these “sculptures” reminded me so much of the Bay, the docks, the nooks and crannies … Continue reading Review, Small Change, Peter Gill, Both Barrels Theatre, Omnibus Theatre By Hannah Goslin

An Interview with Francesca Goodridge, on Curtain Up at Theatr Clwyd, conducted by Gareth Williams

Curtain Up is a celebration of creativity, live theatre, and Welsh talent. Over the course of three weeks, three companies, comprising of ten actors each, will perform 15 new plays – five each week – by 15 Welsh playwrights. That’s 15 voices with 15 very different stories to tell. Associate Director Francesca Goodridge took some … Continue reading An Interview with Francesca Goodridge, on Curtain Up at Theatr Clwyd, conducted by Gareth Williams

The Road to Reopening. Artists and audiences on returning to physical venues.

Geinor Styles, Artistic Director, Theatr na nÓg With the roll out of the Covid-19 vacancies, the arts sector is hopeful audiences will return to venues. If venues want to attract audiences, what do you think they should do? Put on shows. There is a spanner in the wheel called R & D. It’s like an … Continue reading The Road to Reopening. Artists and audiences on returning to physical venues.