Theatre in Wales

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  Lurking Truth

Lurking Truth

Gwynfryn,
Newtown Rd
Machynlleth
Powys
SY20 8EY

  current production | past productions
e-mail address | e-bost ddr@aber.ac.uk
director
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David Ian Rabey
administrator
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David Ian Rabey
artistic policy
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To arrest, fascinate and seduce audiences beyond the current fear of art which is not defined by tourism and utilitarian community celebration (of what, for whom, at whose behest?).

To demonstrate the self-renewing immediacy of theatrical performance in which language is a promise written in the air and physicality is the ballet of manifested courage.

To achieve a production style that is appropriate to the uniqueness of the play rather than to the reassuring familiarities of theatrical convention

To show how complexity can, in theatre as in other matters, actually be more enjoyable and exciting than predictability, and how theatre can be a living triumph of the artificial, which is what human beings do best.
brief history
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Presenting new work written by the Artistic Director or exhilerating re-evaluations of major works by modern dramatists neglected in a climate of theatrical cowardice.
selected past productions
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1986
Victory (Barker) Aberystwyth Barn
Don't Exaggerate (Barker), Southside Centre Edinburgh, revived & twinned with The Castle (Barker), Aberystwyth Castle Theatre

1987:
The Bewitched (Barnes), Aberystwyth Old College
No Truth on the Cheap (Barker arr. Rabey), Aberystwyth Old College

1990 THE EARLY HOURS OF A REVILED MAN written by Howard Barker (stage premiere), directed by Roger Owen

1996
The Back of Beyond (Rabey), Aberystwyth Castle Theatre & Cardiff Chapter
The Back of Beyond (Back with a Vengeance
ReMix), Aberystwyth Castle Theatre

1997
AC/DC (Williams), Aberystwyth Bethseilun
Bite or Suck (Rabey), Machynlleth Tabernacle & Aberystwyth Castle Theatre

1998
The Battle of the Crows (Rabey), Aberystwyth Castle , Theatre & Swansea Dylan Thomas Theatre

2001
The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo
English-language premiere, written and directed by Howard Barker; co-production with Íomhá Ildánach), Dublin Project Theatre

2002

Revival of The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo, written and directed by Howard Barker, in a co-production with the Irish Touring Company, visiting the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork; Bute Auditorium, Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff; Theatr Hafren, Newtown; Emily Williams Studio, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

 

2004

Lovefuries (The Contracting Sea and The Hanging Judge)(Rabey), Emily Williams Studio, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Ss. Michael & St.John, Dublin Fringe Theatre Festival

World premiere production of Letter to Myself  by Arnold Wesker, accompanied by readings by the dramatist: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Machynlleth Tabernacl and Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival


2005 LOVEFURIES: The Contracting Sea and The Hanging Judge

written and directed by David Ian Rabey

Wales Millennium Centre, Weston Studio, Cardiff



2009 A WOUNDED KNIFE

written by Howard Barker (English-language premiere)

directed by David Ian Rabey, assisted by Francesca Keeling

Aberystwyth Arts Centre (in co-production with Bold Productions)



2011 VICTORY

written by Howard Barker

25th anniversary rehearsed reading

Aberystwyth University Emily Davies Studio



2012 I SAW MYSELF

written by Howard Barker

directed by Richard Lynch

Cardiff Chapter

22, 23, 26-30 June



2013
MOJO
by Jez Butterworth
rehearsed reading
directed by David Ian Rabey
Aberystwyth Dept of Theatre, Film & Television Studies

2014
RED SUN
by David Rudkin
rehearsed reading, Feb 22nd
directed by David Ian Rabey
performed by Richard Lynch and Roger Owen
Aberystwyth Dept of Theatre, Film & Television Studies Emily Davies Studio

THE FORTY
by Howard Barker
11 & 12 April
directed by David Ian Rabey
cast includes: Richard Lynch, Roger Owen
Aberystwyth Dept of Theatre, Film & Television Studies Emily Davies Studio

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