Theatre in Wales

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Carl Tighe: Reasons for Leaving Wales
Open Letter to the Wales Arts Council (4)
Adam Somerset, June 28, 2020

Carl Tighe & Made in Wales
Open Letter to the Wales Arts Council (3)
Adam Somerset, June 27, 2020

Carl Tighe: Drama Submissions and Companies
Open Letter to the Wales Arts Council (2)
Adam Somerset, June 26, 2020

Carl Tighe: Record in Wales
Open Letter to the Wales Arts Council (1)
Adam Somerset, June 25, 2020

Wales Arts Council in the House of Commons
Carl Tighe on Theatre in Dispute in the 1980s
Adam Somerset, June 24, 2020

In His Own Words
Siôn Eirian Speaking in 1994
Adam Somerset, June 14, 2020

Siôn Eirian: In Memory
Playwright, Poet, Pioneer Television Writer
Adam Somerset, June 12, 2020

Theatre- a nation is responsible for itself
Carl Tighe- New Theatre Writing In Wales (9)
Adam Somerset, June 9, 2020

Welsh writers...Too parochial. Too dangerous.
Carl Tighe- New Theatre Writing In Wales (8)
Adam Somerset, June 8, 2020

Ever present mirage of Welsh National Theatre
Carl Tighe: New Writing in Wales (7)
Adam Somerset, June 7, 2020

Failure to Recognise Importance
Carl Tighe: New Writing in Wales (6)
Adam Somerset, June 6, 2020

The Poor Quality of Drama Writing
Carl Tighe: New Writing in Wales (5)
Adam Somerset, June 5, 2020

New Writing at Theatre Companies in the 1980s
Carl Tighe: New Writing in Wales (4)
Adam Somerset, June 4, 2020

Report on a Playwriting Competition
Carl Tighe: New Writing in Wales (3)
Adam Somerset, June 3, 2020

New Theatre Writing in Wales in the 1980s
Carl Tighe: New Writing in Wales (2)
Adam Somerset, June 2, 2020

New Theatre Writing in Wales
Carl Tighe: New Writing in Wales (1)
Adam Somerset, June 1, 2020

Dramatist, Commentator, Activist
Carl Tighe In Memory
Adam Somerset, May 31, 2020

Performer, Author, Director, Teacher
Phillip Zarrilli In Memory
Adam Somerset, May 20, 2020

Othneil Smith Remembered
"He Knew What Was Good Theatre, What Mattered".
Adam Somerset, April 16, 2020

Young People Not the Beneficiaries of Public Art
Public and Public Sector: In-groups and Out-groups
Adam Somerset, March 31, 2020

Use the Words that Fit
Better Language Makes Better Policy
Adam Somerset, March 30, 2020

The Necessity of Diversity
Matthew Syed on Cognitive Variation
Adam Somerset, March 29, 2020

The Importance of Division
Tension, Fissure & Ernst Schumacher
Adam Somerset, March 28, 2020

More Sharper Better Feedback Needed
The Value of Cybernetics & Data Richness for Policy
Adam Somerset, March 27, 2020

Quality Document with Depth
Ecology & Quality in Arts Council of Wales Document
Adam Somerset, March 25, 2020

History and Comfort Blanket Theatre
A Lack of Historical Representation
Adam Somerset, March 23, 2020

History and Comfort Blanket Theatre
A Lack of Historical Representation
Adam Somerset, March 23, 2020

Observing the Public Sphere
Opposition Is Essential to Ecology
Adam Somerset, March 12, 2020

Polemic on Thinness of Culture
Writers on the Culture of Timidity
Adam Somerset, March 8, 2020

Remembering Why “Llwyth” Mattered
Daf James, Theatr Genedlaethol & the Sherman
Adam Somerset, March 2, 2020

Use the Right Words
More Confidence and Focus on the Arts, Please
Adam Somerset, February 29, 2020

History and Comfort Blanket Theatre
A Lack of Historical Representation
Adam Somerset, February 23, 2020

Stick to the Knitting
Applying the Beneficiary Doctrine
Adam Somerset, February 23, 2020

State is Not Nation
Arts Council’s Aims Should Reflect Welsh Government Policies- not
Adam Somerset, February 16, 2020

Boosting Writers: Homemade Theatre Matters
Drama of and for Wales at Theatr Clwyd in 2020
Adam Somerset, February 11, 2020

Boosting Writers at the Sherman
Homemade Theatre Matters
Adam Somerset, February 10, 2020

Nation and State
The Primacy of Place at the Culture of Wales
Adam Somerset, February 9, 2020

Terry Hands at Theatr Clwyd
A Critical Survey
Adam Somerset, February 8, 2020

In Memory Terry Hands
A Great Director Left Our Theatre Infinitely Richer
Adam Somerset, February 6, 2020

A Frank Talk About Cash
Freelance Director Life
Adam Somerset, February 3, 2020

Martin Johnes In Print & Film
Historian Strongly Contests Victim Culture
Adam Somerset, January 31, 2020

An Inspirational and Charismatic Leader
Tributes to Sybil Crouch
Adam Somerset, January 28, 2020

Awards & Pungent Criticism
Radio Critics in Wales and England
Adam Somerset, January 25, 2020

Why Drama Has a Tough Time in Wales
The Things That Matter for the Arts of Wales
Adam Somerset, January 19, 2020

Looking Back on the Year
The Review Show 2019 Retrospective
Adam Somerset, January 18, 2020

Geography, Migration and Culture
Things That Matter Across the Arts of Wales
Adam Somerset, January 12, 2020

Bold, Clear & Confident Promotion
Some of the Good from 2019
Adam Somerset, January 12, 2020

Theatre Has to Be About Things that Matter
My Year of Theatre Outside Wales
Adam Somerset, January 5, 2020

Geography Determines the Arts
Things That Matter at the Arts of Wales
Adam Somerset, January 5, 2020

My 2019 in Theatre
The Best of the Year
Adam Somerset, January 1, 2020

Critical Christmas Cracker
"Give up wanting to be liked, live with imposter syndrome, love what you do"
Adam Somerset, December 24, 2019

Critical Christmas Cracker 2019
Thirteen Cheering Items First Half 2019
Adam Somerset, December 22, 2019

The Elements of Great Criticism
On the Retirementt of Michael Billington
Adam Somerset, December 17, 2019

Need for a Digital Commons
Lack of a Common Critical Space in Wales
Adam Somerset, October 25, 2019

Small World at 40 Years Old
Exhibition Celebrates Work in Many Countries
Adam Somerset, October 22, 2019

Meeting Keith Morris
Keith Morris: A Personal Memory
Adam Somerset, October 19, 2019

The Arts, the Nation & the State
Voices Speak on the Arms Length Principle of Funding the Arts
Adam Somerset, October 16, 2019

Criticism Championed
Gary Raymond- Critics Are Not Outsiders
Adam Somerset, October 13, 2019

Criticism: A Precondition For Creativity
The Arts of Wales
Adam Somerset, October 10, 2019

In Memory of Keith Morris
Tributes from Geinor Styles & Elin Jones
Adam Somerset, October 7, 2019

On Being a Critic in Wales
Why Living 100 Miles from Cardiff and Having No Friends Is Indispensable
Adam Somerset, October 1, 2019

Peter Gill Birthday Milestone
Tributes for Unique Director-Dramatist
Adam Somerset, September 22, 2019

One Year On from 40 Playwrights
The Stage Still Missing the Point
Adam Somerset, September 22, 2019

"The Persians" in Print
Kaite O'Reilly Book Launch in Cardigan
Adam Somerset, September 9, 2019

Writing Apprencticeship Opening
Let's Hear It for Chippy Lane
Adam Somerset, July 1, 2019

In Praise of the Small
David Adams' Critical Legacy
Adam Somerset, July 1, 2019

No Press, No Reviews
Narional Theatre at the Cardiff Race Riots
Adam Somerset, July 1, 2019

The Benefits of Less Strategy
The Allure of Strategy for Public Financing of the Arts
Adam Somerset, July 1, 2019

Public Arts Not the Same as Culture
Revealing Data on Young People and the Arts
Adam Somerset, June 11, 2019

Economics of the Arts
The Arts in England: Size, Earnings & Unreliable Data
Adam Somerset, June 10, 2019

Thinning of Critics Continues
The Industry Should Pay- Utopian
Adam Somerset, June 8, 2019

Five Years of the Other Room
Geting It Right: the Aesthetics
Adam Somerset, May 14, 2019

Remembering the Quality
Five Years at the Oher Room
Adam Somerset, May 11, 2019

A New Chapter Begins
Five Years at the Oher Room: A New Start
Adam Somerset, May 9, 2019

Why Don't We Get to Laugh More?
Ffion Jones & Welsh-Theatre-Not-in-Wales
Adam Somerset, May 7, 2019

National Theatre Doing Visual Arts
Nohing Has Changed- Mae Dim Byd yn Wedi Newid
Adam Somerset, May 1, 2019

National Theatre: Radio 4 Front Row
Time for Ambition and Proper Leadership from Naional Public Service Broadcaster
Adam Somerset, April 28, 2019

National Theatre: 25 Years Ago
David Adams at "Stage Welsh"
Adam Somerset, April 26, 2019

Treasure Trove from Wales' Critical Past
All Must Change In Order That It May Remain the Same
Adam Somerset, April 22, 2019

Public Arts Policy & Categorical Error
Warwick Commission on, Public Financing of the Arts
Adam Somerset, April 18, 2019

Funding Issues: Big vs Small
David Adams: the Critical View from 2003
Adam Somerset, April 15, 2019

Something Still Missing
Some Nuggets from Critical Archaeology: David Adams
Adam Somerset, April 12, 2019

Looking Back at Critical Writing
David Adams' Critical Writing on the Theatre of Wales
Adam Somerset, April 9, 2019

Dire Quality Performance Art
Single Reviewer at Another Pop-up National Theatre Production
Adam Somerset, April 6, 2019

Clariy, Continuity, Candour, Community
Mid Wales Opera Reaches 30 Years
Adam Somerset, March 11, 2019

Report That Says Nothing of Weight
Diversifying Funding Enquiry: Culture, Welsh Language & Communication Committee
Adam Somerset, March 2, 2019

Critical State of Play
Keynote Address at Critics Round Table
Adam Somerset, February 28, 2019

The End of Theatr Pena
Arts Council of Wales Declines Lorca Tour
Adam Somerset, February 22, 2019

So Much Effort So Little Said
Report Culture, Welsh Language & Communication Committee
Adam Somerset, February 21, 2019

Representation of Wales
Critiques of Representation of Wales
Adam Somerset, February 17, 2019

Baggy But Pointed Showcasing Report
Misalignment Between Cutural Sector and Government
Adam Somerset, February 9, 2019

Muddle of Policy Application
Consultation Submission to Senedd Culture Committee
Adam Somerset, February 2, 2019

Dramatic Portrayals Largely Invisible
Culture Committee Non-public Funding of the Arts Inquiry
Adam Somerset, January 28, 2019

The Vulnerability of Criticism
Wales Arts Review Critics Round Table
Adam Somerset, January 23, 2019

Keynote Speech from Critical Gathering
Wales Arts Review Critics Round Table
Adam Somerset, January 22, 2019

Director Advice on How to Treat Critics
“Artists to critics as birds to ornithologists.”
Adam Somerset, January 18, 2019

Letter to Jenni, An Aspiring Writer for Theatre
“When it happens it is the greatest thing in the world”
Adam Somerset, January 16, 2019

The Wrap Begins
Reduciing Writing On Theatre
Adam Somerset, January 7, 2019

“The Shortest Artistic Director Job in History"
Yvonne Murphy on the Closure of Muni Arts Centre
Adam Somerset, January 5, 2019

Best of 2018
The Review Show Does the Best of the Year Gone By
Adam Somerset, January 2, 2019

My 2019 in Theatre
The Best of the Year
Adam Somerset, January 1, 2019

Evading the Point
Radio 4 Front Row at the National Theatres of Scotland & Wales
Adam Somerset, December 1, 2018

Robert Blythe 1947-2018
Robert Blythe at the Theatre and Television of Wales
Adam Somerset, November 21, 2018

National Theatre Wales: Debating the Non-Debate
Theatre Studies Lecturer Statement
Adam Somerset, November 16, 2018

Ten Year Birthday Present for Castle Arcade
Wales' Theatre Best Assail Theatre Company
Adam Somerset, September 27, 2018

"To Be Unaware of the Nation Unforgivable"
National Theatre Wales & Quarantine “English
Adam Somerset, June 25, 2018

David Hare on His Ideal Theatre
Dramatists, Directors, Workshops & Much Else
Adam Somerset, June 14, 2018

Three Points About National Theatre
National Theatre Wales at Pafiliwn Pontrhydfendigaid
Adam Somerset, April 1, 2018

Neil Docking: A Rightful Ending for Stand-out Thea
Neil Docking Wins Best Play Award for "the Revlon Girl" Off West-End Theatre Awards 2018
Adam Somerset, March 5, 2018

From Neath & Newtown: Sense & Purpose
Mid Wales Opera & Theatr Na nÓg Evidence to Senedd Culture Committee
Adam Somerset, February 24, 2018

Arts Council of Wales Submission
Evidence to Senedd Culture Committee
Adam Somerset, February 21, 2018

My Year of Theatre 2017 (3)
"Official theatre has so little interest in history"
Adam Somerset, January 2, 2018

The Lure of Heritage & Other Topics
My Theatre in 2017 (3)
Adam Somerset, January 2, 2018

Playwriting Award, Culture Committee & Much Else
My Theatre in 2017 (2)
Adam Somerset, January 1, 2018

My Year of Theatre 2017 (1)
"The arts, the sector for which Welsh Government shows least respect"
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2017

The Arts Are There To Challenge the Status Quo
My Theatre in 2017 (1)
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2017

My Year of Theatre 2017 (2)
“As a nation we have been over-dependent on public funding”
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2017

Meic Povey
Meic Stephens Obituary for the Telegraph
Adam Somerset, December 29, 2017

Remembering the Stories
10 Years of Reviewing Theatre in Wales
Adam Somerset, December 26, 2017

Remembering 2007 the Year I Started
10 Years of Reviewing Theatre in Wales
Adam Somerset, December 25, 2017

“A Damaging & Impoverishing Lack"
Theatre Directors of Wales Speak
Adam Somerset, December 22, 2017

Theatre Directors of Wales Speaking
Directors Not Much Wanted in Theatre of Wales
Adam Somerset, December 21, 2017

It's About Saying the Difficult Thing
5 Dramatists Speaking in 2017
Adam Somerset, December 21, 2017

"Welsh Life Largely Invisible"
Arts News in 2017
Adam Somerset, December 20, 2017

2017's Critical Dispute: Director Misogyny or Not
Playwright & Academic at Loggerheads
Adam Somerset, December 11, 2017

Audiences Laying into National Theatre
National Theatre tours “My Country”
Adam Somerset, December 10, 2017

Huge Private School Sector Advantage in Arts
Select Committee on Communications , House of Lords
Adam Somerset, December 9, 2017

"Careers advice is woeful"
Parliament Enquiry into Talent Pipeline
Adam Somerset, December 9, 2017

Cut the Pompous Language
Devoted and Disgruntled
Adam Somerset, December 8, 2017

Cut the Pompous Language
Devoted and Disgruntled
Adam Somerset, December 8, 2017

Parliament Enquiry on Inequality
Private School Sector Advantage in Arts Access
Adam Somerset, December 8, 2017

Arts Council Speak
Cut the Pompous Language
Adam Somerset, December 7, 2017

Peter Hall
Tributes from Richard Eyre & Simon Callow
Adam Somerset, September 24, 2017

Peter Hall
A Compendium of Tributes
Adam Somerset, September 23, 2017

Consultation Submission
Senedd Culture & Language Commitee Enquiry
Adam Somerset, August 7, 2017

Michael Bogdanov
In His Own Words
Adam Somerset, April 20, 2017

Michael Bogdanov
The Last Chapter: A Personal Memory from "Contender" onwards
Adam Somerset, April 19, 2017

Reclaiming Roald Dahl for Wales
Looking Back at "City of the Unexpected"
Adam Somerset, March 17, 2017

Theatre Isn't Television
Deborah Orr on Alexander Zeldin & Katherine Soper
Adam Somerset, January 22, 2017

My Year of Theatre 2016
Theatre in Wales & Afar
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2016

The Groundlings Respond
Audience Gives the Guardian a Kicking over the Globe
Adam Somerset, December 30, 2016

The Globe: Arts Writing Failing
The Guardian, Times & Stage on Theatre's Ruckus of the Year
Adam Somerset, December 29, 2016

Decent Consultancy Delivers Workable Actions
Consultants at Theatre Conference 2016
Adam Somerset, December 28, 2016

Several Kinds of Bad
Times, Guardian, Blogs et al in 2016
Adam Somerset, December 27, 2016

Unconvincing Audience Research
Consultants at the Theatre Conference 2016
Adam Somerset, December 26, 2016

What New Writing Is For
"Saturday Night Forever" & "Forever"
Adam Somerset, August 28, 2016

Reviewers Do Not Know What They Are Talking About
Andrew Haydon, Michael Billington & Others
Adam Somerset, June 30, 2016

Should our theatres do more to challenge audiences
Bad Criticism & Bad Art
Adam Somerset, June 29, 2016

Death by Workshop
Christopher Hampton
Adam Somerset, June 28, 2016

Critical Round-Up of 2016
Wales Arts Review, Arts Scene in Wales, Planet & Western Mail
Adam Somerset, January 2, 2016

Big Theatre & Satellite
The Elbowing of the Small-cast Tour
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2015

My Year of Theatre 2015
Patagonia, Genet, Chekhov and Much Else
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2015

Pseudoevents in the Cybersphere
And the Unsatisfactory Nature of Audiences
Adam Somerset, December 30, 2015

Trust the Tale, Not the Teller
Empty Theatres- Blame the Audience
Adam Somerset, December 24, 2015

The Great Present to the Actor
Actors Speak on the Theatre of Brian Friel
Adam Somerset, October 19, 2015

Directors on Brian Friel
Joe Dowling, Conall Morrison, Mark Lambert, Patrick Mason
Adam Somerset, October 17, 2015

Brian Friel
Remembering the Productions
Adam Somerset, October 15, 2015

Looking Back at 2010-2015
National Theatre of Wales: the First Chapter
Adam Somerset, September 8, 2015

Wales in Edinburgh
Glyn Emberton, Kaite O'Reilly, Joyce McMillan & Others
Adam Somerset, August 12, 2015

Some Words On John E McGrath
John E. McGrath Moves to Manchester International Festival.
Tim Price, May 19, 2015

Meeting a Director
Erica Eirian at Felinfach
Adam Somerset, February 20, 2015

Cardiff’s Newest Theatre
Kate Wasserberg: the Who, the Why & the What of the Other Room
Adam Somerset, January 19, 2015

Conference & Debates in 2014
Democratising Space, Verbatim Theatre, Political Theatre. the Writer’s Role
Adam Somerset, January 8, 2015

A 2014 Round-Up
Serious Audience Research & J O Franciis
Adam Somerset, January 7, 2015

My Year of Theatre 2014
A Cornucopia of Dylan and Much Else
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2014

Playwrights' Studio Wales: Actions
Writers Group at the National Theatre of Wales
Adam Somerset, December 29, 2014

Plan for Playwrights' Studio Wales
Writers Group at the National Theatre of Wales
Adam Somerset, December 28, 2014

Discussion results in Dramaturg Group
Writers Group at the National Theatre of Wales
Adam Somerset, December 19, 2014

Discussion on Dramaturgy
Writers Group at the National Theatre of Wales
Adam Somerset, December 18, 2014

A 2014 Critical Christmas Cracker
Quotations of the Year: Dennis Kelly, Julian Barnes & Others
Adam Somerset, December 8, 2014

What Can Be Done to Support New Playwrights?
Wales Arts Review 2nd Roundtable: Wales Millennium Centre
Adam Somerset, November 10, 2014

Cuts, Creative Writing & Valuing the Arts
And That Was 2013- the Best of the Talk
Adam Somerset, January 1, 2014

A Quartet of 2013 Critics
Writers at Chapter, Cardiff Bay, Carmarthen & Trawsfynydd
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2013

My Year of Theatre 2013
A Game-Changer of a Year
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2013

Some Good News for Criticism
Criticism in 2013 in Cardiff & Edinburgh
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2013

Roving Across the Year's Critical Writing
Writors at Theatre in Wales in 2013
Adam Somerset, December 30, 2013

Are Critics and Bloggers on the Same Side?
Doug Lucie & Others on Print v Online
Adam Somerset, September 3, 2013

Five Good Quotations on Critical Writing
Coveney, Tynan, Kael, Fenton on Criticism
Adam Somerset, August 31, 2013

Rep 100 Weekender: Women in Theatre Conference
Women Writers, Actors, Directors, Producers
Adam Somerset, March 25, 2013

Coverage of the Performing Arts (Concluding)
Planet Magazine 2012
Adam Somerset, January 15, 2013

Coverage of the Performing Arts (1)
Planet Magazine 2012
Adam Somerset, January 10, 2013

A Range of Voices Looking back at 2012
Devoted & Disgruntled at Bangor
Adam Somerset, January 6, 2013

Criticism: the State of Play
Comment from Theatre Blogs 2012
Adam Somerset, January 5, 2013

2012: Creative Scotland, "Three Kingdoms" et al
Viewers & Critics in England & Scotland
Adam Somerset, January 2, 2013

My Year of Theatre 2012
Theatre in Venues North, South & West
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2012

State of Play: Where are the stories?
Remembering Sgript Cymru
Adam Somerset, December 18, 2012

David Lyn
Meic Stephens Obituary
Adam Somerset, October 18, 2012

Victor Spinetti
Meic Stephens Obituary
Adam Somerset, June 30, 2012

Philip Madoc
Obituaries from Meic Stephens & Others
Adam Somerset, March 25, 2012

Letter to Jenni
Notes to an Aspiring Writer for Theatre
Adam Somerset, January 25, 2012

My Year of Theatre 2011
A Year That Felt Special
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2011

A Clustering of Critics: Five Points
New Critics Day: National Theatre of Wales & Literature Wales
Adam Somerset, October 11, 2011

The How and the What of New Writing
Writers at National Theatre of Wales Community
Adam Somerset, July 30, 2011

Marketing Communications: the State of Play
Writers Group at National Theatre of Wales Community
Adam Somerset, July 28, 2011

Writers on Writing
Kaite O'Reilly, Tim Price and the Nature of Online Writing
Adam Somerset, July 27, 2011

New Writing for Theatre in Wales
Tim Price & Others On Writing
Adam Somerset, July 20, 2011

National Theatre Considerations
Intellectuals The Last People That Theatre Needs To Be Pitched At
Adam Somerset, April 28, 2011

Year One of National Theatre: Impact & Innovation
National Theatre of Wales Productions 1-13
Adam Somerset, April 27, 2011

My Year of Theatre 2010
All Change
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2010

Best Theatre Blog Writing of 2010
Kaite O'Reilly- Translating "the Persians"
Adam Somerset, December 20, 2010

Homing in on a Good Night Out
National Theatre of Wales Productions 1 & 2
Adam Somerset, May 3, 2010

In Development
As It Might Be Today
Adam Somerset, April 1, 2010

My Year of Theatre 2009
In Cardiff, Edinburgh, Clwyd & Aberystwyth
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2009

Theatre Criticism in Wales? Where is it?

David Adams, May 21, 2009

Critical Codes
David Adams looks at the problems of critical writing in Wales
David Adams, March 6, 2009

My Year of Theatre 2008
Verbatim Theatre Takes the Lead
Adam Somerset, December 31, 2008

Reading the Nation
The 2006 sessions of director Michael Kelligan’s drama project On the Edge took place in Cardiff last autumn. Here Owain Wilkins gives his impressions
Owain Wilkins, July 2, 2007

Legacy Conference - Theatre in Education (Theatr C
Keynote speech by Charlie Way, playwright
Charles Way, December 20, 2006

Staging the Brand
Roger Owen reflects on Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
Roger Owen, December 10, 2006

Situation Desperate but not Hopeless
Steve Blandford reviews 'Now You're Talking'
Steve Blandford, September 15, 2006

David Adams at Novi Sad’s Sterijino Pozorje Festiv
This piece was orginally commissioned by Plays International
David Adams, August 2, 2006

Design in_the_Theatre
Simon_Harris_considers_the tensions_between_literary_drama and_visual_performance_in contemporary theatre in Britain
Simon Harris, May 23, 2006

World Theatre for Children and Young People Day 20

David Adams , April 10, 2006

Uniformed members of the public, mechanisms of aut
David Adams reports on an international congress of critics
David Adams, April 2, 2006

Glorifying Terrorism legislation and the threat to
Dic Edwards , March 31, 2006

What's Welsh for Performance? - 40 years of 'Time-
A research project devoted to uncovering and archiving the history of Performance Art in Wales
Heike Roms, March 16, 2006

Guerilla theatre for dummies.....some do's and don
Melissa Dunne looks at the problems of performing in unorthodox spaces
Melissa Dunne, February 7, 2006

Night Out - John Prior MBE looks back at 25 years

John Prior MBE, January 9, 2006

By Any Means Possible
Gwen Ellis looks at prodctions in December 2005
Gwen Ellis, December 1, 2005

, November 24, 2005

That vision deficit thing...
Chris Ryde asks why we don't produce real quality theatre in Wales
Chris Ryde, November 21, 2005

A critical comparison....
Ieuan Watkins, November 9, 2005

A reply to critic David Adams by author, Mark Jenkins.
Mark Jenkins, November 5, 2005

New Circus
David Adams muses on the plethora of new circus at WMC
David Adams, October 28, 2005

Michael Kelligan, July 26, 2005

Is Theatre in Wales engaging with contemporary soc

Michael Kelligan, July 18, 2005

Aussies go home?
The Australians are here in force, and they are not doing terribly well.
Norman Lebrecht, July 11, 2005

Theatre…but not as we all know it

David Adams, July 9, 2005

An honest, decent man
IEUAN GOCH AB EINION remembers Keith Morris, the outstanding Cardiff jazz musican and composer.

A Month In Kosova
Gareth Potter's diary of his visit to Kosova
Gareth Potter, April 15, 2005

Agor Drysau 2005
Jeremy Turner looks ahead to the 2005 festival
Jeremy Turner, March 11, 2005

The way ahead for dance in Wales?
As Diversions settles in to the Blue Room at the Wales Millenium Centre, folks in second city Swansea have their own ideas about the way ahead for dan
Sybil Crouch & Stella Patrick of Taliesin Arts Centre, February 14, 2005

Keeping the Dragon at Arm's Length
In November last year, Alun Pugh, the Welsh Assembly Government’s Culture Minister, made a hotly-anticipated announcement on the future of The Arts Co
Theatre Worker, February 11, 2005

The Wales Millennium Centre
London has its gherkin, Sydney has its nuns’ scrum and now Cardiff has its armadillo.
Claire Powell, February 8, 2005

The theatre in Wales awards 2005
Keith Morris looks at the awards and their importance
keith morris, January 20, 2005

We all get singed when a quango burns
The decision of politicians in Wales to become overlords of the nation’s arts is a warning to us all
Magnus Linklater, December 15, 2004

More questions than answers
Bill Hamblett, co-Artistic Director of Small World Theatre, examines some of the implications of the recent decision by WAG to reduce the powers and r
Bill Hamblett, December 13, 2004

Artistic License
The arts community in Wales is nervously awaiting its fate, as the Welsh Assembly Government decides this month whether to take over the Arts Council
Cathryn Scott, November 26, 2004

Spectacle Theatre celebrates 25 years
David Adams reflects on a quarter century of work..
David Adams, November 17, 2004

The Future of Theatre Powys and Powys Dance?
Writer and director Peter Cox writes to Powys County Council
Peter Cox, October 18, 2004

Welsh Theatre in Edinburgh
this article first appeared in Planet magazine, October 2004
Jeni Williams, October 17, 2004

Invisible Wales?
David Adams questions the low profile of welsh theatre and its dramatists
David Adams, October 1, 2004

Yr Adroddiad Boyden
Dadansoddiad Kate Woodward
Kate Woodward, September 28, 2004

Dramau Eisteddfod Casnewydd 2004
Cyhoeddwyd yr erthygl hon gyntaf yn y cylchgrawn Barn
Angharad Elen, September 23, 2004

Hope on the Welsh Horizon?
Welsh Theatre is in a parlous state: no one but the most blind money-saving politician would deny that.
Peter Lathan, September 12, 2004

The Arts Council debate – time to speak out
Chris Ryde (Equity Wales and WAPA) speaks his mind
Chris Ryde, September 8, 2004

An Edinburgh Diary
Mark Jenkins writes on taking Rosebud to the Fringe
Mark Jenkins, September 6, 2004

The future of the Arts Council of Wales
Jeni Williams adds to the debate on the role of the WAG in the arts in Wales
Jeni Williams, August 16, 2004

The independence of the Arts Council?
Sybil Crouch, ex-chair of ACW contributes to the debate on the independece of the organisation
Sybil Crouch, August 10, 2004

Valuing our independence in the arts
Do the arts exist simply as a function of government? Is the work that most of us are performing in the arts simply an aspect of governmental “deliver
Simon Harris , August 9, 2004

Irreducible Diversity
Roger Owen’s recently published critical study of Welsh language theatre
Roger Owen, July 1, 2004

My Opera from Hell
When Keith Burstein set out to write an opera about torture at Guantánamo, he had no idea how prescient the work would be
, June 28, 2004

A Great Operatunity
With the Wales Millennium Centre just months from opening, its chief executive Judith Isherwood tells Mario Basini why the venue is the envy of its ri
Mario Bassini, June 12, 2004

'We don't have to whinge any more'
t's boom time for regional theatre. Alfred Hickling profiles the playhouses that are leading the way
, June 2, 2004

Rebecca Nesvet reflects on the THEATRICAL AESTHETICS OF EROTICISM AND DEATH symposium
Rebecca Nesvet, May 21, 2004

Creating a Scene

Joyce McMillan, May 14, 2004

Remember to Dream
ACW Conference Preview
Geraint Talfan Davies, May 7, 2004

Played in Wales
After years of infighting, the Welsh finally have their own national theatre. Alfred Hickling reports
Alfred Hickling, May 5, 2004

‘A massive challenge to re-build anaudience that h
Lyn T. Jones, Chair of the Board of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, talks to Lisa Lewis about the newly established national Welsh theatre company
Lisa Lewis, April 1, 2004

Playing with our Willy
David Adams explores the way Shakespeare hass been presented
David Adams, March 29, 2004

Centre Stage?
There isn’t much the Wales Millennium Centre can’t offer the principality. But what will it mean for existing theatres?
Michael Baggs, Big Issue Cymru, March 12, 2004

Fran Medley meets Simon Harris
ann interview with the artistic diirector of Sgript Cymru
Fran Medley, , March 12, 2004

Wales Actors Company
David Adams looks at the work of one of Wales's most active companies
David Adams, February 23, 2004

Equilibre Retrospective
Rebecca Nesvet looks back on the work of Equilibre Horse Theatre
Rebecca Nesvet, February 8, 2004

Educating Peter!
Peter Doran, artistic director of the Torch Theatre looks at the state of theatre i Wales at the start of 2004
Peter Doran, Artistic Director of The Torch Theatre, January 30, 2004

The London International Mime Festival

zoe hewett, January 29, 2004

The 2003 Theatre in Wales awards
Rebecca Nesvet casts her eye over the winners...
Rebecca Nesvet, January 28, 2004

The official report on the recent conference at Chapter , Cardiff
Margaret Jones, December 24, 2003

Where Are the Big Themes?

Gwen Ellis, December 16, 2003

Do not disturb
Want to set Private Lives in a drying-out clinic, or add music to Waiting for Godot? Fine - but don't expect the play's owners to approve.
Lyn Gardner, December 13, 2003

State of play at the stage door

Davud Adams, December 5, 2003

Cyflwr y Chwarae yng Nghymru: Ble mae’r straeon?
Mae cynulleidfaoedd Cymru yn dyheu am straeon sy’n adlewyrchu eu bywydau a’u pryderon
Simon Harris, December 3, 2003

The State of Play in Wales: Where are the stories?

Simon Harris, December 3, 2003

Policy Review: English-medium writing In Wales Po
Simon Harris (Artistic Director – Sgript Cymru)
simon harris, December 1, 2003

Taken for Granted
Another announcement from the Scottish Arts Council on the divvying up of its limited resources, another round of celebrations and recriminations for
Mark Brown, November 28, 2003

Planning theatre’s legacy of memory

Geraint talfan Davies, November 19, 2003

A New York Diary
Gary Owen visits NY and just about survives
Gary Owen, November 17, 2003

Where there's a Will
So Scotland has a national theatre. It’s only got £7½ million but that’s 7½ more than us
Michael Bogdanov, October 10, 2003

Let the show begin
National theatre must be rooted in the community
Glasgow Heralf editorial, September 11, 2003

Patrick Jones writes on the genesis of his latest play "the war is dead long live the war"
Patrick Jones, August 28, 2003

Prague Scenography Quadrennial 2003
PQ, for those not as yet in the know, is short hand for the four-yearly international festival of Scenography, held in the beautiful Czech capital Pra
Zoe Hewett, August 10, 2003

Welsh writing in English
Contextualising new writing: Geography is not a container but a condition, (Franco Moretti)
Jeni Williams, June 24, 2003

The Confessions of Miss Evans
Gwen Ellis explores her search for her character in Be O'dd Enw Ci Tin Tin?....
Gwen Ellis , June 24, 2003

ACW Conference: The Case for Drama

Sybil Crouch, May 27, 2003

Training for Stage/Technical Management and Design
The Technical steering group of ATW's report on the future of technical theatre training and education in Wales
Pat Nelder | Arts training Wales, May 2, 2003

The Future of Drama training in Wales?

Firenza Guidi / Arts Training Wales, May 1, 2003

Let’s Dance
Diversions latest production uses the music of Janis Joplin to explore the turbulent world of love. Cathryn Scott meets company director Roy Campbell-
Cathryn Scott, March 26, 2003

Flesh and Brick
Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis
Penny Simpson, February 28, 2003

Acting Wales: Stars of Stage and Screen
Zoe Hewett reviews Peter Stead's new book
Zoe Hewett, February 24, 2003

A View from the Operating table
Extract from a talk given at the inaugural ITI Wales conference held at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, November 2002
Ian Rowlands, December 17, 2002

Penny Simpson interviews Ed Thomas

Penny Simpson, November 1, 2002

An interview with Tracy Harris

Caron Wyn Edwards, September 4, 2002

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Report 2002

Zoe Hewett, August 16, 2002


Sally Ann Gritton, Artistic Director, Sorted Productions, July 28, 2002

A belated contribution to the Franco’s Basta
David Adams gives an overview of the issues raised by Dic Edward's play...
David Adams, May 8, 2002

Two Tier arts funding?
An arts professional expresses concern over the future of arts funding in Wales
Theatre in Wales editorial, May 7, 2002

Dic Edwards, Pip Utton and Jean Anouilh
Political theatre and propaganda are very different animals. We look at the controversy stirred up by Dic Edward's Franco's Bastard at Cardiff;s Chapt
Peter Lathan, May 5, 2002

A Kick up the Arts
More than one hundred and twenty professionals from all over Wales gathered to discuss the state of the performing arts and look to the future.
Gemma Allen, November 22, 2001

Report on Performance Spaces Across Wales
The report, carried out by Creu Cymru, was initiated by the National Assembly for Wales. The National Assembly asked ACW to undertake an audit of arts
Creu Cymru, November 22, 2001

An action plan for the future development of cultu
The purpose of this paper is to enable the Minister for Culture, Sport and the Welsh Language to share with the Culture Committee the final draft of h
Culture Secretary, National Assembly for Wales, November 16, 2001

The next 5 years of the Performing Arts in Wales
Draft text of Jenny Randerson's speech to the 'Kick up the Arts' conference on October 8th 2001
Jenny Randerson, Culture Sectretary, National Asembly for Wales, October 13, 2001

Evoking Hamlet in a medieval castle
The site-specific explorations in ELAN Wales' H2O
Vikram Iyengar, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, October 9, 2001

Scottish Theatre - a practitioner's view
This article is intended to give a practitioner’s view of Scottish theatre as is exists at the moment.
Nicholas Bone, October 1, 2001

The Play of History
The Performance of Identity in Welsh Historiography and Theater
Roger Owen , August 29, 2001

The Italian Job
Jeni Williams writes on ELAN Wales's Hamlet in Fucecchio
Jeni Williams, August 2, 2001

open letter to the new chief executive of the Arts Council of Wales
Tom Davies, July 30, 2001

Sgript Cymru at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
A report on the final perfromance of Crazy Gary, and on the 'Boundaries' conference
Simon Harris - Sgript Cymru, May 17, 2001

A Voyage of Fabrication and Discovery
Theatr Y Byd presents Ian Rowlands' Pacific
Rebecca Nesvett, April 30, 2001

Art and Stuff
Jeni Williams writes on recent theatre in and from Wales
Jeni Williams, April 1, 2001

A hard Act to follow
Cathryn Scott charts the progress of Sgript Cymru, Wales first bilingual production company
Cathryn Scott, March 23, 2001

Valley Girls
reconfiguring the dramatic representation of Welsh 'mams' and 'slags'
Ruth Shade, March 20, 2001

Taff but not naff
Irish and Scottish writers are the toast of British theatre. Now it is the turn of the Welsh.
Krishnendu Majumdar , March 14, 2001

Interview with Conor Lovettist
Exiles, Evictees, and the 'Harrowing Comedy' of Beckett's Malone Dies
Rebecca Nesvet, March 9, 2001

Sgript Xplosure! 3
A look back at last weekend's events in Harlech
Bill Hopkinson, Sgript Cymru literary director, March 1, 2001

Sgript Xplosure 2
Sgript Cymru reports on the recent three day workshops
Simon Harries, March 1, 2001

The draft report on the restructuring of ACW
An internal Artc Council of Wales documernt on it internal management review
Arts Council of Wales, February 19, 2001

On Being a Shakespearian Dramatist:
An Approach to The Back of Beyond
David Ian Rabey, February 1, 2001

Sgript Xplosure 2
Sgript Cymru reports on the recent three day workshops
Sgript Cymru, January 27, 2001

Sgript Explosure II
Jeni Williams reflects on the latest workshop by Sgript Cymru
Jenni Williams, January 25, 2001

Sgript Explosure 2
Sgript Cymru reports on the recent three day workshops
Simon Harries, January 12, 2001

Creative Regions - a Positive Culture
Yvette Vaughan Jones looks at the role of the cultural industries in Wales
Yvette Vaughan Jones, January 10, 2001

Creu Cymru
An Article by Yvette Vaughan Jones for Agenda, The Institute of Welsh Affairs
Yvette Vaughan Jones, January 10, 2001

Sgript Explosure 2
Jeni Williams reflects on the latest workshops by Sgript Cymru
Jeni Williams, January 1, 2001

One woman, one voice
Seven funny, bizarre, poignant and emotional pieces of theatre by five highly-praised writers in a fabulous celebration of the success and diversity o
Hazel Walford Davies, December 1, 2000

The Welsh Question
The head of the Welsh Arts Council quits, so does the Welsh Assembly minister responsible for culture, the flagship lottery project closes, there's a
Geraint Talfan Davies, December 1, 2000

Matters of the Arts…
Stewert Steven reviews "Arts matters" by John Tusa
Stewert Steven, Chair, National Campaign for the Arts, December 1, 2000

Ceri Sherlock, Post-16 Education and Training Committee's Expert Adviser on the culture and arts review
Ceri Sherlock, November 23, 2000

The National Assembly report on the cultural industries in Wales
National Assembly for Wales, November 1, 2000

Quality Of Work Criticised
Theatrshopwales examined
David Adams, October 17, 2000

Statement on the Arts Council for Wales
Rhodri Morgan comments on the Arts Council of Wales
, October 12, 2000

Theatre, cultural identity and the critic in the n
David Adams gazes into the collective navel....
David Adams, October 10, 2000

The PricewaterhouseCoopers report
Review of the implementation of the Theatre for Young People strategy [Executive summary]
, October 6, 2000

Summary of the main points of the Wallace Report
R A Wallace, September 1, 2000

A new deal for arts and culture?
EDITORIAL New Welsh Review #49 Summer 2000
Robin Reeves, August 1, 2000

Plays in Transition
Ruth Shade reviews A Trilogy of Appropriation by lan Rowlands [EXTRACT]
Ruth Shade, August 1, 2000

Why is History so Bloody Heavy?
Peter Morgan reviews two new collections of plays
Peter Morgan, August 1, 2000

Submission to the Post-16 Education and Training C

CPR, June 30, 2000

Discussion paper from Ceri Sherlock, Committee's A
Part of the process of cultural review
Ceri Sherlock, June 28, 2000

Revisiting the Athens of Wales
Ruth Shade on Aberdare, theatre and disenfranchisement
Ruth Shade, June 1, 2000

The Arts Council of Wales
John Barnie's editorial in Planet 141 [extract]
John Barnie, June 1, 2000

The Arts Council of Wales call to action to the Na
the reponse I received from the ACW to some recent enquiries I madde regarding the advocacy role played by the ACW in relation to the future of theatr
, May 24, 2000

Sherman Theatre's submission to the Post 16 Educat

Sherman Theatre, May 18, 2000

Gwent Theatre's submission to the Post 16 educatio

Gwent Theatre, May 18, 2000

Arts & Culture Policy Review: Michael Bogdanov Pap

Michael Bogdanov, April 28, 2000

Small World Theatre / Theatr Byd Bychan's submiss

Bill Hamblett, April 28, 2000

Chronicle of a Death Foretold?
The Arts Council of Wales' New Writing Strategy
Heile Roms, April 4, 2000

Chronicle of a Death Foretold?
The Arts Council of Wales' New Writing Strategy
Heike Roms, April 1, 2000

Bara Caws's submission to the Post 16 Education Co
A Review of the Arts and Culture Policy: Theatr Bara Caws Paper
Bara Caws, March 31, 2000

Theatr Clwyd's response to the Post 16 Education C
Arts Review - Questions to the Arts Community
Theatr Clwyd, March 30, 2000

Theatre Gwynedd''s submission to the Post 16 Educa
A Review of the Arts and Culture Policy: Theatre Gwynedd Paper
Theatr Gwynedd, March 30, 2000

Ymateb BARA CAWS i Atodiad C
Pwyllgor Addysg a Hyfforddiant ar ol l6 oed
Bara Caws, March 24, 2000

Drama Association of Wales submission to the Post
Drama Association of Wales/Cymdeithas Ddrama Cymru
Drama Association of Wales, March 22, 2000

Y ddrama gerbron y rheithgor
Ganol Ionawr, plygodd Cyngor y Celfyddydau i bwysau gwleidyddol a gohirio rhan o'i strategaeth ddrama. Ond beth yn union ddigwyddodd yn y cyfarfod yn
, March 4, 2000

Theatr Felinfach Paper to the Post-16 Education a

Euros Lewis, March 2, 2000

Paper by Theatr Powys to the National Assembly Pos
Culture Policy Review: Theatr Powys Paper
Theatr Powys, February 18, 2000

A follow up to the 'Towards a National Theatre' paper
Michael Bogdanov [New York, February 2000 ], February 2, 2000

Archive of Twentieth-Century Welsh Theatre
Glamorgan University is currently setting up an archive of twentieth-century Welsh theatre.
Jeni Williams, February 2, 2000

Towards a National Theatre for Wales
some questions and answers
Michael Bogdanov | New York, February 2000 , February 1, 2000

The March of Progress - the Arts Council of Wales
Ruth Shade on the Arts Council of Wales and its Drama Strategy
Ruth Shade, February 1, 2000

the br/leeding ground
PENNY SIMPSON reports on The Magdalena Project's open performance forum exploring the issue of the role of the artist in times of political crisis and
Penny Simpson, February 1, 2000

Arts & Culture Policy Review: WAPA Response

WAPA, January 21, 2000

Regions of unlikeness: the spaces of Welsh theatre
JENI WILLIAMS reviews some recent productions
Jeni Williams, January 1, 2000

Changing Lives
John Harrison spends ten days on the margins with Elan Theatre
John Harrison , December 1, 1999

"Welsh Assemblies": The Phenomenon of Contemporary
Ruth Shade of Wolverhampton University presents an abstract of her new PhD thesis on 'The Phenomenon of Contemporary, Professional, English-Language T
Ruth Shade, November 2, 1999

Two Years Hard Labour Pays Off For Playwright Simo
IT IS just two years since Welsh writer Simon Harris unveiled his first play but he has already made a huge impact on the arts world.
Karen Price, October 27, 1999

Eurig Wyn, October 14, 1999

Shake the World
Heike Roms on the short season of performances at Chapter Arts Centre during the Rugby World Cup
Heike Roms, August 1, 1999

The Drama Strategy for Wales - final version

Arts Council of Wales, June 17, 1999

"Welsh Assemblies": The Phenomenon of Contemporary
An abstract from the PhD Thesis by RUTH SHADE The University of Wolverhampton
Ruth Shade, June 1, 1999

"Tried and Tested"
Heike Roms dissects The Arts Council of Wales' New Draft Drama Strategy for Wales
Heike Roms, April 1, 1999

Legislative Theatre for the National Assembly
Small World Theatre comment paper
Bill Hamblett, March 29, 1999

It's an interesting spring.....
David Adams writes on the impact of the Drama Strategy on the future of theatre in Wales
David Adams, March 1, 1999

A former Cardiff city- centre jazz bar is paying host to a new generation of Welsh playwrights. Penny Simpson reports
Penny Simpson, March 1, 1999

Voices of Experience
recent presentations in Wales
Anna Marie Taylor , February 1, 1999

Ail-greu Arwr, Nid Superman
Mae cynhyrchiad nesaf Dalier SyIw, Y Madogwys, yn dilyn siwrnai ryfeddol Cymro o'r VVaun Fawr yn 1792 i bellteroedd yr Unol Daleithiau I geisio dargan
Gareth Miles , January 1, 1999

Aliens, frontiers and the identity industry
GILLY ADAMS reviews a new book about four playwrights of Wales
GILLY ADAMS , December 1, 1998

Fun, feelings and the future
JENI WILLIAMS reviews recent theatre in Wales
Jeni Williams , December 1, 1998

Liberations from the literal
DAVID IAN RABEY explains why he writes for the theatre
DAVID IAN RABEY , December 1, 1998

The "Iconoclastic Theatre" Season in Cardiff
Heike Roms reviews this recent festival in Cardiff
Heike Roms , December 1, 1998

Can we avoid the sound of the death rattle
Paul Davies adds his voice to the growing chorus of despair in Wales
Paul Davies, November 30, 1998

Who has the vision to revive our future?
Terry Hands, Artistic Director of Clwyd Theatr Cymru asks some difficult questions
Terry Hands (Artistic Director, Theatr Clwyd), November 14, 1998

It's time to take a new look at Wales
The arts in wales look to the National Assembly for co-ordinated policy making, says Janek Alexander
Janek Alexander, November 1, 1998

Informal European Theatre Meeting
David Adams reviews the recent conference in Cardiff.
David Adams, October 7, 1998

If Not Now, When?
This article questions the continued lack of a cultural vision at the heart of public subsidy of the arts in Wales, and invites the members of the new
Cliff Mc Lucas, October 1, 1998

States of Being
PENNY SIMPSON discusses the background to the forthcoming "Wales in Croatia" festival
Penny Simpson, October 1, 1998

Landscape, Family and Home
Performance Places and Pasts, the latest CPR Conference
Anna Marie Taylor , October 1, 1998

Development and innovation: the other sides to the
Theatre is not only about performance: in an era of shrinking funds, other things are necessary to keep it vital. JENI WILLIAMS reports
Jeni Williams, September 1, 1998

The Theatre Crisis
Anne Marie Taylor reflects on the critical state of welsh theatre
Anna-Marie Taylor, August 1, 1998

A Gymnasium for underused imaginations
JENI WILLIAMS reviews recent new theatre productions in Wales - Summer 1998
Jeni Williams, July 1, 1998

Nineties arts-speak is not enough
GRAHAM LAKER reflects on two very different accounts of the future of theatre in the next millennium
Graham Laker, June 1, 1998

Facing the End of Experiment?
Heike Roms discusses the "Training Experimentation and Process" seminar at Chapter Arts Centre
Heike Roms , June 1, 1998

Men Dancing Well and Behaving Badly
Anna Marie Taylor reviews some recent dance works
Anna-Marie Taylor, April 1, 1998

Rich diversity masks the sense of crisis
ROGER OWEN reviews a new critical study of theatre in Wales
Roger Owen, April 1, 1998

The problems - and pleasures - of entertainment
JENI WILLIAMS reviews some recent new theatre productions
Jeni Williams, April 1, 1998

Wales >Alaska
Simon Harris discusses his new play Wales>Alaska and the current Welsh theatre scene
Simon Harries, April 1, 1998

Is This a Dagger I See Before Me?
Performance As Valuation
Mike Pearson, March 1, 1998

Healthy frictions of Past V. Future
CHARMIAN SAVILL on the acting and performance environment in mid-Wales
Charmian Savill, March 1, 1998

Anna-Marie Taylor on a recent exhibition of stage design
Anna-Marie Taylor, February 1, 1998

Theatre in wales in January 1998
Swithin Fry reviews productions in wales in January 1998
Swithin Fry, January 31, 1998

Panto Time in Wales!
Swithin Fry reviews productions in wales at the end of 1997
Swithin Fry, January 31, 1998

Moving Landscapes
Heike Roms looks at recent developments in Welsh dance theatre
Heike Roms, December 1, 1997

Mapping the Future
Anna-Marie Taylor on the uneven distribution of theatrical activity across Wales
Anna-Marie Taylor, December 1, 1997

Two languages, one theatre?
JON GOWER assesses the fruits of Chapter's recent "Cymru Heb Ffiniau: Wales Without Borders" drama festival
Jon Gower, December 1, 1997

Avoiding the mistakes of the l97Os
GRAHAM LAKER discusses the "social ownership" of theatre space
Graham Laker, November 1, 1997

Who's Paying for All This: the Cost of Welsh Theat
Ruth Shade reviews the history of Welsh Arts Council funding of theatre in Wales
Ruth Shade, October 1, 1997

Theatre for the Evicted
An essay by Dic Edwards
Dic Edwards, August 31, 1997

The past was not silent
Performance theorist and archaeologist MIKE PEARSON reflects on some of the issues raised by the Centre for Performance Research, Aberystwyth's recent
Mike Pearson, July 1, 1997

The actors take over the asylum
JOHN GOWER reviews Brith Gof's Hafod project at Ely Hospital , Cardiff
Jon Gower, July 1, 1997

The town that was mad
PAUL DAVIES explains the thinking behind Volcano Theatre Company's production of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood
Paul Davies, December 1, 1996

Phantom of the foyer
MICHAEL BAKER Arts Council of Wales's Drama Director, discusses Stage Welsh, a new book on the development of stage drama in Wales by theatre critic D
Mike Baker, December 1, 1996

It's Back - The Great National Theatre Debate
David Adams introduces his monograph -Stage Welsh.
David Adams, May 1, 1996

Agor Drysiau/Opening Doors
Keith Morris reviews the first international festival of theatre for young people
keith morris, April 1, 1996

Ed Thomas's Plays
Many of Edward Thomas's characters awake, and look around them, at four grey walls that surround them, and realize that yes, they were only dreaming.
David Ian Rabey, December 1, 1995

A National Theatre?
Anna-Marie Taylor looks at the options
Anna-Marie Taylor, April 1, 1995


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