Theatre in Wales

Commentary and extended critical writing on theatre, dance and performance in Wales

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Director Advice on How to Treat Critics
“Artists to critics as birds to ornithologists.”
Adam Somerset, January-18-19

Letter to Jenni, An Aspiring Writer for Theatre
“When it happens it is the greatest thing in the world”
Adam Somerset, January-16-19

National Theatre Wales: Debating the Non-Debate
Theatre Studies Lecturer Statement
Adam Somerset, November-16-18

Ten Year Birthday Present for Castle Arcade
Wales' Theatre Best Assail Theatre Company
Adam Somerset, September-27-18

David Hare on His Ideal Theatre
Dramatists, Directors, Workshops & Much Else
Adam Somerset, June-14-18

My Year of Theatre 2017 (3)
"Official theatre has so little interest in history"
Adam Somerset, January-02-18

The Lure of Heritage & Other Topics
My Theatre in 2017 (3)
Adam Somerset, January-02-18

Playwriting Award, Culture Committee & Much Else
My Theatre in 2017 (2)
Adam Somerset, January-01-18

My Year of Theatre 2017 (1)
"The arts, the sector for which Welsh Government shows least respect"
Adam Somerset, December-31-17

My Year of Theatre 2017 (2)
“As a nation we have been over-dependent on public funding”
Adam Somerset, December-31-17

The Arts Are There To Challenge the Status Quo
My Theatre in 2017 (1)
Adam Somerset, December-31-17

Meic Povey
Meic Stephens Obituary for the Telegraph
Adam Somerset, December-29-17

Remembering the Stories
10 Years of Reviewing Theatre in Wales
Adam Somerset, December-26-17

Remembering 2007 the Year I Started
10 Years of Reviewing Theatre in Wales
Adam Somerset, December-25-17

“A Damaging & Impoverishing Lack"
Theatre Directors of Wales Speak
Adam Somerset, December-22-17

It's About Saying the Difficult Thing
5 Dramatists Speaking in 2017
Adam Somerset, December-21-17

Theatre Directors of Wales Speaking
Directors Not Much Wanted in Theatre of Wales
Adam Somerset, December-21-17

"Welsh Life Largely Invisible"
Arts News in 2017
Adam Somerset, December-20-17

2017's Critical Dispute: Director Misogyny or Not
Playwright & Academic at Loggerheads
Adam Somerset, December-11-17

Audiences Laying into National Theatre
National Theatre tours “My Country”
Adam Somerset, December-10-17

"Careers advice is woeful"
Parliament Enquiry into Talent Pipeline
Adam Somerset, December-09-17

Huge Private School Sector Advantage in Arts
Select Committee on Communications , House of Lords
Adam Somerset, December-09-17

Parliament Enquiry on Inequality
Private School Sector Advantage in Arts Access
Adam Somerset, December-08-17

Cut the Pompous Language
Devoted and Disgruntled
Adam Somerset, December-08-17

Cut the Pompous Language
Devoted and Disgruntled
Adam Somerset, December-08-17

Arts Council Speak
Cut the Pompous Language
Adam Somerset, December-07-17

Peter Hall
Tributes from Richard Eyre & Simon Callow
Adam Somerset, September-24-17

Peter Hall
A Compendium of Tributes
Adam Somerset, September-23-17

Consultation Submission
Senedd Culture & Language Commitee Enquiry
Adam Somerset, August-07-17

Michael Bogdanov
In His Own Words
Adam Somerset, April-20-17

Michael Bogdanov
The Last Chapter: A Personal Memory from "Contender" onwards
Adam Somerset, April-19-17

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

Theatre Isn't Television
Deborah Orr on Alexander Zeldin & Katherine Soper
Adam Somerset, January-22-17

My Year of Theatre 2016
Theatre in Wales & Afar
Adam Somerset, December-31-16

The Groundlings Respond
Audience Gives the Guardian a Kicking over the Globe
Adam Somerset, December-30-16

The Globe: Arts Writing Failing
The Guardian, Times & Stage on Theatre's Ruckus of the Year
Adam Somerset, December-29-16

Decent Consultancy Delivers Workable Actions
Consultants at Theatre Conference 2016
Adam Somerset, December-28-16

Several Kinds of Bad
Times, Guardian, Blogs et al in 2016
Adam Somerset, December-27-16

Unconvincing Audience Research
Consultants at the Theatre Conference 2016
Adam Somerset, December-26-16

What New Writing Is For
"Saturday Night Forever" & "Forever"
Adam Somerset, August-28-16

Reviewers Do Not Know What They Are Talking About
Andrew Haydon, Michael Billington & Others
Adam Somerset, June-30-16

Should our theatres do more to challenge audiences
Bad Criticism & Bad Art
Adam Somerset, June-29-16

Death by Workshop
Christopher Hampton
Adam Somerset, June-28-16

Critical Round-Up of 2016
Wales Arts Review, Arts Scene in Wales, Planet & Western Mail
Adam Somerset, January-02-16

My Year of Theatre 2015
Patagonia, Genet, Chekhov and Much Else
Adam Somerset, December-31-15

Big Theatre & Satellite
The Elbowing of the Small-cast Tour
Adam Somerset, December-31-15

Pseudoevents in the Cybersphere
And the Unsatisfactory Nature of Audiences
Adam Somerset, December-30-15

Trust the Tale, Not the Teller
Empty Theatres- Blame the Audience
Adam Somerset, December-24-15

The Great Present to the Actor
Actors Speak on the Theatre of Brian Friel
Adam Somerset, October-19-15

Directors on Brian Friel
Joe Dowling, Conall Morrison, Mark Lambert, Patrick Mason
Adam Somerset, October-17-15

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

Looking Back at 2010-2015
National Theatre of Wales: the First Chapter
Adam Somerset, September-08-15

Wales in Edinburgh
Glyn Emberton, Kaite O'Reilly, Joyce McMillan & Others
Adam Somerset, August-12-15

Some Words On John E McGrath
John E. McGrath Moves to Manchester International Festival.
Tim Price, May-19-15

Meeting a Director
Erica Eirian at Felinfach
Adam Somerset, February-20-15

Cardiff’s Newest Theatre
Kate Wasserberg: the Who, the Why & the What of the Other Room
Adam Somerset, January-19-15

Conference & Debates in 2014
Democratising Space, Verbatim Theatre, Political Theatre. the Writer’s Role
Adam Somerset, January-08-15

A 2014 Round-Up
Serious Audience Research & J O Franciis
Adam Somerset, January-07-15

My Year of Theatre 2014
A Cornucopia of Dylan and Much Else
Adam Somerset, December-31-14

Playwrights' Studio Wales: Actions
Writers Group at the National Theatre of Wales
Adam Somerset, December-29-14

Plan for Playwrights' Studio Wales
Writers Group at the National Theatre of Wales
Adam Somerset, December-28-14

Discussion results in Dramaturg Group
Writers Group at the National Theatre of Wales
Adam Somerset, December-19-14

Discussion on Dramaturgy
Writers Group at the National Theatre of Wales
Adam Somerset, December-18-14

A 2014 Critical Christmas Cracker
Quotations of the Year: Dennis Kelly, Julian Barnes & Others
Adam Somerset, December-08-14

What Can Be Done to Support New Playwrights?
Wales Arts Review 2nd Roundtable: Wales Millennium Centre
Adam Somerset, November-10-14

Cuts, Creative Writing & Valuing the Arts
And That Was 2013- the Best of the Talk
Adam Somerset, January-01-14

My Year of Theatre 2013
A Game-Changer of a Year
Adam Somerset, December-31-13

Some Good News for Criticism
Criticism in 2013 in Cardiff & Edinburgh
Adam Somerset, December-31-13

A Quartet of 2013 Critics
Writers at Chapter, Cardiff Bay, Carmarthen & Trawsfynydd
Adam Somerset, December-31-13

Roving Across the Year's Critical Writing
Writors at Theatre in Wales in 2013
Adam Somerset, December-30-13

Are Critics and Bloggers on the Same Side?
Doug Lucie & Others on Print v Online
Adam Somerset, September-03-13

Five Good Quotations on Critical Writing
Coveney, Tynan, Kael, Fenton on Criticism
Adam Somerset, August-31-13

Rep 100 Weekender: Women in Theatre Conference
Women Writers, Actors, Directors, Producers
Adam Somerset, March-25-13

Coverage of the Performing Arts (Concluding)
Planet Magazine 2012
Adam Somerset, January-15-13

Coverage of the Performing Arts (1)
Planet Magazine 2012
Adam Somerset, January-10-13

A Range of Voices Looking back at 2012
Devoted & Disgruntled at Bangor
Adam Somerset, January-06-13

Criticism: the State of Play
Comment from Theatre Blogs 2012
Adam Somerset, January-05-13

2012: Creative Scotland, "Three Kingdoms" et al
Viewers & Critics in England & Scotland
Adam Somerset, January-02-13

My Year of Theatre 2012
Theatre in Venues North, South & West
Adam Somerset, December-31-12

State of Play: Where are the stories?
Remembering Sgript Cymru
Adam Somerset, December-18-12

David Lyn
Meic Stephens Obituary
Adam Somerset, October-18-12

Victor Spinetti
Meic Stephens Obituary
Adam Somerset, June-30-12

Philip Madoc
Obituaries from Meic Stephens & Others
Adam Somerset, March-25-12

Letter to Jenni
Notes to an Aspiring Writer for Theatre
Adam Somerset, January-25-12

My Year of Theatre 2011
A Year That Felt Special
Adam Somerset, December-31-11

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

The How and the What of New Writing
Writers at National Theatre of Wales Community
Adam Somerset, July-30-11

Marketing Communications: the State of Play
Writers Group at National Theatre of Wales Community
Adam Somerset, July-28-11

Writers on Writing
Kaite O'Reilly, Tim Price and the Nature of Online Writing
Adam Somerset, July-27-11

New Writing for Theatre in Wales
Tim Price & Others On Writing
Adam Somerset, July-20-11

National Theatre Considerations
Intellectuals The Last People That Theatre Needs To Be Pitched At
Adam Somerset, April-28-11

Year One of National Theatre: Impact & Innovation
National Theatre of Wales Productions 1-13
Adam Somerset, April-27-11

My Year of Theatre 2010
All Change
Adam Somerset, December-31-10

Best Theatre Blog Writing of 2010
Kaite O'Reilly- Translating "the Persians"
Adam Somerset, December-20-10

Homing in on a Good Night Out
National Theatre of Wales Productions 1 & 2
Adam Somerset, May-03-10

My Year of Theatre 2009
In Cardiff, Edinburgh, Clwyd & Aberystwyth
Adam Somerset, December-31-09

Theatre Criticism in Wales? Where is it?

David Adams, May-21-09

Critical Codes
David Adams looks at the problems of critical writing in Wales
David Adams, March-06-09

My Year of Theatre 2008
Verbatim Theatre Takes the Lead
Adam Somerset, December-31-08

Company Prepares for Edinburgh

Adam Somerset, July-09-08

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-02-07

Legacy Conference - Theatre in Education (Theatr C
Keynote speech by Charlie Way, playwright
Charles Way, December-20-06

Staging the Brand
Roger Owen reflects on Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
Roger Owen, December-10-06

Situation Desperate but not Hopeless
Steve Blandford reviews 'Now You're Talking'
Steve Blandford, September-15-06

David Adams at Novi Sad’s Sterijino Pozorje Festiv
This piece was orginally commissioned by Plays International
David Adams, August-02-06

Design in_the_Theatre
Simon_Harris_considers_the tensions_between_literary_drama and_visual_performance_in contemporary theatre in Britain
Simon Harris, May-23-06

World Theatre for Children and Young People Day 20

David Adams , April-10-06

Uniformed members of the public, mechanisms of aut
David Adams reports on an international congress of critics
David Adams, April-02-06

Glorifying Terrorism legislation and the threat to
Dic Edwards , March-31-06

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-16-06

Guerilla theatre for dummies.....some do's and don
Melissa Dunne looks at the problems of performing in unorthodox spaces
Melissa Dunne, February-07-06

Night Out - John Prior MBE looks back at 25 years

John Prior MBE, January-09-06

By Any Means Possible
Gwen Ellis looks at prodctions in December 2005
Gwen Ellis, December-01-05

, November-24-05

That vision deficit thing...
Chris Ryde asks why we don't produce real quality theatre in Wales
Chris Ryde, November-21-05

A critical comparison....
Ieuan Watkins, November-09-05

A reply to critic David Adams by author, Mark Jenkins.
Mark Jenkins, November-05-05

New Circus
David Adams muses on the plethora of new circus at WMC
David Adams, October-28-05

Michael Kelligan, July-26-05

Is Theatre in Wales engaging with contemporary soc

Michael Kelligan, July-18-05

Aussies go home?
The Australians are here in force, and they are not doing terribly well.
Norman Lebrecht, July-11-05

Theatre…but not as we all know it

David Adams, July-09-05

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-15-05

Agor Drysau 2005
Jeremy Turner looks ahead to the 2005 festival
Jeremy Turner, March-11-05

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-14-05

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-11-05

The Wales Millennium Centre
London has its gherkin, Sydney has its nuns’ scrum and now Cardiff has its armadillo.
Claire Powell, February-08-05

The theatre in Wales awards 2005
Keith Morris looks at the awards and their importance
keith morris, January-20-05

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-15-04

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-13-04

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-26-04

Spectacle Theatre celebrates 25 years
David Adams reflects on a quarter century of work..
David Adams, November-17-04

The Future of Theatre Powys and Powys Dance?
Writer and director Peter Cox writes to Powys County Council
Peter Cox, October-18-04

Welsh Theatre in Edinburgh
this article first appeared in Planet magazine, October 2004
Jeni Williams, October-17-04

Invisible Wales?
David Adams questions the low profile of welsh theatre and its dramatists
David Adams, October-01-04

Yr Adroddiad Boyden
Dadansoddiad Kate Woodward
Kate Woodward, September-28-04

Dramau Eisteddfod Casnewydd 2004
Cyhoeddwyd yr erthygl hon gyntaf yn y cylchgrawn Barn
Angharad Elen, September-23-04

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-12-04

The Arts Council debate – time to speak out
Chris Ryde (Equity Wales and WAPA) speaks his mind
Chris Ryde, September-08-04

An Edinburgh Diary
Mark Jenkins writes on taking Rosebud to the Fringe
Mark Jenkins, September-06-04

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-16-04

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-10-04

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-09-04

Irreducible Diversity
Roger Owen’s recently published critical study of Welsh language theatre
Roger Owen, July-01-04

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-28-04

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-12-04

'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-02-04

Rebecca Nesvet reflects on the THEATRICAL AESTHETICS OF EROTICISM AND DEATH symposium
Rebecca Nesvet, May-21-04

Creating a Scene

Joyce McMillan, May-14-04

Remember to Dream
ACW Conference Preview
Geraint Talfan Davies, May-07-04

Played in Wales
After years of infighting, the Welsh finally have their own national theatre. Alfred Hickling reports
Alfred Hickling, May-05-04

‘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-01-04

Playing with our Willy
David Adams explores the way Shakespeare hass been presented
David Adams, March-29-04

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-12-04

Fran Medley meets Simon Harris
ann interview with the artistic diirector of Sgript Cymru
Fran Medley, , March-12-04

Wales Actors Company
David Adams looks at the work of one of Wales's most active companies
David Adams, February-23-04

Equilibre Retrospective
Rebecca Nesvet looks back on the work of Equilibre Horse Theatre
Rebecca Nesvet, February-08-04

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-30-04

The London International Mime Festival

zoe hewett, January-29-04

The 2003 Theatre in Wales awards
Rebecca Nesvet casts her eye over the winners...
Rebecca Nesvet, January-28-04

The official report on the recent conference at Chapter , Cardiff
Margaret Jones, December-24-03

Where Are the Big Themes?

Gwen Ellis, December-16-03

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-13-03

State of play at the stage door

Davud Adams, December-05-03

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-03-03

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

Simon Harris, December-03-03

Policy Review: English-medium writing In Wales Po
Simon Harris (Artistic Director – Sgript Cymru)
simon harris, December-01-03

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-28-03

Planning theatre’s legacy of memory

Geraint talfan Davies, November-19-03

A New York Diary
Gary Owen visits NY and just about survives
Gary Owen, November-17-03

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-10-03

Let the show begin
National theatre must be rooted in the community
Glasgow Heralf editorial, September-11-03

Patrick Jones writes on the genesis of his latest play "the war is dead long live the war"
Patrick Jones, August-28-03

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-10-03

The Confessions of Miss Evans
Gwen Ellis explores her search for her character in Be O'dd Enw Ci Tin Tin?....
Gwen Ellis , June-24-03

Welsh writing in English
Contextualising new writing: Geography is not a container but a condition, (Franco Moretti)
Jeni Williams, June-24-03

ACW Conference: The Case for Drama

Sybil Crouch, May-27-03

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-02-03

The Future of Drama training in Wales?

Firenza Guidi / Arts Training Wales, May-01-03

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-26-03

Flesh and Brick
Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis
Penny Simpson, February-28-03

Acting Wales: Stars of Stage and Screen
Zoe Hewett reviews Peter Stead's new book
Zoe Hewett, February-24-03

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-17-02

Penny Simpson interviews Ed Thomas

Penny Simpson, November-01-02

An interview with Tracy Harris

Caron Wyn Edwards, September-04-02

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Report 2002

Zoe Hewett, August-16-02


Sally Ann Gritton, Artistic Director, Sorted Productions, July-28-02

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-08-02

Two Tier arts funding?
An arts professional expresses concern over the future of arts funding in Wales
Theatre in Wales editorial, May-07-02

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-05-02

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-22-01

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-22-01

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-16-01

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-13-01

Evoking Hamlet in a medieval castle
The site-specific explorations in ELAN Wales' H2O
Vikram Iyengar, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, October-09-01

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-01-01

The Play of History
The Performance of Identity in Welsh Historiography and Theater
Roger Owen , August-29-01

The Italian Job
Jeni Williams writes on ELAN Wales's Hamlet in Fucecchio
Jeni Williams, August-02-01

open letter to the new chief executive of the Arts Council of Wales
Tom Davies, July-30-01

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-17-01

A Voyage of Fabrication and Discovery
Theatr Y Byd presents Ian Rowlands' Pacific
Rebecca Nesvett, April-30-01

Art and Stuff
Jeni Williams writes on recent theatre in and from Wales
Jeni Williams, April-01-01

A hard Act to follow
Cathryn Scott charts the progress of Sgript Cymru, Wales first bilingual production company
Cathryn Scott, March-23-01

Valley Girls
reconfiguring the dramatic representation of Welsh 'mams' and 'slags'
Ruth Shade, March-20-01

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-14-01

Interview with Conor Lovettist
Exiles, Evictees, and the 'Harrowing Comedy' of Beckett's Malone Dies
Rebecca Nesvet, March-09-01

Sgript Xplosure 2
Sgript Cymru reports on the recent three day workshops
Simon Harries, March-01-01

Sgript Xplosure! 3
A look back at last weekend's events in Harlech
Bill Hopkinson, Sgript Cymru literary director, March-01-01

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-19-01

On Being a Shakespearian Dramatist:
An Approach to The Back of Beyond
David Ian Rabey, February-01-01

Sgript Xplosure 2
Sgript Cymru reports on the recent three day workshops
Sgript Cymru, January-27-01

Sgript Explosure II
Jeni Williams reflects on the latest workshop by Sgript Cymru
Jenni Williams, January-25-01

Sgript Explosure 2
Sgript Cymru reports on the recent three day workshops
Simon Harries, January-12-01

Creu Cymru
An Article by Yvette Vaughan Jones for Agenda, The Institute of Welsh Affairs
Yvette Vaughan Jones, January-10-01

Creative Regions - a Positive Culture
Yvette Vaughan Jones looks at the role of the cultural industries in Wales
Yvette Vaughan Jones, January-10-01

Sgript Explosure 2
Jeni Williams reflects on the latest workshops by Sgript Cymru
Jeni Williams, January-01-01

Matters of the Arts…
Stewert Steven reviews "Arts matters" by John Tusa
Stewert Steven, Chair, National Campaign for the Arts, December-01-00

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-01-00

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-01-00

Ceri Sherlock, Post-16 Education and Training Committee's Expert Adviser on the culture and arts review
Ceri Sherlock, November-23-00

The National Assembly report on the cultural industries in Wales
National Assembly for Wales, November-01-00

Quality Of Work Criticised
Theatrshopwales examined
David Adams, October-17-00

Statement on the Arts Council for Wales
Rhodri Morgan comments on the Arts Council of Wales
, October-12-00

Theatre, cultural identity and the critic in the n
David Adams gazes into the collective navel....
David Adams, October-10-00

The PricewaterhouseCoopers report
Review of the implementation of the Theatre for Young People strategy [Executive summary]
, October-06-00

Summary of the main points of the Wallace Report
R A Wallace, September-01-00

A new deal for arts and culture?
EDITORIAL New Welsh Review #49 Summer 2000
Robin Reeves, August-01-00

Why is History so Bloody Heavy?
Peter Morgan reviews two new collections of plays
Peter Morgan, August-01-00

Plays in Transition
Ruth Shade reviews A Trilogy of Appropriation by lan Rowlands [EXTRACT]
Ruth Shade, August-01-00

Submission to the Post-16 Education and Training C

CPR, June-30-00

Discussion paper from Ceri Sherlock, Committee's A
Part of the process of cultural review
Ceri Sherlock, June-28-00

Revisiting the Athens of Wales
Ruth Shade on Aberdare, theatre and disenfranchisement
Ruth Shade, June-01-00

The Arts Council of Wales
John Barnie's editorial in Planet 141 [extract]
John Barnie, June-01-00

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-24-00

Gwent Theatre's submission to the Post 16 educatio

Gwent Theatre, May-18-00

Sherman Theatre's submission to the Post 16 Educat

Sherman Theatre, May-18-00

Small World Theatre / Theatr Byd Bychan's submiss

Bill Hamblett, April-28-00

Arts & Culture Policy Review: Michael Bogdanov Pap

Michael Bogdanov, April-28-00

Chronicle of a Death Foretold?
The Arts Council of Wales' New Writing Strategy
Heile Roms, April-04-00

Chronicle of a Death Foretold?
The Arts Council of Wales' New Writing Strategy
Heike Roms, April-01-00

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-31-00

Theatr Clwyd's response to the Post 16 Education C
Arts Review - Questions to the Arts Community
Theatr Clwyd, March-30-00

Theatre Gwynedd''s submission to the Post 16 Educa
A Review of the Arts and Culture Policy: Theatre Gwynedd Paper
Theatr Gwynedd, March-30-00

Ymateb BARA CAWS i Atodiad C
Pwyllgor Addysg a Hyfforddiant ar ol l6 oed
Bara Caws, March-24-00

Drama Association of Wales submission to the Post
Drama Association of Wales/Cymdeithas Ddrama Cymru
Drama Association of Wales, March-22-00

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-04-00

Theatr Felinfach Paper to the Post-16 Education a

Euros Lewis, March-02-00

Paper by Theatr Powys to the National Assembly Pos
Culture Policy Review: Theatr Powys Paper
Theatr Powys, February-18-00

Archive of Twentieth-Century Welsh Theatre
Glamorgan University is currently setting up an archive of twentieth-century Welsh theatre.
Jeni Williams, February-02-00

A follow up to the 'Towards a National Theatre' paper
Michael Bogdanov [New York, February 2000 ], February-02-00

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-01-00

The March of Progress - the Arts Council of Wales
Ruth Shade on the Arts Council of Wales and its Drama Strategy
Ruth Shade, February-01-00

Towards a National Theatre for Wales
some questions and answers
Michael Bogdanov | New York, February 2000 , February-01-00

Arts & Culture Policy Review: WAPA Response

WAPA, January-21-00

Regions of unlikeness: the spaces of Welsh theatre
JENI WILLIAMS reviews some recent productions
Jeni Williams, January-01-00

Changing Lives
John Harrison spends ten days on the margins with Elan Theatre
John Harrison , December-01-99

"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-02-99

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-27-99

Eurig Wyn, October-14-99

Shake the World
Heike Roms on the short season of performances at Chapter Arts Centre during the Rugby World Cup
Heike Roms, August-01-99

The Drama Strategy for Wales - final version

Arts Council of Wales, June-17-99

"Welsh Assemblies": The Phenomenon of Contemporary
An abstract from the PhD Thesis by RUTH SHADE The University of Wolverhampton
Ruth Shade, June-01-99

"Tried and Tested"
Heike Roms dissects The Arts Council of Wales' New Draft Drama Strategy for Wales
Heike Roms, April-01-99

Legislative Theatre for the National Assembly
Small World Theatre comment paper
Bill Hamblett, March-29-99

A former Cardiff city- centre jazz bar is paying host to a new generation of Welsh playwrights. Penny Simpson reports
Penny Simpson, March-01-99

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-01-99

Voices of Experience
recent presentations in Wales
Anna Marie Taylor , February-01-99

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-01-99

Fun, feelings and the future
JENI WILLIAMS reviews recent theatre in Wales
Jeni Williams , December-01-98

Liberations from the literal
DAVID IAN RABEY explains why he writes for the theatre
DAVID IAN RABEY , December-01-98

Aliens, frontiers and the identity industry
GILLY ADAMS reviews a new book about four playwrights of Wales
GILLY ADAMS , December-01-98

The "Iconoclastic Theatre" Season in Cardiff
Heike Roms reviews this recent festival in Cardiff
Heike Roms , December-01-98

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-30-98

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-14-98

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-01-98

Informal European Theatre Meeting
David Adams reviews the recent conference in Cardiff.
David Adams, October-07-98

Landscape, Family and Home
Performance Places and Pasts, the latest CPR Conference
Anna Marie Taylor , October-01-98

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-01-98

States of Being
PENNY SIMPSON discusses the background to the forthcoming "Wales in Croatia" festival
Penny Simpson, October-01-98

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-01-98

The Theatre Crisis
Anne Marie Taylor reflects on the critical state of welsh theatre
Anna-Marie Taylor, August-01-98

A Gymnasium for underused imaginations
JENI WILLIAMS reviews recent new theatre productions in Wales - Summer 1998
Jeni Williams, July-01-98

Facing the End of Experiment?
Heike Roms discusses the "Training Experimentation and Process" seminar at Chapter Arts Centre
Heike Roms , June-01-98

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-01-98

Rich diversity masks the sense of crisis
ROGER OWEN reviews a new critical study of theatre in Wales
Roger Owen, April-01-98

The problems - and pleasures - of entertainment
JENI WILLIAMS reviews some recent new theatre productions
Jeni Williams, April-01-98

Men Dancing Well and Behaving Badly
Anna Marie Taylor reviews some recent dance works
Anna-Marie Taylor, April-01-98

Wales >Alaska
Simon Harris discusses his new play Wales>Alaska and the current Welsh theatre scene
Simon Harries, April-01-98

Is This a Dagger I See Before Me?
Performance As Valuation
Mike Pearson, March-01-98

Healthy frictions of Past V. Future
CHARMIAN SAVILL on the acting and performance environment in mid-Wales
Charmian Savill, March-01-98

Anna-Marie Taylor on a recent exhibition of stage design
Anna-Marie Taylor, February-01-98

Panto Time in Wales!
Swithin Fry reviews productions in wales at the end of 1997
Swithin Fry, January-31-98

Theatre in wales in January 1998
Swithin Fry reviews productions in wales in January 1998
Swithin Fry, January-31-98

Mapping the Future
Anna-Marie Taylor on the uneven distribution of theatrical activity across Wales
Anna-Marie Taylor, December-01-97

Two languages, one theatre?
JON GOWER assesses the fruits of Chapter's recent "Cymru Heb Ffiniau: Wales Without Borders" drama festival
Jon Gower, December-01-97

Moving Landscapes
Heike Roms looks at recent developments in Welsh dance theatre
Heike Roms, December-01-97

Avoiding the mistakes of the l97Os
GRAHAM LAKER discusses the "social ownership" of theatre space
Graham Laker, November-01-97

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-01-97

Theatre for the Evicted
An essay by Dic Edwards
Dic Edwards, August-31-97

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-01-97

The actors take over the asylum
JOHN GOWER reviews Brith Gof's Hafod project at Ely Hospital , Cardiff
Jon Gower, July-01-97

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-01-96

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-01-96

It's Back - The Great National Theatre Debate
David Adams introduces his monograph -Stage Welsh.
David Adams, May-01-96

Agor Drysiau/Opening Doors
Keith Morris reviews the first international festival of theatre for young people
keith morris, April-01-96

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-01-95

A National Theatre?
Anna-Marie Taylor looks at the options
Anna-Marie Taylor, April-01-95


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