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Theatre, dance and performance news 2006

Welsh performance News archive for 2006

We have been scouring the media, and keeping our noses to the ground , for news stories related to welsh theatre dance and performance.
Below are the 463 main stories for 2006 in our database

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Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
29 December 2006
29ain Rhagfyr 2006
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
22 December 2006
22ain Rhagfyr 2006
The Actor’s Series 2007
19 December 2006
Details of a brand new series of acting workshops have just been released.
On Show Special- A Dickens of a Christmas
18 December 2006
The On Show Special is due to transmit on BBC Two Wales and BBC 2W on Thursday 21st December at 19:30pm.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
15 December 2006
15fed Rhagfyr 2006
The Keep by Gwyn Thomas
13 December 2006
Tonight at Chapter, Cardiff. The last in the State of the Nation series
STAGE MANAGER
13 December 2006
An experienced Welsh television executive will share his know-how with the world of the theatre from now on.
RHEOLWR THEATR
13 December 2006
Ar ôl ugain mlynedd o weithio fel gweinyddwr ym myd y teledu bydd gwr sy’n hanu o Ynys Môn yn rannu ei brofiadau gyda byd y theatr o hyn ymlaen
Who Kidnapped the Christmas Fairy?
12 December 2006
Seasonal youth theatre at Llanover Hall
THE SEARCH IS ON TO FIND NEWPORT’S REAL-LIFE CINDERELLA
10 December 2006
The Riverfront, Barrats and Jungles have all come together to create a very special competition to find Newport’s own real-life Cinderella
Wales set to ban smoking on stage
08 December 2006
Wales is to follow Scotland’s lead and outlaw smoking on stage when a full ban comes into force next April.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
08 December 2006
8fed Rhagfyr 2006
Assembly Government ambition for arts in Wales
06 December 2006
Alun Pugh, Minister for Culture today (6 December) told Assembly Members that he had already started to implement the main thrust of the Stephens Report: A Dual Key Approach to the Arts in Wales”.
Comisiwn Celf / Art Commission
05 December 2006
Cwmni Theatre Arad Goch , Aberystwyth
A Cinderella Like No Other!
04 December 2006
Set in a "Vivienne Westwood meets Andy Warhol" 18th century France - the spectacular and hugely entertaining production of Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella
new writing: lunchtime play at the Riverfront Theatre Newport
04 December 2006
Chris Morgan directs Mark of the Man by Greg Glover, the second Wednesday and Thursday of this month (December 13th and 14th at 1pm) in the Studio Theatre at Newport’s Riverfront
Cinderella fel na Welwyd ei Thebyg o'r Blaen!
04 December 2006
Wedi'i gosod yn y ddeunawfed ganrif yn Ffrainc gyda "Vivienne Westwood ac Andy Warhol" - cynhyrchiad ysblennydd a hynod ddifyrrus Scottish Ballet o Cinderella
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
01 December 2006
1af Rhagfyr 2006
Legacy
01 December 2006
A conference to celebrate Theatre for Young People and its investment in Wales’ Future
Moving House
30 November 2006
Following its sell-out run at the Mansion House in Swansea, Volcano's REASONS TO BE SILENT is moving north to Mold.
Wales Arts Review: Response By The Arts Council Of Wales
29 November 2006
The Chairman of ACW responds briefly to todays publication of the Wales Arts Review report
The Wales Arts Review report is published
29 November 2006
The summary of the conclusions is reproduced here
Wales Arts Review published
29 November 2006
On November 29, 2006, the chair of the Arts Review, Elan Closs Stephens, delivered the findings and recommendations of the Arts Review Panel to Alun Pugh, the Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport.
CULTURE MINISTER WELCOMES ARTS REPORT
29 November 2006
Alun Pugh, Minister for Culture has today welcomed the publication of the Report 'A Dual Key Approach to the Strategic Development of the Arts in Wales'.
HOUSE OF AMERICA BY EDWARD THOMAS
27 November 2006
A rehearsed reading Directed by DEAN DAMJANOVSKI (NATIONAL THEATRE OF MACIDONIA)
Wales Millennium Centre Celebrates Second Birthday
26 November 2006
It is hard to believe that one of the world’s most iconic arts and cultural landmarks, Wales Millennium Centre, will be celebrating only its second birthday this Sunday (26 November).
Welsh Independent Dance: dance bytes ‘Work in Progress’
24 November 2006
Four talented choreographers from Wales will be presenting their work at Chapter on November 29th and 30th as part of Welsh Independent Dance’s annual choreographic development programme, dance bytes
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
24 November 2006
Tachwedd 24ain 2006
Who Says Real Men Can’t Dance?
23 November 2006
Dressed in Levi jeans, t-shirts and Blundstone work-boots, you would never think that six strapping Aussies could combine the strength and power of male workmen with the precision and talent of tap dancing - but they most definitely can.
CLASSIC WESKER PLAY CELEBRATES 50th BIRTHDAY OF GWENT YOUNG PEOPLE’s THEATRE
21 November 2006
Fifty years of Gwent Young People’s Theatre will be celebrated with a new production of The Wedding Feast by Arnold Wesker.
NO FIT STATE CIRCUS CELEBRATE 20th BIRTHDAY
19 November 2006
In a glorious extravaganza of music and circus at the Point in Cardiff Bay, Britain's finest contemporary circus company, No Fit State Circus, will be celebrating two decades of experiment and innovation in cohorts with Meltdown
NO FIT STATE CIRCUS & MELTDOWN
19 November 2006
Paul Clarke – Meltdown co-founder – talks to Ali Williams, No Fit State Circus supremo and joint founder, about their roots in Meltdown and joint Birthday Party at the Point.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
19 November 2006
Tachwedd 19eg 2006
A Glittering Cinderella Christmas at The Riverfront
19 November 2006
The Riverfront’s 2007 panto will be a glittering version of Cinderella. This traditional family panto will run from Thursday 7 December to Saturday 6 January 2007
The Ugly Sisters!
17 November 2006
Come and take a look at the story of Cinderella through the Ugly Sisters eyes, where life is no fairytale!
'Now That's Magic'
17 November 2006
(An interactive Theatre In Education project, appropriate for KS1 (ages 5 – 7) pupils)
ScriptSlam Debut for New Sherman Nation Company 06-07
15 November 2006
The new company of Sherman Nation for 2006-2007 make their debut performances in this months ScriptSlam on Thursday 16 November after an audition process in October.
CITY VOICE
14 November 2006
Your chance to sing with the full Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera in Cardiff next summer
RICHARD BURTON IN SWEDISH !
11 November 2006
The Lorensbergsteatern in Gothenburg, Sweden, is currently hosting a short run of Playing Burton by Welsh playwright, Mark Jenkins.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
10 November 2006
Tachwedd 10fed 2006
Living Theatre Company present Hansel and Gretel.
10 November 2006
what’s welsh for performance? – An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales
10 November 2006
Shirley Cameron and Roland Miller ............23 November 2006 6pm
beth yw ‘performance’ yn gymraeg? – Hanes Llafar Celfyddyd Perfformio yng Nghymru
10 November 2006
Shirley Cameron & Roland Miller ...............23 Tachwedd 2006 6pm
New Chair & Director For Welsh Contemporary Drama Company
10 November 2006
The new company created as a result of the merger between Sherman Theatre and Sgript Cymru (currently trading as the Contemporary Theatre and New Writing Company (CTNWC), is pleased to announce the appointment of its first Chair, Emyr Jenkins and new Director Chris Ricketts.
Spectacle Theatre announce the launch of a new corporate identity
10 November 2006
Spectacle Theatre will be hosting a special gala evening for an invited audience at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff on Tuesday November 14th.
Everything must go....again
09 November 2006
The latest State of the Nation rehearsed reading
The Marriage of Figaro by Tara Arts
08 November 2006
Tara Arts return to Theatr Mwldan on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 November with The Marriage of Figaro, a classic drama that crackles with humour and burns with playful yet serious sexuality!
THE HISTORY BOYS AT THE NEW THEATRE
08 November 2006
SCHOOL’S ALMOST OUT! LAST FEW TICKETS LEFT FOR BENNETT’S MULTI-AWARD WINNER
A Dickens of a Christmas
07 November 2006
Odyssey Theatre will kick start the Christmas carols and fantastic festivities in their home venue, the Weston Studio at Wale Millennium Centre (WMC) with 4 stunning performances of A Dickens of a Christmas.
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2007
06 November 2006
The worldwide search is on for opera’s rising stars to compete for the coveted title BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2007 and a £15,000 prize.
Sherman Youth Theatre to Open Kosovo Film and Theatre Festival
03 November 2006
Young people from Cardiff’s Sherman Youth Theatre will travel to Kosovo this November to perform in a prestigious Film and Theatre Festival with local Albanian and Serbian performers.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
03 November 2006
Tachwedd 3ydd 2006
Sgript Cymru Writers go Hang-Gliding!
02 November 2006
Sgript Cymru playwrights Lucy Gough and Antony Pickthall will be touring their own work around Wales in November in a co-production by Lupa Theatre Company and BDNC Theatre.
THREE LANGUAGES, TWO COUNTRIES, ONE STORY – NORTH WALES STAGE CONTINUES TO INNOVATE
02 November 2006
Innovative theatre company North Wales Stage (Llwyfan Gogledd Cymru) is once again pushing the boundaries of Welsh theatre with their latest production, Branwen. The multimedia and multilingual production – performed in Welsh, Irish and English – will be on tour in Wales and Ireland during October and November 2006.
Meic Povey on Hen Bobl Mewn Ceir
02 November 2006
Meic Povey talks about the inspiration and ideas behind his latest play Hen Bobl Mewn Ceir:
Acqua Nero Dates Announced
02 November 2006
Sgript Cymru is extremely pleased to announce the forthcoming production of Acqua Nero by Meredydd Barker. The production will take place in Cardiff from 21st February – 17th March 2007 and will be directed by Sgript Cymru’s Artistic Director, Simon Harris.
TAIR IAITH, DWY WLAD, UN STORI – LLWYFAN GOGLEDD CYMRU’N ARLOESI UNWAITH ETO
02 November 2006
WELSH ANTHEM DRAMA BY PATRICK JONES
01 November 2006
Gwent Theatre in Education is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a specially commissioned drama by Wales’ outstanding poet and playwright Patrick Jones whose play is a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the National Anthem of Wales, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.
A Bun fight at great height!
01 November 2006
Welsh National Opera’s set construction company, Cardiff Theatrical Service (CTS), is no stranger to projects which are a bit out of the ordinary, such as creating the inside of Dr Who’s TARDIS. However their latest project is certainly reaching new heights as the team build a 16m high Bun Tower!
Strange Happenings at The Mansion House
01 November 2006
The official residence of the Lord Mayor of Swansea may be one of the city’s better-kept secrets, but Volcano have other ideas....
Red Wave Dance present Ebb and Flow
30 October 2006
The Riverfront welcomes Newport’s own Red Wave Dance to perform in the Studio Theatre on Saturday 11 November at 7.45pm.
Diversions dance to bring passion to Newport
30 October 2006
Diversions, The National Dance Company of Wales will ignite The Riverfront stage with SHADES OF PASSION on Tuesday 7 November at 7.30pm.
Last chance to see HarnischLacey Dance Theatre this Autumn.
27 October 2006
Final Cut: New Work by award winning choreographer Sandra Harnisch - Lacey
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
27 October 2006
27ain Hydref 2006
IT’S A SHOCKER OF AN OPERA! SEXY, SURREAL AND SLIGHTLY NAUGHTY!
26 October 2006
HOUSE OF THE GODS AT THE NEW THEATRE
PUGH ANNOUNCES MONEY TO ESTABLISH MERTHYR CULTURAL CENTRE
25 October 2006
On a visit to the Engine House in Dowlais today to meet a group of young people turned theatre-promoters Alun Pugh, the Minister for Culture announced that he has earmarked an additional £250k in capital funding in this year’s draft budget towards creating a multi use Culture Centre in Merthyr.
STAGE CALL FOR VAMPIRES
25 October 2006
Welsh National Youth Opera is interested to hear from talented young singers keen to get their teeth into something different – namely, a brand new opera that mixes the chilling world of vampires with call centre politics
World wide search for gay and lesbian short film talent
24 October 2006
Organisers announced today (24 Oct 06) plans to stage the Iris Prize – the world’s largest prize for a gay and lesbian short film.
Mermaid Found Stranded at Roath Park Lake
23 October 2006
The mermaid is in fact actress Bethan Morgan, who was promoting The Sherman Theatre’s Christmas production The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen.
Diweddgan (Endgame) at the Mwldan
23 October 2006
The Welsh translation of a French play penned by an Irish dramtist will be staged in Cardigan's Theatr Mwldan next week.
Anvil Productions winter tour and summer 2007 announced
22 October 2006
Anvil's new and original productions of The Snow Queen and Robin Hood will tour the whole of Wales and parts of England from November 2006 until February 2007.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
20 October 2006
20fed Hydref 2006
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
20 October 2006
20fed Hydref 2006
'Gypsy' cast announced
20 October 2006
Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Nick Hayes (Hollyoaks) are some of the names joining Helena Blackman (How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?) and Julia McKenzie (Fresh Fields) in the production of Gypsy at Wales Millennium Centre on Sunday 29 October. 
Mid Powys Youth Theatre - Nicholas Nickleby
20 October 2006
Mid Powys Youth Theatre (MPYT) are once again rehearsing for their autumn production - a specially adapted production of Nicholas Nickleby.
DYNAMIC AND SEDUCTIVE
20 October 2006
EARTHFALL & THEATRE ASSOCIATION OF CHOREA
The New York City Players make a rare visit to St Donats Arts Centre in November
17 October 2006
On Saturday 4th November, theatrical wunderkind, Richard Maxwell, the zany American playwright-composer-director and three members of his celebrated experimental theatre company, the New York City Players make a unique visit to St Donats Arts Centre.
The Academy of Musical Theatre Wales open day
17 October 2006
The Academy of Musical Theatre Wales is pleased to announce their second open day. The open day will be on FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER.
Manifest Destiny court case continues...
17 October 2006
The controversy surrounding Ceredigion playwright Dic Edwards' libretto for the opera Manifest Destiny continued last Friday (13th ) in the Royal Courts of Justice .
The Bankrupt Bride - Theatr na n'Og
17 October 2006
Claire’s life is all about getting brides ready for their big day. But she secretly believes she will never be a bride, her life is on a downward spiral, her business is failing, and she has a stalker for a boyfriend.But when a strange man enters the bridal shop looking for a size 18 dress her life is turned upside down!
WHO WILL BE THE MYSTERY GUEST STAR IN NEWPORT?!
16 October 2006
Speculation is rife about which celebrities might be descending on Newport to appear in the hit West End comedy The Play What I Wrote at The Riverfront from Monday 23 - Wednesday 25 October at 7.30pm.
Rust never sleeps.....
16 October 2006
Wales based theatre company, Green Ginger, returns to Wales Millennium Centre’s Weston Studio in November with their world renowned puppets, animated sets and absurd humour from 3-4 November.
TWO NIGHTS…TWO CLASSIC PLAYS…ONLY DATES IN SOUTH WALES
16 October 2006
Blackwood Miners’ Institute are pleased to welcome the LOVE&MADNESS ENSEMBLE on who will be presenting two plays over two evenings on Thursday 19th October & Friday 20th October. 
Mal Showcases Valleys Boxer Musical at The Sherman
16 October 2006
A new musical about Rhondda boxer Tommy Farr will be showcased in Cardiff next week as part of the Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
13 October 2006
13eg Hydref 2006
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
13 October 2006
13eg Hydref 2006
Spectacle Theatre Contribute to Cymru SEBDA Day Conference: Making the Links: Looking Behind the Behaviour
13 October 2006
(The Social, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties Association)
CHANGE - next in the On the Edge series
12 October 2006
The third play in the State Of The Nation series.
Richard Alston Dance in First Visit to Cardiff
12 October 2006
The Richard Alston Dance Company makes it's first ever visit to Cardiff with a modern and innovative programme set to a musical score of jazz, ragtime and rock this November.
HALLOWE'EN HAUNTING
11 October 2006
THE ULTIMATE IN GHOST HUNTING at Llanover Hall Cardiff
“HAPPY DAYS BOIS BACH!”
11 October 2006
Mae'r cwmni ddaeth a'r ddrama ddisglair Life of Ryan…and Ronnie i chi yn dychwelyd hefo cynhyrchiad arbennig arall, Hen Bobl Mewn Ceir, gan Meic Povey
Message in a Bottle - a show for kids at the Riverfront Newport
11 October 2006
The Riverfront is looking forward to welcoming Company Gavin Robertson with Message in a Bottle on Saturday 21 October at 2.30pm.
Alternative Dramaturgies informed by a d/Deaf and Disability Perspective, a day-long symposium.
09 October 2006
6th November 2006. Liverpool.
Winter Pictures / Hel Meddyliau
09 October 2006
Arad Goch
Experimentica 06
06 October 2006
Fri 6 – Sat 15 Oct | Gwe 6 – Sad 15 Hyd
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
06 October 2006
6ed Hydref 2006
CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSICAL THEATRE
05 October 2006
FULL PROGRAMME DETAILS - 15TH OCTOBER - 5TH NOVEMBER 2006
Vesica Piscis.
03 October 2006
(An energised form from which emerges something new..)
NEXT TIME ON THE EDGE - State of the Nation
02 October 2006
Following its well received production of the early Twentieth century play Taffy by Caradoc Evans, On The Edge jumps forward eighty years for its next State of The Nation rehearsed reading.
DARK SECRETS ARE REVEALED IN TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ UNCENSORED CLASSIC
01 October 2006
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF AT THE NEW THEATRE
25 years of creating drama, dreams, careers and creative projects…and still counting!
29 September 2006
This is the achievement of Cardiff based Hijinx Theatre, who celebrate their silver jubilee this year.
A PLEASING TERROR
29 September 2006
Two Ghost Stories by M.R.James
A Ghost in the Attic
29 September 2006
Melville Theatre, Penypound, Abergavenny
BITSH! – Addasiad John Ogwen o’r nofel gan Eirug Wyn
29 September 2006
Dros flwyddyn yn ôl rhoddodd Cwmni’r Frân Wen gynnig ar gyflwyno cais i ddatblygu cynulleidfaoedd newydd i’r theatr Gymraeg a mentro unwaith yn rhagor i fyd y ddrama prif lwyfan.
BITSH! - John Ogwen’s adaptation of the novel by Eirug Wyn
29 September 2006
A year or more has passed since the Company made an application for funding to develop a new audience for Welsh language theatre and to venture touring with a main stage production.
A NEW CHRISTMAS CAROL FOR WALES
29 September 2006
Courtesy of Dickens and Wales Theatre Company.
An even more Amazing Grace...
29 September 2006
Mal Pope’s hit musical Amazing Grace based on the story of Evan Roberts and the Welsh Revival delighted sell out audiences during its first tour in 2005, and in response to demand returns this autumn for a limited tour.
A magical, musical Child’s Christmas in Wales
29 September 2006
This brand new musical version of Dylan Thomas’s classic A Child’s Christmas in Wales comes to theatres across Wales this autumn courtesy of Wales Theatre Company
Tristan and Isolde...a preview
27 September 2006
Described as one of most complex operas of it’s time Tristan and Isolade is a Ben Hur of a spectacle, an epic masterpiece that never fails to enchant audiences around the world.
CHEKHOV SHORT PLAYS in ABERGAVENNY
25 September 2006
A rare chance to see Chekhov drama comes to Abergavenny when the European Arts Company returns to the Melville Theatre during their UK tour to present a charming collection of his short comic plays next Saturday 7th October.
A Ghost In The Attic
25 September 2006
Spectacle Theatre’s latest production, ‘A Ghost In The Attic’ will shortly begin its nine week tour throughout Wales.
UCAN PERFORM - PENCAMPWYR Y PLANT YNG NGWOBRAU’R LOTERI GENEDLAETHOL
24 September 2006
Mae’r prosiect Cymraeg, UCAN Perform, wedi curo’r gystadleuaeth i ddisgleirio fel un o hoff brosiectau’r Loteri yn y DU – gan ennill Gwobr Pencampwyr y Plant yn Ngwobrau’r Loteri Genedlaethol.
UCAN PERFORM VOTED THE CHILDREN’S CHAMPION AT NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDS 2006
24 September 2006
Welsh project, UCAN Perform, has battled off competition to shine through as one of the UK’s favourite Lottery projects - scooping the Children’s Champion trophy at this year’s National Lottery Awards.
Aboriginal Storytellers from Down Under Visit The Sherman
23 September 2006
A new drama all the way from Australia brings Aboriginal storytellers and musicians to Cardiff this October, when Yanagai! Yanagai! from the Melbourne Worker’s Theatre, visits The Sherman Theatre
HANG-GLIDING MARKS INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR NEW WRITING THEATRE COMPANY
23 September 2006
Aberystwyth’s LUPA THEATRE - set up by playwright and television scriptwriter Lucy Gough and her partner, Duncan Gough to tour new plays in Wales - has announced its next project, a co-production with Dublin based, BDNC Theatre.
Hijinx’s team at the heart of Welsh theatre
22 September 2006
NEXT WEEK Hijinx Theatre celebrate the final quarter of their Silver Jubilee year with the opening of Estella’s Fire.
100 YEARS OF NEW THEATRE SHOWS AVAILABLE ONLINE
21 September 2006
ONLINE ARCHIVE OF THEATRE’S CENTURY GOES LIVE!
Warrior Square - theatr iolo's latest production
20 September 2006
Theatr Iolo’s latest production Warrior Square by Nick Wood aims to challenge the stereotypical attitudes regarding asylum seekers and raise issues that face young refugees.
Wales Millennium Centre highlights for autumn 2006
19 September 2006
Guys and Dolls, Swan Lake on Ice and the Kirov Opera, Mariinsky Theatre production of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle, are only some of the electrifying and entertaining shows coming to Wales Millennium Centre this autumn.
Invitation from the Wales Arts Review Panel to the Public
18 September 2006
The Wales Arts Review Panel cordially invites you to join them for a day of discussion and review of policy and strategy in international arts management.
SPECIAL SOUVENIR BROCHURE TO CELEBRATE THE FIRST 100 YEARS OF THE NEW THEATRE
15 September 2006
On 10 December 2006 the New Theatre turns 100 and to mark this very special occasion a unique souvenir brochure has been produced to celebrate the rich and varied history of Cardiff's oldest surviving theatre.
UCAN Perform makes it through to the UK final of The National Lottery Awards 2006
14 September 2006
UCAN Perform, a creative arts project for visually impaired young people, has triumphed through to the UK final of The National Lottery Awards 2006 after being been voted Wales’ favourite Lottery-funded project
On The  Edge
13 September 2006
Productions of Rehearsed Readings start next Wednesday 20th. 8pm Chapter Media Centre
THE DOUBLE INCONSTANCY
13 September 2006
The Double Inconstancy will make its way to Wales Millennium Centre’s Weston Studio for three consecutive nights from 12-14 October with its fast and furious comedy of manners.
The Trial of Elgan Jones
13 September 2006
The Trial of Elgan Jones is an interactive project for schools from Swansea, Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot.  In addition to the performance the children also participate in activities at Swansea Museum
CANRIF O ADLONIANT YN Y BRIFDDINAS
11 September 2006
TYMOR YR HYDREF / GAEAF 2006 YN Y NEW THEATRE
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF ENTERTAINMENT IN THE WELSH CAPITAL
11 September 2006
AUTUMN / WINTER 2006 SEASON AT THE NEW THEATRE
New drama at The Riverfront
11 September 2006
September will see SHAM’S Theatre coming to the Studio Theatre at The Riverfront to perform The Garden on Friday 22 September at 7.45pm.
Pirates of the Caribbean star amongst Welsh Honours
11 September 2006
Jonathan Pryce, star of this summer’s blockbuster movie Pirates of the Caribbean, is amongst the recipients of the HSBC’s 2006 Cymry for the World Honours
New actorsworkshop web site launched this week
10 September 2006
Actorsworkshop has launched their brand new, user-friendly website this week.
Welsh National Opera appoints new Chairman
07 September 2006
Welsh National Opera today announced the appointment of Geraint Talfan Davies as the company’s new Chairman
The Sherman Theatre On the Search for New Talent
07 September 2006
The Sherman Theatre are currently on the search for budding actors to form a fresh and exciting acting company Sherman Nation 06-07.
A COMEDY IN THREE COURSES
07 September 2006
THE SAFARI PARTY AT THE NEW THEATRE
Cinderella auditions for kids at The Riverfront!
05 September 2006
The 2006 panto auditions will take place at The Riverfront on Saturday 16 September between 10am – 4pm with registration at 9.30am.
Broadway’s Guys and Dolls hits Wales Millennium Centre
05 September 2006
The smash hit West End musical and the centrepiece of the Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre – GUYS AND DOLLS bursts onto Wales Millennium Centre’s stage on 10 to 28 October 2006 as
Will He Live or Will He Die?
04 September 2006
Don’t be the last to know, see Orange first at Chapter this week from Wednesday September 6th.
THE BARTERED BRIDE; AN OPERA FOR EVERYONE!
03 September 2006
Mid Wales Opera’s The Bartered Bride will be its most ambitious and spectacular touring production ever.
Welsh Director Returns Home
01 September 2006
Swapping the sunnier climes of Ravenna in Italy to return home to Wales, Welsh Director Menna Price has recently rejoined Spectacle Theatre as a guest director for their autumn project ‘A Ghost In The Attic’ by Mark Ryan.
Giselle to perform at Beaufort Theatre
31 August 2006
One of the world’s most popular ballets and a universal story of love and loss is now a full length ballet from the critically acclaimed company Independent Ballet Wales
State of the Nation : Plays about Wales and Welshness today and yesterday
30 August 2006
The 2006 On the Edge season is announced
Sherman’s Education Manager adapts Greek Epic Tale for the Stage
30 August 2006
Dinos Aristidou, The Sherman Theatre’s Education, Youth and Participation Manager sees his new adaptation of Orpheus, a Greek epic tale of love and loss, premiered at The Sherman Theatre this September.
Fiery start for new play
29 August 2006
Today rehearsals began in earnest at Aberdare House for Estella’s Fire, the new play by Louise Osborn, brought to you by Hijinx Theatre. After four weeks of rehearsal, the show will tour for 10 weeks to small scale venues across Wales and England.
Wales Millennium Centre autumn season details announced
26 August 2006
At a recent announcement by the Wales Millennium Centre, as it approaches its second birthday party, Chief Executive Judith Isherwood was extremely up-beat and positive about the great theatre’s future
THE ‘STUTE’S’ NEW AUTUMN/WINTER SEASON
25 August 2006
Blackwood Miners’ Institute’s autumn/winter season kicks off this September with singer/songwriter Amy Wadge and the top quality music continues throughout the season with Peter Karrie, Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra, The Poozies, Forever in Blue Jeans, Carols by Candlelight and much more
THE NEW THEATRE KICKSTARTS DANNY TOUR
23 August 2006
THE NEW THEATRE KICKSTARTS DANNY TOUR AS PART OF INAUGURAL ROALD DAHL DAY DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD AT THE NEW THEATRE
Success for Chiasmus theatre
22 August 2006
North Wales based Theatre company Chiasmus Productions are very pleased to announce the success of a number of songs written for our shows in three major international  competitions
Teenage kicks
22 August 2006
Welsh National Opera premieres Sweetness and Badness, a new opera about five young people living on the margins of a subterranean, violent world, on 12 September
NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE WALES CELEBRATES ITS 30TH BIRTHDAY
22 August 2006
This August, 60 members of the National Youth Theatre Wales are rehearsing in Aberystwyth before embarking on a Wales wide tour celebrating 30 years of promoting and supporting young artistic talent in Wales.
European Heritage Open Days
17 August 2006
Swansea Grand Theatre throws open its stage doors as part of the European Heritage Days programme on Sunday 17th September for just a few short hours, to show off parts of the theatre not normally on show to the public
SUNDAY WITH THE STARS
16 August 2006
How many of you are old enough to remember the classic entertainment show on television - Sunday Night At The London Palladium? Many of you I'm sure - and many of you not willing to admit it!
Crash hits west Wales
16 August 2006
ELAN Cymru, Coleg Sir Gâr Performing Arts Department and LLAIS are currently in rehearsal for “Crash”.
CRASH yn y gorllewin
16 August 2006
Mae ELAN Cymru, Adran Gelfyddydau Perfformio Coleg Sir Gâr a LLAIS wrthi’n ymarfer ar hyn o bryd ar gyfer “Crash”.
LONDON’S FAVOURITE COMEDY HIT COMING TO THE RIVERFRONT!
16 August 2006
The Riverfront is delighted to announce that Kenneth Branagh’s hit comedy THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE will be performed in Newport for the first time from Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 October at 7.30pm.
INSPIRATIONAL INTEGRATED DANCE COMING TO THE RIVERFRONT
16 August 2006
The Riverfront is thrilled to announce that CandoCo, the world's most famous integrated dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers will be performing a world-class double bill this autumn
A Big Thank You from Theatr na n'Óg
14 August 2006
Well, they unfurled the sails, hauled in the archor and scrubed the decks in style at the Pasiant y Plant with Theatr na n'Óg, at this year’s National Eisteddfod.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
11 August 2006
‘Am wythnos nid yw’n nosi’ – geiriau’r Prifardd Myrddin ap Dafydd wrth groesawu’r Steddfod i Ddyffryn Conwy nôl ym 1989, a geiriau sy’n berthnasol iawn i bob wythnos eisteddfodol yma’n Nghymru.
Diolch yn fawr iawn oddi wrth Theatr na n'Óg
11 August 2006
Wel, lledwyd yr hwyliau, codwyd yr angor a golchwyd y deciau ym Mhasiant y Plant gyda Theatr na n'Óg, yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol eleni, 2006
Great Drama at The Riverfront this autumn
11 August 2006
The Riverfront promises an exciting assortment of entertainment on the drama front to suit all tastes this autumn,
WYESIDE ANNOUNCES AUTUMN SEASON
06 August 2006
Major free ticket initiative for 18s and under
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
04 August 2006
Cyfnod o ymarfer a pharatoi fu’r wythnosau diwethaf i sawl cwmni ac actor fel ei gilydd. Rhai’n brysur yn anelu am y Genedlaethol sy’n cychwyn y penwythnos yma, ac eraill yn cychwyn am Gaeredin, a’r _yl rhyfeddol sy’n digwydd yno bob mis Awst. Dros yr wythnosau nesaf, byddaf innau’n ceisio ymweld â’r ddwy _yl – felly mis Awst prysur i mi!
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
04 August 2006
Cyfnod o ymarfer a pharatoi fu’r wythnosau diwethaf i sawl cwmni ac actor fel ei gilydd. Rhai’n brysur yn anelu am y Genedlaethol sy’n cychwyn y penwythnos yma, ac eraill yn cychwyn am Gaeredin, a’r _yl rhyfeddol sy’n digwydd yno bob mis Awst. Dros yr wythnosau nesaf, byddaf innau’n ceisio ymweld â’r ddwy _yl – felly mis Awst prysur i mi!
FISHERMAN'S FRENZY!
03 August 2006
A FREE outdoor performance at Cardiff Bay, as part of the Cardiff festival's BIG WEEKEND...
First ever Youth Theatre Summer School at The Riverfront
03 August 2006
This summer The Riverfront is hosting its first Youth Theatre Summer School, where youngsters from 8-18yrs will receive professional tuition to devise and perform their own production in the main Theatre.
Anvil cancell Macbeth....
02 August 2006
Anvil's performances of Macbeth, scheduled to take place on Thursday evenings throughout August at Llandudno's Bodafon Farm Park, have been cancelled because of unforeseen difficulties with the venue's license.
BARA CAWS YN YMWELD Â’R EISTEDDFOD YN ABERTAWE GYDA’I SIOE GLYBIAU – JAC YN Y BOCS
02 August 2006
Bydd Bara Caws yn perfformio ei gynhyrchiad diweddaraf, sef y sioe glybiau ‘JAC YN Y BOCS’ gan Bryn Fôn, Tony Llewelyn a Dyfan Roberts yn ystod wythnos yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Abertawe a’r Cylch.
ALUN PUGH APPOINTS FIVE NEW MEMBERS TO THE ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES
01 August 2006
Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport, Alun Pugh today [31 July 2006] announced the appointment of Ms Maggie Hampton, Mr Robin Morrison, Dr Ian Rees, Mr Clive Sefia and Miss Deborah Wilcox as the new Council Members of the Arts Council of Wales, following a rigorous public appointments exercise.
Sherman Autumn Season Packed with New Writing, Top Drama and Comedy
31 July 2006
The Sherman present a season packed full of new writing, top drama and world class comedy this Autumn with highlights including the Royal Court’s first ever visit to Wales, the premiere of Orpheus, an exciting new work based on one of the most enduring Greek myths and comedy from renowned stand up comic Mark Thomas
Gwent Theatre at 30
31 July 2006
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Gwent Theatre and the fiftieth of Gwent Young People’s Theatre, two well loved institutions with which Gary Meredith has devoted much of his career.
Actorsworkshop present “Working in Wales”
29 July 2006
Actorsworkshop open a brand new term of Autumn workshops on September 14th. The theme this term is “Working in Wales” and will explore a range of topics. All taught through practical, hands-on workshops.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
28 July 2006
Dyma gychwyn trydydd flwyddyn ein Theatr Genedlaethol, a chyfle i mi fwrw golwg yn ôl dros y ddwy flynedd gyntaf. Dwy flynedd anodd iawn ble y gwelwyd sawl ‘clasur’ yn cael ei ail-lwyfanu a dim ond dwy ddrama wreiddiol; ble y cawsom ein cyflwyno i bedwar ‘actor craidd’ ifanc a chroesawu Cefin Roberts yn ‘gyfarwyddwr artistig’ cynta’r cwmni
In Search of the ‘Millennium Million’
25 July 2006
By visiting Wales Millennium Centre on Saturday 19 August you could be in with a chance of becoming WMC’s millionth visitor and winning a prize package worth more than £1,000.
Driven by injustice. Seeking retribution. Two white men take an Asian man hostage.
25 July 2006
Sgript Cymru’s latest production Orange is a raw and urgent rollercoaster by new writer Alan Harris. Set against the background of the conflict in Iraq it is a powerful, character based play that questions the true meaning of freedom. In the confines of a Cardiff bed-sit we are asked – who is the real prisoner?
Rhosys Cochion: Holl Liwie’r Enfys gan Sharon Morgan
24 July 2006
Eisteddfod Abertawe a’r Cylch 2006 ac ar daith
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
21 July 2006
Dau wahoddiad wythnos yma i weld dwy sioe wahanol iawn. Gr_p Ieuenctid Theatr Fach Llangefni yn cyflwyno addasiad o’r ddrama gerdd ‘Ail Liwio’r Byd’ a Theatr Bara Caws yn perfformio’r sioe glybiau ‘Jac yn y Bocs’ yng Nghlwb Rygbi Bethesda.
Ages and Stages
20 July 2006
The Role of Story Telling in Intergenerational Practice
Under A Moonlit Tre
18 July 2006
Spectacle Theatre to perform ‘Under A Moonlit Tree’at the SprOg Children’s Theatre Festival
HENRI OGUIKI AND NATIONAL YOUTH DANCE WALES
18 July 2006
National Youth Dance Wales hits the road again this summer in the third and final year of artistic partnership with Henri Oguiki and his company.
The end is nigh!
17 July 2006
On Saturday, 22 July, CPR presents the final performance as part of its Summer Shift 2006 - CPR’s international summer school. ENDINGS FOR ABERYSTWYTH is an exploration of the theme of ‘endings’, questioning the nature of performance itself and will explore familiar sights and sounds of Aberystwyth, as well as create a uniquely challenging performance event
Tickets on sale now for a tantalising autumn at The Riverfront
14 July 2006
The Riverfront is thrilled to announce a tantalising autumn season for 2006 with plenty to tempt all tastes! With over 100 performances scheduled, here’s a taster to whet your appetites...
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
14 July 2006
A ninnau ar drothwy gwyliau’r Haf, braf gweld bod digon o gynhyrchiadau i’w gweld ar lwyfannau Cymru. Theatr Bara Caws wedi cychwyn ar eu taith efo’r sioe glybiau ‘Jac yn y Bocs’ fydd yn ymweld â Bethesda, Y Bala a Chaernarfon yr wythnos hon.
FLOATING...at the Edinburgh Fringe
12 July 2006
The comic and beautiful tale of the island that floated away
New Play Tackles Mental Health Issues
11 July 2006
A new play tackling mental health issues premieres at The Sherman Theatre this month on 18 – 19 July 7.30pm.
An Act of Murder!
11 July 2006
An Interactive Murder Mystery
London Agent opens Welsh Office
10 July 2006
Keddie Scott Associates opens Welsh Office
UCAN Perform makes the Welsh final of The National Lottery Awards 2006
10 July 2006
UCAN Perform, a creative arts project for visually impaired young people, has beaten off competition from hundreds of other Lottery funded projects to reach the Welsh final of The National Lottery Awards 2006.
Anvil Productions - extended Welsh tour - July and August
09 July 2006
Following a highly successful tour of Cadw sites across Wales in May and June, Anvil played their acclaimed production of Macbeth at Canolfan Ucheldre in Holyhead on 25th June.
Sweeney Todd
09 July 2006
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Slapstick Comedy Comes to The Sherman
08 July 2006
Theatre in Wales readers get a special offer for the opening night (Tues 18th July) of £8(usual price £13.50) - just call Box Office and quote TIW to get the special priced tickets.
A Suitcase Full of Stories
07 July 2006
Theatr Iolo is the only company in Wales creating theatre productions exclusively for 3 and 4 year olds and touring this work to nurseries and theatres.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
07 July 2006
Dwi am gychwyn y golofn yr wythnos hon drwy fynd â chi nôl i 1999, a rhannu atgofion am un penwythnos hir delfrydol a dreuliais yn Llundain! Pedair noson a pum sioe lwyfan! Nefoedd i mi, uffern i eraill!
Looking Out To See
06 July 2006
Acting Out Cardiff, Cardiff Schools Service and The Sherman Theatre’s out of the classroom education project, continues to go from strength to strength this year with a poignant play about a group of teenagers and their dreams, fears and aspirations.
Twtws, teits, tiaras a… thestosteron
05 July 2006
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, neu'r Trocks fel y'i gelwir nhw, dynion blewog mewn twtws – yw'r act gomedi flaenaf ym myd dawns heddiw a dylai unrhyw un sy'n chwilio am esgus i chwerthin  wrth wylio balerinas cwerylgar yn ceisio serennu frysio i Ganolfan Mileniwm Cymru i weld un o'r sioeau mwyaf doniol i ddod i Gymru erioed.
GWENT THEATRE/GWENT YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE
05 July 2006
Summer programme 2006
An enemy for the People....
05 July 2006
“But it would be a trick that told the truth. And the people deserve to know the truth.”
Hamlet Meets the Simpsons With a Game Boy
05 July 2006
THE SUMMER SHIFT 2006 Frank Theatre (Australia) HAMLET STOOGED Saturday 8 July, 8pm at the Castle Theatre, Aberystwyth
Tutus, tights, tiaras and… testosterone
05 July 2006
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, or The Trocks as they are affectionately known, hairy men in tutus – are the foremost comedy act in the dance world today and anyone who fancies a good laugh whilst watching squabbling ballerinas trying to hog the limelight should race to Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) to see one of the funniest shows ever to hit Wales.
Book it! Youth opera rewrites the rules…
03 July 2006
Candide, Welsh National Youth Opera’s new production of Bernstein’s celebrated musical - which is being performed at the Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, from 15-17 July - promises to be something very special indeed.
Gest Performance Training
03 July 2006
HITCHCOCK MEETS HIGHSMITH IN STRANGERS ON A TRAIN AT THE NEW THEATRE
03 July 2006
From the director of The Woman in Black and the author of The Talented Mr Ripley, comes a tale of suspense that even curdled the blood of Alfred Hitchcock! If you can handle the ride, Strangers on a Train pulls in to the New Theatre for a week long stay from Tuesday 18 July.
MINISTER WELCOMES INDIAN DANCERS TO CARDIFF BAY
03 July 2006
The sights and sounds of India came to Cardiff Bay today [3 July 2006] when a group of Indian dancers paid a visit to the Senedd building.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
30 June 2006
Wedi tair mlynedd llwyddiannus ar Broadway, mae’r ddrama gerdd ddadleuol ‘Avenue Q’ bellach wedi cyrraedd Llundain.
Have Theatre, will travel…
30 June 2006
Torch Theatre Artistic Director Peter Doran, looks forward to the part both he and his company will play in the long awaited revival of English language theatre in Wales.
Wales Goes to The West End
29 June 2006
On Sunday 10 September Wales Millennium Centre takes to London’s West End with a red carpet evening to celebrate legendary Welsh songwriter, playwright, actor and matinee idol Ivor Novello, in a gala concert taking place in the very theatre now bearing his name.
WNO Create debate
27 June 2006
Welsh National Opera mines a rich creative seam with The Return of Ulysses, its new production for the autumn, spearheaded by acclaimed artistic duo David Alden and Rinaldo Alessandrini
CREATIVE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES IN BRIDGEND
27 June 2006
The Creative Industries Training scheme is set to offer members of the public the opportunity to ‘get creative’ through working alongside industry professionals on 3 exciting new Arts and Culture projects.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
23 June 2006
Dwi newydd ddychwelyd o Lundain ac wedi ceisio gweld cyn gymaint o sioeau â phosib mewn amser byr! Mi gewch chi wybod mwy am rhain dros yr wythnosa nesa.
Heuldro
21 June 2006
‘Haws oedi gyhyd ar lwybrau hud ein bro.’
Ysgoloriaeth Gradd Meistr drwy Ymchwil mewn Storïa Digidol/Cyfryngau Dinasyddion ym Mhrifysgol Morgannwg
20 June 2006
Mae un fwrsariaeth ôl-raddedig ar gael ar gyfer myfyrwyr sy’n dymuno cofrestru ar gyfer Gradd Meistr trwy Ymchwil a fydd yn cychwyn ym mis Medi 2006.
BBC Cymru Wales Masters by Research Scholarship in Digital Storytelling/Citizen Media
20 June 2006
One postgraduate bursary is available for students wishing to register for a Masters by Research degree, beginning in September 200
WEST END STARS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS Of GWENT YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE
19 June 2006
Top-line performers from West End shows and TV will join members of Gwent Young People’s Theatre to stage a special benefit to celebrate 50 years of theatre for young people in Gwent.
Top Welsh newsreader takes part in latest Odyssey Theatre production
19 June 2006
Sara Edwards, one of Wales’ best known and loved presenters, makes a guest appearance in Odyssey Theatre’s latest production The Ozard of Wiz.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
16 June 2006
Dros yr wythnosa nesa, dwi am fwrw golwg ar rai o’r dramâu a’r dramâu cerdd newydd sy’n dod i Lundain. Ond cyn cychwyn ar fy nhaith, beth sydd ar y gweull yma’n Nghymru…?
Pie In The Sky
16 June 2006
A new night starting in Chapter Arts Centre. Pie In The Sky is an acting version of an Open Mic night…
Sherman Youth Theatre Explore The Gospel Truth
13 June 2006
The Sherman Youth Theatre are embarking on a mission of epic proportions in their latest show, Gospel, this June which examines the Gospel of St Matthew and his account of Jesus’ life.
Hijinx competition exclusively for Theatre in Wales readers!
12 June 2006
Hijinx Theatre are offering two people a chance to win a pair of complimentary tickets to The Ozard of Wiz by Richard Berry.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
09 June 2006
Wrth inni ffarwelio ag Eisteddfod yr Urdd Sir Ddinbych, mae’n braf gallu dweud bod yr arlwy theatrig gawsom ni yn ystod yr wythnos wedi bod yn galonogol iawn. O’r sioeau cerdd fin nos, i’r holl gystadlaethau gydol yr wythnos. Mae sêr llwyfan y dyfodol yn edrych yn ddisglair iawn.
A TAIL OF TWO BIRTHDAYS!
09 June 2006
CATS COMES TO CARDIFF AT THE NEW THEATRE
Under a Moonlit Tree
08 June 2006
A brother and sister are abandoned by their parents. They are captured by a witch who plans to cook and eat them. But the witch gets shoved into an oven where she's burned alive. This is a story for children?
Art @ the Assembly
08 June 2006
The new season will represent a wide range of Wales-based creative talent
Sgript Cymru Reveals All!
07 June 2006
Sgript Cymru is launching a new online blog which will ‘lift the lid’ on the process of new writing.
Its a Knock-Out
07 June 2006
Drama based on the infamous 1980 boxing match between the Welsh boxing phenomenon Johnny Owen and Mexican pugilist Lupe Pintor is soon to make its way to Wales Millennium Centre.
STEM YR HAF 2006
05 June 2006
Rhaglen Ryngwladol CPR o Weithdai Perfformio
THE SUMMER SHIFT 2006
05 June 2006
CPR International Programme of Performance Workshops
A KISS ON THE BOTTOM AT THE NEW THEATRE
05 June 2006
The comic wit of Wales’ favourite playwright, Frank Vickery, makes a welcome return to the New Theatre with the all-female comedy A Kiss on the Bottom.
George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling Research Lectures 2006
05 June 2006
The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling concludes its first year of research seminars this June with a lecture by acclaimed storyteller Dr Vayu Naidu.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
03 June 2006
 phawb ‘ar ruthr am Ruthun’ yr wythnos hon, priodol iawn yw bwrw golwg ar weithgareddau Prifwyl yr Urdd gan gychwyn gyda’r ddwy sioe oedd i’w gweld ar gychwyn yr wythnos. ‘Plas Du’ sef sioe oedran Uwchradd a’r Cyngerdd Agoriadol Nos Sul diwethaf i groesawu’r amryddawn Caryl Parry Jones ‘adref’.
Educating Rita Opens at The Sherman
03 June 2006
Educating Rita has opened this week at The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff starring Little Britain star Ruth Jones and Extras actor Steve Speirs, and runs until Saturday 17 June.
Summer 2006 at WMC
02 June 2006
Updated news on the productions at WMC in the coming months
Let Tonight be the Night
02 June 2006
West End musical comedy Tonight's the Night comes to Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) as part of its UK tour from Monday 3 to Saturday 8 July 2006.
AN EDGY DANCE PERFORMANCE COMES TO THE RIVERFRONT
01 June 2006
Experience some awesome contemporary dance moves on Tuesday 13 June at 7.30pm, when EDge, the Postgraduate Performance Company of London Contemporary Dance School will be performing at The Riverfront.
An Enemy for the People
31 May 2006
Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard/ Chapter Stiwdio in association with Sgript Cymru
Come Dance Writing
27 May 2006
Academi, Wales’ National Literature Promotion Agency, has teamed up with Diversions to present a Dance Writing Workshop on 9 & 10 June as part of this year’s South Wales Dance Festival – Horizons.
Come to Newport for a passionate love affair
26 May 2006
A sensitive adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover will be performed at The Riverfront on May 31 at 7.30pm as part of a 25 date national tour to commemorate the 125th anniversary of D.H. Lawrence’s birth.
Glastonbury comes to Newport!
26 May 2006
In the absence of this year’s Glastonbury Festival, The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre in Newport will be screening Glastonbury, a documentary on the 30th anniversary of Britain's best-known music festival
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
26 May 2006
Ro’n i am gychwyn y golofn drwy ddweud mai dau gynhyrchiad amatur aeth a’m sylw yr wythnos hon – efallai mai amaturiaid oedd yn perfformio, ond roedd safon y ddwy ddrama yn broffesiynol iawn, iawn
T.V. & Film Acting: A Master Class with Laura Gardner
25 May 2006
This workshop is open to anyone aged 18 and over who has an interest in performing, and in particular within T.V. and Film.
Wales Arts Review Announces Dates of Public Meetings
25 May 2006
A series of public meetings for anyone wanting to have their say on the future of the Arts Council of Wales and arts funding will take place this Summer.
The Giant’s Embrace
24 May 2006
Rhaglen hanner diwrnod o Theatr mewn Addysg ar gyfer Blynyddoedd 1 a 2
The Giant’s Embrace
24 May 2006
A half-day Theatre in Education programme for Years 1 & 2
Half term fun for kids at The Riverfront
24 May 2006
The Riverfront is delighted to announce that Black Sheep and James Seabright will be bringing Professor Bumm’s Story Machine to Newport, on Tuesday 30 May at 2.30pm
TWO TO TANGO!
24 May 2006
A dance offer for arts organisations!
Odyssey Theatre @ Wales Millennium Centre
24 May 2006
On 22nd – 24th June the wonderful wizardry of Odyssey Theatre will transport you beyond the rainbow as they take to the Wales Millennium Centre stage in their brand new production, The Ozard of Wiz written and directed by Richard Berry.
Equaldoubt : '3'
23 May 2006
'3' is returning next week for a short run of three evenings to Chapter Arts Centre following its original preview on Experimentica festival '05 (review) and more recently a premiere in England on FRESHfestival - review.
Thinking of Christmas? Wales Theatre Company are....
23 May 2006
WTC announce their autumn season of productions
Gwledd o Fale yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru
22 May 2006
Bydd pedwar cynhyrchiad bale gwahanol iawn yn ymddangos yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru yn fuan gyda chyfuniad o fale traddodiadol, chwareus a modern a fydd yn diddanu cynulleidfaoedd o bob oedran
A Ballet Ball at Wales Millennium Centre
22 May 2006
Four very different ballet productions are soon make their way to Wales Millennium Centre combining an interesting mix of traditional, playful and modern ballet which will entertain both a young and old audiences. 
WNO Summer 2007 season announced
20 May 2006
Today WNO announced its programme for Summer 2007, a blueprint for a new way of working and one that aims to maximise on the potential of its internationally acclaimed Orchestra and Chorus.
Pwy sy'n cofio 'Rentaghost' tybed?
19 May 2006
Colofn Paul Williams yn Y Cymro, Mai 19 2006
Have you ever wondered why hotels never seem to have a Room 13 ?
19 May 2006
Carlson Dance Company take us to the imaginary world of room thirteen in their new show ‘Gwesty – Room 13’, which tours Wales in May and June.
CINDERELLA CAST ANNOUNCED FOR NEWPORT
17 May 2006
This week, Christmas came early at The Riverfront in Newport as the cast of The Riverfront’s 2006 panto turned out in full flamboyant costume for a photo shoot.
Jerry Springer Debate
17 May 2006
Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) is to host a debate on Jerry Springer -The Opera in the main auditorium, the Donald Gordon Theatre, on Saturday 17 June at 4.30pm.
THE GENIUS OF GERSHWIN IN SONG AND DANCE
17 May 2006
NORTHERN BALLET THEATRE: I GOT RHYTHM AT THE NEW THEATRE
Rehearsals Start With Little Britain and Extras Stars
15 May 2006
Rehearsals for The Sherman Theatre Company’s production of Educating Rita have kicked off to a great start despite a few nerves from its stars!
From Cars to Mars
13 May 2006
Wales first ‘Street Opera’
Dwy ddrama o eiddo Harold Pinter sy’n cael sylw yr wythnos hon.
12 May 2006
Colofn wythnosol Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
Sherman’s Summer Season turns the heat up…
11 May 2006
Next week sees The Sherman Theatre play host to an eclectic and exciting programme of entertainment ranging from contemporary theatre (The Island), new Welsh dance (Henri Oguike Dance Company) and modern poetry (Andrew Motion).
Hot News - an extra HALF MILLION pounds for english language theatre in Wales
10 May 2006
Theatre in Wales will get an additional half a million pounds next year to develop English language theatre
A VIENNESE STRAUSS GALA
10 May 2006
Soloists from the major British opera companies join forces at The Riverfront Theatre, Newport on Thursday 8th June to ‘A Viennese Strauss Gala’.
The final play in Michael Kelligan’s On The Edge Spring season.
10 May 2006
Yard - an AWARD WINNING PLAY BY KAITE O’REILLY
'Music of the Night'
10 May 2006
What's next @ The Academy of Musical Theatre Wales
First event of Summer of Dance season in Abertillery
09 May 2006
Welsh Independent Dance presents Dance Bytes on Tour 2006, an exciting performance at Abertillery Community Theatre on Saturday 3rd June 2006 at 7.30pm.
WELSH INDEPENDENT DANCE COMING TO THE RIVERFRONT THIS SUMMER
09 May 2006
The Riverfront invites you to attend some contemporary dance with Welsh Independent Dance: Dance Bytes on Tour 2006 on Wednesday 24 May at 7.45pm.
The Academi Capital Poet Event
08 May 2006
including the announcement of the 2006 Cardiff International Poetry Competition
Whose Shoes at Llanover Hall
08 May 2006
This is your opportunity to see Theatr Iolo’s latest play Whose Shoes? - currently touring to Infant schools in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
SPECIAL SEASON FOR 100TH BIRTHDAY
07 May 2006
SUMMER/AUTUMN 2006 SEASON AT THE NEW THEATRE
Hijinx seize the day
05 May 2006
One of Wales' most successful stage production companies is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Swansea Ballet Russe
04 May 2006
Swansea Ballet Russe presents a special 'working dress rehearsal' of their brand new ballet production 'Cinderella', the traditional children's fairytale in two acts by Charles Perrot with music by Serge Prokofiev for a preview performance at Swansea Grand Theatre
Last chance to see the Award-Winning At Swim, Two Boys...
04 May 2006
Following hugely successful European and UK Tours, Cardiff-based physical theatre company Earthfall will draw to a close their final run of At Swim, Two Boys at Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea on Friday May 12
Living Pictures June Workshops
03 May 2006
Now in its 3rd year running, Living Pictures Productions are pleased to announce this year's workshop leaders.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES AT THE NEW THEATRE
03 May 2006
Sex has never been funnier or more poignant than in The Vagina Monologues, the hit show that returns to the New Theatre for one week from Monday 15 May.
EXPECT-IT-ECLECTIC
30 April 2006
An evening of experimental collaborations between up and coming Cardiff based companies
THE WALES ARTS REVIEW TO CONSULT WIDELY
29 April 2006
The Wales Arts Review met for the first time yesterday [27 April]. One of their first decisions was that the review would be wide-ranging, open and robust and that extensive consultation with a wide range of interested parties would take place.
Another first for Hard Graft Theatre Company
29 April 2006
Hard Graft theatre company will be performing their brand new project “The Big Adventure” this May. But true to the Hard Graft style they take performing to extraordinary lengths as they will be walking from Bangor to Boston (Lincolnshire) as they do it.
FROM 'JACK' TO 'JACK
28 April 2006
JUST LOOK WHO'S IN THIS YEAR'S NEW THEATRE PANTO
NADOLIG RHEWLLYD YNG NGHAERDYDD
27 April 2006
Bydd The Imperial Ice Stars yn dychwelyd i Ganolfan Mileniwm Cymru y Nadolig hwn, rhwng 21 Rhagfyr 2006 a 7 Ionawr 2007, gyda'i gynhyrchiad newydd o Swan Lake on Ice, sydd ar fin mynd ar werth o ddydd Llun 1 Mai.  
ICE COLD CHRISTMAS IN CARDIFF
27 April 2006
The Imperial Ice Stars will be returning to Wales Millennium Centre this Christmas, 21 December 2006 – 7 January 2007, with its new production of Swan Lake on Ice, due to go on sale from Monday 1 May.
RWCMD Summer season announced
26 April 2006
Details of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama's summer season of productions have been released
Moby Dick at the Riverfront Newport
25 April 2006
The Riverfront is thrilled to announce the arrival of MOBY DICK on Thursday 18 May at 7.30pm until Saturday 20 May.
Seize the Day at the Riverfront Newport
25 April 2006
Millennium Centre - based company Hijinx Theatre will perform Seize The Day at The Riverfront on Wednesday 17 May at 7.45pm and Thursday 18 May at 1.30pm and 7.45pm.
Gwaith Cymreig Newydd yn y Ganolfan
25 April 2006
Neithiwr (24 Ebrill 2006) cyhoeddodd Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru lansio cynllun newydd, y Prosiect Deori, sy'n ceisio meithrin, datblygu ac annog talent a gwaith newydd ar draws amrywiaeth o ffurfiau celfyddydol yng Nghymru.
New Welsh Work at WMC
25 April 2006
Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) last night (24 April 2006) announced the launch of a new scheme, The Incubator Project, which aims to nurture, develop and encourage emerging talent and new work across a range of art forms in Wales.
Experimentica 06 - 6 - 15 October 2006
25 April 2006
Open Call for Submissions
The Unusual Stage Show
25 April 2006
The culmination of the Unusual Stage School's first Welsh residency. Comedy, tragedy, sex, politics, hamsters, religion, Shakespeare,
The Arts Panel - first meeting announced
25 April 2006
The first meeting of the Arts Panel will take place at the Cadw offices, Nantgarw, at 1pm Thursday, 27 April.
'Lets sing the medley and dance'
24 April 2006
An evening of 10 toe tapping medleys from some of the most popular shows around including - Footloose, Sunset Boulevard, Guys and Dolls and Mamma Mia
Radyr and Morganstown Festival
24 April 2006
Fluellen, the resident theatre company of the Grand Theatre Swansea, make their third consecutive visit to the Radyr and Morganstown Festival on Friday 12th May with Harold Pinter's THE CARETAKER.
Henri Oguike Dance Company to Perform at The Sherman
21 April 2006
Henri Oguike, the Welsh-Nigerian dance wonder from Port Talbot brings his highly acclaimed dance company to The Sherman Theatre for one night only on Tuesday 16 May.
Fluellen take on The Caretaker
20 April 2006
The highly acclaimed Fluellen Theatre Company returns to the Grand Theatre Arts Wing on May 9th with a new production of Harold Pinter`s great play, THE CARETAKER.
Bill Hicks - Slight Return at the Riverfont
20 April 2006
After its sell-out runs at the Edinburgh fringe 2004 and 2005, and an extended West End season, this acclaimed solo show comes to The Riverfront with newly updated material on Friday 12 May 2006 at 7.45pm.
Comic opera comes to the Riverfront
19 April 2006
Opera della Luna present The Burglar’s Opera, a hysterically funny comic opera at The Riverfront on Saturday 13 May at 7.30pm.
no more heroes anymore?
19 April 2006
Welsh National Opera put Ukraine’s national hero Mazepa centre stage in their new production for Summer 2006
Grumpy Old Women Come to Cardiff
19 April 2006
The hit BBC TWO TV show Grumpy Old Women, currently touring the UK, is to make a pit stop in Cardiff for one night only on Sunday 4 June at Wales Millennium Centre.
DIVERSIONS AT THE NEW THEATRE
19 April 2006
From Wednesday 3 to Saturday 6 May at the New Theatre, Diversions — The Dance Company of Wales — presents three innovative and highly contrasting pieces of modern dance from around the world.
Seize the Day starts rehearsal
18 April 2006
TODAY rehearsals commenced for Seize The Day – Hijinx Theatre’s new national touring production.
Sherman Theatre summer season announced
18 April 2006
. Highlights of this Summer Season include Torch Theatre’s highly acclaimed Dead Funny, the outstanding Henri Oguike Dance Company and an exciting Sherman Theatre Company production of Educating Rita starring renowned Welsh actors Ruth Jones and Steve Speirs
Shirley Holmes and the Body in B Ward
15 April 2006
A presentation by Stepping Out Theatre Company in Association with Chrysalis Theatre and Progress Cymru
The Love of the Nightingale
13 April 2006
Under the banner of their own company, Re:Act, final year students from Swansea Institute's Performing Arts and Theatre BA Honours Degree Course present a modern, original, serious drama by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Classic one man show coming to The Riverfront
12 April 2006
Think No Evil Of Us, a one man show celebrating Kenneth Williams is coming to The Riverfront Newport on Saturday April 29 at 7.45pm.
Sign up for creative training.....
11 April 2006
A ground-breaking new initiative aimed at providing a training ground to kick-start careers in the creative industries
Esther [stori Cymraeg]
11 April 2006
Bydd gwaith dramodwr a aned ac a fagwyd ar Lannau Mersi, ond a aeth yn ei flaen i fod yn un o lenorion mwyaf Cymru’r Ugeinfed Ganrif, yn agor yn Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Yr Wyddgrug, yr wythnos nesaf.
Esther [English story]
10 April 2006
A play by a Merseyside born and bred playwright, who went to be arguably Wales’ leading Twentieth Century literary giant, will open in Mold’s Clwyd Theatr Cymru next week.
The Pimp
09 April 2006
Dic Edwards returns to the London stage with the UK premiere of his provocative new play.The Pimp follows his critically acclaimed opera Manifest Destiny,shown at the  Edinburgh Fringe and Tricycle, about a Palestinian female suicide bomber.
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
07 April 2006
Golwg misol ar y byd theatr yn y Gymraeg
A world of Musicals in Cardiff - 15th October - 5th November 2006
07 April 2006
The Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre returns to the Welsh capital from 15th October - 5th November 2006, presenting an exciting range of shows and events celebrating the world’s most popular live art form - the musical.
A NEW WAY FORWARD IN AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
06 April 2006
A new company is being launched today which will help to increase access to and enjoyment of the arts in Wales.
FFORDD NEWYDD YMLAEN YM MAES MEITHRIN CYNULLEIDFAOEDD
06 April 2006
Lansir cwmni newydd heddiw fydd yn gaffaeliad i wneud y celfyddydau yng Nghymru yn fwy hygyrch ac yn fwynhad i fwy o bobol.
Beauty in Wales
06 April 2006
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE TO HOST EXCLUSIVE UK PERFORMANCES OF NORWEGIAN NATIONAL BALLET’S THE SLEEPING BEAUTY FROM 21-25 June 2006
SLEEPING BEAUTY YN DOD I GYMRU
06 April 2006
Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru i Gyflwyno Perfformiadau Cyntaf y DU o Gynhyrchiad Bale Cenedlaethol Norwy o The Sleeping Beauty Rhwng 21-25 Mehefin 2006
Performers Wanted!
06 April 2006
Celebrating their 5th year, Actorsworkshop are looking for performers to take part in their next devised theatre production course, which starts in April at The Gate Arts Centre.
National conversation on the future of the arts in Wales
05 April 2006
Alun Pugh, Welsh Assembly Government Culture Minister today [5 April] announced the names of the panel that will take forward the Welsh Assembly Government’s review of the Arts Council of Wales.
THE RETURN OF THE FIRST LADY OF CRIME
04 April 2006
The poisoned pen of Agatha Christie makes a murderous return to the New Theatre with The Hollow from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 April. Kate O’Mara, Tony Britton and Chloe Newsome form part of an all-star cast in this witty and devious thriller from the undisputed first lady of crime.
Anvil Theatre to tour Welsh Castles
04 April 2006
Conwy based Anvil Productions announce their U.K tour of Shakespeare’s Macbeth which includes eighteen open air performances at Cadw properties across Wales.
nofitstate are back in South Wales for their only UK gig before embarking on an international tour
04 April 2006
For four nights only,19-22nd April nofitstate play in their spectacular silver tent at Barry Waterfront. 
MR DRAMA’ CELEBRATED AT THE GATE
04 April 2006
Spectacle Theatre recognise and celebrate the contribution and commitment to their work by DAW’s good friend and Honorary Life Member, David Lawrence.
The return of After the Birds to Wales
04 April 2006
April sees the return to Wales of Theatre Association Chorea’s second collaboration with Earthfall, After the Birds...
LOOK BACK IN ANGER BY JOHN OSBORNE
04 April 2006
"THE PLAY THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD"
Sex, Lies and Power; Everyman Theatre present Desdemona
03 April 2006
Next week Everyman Theatre Company gives you the opportunity to look at one of Shakespeare’s most tragic heroines in a completely different light. Paula Vogel's exciting and controversial play Desdemona will be performed in Chapter Arts Centre's Studio from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th April at 8pm.
Are you an Edinburgh Festival wanabe?
03 April 2006
The Berkshire Venues Consortium (South Hill Park, Bracknell; Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead; South Street, Reading & Corn Exchange, Newbury) are seeking four outstanding new pieces of theatre/comedy theatre to feature in their annual week of Edinburgh previews, Around the Fringes.
7:84 PETITION
02 April 2006
Threatened Scottish theatre company 7:84 has set up an e-petition on the Scottish Parliament website.
Theatre criticism on the web
02 April 2006
Uniformed members of the public, mechanisms of authority, cybercritics and the blogosphere. David Adams reports on an international congress of critics
Colofn Paul Griffiths yn Y Cymro
31 March 2006
Golwg wythnosol ar y byd theatr yn y Gymraeg
Alun Pugh's Statement on the Arts Council of Wales
30 March 2006
Transcript of the statement and debate at the National Assembly of Wales
Experience The Best In Children’s Theatre In Wales
29 March 2006
The Princess and The Hunter directed by Geinor Jones. A co-production between Theatr Na Nog and Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
The Way it Was
28 March 2006
BRAND NEW MUSICAL COMEDY HEADS FOR NEWPORT
Professor Dai Smith has been appointed interim Chair of the Arts Council of Wales (ACW)
28 March 2006
Culture Minister Alun Pugh announced the appointment in a statement to Plenary today (Tuesday, 28 March) as part of an announcement on the Terms of Reference for the Review of the Arts Council.
Little Britain and Extras Actors to Star in Comedy at The Sherman
28 March 2006
The Sherman Theatre Company are delighted to announce a production of Educating Rita at The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff starring Ruth Jones, best known as Kelly in Fat Friends and Little Britain’s long suffering barmaid Myfanwy, and star of Extras and Doctor Who, Steve Spiers.
Statement by Geraint Talfan Davies on the appointment of Dai Smith as interim Chair of ACW
28 March 2006
I wish Dai Smith well in the post during a period which will be crucially important for the future of the Arts Council.
Lunchtime theatre comes to Swansea
27 March 2006
Fluellen Theatre Company will be bringing regular Lunchtime Theatre to Swansea for the first time when it embarks on a 5 play repertoire at the city`s Dylan Thomas Centre.
Banshees at the WMC
26 March 2006
West Wales based company Sitting Pretty Theatre, presents a vast, dark landscape, where stories are bartered for lives....
Actorsworkshop’s New Summer Term!
24 March 2006
Celebrating their 5th birthday, actorsworkshop have just released details of their new forthcoming term of workshops.
ACW Interim chair...
24 March 2006
INTERIM CHAIR Date Released: 24/3/2006 At its meeting on 24 March, The Arts Council of Wales unanimously decided that the person best placed to lead the Council through the current review as interim Chair is the current chairman, Geraint Talfan Davies.
'Deep concern' over arts boss job
24 March 2006
The Arts Council of Wales (ACW) says it has "deep concern" over the way Culture Minister Alun Pugh has handled the appointment of a new chair.
Arts chief identity kept under wraps
24 March 2006
CULTURE MINISTER Alun Pugh yesterday astonished AMs by refusing to say who he has decided to appoint as the new chair of the Arts Council of Wales. [The Western Mail reports]
Ministers at odds over Arts funding..
23 March 2006
Culture Minister Alun Pugh's bid to introduce direct funding for six of Wales' biggest arts organisations has been seriously undermined by Peter Hain.
Welsh Assembly Government review of the Arts Council of Wales - terms of reference agreed
23 March 2006
The Culture Committee today [23 March 2006] agreed the terms of reference for the Welsh Assembly Government review of the Arts Council of Wales.
Review of the ACW Portfolio of Revenue Funded Organisations
22 March 2006
ACW has published the results of its Review of the revenue funder organisations
MPYT bring The Children to WMC
20 March 2006
“If we don’t get it in the neck for this they’ll find something else”
Butterfly flutters into Chapter
20 March 2006
Great Reviews Precede Ian Rowlands’ New Play BUTTERFLY as it heads to Chapter Arts Centre
Theatr Iolo celebrates World Theatre for Children and Young People Day
20 March 2006
Theatr Iolo joins companies from around the world in a celebration of the work of thousands of practitioners, artists and administrators who dedicate their lives to presenting theatre for children and young people.
Words AND music at St David's Hall
19 March 2006
If music be the food of love play on might well be one of Shakespeare’s most famous quotes. But the tradition of combining the words of the Bard with a musical accompaniment has near vanished.
STATEMENT FROM WALES ASSOCIATION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
17 March 2006
WAPA welcomes the progress being made on the review into the funding of the arts in Wales following the decision made in the National Assembly on February 1st. We look forward to presenting evidence to the Review Panel when it is set up.
DWY THEATR, DAU GLASUR
17 March 2006
Daw Hud, Atgofion a Roc a Rôl i Gaerdydd wrth i Ganolfan Mileniwm Cymru a’r Theatr Newydd baratoi i godi’r llen ar ddwy o sioeau cerdd enwocaf Andrew Lloyd Webber, Starlight Express a CATS.
Mappa Mundi bring Canterbury Tales to the Sherman
16 March 2006
My Family star Keiron Self, better known as stupid-but-kind Roger the Dentist in BBC’s hit sitcom My Family is returning to the stage this April in a comical adaptation of the Chaucer classic Canterbury Tales on at The Sherman Theatre on Tuesday 4 – Wednesday 5 April at 7.30pm.
Sioe newydd Bara Caws
16 March 2006
CAMP A RHEMP gan Tony Llewelyn
Double-bill by Harold Pinter in Abergavenny
16 March 2006
Fresh on the heels of Harold Pinter’s latest award – the prestigious Europe Theatre Prize presented this month – come two of his plays to Abergavenny.
What's Welsh for Performance? - 40 years of 'Time-Based Art' in Wales
16 March 2006
A research project devoted to uncovering and archiving the history of Performance Art in Wales
TWO THEATRES, TWO CLASSICS
16 March 2006
Magic, Memories and Rock and Roll are all coming to Cardiff as Wales Millennium Centre and the New Theatre will soon lift the curtain on two Andrew Lloyd Webber musical classics, Starlight Express and CATS.
Cynhadledd Flynyddol CCC - ACW Annual Conference
16 March 2006
3 welsh plays to get New York presentations
15 March 2006
BALLET AND BHARANTANATYAM DANCE AT THE RIVERFRONT
15 March 2006
The Riverfront is proud to present ELEMENTS, a performance that combines two of the oldest and most rigorous forms of dance on Saturday March 18 at 7.45pm.
World Theatre for Children and Young People Day
14 March 2006
Cadle Primary School and Theatr na n’Óg are celebrating World Theatre for Children and Young People Day on Monday 20th March with a special after-school performance at 3.45pm of Kapow.
Alun Pugh to increase funding for dance in Wales
14 March 2006
The Minister has welcomed the findings of the Culture Committee's review into Dance in Wales and during a statement during plenary today [14 March 2006] explained how the report's findings will be implemented by the Welsh Assembly Government.
Students Light Up Studio
13 March 2006
Wales Millennium Centre’s second theatre, the Weston Studio, will be taking the limelight this week (Friday 17 March) as it celebrates its new spring season as well as a newly formed partnership with University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).
The Big Crunch
10 March 2006
A script-held performance  
SHIVER ON STAGE AT THE RIVERFRONT
09 March 2006
SHIVER, a unique story inspired by the Myth of Melusine comes to The Riverfront on Thursday 6 April at 7.45pm.
Wales Millennium Centre Listings for April - June 2006
09 March 2006
Anything Goes, Starlight Express, Jerry Springer the Opera, Dancing in the Streets and My Fair Lady are only some of the exceptional shows making their way to Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) this season.
Big Arts Week Wales 19 -23 June 2006 | Wythnos Fawr y Celfyddydau Mehefin 19-26 2006
09 March 2006
Big Arts Week Wales is an exciting initiative inviting creative professionals to volunteer their time and share their skills to inspire local children in primary and secondary schools throughout Wales during the week of 19 - 23 June 2006.
THE LITTLE WORLD OF DON CAMILLO AT THE RIVERFRONT
09 March 2006
The Riverfront is proud to present Mike Maran’s The Little World of Don Camillo, on Friday 17 March at 7.45pm.
EAST MEETS WEST AT THE RIVERFRONT
09 March 2006
PROGRESS ON ARTS COUNCIL REVIEW CONTINUES
09 March 2006
Happiness Symposium
08 March 2006
What makes us Happy?
The Life of Ryan ...and Ronnie on TV
08 March 2006
Mike Povey's play is the subject of a new half hour TV Programme
The Burial at Thebes
08 March 2006
Theatr Powys present Sophocles’ Antigone translated by Seamus Heaney
Sundance - Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
07 March 2006
Bydd drama, sy’n trafod meddyliau mwyaf dwys llanc ifanc sy’n gwirioni’n lan ar Ffilmiau Cowbois er mwyn anghofio magwraeth poenus a dryslyd, yn teithio theatrau led led Cymru’r mis hwn.
RIA RETURNS TO WALES
07 March 2006
Swansea sweetheart, Ria Jones, is coming home to Wales to star as sexy showgirl Reno Sweeny in the multi award-winning musical Anything Goes at Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) from Monday 3-8 April.
Sundance - Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
07 March 2006
A play, which exposes the inner thoughts of a young man besotted by Cowboy Films and Cinema Westerns as a means of escaping the memories of a much troubled and confusing upbringing, will tour theatre venues across Wales this month.
Rebecca Perry . . . or is it Katerina Mallory?
07 March 2006
Equity warns members to beware , again, of this person with multiple identities
RIA YN DYCHWELYD I GYMRU
07 March 2006
Mae Ria Jones, o Abertawe, yn dychwelyd i Gymru i chwarae rhan y sioeferch rywiol, Reno Sweeney, yn y sioe gerdd lwyddiannus, Anything Goes, yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru (y Ganolfan) o nos Lun 3 i 8 Ebrill.
New Writing at The Sherman!
06 March 2006
This month there is an exciting opportunity to see the première production of a new play at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. As part of the Sherman’s ongoing commitment to the best of new writing.
Balancing audience appetites with the needs of artists
06 March 2006
The Scottish Arts Council announces the outcome of its' major policy review
7:84 Could Close in Months
06 March 2006
7:84, the poltical theatre company founded in the early seventies by John McGrath, could close by August after losing its core funding of £250,000 a year from the Scottish Arts Council. It will be eligible to apply for project funding from March of next year but such funding is not guaranteed.
A Lady in the Making
03 March 2006
Tickets for My Fair Lady, hailed as “Probably the best musical of all time” by the Daily Telegraph and “The revival against which all others will be measured” by the Daily Mail, is officially on sale at Wales Millennium Centre.
Creu Boneddiges
03 March 2006
Bydd tocynnau ar gyfer My Fair Lady, a ddisgrifiwyd fel “Probably the best musical of all time” gan y Daily Telegraph ac yn “The revival againt which all others will be measured” gan y Daily Mail, nawr ar werth yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru.
Welsh National Opera Autumn Programme 2006
03 March 2006
"WNO’s residency at WMC means we can bring the best of Wales to the rest of the World – and the best of the world to Wales"
grant rises for the arts outside cardiff
02 March 2006
Yesterday ACW confirmed the majority of arts clients (65), including six of the largest companies, will receive a 2.72% increase in funding to cover inflation.
Sherman and Sgript Cymru to merge
02 March 2006
Two of Cardiff's major theatre companies are set to join forces
The Arts Council of Wales 2006/07 Budget
02 March 2006
Major changes in the arts in Wales are heralded today (Wednesday) as the Arts Council of Wales announces its budget decisions for 2006-07.
3D present Abigail's Party
02 March 2006
3D theatre company present their first ever English language production
Wales Millennium Centre Steps Into Spring
28 February 2006
Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) welcomes some of the world’s finest dance companies this season in what is set to be a jam packed and diverse programme including flamenco, ballet, contemporary dance and hip hop.
The Odyssey at the Blake Theatre, Monmouth
28 February 2006
Icon Theatre present Homer's classic
BAFTA WINNER’S PLAY COMES TO THE RIVERFRONT
27 February 2006
ONLY A MATTER OF TIME, Alan Plater’s intriguing political Welsh comedy, is coming to The Riverfront, Newport’s premier theatre and arts centre, as part of its Welsh tour .
FESTEN AT THE NEW THEATRE
27 February 2006
The multi-award winning FESTEN comes to the New Theatre from 13 March for a one week run, prior to a major Broadway transfer.
Sherman Youth Theatre Stage Action-Packed Timeless Classic
27 February 2006
The Sherman Youth Theatre will present an action packed retelling of the timeless classic Caucasian Chalk Circle at The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff on Friday 3 – Saturday 4 March.
Alun Pugh....aka Big Brother?
24 February 2006
Culture Minister Alun Pugh should keep his hands off direct control of the arts if Wales is ever to produce Oscar-nominated films like Solomon a Gaenor and Hedd Wyn again, an academic argues.
Writer fears terrorism banning for opera
23 February 2006
A WELSH playwright fears he could be prosecuted under planned new laws banning the glorification of terrorism after he penned an opera about a Palestinian suicide bomber.
AYCKBOURN COMEDY CLASSIC COMES TO CARDIFF
23 February 2006
A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL AT THE NEW THEATRE
Get Ready to Rumble
21 February 2006
Rumble, showing at Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) for two nights only from 25-26 March, is an interpretation of Romeo and Juliet like no other – a breathtaking display of street dance with rival crews battling it out on stage by internationally renowned hip hop dance company Renegade Theatre.
Byddwch yn barod i ‘Rumble’
21 February 2006
Mae Rumble, fydd i’w weld yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru am ddwy noson yn unig ar 25 a 26 Mawrth, yn ddehongliad unigryw o Romeo and Juliet - yn gyflwyniad rhyfeddol o ddawns stryd gyda chriwiau cystadleugar yn brwydro ar y llwyfan gan gwmni dawns hip hop ryngwladol Theatr Renegade.
ST DAVID’S DAY PREMIER OF NEW WELSH PLAY AT THE RIVERFRONT
20 February 2006
BUTTERFLY, acclaimed Welsh playwright Ian Rowlands’ first work for five years, will be making its debut performance at The Riverfront.
Manifest Destiny and the 'glorification' of terrorism
19 February 2006
According to reports over the weekend on Channel 4 News and BBC’s Today programme, Aberaeron playwright Dic Edwards could, theoretically, find himself facing prosecution....
THE MELVILLE THEATRE SPRING 2006 PROGRAMME
18 February 2006
Spring Drama at WMC
18 February 2006
Drama is set to feature heavily over the next two months at Wales Millennium Centre’s 200-seater theatre, the Weston Studio, which will play host to six contemporary drama performances from March to April.
HOLLYWOOD HISTORY AT THE RIVERFRONT
18 February 2006
SHOWSTOPPER, Dan Rebellato’s intriguing comedy about one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets, is playing at The Riverfront, Newport’s premier theatre and arts centre, as part of its national tour on Thursday, 23 February 2006 at 7.30pm.
Dramâu’r Gwanwyn yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru
18 February 2006
Bydd drama yn rhan amlwg o raglen Stiwdio Weston, theatr 200 sedd Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, dros y ddau fis nesaf, a fydd yn cyflwyno chwe drama gyfoes o fis Mawrth i fis Ebrill.
Love scenes are NOT banned in school plays
17 February 2006
Education officials today said kissing has not been banned from school plays, despite strict new guidelines.
School plays could lose love scenes
17 February 2006
KISSING scenes in Romeo and Juliet could be cut from school plays under planned new rules to protect children from sexual abuse.
Ivor Novello Heads to San Francisco
16 February 2006
Following the success of Ivor Novello’s Glamorous Night, co-produced by Wales Millennium Centre and Emmy Award winning music director George Daugherty last November, the production is now travelling to San Francisco with its Welsh stars for a one-off concert.
HALF TERM FAMILY FUN AT THE RIVERFRONT!
14 February 2006
Half-term kicks off to a riotous start on Saturday 18 February at 2.30pm with Paddy the Clown and his Award-winning Laughter Show for the whole family.
Great Expectations at the Mwldan...
14 February 2006
Let NTC Touring Theatre Company weave you a tale of the boy from the marshes who wanted to be a Gentleman…
CANTERBURY TALES
13 February 2006
Wales’ most popular band of travelling players to tour 19 venues and 23 dates across Wales
A Most Murderous Musical Mystery!
12 February 2006
A Knife at the Opera starring Opera singer, actress and butcher Buddug Verona James
Hamlet yn ennill gwobr theatr
11 February 2006
Enillodd cynhyrchiad Michael Bogdanov wobr y Cynhyrchiad Cymraeg Gorau yng Ngwobrau'r Theatr Gymreig.
Sgript Cymru yn dathlu ar ôl ennill dwy wobr
10 February 2006
Mae Sgript Cymru wedi derbyn gwobrau Cynhyrchiad Saesneg Gorau ac Actor Gorau am y cynhyrchiad hynod o lwyddiannus o Life of Ryan ...and Ronnie gan Meic Povey. Enillodd Aled Pugh y wobr am Actor Gorau am ei berfformiad hudol o Ryan.
School Journey to the Centre of the Earth
10 February 2006
Montreal Danse at The Riverfront!
10 February 2006
VALENTINE’S SPECIAL OFFER
The Big Adventure
09 February 2006
Hard Graft Theatre Company are attempting to walk coast to coast from Bangor to Boston
The ‘Arms Length Principle’ and the Arts in Wales – the community arts view
09 February 2006
The Wales Association of Community Artists (WACA) believes that the length of the arm between government and the allocation of funding for the arts should be as long as possible
Daring, Sexy and Wildly Entertaining Comedy Fun with NoFit State!
08 February 2006
The internationally renowned, award-winning company NoFit State Circus present a stunning and wildly entertaining Circus Cabaret event, Splott on the Landscape 2 on Friday 24 - Saturday 25 February at The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Wales Tour For Acclaimed Canadian Dance Outfit
08 February 2006
Wales welcomes one of the most acclaimed contemporary dance companies in the world when Montreal Danse perform De Julia Á Émile, 1949
The Academy of Musical Theatre Wales : two plays
07 February 2006
TOOT! TOOT! - FAMILY FUN AT THE RIVERFRONT
06 February 2006
It’s all aboard for another riotous adventure with Toad and his friends at The Riverfront on Saturday 25th February at 2.30pm for Toad’s Great Western Railway Adventure!
All Our Cultural Futures II
06 February 2006
If Welsh culture minister Alun Pugh is not feeling unsettled and unsure of his position at the moment, then he must be, even for a politican, singularly insensitive
Raining Old Women and Sticks
03 February 2006
Multi-cultural Production Brings Bhangra and Welsh Rap to The Sherman!
Actorsworkshop 5th birthday
03 February 2006
Actorsworkshop celebrate their 5th birthday on March 21st 2006 with a packed evening of free workshop activities, performances and to finish off, drinks in the café bar.
Revenge and seduction in the wings as Theatr Y Byd premieres Ian Rowlands’ BUTTERFLY
03 February 2006
After five years away from the limelight, acclaimed Welsh writer, Ian Rowlands is back with a vengeance with a provocative new work brought to the Welsh stage by Theatr Y Byd.
Ryan..and Ronnie Scoops Two Major Awards!
02 February 2006
Sgript Cymru, the new writing company for Wales have been awarded the Best English Language Production and Best Actor awards for their sell out tour of Life of Ryan…and Ronnie by Meic Povey
Writers’ Guild of Great Britain open letter to Alun Pugh AM
01 February 2006
Government defeat on arts reform
01 February 2006
The Welsh Assembly Government has been defeated in a vote over plans to change how arts bodies in Wales are funded.
The Draft Community Arts Strategy for Cardiff 2006
01 February 2006
SHYLOCK – VILLAIN OR VICTIM?
01 February 2006
The Riverfront will be welcoming Gareth Armstrong to the Theatre for his performance of Shylock, Fiction’s most famous Jew on Friday 10 February at 7.30pm.
NOW YOU’RE TALKING : (DRAMA IN CONVERSATION)
01 February 2006
NOW YOUR TALKING contains conversations conducted by Hazel Walford Davies with fifteen of Wales’ best known playwrights.
Alternative Dramaturgies informed by a d/Deaf and Disability Perspective
01 February 2006
A one day symposium at The Drama Department of Exeter University on Saturday 18 March 06, led by disabled and d/Deaf practitioners and academics.
A CUT ABOVE THE REST
01 February 2006
Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands, already proving popular in the box office, is soon to cut its way to Wales Millennium Centre in six weeks time from 14-18 March.
Shakespeare's New Play and Death by Audience
01 February 2006
A two part evening at the Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea
Welsh Theatre Awards 2005 results
01 February 2006
Heroin Play Still Relevant 10 Years On
31 January 2006
The stage version of the cult classic Trainspotting, unfortunately as relevant today as 10 years ago, is set to shock and captivate audiences when it visits The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff on 6-11 February.
The Western Mail dumps Alun Pugh from the Arts section of the paper....
27 January 2006
Culture Minister Alun Pugh's controversial decision to sack Arts Council chair Geraint Talfan Davies - based on the spurious contention not enough is being done to attract poorer people to arts events in Wales - has provoked outrage
Fishamble Playwriting Programme (Ireland)
26 January 2006
Fishamble offers two playwriting courses.
New acting course
25 January 2006
Gest Performance Training are holding a new weekly acting course starting February 25th.  
Domino(e)s
24 January 2006
A special dedicated and unique visual and audio website has been commissioned to promote a brand new and ground breaking play which will be staged in Aberystwyth next week.
ON THE EDGE Presented by Michael Kelligan
24 January 2006
Spring 2006 Season
DOMINOS
23 January 2006
Mae gwefan unigryw mewn llais a llun wedi’i sefydlu i hyrwyddo drama newydd sbon a blaengar gaiff ei pherfformio yn Aberystwyth yr wythnos nesaf.
Theatre plan for demolition site
22 January 2006
Plans for a £24m theatre and cultural centre have been drawn up for derelict industrial land in Llanelli.
All Our Creative Futures
22 January 2006
Despite a very different rhetoric, there is a depressing resemblance to the latest pronouncements of the Welsh Assembly in the Scottish culture minister's words which we report this week.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE VOICE
20 January 2006
GIVING VOICE 2006: ‘MYTHS OF THE VOICE’ - Aberystwyth, 4 - 9 April
PENBOBI HAPUS - HAPPY BOBIDAY
20 January 2006
HITTING FUNNY.....
19 January 2006
EAST MEETS WEST AT THE RIVERFRONT
19 January 2006
Award-winning comedy EAST IS EAST will be coming to The Riverfront on Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 March at 7.30pm!
Mapping out Scotland's Cultural Future
19 January 2006
In the light of the recent actions by politicians in Wales, the future of the arts in Scotland makes interesting reading...
LIGHTS! CAMERA! REDUCTION!
18 January 2006
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the theatre, The Reduced Shakespeare Company boldly goes where few would dare – Tinseltown!
Meet The Three Little Aliens – Giving A Twist In The Pig Tale To Make Children Laugh
18 January 2006
“Scriptwriter plays with music and materials to create a lively tour”
A Dance Strategy for Wales
18 January 2006
RWCMD Spring 2006 Drama
17 January 2006
Tymor y Gwanwyn yn y New Theatre, Caerdydd
16 January 2006
LLOND LLWYFAN O SIOEAU PENIGAMP YM MLWYDDYN CANMLWYDDIANT Y NEW THEATRE
New Theatre's 2006 spring season
16 January 2006
A GLITERRING ARRAY OF FIRST CLASS SHOWS AS NEW THEATRE ENTERS 100TH YEAR
WAPA response to the Arts Council/WAG issue
16 January 2006
WAPA expresses "extreme concern at recent events surrounding the re-appointment of the Chair of the Arts Council of Wales"
The Music Box Maker
16 January 2006
An enchanting new play to celebrate 30 years of high quality theatre in education for schools and communities.
The Arts Council debate....letters to the Western Mail
14 January 2006
Some reactions and responses to the latest row over the politicisation of arts policy in Wales
The Sherman’s Search for New Acting Talent!
13 January 2006
Would you like to star in a BBC Radio drama? Are you passionate about acting and the Arts but have no formal training? Then this could be for you!
Alun Pugh responds to his critics
13 January 2006
Alun Pugh defends his decision to seek a new Chair for the Arts Council of Wales ....
Only a Matter of Time
13 January 2006
Once upon a time an Englishman met a Welshman in a field…..he was there to tell him the right time.
Statement on the Arts Council of Wales
13 January 2006
A transcript of the debate at the National Assembly on 10 Jan 2006
Dominos
10 January 2006
Mae pedair dramodwraig ifanc wedi cyd-ysgrifennu drama o’i chwr gan dorri tir newydd fydd yn apelio’n bennaf ar gyfer pobl ifanc.
Domino(e)s
10 January 2006
Four young Welsh female dramatists have joined forces to write a play from scratch in a ground breaking concept aimed predominantly towards young people.
It’s Back…The Play That Shocked the Nineties
10 January 2006
The shockingly funny cult play Trainspotting that inspired the movie sensation comes to The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff from 6 – 11 February 2006, as part of a 10th Anniversary Tour.
Join in Spectacle's celebration!
09 January 2006
On Tuesday 7th February, Spectacle Theatre will be holding a celebration event at ‘The Gate’ in Cardiff, to acknowledge the contribution of David Lawrence
Row over arts council chair post
08 January 2006
A row has developed because the current chairman of the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) may not be re-appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government.
Alun Pugh 'sacks' Arts Council Chairman
06 January 2006
MAJOR fears about the future of the arts in Wales were raised last night after Culture Minister Alun Pugh effectively sacked the highly respected Chairman of the Arts Council of Wales.
A Night at the Opera
05 January 2006
For those of you that came along to the first 'Evening of Opera' you would remember what a fantastic night it was. This one is going to be no exception!
Allwch chi ddim cadw cyfrinach yng Nghymru am fwy nag wyth deg saith munud…
05 January 2006
Mewn gwlad lle na ellir cadw cyfrinachau mae’r ddrama Cymru Fach, gan Wiliam Owen Roberts, yn cynnig golwg feiddgar ar fywyd cyfoes Gymraeg.
Welsh National Opera appoints new General Director from Metropolitan Opera, New York
05 January 2006
Welsh National Opera has today announced the appointment of John Fisher as the company’s new General Director, following the departure of Anthony Freud to Houston Grand Opera.
HIJINX THEATRE’S 2006 SILVER JUBILEE BIRTHDAY PRODUCTIONS
04 January 2006
In 2006 Hijinx Theatre celebrate their 25th birthday. For the last 25 years Hijinx have toured original, innovative and accessible theatre into communities throughout Wales and England.
No Fit State has moved
02 January 2006

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