Theatre in Wales

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We regularly commission our team of experienced writers to write exclusive reviews of Welsh productions and performances by outside companies in Wales for the web site, as well as reproducing items that have appeared in other sources. We also review selected productions in the rest of the UK where they have a relevance to the theatre sector in Wales

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review of Locating the Audience: How People Found Value in National Theatre Wales ; click here to read the full review

Spring Theatre Book (2)
Locating the Audience: How People Found Value in National Theatre Wales
Kirsty Sedgman at Intellect Books, Bristol/ Chicago
reviewed by Adam Somerset, May-22-17
read 103 times

review of The Importance of Being Earnest  ; click here to read the full review

Stella performance from Hilary Maclean as Lady Bracknell
The Importance of Being Earnest
Theatr Clwyd at Theatr Clwyd, Mold
reviewed by Victor Hallett, May-22-17
read 14 times

review of Shakespeare The Director's Cut ; click here to read the full review

Spring Theatre Book(1)
Shakespeare The Director's Cut
Michael Bogdanov at Capercaille Books
reviewed by Adam Somerset, May-21-17
read 25 times

review of Die Fledermaus ; click here to read the full review

You will be blown away by the most marvelous music and voices
Die Fledermaus
Welsh National Opera at Wales Millennium Centre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, May-20-17
read 27 times

review of And Then There Were None ; click here to read the full review

Large Company Convincing in Creepy Christie
And Then There Were None
Aberystwyth Arts Centre Community Theatre at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
reviewed by Adam Somerset, May-19-17
read 59 times

review of How My Life Is Spent ; click here to read the full review

Modern life with a surreal twist.
How My Life Is Spent
Sherman Theatre at Sherman Cymru
reviewed by David Cox, May-17-17
read 288 times

review of Every Brilliant Thing ; click here to read the full review

A Brilliant Thing
Every Brilliant Thing
Paines Plough & Pentabus at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
reviewed by Adam Somerset, May-17-17
read 56 times

review of The Light Princess ; click here to read the full review

A bouquet of entrancing delight!
The Light Princess
Ballet Cymru, Catrin Finch and The Riverfront Theatre at The Riverfront Newport
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, May-10-17
read 644 times

review of My Heart is Bleeding ; click here to read the full review

The Life of Dorothy Squires
My Heart is Bleeding
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reviewed by Michael Kelligan, May-09-17
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review of The Trials of Oscar Wilde ; click here to read the full review

A Class Act
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
Mappa Mundi & Theatr Mwldan at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
reviewed by Adam Somerset, May-04-17
read 752 times

review of My Country; A work in progress ; click here to read the full review

Brilliant performances save the day!
My Country; A work in progress
English National Theatre at Sherman Theatre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, May-02-17
read 153 times

review of Escape the Scaffold  ; click here to read the full review

The Future Is Frightening, or is it the present?
Escape the Scaffold
The Other Room at The Other Room
reviewed by David Cox, April-20-17
read 235 times

review of On Directing, Critics, Boo to Brecht and Not Being Bogdanovich ; click here to read the full review

In His Own Words
On Directing, Critics, Boo to Brecht and Not Being Bogdanovich
Michael Bogdanov at michaelbogdanov.com/biography
reviewed by Adam Somerset, April-20-17
read 213 times

review of From “Contender” to “Elwyn” via “West Side Story” ; click here to read the full review

The Last Chapter: A Personal Memory
From “Contender” to “Elwyn” via “West Side Story”
Michael Bogdanov at Venues Across Wales
reviewed by Adam Somerset, April-19-17
read 165 times

review of Steve Stratford at

“Intelligent, thought-provoking, vital, funny, rattlingly honest, arresting”
Steve Stratford at "Scarlett"
Theatr Clwyd at Emlyn Williams Theatre, Theatr Clwyd
reviewed by Adam Somerset, April-15-17
read 173 times

review of You’ve Got Dragons ; click here to read the full review


You’ve Got Dragons
Taking Flight Theatre at Chapter
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, April-13-17
read 355 times

review of The Commitments ; click here to read the full review

Smash hit West End Musical bursts brilliantly on to WMC’s stage.
The Commitments
Phil McIntyre Entertainments Limited at Wales Millennium Centre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, April-10-17
read 167 times

review of The Dark Earth And the Light Sky ; click here to read the full review

Edward Thomas: Rich and Complex Depiction in Centenary Year
The Dark Earth And the Light Sky
Pier Productions at Radio 4 & I-Player
reviewed by Adam Somerset, April-09-17
read 186 times

review of Lifted By Beauty: Adventures in Beauty ; click here to read the full review

Conwy Critic: Brave and Challenging Experiment
Lifted By Beauty: Adventures in Beauty
National Theatre of Wales at Locations across Rhyl
reviewed by Adam Somerset, April-04-17
read 166 times

review of Lifted By Beauty: Adventures in Dreaming ; click here to read the full review

Lyn Gardner at Rhyl
Lifted By Beauty: Adventures in Dreaming
National Theatre Wales at Locations across Rhyl
reviewed by Adam Somerset, April-02-17
read 182 times

review of   Killology  ; click here to read the full review

"Modern Life Is Rubbish. Who knew?"
Killology
Sherman Theatre and The Royal Court Theatre. , at Sherman Theatre
reviewed by David Cox, March-29-17
read 187 times

review of Killology  ; click here to read the full review

“you can’t tell your mum the streets are full of psychos and it’s pure fluke you get home alive every night”
Killology
Sherman Theatre and The Royal Court Theatre. at Sherman Theatre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, March-28-17
read 272 times

review of Sinners Club by Lucy Rivers.  ; click here to read the full review

Is it a play? Is it a cabaret? Is it a concert? Is it a musical documentary?
Sinners Club by Lucy Rivers.
The Other Room and Gagglebabble at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold.
reviewed by Victor Hallett, March-26-17
read 169 times

review of The Nether ; click here to read the full review

Virtue in Virtual reality?
The Nether
Company of Sirens/good cop bad cop at Chapter
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, March-22-17
read 368 times

review of Playpen 2017 ; click here to read the full review

In the Crucible of New Writing
Playpen 2017
Scriptography & Aberystwyth Arts Centre at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
reviewed by Adam Somerset, March-22-17
read 333 times

 

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