Archive for April 4th, 2011


UK Design for Performance Exhibition 2011 in Cardiff

April 4, 2011

Transformation and Revelation

From March 18th until April 16th The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff will host the 2011 exhibition ‘Transformation and Revelation’ presented by The Society of British Theatre Designers.

The exhibition, which takes place every four years, is a rare and unmissable opportunity to see a selection of the most innovative and ground breaking designs for performance realised between 2007 to 2011 by some of the UK’s m…ost talented and prolific theatre designers.

The exhibition will include drawings, paintings and photographs, 3D artefacts, scale models, specialist props, costumes and puppets, and there will be extraordinary interactive exhibits from Lighting, Video and Sound designers, Theatre Consultants and Theatre Architects.

This is a unique opportunity for people in Wales and the rest of the UK to preview this extraordinary collection of work before it travels in part to represent the UK at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition this summer. A selection of designs will be on display at the V&A from 17th March – 30th September 2012 and will also be available as a UK touring exhibition.Admission to the exhibition is Free.

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Act One Theatre: the actor’s nightmare

April 4, 2011

George Spelvin, accountant – at least he thinks he is – has found himself inexplicably onstage and expected to replace the lead actor: immediately.

He doesn’t know the lines. He doesn’t know the moves. He doesn’t really know what play it’s meant to be – and nor, apparently does anyone else! Surrounded by such luminaries as Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving and Dame Ellen Terry, George bungles his way through scenes from PRIVATE LIVES, …a hastily-improvised soliloquy from HAMLET, a play by Samuel Beckett and the climactic scene from A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS. Having convinced himself that this is all a horrible dream, George’s nightmare experience suddenly takes a turn for the real – just in time for him to face the final curtain…


THE ACTOR’s NIGHTMARE, written by Christopher Durang and directed by Josey O’Neal is a hilarious, surreal comedy playing in CF10 for one night only!

Hit ‘Attending’, and come to the cafe on Friday the 8th of April for a night of fun and fear that you’ll never forget.

Tickets £3.50 on the door.
Doors open at 19:30.
Open bar all night!

We look forward to seeing you there…

Visit the facebook page for this event here.


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