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Richard III Redux: Save the date

February 3, 2018

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An exciting production touring Wales this March will be a new take on Shakespeare’s Richard III. The production asks:

In this reimagining of Shakespeare’s Richard III, how does the story change, the character change, the body change, the acting change, when explored by a disabled actress with deadly comic timing and a dislike of horses? How do previous star vehicle Richards measure up to this reimagined Richard?

Follow Sara Beer and Kaite O’Reilly on twitter for more, and visit Kaite’s blog here. For the Cardiff Shakespeare review of Richard III at the Royal Welsh College last year, see here. On ‘Richard III and staging disability’, visit the British Library website here. Those with access to English Studies can also view a recent article on Richard III and ‘Performing Disability’ (Let me know if you don’t have access but would like to read it @DrJ_Gregory).



Celebrating Shakespeare in Cardiff @chaptertweets

April 1, 2016

The British Council and Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff have teamed up to co-ordinate a number of exciting events to celebrate Shakespeare.

From the facebook event page:

As we commemorate 400 years of Shakespeare, we take a look at his legacy on film and the relevance of his stories in Wales and beyond with discussions, workshops and specially commissioned programme notes. Events co–ordinated by the British Council and Chapter Arts Centre as part of the Shakespeare Lives season celebrating the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death.

Henry V directed by Kenneth Branagh (15)
Sunday 3 April, 5pm
Panel discussion after the film: ‘Shakespeare and Wales’
On Shakespeare’s exploration of national identity and how this is relevant to us in Wales today. Panellists include Gwyneth Lewis, the inaugural National Poet of Wales; poet, editor and literary critic Grahame Davies; Rakie Ayola it will be chaired by Cardiff-based Shakespearian actress and Siobhan Brennan a postgraduate student specialising in Shakespeare and Wales.

Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender (15)
Sunday 10 April, 5pm
Panel discussion after the film: ‘Shakespeare and the Union’
Curated by Siobhan Brennan, how Shakespeare’s Scottish play helps us to explore ideas of national identity in post–devolutionary Britain. Panellists include Phil George, producer of ‘Shakespeare: the King’s Playwright’, and Professor Andrew Murphy of St Andrews University, editor of ‘Shakespeare and Scotland’.

West Side Story (PG)
Sunday 17 April, 5pm
Panel discussion after the film: ‘Shakespeare and the Musical’
Chaired by Rebecca Gould, Head of Arts British Council Wales on our enduring fascination with Shakespeare and his influence on musicals on stage and film.

Ran, adaptation of King Lear directed by Akira Kurosawa (12A)
Sunday 24 April, 5pm
Panel discussion after the film: How does the translation and adaptation of Shakespeare’s works keep him alive for us today?
Panellists include Dr Paul Prescott, convenor of the ‘Global Shakespeare’ degree at the University of Warwick, and Gwyneth Lewis Inaugural National Poet of Wales who has translated ‘The Tempest’ into Welsh.

Hamlet starring Maxine Peake
Sunday 1 May, 3.30pm
Panel discussion after the film: ‘Women and Cross-Casting in Shakespeare’. Featuring Yvonne Murphy, Creative Director of the all-female Shakespearian troupe Omidaze Productions, renowned Shakespeare academic Professor Carol Rutter, and Shakespearian actress Lisa Zahra.

Find out more from Chapter

Extended Programme:
Bill (PG)
Saturday 2 April – Thursday 7 April

Gnomeo & Juliet (U)
Friday 8 April-Sunday 10 April

The Lion King (U)
Saturday 16 April-Sunday 24 April

Chapter 13 presents: Theatre of Blood (15)
Monday 18 April, 6pm

My Own Private Idaho (15)
Tuesday 19 April

10 Things I Hate About You (12A)
Saturday 23 April

Live: Shakespeare 400
Saturday 23 April

Richard III (15)
Thursday 28 April, 7:30pm.

Cinderella (U)
Saturday 30 April-Sunday 1 May

Wrth i ni ddathlu 400 mlynedd ers marwolaeth Shakespeare, rydym yn edrych ar ei etifeddiaeth ar ffilm, a pherthnasedd cyfoes ei straeon yng Nghymru a thu hwnt gyda thrafodaethau, gweithdai a nodiadau rhaglen a gomisiynwyd yn arbennig. Cydlynir y digwyddiadau gan y British Council a Chanolfan Gelfyddydau Chapter fel rhan o dymor ‘Shakespeare Lives’ i goffáu 400 mlynedd ers marwolaeth y bardd.

Henry V wedi’i chyfarwyddo gan Kenneth Branagh
Dydd Sul y 3ydd o Ebrill, 5yh
Trafodaeth ar ôl y ffilm : ‘ Shakespeare a Chymru’
Curadir gan Siobhan Brennan. Fe fydd trafodaeth ynglŷn â defnydd Shakespeare o hunaniaeth genedlaethol, a sut mae hyn yn berthnasol i ni yng Nghymru heddiw. Mae’r cyfranwyr yn cynnwys Gwyneth Lewis, Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru cyntaf; y bardd, golygydd a beirniad llenyddol Grahame Davies; Rakie Ayola, actores Shakespearaidd o Gaerdydd, a Siobhan Brennan, myfyrwraig ôl-raddedig sy’n arbenigo ar Shakespeare a Chymru.

Macbeth gyda Michael Fassbender
Dydd Sul Ebrill y 10ed, 5yh
Trafodaeth ar ôl y ffilm : ‘ Shakespeare a’r Undeb’
Curadir gan Siobhan Brennan. Sut mae drama Albanaidd Shakespeare yn ein helpu i drafod syniadau o hunaniaeth genedlaethol ym Mhrydain ôl- ddatganoledig? Mae’r cyfranwyr yn cynnwys Phil George , cynhyrchydd ‘Shakespeare : Dramodydd y Brenin’ , a’r Athro Andrew Murphy o Brifysgol St Andrews, golygydd ‘Shakespeare a’r Alban’.

West Side Story (PG)
Dydd Sul 17eg o Ebrill, 5yh
Trafodaeth ar ôl y ffilm : ‘Shakespeare a’r Sioe Gerdd’
Wedi’i chadeirio gan Rebecca Gould, fe fydd y drafodaeth hon am ein diddordeb parhaol yn Shakespeare a’i ddylanwad ar sioeau cerdd ar y llwyfan a ffilm.

Ran, addasiad o King Lear a gyfarwyddwyd gan Akira Kurosawa
Dydd Sul y 24ain o Ebrill, 5yh
Trafodaeth ar ôl y ffilm: ‘Cyfieithiad Shakespeare’
Sut mae cyfieithu ac addasu dramâu Shakespeare yn ei gadw o’n fyw i ni heddiw? Mae’r cyfranwyr yn cynnwys Dr Paul Prescott, cynullydd o’r modiwl ‘Global Shakespeare’ ym Mhrifysgol Warwick, a Gwyneth Lewis, Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru gyntaf, sydd wedi cyfieithu ‘The Tempest’ i’r Gymraeg.

Hamlet gyda Maxine Peake
Dydd Sul y 1af o Fai, 3.30yh
Trafodaeth ar ôl y ffilm: ‘Merched a Chroes-Castio yn Shakespeare’
Fe fydd y cyfranwyr yn cynnwys Yvonne Murphy, Cyfarwyddwr Creadigol cwmni Shakespeare oll-ferched Omidaze Productions, yr Athro Carol Rutter, yr arbenigwraig academaidd enwog ar Shakespeare, a’r actores Shakespearaidd Lisa Zahra.





Othello in Cardiff, starts Tue 19th @Chaptertweets

January 18, 2016

Tuesday 19 JanuarySaturday 23 January

Book Tickets

Duration: 2 hr 30 mins (including interval)

Rogue’z Theatre presents: Othello

By William Shakespeare

Jealousy and vengeance brings utter destruction of two people in love and all those around them wrought by Iago, the personification of pure evil and Othello’s most trusted Ancient.

Intense and emotionally charged, we witness the tragic and inevitable destruction of Othello, Desdemona and of all those around them.

A true Jacobean tragedy, Othello has remained Shakespeare’s most loved tragedy.

£12/£9 (concessions on Tuesday and Saturday matinee only)

Rogue’z Theatre, as part of their Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare 1616 – 2016 programme, are offering workshops and free school visits, promoting and exploring the fun of Shakespeare, throwing away the text books and ‘Physicalising Shakespeare’. Having worked with RSC practitioners, we would like to offer you the opportunity of exploring the RSC world of making Shakespeare fun!

For further information contact: Rogue’z Theatre

Find out more




Macbeth by @RWCMD at Chapter Arts Centre

November 26, 2015

Friday 4 – Saturday 12 December 7.30pm
Matinee Wed 9 December 2.30pm

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Caroline Byrne

It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood.

Returning from a gruelling war, Macbeth is yet to face his biggest battle. Confronted with fame and adulation, strange premonitions and the deep longing of his wife, he continues his merciless pursuits. This reimagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, asks what does war do to men and women and how it is made manifest inside the head and the home.

Venue: Chapter, Canton, Cardiff

No Performances Sunday & Monday

Find out more here




Fabler Shakespeare Readers in Cardiff: Henry V

March 9, 2012

Fabler Shakespeare Readers is a community arts engagement project devised and facilitated by Adam Timms. In 2007, a small group of individuals commenced reading the complete works of Shakespeare above a cafe in Canton, Cardiff. In 2008 the group moved to Chapter arts centre, its current home, and the popularity of the group grew enormously. We regularly involved groups of around 20-30 individuals from the local community – theatre-goers, Shakespeare fans, academics, newcomers, actors, directors, writers – all are welcome!”

Henry V

Sunday March 11th, 2012, 6.30pm, Media Point, Chapter, Cardiff.

(Cost: £3 on the door)

Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff

For more information about Fabler projects click here.


Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure: At Cardiff’s Chapter

March 5, 2012

Cardiff University’s Act One will perform Measure for Measure at Chapter this month.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012   19:30      Theatre
Wednesday, 14 March 2012   19:30      Theatre
Thursday, 15 March 2012   19:30      Theatre
Friday, 16 March 2012   19:30      Theatre
Saturday, 17 March 2012   19:30      Theatre

Visit the production’s page on Chapter’s website here.

Visit Act One’s page for the production here.



You can still catch Coriolanus at Cardiff’s Chapter

February 19, 2012

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can still catch Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus at Chapter in Cardiff. It includes a stunning performance by Vanessa Redgrave and the film isn’t as “action packed” as the trailers make out.

Monday, 20 February 2012 20:00 Cinema 1

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 17:45 Cinema 1

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:00 Cinema 1

Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:30 Cinema 1

Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:45 Cinema 1

Is Coriolanus Shakespeare’s Greatest Tragedy?


As You Like It at Cardiff’s Chapter Cinema

June 21, 2010

As You Like It (U)

Sunday, 20 June 2010 17:00 Cinema 1
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 14:30 Cinema 1

As You Like It
Sun 20 + Tue 22 June
Sul 20 + Maw 22 Mehefin

UK/1937/92mins/U. Dir: Paul Czinner. With Laurence Olivier, Elisabeth Bergner.

“Featuring the best of British talent from the 1930s, As You Like It stars a brooding young Laurence Olivier in his first Shakespearean role on screen, with David Lean editing and Jack Cardiff on camera. Paul Czinner directed his wife, Elisabeth Bergner, as a charming tomboyish Rosalind, alongside heavyweights of British theatre Leon Quartermaine and Henry Ainley. The magical Forest of Arden, created by renowned art director Lazare Meerson, is a merry fantasy world where wit and romantic repartee sparkle against William Walton’s elegant score.

“Bergner can be all inconstancy with the poised and effortless balance that only a great actress commands” – The New York Times

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