Posts Tagged ‘Drama’


Lecturer in Drama – Teaching and Scholarship

May 1, 2013

Cardiff Metropolitan University -Cardiff School of Education

(0.6 FTE)

Post No: HR1705

Salary: £36,298 – £40,834 pa pro rata

Hours: 22.2 hours per week

Tenure: Permanent

Location: Cyncoed

The Department of Humanities in the Cardiff School of Education is a vibrant and growing part of the provision at Cardiff Metropolitan University. It seeks to maintain excellent levels of student satisfaction through an approach that combines a warm, pastoral care with research-informed teaching. Graduates are ‘work’ ready through our emphasis on employability skills and Graduate Attributes that develop through a contemporary and stimulating curriculum that blends theory and practice. This appointment builds on the School’s rich tradition of Drama and Education.

The successful post-holder will be responsible for teaching and assessing undergraduate students on the Educational Studies and Drama, and English and Drama degrees. The post-holder will be responsible for delivery of practical and theoretical modules, including Theatre Practitioners, Other Theatres, Educational Observation Placement and undergraduate dissertation supervision.

It is essential that the post-holder contributes to the rich extra and co-curricular experience of students. In the field of Drama this will be achieved through a series of productions and performances to augment academic provision.

Closing Date: 9th May 2013

Find out more here.


Measure for Measure in Cardiff

November 2, 2010

Measure for Measure performed in historical bank

The Provincial, 113 – 116 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay
18  November – 05 December (Previews: 18 – 21 November)

Tickets: / 029 2064 6900
£14 / £12 Concessions / £8 under 19s (Previews: £12/£10)

Sexual Power Corrupts.
Political Power Corrupts Completely.

Enter Shakespeare’s precarious world of promiscuity and sexual corruption with Sherman Cymru’s electric take on Measure for Measure in Cardiff Bay.

With society in turmoil, a political leader appoints his hard-line deputy to purge the city of sexual corruption. But is an iron hand the best answer? What happens when personal passion confronts political policy? And who owns sex anyway?

Justice, morality and gender equality are thrown into the spotlight in this electric take on Shakespeare’s powerful social satire.

For more information and education pack click here.

Amy Hodge


Lighting Designer:
Mark Howland

Movement Director:
Lootie Johansen-Bibby

D.J. Britton

Robert Bowman
Kezia Burrows
Arwel Gruffydd
Gwynfor Jones
Ifan Meredith
Joe Northwood
Anita Reynolds
Eiry Thomas



Bare Knuckle Co’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

July 14, 2010

Cardiff will be host to another Shakespeare production this summer – this time indoors. Bare Knuckle Company will perform their ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at The Gate:

“All seems well in the village of St Athens when Mayor Theseus announces he will marry Hippolyta, more commonly known amongst the local population as Queen of the Amazons. His peaceful walk across the countryside is ambushed by Egeus’ complaint that his daughter Hermia refuses to marry his chosen suitor, Flight Lieutenant Demetrius, since she’s in love with Lysander, who Egeus the pub landlord, heartily dislikes. Egeus calls on an ancient law forcing Theseus to declare that Hermia must marry Demetrius or choose between death or joining a nunnery. Lysander asks Hermia to elope with him to the forest. Hermia’s friend, Helena, learns of this and decides to inform Demetrius, whom she loves. Demetrius, though, loves Hermia. Confused yet? Meanwhile, the local am-dram society consisting of Peter Quince, Nick Bottom and a host of others organize a play to be performed at Theseus’ wedding. In the forest, Oberon King of the Fairies argues with Titania the Fairy Queen that he should have an orphaned child in her care for his page. To obtain the boy, Oberon orders the fairy Puck to obtain a flower from Cupid that will cause anyone to fall in love with the first person they see… and that’s when the fun really begins.”

Saturday 10 July, 7.30pm

Thursday 15 July, 7.30pm

Friday 16 July, 7.30pm

Saturday 17 July, 7.30pm

For more information click here.


Shakespeare performances in or near Cardiff

June 23, 2010

Next month there will be two open air performances of Shakespeare’s plays as part of the Cardiff Festival:

The Tempest at Cardiff Castle 1-2 July

Much Ado About Nothing at the Muesum of Welsh Life 7-17 July

Meanwhile, the Mid Wales Shakespeare Centre is holding a Family Shakespeare Festival on 2-4 July which includes workshops, performances and talks from Germaine Greer and RSC director Tim Carrol.


Richard Burton to have Cardiff college theatre named after him

April 30, 2010


A college’s new 160-seat theatre is to be named after actor Richard Burton, the Prince of Wales has confirmed.

The Richard Burton Theatre is currently being built at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff.

The announcement was made at a royal gala at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the college’s 60th anniversary. […]

The theatre, complete with dress circle and teaching gallery, is part of a £22.5m capital development project which began construction in the summer of 2009 and is due for completion in the spring of 2011. […]

Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen on 10 November 1925, the 12th of 13 children. The Jenkins family was working class and Welsh speaking, and his father worked in the mines.

He had a talent for English and Welsh literature at school and was later adopted by his influential schoolmaster Philip Burton.

After serving in the Second World War as an RAF navigator he moved to London to find work as an actor.

His profile rose as he gave one acclaimed stage performance after another and after moving to Hollywood he established himself as a major force while continuing his well received theatre work.

In 1963 Burton starred as Mark Antony in the epic movie Cleopatra opposite Taylor in the title role and on set the two actors, both married to other people, fell in love. READ THE REST OF THE BBC ARTICLE HERE


The Tempest

April 13, 2010

The Tempest is playing in Bristol this month. Click here to find out more.

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