Posts Tagged ‘Wales’

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Fabler Shakespeare Readers in Cardiff: Dr Faustus

December 9, 2011

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! In December 2010 we will complete the first cycle of Shakespeare’s sole-authored works, with out reading of The Tempest. 2011 will see the launch of Fabler Theatre Company and our next phase of readings!”

 Dr Faustus (Shorter 1604 version, or the “A text”)

Sunday, December 11th, 2011, 6.30pm, Media Point, Chapter, Cardiff.

(Cost: £3 on the door)


Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff
www.chapter.org

For more information about Fabler projects click here.

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Fabler Shakespeare Readers in Cardiff: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

November 10, 2011

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! In December 2010 we will complete the first cycle of Shakespeare’s sole-authored works, with out reading of The Tempest. 2011 will see the launch of Fabler Theatre Company and our next phase of readings!”

 THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

Sunday, November 13th, 2011, 6.30pm, Media Point, Chapter, Cardiff.

(Cost: £3 on the door)


Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff
www.chapter.org

For more information about Fabler projects click here.

 

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FLUELLEN PRESENTS SHAKESPEARE`S “WELSH” PLAY

October 4, 2011


FLUELLEN PRESENTS SHAKESPEARE`S “WELSH” PLAY

The acclaimed Fluellen Theatre Company has gained a reputation over the last decade of producing lively and innovative productions of classic plays, especially those of Shakespeare.

And now the Swansea-based company is bringing one of Shakespeare’s least performed plays to the stage with its new production of the Bard’s superb and unjustly neglected CYMBELINE – and it is a play that is set largely in Wales.

It was set to appear in Cardiff but that performance will no longer take place – they will still perform in Swansea, Porthcawl and Fishguard, however.

The play tells of King Cymbeline of Britain, who banishes his son-in-law when he realises that his daughter Imogen has married against his wishes. She runs away to Wales (Pembrokeshire), whilst her husband flees to Italy, and there he meets an unscrupulous villain and makes a bet with him that has shattering consequences.

It’s real edge-of-the-seat theatre and presented in Fluellen`s trademark style that brushes away the cobwebs from classic plays and presents them in clear and enjoyable productions whilst staying true to the original.

“It has everything: tense drama, great romance, wonderful comedy and a thrilling story line,” said Peter Richards, Fluellen’s Artistic Director.

“And it is a pleasure that we have the chance to perform this classic production for the people of south and west Wales.

“The cast have been extremely dedicated to the cause and it has been a pleasure to work with them – and I’m confident the audience will warm to them and the play, too.”

Bethan Johns makes her Fluellen – and her Shakespearean – debut as Imogen, one of Shakespeare’s most endearing and charming heroines. She is joined in a top rate cast by Kerry Davies, David Dooley, Christopher Hale, Robert Hopkins, Claire Novelli, James Scannell and Robert Surman.

“This is a great play to be part of,” added 21-year-old Bethan.

“It’s my first Shakespeare production and the fact that it’s partly set in Wales makes it even more special. It’s relatively unknown so hopefully a lot of people will come out to see it, most probably for the first time.”

The production will also feature original music written and performed by Delyth Jenkins, one of Wales’ foremost harpists.

And on the back of a sell-out performance of Taffy Shakespeare in Tenby and the successful return of Toshack or Me!, Fluellen is looking forward to bringing this production to life.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this rare chance of seeing one of Shakespeare’s most interesting and gripping plays.

The production is sponsored by Mason Gordon Holiday Homes.

WHERE, WHEN, & HOW MUCH

Swansea Grand Theatre

Tuesday October 4 – 7.30pm

Wednesday October 5 – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday October 6 – 7.30pm

Tickets cost £8.50 (adults) and £6.50 (concessions)

Porthcawl Grand Pavilion

Friday October 7 – 1.30pm

Tickets cost £8.00 (adults) and £7.00 (concessions)

Fishguard’s Theatr Gwaun

Friday October 14 – 8pm

Tickets cost £8.50 (adults) and £7.50 (concessions)

http://www.fluellentheatre.co.uk/

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Much Ado About Nothing – Mappa Mundi

September 15, 2011

“After the critical and popular successes of their most recent touring productions – Dangerous Liaisons (2010), She Stoops To Conquer (2009) and The Importance Of Being Earnest (2008) – we are delighted to announce that Mappa Mundi – one of Wales’ most dynamic and popular theatre companies – return to Shakespeare for the first time since 2005.

Their next production, which will tour Wales and England in the autumn of 2011, will be Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Shakespeare’s popular comedy tells of two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero. Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a “merry war”; they both talk a mile a minute and proclaim their scorn for love, marriage, and each other. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are sweet young people who are rendered practically speechless by their love for one another.

Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar. However, Dogberry,  a Constable who is a master of malapropisms, discovers—unbeknownst to himself—the evil trickery of the villain Don John.

With an eight strong cast this is perfect material for Mappa Mundi’s unmistakable theatrical style.”

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They will be in Cardiff at the Coal Exchange on 18-19th October 2011. Find out about more tour dates and information here.

 

 

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Fabler Shakespeare Readers in Cardiff

September 7, 2011

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! In December 2010 we will complete the first cycle of Shakespeare’s sole-authored works, with out reading of The Tempest. 2011 will see the launch of Fabler Theatre Company and our next phase of readings!”

Next Reading: The Merchant of Venice

Sunday, Sept 11th, 2011, 6.30pm, Media Point, Chapter, Cardiff.

(Cost: £3 on the door)

The Jew of Malta  by Marlowe will follow on Oct 9th.

Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff
www.chapter.org

For more information about Fabler projects click here.

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The Comedy of Errors in Cardiff

July 21, 2011

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare

July 20 – 30

St Fagans: National History Museum

Everyman Theatre Company

Director: Simon H West

Please click here for a full cast list for this production

Separated at birth by shipwreck, two sets of estranged twins unwittingly cross paths in the same seaside resort. Hotly pursued by jealous wives, predatory landladies, dodgy salesmen, and even the odd nun or two, the inevitable mistaken identities lead to wild accusations of theft, infidelity, insanity and demonic possession!

Shakespeare’s earliest and most farcical work makes a welcome return to the Everyman Summer Theatre Festival after 20 years.

Travel with us to sunny Ephesus-on-Sea for a merry-go-round of mayhem and madness in which no one is quite certain who’s who and what’s what!

Find out more here

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Fabler Shakespeare Readers in Cardiff

July 15, 2011
 

A Woman’s Prize or The Tamer Tamed

(a sequel to The Taming of the Shrew) by Fletcher

 
Sunday July 17th 2011, 6.30pm, Media Point, at Chapter
 
Having read Taming of The Shrew last month, we are reading the sequel this month. To get a copy here are some links:
 
This is a “Complete works of Fletcher” online text. The Woman’s Prize is first in the collection. Print it off or bring a laptop.
 
This is the Amazon link to buy a copy – used ones are £3.50.
 

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