RachelWilliams

BEFORE IT RAINS | STAGE REVIEW

Before It Rains is a thought provoking and heart-rending piece of theatre about the human condition, parenthood and surviving modern day life.

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Y STORM | STAGE REVIEW

National Eisteddfod Wales Vale of Glamorgan Weds 8 August Words: Rachel Williams ★★★★☆ Ystorm is Gwyneth Lewis Welsh language translation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. A tale full of power, jealousy and revenge:  Prospero was the Duke of Milan but his love of the dark arts and his library led him to invite his brother Antonio […]

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CORIOLAN/US | STAGE REVIEW

In another of NTW’s challenging and boundary-pushing pieces, Coriolan/Us melds the intricate with the large-scale as Hangar 858 becomes the set for a bold adaptation which fuses Brecht’s unfinished Coriolan and the original Shakespeare text.

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ACT ONE’S KING LEAR | EDINBURGH FRINGE PREVIEW

The Edinburgh Fringe is a pivotal point in the theatrical calendar and Cardiff University’s very own Act One drama society are heading up there to perform, taking performances of Wuthering Heights, The Institute and King Lear.

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THE TWO WORLDS OF CHARLIE F | STAGE REVIEW

Whereas previous plays have politicised, moralized and dramatized interpretations of the recent wars, this is the soldier’s story, told and performed by them, that takes centre stage.

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THE MAIDS | STAGE REVIEW

The Riverfront, Newport Weds 13 June Words: Rachel Williams ★★★★☆ Standing in The Riverfront’s foyer and the scene is already being set, as accordion player Joe Corbett wanders the open spaces, bringing the haunting world of The Maids and Jean Genet to our lives. Acclaimed as a commentary on social class and based on a brutal […]

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THE GET TOGETHER | STAGE REVIEW

A paired-back comedy that shines a light in the darkest corners of an apparently innocent reunion where fakery for the sake of saving face is abandoned in favour of dramatics and truth. It is definitely one to see.

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LITTLE DOGS | STAGE REVIEW

Little Dogs is a stage adaptation of the Dylan Thomas short story Just Like Little Dogs, performed in the Patti Pavilion – a newly refurbished Victorian building across the road from Swansea’s sandy shoreline…

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WHO’S AFRAID OF RACHEL ROBERTS | STAGE PREVIEW

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff Thurs 17-Fri 18 May Alongside the great and the good Hollywood stars, the shy Welsh minister’s daughter that was Rachel Roberts, became a Bafta winning, Oscar nominated actress. Who’s Afraid Of Rachel Roberts is the latest production from Torch Theatre Company. Written by another award winning actress, Helen Griffin, who explains that the […]

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CLYTEMNESTRA | STAGE REVIEW

…The chorus of abattoir workers provide light comic relief and normality against the outpouring of grief and calculated revenge…