The Merthyr Stigmatist – Sherman Theatre

The beauty of The Merthyr Stigmatist lies in its contemporary gospel message. “Why shouldn’t God send a miracle to Merthyr Tydfil?” is the strapline. One would be hard-pressed to come up with an answer at this play’s ending. Writer Lisa Parry carries something into her production which feels like its been formed in the fire … More The Merthyr Stigmatist – Sherman Theatre

Our Theatr Clwyd

Since March, theatres and community arts venues throughout the UK have faced an unprecedented challenge. Forced to close and cancel their shows for the foreseeable, many have lost all and any source of income. Government grants and interventions have helped to stem the negative flow of finances in the short term. But the longer restrictions … More Our Theatr Clwyd

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band at Theatr Clwyd (A post-lockdown Performance)

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Or so it seems. The arts sector is not out of the woods yet by any means. But there is a glimmer of hope. Like the neon bulbs dangling across the stage at my first live gig since March, there are rays of optimism breaking … More The Goat Roper Rodeo Band at Theatr Clwyd (A post-lockdown Performance)

Soul in the Machine – Saltmine Theatre

Let’s hope the spirit of George Williams lives on. For the founder of Christian social organisation YMCA could be speaking directly into the current zeitgeist. More specifically, his concern for the welfare and rights of ordinary workers in 1844 sounds fairly familiar to some of the observations arising out of the coronavirus crisis in the … More Soul in the Machine – Saltmine Theatre