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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Taming of the Shrew review – Shakespeare in a woman's world by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Sherman theatre, CardiffJo Clifford’s inventive and playful production gives the characters new conflicts, complexities and genders Notwithstanding its running gags at the expense of acade…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:00AM
Friday, February 8, 2019

Blue review – Williams' Menagerie reworked into tale of Welsh sorrows by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Chapter, CardiffA damaged Carmarthen family are shaken by a newcomer in this smart and superbly acted riff on the American classicIf Amanda Wingfield and her children had lived on the coast …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Commonism review – the quest for common ground in a turbulent time by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Birmingham RepAndy Smith and Amund Sjølie Sveen imagine a future of radical equality and freedom in a performance that comes with its own manifestoBilled as a “performed conversation”, …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:32AM
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Wizard of Oz review – Toto, we're not in 1939 any more by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Birmingham RepThis thrilling Oz of racial diversity, gender reversal and voguing androgyny is more current – and vibrant – than the MGM musicalEncountering the Birmingham Rep’s playful…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:32AM
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Phantom Rides Again! review – a grotesque return to the dawn of cinema by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Chapter Arts Centre, CardiffGood Cop Bad Cop present a wry, playful and genre-defying show based around the work of an early film director Phantom Rides Again! is the first in what promises …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:12AM
Monday, October 22, 2018

Thick As Thieves review – harrowing two-hander explores life after being in care by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Theatr Clwyd, MoldTwo friends raised in care meet after many years in a complex drama featuring some deeply committed performancesTowards the climax of Katherine Chandler’s Thick As Thieve…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:06AM
Monday, October 15, 2018

Fel Anifail review – an unnerving world of shadows and secrets by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Sherman theatre, CardiffA couple stranded in an unsettling rural landscape are haunted by the past in Meic Povey’s richly poetic drama Defi (Wyn Bowen Harries) and Mair (Morfudd Hughes) ar…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

National Theatre Wales row risks ignoring audiences | Gareth Llŷr Evans by Gareth Llŷr Evans

An open letter signed by 40 Welsh playwrights criticising NTW doesn’t take into account audiences’ responses to the company’s recent showsLast week, Wales Arts Review published an open…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:24AM

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