hypercriticreviews has written 11 posts for A Young Critics Blog

Brave Veterans take to stage to raise awareness of PTSD

Re-Live: Abandoned Brothers Chapter Arts Centre 14th June 2012 Every actor gets nervous before a performance. What if you forget your lines, what if a particularly moving scene threatens to overwhelm you, what if the audience don’t react in the way you expected? These fears are even more immediate for the ‘performers’ in Re-live’s Abandoned … Continue reading

NTW’s Brave New Political Drama

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning National Theatre Wales Watched via live stream Performance at Connah’s Quay High School, Flintshire 28th April 2012 Bradley Manning is the new kid at school and “it’s your job to make sure his head doesn’t get flushed down the toilet until at least Thursday.” In NTW’s brave new production it … Continue reading

Heritage Vs Happiness

A Provincial Life National Theatre Wales Sherman Cymru Stars ***     National Theatre Wales have once again worked their magic to bring legendary director Peter Gill back to his home city of Cardiff to direct for the very first time. This re-working of Gill’s 1966 adaptation of Chekov’s short story gently tells the tale … Continue reading

Love and Loss through the eyes of the only Welsh Prime Minister

The wizard, the goat and the man who won the war Richard Burton Theatre, RWCMD 2nd March 2012 Stars: ****   To create a one man show about a politician who has been dead for 67 years that is still relevant to a modern audience would be a challenge to any writer or director. Thankfully … Continue reading

A Second Serving of Mayhem from Cwtch Cabaret

Cwtch Cabaret 29th Feb 2011 Richard Burton Theatre, RWCMD Stars: ***** Back for a second round of mayhem Cwtch Cabaret’s second tour showcased a whole new bunch from the wacky, weird and wonderful world of variety acts. With a new Cardiff venue in the beautiful Richard Burton Theatre (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama) … Continue reading

Christmas hits City Road

Dirty Protest: Office Christmas Party Various locations on City Road, Cathays 1st December 2011   Personally I feel the first of December is a little too early to be getting festive, but then I am known to my friends as ‘The Grinch’. Luckily for me Dirty Protest’s Office Christmas Party wasn’t all tinsel and cheesy … Continue reading

New and Exciting Theatre in WMC’s Incubator Project

Icubator Project Wales Millenium Centre Weston Studio Stars:***     WMC’s Incubator Project offers a platform for artists and companies to develop and showcase new work in order to get feedback from industry professionals and the public. The centre offers rehearsal space, monetary grants, technical support and specialised tutoring to the companies involved. They welcome … Continue reading

NTW Grand Opening of Year Two : The Village Social

The Village Social Neath Little Theatre Stars:**** As we enter “the dark half of the year” NTW invite all sorts of ghosts, ghouls and mythological beasts onto the stage in the first production of their new season. In a small town hall, in the fictional village of Cae Bach the local town committee try to … Continue reading

Innovative Welsh Company Take on the Notorious “Clockwork Orange” – interview with the cast and show review

Volcano: A Clockwork Orange Taliesin Arts Centre 22nd October 2011  Interview by Chelsey Gillard and Rachel Williams Photographs kindly supplied by Volcano   Tucked away on Swansea High Street, Volcano Theatre’s cast are rehearsing for their approaching UK tour of A Clockwork Orange. Volcano have made their home in an intriguing empty space – initially … Continue reading

Exciting new project from Literature Wales : The Young People’s Laureate for Wales.

Welsh Young People’s Laureate Launch Literature Wales : Literature Lounge, St David’s Centre Tuesday 18th October Written by Chelsey Gillard Literature Wales is the national company for the development of literature in Wales. They run a whole range of events to promote Welsh literature, both through the medium of the Welsh language and English.   … Continue reading