National Theatre Wales - The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

National Theatre Wales

Company Name:

National Theatre Wales

Description of the Company:

The nation of Wales is our stage: From forests to beaches, from aircraft hangars to post-industrial towns, village halls to nightclubs. We bring together storytelling poets, visual visionaries and inventors of ideas. We collaborate with artists, audiences, communities and companies to create theatre in the English language, rooted in Wales, with an international reach. You’ll find us around the corner, across the mountain and in your digital backyard.

Aims in Edinburgh:

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning is a site specific production, typically performed in school assembly halls.

NTW are seeking international festival and venue partners to present the show in schools or other appropriate locations.

We can consider theatre spaces only where they are flexible enough to accommodate our staging. Capacity is approximately 200 but will be adaptable depending on the size of the space.

Key Contact:

Lisa Maguire, Executive Producer – lisamaguire@nationaltheatrewales.org


Production Name:

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

Edinburgh Venue:

Pleasance at St Thomas of Aquin’s High School (Venue 17)

2-20 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9ES

Dates:

6th – 25th August

Performance Times:

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 - 7.30pm
Wednesday, 7 August 2013 - 2.30pm
Thursday, 8 August 2013 - 7.30pm
Friday, 9 August 2013 - 7.30pm
Saturday, 10 August 2013 - Performance 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Monday, 12 August 2013 - Performance 7.30pm
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 - Performance 7.30pm
Thursday, 15 August 2013 - Performance 7.30pm
Friday, 16 August 2013 - Performance 7.30pm
Saturday, 17 August 2013 - Performance 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday, 18 August 2013 - Performance 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Monday, 19 August 2013 - Performance 7.30pm
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 - Performance 7.30pm
Thursday, 22 August 2013 - Performance 7.30pm
Friday, 23 August 2013 - Performance 7.30pm
Saturday, 24 August 2013 - Performance 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday, 25 August 2013 - Performance 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Production Description for programmers:

One of the most important political stories of our time - Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking thousands of military cables to Wikileaks - brought to life in this award-winning production by the UK's most exciting new national company.

Duration:

90 minutes – no interval

Number in Cast:

6

Touring availability:

Available from September 2013 and throughout 2014 & 15

Size of Company on tour:

10

How the production is transported:

Air ride lorry, 40 foot sea going container, lower deck airfreight pallet

Technical Requirements:

Blacked out playing area of 21m x 15m minimum

2 dressing rooms, Wardrobe, crew room and technical storage.

Stage Lighting and Distro, 64amps 3 phase

Sound systems for 6 rooms in addition to the main performance

Broadband Internet connection

Wrap-around activities/outreach:

True to the story’s online nature, the show has a strong digital element. Each performance will be live-streamed via surveillance cameras, with hyperlinks to a wide range of related sites and background information providing a deep and complex viewing experience. NTW will give online audiences the opportunity to witness and participate in a new interactive theatrical experience: hyperconnected theatre.

Key review quotes:

'A viscerally exciting piece of theatre' (Guardian)

'National Theatre Wales re-invents the language of theatre every time it puts on a show' (Daily Telegraph)

Links to Company website:

http://nationaltheatrewales.org

http://nationaltheatrewales.org/bradleymanning

Other productions available for touring:

Praxis Makes Perfect http://nationaltheatrewales.org/praxismakesperfect

Corialan/us http://nationaltheatrewales.org/coriolanus

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