Anyone been to Sennybridge and seen this?

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National Theatre Wales on stage at army base - Channel 4 News

National Theatre Wales on stage at army base

The intermittent sound of gunfire will provide a backdrop to a new production from the National Theatre Wales, writes Channel 4 News reporter Stephanie West.

It's unavoidable, because the play is being staged in the middle of an army firing range, in a replica village built in the heart of the beautiful but challenging terrain of the Brecon Beacons.
 
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National Theatre Wales on stage at army base - Channel 4 News

National Theatre Wales on stage at army base

The intermittent sound of gunfire will provide a backdrop to a new production from the National Theatre Wales, writes Channel 4 News reporter Stephanie West.

It's unavoidable, because the play is being staged in the middle of an army firing range, in a replica village built in the heart of the beautiful but challenging terrain of the Brecon Beacons.
Absolutely... hubris abounds at Sennybridge, especially among various COs
 
#3
"Considered to be the oldest recorded play, it focuses on the return of a defeated Persian king, Xerxes, and blames his losses on his unrealistic expectations and hubris."

How topical!
 

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#5
How long has Sennybridge been on the Beacons, news to me I thought it was on Eppynt
 
#6
Proposed name; 'The Tropper Memorial Storytelling Shed'
 
#8
To be followed by another ten.
 
#9
Is there some form of kennel for his black cat?
 
#10
No, no; it's not a cat, it's a panther.
 
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Considered to be the oldest recorded play, it focuses on the return of a defeated Persian king, Xerxes, and blames his losses on his unrealistic expectations and hubris."
Typical media accuracy... The Persians is the oldest surviving drama - but drama festivals at Athens had been recorded for over sixty years previously (the first being supposedly won by a dramatist named Thespis, hence our term thespian), and there is some evidence of dramatic performances of some description in Egypt during the second millennium BC.
 
#13
Aww, how cute! What are their names, Xerxes and Alexander?
 
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"The play is being staged in the middle of an army firing range, in a replica village built in the heart of the beautiful but challenging terrain of the Brecon Beacons."

A tad confused. Was it the National Theatre of Wales or just Miss West who found the terrain "challenging"?



Channel 4 sending an Arts producer/director to Sennybridge seems a bit unkind. Especially one "challenged" in the lung capacity department. Sorry, the picture doesn't really help.

Conversely, if I were a Welsh thespian I wouldn't admit to being "challenged" by scenery.

B
 
#16
They'll bugger up the performances; lying in front of the footlights to keep warm.
 

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