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National Theatre Wales announces its second season | reviews, news & interviews

National Theatre Wales announces its second season

National Theatre Wales announces its second season

Can the NWT top its remarkable opening season?

NTW's 'The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning' will ask questions about the imprisoned Wikileaks fall guy, who spent his teenage years in West Wales

The inaugural year of National Theatre Wales included an immensely ambitious body of work which tested to the limit the definition of what a national theatre can and should be. In new venues and old, found spaces and open spaces, it staged several freshly created plays, some retrieved ones, as well as adaptations, devised pieces and, in Aeschylus'sThe Persians, the oldest play of all. The year was capped at Easter by the widely hailed The Passion of Port Talbot starring Michael Sheen. Now NTW has announced its second season and it looks to be just as boundary-pushing as the first.

Full programme for NTW's second season

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Fantastic news re. 'The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning'! Just wanted to point out that, at this point in time, Brad is not: 'the young American soldier who passed the secrets of the US embassy to WikiLeaks, and is now facing a lifetime in prison', but rather: 'the young American soldier who IS CHARGED WITH passing the secrets.......etc' Whether or not the charge is true has yet to be tested in court. His case is, of course, of great significance in either case, and this play is a further indication to the powers that be that we value those who will put their lives on the line for truth. FREE BRADLEY MANNING!

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