8 June

English opens on

National Theatre Wales & Quarantine

With Wales Millennium Centre

Part of Festival of Voice 2018

Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

National Theatre Wales’ and Quarantine’s extraordinary new show invites its audience into a conversation about language with performer Jonny Cotsen – a performance built out of a fascination with what happens when we try to talk about how to live together. It’s inspired by the theatricality of language lessons, and discussions with migrants who learn English for all kinds of reasons. For business, for pleasure, for survival, to take part, to pass the test…

This exuberant A to Z of language and identity – made in Wales, but with a global perspective – pulls pop songs apart, tears grammar to pieces and invites all the languages in the room to be heard. A joyous, intimate, provocative encounter, English asks how language shapes us all and what happens to our sense of self when we don’t really know how to say who we are.

Accessible Performances
BSL interpreter – Tony Evans
Please contact boxoffice@nationaltheatrewales.org if you have any questions.

Age Guidance: 14+

8 June

English opens on

National Theatre Wales & Quarantine

With Wales Millennium Centre

Part of Festival of Voice 2018

Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

National Theatre Wales’ and Quarantine’s extraordinary new show invites its audience into a conversation about language with performer Jonny Cotsen – a performance built out of a fascination with what happens when we try to talk about how to live together. It’s inspired by the theatricality of language lessons, and discussions with migrants who learn English for all kinds of reasons. For business, for pleasure, for survival, to take part, to pass the test…

This exuberant A to Z of language and identity – made in Wales, but with a global perspective – pulls pop songs apart, tears grammar to pieces and invites all the languages in the room to be heard. A joyous, intimate, provocative encounter, English asks how language shapes us all and what happens to our sense of self when we don’t really know how to say who we are.

Accessible Performances
BSL interpreter – Tony Evans
Please contact boxoffice@nationaltheatrewales.org if you have any questions.

Age Guidance: 14+

15 May

(English) ENGLISH – Festival of Voice

not available

15 May

(English) An Invitation… in Dresden

not available

18 April

(English) Neither Here Nor There

not available

14 March

(English) A Spring Move

not available

6 March

(English) NTW Qtine and WMC

National Theatre Wales & Quarantine with Wales Millennium Centre for Festival of Voice.

The world turns – and people and language move with it. We’re living in an age of mass migration. The linguists tell us we’re moving towards a future in which people speak multiple languages and create new ones to sit in the gaps.

National Theatre Wales and Quarantine’s new production, performed by Jonny Cotsen, is inspired by the theatricality of language lessons, and from conversations with migrants in Wales and across the UK who learn English for all kinds of reasons – for business, for pleasure, for survival, to take part, to pass the test…

English asks what happens when we move to another country and don’t really know how to say who we are, how to disagree, how to be in love, how to be funny – how to say what life is really about.

Made in Wales but with a global perspective, this performance pulls pop songs apart, tears grammar to pieces and constructs a contemporary Babel that invites all the languages in the room to be heard.

6 March

(English) Experimentica – ABOUT TIME

not available

2 March

(English) Wallflower – BALTIC, Gateshead, UK

not available

1 March

(English) An Invitation… in Dresden

not available