Agent 160 is making a Fun Palace at Wales Millennium Centre; you will find them in the public spaces, foyer, café and Cardiff Bay.
Inspired by the amazing Joan Littlewood, Agent 160 will be performing new short plays, in both English and Welsh, about all the curious and various things women can be. “Good theatre draws the energies out of the place where it is, and gives it back as joie de vivre” – Joan Littlewood..
This event is part of Fun Palaces 2014, a free, nationwide celebration of arts, culture and sciences taking place on Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 October. Marking the 100th birthday of Joan Littlewood, one of the Twentieth Century’s most significant cultural innovators, Fun Palaces 2014 brings to life the vision she created with Cedric Price for spaces linking arts and sciences, entertainment and education, a campaign of culture at the heart of all of human life.
Fun Palaces, created in partnership with the Albany, Deptford, brings together over 100 Fun Palace Makers, including Joan’s own theatre Theatre Royal Stratford East, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Roundhouse, Turner Contemporary in Margate, Gladstone’s Library , York Cocoa House, Brockwell Lido, Old Bexley CofE Primary and a Canadian radio station, as well as a Digital Fun Palace, in one of the most ambitious creative collaborations the UK has ever seen.
We decided to make our Fun Palace about women’s stories. And because since we started Agent 160, we’ve been wanting to help address the chronic under-representation of women on stage, we will challenge ourselves to write only for women actors.
Agent 160 presents A Fun Palace
Sat 4th - Sun 5th October 2014
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
For Agent 160 Theatre Company
Patrons: Sharon Morgan, Kaite O’Reilly and Timberlake Wertenbaker
Writers: Ioanna Anderson, Sam Burns, Sandra Bendelow, Victoria Cafolla, Poppy Corbett, Branwen Davies, Abigail Docherty, Clare Duffy, Samantha Ellis, Sarah Grochala, Katie McCullough, Lisa Parry, Marged Parry, Morna Pearson, Lindsay Rodden, Shannon Yee
Producer: Dan Baker
Designer: Anna Bliss Scully