Photos by David Berry - August 2011
Fabler Theatre Company
Fabler is a multi-faceted theatre company focussed on strong storytelling and public engagement with the arts.
1. Small scale theatre performances with an emphasis on strong storytelling.
2. Fabler Shakespeare Readers met once a month to read aloud the works of Shakespeare and other Renaissance playwrights (2007-2012)
Theatre Company at In'cling - Wales Millennium Centre
Fabler Theatre Company were developing a new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's much-loved fairy tale in August 2011, as part of WMC's Inc'ling project. The promenade performance featured music, poetry, drama and aerial performances.
"We set out to explore methods of devising, adapting, and storytelling. With a large and diverse team of highly skilled individuals, I have tried to give everyone the freedom to explore new ways of working, all within the same space and with the same stunning fairy-tale for inspiration. We have strived to create a supportive environment in which creativity can flourish and our imaginations can run free, whether on the floor, on the page, on the piano, or in the air, without pressure or expectation. Hopefully, through this process, we have all developed a little further in our own fields." Adam Timms
Collaborators on this project:
Adam Timms - Co-Writer/ Director/ Dramaturg
Rowan Talbot - Musical Director/ Musician
Kit Lambert - Co-Writer
Glenys Evans - Co-Writer / Performer
Mary Drummond - Designer
Kevin Smith - Stage Manager
Hannah O'Leary - Actor/ Aerialist
Laurence Patrick - Actor/ Aerialist
Sam Jones - Actor
Zoe Mills - Actor
Lyn Routledge - Aerial supervisor / Performer
Alison Clash - Musician
Max Blair - Musician
|Fabler Theatre Company Launch Event - December 15th 2010 - Chapter|
Fabler Theatre Company presented four short plays by Cardiff based playwright Adam Timms.
A Mindless Distraction for the Bigoted Masses
The Little Black Girl and the Little White Girl
Ten Things They Don't Tell you About Cancer
|Sad, comic, and
absurdist plays regarding race, sports, containment and chemotherapy;
these script-held performances were developed by local directors,
and featured a selection of Cardiff's finest actors.
Directed by Sita Calvert-Ennals, Erica Eirian, Louise Osborn and Adam Timms.
Performed by Pal Aron, Jordan Bernarde, Richard Berry, Caroline Bunce, Tom Cullen, Zoe Davies, Philip Michell, Catherine Morris, Hannah O'Leary and Francois Pandolfo.
"Really well organised, a great showcase for the work and some very interesting actors." TV Producer, Wales
"I was very impressed with the quality of the writing. Each piece was very different, sharp and interesting. They were all quite challenging to the audience too and we really enjoyed that." Theatre Writer, Wales
"It was so good to hear writing by someone who cares about language and the quality of dialogue." Theatre Writer, Wales
"I loved the plays - sharp dialogue, pacey and very witty. Lovely performances too - I barely noticed the scripts - and great physicality." Actor, Wales
Shakespeare Readers' final reading - April 2012
Fabler Shakespeare Readers ceases in April 2012 after 55 monthly readings over nearly five years, including ALL of Shakespeare's plays and poems, and several of his contemporarys'.