16 October 2014, 7:30pm, Park Conservative Club, City Road
My first event of the festival, TEAM Performance Party, was not at all what I expected, but it certainly was fun!
Arriving upstairs at the Park Conservatives Club, we were handed bingo cards (all my squares read ‘38’) and told to sit at any of the tables. I opted for strongbow and black, to fit in with the bingo and the fruit machine in the corner.
We started with a round of musical bingo (“twenty-two-hooo, shoo-bop!”) to determine our groups, then the audience split and we were led into various room. In each room waited a colourful character; these included inept host and lookalike-talent-agent Ben, Scott “the General” from Maesteg, and gossipy new TEAM member Christie. These characters each explained a different aspect of NTW TEAM, in a fun, engaging way, and encouraged us to consider what events and workshops our community might need.
The night ended with a rousing rendition of Rolling on the River, and lashings of crisps and jammy dodgers, piled high on party plates by the bar. Overall, a fun evening, and great for anyone with an interest in the arts who might be looking for community support, training or just a good old chinwag.
For more info: http://nationaltheatrewales.org/team
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