“The Reluctant Dragon” Tour Dates

Below is a list of tour dates where we shall be performing BlackOut Theatre Company’s “The Reluctant Dragon”

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26th – Welsh Millennium Centre (Weston Studio) – Student Dance and Theatre Festival 2015

23rd – Carew Castle
24th – Cilgerran Castle
26th – Oxwich Castle
27th – Cardigan Castle
28th – Kidwelly Castle
29th – Lamphey Castle
30th – Anna’s Welsh Zoo
31st – St David’s

1st – Cardigan Castle
2nd – Botanical Gardens
3rd – Oystermouth
4th – Anna’s Welsh Zoo
5th – Chepstow Castle
6th – White Castle
10th – Lacock
11th – 12th – Tyntesfield
13th – 15th – Knightshayes
22rd – 23rd – Chirk Castle
24th – Denbigh
25th – Rhuddlan
26th – 29th – Beaumaris
30th – 31st – Conwy Castle

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Cydweli 900

The production week of my final two productions in University is here!

UWTSD School of Performing Arts and Cydweli 900 present two promenade productions:

“Paroikia: Sojurning in a Foreign Land”
“Melters, Picklers and Puddlers”

Celebrating 900 years of Cydweli’s history, these site-specific productions share many stories from the towns past in several different mediums.

These productions consist of original material, written and devised by the graduating students of the UWTSD School of Performing Arts.

Directed by John Quirk, James Scannell, Eddie Ladd and Ioan Hefin.

Meltser, Picklers and Puddlers

Upcoming Project – The Reluctant Dragon

It’s been a fantastic 6 weeks working on Edward Bond’s “The Sea”, and we had wonderful time performing it, and hopefully our audiences enjoyed it too! It has been working on such an intricate play with a fabulous cast, crew and director, and I certainly have learnt a lot from the experience. Photos of the production will be posted here soon.

Onto the next project then, which will be a children’s touring theatre piece called “The Reluctant Dragon”, written by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Toby Hulse. As a part of a graduate theatre company, Blackout Theatre Company, we will be taking the production to castles and stately homes across Wales and England from July 23rd to August 31st. Our rehearsals begin next week and we are really excited to start working on it! Unfortunately, funding is an issue, so we are having to rely on donations so we can sustain the project over the summer months, so we really do appreciate all the support we can get!

Below are links to our Crowdfunder, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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“The Sea” by Edward Bond

Our production of Edward Bond’s “The Sea” opens a week tomorrow in the Halliwell Theatre, Carmarthen – Thursday 26th March to Saturday 28th March. It’s been fantastic working on the production so far with a wonderful company!

Directed by Dr Jim McCarthy, The Sea” is a play that Bond himself described as “a play which stresse[s] the strength of human beings and their ability to deal with the difficulties of changing the world”.

It has been great fun working on it so far, and we can’t wait to perform it!

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Hello & Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to my website!

I am an actor, currently in my final year of my BA Acting degree in the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. At present I am working on a production of Edward Bond’s “The Sea”, where I shall be playing the role of Willy Carson for the Main-House Theatre module of the course.

After Graduation, I shall be touring a production of “The Reluctant Dragon”  by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Toby Hulse with Blackout Theatre Company. The production will be touring across castles and stately homes across both England and Wales in the summer of 2015.


Height – 5’10½”

Build – Slim

Hair – Dark Brown

Eyes – Brown

Playing Age – 15 to 25


Email – J.D.Bartholomew@live.co.uk


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