The Newport Monologues, The Riverfront

Authors of this brilliant piece of work Josie D¹Arby and Rachel Meates have managed to capture the vitality of this city through the eyes of its citizens.

Five actors portray a variety of people from all walks of life set against a simple backdrop of changing Newport landmarks including the Transporter Bridge, the Riverfront and The Wave.

Like all great stories the audience sat spellbound as the old woman of 90, a taxi driver, the woman on her first manic trip to Spytty¹s new Tesco, a midwife from the Gwent delivering 14 babies in one shift told us their views of life in our city. They made us laugh and shed a tear because it¹s obvious Josie D¹Arby just loves her hometown. And whether born here or live here or away Newport manages to instill emotion. The Newport Monologues should be seen by everyone because it instills a sense of pride at a time when everyone is knocking us down. It¹s a little bit of history brought to vivid life. Fascinating. Awesome. Go and see it tonight or tomorrow. You won¹t regret it.

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11:58am Sun 30 Sep 12

chris227 says...

i bet that old woman of 90 is absolutely horrified when she walks around the town now half the place boarded up new build brick buildings and tin shacks sat next door to victorian ones the cast of shameless roaming the street. I bet she breaths a sigh of relief that she was born in another generation.
i bet that old woman of 90 is absolutely horrified when she walks around the town now half the place boarded up new build brick buildings and tin shacks sat next door to victorian ones the cast of shameless roaming the street. I bet she breaths a sigh of relief that she was born in another generation. chris227

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